Auto Theives Steal 7 series BMW from Detroit Auto Show

Posted in January 14th, 2011
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Caught this on NPR this morning, had to share it! Two men in Detroit, drove away with $140,000, 7 series BMW, according to local media reports. As the car was being loaded onto a car carrier, the two men leaped in and drove away. There was more said on the radio, this theft was near [...]

Traffic cameras in Missouri

Posted in January 13th, 2011
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Commissioners in Missouri are reading the effects of 88 red-light cameras installed on state highways to demonstrate that the traffic cameras reduce serious injuries and fatalities, even if they cause more fender benders as drivers brake for red lights. Drivers on these major roads, like our MO auto transport drivers. The new policy requires that [...]

Cameras for the Big Apple, Snowstorm in Alabama

Posted in January 10th, 2011
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This week in automotive news: The City of New York wants to catch and ticket speeders, and is lobbying Albany to allow the installation of 40 speeding cameras at high-risk intersections in the city. Surveillance cameras require the approval of the state legislature; they have already sanctioned the use of cameras to catch people going [...]

Mexican Trucks to be Allowed Into U.S.

Posted in January 7th, 2011
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After years of wrangling and negotiations, one of the planks of NAFTA is nearing implementation – rules that would allow Mexican trucks, driven by Mexican truckers, on American highways. A three-year pilot program will seek to address emissions standards, vehicle safety and driver training in American traffic law. The rules would allow Mexican vehicles to [...]

New Resources for Car Buyers

Posted in January 5th, 2011
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We have just added three useful articles to our site to make your visit more informative and effective. For people considering buying an RV, we have a writeup on RV financing. If you need heavy motorized equipment and aren’t sure whether you should pay cash or try to get financing, there is the article on [...]

Yvonne Burke joins California Transport Commission

Posted in January 4th, 2011
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In one of the last acts during the dying gasps of his governorship, outgoing California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed long-time civil servant Yvonne Burke to the California Transportation Commission. The 78 year old Burke first took government office in 1967, when she was elected to the California State Assembly. The Assembly couldn’t contain her passion, [...]

Byzantine New Rules on Truck Driver Hours from FMSCA

Posted in January 3rd, 2011
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the body at the U.S. Department of Transportation that, among other things, drafts rules on how many hours truck drivers are allowed to spend behind the wheel, is considering further revisions to its policies. Long-range rig drivers in the United States are typically paid by the mile. The [...]