Month: August 2018

31 Aug by admin

Children older than 2 can remain in rear-facing car seats

Parents, take note: A group of pediatricians said Thursday that it will remove age milestones from its car seat policy statement guidelines for children riding in vehicles. Now, instead of stating that children should be seated in rear-facing seats until the age of 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics said that parents should consider the […]
31 Aug by admin

Buying a truck isn’t as simple as it used to be

I’m sure I’m not alone in the dilemma I currently face. I have a truck that I’m still paying for, yet it’s costing me almost as much as my payments in repairs. Owing to a number of factors, this is much more of a problem than it used to be. I bought the truck when […]
31 Aug by admin

The evolution of the powertrain

When it comes to the mechanical components that move a truck, it used to be about one thing – generating power. For a variety of reasons, the powertrain of today is much different from what you would get 20 years ago. Advanced technologies, environmental concerns, government regulations, and the desire to save on fuel costs […]
31 Aug by admin

California Legislature passes controversial dealer-backed bill

A wide-ranging bill that the California New Car Dealers Association says will strengthen laws for franchised dealers has passed the California Assembly and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. On Thursday, the California Assembly unanimously approved the legislation, concurring with amendments that had been made in the state Senate. The California Legislature is set […]
31 Aug by admin

Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 2

THE STORY SO FAR Mark travels to New Mexico for a load back to Canada. While he’s there, another driver shows up for a load to Los Angeles. The driver looks Mexican and the shipper was expecting someone white and tells the driver there is no longer any load. Mark offers his load to the […]
31 Aug by admin

Richanda Rhoden, a Fascinating Painter Whose Work Was Rarely Shown in Her Lifetime

The judge’s daughter, the sculptor’s wife, the elegant neighbor—like many women of her generation, Richanda Rhoden was largely defined by her relationships. But I suspect that she introduced herself as an artist. For decades, Rhoden painted almost every day. After she began using a wheelchair near the end of her life—she died in 2016, just […]
31 Aug by admin

Citing Trump tariffs, Ford cancels China-built Focus Active crossover for US

Ford Motor Company quickly axed from its U.S. lineup a small crossover based on its global-market Focus, telling reporters Friday that it won’t import the car from China next year. The automaker said that its decision to renege on previously announced plans to ship the Ford Focus Active crossover from Asia was based on 25-percent […]
31 Aug by admin

Vettel fastest in 2nd practice session at Italian GP

AP Updated 5:28 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari teammates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were fastest in the second practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday. Their speed in the afternoon will give Ferrari further encouragement it can end an eight-year wait for a win in its home race. […]