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What Buicks & White Tubs Have in Common

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 27, 2013

What Buicks & White Tubs Have in Common

I learned how to drive in my mother’s blue Buick Century. It wasn’t my idea of a cool car at the time, but it was reliable and roomy – and surprisingly hid dents and scratches fairly well. But who knew the ...

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Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Honda, Volvo and General Motors are working to design changes to make their vehicles safer for pedestrians, according to a report from The Japan Times. Among those changes are breakaway wipers, hoods designed to absorb impact energy and exterior air bags ...

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Toyota forms PAC

John Latta - Mar 11, 2013

Toyota forms PAC

Toyota's North American subsidiary has formed a political action committee. The Center For Public Integrity reports that the Japanese automaker is adding another influence vehicle to its already sizable government outreach operation. The PAC  may raise up to $5,000 per year from eligible company ...

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Daimler Trucks unveils Detroit brand, plus Detroit brand history

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 19, 2011

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled its new Detroit brand at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exposition in Dallas. Developed to encompass all powertrain-related components, the announcement of the new brand is evidence of expedited fruition of Daimler ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

The Reasonable Voices of Business By Kirk Landers General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson caused a brief outbreak of raised eyebrows in the business community last month when he told the Detroit News that he would rather see the U.S. government ...

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Gas-diesel engine combo under development

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 10, 2011

Gas-diesel engine combo under development

It may be hard to believe, but the beloved gasoline engine that powers more than 200 million cars across America every day didn't get its status because it's the most efficient engine. Diesel engines can be more than twice as efficient, ...

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Next up for Cat: excavators in Texas

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Aug 12, 2010

Following back-to-back announcements of two plants in North Carolina -- a new axle assembly plant in Winston-Salem and the expansion of its Sanford, North Carolina, compact equipment factory -- Cat will now build an excavator assembly plant in Victoria, Texas, ...

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GM names new CEO

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 12, 2010

General Motors announced board member Daniel Akerson will replace Edward Whitacre Jr. as the company’s chief executive officer on Sept. 1. Whitacre is the second consecutive CEO to serve for less than a year. Akerson, a GM board member since July ...

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