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January 19, 2024
Daimler Truck, TORC select Aeva to supply advanced CMV 4D LiDAR

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Aeva and Daimler Truck AG have jointly announced that Daimler Truck selected Aeva as the supplier of long and ultra-long-range LiDAR for its series production autonomous commercial vehicle program. According to the announcement, the selection represents Aeva’s first major automotive OEM production design win and is the result of multiple years […]

January 19, 2024
Hybrid Cars Make a Comeback Amidst Electric Vehicle Sales Slowdown

The battle between electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids represents more than just a trend; it’s a pivotal shift that heralds a new chapter in transportation. Competition between electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars is intensifying, presenting a complex array of challenges and opportunities that are reshaping the industry. As automakers like Ford, Kia, and Toyota […]

January 18, 2024
Troopers: Sturgis tow truck driver killed in Indiana crash

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Ind. (WOOD) — Indiana troopers say a tow truck driver from Sturgis was killed in a crash Thursday. It happened around 9:40 a.m. in Indiana’s LaGrange County, at mile marker 114.2 on the Indiana Toll Road, according to the Indiana State Police. Troopers say crews were on scene because of a previous […]

January 18, 2024
Tow companies, auto shops slammed

The brutally cold temperatures are causing issues for many car owners. Tow companies and auto shops are slammed right now, trying to keep up with drivers who are seeking help.A WISN 12 News crew was on the scene as Mark Salentine, general manager for Ray's Towing, Inc., worked to tow a stalled semi-truck. It was […]

January 17, 2024
Help keep tow truck drivers safe during Western Montana’s winter weather

MISSOULA — While you are driving around, you might see police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances that are still operating even during the snow. There's another emergency service vehicle that is not seen as much or as often — tow trucks. Most tow truck companies have been working nearly 24 hours a day, seven days […]

January 17, 2024
People of Strathmore experiencing long wait times for AMA roadside assistance - StrathmoreNow.com

Alberta Motor Association (AMA) is experiencing some extended wait time due to a higher-than-usual volume of calls.  "If you’re at the roadside and require service, please stay safe and try to get somewhere warm. Once you are safe, contact us to look after your vehicle," it says on the AMA website. In cases of extreme […]

January 17, 2024
Cold Snap: EV Owners Face Reduced Range, Longer Charging Times

Much of the continental United States is shivering under an arctic blast. It’s 8 degrees in Chicago and 15 in Atlanta. Much of the country will see little relief for a week. You wouldn’t let your car run out of gas in this scenario. If you’re driving an electric car, you must be even more […]

January 17, 2024
Innovative Towing Safety Tech - The BRAKE Report

In the world of towing and trailering, safety remains a paramount concern, and the Lippert Difference in this realm is both evident and impactful. Lippert’s trailblazing anti-lock braking system (ABS), specifically engineered for trailers, marks a significant leap in towing safety technology. Key Highlights: Advanced ABS Technology: Lippert’s system integrates seamlessly with trailer brakes, enhancing […]

January 16, 2024
Local tow truck companies seeing increased calls for service amid recent weather | Waterloo

WATERLOO, IOWA (KWWL) - The past couple of weeks have seen some intense winter weather with snow storms and treacherous temperatures.  According to Valley Wide Towing and Recovery, the past couple weeks have been the busiest for the entire season. Drivers have been working long hours and responding to multiple calls from drivers who are […]

January 16, 2024
Long wait times for roadside assistance because of extreme cold

Since the extreme cold began on January 11th CAA Roadside Assistance has had about 4,000 requests to help with battery boosts, tows, lock outs, fuel and air delivery for tires. Spokesperson Christine Niemczyk advises CAA members who have requested help by phone, online or through the app are being managed as quickly as possible. She apologizes for […]

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