The Automotive Industrial Partnership

The UK’s automotive manufacturing industry is thriving but to ensure we remain globally competitive, having a highly skilled and adaptable workforce is critical.

The Automotive Industrial Partnership was established by the Automotive Council in 2014, bringing together leading automotive companies and government to ensure the UK’s automotive sector has the pipeline of skills talent it needs now and for the future.

Employers collaborating and driving the Partnership include Bentley, BMW, Ford, GKN, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and employer-led skills organisation Semta are also involved.

Our Priorities

Our priorities are aligned to those in the government’s automotive industrial strategy and range from attracting more young people to careers in the industry, to supporting upskilling, progression and talent retention.

Find more about our key achievements and activities by viewing our infographic and YouTube channel.

Developing a range of programmes to

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10:30pm

PRESS….

  • Dirt Monthly Magazine)Dirt Monthly Magazine
    Goes Online Only, No Charge! Great news, Dirt Monthly readers! The
    magazine, effective immediately, will be going online exclusively
    for the February through June issues to better reach our readers as
    the country adjusts to the challenges of dealing with the
    coronavirus. The magazine will be now posted at
    www.dirtmonthly.com. The
    February issue is already online as we continue to finish, and
    rework, parts of the March issue. The magazine will be online and
    free to all. All current subscriptions to Dirt Monthly will be
    temporarily suspended and will resume

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Vehicle Interface – OpenXC

The Vehicle Interface (VI) is piece of hardware that connects
to the car’s CAN bus, translates proprietary CAN messages to the standard
OpenXC message format and sends the output over USB, Bluetooth,
or 3G/Ethernet/WiFi to a host device.

The OBD-II port has one standard pin pair for a single CAN bus, but many
automakers expose other buses on additional, non-standard pin pairs. For this
documentation, we’ll use this nomenclature:

OBD-II Pin Pair OpenXC Bus Name Other common name
6 (+) and 14 (-) CAN1 CAN high / CAN low from ISO 15765-4 and SAE-J2284
3 (+) and 11 (-) CAN2-1 Ford secondary, Chrysler CCD
1 (+) and 8/9 (-)* CAN2-2 Ford: infotainment, GM: J2411
* If available, Pin 8 on Ford B, C platforms and Pin 9 on Ford D platforms. This is typically not available.

Most vehicle data is available from CAN1, and all vehicle interfaces connect
to that

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Modern Transportation | Innovative Logistics

Since 1987 Modern Transportation has served numerous material and chemical providers, energy producers and industrial manufacturers.  We have built, among all of them, a reputation for being a carrier of choice – for implementing supply chain solutions that work, successfully, in mission-critical production environments.

Our ability to serve sophisticated customers in high-demand environments is a result of our commitment to safety, our understanding of our customers and their needs, our application of technology and innovative operations, and our culture of honesty and respect.

Throughout our history, these efforts have produced some of the most meaningful recognition from industry bodies in the Transportation Sector: partner status in the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, Modern’s third consecutive SmartWay® Excellence Award, bestowed by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Great West’s (the Trucking Industry’s leading insurance provider) Platinum Safety Award – our 9th consecutive 

responsiblecareNACD

Thank you

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Auto Repair Basics | FTC Consumer Information

The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It’s also important to know how to choose a good mechanic, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. This kind of information may help you keep a lid on mechanical mistakes.

Repair Information

How to Choose a Repair Shop

What should I look for when choosing a repair shop?

  • Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for a repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision.
  • Shop around by phone and online for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs.
  • Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General’s office or local
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Auto Detailing: Secrets Of The Experts

We all love our cars. And perhaps our proudest moment is when the car is
new and looks its best. A car, however, is not like a painting which
serves its purpose in a controlled and safe environment. It is subjected
to all sorts of abuses including the sun, dirt, and smog, all of which
can affect the best automobile. But you can keep your car in new
condition just like a painting protected in a museum. This WebCars!
“Auto Detailing: Secrets of the Experts” site will show you how.



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Five Steps to keep your car looking its best.

1. Avoid scratches as much as possible

We start with scratches. Why? Because they are the biggest enemy to your
car’s finish. And avoiding scratches is the secret to keeping your car
looking good. Dirt and grime, rubbed in while washing or drying,
will act like sandpaper and dull your

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Transportation One

If you ask him how he made it happen, Teets credits a foundation of hard work and a drive to learn from the best – including his grandfather, a successful entrepreneur, and his alma mater, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

He’s laid the foundation and now wants Transportation One to grow bigger, faster and stronger, with investments in talent and technology at the core of his strategy to maintain exponential growth.

Since Transportation One’s first day, it grew twenty times larger by revenue. With that sort of exponential growth, sustainability is paramount. Along with cultivating a top-notch workforce, Teets sees technology as a core investment vehicle for Transportation One.

Teets’ early-adoption of proprietary technology will sustainably accelerate the next phase of the business and ensure it remains at the top of the freight industry.

“We are scaling the organization with some of the best talent in the industry

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ISP: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Major Jon E. Smithers

The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both state and federal regulations (FMCSR’s) on all commercial motor vehicles. Our major tasks include conducting Safety Inspections, New Entrant Safety Audits, and Compliance Reviews to ensure compliance with equipment and hours-of-service regulations. The division is also tasked with enforcing Indiana’s size and weight laws and ensure that commercial carriers are properly registered and paying their fair share of fuel tax dollars. We assist in the investigation of commercial vehicle crashes (post-crash inspections) and manage the annual school bus inspection program.

 

Goals and Mission:

The goals of the division are to reduce the number of CMV crashes, and therefore the number of injuries, and fatalities related to CMV crashes. As well as, to reduce the damage to Indiana’s highways and bridges caused by overweight vehicles (for every ten percent increase in vehicle weight the

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Rocky Mountain Automotive Press – REPORTING THE AUTOMOTIVE NEWS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN & WESTERN REGION

Join RMAP or Renew membership today!

Annual 2019 RMAP dues for journalists are $50 (before Feb 1, 2019) and $65 (after Feb 1, 2019). This helps support our association and is your entry to numerous professional-enrichment opportunities organized through and via RMAP.

These include dinners and press events surrounding the Denver Auto Show, the chance to take the wheel of great new vehicles on and off road at the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience – RMDE, RMAP Holiday party, and other automotive events throughout the year.

RMAP also helps promote this region’s journalists to automakers, who decide which vehicles to release to the local press fleets. Your participation and support make it all happen.

If you are a new member, please Sign Up and use the PayPal option below to pay your annual dues. You will receive an email from us when your membership is approved.  If it’s not approved, your

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Car Insurance Rates – Get Free Auto Insurance Quotes Online

Car Insurance Rates is your ultimate online resource for auto insurance. We provide company reviews, vehicle purchasing advice, claims help, valuable information on all types of policies, and more!

Let’s face it. You have to insure your vehicle, and sometimes the process of choosing the right policy can be pretty overwhelming. Fortunately for you, we’re here to help! This website provides you with important information on types of policies and outlines the most important terms that you should be familiar with before you buy. If you’re in the process of switching companies, understanding what you’re paying for ensures that when you switch, you’re not lowering your coverage, just your rates!

Still Not Sure? Each day, thousands of drivers and drivers-to-be are saving money through lower premiums and better coverage; you could be too! Switching away from your current high-priced broker is as easy as filling out a short form and

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