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by DAN LYONS | July 4, 2004
With gas prices near historic highs in the U.S., many people are feeling the pinch. That's especially true as we head into the vacation season, when most Americans do most of their driving. The prospect of pricey fill-ups threatens to turn this into the summer of our discontent. High gas prices hit hardest the vehicles that are least fuel efficient. That description applies to two of the most popular forms of transportation in this country - pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
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by DAN LYONS/Motor Matters | February 4, 2005
Here's the dilemma: How do you get the utility of a sport-utility vehicle, without the futility of poor mileage? Jeep's latest take on this target reaches across the pond for its inspiration. For years, Europeans have had gas prices that are even harder for Americans to understand than the French's fondness for Jerry Lewis. One way they've dealt with the problem is by driving diesels. For 2005, Jeep becomes the first automaker to offer a diesel in a midsize SUV in the North American market.
NEWS
June 8, 2006
A diesel running air compressor caught fire this morning shortly before 9 on property off Baltimore Street where the Hagerstown Housing Authority plans to build a home for the elderly, said Ted Shankle, executive director of the housing authority. Contractors were performing test drilling for the piece of property where the building will be erected, behind what was known as the H.L. Mills property near Potomac Towers, he said. Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Justin Mayhue said six firefighters put out the fire within about 10 minutes.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
Truck Enterprises Hagerstown, Inc., 18216 Maugans Ave., will host a display of Kenworth's new medium duty diesel-electric hybrid utility truck Dec. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The truck's visit to the local dealership, located at Exit 9 off Interstate 81, is part of a series of stops at Kenworth dealerships throughout the United States. The purpose of the tour is to show the latest technology available for municipalities and truck fleets interested in being "green" by cutting down on the emissions coming from their trucks and cutting their expenditure on diesel fuel.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Mack Trucks GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mack Trucks Inc. diesel engines have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to meet the near-zero emissions standards that take effect in January. The Mack MP7 and MP8 engines are now recognized to meet the strictest diesel emissions standards in the world. Mack is the first truck manufacturer to have its heavy-duty diesel engines certified for 2010 by both EPA and CARB. Mack Trucks Inc. is part of the Volvo Group.
NEWS
July 12, 2000
Governors spurn substance in favor of political sniping Like a bratty child who just won't be shushed, the "blame game" version of presidential politics elbowed its way onto center stage last Saturday at the opening of the National Governor's Conference, though neither one of the major party contenders was in attendance. When will they learn that rhetoric is less important than real accomplishment? To his credit, Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening tried to steer the talk back to the real issues, including the link between technology and economic growth and education's importance in preparing young people for a high-tech future.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
Hybrid vehicles are all the rage today. A shopper can find almost any kind of personal motor vehicle in hybrid form, ranging from ultra-small economy cars to full-size SUVs and pickups. Those modest-sized hybrids, relatively speaking, could well be joined by some significantly larger cousins: Class A motor homes. Winnebago and Fleetwood are now showing concept-vehicle hybrid Class A motor homes - and these concepts present some exciting new possibilities for RVers. Both the Winnebago Adventurer (www.
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Week of March 6, 1955 Two-year-old David Burkett is an ardent television fan. He wanted his grandmother, Elizabeth Burkett, to turn on the set when he got up this morning, but Mrs. Burkett decided against it so early in the morning. That made David mad. He waited until his grandmother went outdoors for a moment, then he locked the door. She could see David perched on a chair and the television going full blast. He didn't pay any attention to his grandmother rapping on the window.
NEWS
by JEFF JOHNSTON/Motor Matters | June 18, 2004
Long-time campers may be familiar with the Westphalia name as the builders of pop-top VW-van-based camping conversions. Airstream has tapped that company to produce the Westphalia Sprinter class B motorhome based on the new Dodge Sprinter full-size van. Since Westphalia is a German company, many of the Westphalia's features reflect European-style RV design as opposed to typical American-built practice. Naturally, Airstream has a lot of say in the rig's overall design, but the German influence shows through.
NEWS
April 20, 2008
Ecton-Remsburg Kara Renee Remsburg and William Atlee Ecton Jr. were married on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Robert Kennedy Memorial Church in Welsh Run, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Ronald Remsburg, and Larry and Pamela McCauley of Williamsport. The bridegroom is the son of William and Tina Ecton of Greencastle, Pa. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown and a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in criminal justice.
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January 16, 2013
Northbound U.S. 15 at Md. 550 in Thurmont was closed Wednesday morning due to a diesel fuel spill from a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said in a news release. The incident took place at about 4:36 a.m., police said. About 40 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the tractor-trailer's saddle tank, the release said. Units from area fire companies and the State Highway Administration were at the scene, and Maryland Environmental Protection was en route, according to police.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 13, 2012
After more than a week, life is returning to normal for Franklin County, Pa., residents who suffered one of the worst storms to hit southcentral Pennsylvania in recent memory. Dave Brindle, owner of Brindle's Auto Body, 7318 Village Lane in St. Thomas, is picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy nearly destroyed his business. “It's worse than we thought, but we're rebuilding. It's going to take a little longer than we thought,” Brindle said on Thursday. It could be the end of the month until the business is ready to work on cars again, he said.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
One set of fuel pumps at the Sheetz gas station and convenience store at the intersection of South Potomac Street (Md. 65) and Oak Ridge Drive south of Hagerstown is roped off. Four of the eight pumps in that set are being converted to dispense both diesel fuel and gasoline, said Donald Coggins of Jones & Frank Petroleum Equipment Specialists, the firm contracted to work on the project. In order to convert the pumps, Coggins said that underground kerosene line must be be replaced by a diesel line.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Thirty gallons of fuel spilled at a diesel fuel pump Monday afternoon at 11633 Greencastle Pike, Sgt. Wesley Loveless of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway said. The incident happened at a Pilot Travel Center just off Interstate 70 at Exit 24. When firefighters arrived on the scene, Loveless said the fuel was already going down the drain at the pump. "That was good because it prevents runoff, which could cause the oil to get in the water system and the plants," he said.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 1, 2011
The slow lane of westbound Interstate 68, west of Hancock, reopened Sunday morning after a fuel spill was cleaned up, according to Washington County Emergency Services. A  part on a tractor-trailer broke off and hit the fuel tank, rupturing the tank and causing it to spill diesel, a 911 supervisor said Sunday morning. The incident was reported at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, the 911 supervisor said. The lane reopened around 10:40 a.m. Washington County Special Operations, which is a hazardous-materials unit, as well as firefighters from Hancock and Allegany County, helped clean up the spill, the 911 supervisor said.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Mack Trucks GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mack Trucks Inc. diesel engines have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to meet the near-zero emissions standards that take effect in January. The Mack MP7 and MP8 engines are now recognized to meet the strictest diesel emissions standards in the world. Mack is the first truck manufacturer to have its heavy-duty diesel engines certified for 2010 by both EPA and CARB. Mack Trucks Inc. is part of the Volvo Group.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | September 16, 2009
More than 800 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen on two separate days this week from a construction site at the intersection of Downsville Pike and Rench Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The first theft was reported Monday morning when workers went to the site and found 630 gallons of diesel fuel was missing, Lt. Mark Knight said Wednesday. Another 230 gallons of diesel fuel was reported missing from the site Tuesday morning, Knight said. Knight said police think the thefts are related and that the second theft probably occurred because the perpetrators found the site was an easy target for fuel theft.
NEWS
August 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A locomotive holding 100 gallons of diesel fuel began leaking fuel Monday night at a CSX facility behind the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum along Burhans Boulevard, a 911 dispatcher said. Randy Myers, battalion chief with the Hagerstown Fire Department, said "a lot of fuel" flowed on to the ground. He said the Maryland Department of the Environment and a CSX hazardous materials team were dealing with the spill. Workers transferred as much fuel as they could to another locomotive and a container, Myers said.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
Hybrid vehicles are all the rage today. A shopper can find almost any kind of personal motor vehicle in hybrid form, ranging from ultra-small economy cars to full-size SUVs and pickups. Those modest-sized hybrids, relatively speaking, could well be joined by some significantly larger cousins: Class A motor homes. Winnebago and Fleetwood are now showing concept-vehicle hybrid Class A motor homes - and these concepts present some exciting new possibilities for RVers. Both the Winnebago Adventurer (www.
NEWS
By MALCOLM GUNN / Wheelbase Communications | December 15, 2008
The affordable diesel passenger car is back, but in some ways - good ways - you would never know it. The 2009 Jetta TDI has the low-speed power of diesel, but with nearly the same driving refinement of a gasoline engine. Really, the only way you'll know this is a diesel is by the "TDI" badge. This new "clean diesel" wears the same logo as the previous version that disappeared last year, but it boasts a host of new features that put it in a very unique position as the only mainstream diesel family car. Luxury brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are also entering the diesel market with their own low-emission models, but VW offers similar technology at a considerably lower price.
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