March 5, 2014 |
United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday it would invest $70 million to add 1,000 propane-powered delivery trucks to its fleet. The trucks, which can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane, will replace gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks used primarily in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma, UPS said. Other states are pending. The vehicles will hit the road by the middle of the year and operations will be completed by early next year, the Atlanta company said. PHOTOS: The 10 wealthiest people in the world UPS said it worked with the Propane Education & Research Council, a nonprofit propane technology incubator, to secure the necessary regulatory certifications. The company had tested 20 such trucks last winter in Georgia before announcing it would expand its fleet.
December 27, 2013 |
Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby. Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on Sunset Boulevard, a high-end liquor store that her parents opened in 1955. It was in the middle of the booming 1950s, the year that Disneyland opened in Anaheim. Long before the days of BevMo and Costco, Michaels' mother handwrote the store's name and address on hundreds of cards and distributed them around the neighborhood.
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April 26, 2013 |
A man went to great lengths to escape officers during a pursuit Friday morning in Northern California, including jumping from a moving car, and changing his clothes. Sacramento police and California Highway Patrol officers chased a man into a south Sacramento neighborhood because the car he was driving was allegedly stolen. The man jumped out of the moving car, and ran into the neighborhood. Officers had to jump into the car to stop it from rolling down the street, according to Fox 40. The man then changed his clothes, and pretended to water the grass at a random home to avoid being spotted.
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April 26, 2013 |
El Monte police officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly stole a delivery truck early Friday morning and was chased into San Gabriel. A bloody sidewalk next to a delivery truck at San Marino Avenue and Leslie Drive marked the spot where the pursuit reached its conclusion about 4:40 a.m. after the driver hit a spike strip. As the driver backed up the truck toward officers, they opened fire, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
August 9, 2012 |
Frito-Lay plans to put 45 more electric delivery trucks on California roads in the coming months, bringing its fleet of such vehicles in the state to 105 by the end of the year. The trucks are made by Smith Electric Vehicles, a private manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., that names its truck models after famous inventors and scientists. Its biggest truck is the Newton while the smaller vehicle is called the Edison. The chip company uses the Newton, which employs Lithium-ion battery cell technology and is designed for urban settings with heavy “stop-and-go” driving.
May 30, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Having traveled across the country in hopes of leading our city's many puck-free sports fans onto the back of the Kings' bandwagon, I have skated into my first stark truth. There is no bandwagon. There are no trumpets, no bass drums, no bunting. On this Stanley Cup Final media day, there is only a bunch of guys in black hoodies, scraggly hair, thick beards and chipped smiles. They speak little about themselves. They speak with reverence about the team. In a variety of soft Canadian accents, they speak not about the pressure of the destination, but the wonders of the trip.