November 2012

Damage from Hurricane Sandy could help economy, auto industry

(November 6, 2012) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Once life starts to return to normal for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the auto industry could see an extra bump from those who delayed purchases or need to replace vehicles, reports, the premier resource for automotive information.

Does the car you drive indicate how you'll vote?

(November 4, 2012) LOS ANGELES — A new survey from Total Car Score suggests a relationship between what people drive and how they'll vote on Election Day. A Facebook survey of more than 600 participants from across the U.S., identified as either Democrats/Liberals or Republicans/Conservatives, allowed respondents to select the type of vehicle they drive, revealing clear differences in the driving preferences for each political orientation.

Consumers Digest names its 2013 'automotive best buys'

(November 2, 2012) DEERFIELD, Ill. — Thirty-five vehicles and eight companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest for the 2013 model year. The ratings span 12 categories: Subcompact Cars, Compact Cars, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Small Pickups, Full-size Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids.

More women sought for transport industry

(November 1, 2012) The transport industry is still a male-dominated sector, despite of the shortage of drivers and calls for increased equality. However, in different parts of the world, there are crusaders who are working to bring about change and Ellen Voie is one of them.

Her organization, Women in Trucking, with the support of Volvo Trucks, has helped to ensure that there are more female truck drivers in the United States than in many other countries.