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USPS Unveils Their Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, Will Begin Delivering Mail In 2023

The U.S. Postal Service announced it awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh, WI, based Oshkosh Defense, to manufacture a new generation of U.S.-built postal delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades.

Under the contract’s initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense will finalize the production design of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) — a purpose-built, right-hand-drive vehicle for mail and package delivery — and will assemble 50,000 to 165,000 of them over 10 years. 

The vehicles will be equipped with either fuel-efficient internal combustion engines or battery electric powertrains and can be retrofitted to keep pace with advances in electric vehicle technologies.

The NGDV vehicles will include air conditioning and heating, improved ergonomics, and some of the most advanced vehicle technology — including 360-degree cameras, advanced braking and traction control, air bags, a front- and rear-collision avoidance system that includes visual, audio warning, and automatic braking. The vehicles will also have increased cargo capacity to maximize efficiency and better accommodate higher package volumes stemming from the growth of eCommerce.

The first NGDVs are estimated to appear on carrier routes in 2023.

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How To Determine Fault In A Rear-End Collision

Fault in a rear-end collision can be one of the most difficult types of claims to handle. Even if the driver rear-ended someone else, determining who is at fault can prove very difficult for both insurance companies and accident victims.

If you’re involved in a rear-end collision the instinctive reaction is to assume it’s the other driver’s fault. But this may be false. Sometimes the other driver was at fault, but sometimes not. How is a fault then determined? Read on, and we will fill you in on the basics. 

Comparative Negligence

There is no exact rule for determining fault in a rear-end collision. The guiding principle here is comparative negligence law which states that both parties can be considered negligent even if their degree of negligence varies. Comparative negligence determines how the damages are split between the two parties involved in a rear-end collision and relies on evidence such as witness testimony, police reports, and insurance reports to determine fault.

How Can Fault in a Rear-End Collision Be Determined?

The damage to your vehicle is a vital piece of evidence, but it is not the only evidence that will be required most times. The attorney from your car accident law firm will need to assess the information meticulously to determine the careless conduct of which driver caused the accident. These include:

Witness Testimony

There are a number of ways that you can tell who is at fault in a rear-end collision. The first is witness testimony. If there are other witnesses to the accident, or if someone is recording on a cell phone, you always want to remind them not to discuss the situation until they are interviewed by an accident attorney. This way they will not give the insurance companies information that could be harmful to your case, such as what their opinions are on who was at fault.

Medical Records

If you were involved in a rear-end collision, you are entitled to receive a copy of any medical records related to the accident. Medical records can help to ascertain who was at fault for the accident. Impact and injuries sustained can be analyzed to get the desired result.

Debris on the Road

Often, how debris is scattered around the road can provide valuable clues as to who is at fault. Tire tracks are important details, too.

Cell Phone Records

In a typical rear-end accident case the determining factor of who is at fault comes down to an analysis of the drivers’ actions before the accident. These logs may indicate that a driver was speaking on the phone or sending texts when the collision happened reckless action that may render them responsible for the accident. 

Surveillance Video

If you have been in a rear-end accident, video surveillance footage can be crucial for proving fault in your case, whether against another driver or the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Video surveillance footage can make the difference between winning or losing your case and obtaining full compensation.

When Can a Driver In Back Not Be At Fault?

There are cases in which the driver in the back cannot be held responsible for a rear-end collision. In any of the following cases, the rear end driver may not be to respond or maybe partly responsible:

  • Deficient vehicle design or production issues unexpectedly hinder the driver from stopping. In this scenario, the producer of the vehicle may be the party to blame.
  • Either or both tail lights are not functioning on the car in front.
  • Multiple cars are involved, and another car has forced their vehicle forward.
  • There’s a car stopping in the lane.
  • The front driver accelerated in reverse.
  • The car at the front seems to have a flat tire or other faults, but the driver does not switch the hazard lights on.

Seek the Guidance of a Car Accident Attorney

Your rear-end accident attorney will help guide you through the legal process. The first thing a lawyer will do is discuss a plan for handling your case. Since they have experience with this, they can tell you what to expect and inform you about your options, so you know how to proceed.

In the event of a rear-end collision, there are several elements to determine fault. These elements come in the form of laws that have been put in place to help establish fault and ensure compensation to those who have been involved in an accident. By using the information presented here, you should have a better understanding of how states handle rear-end collisions and what the steps are to determining fault.

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Timothée Chalamet Is Edward Scissorhands’ Son In Cadillac Super Bowl Commercial

Timothée Chalamet stars as Edgar, the son of Edward Scissorhands, and Winona Ryder reprises her role as Kim Boggs. Watch as the all-electric Cadillac LYRIQ helps Edgar take the wheel with a high-tech helping hand. 

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Store Your Trailer With A Custom Cover This Winter

Winter is a time when most trailer owners retire their equipment for the season. After you’ve enjoyed family vacations in an RV trailer, find out how custom fit truck covers and RV covers can protect your investment and keep your equipment safe. Enjoy great prices and tailored covers to fit your motorhome, fifth wheel or other trailer and equipment today.

Where To Find Custom Trailer Covers

Most trailer covers offer a general size and a water resistant material. You’ll need to fight with straps, cords, tie-down points and other inconveniences to get them to fit just right and protect your trailer. If your cover isn’t the right dimensions, there may be an area of your trailer that’s still exposed to snow and ice. High winter winds may rip an improperly secured cover off your trailer, leaving it unprotected and giving you an uncomfortable cover replacement project.

Instead of fighting with a general cover, consider investing in a custom-fit trailer cover. Custom RV trailer equipment covers offer the right dimensions to easily slip around your trailer and protect it from the rain, snow and other elements. Find one online to be sure you’re choosing the right material and fit.

Local auto parts and RV accessory dealers may have a few covers, but they can’t compare to the sheer variety of covers available through an online store. Filter covers based on price, customer rating or other features to find the best one to fit your situation. Narrow down the list of covers for your trailer and use customer ratings and reviews to find the best option.

Once you have a cover, watch a helpful installation video or follow the included instructions. This allows you to easily wrap your trailer with minimal risk and maximum protection.

How To Clean Your Trailer Cover

It’s important to clean your RV frequently, particularly before storing it. This protects your trailer from rust, corrosion, fading paint and other maintenance issues. However, most RV owners forget that their cover also needs routine cleaning. Don’t put a dirty cover on your trailer or wear out your cover after just a few years of use, but follow these cleaning steps for a long-lasting, reliable protective device for your trailer.

First, only use water to clean your cover. Soap can damage the protective coating on a custom trailer cover. If there’s dirt or other stubborn spots on your cover, use a soft brush to gently scrub it. Never put a trailer cover in the dryer, but always line dry it. Be sure your cover is completely dry before use. Once your cover is fully dry and your trailer is washed and dried, it’s time to install your cover using the included instructions.

Shop for a reliable RV cover, truck cover and inflatable car cover to cover all your indoor and outdoor storage needs. Protect all of your vehicles and equipment from the worst weather effects in your area. Find affordable covers designed to fit your exact length of trailer and make and model of vehicle for convenient, professional protection during the winter.

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Accelerate Into The Adrenaline-Fuelled World of Endurance Racing With The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”

Today, the LEGO Group reveal the latest model to line up on the grid, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”. Having delivered prestigious wins for the Prancing Horse in the world’s toughest endurance races, the racetrack icon is replicated in minute detail to encapsulate the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart.

This racing car model is packed with authentic features and beautiful design elements making it a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. The fierce looking model features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to help the model truly come alive. Original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paintjob add the perfect finish to this epic model. 

  

Designed to help LEGO fans and those who love motor racing experience the thrills of life in the fast lane, this 48cm (19 in) long racing model is crafted from 1,677 LEGO Technic elements making it a rewarding and absorbing build for older builders aged 18+ who love endurance racing, motorsport and Ferrari cars. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from January 1st 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at $169.99.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.  

Features:

– Immerse yourself in the exciting world of endurance racing, creating your own displayable LEGO® Technic™ model version of the iconic Ferrari 488 GTE racing car.

– Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and functioning steering wheel.

– With original race stickers and a faithful color scheme, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) will take pride of place in the home or office of any motorsport fan.

– Model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide.

– Easily explore all the details packed inside, thanks to the opening doors and hood.

– This set comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.

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Tesla Tequila

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer has released an unexpected new product this month…

Tesla Tequila is billed as a premium 100% de agave Anejo tequila that matured in French oak barrels. Nosotros is the producer, and the spirit is packaged inside clear, lightning bolt-shaped bottles. 

The tequila sells for $250 per bottle and is expected to ship before the end of the year.

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Warner Bros. Animation Announce Preschool Action-Adventure Comedy Series Batwheels In Production For Cartoon Network & HBO Max

Buckle up and put on your capes! Warner Bros. Animation is beginning production on Batwheels, a preschool animated action-adventure comedy series starring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe. The upcoming series will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max.

They are a team of incredible crimefighters who have banded together to oppose evil, combat crime and clean up the streets of Gotham City. They are…okay, they’re NOT Batman and Robin. They’re the Batwheels – an awesome group of sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles defending Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl and a host of DC Super Heroes.

Having just been created by the Batcomputer, our heroes are essentially kids with little to no life experience. Led by Bam (The Batmobile), the Batwheels – Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing) and Buff (The Bat Truck) – must navigate the growing pains of being a newly formed super team as well as the growing pains that come with just being a kid. This relatable and aspirational series will follow the journey of this dynamic team as they thrill and entertain with their heroic adventures as well as demonstrate to kids the value of self-confidence, friendship and teamwork.

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How To Sell A Damaged Car For The Most Money

Yes, it is possible to get cold hard cash for a damaged car. Read on to learn how to sell a damaged car for top dollar here.

Do you have a damaged car that you’re trying to get rid of?

Selling a car that’s in less than ideal shape, especially if you’re trying to get decent money for it. It can take weeks or even months to find a buyer if you’ve never done this before. Fortunately, we’re here to give you some advice.

Today, we’re going to tell you how to sell a damaged car without working too hard. Damage can come in many forms, some of which are relatively minor and easy for buyers to overlook, while others ruin the value of your car. Follow this guide and you’ll get cold hard cash for your old car that you can put towards something new.

Repair What You Can

Learning how to sell a damaged car starts with understanding what is worth fixing and what isn’t. The better the condition of the car when you go to sell, the more money you’ll be able to get, but you never want to invest in large-scale repairs just to turn around and sell the vehicle.

Instead, repair what you can to increase the value of the car and leave it at that. If you advertise the car as being in need of specific repairs, then you can have honest negotiations with interested buyers. For BMW repair services like oil changes, tire changes, maintenance and more, Dealer Service Alternative in Orlando has you covered.

Get Ads Up Online

If you’re aiming at selling the car on your own, then you need to get some ads up online. Using your local listings site (Craigslist, Auto Trader, etc.) should give you the perfect platform so that people actually see the ad.

When making a car for sale ad, there are a couple of things that you should focus on. First, you need to have lots of detailed, high-quality photos of the car. Not only should they make the car look enticing, but they should zero in on the problem areas as well.

The other important thing is how you write the ad. Don’t refer to it as a “damaged car”, but highlight the positive aspects of it so that it sounds like a worthwhile investment. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t mention the damage, because it’s important also, to be honest with buyers.

One more thing to note is setting a realistic price. If you’re not sure what to sell the car for, then just do a bit of research on your own to find out what similar makes and models with similar damage typically go for. You don’t want to set it too high because it’ll turn off buyers, but you don’t want to set it too low and miss out on more money.

Junk Car Buyers

The easiest way to get rid of a damaged vehicle is by selling it to a company that specializes in junk cars. These companies are great because they’ll give you a quick estimate on your car, then they’ll arrange to have it picked up and taken away.

All you really have to do is go online or pick up the phone, give them accurate information, then have the title ready for transfer when they arrive. They leave with the car and you get cold hard cash.

It’s Worthwhile to Sell a Damaged Car

Now that you know how to sell a damaged car, you can decide which method you prefer and get rid of that thing once and for all. Just because your car is damaged doesn’t mean that you won’t get any money for it. Putting in the time will pay off in the end.

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Used Cars 101: Does The Lemon Law Apply To Used Cars?

Are you looking to buy a used car? Here is everything you need to know to answer the question, “Does lemon law apply to used cars?”

40 million used cars are sold worldwide each year, according to a recent study in Automotive News. People are choosing to opt-out of spending a minimum of $30,000 on a brand new car, and instead, purchase something used, but practical.

Of course, there are risks when buying any car, and this risk increases with used cars.

The lemon law, a law that protects consumer’s rights, is most commonly used with new cars. You may be wondering then, does lemon law apply to used cars?

Luckily for you, it’s possible it does, and you could be missing out on benefits if you own a defective used car and aren’t aware of the lemon law. Read on to learn more used car buying tips and the perks you could be receiving!

Does Lemon Law Apply to Used Cars?

Lemon laws are federal and state consumer protection laws, which were created to give rights to consumers in regards to product warranties and defective goods.

If the defect is deemed irreparable, the manufacturer must replace the car or give a full refund. It most often comes into play when a defective car requires manufacturer repairs on a specific part multiple times.

Almost all new cars come with manufacturer warranties that leave little up for interpretation, so these cars are always protected by lemon laws. When buying a used car, the warranties and legal protections might not be as apparent.

Many states have enacted new laws to protect used cars because so many have proved to have defects. This generally depends on how old the car is and how much mileage it has on it. However, it’s also possible that your used car is protected by certain warranties no matter how used it is.

What to Do If You Have a Lemon

There is nothing more frustrating than buying a used car, just to have it break down on you the next day and turn into a lemon car.

With lemon laws, if your used defective car was sold with a written warranty, you most likely qualify for a refund or replacement. This could be a manufacturer’s warranty or a warranty from the dealer you purchased it from.

Lemon laws differ with each state, and this is especially true when applying it to used cars.

In California, lemon laws can apply to used cars even when they are outside of their warranty, as long as the defect happened within the warranty time period. This is not true for all states, and the easiest thing to do is to contact lemon law lawyers, which often require no upfront fees and can generally get you attorney fee refunds if your used car qualifies.

Your Next Steps

If you are researching to buy a used vehicle, you can feel more at ease knowing the answer to the question, “Does lemon law apply to used cars?” and you will have some legal protections. Make sure your vehicle comes with a warranty that is valid for a least a year, and that your state recognizes used car lemon laws.

If you already own a lemon car, contact your lemon law professionals and research your current warranties. Log any repairs you’ve had to make, when they occurred, and what the age and mileage of your car.

If you live in a state with expansive lemon law protections, you just might get a nice refund or replacement vehicle. Check out our other posts for more informative lifestyle tips!

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This Batmobile Is Covered In 16,000 Swarovski Crystals And Costs $8,900

Batman and Swarovski fans alike will love this detailed representation of the legendary Batmobile ($8,900). In this black vehicle, DC’s hero roams the streets of Gotham City, defending the city and its inhabitants. Only 200 pieces of this special Limited Edition are available worldwide. It is embellished with over 16,000 hand-set crystals using the Pointiage technique, creating a sparkling, exclusive look. Black rubber tires and polished metal details complete the refined design. 

An amazing gift for Batman and DC fans and collectors. Please note that this is a decorative object and not a toy.

More info HERE.

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