This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Cadillac introduces the latest addition to its lineup, the ’20 CT4 sport sedan, another step in the restructuring of its car lineup in a bid to give models more wiggle room in terms of size and pricing. The compact-size CT4 will slot beneath the CT5 midsize sport sedan, introduced earlier this year, and range-topping CT6 large sedan. Built off a new General Motors rear-wheel-drive platform with available all-wheel-drive, the CT4 follows Cadillac’s new trim walk with Luxury models at the entry point, followed by tonier Premium Luxury and performance-oriented Sport editions. A high-performance CT4-V also will be made available. Available for orders later this year, the CT4 will receive GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving as available equipment in 2020. Super Cruise, a key Cadillac technology, currently is available only on the CT6. Motivation for the CT4 will come though a pair of turbocharged engines, starting with a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline di...

FMCSA grants Groendyke exemption for brake-actuated, pulsing lamp

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Groendyke Transport, of Enid OK, recently was granted a limited five-year exemption to allow use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp on its trailers in addition to the steady-burning brake lamps required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the exemption took effect April 26, 2019 and runs through April 26, 2024. Brian Gigoux, Groendyke Transport vice-president of equipment and maintenance, welcomed the FMCSA announcement, saying: “We are very pleased that FMCSA has granted us this trailer brake light exemption. Our data shows that it has played a significant role in decreasing the number of rear-end collisions due to distracted driving. This is not just a win for Groendyke Transport; it’s a win for the safety of the motoring public.” FMCSA officials said the agency had determined that placing a brake-activated pulsating lamp, in addition to the required steady...