Truck – SOC USA http://www.soc-usa.org/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:45:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.soc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-26-150x150.png Truck – SOC USA http://www.soc-usa.org/ 32 32 Truck catches fire along Keppel Road, motorists are advised to carry a fire extinguisher in the vehicle http://www.soc-usa.org/truck-catches-fire-along-keppel-road-motorists-are-advised-to-carry-a-fire-extinguisher-in-the-vehicle/ http://www.soc-usa.org/truck-catches-fire-along-keppel-road-motorists-are-advised-to-carry-a-fire-extinguisher-in-the-vehicle/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:45:09 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/truck-catches-fire-along-keppel-road-motorists-are-advised-to-carry-a-fire-extinguisher-in-the-vehicle/ Singapore – The importance of keeping a fire extinguisher in a vehicle in an emergency was recently highlighted on social media after a motorist helped a burning truck along Keppel Road. A Brian Ong took to Facebook Friday (September 17) to share a road incident involving a fire. Mr Ong was driving along Keppel Road […]]]>

Singapore – The importance of keeping a fire extinguisher in a vehicle in an emergency was recently highlighted on social media after a motorist helped a burning truck along Keppel Road.

A Brian Ong took to Facebook Friday (September 17) to share a road incident involving a fire.

Mr Ong was driving along Keppel Road when he saw a tower of black smoke billowing from the side of the road.

As he passed the area, he saw a burning truck. Mr. Ong quickly parked his vehicle nearby and retrieved his fire extinguisher from the car.

“The poor guy was frantically removing his goods from the truck,” Mr. Ong said when he saw the driver pull boxes from the platform of the truck.

Boxes of what appear to be air conditioning units could be seen on the road and on the sidewalk, although a couple closer to the cabin were not saved.

Photo: screenshot FB / Brian Ong

The driver had already finished his extinguisher when Mr. Ong arrived.

After asking the driver if there was anything explosive in the truck and being informed that there was none, Mr. Ong used his fire extinguisher.

“At the same time, an ambulance passed and the paramedics also pulled out their fire extinguisher,” he said.

By the time their extinguishers were exhausted, there was still smoldering embers which quickly rekindled the flames.

“I tried to point out any motorist passing by who might have a fire extinguisher with them by holding my empty fire extinguisher and pointing at it. Nobody stopped, ”Mr. Ong said.

Shortly after, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) arrived to extinguish the blaze quickly. An SCDF motorcycle, a pickup truck, followed by a fire engine, arrived at the scene.

Photo: screenshot FB / Brian Ong

Photo: screenshot FB / Brian Ong

Firefighters quickly got to work spraying the burning cabin and crates.

Photo: screenshot FB / Brian Ong

“People, please have a fire extinguisher with you if you are driving. You wouldn’t know when you or someone else might need it, ”said Mr. Ong./TISG

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Elderly person crosses street in Talisay, gets run over by dump truck and dies http://www.soc-usa.org/elderly-person-crosses-street-in-talisay-gets-run-over-by-dump-truck-and-dies/ http://www.soc-usa.org/elderly-person-crosses-street-in-talisay-gets-run-over-by-dump-truck-and-dies/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:21:00 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/elderly-person-crosses-street-in-talisay-gets-run-over-by-dump-truck-and-dies/ The body of a 67-year-old man is already covered with an emergency blanket as he lay dead on the street after being hit by a dump truck in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay town on Saturday morning September 18. | Paul Lauro CEBU CITY, Philippines – An elderly person, who had just bought medicine from a pharmacy, […]]]>

The body of a 67-year-old man is already covered with an emergency blanket as he lay dead on the street after being hit by a dump truck in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay town on Saturday morning September 18. | Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An elderly person, who had just bought medicine from a pharmacy, did not return home alive today, September 18, after being hit by a dump truck as he was crossing a street in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay Town.

Exuperio Catubay, 67, died after falling directly in front of the tires of the dump truck when he was hit by the left side of the truck as he was crossing the street at 9 a.m. today, said Police Corporal Jerel Bulandres of the Talisay Police Traffic Bureau, in a telephone interview.

Bulandres said Catubay’s identity was known after he recovered a Catubay senior citizen ID card from his pocket, Bulandres said.

He also said they found out that Catubay only lived with his nephews in Barangay Dumlog, in the town of Talisay, and that he had been alone since his wife and son were said to have passed away.

Bulandres said they are also waiting for Catubay’s brother, who lives in Samboan town in south Cebu, to come to the police station and decide whether to file a complaint or negotiate a settlement with the truck driver in tipper.

Benjie Escorial, 55, the driver of the dump truck, was detained at Talisay traffic police pending charges.

The initial investigation showed that Catubay had just come out of the pharmacy and was crossing the street when he was run over by the truck.

Escorial told police investigators he noticed the elderly person crossing the street.

He claimed he had stopped earlier because the traffic policeman allegedly allowed pedestrians to cross the street and then waved him forward or continue.

“Wala nato nako makita kay ako naghunong naman ko ana. Nisensyas naman (executor) nga paabantehon ko unya siya (biktima) kay nitabok maong nakaon siya sa ligid his dumpster… Kay pagsenyas wa na ko kabantay nga nipasok siya, ”Escorial said.

(I didn’t notice it because I stopped a few minutes earlier (because the executor allowed pedestrians to cross the street). Then he waved me forward and then he (the victim) suddenly crossed the street and I didn’t notice him doing that is why he got hit and fell directly in front of the tires of the truck. Since he waved me to continue, I really didn’t notice the man crossing the street.)

Bulandres Police Staff Sergeant, for his part, said the truck Escorial drove was used to pick up sand and gravel from a quarry in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay town.

The driver of the Escorial truck told Bulandres he had been driving since 2007.

But traffic policeman Jerry Bustillos of the City of Talisay Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-TODA), to whom Escorial referred in his statement, denied the driver’s claims that he signaled him to move forward. after allowing pedestrians to cross the street.

“Dili na siya tinuod kay ako, distansya ko ana niya, kay naa koy gisita diri nga motor. Paghuman, paglingi nako, didto nako nakita ang tawo nga iyang nalatayan. Mao à nga ako siya nga gihold, ”Bustillos said.

(This is not true since I was far from the dump truck as I was apprehending a biker at the time. After that I returned to the street and saw a man get hit by the dump truck. This is why I held (the driver in my custody for a while until the police arrived).

Bustillos also said there were three traffic cops on duty at the time, but it was he who was placed closer to the area where the crash happened.

He said he was about 10 meters from where this happened.

But he said he couldn’t have done what Escorial told investigators because he apprehended a biker at the time.

He said what happened on his part was that he only saw the man who was already hit by the truck.

He said he then called rescue workers in the area, who declared Catubay already dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, Bulandres Police Master Sgt. Said Catubay’s body was already in a funeral home in town.

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Biker killed in crash with DOT truck in Bohemia, Suffolk police say http://www.soc-usa.org/biker-killed-in-crash-with-dot-truck-in-bohemia-suffolk-police-say/ http://www.soc-usa.org/biker-killed-in-crash-with-dot-truck-in-bohemia-suffolk-police-say/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 22:22:24 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/biker-killed-in-crash-with-dot-truck-in-bohemia-suffolk-police-say/ A Central Islip man was killed early Friday when police said his motorcycle crashed into a state Department of Transportation dump truck that was helping with the road closure on the Alumni Memorial Road fighters in Bohemia. Suffolk County Police said Andrew Phillips, 34, was taken to Stony Brook Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced […]]]>

A Central Islip man was killed early Friday when police said his motorcycle crashed into a state Department of Transportation dump truck that was helping with the road closure on the Alumni Memorial Road fighters in Bohemia.

Suffolk County Police said Andrew Phillips, 34, was taken to Stony Brook Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of the accident, which occurred at 2:08 am The operator of the dump truck was not injured, police said.

Police said the truck was “blocking eastbound traffic” on the 13th Avenue freeway to “help close the road while repairs were made to utility poles damaged in a previous accident.” . Police did not immediately provide details of the previous crash.

The 2004 Suzuki in the direction being operated by Phillips crashed into the 2011 Mack dump truck, police said.

In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson for NYSDOT said, “We express our sympathy to all affected by this accident. We are awaiting the results of the police investigation to understand the exact cause of the accident before proceeding. comment further. “

The motorbike was impounded for a security check, while a security check was carried out on the dump truck by officers from the Police Highway Carrier Security Section. The dump truck was then turned over to DOT, police said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to call the Fifth Squad detectives at 631-854-8552.


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court rejects appeal by truck driver in crash that killed seven | State http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-killed-seven-state/ http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-killed-seven-state/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:51:00 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-killed-seven-state/ CONCORD, NH (AP) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since being charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple counts […]]]>

CONCORD, NH (AP) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since being charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, drunk driving and reckless driving resulting from the accident at Randolph on June 21, 2019. He pleaded not guilty.

The victims, members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, were from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A judge rejected three requests for a bail hearing, agreeing with prosecutors that Zhukovskyy is a danger to himself and others. After the third denial, in April, Zhukovskyy’s attorneys challenged the judge’s ruling and said Zhukovskyy was entitled to a hearing because both sides disputed facts relevant to his dangerousness.

Prosecutors argued that the judge was not required to hold a bail hearing under state law or use a specific method to assess Zhukovskyy’s dangerousness. The state Supreme Court agreed and noted undisputed facts establishing a pattern of reckless behavior.

“The offenses charged are particularly revealing of the character of the accused and the risk of danger he poses as this is not the first time that the accused has been charged with drunk driving,” wrote the tribunal.

Judges noted Zhukovskyy’s 2014 conviction for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts, and that he was released on bail in Connecticut for a similar offense at the time of the accident. 2019.

The judges also noted that Zhukovskyy, in court, noted that it was “no secret” that he had a “drug addiction history” which included drug possession convictions in 2018 and 2019.

“We are not convinced by the accused’s argument that the fact that he was sober while in pre-trial detention raises ‘significant doubt’ as to whether he is currently dangerous,” the court wrote.

“While commendable, his sobriety while detained in a restrictive environment does not negate the undisputed fact that he allegedly committed the June 21, 2019 offenses while driving under the influence of drugs in violation of the conditions of release “following his arrest in Connecticut, the court said. .

The judges wrote that it was reasonable for the judge to conclude “on the sole basis of undisputed facts, that because the accused had not led a law-abiding life without controlled substances while on release conditional, it is unlikely to do so now. “

It was not immediately clear whether Zhukovskyy’s lawyers were planning another appeal.

“Sorry, but we can’t comment on any aspect of the case at this time,” Steve Mirkin, one of his public defenders, said in an email.


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Court rejects appeal by truck driver in crash that leaves 7 dead http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead-2/ http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead-2/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:57:09 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead-2/ Posted: 09/16/2021 4:50:30 PM The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple […]]]>

Posted: 09/16/2021 4:50:30 PM

The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, drunk driving and reckless driving resulting from the accident at Randolph on June 21, 2019. He pleaded not guilty.

The victims, members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, were from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A judge rejected three requests for a bail hearing, agreeing with prosecutors that Zhukovskyy is a danger to himself and others. After the third denial, in April, Zhukovskyy’s attorneys challenged the judge’s ruling and said Zhukovskyy was entitled to a hearing because both sides disputed facts relevant to his dangerousness.

Prosecutors argued that the judge was not required to hold a bail hearing under state law or use a specific method to assess Zhukovskyy’s dangerousness. The state Supreme Court agreed and noted undisputed facts establishing a pattern of reckless behavior.

“The offenses charged are particularly revealing of the character of the accused and the risk of danger he poses as this is not the first time that the accused has been charged with drunk driving,” wrote the tribunal.

Judges noted Zhukovskyy’s 2014 conviction for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts, and that he was released on bail in Connecticut for a similar offense at the time of the accident. 2019.

The judges also noted that Zhukovskyy, in court, noted that it was “no secret” that he had a “drug addiction history” which included drug possession convictions in 2018 and 2019.

“We are not convinced by the accused’s argument that the fact that he was sober while in pre-trial detention raises” significant doubt “that he is currently dangerous,” the court wrote.

“While commendable, his sobriety while detained in a restrictive environment does not negate the undisputed fact that he allegedly committed the June 21, 2019 offenses while driving under the influence of drugs in violation of the conditions of release “following his arrest in Connecticut, the court said. .

The judges wrote that it was reasonable for the judge to conclude “on the sole basis of the undisputed facts, that because the accused had not led a law-abiding life without controlled substances while on release conditional, it is unlikely to do so now. “

It was not immediately clear whether Zhukovskyy’s lawyers were planning another appeal.


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Court rejects appeal by truck driver in crash that leaves 7 dead http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead/ http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:19:51 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/court-rejects-appeal-by-truck-driver-in-crash-that-leaves-7-dead/ CONCORD, NH (AP) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since being charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple counts […]]]>

CONCORD, NH (AP) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who has been in jail since being charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., Is to be tried Nov. 29 on multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, drunk driving and reckless driving resulting from the accident at Randolph on June 21, 2019. He pleaded not guilty.

The victims, members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, were from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

A judge rejected three requests for a bail hearing, agreeing with prosecutors that Zhukovskyy is a danger to himself and others. After the third denial, in April, Zhukovskyy’s attorneys challenged the judge’s ruling and said Zhukovskyy was entitled to a hearing because both sides disputed facts relevant to his dangerousness.

Prosecutors argued that the judge was not required to hold a bail hearing under state law or use a specific method to assess Zhukovskyy’s dangerousness. The state Supreme Court agreed and noted undisputed facts establishing a pattern of reckless behavior.

“The offenses charged are particularly revealing of the character of the accused and the risk of danger he poses as this is not the first time that the accused has been charged with drunk driving,” wrote the tribunal.

Judges noted Zhukovskyy’s 2014 conviction for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts, and that he was released on bail in Connecticut for a similar offense at the time of the accident. 2019.

The judges also noted that Zhukovskyy, in court, noted that it was “no secret” that he had a “drug addiction history” which included drug possession convictions in 2018 and 2019.

“We are not convinced by the accused’s argument that the fact that he was sober while in pre-trial detention raises” significant doubt “that he is currently dangerous,” the court wrote.

“While commendable, his sobriety while detained in a restrictive environment does not negate the undisputed fact that he allegedly committed the June 21, 2019 offenses while driving under the influence of drugs in violation of the conditions of release “following his arrest in Connecticut, the court said. .

The judges wrote that it was reasonable for the judge to conclude “on the sole basis of the undisputed facts, that because the accused had not led a law-abiding life without controlled substances while on release conditional, it is unlikely to do so now. “

It was not immediately clear whether Zhukovskyy’s lawyers were planning another appeal.

“Sorry, but we can’t comment on any aspect of the case at this time,” Steve Mirkin, one of his public defenders, said in an email.


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Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT – The Carbon Monster Truck http://www.soc-usa.org/field-test-2022-norco-range-vlt-the-carbon-monster-truck/ http://www.soc-usa.org/field-test-2022-norco-range-vlt-the-carbon-monster-truck/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:00:31 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/field-test-2022-norco-range-vlt-the-carbon-monster-truck/ ROSE BIKE FIELD TEST Norco VLT C1 range Words by Matt Beer, photography by Tom Richards If you are planning to buy a full-size pickup truck, you might as well go for the more rugged one-ton version with all the horsepower and heavy-duty suspension. Go through obstacles, not around them. This is how I would […]]]>
ROSE BIKE FIELD TEST

Norco VLT C1 range


Words by Matt Beer, photography by Tom Richards
If you are planning to buy a full-size pickup truck, you might as well go for the more rugged one-ton version with all the horsepower and heavy-duty suspension. Go through obstacles, not around them. This is how I would compare the Norco Range VLT C1 to other E-MTBs in our summer field test. This is the third generation of the Range VLT in just three years, proving how rapidly E-MTBs are advancing and Norco’s commitment to keeping up with market trends and customer needs.

Norco reconfigured the frame so that the battery could be removed from the down tube, which still uses a Horst Link suspension design, but the shock is now placed horizontally under the top tube rather than being vertically aligned with the seat tube. . It also opens up space inside the front triangle for not one, but two 620ml water bottles on the large and XL frames.

Details of the Norco ALV range

• Displacement: 180 mm at the front / 170 mm at the rear
• Wheel size: 29 in.
• Hub spacing: 148 mm
• Head angle: 63 °
• Seat tube angle: 76.9 °
• Reach: 475 mm (L)
• Base length: 462 mm
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Weight: 25.76 kg / 56.8 lbs (with test tires)
• Three battery options including 900 Wh
• Price: $ 9,648 USD (as tested)
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An updated silhouette is also found in the shorter displacement Sight and Fluid VLT. In fact, the Range and Sight share the same frame elements, but use different links, yokes, and shock lengths to change the kinematics.

The Range VLT is the beefiest electric mountain bike in the Norco garage, with a 180mm fork of travel and 170mm of rear wheel action via a coil damper. Our C1 version costs US $ 8,399, without a battery. Customers can choose from 540, 720, or 900 Wh batteries for $ 850, $ 1,050, or $ 1,250, respectively. We could even buy two batteries to adapt to their travel times or reduce the total weight of the bike. Each battery differs by around 800 grams, and our full size bike, fitted with the 900 Wh battery, tipped the scales at almost 26 kg.

Shimano covers everything from drivetrain to brakes on this build with a mix of XTR, XT and SLX shifting, paired with the EP8 motor. Cable management and display integration were quiet and tidy, but the rattle of the Shimano EP8 motor and Ice-tech brake pads made a lot of noise on the way down.

Continuing on, the Range VLT rides on a solid Maxxis Assegais, with a Double Down casing (swapped for control tires) and DT Swiss E1700 hybrid wheels with Centerlock style hubs. It would have been nice to see 220mm rotors up front and rear on this bike, given the extra mass that needs to be slowed down.

Like other Norco-branded bike families, the Range VLT would use its Ride Align geometry to adjust more than the support and front triangle length to meet the rider’s height requirements. There are four frame sizes to choose from to fit riders between 155cm to 193cm. Although the seat angle increases as you go from 76.2 ° on the small size to 77.2 ° on the XL, the head angle remains unchanged at 63 ° relaxed, just like long chainstays. of 462 mm. Our large frame had a reach of 475mm and a stack high of 641mm.

All of the progressive geometry numbers, weight, and longer travel of the Range VLT turned out to be mind blowing, but it wasn’t such a terrible thing. The range felt the most stable and planted, which has a trade-off for quick handling. However, at no point did I find that the amount of displacement held it back, even on narrower terrain.

Escalation

The upright sitting position and long-travel chassis wanted to get through things rather than through them. It allows a stable and comfortable ride, resulting in a feeling of security with a lot of traction. That said, I sometimes found the coil so sensitive that even with the up switch closed, there was quite a bit of suspension movement. Fortunately, the steeper angle kept the climb position forward and upright. The amount of cushion provided by the Ergon SM-10 E-Mountain Sport added to this experience, making it easier to deliver consistent power without rocking the system over hilly terrain.

If there was one downside to this bulldozer style approach to climbing, it would be the overall length of the bike. That long center back and loose head angle requires a heads-up approach, looking further than usual to navigate a clean line on a climb. It makes good sense, but requires a bit of planning.

Descending

Pointed downhill, this big rig eats everything in its path. Sorry, little Sun Peaks waffle!

The same reassuring feeling that the low center of gravity of the non-motorized range and the low low seat height creates also applies to the VLT version. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the Range VLT’s high travel and stack puts you in a more upright position than stooped. One of the biggest benefits of this is the relief it gives to tired arms on long descents, as it’s easy to relax and let the bike do the work.

What those long bases do for straight-line speed compromised the time it took to lean the bike side to side in chicane-style turns.

Getting around on the bike was never a problem, but it took more muscle to work the bike through turns or technical sections. They required patience in the slow 180 degree switchbacks found on more green and blue trails, otherwise leaning the bike more would cause the front tire to push the traction limit back. A kick of the rear brake to encourage the bike to take the turn a little earlier, mind you, with less exit speed.

These long shrouds aren’t connected by a bridge near the link pivot which was a bit worrying at first glance, but I never found the rear flexing even with the added weight of the motor and battery. due to camber roots or choppy water. corners. This Horst Link coil shock offers impeccable sensitivity in these situations. It was close, but it couldn’t top the Yeti 160E for the full meal of sensitivity, support, and that feeling of being propelled forward with the Sixfinity suspension design. The range progression was a bit weak towards the end of the stroke, resulting in more frequent dips on the 450 lb spring, but it took a big hit to get through the 170mm of travel. Pushing in berms or climbing stairs was predictable as the rear shock did not blow during the trip.

If you have the courage to tackle unimaginable climbs and equally baffling drops, the Range VLT will be there for you. Yes, it will take more engagement to bank it sharply in the corners and some negotiation on narrow uphill trails, but it has the wheelbase and grip to keep you rubber side down. Regardless of your skill level or the local terrain, I think the extra suspension and aggressive angles provide the best package for attacking and feeling confident in a variety of terrain.


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2 men dead in motorcycle van crash http://www.soc-usa.org/2-men-dead-in-motorcycle-van-crash/ http://www.soc-usa.org/2-men-dead-in-motorcycle-van-crash/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 22:45:00 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/2-men-dead-in-motorcycle-van-crash/ UPDATE 9/3/21 @ 9:35 p.m. CLENDENIN, West Virginia (WSAZ) – Two men died Friday night when a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Thorofare Road in Clendenin, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies said. The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Bethmont Drive. The causeway was closed, but a lane has since […]]]>

UPDATE 9/3/21 @ 9:35 p.m.

CLENDENIN, West Virginia (WSAZ) – Two men died Friday night when a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Thorofare Road in Clendenin, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies said.

The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Bethmont Drive. The causeway was closed, but a lane has since reopened.

MPs say the motorcycle and the Ford F-150 crashed when one of the vehicles went left of center. Both drivers died instantly. No passengers were involved in the accident.

Based on the preliminary investigation, investigators say it appears the truck has crossed the center line.

The deputies say that the men who died are from the region. No name has yet been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A road in eastern Kanawha County is closed due to a fatal accident.

It happened after 6pm Friday along Thorofare Road in Clendenin.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies say two people died in the crash.

Thorofare Road at Bethmont Drive is closed and will remain closed for several hours while crews investigate.

The accident involves two vehicles.

No other information has been released yet.

WSAZ has a team on the way to the stage.

Keep checking WSAZ.com and the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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Video: Can You Really Power Your Home With A Pickup Truck? Maybe … It’s complicated! http://www.soc-usa.org/video-can-you-really-power-your-home-with-a-pickup-truck-maybe-its-complicated/ http://www.soc-usa.org/video-can-you-really-power-your-home-with-a-pickup-truck-maybe-its-complicated/#respond Sat, 28 Aug 2021 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/video-can-you-really-power-your-home-with-a-pickup-truck-maybe-its-complicated/ In the past you’ve seen us charging an electric motorcycle and several electric cars with the new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid. Now it’s time for us to power a house. That’s a lot in the news lately. Many people say they can’t wait to power their homes in an emergency using this truck or one […]]]>

In the past you’ve seen us charging an electric motorcycle and several electric cars with the new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid. Now it’s time for us to power a house. That’s a lot in the news lately. Many people say they can’t wait to power their homes in an emergency using this truck or one of the upcoming new electric trucks (F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV truck, and others). It sounds simple, but it turns out to be a lot more complex than you might think.

For this test, we take our F-150 PowerBoost to our friend Justin. Justin installed an interconnect switch in his house. This switch allows the house to completely disconnect from the grid and be powered by an autonomous source of electricity: something like a stationary generator or an electric truck. The reason for disconnecting from the grid is not to return energy to the grid. This can be dangerous in an emergency.

This F-150 Hybrid is equipped with an optional 7200 watt inverter / generator. This is a significant amount of electricity production. The truck is equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline V6 engine and a small 1.5 kWh battery. In the case of power generation, the battery acts as a buffer to power external accessories, devices or a home.

In this video, we are able to power several devices at the same time (a coffee maker, a fan and a vacuum cleaner). However, we received a ground fault while trying to plug the 30 amp house wire into the F-150. Basically the way this 1990’s home is wired requires a “neutral ground plug” generator. We didn’t have this plug on hand for this test, so we couldn’t actually power the house and its devices with the truck.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this video series, as we make another attempt to make it work.

In summary, it is not an easy task to “plug your house into your truck”. When the 2022 F-150 Lightning hits production, it will come with an optional Charge Station Pro interconnect system for your home. This station can be hardwired into your home and it will allow your electric truck to act as a back-up generator. Ford is partnering with Sun Run to install this powerhouse for customers.

The cost of installing a Charge Station Pro may vary. First, there is the cost of the station itself. Next is the cost of installation. It depends on how your house or apartment is designed. If the fuse box is in your garage or near your driveway, installation can be relatively cheap and easy. If your fuse box is in your basement or garden, the difficulty of installation increases. It can cost several thousand dollars to install something like this.

Join the video below as Roman and I explore the topic of Ford vs. House.


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Motorcyclist Dies in Pickup Truck Accident on Route 82 http://www.soc-usa.org/motorcyclist-dies-in-pickup-truck-accident-on-route-82/ http://www.soc-usa.org/motorcyclist-dies-in-pickup-truck-accident-on-route-82/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:17:00 +0000 http://www.soc-usa.org/motorcyclist-dies-in-pickup-truck-accident-on-route-82/ Colorado State Patrol Logo A motorcyclist on his way to Independence Pass died on August 21 when he crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck on Route 82, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at km 49, just west of the Weller Lake […]]]>

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A motorcyclist on his way to Independence Pass died on August 21 when he crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck on Route 82, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at km 49, just west of the Weller Lake trailhead.

The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man from Atlanta, was heading east on a 2018 Honda motorcycle when he crossed the opposite lane and collided with a 2017 Toyota pickup truck, Lewis said.



The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle in the accident; there were no other injuries or fatalities related to the incident, according to Lewis. The four occupants of the truck – a 29-year-old driver from Buena Vista and three passengers, a 32-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man and a 1-year-old boy – were doing well, Lewis mentioned.

Speed ​​was a possible factor in the incident, but alcohol and drugs were not taken into account, Lewis said.



Some road closures and impacts related to the crash were in effect until shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, according to Lewis.

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