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The US Mail Truck You Know And Love Is Going Away Soon

The US Postal Service runs about 200,000 Grumman Long Live Vehicles (LLV) all over the country, which you'd recognize as the pokey little vans that look like they're made of Legos. After some 30 years of braving snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night, Uncle Sam has a long list of specs they want for the next mail truck.

Busted: the price for breaking into a national park on a dirtbike

If you're stupid enough to break into a national park during a government shutdown and write about it, you're going to get busted. I knew that when I did it last year, but it didn't take the sting out of standing in federal court with $15,000 in fines or 18 months of incarceration looming over my head. All this for…

The Department Of Homeland Security Wants To Stop Road Sign Hacking

The fun police, and also real police (Department of Homeland Security) are fed up with pranksters turning boring, practical information signs into sources of amusementturning boring, practical information signs into sources of amusement. That's right; DHS knows how to change the default password on their signs now. …

Dealerships Say Gov't Regulations Cost Billions, Raise Prices

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) recently published a report entitled, "The Impact of Federal Regulations on Franchised Automobile Dealerships." According to the findings, dealerships across the nation spent a total of 3.2 billion to comply with government regulations. Some dealerships claim that…

Oklahoma Leads Charge For More CNG Trucks In Government Fleets

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is leading an initiative to put more natural-gas burning vehicles in 22 government fleets. As a result her state just ordered 256 natural-gas burning 2014 Ford F-150s, and the city of Dallas bought 65. They're hoping to realize reduced running cost and curtail greenhouse gas emissions.