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Automotive Trivia 11/25/16

Friddle: Which Dodge SUV model succeeded the Ramcharger?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  What does the automotive-related acronym PCV stand for?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Positive Crankcase Ventilation

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 11/18/16

Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym PCV stand for?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  What device blends air and fuel on an internal combustion engine?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Carburetor

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

 

 

Thanks to All Veterans

A big thanks to all military men & women who serve or have served to protect our great nation! To honor veterans, our Wernsing Road location in Jasper, Indiana will be illuminated in green, at dusk, this weekend. JASPER employs 178 veterans who were invited to a special catered luncheon, they also received a hot sauce gift set in appreciation for their service. Thank you for your service!

 

 

 

 

Automotive Trivia 11/11/16

Friddle: What device blends air and fuel on an internal combustion engine?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  In fuel injected engines, what part of the air intake system controls the amount of air flowing into the engine in response to the accelerator pedal?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Throttle Body
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Drivers Win IMTA Team Championship

(Left to right): JET Transit drivers Brian Kuhs, Rich Mehling, Bob Pickett and Dennis Schepers hoist the IMTA Team Championship Trophy.

Four over-the-road drivers from Jasper Engines & Transmissions’ transportation division, JET Transit, brought home the Team Championship trophy from the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) 2016 Truck Driving and Technician Championships, held June 10th and 11th in Indianapolis.
 
Drivers competing for JET Transit were: Bob Pickett, Dennis Schepers, Brian Kuhs and Rich Mehling. The IMTA Championships allow some of Indiana’s finest driving professionals to compete against each other.
 
The competition consisted of a written examination, a pre-trip inspection, and a driving skills test. JET Transit’s four drivers had the top average score of the 20 transportation operations participating in the division.
 
Individually, Bob Pickett earned a share of 1st place in the tanker truck division and was a top-10 finisher in the Grand Champion competition. Dennis Schepers brought home 3rd place in the straight truck division. Brian Kuhs placed 4th in 5-axle sleeper berth tractor-semitrailer and Rich Mehling placed 5th in 4-axle tractor-semitrailer.
 
“JET Transit has competed in this competition for many years, and we’re just extremely proud of the performance of our drivers in 2016,” said Curt Petry, JET Transit Director, who was recognized as the 2015 IMTA Safety Professional of the Year. “We feel we have the most professional drivers in the industry, and they represent JASPER very well.”
 
 

Automotive Trivia 11/04/16

Friddle: In fuel injected engines, what part of the air intake system controls
the amount of air flowing into the engine in response to the accelerator pedal?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Italian automaker produced the 550 Maranello?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ferrari
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chad S. - Greenville, TX

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/28/16

Friddle: Which Italian automaker produced the 550 Maranello?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  U.S. Route 66, starts and stops in which states?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Illinois & California
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Remanufactured Transmission Discovered in Project Vehicle

Ken Hooper of Blue Mound, Illinois, recently purchased a project vehicle. It's a stretched Jeep body on a 1980 K20 4x4 chassis. Ken said, "this vehicle has been driven on the road for many years, but it's also been a very dependable mud truck and still runs and drives great." Currently, the vehicle is undergoing an overhaul, the engine and transmission are still in great working order and will not be replaced. JASPER's technical support helped determine that the vehicle's transmission is a Turbo 400, remanufactured by Jasper Engines & Transmissions back in 1989. Ken said, "this transmission has lasted for many years longer than the original. Thank you, JASPER."


 

Automotive Trivia 10/21/16

Friddle: U.S. Route 66, starts and stops in which states?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the R35 GT-R?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/14/16

Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces the R35 GT-R?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  I-90 is the longest interstate in the United States.
How many
 states does it pass through?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 13
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner