As USPS delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail(and your packages)
Mark Currie of Virginia had three checks snagged in postal delays in three months. In New Jersey, Lois Fitton says she was forced to pay interest on a credit card balance because the bill never arrived. Jim Rice says two insurance companies canceled policies for his property management business in Oklahoma after the payments got lost in the mail.
While not as prominent as traditional drag racing, diesel drag racing is definitely a thing. And for the competitors that live and breathe it, it’s a very serious thing. For the past few years, Johnny Gilbert and his team at Stainless Diesel have been campaigning a second-gen Dodge Ram at the top of the Pro Street diesel class—and their 2,500-plus horsepower, Cummins-propelled beast just set a new eighth-mile record. After stringing together a host of low 5-second passes (in the 1/8th mile) in the 150-mph range, Johnny drove the truck to a 4.92 at 155.7-mph, effectively obliterating the old trap speed record in the process.
In the past several model years, we’ve seen diesel engine options expanding to plenty of vehicles other than 3/4-ton and larger pickup trucks. In particular, several half-ton and even mid-size pickups have had an available diesel option for a few years now. The Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon has been available with the 2.8L four-cylinder LWN Duramax since 2016, the Ford F150 has been available with the 3.0L V6 Power Stroke since 2018, the RAM 1500 has been available with the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine since the 2014 model year, and now we’re just seeing the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 models emerging with the all-new 3.0L six-cylinder LM2 Duramax option for the 2020 model year. The Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Suburban/Yukon XL also are getting the 3.0L Duramax option for 2021. It’s becoming quite a trend!