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K. Neal Truck & Bus Center Opens 40,000 sq. ft. New Headquarters in Greater Washington
Korey Neal unveils new headquarters for one of only two minority-owned commercial truck and bus dealerships in the country

By NATASHA DUGGAL
K. Neal Truck and Bus Center

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (August 1, 2019)—Stephen and Korey Neal, Prince George’s County’s father-son duo, unveil phase one of a 170,000 square foot mixed-used land development project. The first phase of the project includes a 40,000 square foot, two-story new headquarters for one of the only two minority-owned commercial truck and bus dealerships in the country, K. Neal Truck and Bus Center (K. Neal).

“I want to extend my congratulations to the K. Neal Truck & Bus Center on its grand opening in Hyattsville,” said Congressman Anthony Brown. “Our community and the American economy depends on the health of our small and medium-sized businesses. Having such a successful, minority-owned business in our community will further strengthen our local economy and provide numerous opportunities to Marylanders.”

“We’re grateful for all of our loyal customers. This new facility would not be possible without the support of our customers and our associates,” remarked Korey Neal, President of K. Neal. “I’d also like to thank our manufacturers—Navistar, International, IC Bus, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Cummins—for their strong partnership over the years. We’re grateful to have such wonderful partners who share the same dedication to reinvest back into the community.”

More than 150 prominent business owners, fleet operators, and elected officials attended the event to celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the art, energy-efficient environmental 16-service bay and corporate office facility as well as to unveil phase two and three of this mixed-use development area, critical to the prosperity of Prince George’s County. Elected officials included Senator Joanne Benson, District 24; Senator Malcolm Augustine, District 47; Delegate Andrea Harrison, District 24; Council Member Jolene Ivey, District 5; and Council Member Calvin Hawkins At-Large.

 

K. Neal Truck and Bus Center (K. Neal) is a full-service multi-location commercial truck and bus dealership with multiple locations throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. K. Neal offers a complete product line of Class 3 to 8 Commercial Vehicles that represent the following manufacturer brands: International Trucks, IC School Bus, Hino Truck, Isuzu Truck, Fuso Truck, Collins Bus, Diamond Bus, and Cummins. Their dealership serves as a one-stop shop for our clients, providing new and previously owned sales, all-makes parts, as well as best in class service and maintenance.

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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders to Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

By RON SNYDER
Maryland State Police, Office of Media Communications

PIKESVILLE, Md. (August 14, 2019)—Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months.

Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions while driving.

Consider the following:

On Aug. 12, a 44-year-old Harford County man died after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a light pole in the area of northbound Bel Air Road north of Rock Spring Road.

On Aug. 10, a Baltimore County man died after crashing his motorcycle in Rosedale, Md. Investigators believe that he was traveling the ramp from Golden Ring Road to the inner loop of I-695 and failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, striking a vehicle on its passenger side and overturning. The motorcycle then slid to the right side of the roadway and the motorcyclist was ejected. A car traveling in the lane where the motorcyclist was ejected then struck him.

On Aug. 5, a 26-year-old Prince George’s County man died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a car on Central Avenue at Watkins Park Drive in Largo, Md. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the car was attempting to make a left from westbound Central Avenue. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue when the crash occurred. Charges against the driver of the car are pending the outcome of the investigation.

On Aug. 4, a 34-year-old Baltimore County man died after crashing his motorcycle in the area of I-695 and Maryland Route 2 in Glen Burnie, Md.

On Aug. 4, a motorcyclist died when he lost control of his motorcycle, traveled across a grass median and struck two other motorcycles as he drove from on the ramp from Harry S Truman Drive to westbound Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

On July 28, a 61-year-old Baltimore County man died after crashing his motorcycle on the inner loop of I-695 between North Point and Merritt boulevards.

In Maryland, an average of 70 traffic fatalities and 1,400 injuries associated with motorcycles are reported each year, with 82 such fatalities in 2017 alone, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. Common factors associated in motorcycle crashes include alcohol impairment, lack of helmet use and aggressive driving.

Here are some basic tips for motorcycle riders:

• Get trained and properly licensed: A motorcycle license is required to ride on the roads in Maryland. There are also basic rider training courses riders can take in Maryland prior to testing for the license. Learn more at: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/safety/motorcycle/training/register.htm

• Stay sober: Nearly 1/3 of fatalities in motorcycle crashes in 2014 were alcohol-impaired.

• Obey speed limits: In 2015, speeding was a factor in more than 30 percent of motorcycle crashes.

• Wear proper protective clothing, especially a helmet: Wearing a helmet is the law in Maryland. Violators could be fined up to $500.

• Allow for proper space for emergency breaking on the road

• Don’t drive aggressively

Here are some basic tips for general motorists:

• Be alert for motorcyclists.

• Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges on the road as any other driver

• Yield the right-of-way to an oncoming motorcycle when turning left

• Give motorcycle riders plenty of space

• Use care when driving near a group of motorcyclists.

For more information about motorcycle safety in Maryland, visit http://www.mva.

maryland.gov/safety/mhso/program-motorcycle-safety.htm

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