Ford and Indian conglomerate Mahindra on Monday announced plans to explore a strategic alliance in hopes of capitalizing on changes in the global auto industry. Although the collaboration will focus on product development — including mobility, connectivity, electrification and operational efficiencies — the partnership also seeks to bolster Ford's presence in India and improve Mahindra’s reach outside its native country.
Ford's Russian joint venture plans to hire about 700 new employees at a van and SUV factory as the automaker continues to bet on recovering vehicle sales in a potentially massive market. The Wall Street Journal reports that the workers would add a second shift to the Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga, about three hours east of Kazan in Tatarstan. The plant, which opened in 2008, produces the Explorer and Kuga SUVs, S-Max and Galaxy minivans and Transit van.
Trucking industry groups are reportedly concerned that forthcoming safety mandates could make an existing driver shortage even worse. The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the spat over electronic driving logs, which will become required in semi-trucks in December. State and federal authorities issued the new requirement to ensure that truckers limit their driving to 11 hours over a 14-hour shift.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".