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Tommy Hilfiger

Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger (born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951) is a world-famous fashion designer best known for his eponymous "Tommy Hilfiger" and "Tommy" brands.

Tommy Hilfiger logo.

Hilfiger grew up one of nine children in an Irish Catholic family in Elmira, a small town close to Cornell University. He is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. His initial foray into fashion was a store, The People's Place. The store was a big draw for the local teen crowd in Elmira because it often held live broadcasts from local radio personalities, sold rock and roll related clothing including Kiss and Aerosmith belt buckles, and had a discreet head shop upstairs which sold drug related paraphernalia such as bongs, roach clips, and incense. After the business went bankrupt, Hilfiger moved to New York City in 1979 to pursue a career as a fashion designer.

The building in which The People's Place was located was torn down in the late 1990s to make way for First Arena, home to the United Hockey League's Elmira Jackals. Hilfiger reportedly contributed funding to the building of the arena, but declined to have it named after him, according to news reports from the time of construction.

In 1984, he founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation (NYSE:TOM), introducing his signature menswear collection. By 2004 the company had 5,400 employees and revenues in excess of $1.8 billion. Hilfiger was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1995. In August 2005 Hilfiger announced he was selling his company. The company was purchased by Apax Partners for $1.6 billion, or $16.80 a share, all in cash.

In 2005, a CBS TV reality show called The Cut tracked the progress of sixteen contestants as they competed for a design job with Hilfiger in similar fashion to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. In the end Hilfiger chose Chris Cortez.

Hilfiger is married and has four children. His daughter Ally Hilfiger was featured in the MTV reality show Rich Girls.

Criticisms

Hilfiger has been criticised for manufacturing clothes in sweatshop conditions in the US territory of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. As a US Commonwealth, clothes made there can be labeled "Made in the USA" but federal labor laws including the minimum wage do not apply. In March 2000, the company (along with other defendants) settled a class action suit brought by Saipan garment workers which had alleged that their working conditions amounted to indentured servitude. [1]

In 2000, a false rumour circulated on the internet that Hilfiger had made a racist remark on The Oprah Winfrey Show along the lines that he didn't want Asians wearing his clothing. [2] Despite this being proven false, continued negative perceptions of Hilfiger as a fashion profiteer are reflected by his being unflatteringly portrayed as "Timmi Hilnigger" in the Spike Lee feature film Bamboozled.

Additional products

True Star is a fragrance created by Tommy Hilfiger along with spokesperson Beyoncé Knowles. Hilfiger has also released True Star Gold.


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Hilfiger has also released True Star Gold. Conduire un véhicule lourd, Société de l'Assurance Automobile du Québec, 7e édition, 2002 ISBN 2-551-19567-5. True Star is a fragrance created by Tommy Hilfiger along with spokesperson Beyoncé Knowles. Registrations of heavy trucks in South America (2002; % breakdown by manufacturer):. [2] Despite this being proven false, continued negative perceptions of Hilfiger as a fashion profiteer are reflected by his being unflatteringly portrayed as "Timmi Hilnigger" in the Spike Lee feature film Bamboozled. Heavy truck leading manufacturers (alphabetically]. In 2000, a false rumour circulated on the internet that Hilfiger had made a racist remark on The Oprah Winfrey Show along the lines that he didn't want Asians wearing his clothing. In the Eastern Europe, Škoda, Tatra and GAZ are common, since they were some of the "brands" of the Soviet controlled areas.

[1]. Iveco, MAN AG, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, PACCAR (DAF Trucks, Leyland Trucks), Scania AB, and Volvo Trucks (not to be confused with Volvo Automotive, which is now part of Ford Motor Company), are the leading truck manufacturers in Western Europe. In March 2000, the company (along with other defendants) settled a class action suit brought by Saipan garment workers which had alleged that their working conditions amounted to indentured servitude. But, Kenworth and Peterbilt, which had started out as heavy-duty trucks for hauling logs, forest products, and steel for shipyards on the West Coast, readily saw the need for these lighter long-distance trucks. As a US Commonwealth, clothes made there can be labeled "Made in the USA" but federal labor laws including the minimum wage do not apply. Drivers more concerned with safety than with fuel-economy preferred the heavier Peterbilts and Kenworths. Hilfiger has been criticised for manufacturing clothes in sweatshop conditions in the US territory of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. The entity, which became White-Freightliner, then just Freightliner, catered directly to western fleets that wanted a lighter-aluminium cab and frame, and traveled longer-straighter distances without stopping.

His daughter Ally Hilfiger was featured in the MTV reality show Rich Girls. White, built a new factory in California in the early 1960s, with long-haul trucking company Consolidated Freightways. Hilfiger is married and has four children. While on the West Coast, the drivers preferred Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Freightliner. In the end Hilfiger chose Chris Cortez. On the East Coast, where routes where traditionally shorter, and because the trucks were made there, many drivers preferred Mack Trucks. In 2005, a CBS TV reality show called The Cut tracked the progress of sixteen contestants as they competed for a design job with Hilfiger in similar fashion to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. There are also regional preferences with truck drivers within the United States.

The company was purchased by Apax Partners for $1.6 billion, or $16.80 a share, all in cash. Larger fleet operators and public agencies tend to prefer the lower cost Freightliners, Navistar, and Ford products. In August 2005 Hilfiger announced he was selling his company. Smaller fleet operators, specialized carriers, and owner operators tend to prefer Mack or Peterbilt and Kenworth products. Hilfiger was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1995. [1]. By 2004 the company had 5,400 employees and revenues in excess of $1.8 billion. Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle’s, with its Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Setra, Sterling (the old Ford Trucks), Western Star, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus (43%; Japan), and Hyundai Trucks (50%; South Korea), sold between 200,000 and a quarter of a million units worldwide that past few years.

In 1984, he founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation (NYSE:TOM), introducing his signature menswear collection. The worldwide market share leader is DaimlerChrysler, with its Mercedes-Benz' commercial vehicle group with around a 22% global market share. Hilfiger reportedly contributed funding to the building of the arena, but declined to have it named after him, according to news reports from the time of construction. (major manufacturers ranked by 2003 sales). The building in which The People's Place was located was torn down in the late 1990s to make way for First Arena, home to the United Hockey League's Elmira Jackals. This works against efforts to streamline and automate the assembly line. After the business went bankrupt, Hilfiger moved to New York City in 1979 to pursue a career as a fashion designer. Part of the reason for this is that 75% of all trucks are custom specified.

The store was a big draw for the local teen crowd in Elmira because it often held live broadcasts from local radio personalities, sold rock and roll related clothing including Kiss and Aerosmith belt buckles, and had a discreet head shop upstairs which sold drug related paraphernalia such as bongs, roach clips, and incense. Quality among all heavy truck manufacturers in general is improving, however industry insiders will testify that the industry has a long way to go before they achieve the quality levels reached by automobile manufacturers. His initial foray into fashion was a store, The People's Place. This may be due in part to lawsuits from drivers claiming that driving a manual transmission is damaging to their knees. He is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. The trend in Europe is that more new trucks are being bought with automatic transmissions. Hilfiger grew up one of nine children in an Irish Catholic family in Elmira, a small town close to Cornell University. Automatic transmissions for heavy trucks are becoming more and more common, due to advances both in transmission and engine power.

Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger (born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951) is a world-famous fashion designer best known for his eponymous "Tommy Hilfiger" and "Tommy" brands. Common North American setups include 10, 13 and 18 speeds. Bigger trucks often use manual transmissions, which must be built stronger to withstand the torque their engines make. Small trucks use the same type of transmissions as cars. The only exceptions to this are Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks, which are available with Volvo and Mack diesel engines, respectively, and Freightliner, which is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and are available with Mercedes-Benz and Detroit Diesel engines.

In the United States, highway trucks almost always use an engine built by a third party, such as CAT, Cummins, or Detroit Diesel. Huge off-highway trucks use locomotive-type engines such as a V12 Detroit Diesel two stroke engine. Most heavier trucks use four stroke turbo intercooler diesel engines, although there are alternatives. Small trucks such as SUVs or pickups, and even light medium-duty trucks in North America will use gasoline engines.

Trucks can use all sorts of engines. There are a few possible cab configurations:. Modern cabs feature air conditioning, a good sound system, and ergonomic seats (often air suspended). They can range from a simple 2 to 4 foot (0.6 to 1.2 m) bunk to a 12 foot (3.7 m) apartment-on-wheels.

A sleeper is a compartment attached to the cab where the driver can rest while not driving. The cab is an enclosed space where the driver is seated. The chassis is the main structure of the truck, and the other parts attach to it. It is usually made of steel, but can be made (whole or in part) of aluminium for a lighter weight.

A truck chassis consists of two parallel U-shaped beams held together by crossmembers. Almost all trucks share a common contruction: they are made of a chassis, a cab, axles, suspension and wheels, an engine and a drivetrain. Trucks that never use public roads, such as the biggest ever truck, the Liebherr T 282B off-road mining truck, are not constrained by weight limits. Highway-legal trucks are sometimes outfitted with off-road features such as a front driving axle and special tires for applications such as logging and construction.

In Australia many trailers are connected to make road trains. They are mostly used for long-haul purposes, often in semi-trailer configuration. Heavy trucks are the largest trucks allowed on the road. Local delivery and public service (dump trucks, garbage trucks) are normally around this size.

For the UK the cut-off is 7.5 tonnes. In the US, they are defined as weighing between 6,300 kg (13,000 lb) and 15,000 kg (33,000 lb). Medium (or medium-duty) trucks are bigger than light but smaller than heavy trucks. They are comprised of:.

Light trucks are car-sized (in the US, no more than 6,300 kg (13,000 lb)) and are used by individuals and commercial entities alike. Always check up before you go. Notice that these hours are different in other jurisdictions. Violations of these laws are subject to large fines.

Many other rules apply. Rules are in place for tractor-trailer rigs, regulating how many hours a driver may be on the clock, and how much rest time/sleep time is necessary (11hrs on/10hrs off; 60hrs/7days; or 70hrs/8days). This is one reason that UPS vehicles are called 'package cars', because that exempted them from certain tax-rates. Partly this is because they are bigger, heavier, and cause more wear and tear on roadways.

Trucks have often had to pay higher tax rates, and have been subject to extensive regulation. In the United States, it took much longer for diesel engines be accepted: gasoline engines were still in use on heavy trucks in the 1970s, while in Europe they had been completely replaced 20 years earlier. Although it had been invented in 1890, the Diesel engine was not common in trucks in Europe until the 1920s. Touring car builders such as Ford and Renault entered the heavy truck market.

The first modern semi-trailers also appeared. After World War I, several advances were made: pneumatic tires replaced full rubber, electric starters, power brakes, 6 cylinder engines, closed cabs, electric lighting. In 1904, 700 heavy trucks were built in the United States, 1000 in 1907, 6000 in 1910 and 25000 in 1914. Trucks of the era mostly used two-cylinder engines could have a carrying capacity 1500 to 2000 kg.

Others, such as Peugeot, Benz and Renault also built theirs. The first internal combustion engine truck was built in 1898 by Gottlieb Daimler. Steam-powered trucks were sold in France and the United States until the eve of World War I, and the beginning of World War II in the United Kingdom. The first semi-trailer appeared in 1881, towed by a De Dion steam tractor.

The roads of the time, built for horse and carriages, limited these vehicles to very short hauls, usually from a factory to the nearest railway station. However, steam trucks were not common until the mid-1800s. Trucks and cars have a common ancestor: the steam-powered "fardier" Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built in 1769. .

for chilled freight, removal vans, etc). A pantech is a truck and/or van with a freight hull made of (or converted to) hard panels (i.e. A Pantech truck or van is a word derivation of "pantechnicon" commonly currently used in Australia. Vehicles transporting furniture to and from the building, known as pantechnicon vans, soon came to be known simply as pantechnicons.

The shop soon closed down and the building was turned into a furniture warehouse, but the name was kept. It was originally coined in 1830 as the name of a craft shop or bazaar, in Motcomb Street in Belgravia, London; the name is Greek for "pertaining to all the arts or crafts". Pantechnicon is a disused British word for a furniture removal van. In Australia and New Zealand a small truck with an open back is called a ute (short for "utility vehicle").

Other languages have loanwords based on these terms, such as the Malay lori. This type of truck is a motor vehicle designed to carry goods, with a cab and a tray or compartment for carrying goods. The term is most commonly used in American English and Australian English to refer to what earlier was called a motor truck, and in British English is often called a lorry, a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV), or a wagon (sometimes spelled waggon). They come in all sizes, from the automobile-sized pickup truck to towering off-road mining trucks or heavy highway semi-trailers.

Unlike automobiles, which usually have a unibody construction, most trucks (with the exception of the car-like minivan) are built around a strong frame called a chassis. A truck is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. Mack Trucks. Scania.

DaimlerChrysler. Nissan Diesel. Iveco (Italy, but local divisions in Asia). Isuzu.

Hino (Japan)(joint ventures with Scania and Renault). Tata Motors (India, previously called Telco). Mitsubishi (Japan). Dong Feng (China).

Nissan Diesel. Scania. Fuso. Navistar.

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge. Hino. PACCAR. Iveco.

Volvo Global Trucks. DaimlerChrysler Commecial Vehicles. "Hood" : Any conventional that is NOT an "aardvark". "Aardvark" : The aerodynamically designed conventional.

"Tiltin' Hilton" :Cab-over with a sleeper berth. Slang terms

    . cab beside engine designs also exist, but are rather rare. Most owner-operators prefer the square-hooded conventionals, it has something to do with "Take pride in your ride".

    By constrast, Aerodynamic cabs are very streamlined, with a sloped hood and other features to lower drag. They also offer poorer visibility than their aerodynamic or COE counterparts. With their very square shapes, these trucks offer a lot of wind resistance and can consume more fuel. A large car or long nose is a conventional truck with a long—6 to 8 foot (1.8 to 2.4 m) or more—hood.

    Conventionals are further divided into large car and aerodynamic designs. The driver is seated behind the engine, as in most passenger cars or pickup trucks. conventional cabs are the most common in North America. To access the engine, the whole cab tilts forward, earning this design the name of tilt-cab.

    They were common in the United States, but lost prominence when permitted length was extended in the early 1980s. This design is almost ubiquitous in Europe, where overall truck lengths are strictly regulated. cab over engine (COE)or flat nose, where the driver is seated on top of the front axle and the engine. Luton van body - where the load area extends over the cab.

    SUVs. Minivans. Full-Size vans. Pickup trucks.

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