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GM revises tow ratings on pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
General Motors has become the first Detroit automaker to rate the towing limits of its light-duty pickups under a common standard that all pickup makers agreed to adopt two years ago....
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Dutch plan for self-driving trucks could boost introduction of driverless cars

June 16, 2014 17:40 CET
A plan to allow self-driving trucks to deliver goods in the Netherlands could accelerate the introduction of driverless cars onto public roads....
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Fiat to get Mitsubishi pickup, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Fiat will team up with Mitsubishi to add a long-promised large pickup to its lineups in Europe and Latin America....
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Hail ravages thousands of vehicles at Nebraska, Iowa dealerships

11:25 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Woodhouse Auto Family, the owner of Woodhouse Ford in Nebraska, known for its Truck Mountain, said it sustained damage to nearly 4,400 of its vehicles Tuesday night as storms pelted the Midwest with baseball-sized hail. The storms hit Woodhouse stores and other dealerships in Nebraska and western Iowa, leading to slashed prices and immediate damage assessments by insurance adjusters....
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THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 500 new trucks, SUVs for flawed airbag sensor

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
General Motors is recalling about 500 new pickups and SUVs to fix a potential flaw in the sensor that controls the airbags. The recall is to fix "a potentially faulty supplier part in the sensing and diagnostic module that controls the vehicle air bags" on 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models, GM said in an e-mailed statement....
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Toyota's TRD Pro editions will be ready for off-roading

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2014
Toyota Racing Development, mostly known for racing parts and accessories for street-legal vehicles, will offer factory-installed TRD Pro off-road kits on the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner....
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A pretty profit for panned GM pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
General Motors' first redesigned full-sized pickups in seven years have come dangerously close to being labeled flops since their launch last summer....
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Heading to the heart of truck country

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
With its move to Texas, Toyota is not only planting its flag in deep in the heartland but also announcing itself to the epicenter of the pickup market....
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Sweden's Investor will tender Scania stake to VW

May 1, 2014 12:33 CET
Swedish holding company Investor AB will tender its stake in Scania to VW Group, which aims to take full control of the truckmaker....
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VW's Scania bid nearing success as buyout offer extended

April 30, 2014 11:04 CET
VW Group is edging closer toward taking full control of its Swedish truck division, Scania, after its buyout offer won broad support from shareholders and fell just short of an acceptance threshold....
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VW's Scania bid backed by big investor at Swedish truckmaker

April 24, 2014 12:36 CET
Volkswagen moved closer to sealing a 6.7 billion euro ($9.3 billion) deal for the rest of truckmaker Scania after a major shareholder, Swedbank Robur, said it would accept VW's offer for its shares....
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VW faces rising opposition to Scania bid as Alecta rejects offer

April 23, 2014 11:58 CET
VW faces increasing opposition to its 6.7 billion euro bid for the rest of Scania after Alecta, the truckmaker's third-biggest shareholder, rejected the offer....
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Ford F-150 engineer says some ideas were too much to execute

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
In Ford's five-year effort to strip weight from the 2015 F-150 pickup, some ideas were considered just too big of a stretch, chief engineer Pete Reyes said today. For example, engineers had considered using a front-frame crossmember -- which provides rigidity and lateral strength -- made of magnesium, an expensive metal that is lighter and stronger than either aluminum or steel....
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Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability....
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Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999

4:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years....
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Scania committee recommends rejection of Volkswagen's bid

March 18, 2014 13:40 CET
A Scania board committee recommended minority owners reject Volkswagen's bid for the rest of the Swedish truckmaker, saying the $9.33 billion offer for the stock VW doesn't own is too low....
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Pickup wars: Jockeying for Jimmy Fallon

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
A new front opened up last week in the pickup wars: the fight for late-night. Ford, Ram and Chevrolet are jockeying to be the provider of Jimmy Fallon's truck....
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Dealers bullish on diesel Ram 1500 pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Almost half of the initial dealer orders for the 2014 Ram 1500 pickup are for the diesel-powered version....
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VW offers 6.7 billion euros to purchase rest of truckmaker Scania

Feb. 21, 2014 23:22 CET
VW Group is bidding 6.7 billion euros for the rest of truckmaker Scania to deepen cooperation with its other commercial-vehicles units after being blocked previously in those efforts by the Swedish company's minority shareholders....
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VW offers $9.2 billion to purchase rest of truckmaker Scania

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen AG is bidding more than $9.2 billion for the rest of truckmaker Scania AB to deepen cooperation with its other commercial-vehicles units after being blocked previously in those efforts by the Swedish company's minority shareholders....
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Ford splits with longtime TV pitchman Mike Rowe

7:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Ford and longtime pitchman Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs," have made a clean break. Ford spokesman Chris Preuss said the Detroit automaker has parted ways with the TV personality and host of the Discovery Channel's now cancelled show....
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Obama sets March 2016 goal for truck fuel efficiency rules

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
President Barack Obama directed his administration to issue the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016....
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A GAME OF STRATEGY

A new era of choice has pickup makers maneuvering for advantage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
From Ford's lighter aluminum F-150 to General Motors' stylish smaller pickups to Ram's light-duty diesel engine, the industry's dominant truckmakers have all shown their hands. Now what? This year will usher in a new era in the pickup market, with the Detroit 3 following distinctly different paths for their most profitable products....
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Detroit 3 adopt common standard for tow ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
After a two-year delay, the Detroit 3 say they will use a common standard to rate the towing capacities of their light-duty pickups. The standard will allow shoppers to compare accurately the towing capability of pickups. It also should reduce confusing claims from automakers. The marketing confusion won't end, though, because the standard applies only to light-duty pickups....
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Testing trucks in 3 categories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The towing standard, called SAE J2807, tests vehicles under load in three categories: climbing, acceleration and launching....
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