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Penske seeks $1 billion for truck parts unit, report says

3:38 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2015

Roger Penske's holding company is exploring a sale of Truck-Lite in a deal that could value the maker of lighting, wiring harnesses and mirrors for trucks at close to $1 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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Tonka grows up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Ford knows the first truck most boys loved was not an F-150, but a Tonka. So last week, it had some fun at the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis by showing a real, working, life-size Tonka dump truck based on an F-750....
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Penske Automotive pushes further into commercial vehicles

1:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Penske Automotive Group is putting its attention and investment dollars deeper into the commercial vehicle business. The company announced today its US-based commercial-vehicle dealership business will be called Penske Commercial Vehicles, US....
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EDITORIAL

Rural dealers need some heavy-duty help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Vast rural areas of North America are being transformed by hydraulic fracturing, the controversial energy extraction process better known as fracking. The process is transforming rural auto dealerships as well. The dealers need some help, and automakers serious about selling pickups ought to jump in with both feet to assist....
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Pickup payload U-turn: GM bases rating on curb weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

In the flap over how General Motors and Ford Motor Co. calculate the maximum payload ratings of their pickups, GM blinked. GM said on Friday that it no longer will omit the weight of some parts to boost the maximum payload ratings of their pickups....
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What is pickup payload?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

A pickup's maximum payload is the weight of all of the items that it carries, including passengers and cargo....
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