Heavy-Duty Truck

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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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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GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

7:09 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014

GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings. GM says it adopted the practice for the 2014 model year in response to competitive pressures as it launched redesigned full-sized pickups....
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Ford, Ram escalate towing war

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Ford launched a salvo in the escalating heavy-duty pickup towing rivalry last week. And Ram promptly fired right back....
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Ford to tout new F-450 towing capacity, hp, torque as best in class

12:29 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2014

In new spots appearing this fall, Ford will claim that the heavy-duty F-450 is capable of a best-in-class towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, an increase of 6,500 pounds over that of the current model....
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Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan N.A. boss Jose Munoz continues to push U.S. dealers for a big jump in market share while deflecting complaints that his stair-step sales targets are too hard to achieve.
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