Government Contracts

Army marches forward with self-driving trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016

The U.S. Army is developing driverless trucks and could end up operating the largest fleet of autonomous vehicles. A key test comes this summer when the Army conducts road tests in Michigan....
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EDITORIAL

Rule-breakers' costs go far beyond the fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

In 2015, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, American Honda and Volkswagen were found to have violated U.S. auto safety or environmental rules. Toyota and General Motors remain under government supervision following their safety scandals while Ford and Hyundai-Kia not long ago were caught gaming the fuel economy ratings system....
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Postal Service to buy 9,113 Ram ProMaster vans for large package delivery

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand won an order for 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans from the U.S. Postal Service to be used for large package deliveries....
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GM's Duramax V-8 engine to power U.S. Army's Humvee replacement

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015

GM's powertrain division will supply the engine for the successor to the Army's Humvee -- a deal that could see GM deliver as many as 55,000 diesel V-8 engines. The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, to be built by Oshkosh Defense, will be powered by a military specification version of the Duramax turbodiesel V-8 used in GM's heavy-duty pickups....
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Vive la Ford: French army picks Rangers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

The French Army is buying 1,000 Ford Rangers to begin replacing its aging fleet of Peugeot P4 jeeps, The New York Times reported last week....
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EDITORIAL

A sweet fleet deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

The victor of the next Postal Service fleet contract wins a ubiquitous showcase of its innovation, utility and durability for years to come. This is a deal that would be well worth the effort....
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SWEEPSTAKES IN THE MAIL

Postal Service's next-gen van carries a $6 billion prize

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015

Faced with rising maintenance costs for its aging fleet and needing extra cargo space to satisfy the desires of online shoppers, the US Postal Service is asking automakers to bid on a commercial van that would replace the boxy Long Life Vehicle and become the backbone of the service's delivery fleet starting in 2018. It could be one of the largest fleet purchases ever....
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