Heavy-Duty Truck

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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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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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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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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GM, Isuzu to invest $60 million in engine joint venture

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
General Motors and Isuzu Motors plan to invest $60 million to upgrade technology in their diesel engine joint venture in Ohio....
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Chrysler to recall 1.2 million pickups for possible tie-rod problems

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Chrysler Group will conduct three recalls of nearly 1.2 million pickups to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies. Chrysler said in a statement today it plans to inspect 2003-2008 model-year Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks to find about 116,000 repaired with tie-rod assemblies that could become misaligned....
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GM chases heavy-duty truck crown with new exteriors, cab redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
General Motors is going after Ford Motor Co.'s sales lead in heavy-duty trucks....
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GM's Silverado, Sierra workhorses take aim at Ford's heavy-duty crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
GM has clothed its re-engineered heavy-duty pickups in fresh sheet metal and provided nicer interiors for 2015 in an effort to capitalize on surging demand for big workhorse trucks....
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