Ford has begun production of F-150 pickups with a gaseous-fuel prep option that enables the truck to run on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, the company announced.
Businesses in the service sector saw growth slow in November to the weakest pace since June, due to softer spending by consumers and businesses, the Associated Press reported.
General Motors Co. is scaling back the Chevrolet brand in Europe to focus more on its core Opel and Vauxhall brands, the automaker announced.
FedEx Ground will raise its 2014 rates by an average 4.9%, the company announced Dec. 5.
The Detroit Three automakers reported sales gains for November, with pickups contributing to the growth.
The publication you’re reading and the trucks you drive will be reshaped in the months ahead.
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has big plans for its new ISV5.0 small diesel. Originally developed as a platform for the huge North American pickup truck sector, the engine fuels the company’s hopes that the space-saving size, power ratings and other attributes of the 5-liter V-8 diesel also will make it appealing to light- and medium-duty commercial and consumer markets.
The U.S. commercial truck landscape adds a healthy dose of international flavor for the 2014 model year.
DETROIT — Steady replacement activity in the commercial sector and consumers who kept up with monthly payments during the Great Recession prevented the auto industry from plunging to the depths seen in the housing market, and left the auto industry —and the commercial sector in particular — poised for steady growth in the years ahead, economists and industry experts said.
Vehicle introductions and updates for the 2014 model year.
The Cass Freight Index, which measures shipment activity in trucking and other transport modes, increased 1.1% in November from a year ago. Expenditures increased 7.8% from 2012.
The weekly average intermodal rail volume for November rose to the highest level on record, the Association of American Railroads reported.
Consumer confidence rose to the highest level in five months, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released Dec. 6.
FleetCor Technologies Inc., a Norcross, Ga.-based provider of fuel cards and workforce payment systems, said it acquired NexTraq, a provider of fleet telematics services, from private equity firm Francisco Partners.