Stories tagged: trucks
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Made in Mexico, popular on U.S. highways
Some of America’s most popular cars and trucks are made in Mexico – for now. Many Americans have benefited from Mexico’s emergence as a production hub. Low-cost production helps keep …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
U.S. auto sales hit a record in 2016, led by SUVs
U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Auto industry could break sales records yet again. But analysts see decline coming.
Automakers are on the cusp of a second record-breaking year for sales as dealers made an end-of-year push to empty their lots over the weekend. But even as the industry …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Cars Americans loved or hated in 2016
This year, as in every other year in the past several decades, Americans will buy more Ford pickup trucks than any other vehicle. The final tally for 2016 will come …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Madi Clark: Regulatory grip too tight for proposed terminal
Ecology’s completely new regulatory concept would hinder the ability of infrastructure to develop and make it impossible for Millennium to operate.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
100 percent of recalled Volvo heavy trucks repaired
All 16,000 Volvo heavy trucks that were recalled earlier this year for a dangerous steering problem have been repaired.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Ford fires back at Trump, citing booming U.S. big-truck output
Ford Motor Co., pushing back against criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for moving work to Mexico, is highlighting its booming business in big trucks after shifting production to …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: Rahal barely wins IndyCar race after last-lap pass
Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish for an IndyCar race at Texas.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Lower speeds for truck and bus drivers proposed
The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Fiat Chrysler offers hackers bounty to report cyber threats
Fiat Chrysler is turning to weekend car tinkerers and good-guy hackers to expose software vulnerability in its cars and trucks.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
GM announces largest Takata recall yet, says air bags are safe; NHTSA disagrees
General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. ends Ford pickup probe without seeking recall
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Idaho Senate approves extra-heavy trucks on freeways
The Idaho Senate on Friday approved legislation allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to run on Idaho interstates, after Congress gave Idaho the go-ahead for that in December.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires
Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling nearly more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Valley council discusses range of options for truck parking
About a dozen people showed up Tuesday evening to hear the Spokane Valley City Council debate possible restrictions on parking of semitrucks, tractors and trailers in residential neighborhoods. City attorney …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 1:48 p.m.
Toyota recalls 342,000 Tacoma pickups
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 342,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks because the front seat belts can malfunction.
Sun., July 15, 2012
Auto racing: Truex brothers return to scene of past success
Ryan Truex remembers when the workers on his older brother’s car would stuff him in a box used to hold dirty rags and tape up the hole on top. Terrifying …
Sun., April 3, 2011
McMurray tops field in Martinsville qualifying
Jamie McMurray took a step toward jump-starting his season Saturday by winning the pole at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. McMurray turned a lap of 96.509 mph in his Chevrolet to earn …