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UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

City adds a flashing warning sign for truck drivers with tall trucks and short attention spans

Short of lowering the road or raising the railroad bridge, there’s only so much Spokane can do for inattentive motorists on Stevens Street.


GM in talks to sell shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks.


100 years ago in Spokane: Altman family learns of second son killed in World War I

For the second time in a month, a messenger delivered bad news to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman of Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump’s auto tariffs are put on hold

The Trump administration is holding off on imposing new tariffs on car imports as the government considers revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to a Bloomberg …


Uber puts brakes on its self-driving trucks

Ride-sharing giant Uber is winding down its self-driving truck technology business, better known as Otto, which Uber acquired in 2016 for $680 million.


Detroit ditching cars to mint money off trucks

With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint money.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

More radioactively contaminated vehicles found at Hanford

The number of vehicles with specks of radioactive material has increased to 19 as checks continue at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant continue.


Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher

Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


Toyota recalls 342,000 Tacoma pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 342,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks because the front seat belts can malfunction.


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 …


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 …