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Ford says US sales rise 9 percent in September

Ford Motor Co.’s U.S. sales rose 9 percent in September, spurred by sales of SUVs and pickups. Sales of the Ford Explorer SUV were more than triple last September, while sales of the Escape small SUV rose 41 percent. Ford’s pickup sales rose 15 percent. Demand for trucks and SUVs typically rises in the fall… Continue Reading Ford says US sales rise 9 percent in September

Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

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Future longhaul trucks, school buses and large pickup trucks will be required to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 percent under first-ever fuel efficiency plans for trucks released Monday by the Obama administration. For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department announced proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions… Continue Reading Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

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Transwest, a Commerce City-based big rig sales and service company, plans to open a $4 million, 39,000-square-foot dealership in Fountain this November. City leaders hope that will get Fountain’s economic wheels rolling again — but more importantly, growth in the trucking industry is a good signal that the economy is recovering. Transwest bought the property… Continue Reading Truck sales, service outfit plans Fountain dealership

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GM will stop making medium-duty trucks

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DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says it will stop making medium-duty trucks by July 31 because it was unable to find a buyer for the operations. The company said in a statement that it will wind down production of the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick trucks after searching for a buyer for four years. Both… Continue Reading GM will stop making medium-duty trucks

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