Tesla's Cybertruck tries to make a dent in a tough market

Nov 28, 2019
Detroit dominates U.S. pickup truck sales. Traditionally it's been hard for newcomers to break in.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck.
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DOT loosens rules for driverless trucks

Oct 5, 2018
The Department of Transportation said in its new autonomous vehicle guidelines Thursday that a human driver doesn’t necessarily have to be in the driver’s seat of a commercial motor vehicle. That means an artificial intelligence system could potentially drive a truck. What…

Automakers release sales figures and ponder the road ahead

Aug 1, 2018
The big U.S. and foreign automakers release their July sales numbers Wednesday. Car and light-truck sales have been strong so far this year — with consumer confidence up, the job market good, and people banking a little more income from…
Cars are prepared for distribution at a Ford factory on January 13, 2015. 
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Ford Motor Co. will phase out its traditional sedans in North America

Apr 26, 2018
Ford Motor Co. announced it’s going to stop making cars for the North American market, save the Mustang and Focus Active. The automaker plans to phase out five of its cars to focus on SUVs, trucks and crossovers. Dan Neil writes…

A seven-year uphill ride for auto sales has hit the brakes, sort of

Jan 4, 2018
Sales of light trucks keep tears for auto dealers at bay.

Black boxes for truckers

Nov 2, 2015
A new rule requiring truckers to digitally record driving hours may soon pass.

Auto sales buoyant as consumers get cheap credit

Aug 17, 2015
New loans for cars and light trucks have surpassed $1 trillion for the first time.

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Postal Service wants a redesigned mail truck

Feb 18, 2015
The boxy trucks we see every day are headed for retirement.

How to blow off steam – and the driver next to you

Sep 4, 2014
Some oil boomtown pickup truck owners make a statement by "rolling coal."

Big rigs get environmental overhaul

Jul 9, 2014
Tech revolution in the trucking industry to bring cheaper goods, cleaner air.