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Ford challenges Tesla to a truck tug of war; Musk accepts

Ford thinks Musk was making an apples-to-oranges comparison. The video the Tesla CEO tweeted appears to show a two-wheel drive version of the F-150 against an all-wheel drive Cybertruck. Elon Musk accepted the challenge. ... Read More »

Tesla’s Electric Pickup: Is It a Work Truck?

Fleet Forward’s Chris Brown takes an up-close look at the Tesla Cybertruck and asks whether an (almost) indestructible exterior can help it break into the U.S. fleet market. ... Read More »

Troubled supplier of Ford, FCA parts settles customer suit

Gill Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., would not disclose terms of the settlement. The company's customer, Benteler, filed for dismissal of its suit on Nov. 21. ... Read More »

Eight electric pickup truck manufacturers to load up U.S. market by 2021

Companies ranging from General Motors to startup Lordstown Motors Corp. have said they plan to introduce electric pickups over the next two years. The question is who will buy them. ... Read More »

UAW cites ‘difficult issues’ as FCA contract talks continue

Cindy Estrada, vice president of the UAW's FCA department, said there have been "a few outside distractions" since Ford workers approved their contract on Nov. 15. ... Read More »

Report: Spike in Wholesale Volume Hurts Pre-Owned Values

Prices for used vehicles declined 4.2% in the first 10 months of 2019 while volume increased 5.2%, J.D. Power analysts say, a trend that has begun to affect the commercial market. ... Read More »

Priority One Makes 2019 One Tampa Bay List

Priority One Financial Services has been recognized as a One Tampa Bay honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. ... Read More »

Uber stripped of London operating license over safety failures

The city's regulator said it has identified failures that placed passengers at risk. Uber said it will appeal the decision, and the company can continue to take rides during the process. ... Read More »

FTC Issues Annual Report on Ethanol Market Concentration for 2019

The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2019 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Commission to perform an annual review of market concentration in the ethanol production industry “to determine whether there is...

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BAIC wants to increase its Daimler stake, report says

The Chinese company wants to boost its stake in the German automaker after initially taking a 5 percent stake in July, Reuters reported. ... Read More »