2015 Chevrolet, GM 1500 Trucks Get 8-Speed Transmission

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Jul 24, 2014
<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 F-150 testing at Davis Dam at the Arizona-Nevada border courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> Ford Releases 2015 F-150 Engine, Towing Specs

Ford has released full engine specifications and towing capabilities for its 2015 F-150 pickup, which will add two new engines and auto stop-start, the automaker announced.

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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> 2015 Chevrolet, GM 1500 Trucks Get 8-Speed Transmission

General Motors will pair a new 8-speed transmission with its V-8 engine offered on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon Denali, and Yukon XL Denali models.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Accent courtesy of Hyundai.</strong></em></p> Porsche, Hyundai Top J.D. Power APEAL Study

Porsche has placed as the top premium brand, while Hyundai has been named the top non-premium brand in J.D. Power's 2014 APEAL study, which gauges customer satisfaction for recent automotive purchases.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 F-450 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> Ford Claims Best-in-Class Towing for 2015 F-450

Ford has increased the towing capability of its largest pickup, the F-450, for the 2015 model-year to a best-in-class 31,200 pounds, Ford announced at a media event in West Virginia.

<p>Peterbilt Model 220, the company's new Class 6-7 medium-duty truck. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)</p> Peterbilt's New Medium-Duty Truck in Full Production

The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.

<p>Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)</p> Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.</strong></em></p> 6 States Partner for Distracted Driving Crackdown

Launched July 20, the enforcement campaign involves law enforcement agencies in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Responding to a Highway Breakdown

Here's some advice from AAA on what steps drivers should take when a vehicle breaks down suddenly on a highway.


Chris Brown
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