Ford Motor

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

VW, Ford Join to Build Pickup Trucks, Explore Work on Autonomous Vehicles

Ford at Auto Show Ford Motor Co. President and CEO, Jim Hackett, left, meets with Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will join forces to build pickup trucks, delivery vans and possibly more, pledging to put old rivalries aside and work together to confront a rapidly changing auto industry.

Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford’s Global Cost Purge Hits Europe With Thousands of Job Cuts

Ford Trucks Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. said it will cut thousands of jobs, weed out slow-selling variants and potentially close entire factories in Europe, as the carmakers’s global cost-cutting drive targets a region that has been a drag on earnings for years.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2019
Business, TCA

History Channel Debuts ‘Truck Weekend in America’

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Inspired by the “Shark Week” ratings phenomenon, the History Channel is turning to trucks. At 8 p.m. Nov. 10, “Truck Weekend in America” launches six hours of truck programming that spotlights new trucks, rescue trucks, restoring trucks, how trucks are built in factories and how trucks have transformed our culture.

Phoebe Wall Howard | Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Trucks Debuts Cabover Tractor for International Markets

Ford's F-Max Ford's F-Max cabover tractor makes its debut at IAA. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Ford Trucks offers only light- and medium-duty vehicles in North America, but the brand is aiming to make a splash in the heavy-duty segment in certain international markets.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Ford to Spend $740 Million as Part of Detroit Train Station Project

Michigan Central train station Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford (left) and CEO James Hackett pose outside the Michigan Central train depot on June 19 in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Ford Motor Co. will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the company said Aug. 14.

Cindy Burton | Detroit Free Press
August 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Profit Plunges by 50% in 2Q

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot A row of Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. profit fell to $1.07 billion in the second quarter, down about 50% from the $2.05 billion it made in the second quarter of 2017.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 27, 2018

Ford Reports Best 1Q Since 1998

Ford Motor Co.’s first-quarter profit rose 22% to the highest level in 13 years, the company said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
April 26, 2011

Ford Posts Record Third-Quarter Profit

Ford Motor Co. Tuesday reported its best third-quarter profit on record, becoming the world’s most profitable automaker, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2010

Ford to Make $4 Billion Debt Payment

Ford Motor Co. will make a $4 billion payment on its outstanding debt, paying into a United Auto Workers trust fund that pays retiree health care bills, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 30, 2010

Ford Reports $2.1 Billion 1Q Profit

Ford Motor Co. Tuesday posted a $2.1 billion first-quarter profit and said it would be profitable this year, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2010