Business, Equipment, TCA

Ford’s Commercial Vehicle Strategy Powers the Company Through Thick and Thin


While Wall Street pounds Ford Motor Co.’s response to high-profile, recent trends like self-driving vehicles and the shift from sedans to SUVs, an underappreciated, century-old company mainstay continues to chug along, delivering dominant sales and consistent profits.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Sued by Truck Owners, Adding It to Diesel Defendants

A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of carmakers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen AG.

Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018

Ford Offers F-150 Model With Diesel Engine

Ford F-150 Diesel Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. announced a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel will be available spring 2018 in its F-150 pickup truck.

January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford and Lyft Team Up to Put Driverless Cars on the Road

Lyft's new Amp glows on the dashboard of a car in San Francisco. Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said Sept. 26.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Delivery Without Drivers: Domino’s, Ford Team Up for Test

The specially designed delivery car that Ford Motor Co. and Domino’s Pizza will use to test self-driving pizza deliveries, at Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dee-Ann Durbin/AP

No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
August 29, 2017

Ford Will Invest $1.6 Billion in Two US Factories

Ford's Hinrichs by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company announced April 26.

Joseph White | Reuters
April 27, 2016

Ford Launches New, Lighter Super Duty Pickup

INDIANAPOLIS — Ford Motor Co. launched an all-new Super Duty pickup range for 2017 whose main feature is the use of military-grade aluminum throughout the cab, leading to significant weight savings.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
March 3, 2016

With Two Truck Factories Humming, Ford Posts Massive July Sales

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Ford appears to have finally found the right gear with its F-150 pickup, otherwise known as the moneymaker.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2015

Ford Profit Beats Estimates as Buyers Pay Up for F-150 Truck

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. posted a 44% surge in second-quarter profit, exceeding analysts' estimates thanks to consumers paying big money for fully loaded versions of the new aluminum-body150 pickup.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2015

Ford Updates Commercial Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford Motor Co.

Ford is updating its commercial Transit Connect van for the 2016 model year with standard flex-fuel capability for some models.

June 8, 2015