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2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2014

Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 ...

Chevrolet unveils “Toughnology” concept truck to highlight Silverado’s high-strength steel body amid buzz around aluminum

Chevrolet unveils “Toughnology” concept...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 13, 2014

With all the talk and positive buzz surrounding Ford's aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150, Chevrolet thought it might be a good idea ...

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015 F-150’s durability: aluminum truck’s weight savings outweigh questions over repair costs

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 14, 2014

Even though the 2015 F-150 first appeared to the world from under a silk sheet, Ford's unveiling of what could ...

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PHOTOS: 2016 Ford Super Duty aluminum prototype pickup...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

Mishaps with prototype vehicles aren't exactly surprising. After all, that's why you build prototypes. So the mishaps—or in this case ...

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust and may improve gas mileage, but how will they hold up after 30 years?

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 27, 2014

Ford rocked the automotive world with its decision to use aluminum bodies in pickup trucks starting in 2015. This will ...

Ford’s 2015 F-150 has triggered a “stampede” on aluminum among competing automakers

Ford’s 2015 F-150 has triggered a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2014

The weight-shaving and redesigned aluminum body on the new 2015 Ford F-150 turned more than the heads of customers and ...

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up 1.5% annually

Construction materials prices slip slightly in June, up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2013

The average cost of materials used by the construction industry plus items consumed by contractors such as diesel fuel fell ...

Construction materials prices increase 1.3 percent in February

Construction materials prices increase 1.3 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 15, 2013

The Associated General Contractors of America has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for February, which reveals that construction ...

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