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 |  Feb 10 2014, 10:03 AM

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News of Ford and Chevy adopting the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 common tow-rating standards has already been reported here on AutoGuide, but now Chrysler has confirmed that the Ram truck brand will also adopt the standard. 

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 |  Apr 15 2013, 12:08 PM

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Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all mentality is delaying common-sense reform that benefits truck buyers.

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