Truck sales are booming, thanks to increased consumer confidence and gains in construction activity and energy exploration. For the first six months of the year, sales of Ford (Fortune 500) F-series trucks rose 19.2%, and Chevy Silverado bumped ahead 25%, even though both are nearing the end of their model life, while Ram climbed 23%. Expect to see an escalation of truck sales wars soon. , General Motors (Fortune 500) launched its all-new 2014 Silverado on July 4th, and analysts are expecting Chevy to make a big advertising push to close the gap with the F-150. ,
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