How hard is it to weigh a pickup?
If the revelations from Ford Motor Co.
and General Motors over the past week are any indication, it is difficult indeed.
At issue is how Ford and GM calculate the maximum payload for many profitable pickups -- and the companies' changing stories on their methods.
To come up with the figures, the two automakers acknowledge, they delete the weight of some heavy parts, such as the spare tire or rear bumper, from the base curb weights of many of their pickups.Read Article