(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Aluminum - it isn't your brother's tin can, and clearing the junk in the trunk.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper with our weekly look at things with wheels in "FOX Wheels":

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By 2025, 7 out of 10 new pickup trucks sold in the U.S. will be aluminum bodied, according to a survey of major automakers by research firm Drucker Worldwide.

Randall Scheps with the Aluminum Association says the lighter material means improved fuel economy and...

(Scheps) "Aluminum is used in fighter jets, large commercial airliners and it has quite a lot of defense industry uses as well."


Joe Hinrichs with Ford says their aluminum F-150 pickup is on target for an end-of-the-year release.

(Hinrichs) "The testing of the truck has gone extremely well."

Chrysler's CEO is not planning an aluminum truck but watching his competitor.

Hinrichs with Ford says...

(Hinrichs) "Leaders lead and we want to continue to lead in both fuel efficiency and capability on that truck."


Summer road trip finally arrived?

James Bell with GM says pulling out the unneeded books, tools and winter items out of the trunk could save you money at the pump...

(Bell) "That's extra weight you're carting around which is obviously going to impact how much energy is needed to drive the vehicle."

And Bell says it could impact agility.

With FOX Wheels, I'm Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

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