WASHINGTON -- Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) announces Congress has appropriated $14 million for the purchase of pickup trucks for evaluation and testing under the army’s COMBATT military truck program. Sen. Levin made the announcement at a press conference Dec. 20 at the Washington auto show. The appropriation is for one year and is expected to be renewed for additional vehicle procurement. At an expected cost of $50,000 per unit, the appropriation could purchase 280 trucks. DaimlerChrysler ...

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