August 4, 2015
The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.
May 13, 2015
ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.
December 31, 2014
Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.
October 3, 2014
This is a driver's view of the 2015 aluminum F-150 with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 blasting away from the start line, then rapidly snaking through the slalom course. The inset shows the driver -- HDT Senior Editor, Tom Berg -- at the wheel, havin' fun.
September 19, 2014
Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.
August 21, 2014
The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
July 31, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg branches out a bit in his Trailer Talk blog this week to talk about how much trailer load heavy pickups can haul. In a demonstration a couple of weeks ago, Ford pitted a pair of Power Stroke-powered F-450 pickups against a Ram 3500 dually pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel to demonstrate towing capacity.
July 29, 2014
A 2015 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine scaled at 4,942 pounds, while a comparable 2014 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 5.0L V-8 weighed 5,674 pounds.
July 16, 2014
Ford feels it has bragging rights and showed why at a ride-and-drive event for trade-press reporters this week in West Virginia. A first-person report from Senior Editor Tom Berg.
June 18, 2014
Horsepower and torque ratings announced by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.
June 5, 2014
Pickups still account for the majority of diesel vehicles, but cars and other passenger vehicles are increasingly powered by the compression-ignition engines.
April 7, 2014
Landi Renzo USA says it has secured EPA certification for its bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system as applied to certain 2015 Ford F-250 and 350 SuperDuty pickups.
February 7, 2014
A Cummins-Nissan project is testing the ‘viability’ of light diesel pickups for North America, and gauging customer interest in the idea.
February 6, 2014
CNG-gasoline capability will be available in all cab and pickup bed sizes in 2500 and 3500 HD series, while compact van offers economy and cargo-carrying capability, GM says.
August 20, 2013
Nissan will offer a newly developed Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel in its next generation full-size pickup. Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the five-liter engine has been engineered for the redesigned Titan.
February 10, 2013
Nissan is planning to build an all-new version of its Titan full-size pickup truck, though the automaker hasn't yet announced a timeline for this new vehicle. The automaker said it wants this new vehicle to appeal to fleet and skilled-trade customers in addition to retail buyers.
February 8, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. unveiled the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
The 2014 Tundra will be redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year.
December 13, 2012
General Motors' truck executives on Thursday showed off their highly refined, high-volume 2014-model 1500 series pickups, and re-emphasized product and image differences between Chevrolet's Silverado and GMC's Sierra
October 1, 2008
Redesigns, New Features Add Value
March 1, 2008
Dodge's heaviest commercial truck combines a beefy chassis with a cab from the 1500 series pickup.
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