DOES MY TRUCK COUNT AS AN EXPENSE?

Filing taxes can be an extremely challenging task to navigate, and even more so for independent contractors. Whether you work in construction, HVAC, landscaping, or another traditionally contracted position, you’re prone to fluctuation between big […] More

FORD RANGER REVIEW

By Jade Brasher The first truck my family ever owned was a Ford Ranger. I remember riding in the front bench seat between my parents. My sisters sat in the back facing each other on […] More

WINTER IS COMING. IS YOUR SNOW PLOW FLEET UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

THE CHEVY SILVERADO HD IS PLOW-READY One of the most important aspects of everyday life during winter in the North is snow plow service. Without snow plow drivers, commuters would have difficulty getting to work, […] More

6 REASONS TO SWITCH TO A TIMBREN SPRING SUSPENSION

JUST IN TIME FOR WINTER When October rolls around and fall weather approaches—particularly in the northern US—the days grow shorter as the sun dips lower into the autumn sky. Birds organize as they anticipate their […] More

WANT A GREENER FLEET?

TRY RENTING IT Have you ever considered renting part or all of your truck fleet in an effort to go green? If not, it’s worth the consideration. As you probably know, there are several ways […] More

FIND YOUR PERFECT RAM PROMASTER UPFIT

NEED A PROMASTER SOLUTION? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED All work vehicles require some modification to be your mobile office, equipment hauler, business on wheels, etc. Sometimes it’s easy to upfit a truck. Slap on a […] More

RAM PROMASTER 2500

READY FOR YOUR UPFIT I expected a quite smaller model when I picked it up from the Detroit airport. There it sat; its 159-inch wheelbase taking up a complete parking space. The sun gleamed off […] More

2020 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD REVIEW

Very rarely will someone buy a pickup with a great towing capacity and never tow. Otherwise, just buy a smaller truck. If you’re not going to tow much, opt for the Silverado 1500—why spend money […] More

HIGH-END AND PRACTICAL

THE NISSAN TITAN XD PRO-4X IS BUILT FOR THE WORK TRUCK INDUSTRY I’ve always seen them on the road, and a member of our MWS team owns one. As far as trucks go, this one’s […] More

TURNING HEADS

GMC SIERRA 1500 AT4 REVIEW Personally I’ve been a fan of GM trucks for a little while now. With a brawny grille, athletic stature, and luxurious features, I think GM trucks are the best-looking on […] More

NOT JUST A CITY SLICKER

TOYOTA TACOMA REVIEW Maybe it was the fact that my 10-year-old car has nearly no bells and whistles, the fact that it’s been a while since I sat in a vehicle with “new car” smell, […] More

VAN=VERSITILE

DO ANY CHORE IN THE ALL-NEW MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER What do you picture when you hear the word “van”? Maybe you see a soccer mom’s minivan, a hippie’s home, or the Scooby Doo Gang’s Mystery Machine. […] More

YES, YOU CAN

WITH A 2020 CHEVY SILVERADO HD Light-duty pickups are great. They act as your commuter vehicle, your grocery-getter, and your family transporter. But your heavy-duty pickup is a different story. It’s your workhorse. Because of […] More

BUSINESS EXPANSION'S PERFECT PARTNER

EXPAND YOUR FRONTIERS WITH NISSAN If 2018 was a year of innovation in the work truck industry, 2019 will be the year of expansion. With a strong, profitable year behind your business, it’s safe to […] More

A FLEET UPGRADE

THE 2019 TOYOTA TUNDRA IS BETTER THAN EVER. Let’s talk about a truck that’s jam-packed with safety features, is technologically savvy, capable of the tough stuff, and is assembled exclusively in the United States. Let’s […] More

WHERE THE LOYALTIES LIE

Ram prides itself as the most dependable truck on the market, with its 2500 winning an Edmunds 2016 Best Retained Value Vehicle award. Ram owners are loyal; they keep coming back for more. The brand […] More

LOOK NO FURTHER

Ford has a way of fitting the bill in any scenario. Whether it’s in a commute from a suburban home to a city office, a trip to the mountains in a recreational vehicle, hauling your […] More

THE TRUCK TO IMPRESS ALL AND HAUL ALL

GMC’s Canyon is a mid-size truck built for work and comfort. If your business requires a well-kept vehicle to meet with clients or customers yet also requires your crew to carry a few loads here […] More

CHOOSE THE BEST FOR YOUR FLEET

When you think of the perfect work vehicle, you might think of power, toughness, and the ability to carry a full load of your work equipment and supplies. “A truck is the only vehicle that […] More

A NEW PRO IS IN TOWN

How much can it tow? What’s the payload capacity? Is it powerful enough for all our tools and crew? These are questions you’ve likely asked before buying a vehicle to add to your fleet. A […] More

AMERICA'S FAVORITE TRUCK GETS INNOVATIVE

2018 seems to be a year of innovation and firsts in the work truck industry as far as manufacturing is concerned, and Ford is no exception. The brand rolled out some improvements to its Transit […] More

MOUNTAIN OF A TRUCK

Available in 30 models based on two cab types, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in a Tacoma. It’s said that the truck got its name from the Native American word for Mount […] More

A REASON TO BE PROUD

The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman dropped 225 lbs, improving performance Attendees of NTEA’s The Work Truck Show were given a sneak peek. A panoramic screen offering a cinematic feel accompanied the new trucks, showcasing the […] More

IT'S ELECTRIC!

You see the electric cars on your daily commute, and you’ve seen the all-electric delivery vans in urban areas. With all the money saved from lower fuel and maintenance costs and the environmental impact of […] More

BUILT TO WORK AND WORK HARD

A combination of practicality, toughness, and luxury are rarely rolled into one vehicle. Yet the Titan of trucks does it so effortlessly. Nissan’s Titan and Titan XD are sleek, smart, and strong, ready for an enjoyable […] More

THE SMARTEST VAN IN BUSINESS

Positioned as the first mid-size van in its class, the Mercedes-Benz Metris is now a staple of the company’s Passenger and Cargo Van lines, and the 2018 version will be available with new technology and […] More

COMMANDING PRESENCE

If versatility, strength, and advanced technology top your must-haves in a heavy-duty truck, take a gander at the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Chassis Cab. This powerhouse delivers all three and more, offering custom configurations aimed […] More

STRENGTH AND SAFETY IN SPADES

You’ve heard the name, and you probably know the reputation, but if you haven’t experienced a seat behind the wheel of a Ram Tradesman 1500, you only know part of the story. Owners and fleet […] More

HITTING THE BIG TIME

If you combine the 10 smallest US states, all together they’d still be smaller than Texas. That’s one reason the longhorn state maintains the reputation that “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” So it’s fitting that the […] More

TOUGHNESS AND COMFORT COEXIST

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck is a fine example of toughness and comfort seamlessly coexisting in one vehicle. One look inside this fresh model readily reveals GMC has elevated the standard for truck […] More

SPREADING THE GREEN

Oftentimes, family owned and operated businesses start out quite small with the intention of growth. That pretty much sums up Environmental Painting Alternatives (EPA). EPA has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial […] More

LOOK NO MORE

The 2018 Ford F-150 delivers best-in-class payload and tow ratings, and its reduced weight increases payload. That’s resulted from cutting the weight of the F-150 body with high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy. With an impressive engine […] More

THE MIDSIZE TRUCK WITH A HEART

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado boasts impressive fuel efficiency and best-in-class towing and hp. With available high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and available advanced safety features that include Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, the Colorado […] More

BUSINESS CONSCIOUS

The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo features a small exterior footprint, large cargo capacity, outstanding versatility, and excellent fuel efficiency. With its efficient 2-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, refined Xtronic transmission, and cargo bay, the NV200 offers […] More

A NEW WORKHORSE

Industries all experience progress in different ways. For the package delivery industry, progress is unmanned drones that assist drivers in making their deliveries. For the passenger transportation industry, progress is self-driving cars or large drones […] More

CONTINUING TO IMPROVE

The 2018 Ford Transit—available in three lengths, three heights, and two wheelbases—will offer 64 configurations across four basic platforms, including van, passenger wagon, cutaway, and chassis cab. “Transit features rugged unibody construction and extensive application […] More

BUNDLING ESSENTIALS

The Ram 1500 is expertly designed and built. With a 50,000 psi high-strength steel frame, hydroformed tubular front frame unit, and eight ultra-tough crossmembers, the 1500 is not only durable, it offers advanced occupant protection. […] More

GOLD-SERVICE

Being mobile is essential for United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC). The company responds to requests to locate and mark underground utility lines, communication and fiber optics lines, and gas lines for pre-construction sites. While USIC […] More

CITYRAKER

The 2017 Chevrolet City Express van offers a range of conveniences, including 122.7 cubic-ft of cargo space, 20 interior cargo-mounting points, a fold-down passenger seat that converts into a work table, an EPA-estimated 24 mpg […] More

ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

If he could find a way to be in two places at one time, 27-year-old Kyle Good would do just that. But, until cloning becomes a reality, this Salem, Missouri, resident will rely on his […] More

IT'S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE

With new features and plenty of carryover content, Ford Transit Connect continues to cater to the needs of tradesmen, small businesses, and commercial fleets—customers looking for a versatile, capable, maneuverable, and efficient business vehicle in […] More

TO BOLDLY GO

The Nissan Frontier is an unsung hero among midsize pickups. While it’s on the smaller size of the current midsize lineup, it remains one tough truck. Frontier hasn’t changed much throughout the years—its design leaning […] More

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Chris Maynard, fleet general manager for ASRC Energy Services, has a pretty challenging job—distributing fleet trucks to remote parts of Alaska. “There are no roads where we’re going,” Maynard says. “You can’t just drive where […] More

LET'S GO PLACES

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma looks like its early model predecessors’ big brother. But, according to Toyota, “There’s more to this machine than just its aggressive good looks. Heavy-duty components take this truck to places others […] More

CUSTOMIZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

There are multiple factors that go in to making a business—no matter the size—prosper. From business management to marketing, employees to customers, reputation to quality equipment, a successful business is only as good as its […] More

A DIVERSIFIED LINEUP

GMC’s already impressive mid-size truck portfolio gains a few new siblings in the Canyon Denali and All Terrain X. These additions, along with the original lineup, provide fleet managers with more choices in configuring a […] More

BLUE OVAL

When your commute routinely involves an eight-hour drive across the state of Texas, you need a reliable and comfortable truck to get you there and back. That’s why Houston native Chris Groves bought a 2015 […] More

AMERICAN BUILT

Ford’s 2017 Transit CC-CA offers you an American built and assembled work truck with 12 upfitters conveniently located within 30 miles of the assembly plant. Ford incomplete vehicles are designed with a clean CA for […] More

CHICAGO STRONG

Rick Sperando started Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical Inc., about 16 years ago. After working for one of the national companies, Sperando decided to strike out on his own and, with the support of his […] More

THE ORIGINAL WORK VAN

The Route Star walk-in van, built by Morgan Olson, provides a work truck body solution like no other—it works every day, for hundreds of industries and thousands of drivers. Rarely can you drive any direction, […] More

BUILDING A BETTER INDUSTRY

Christy Webber, owner/CEO, Christy Webber Landscapes, has a vision: “I want to help the industry be smarter, run better, be an industry that is respected. We are a trade, we are real, we do something […] More

ASPIRE TO GREATNESS

Mercedes-Benz is not one for cutting corners and it shows in the Sprinter Van. According to Mercedes-Benz, “The Sprinter Van is the most advanced commercial van on the road today with tons of options to […] More

A CAPABLE ADDITION

Tough jobs demand tough trucks and the American-assembled Tundra is ready to be put in the game. According to Toyota, “A dedicated team proudly assembles every Tundra in San Antonio, Texas. We are committed for […] More

REACHING FOR A BETTER FIT

The Reach is a new generation walk-in commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster. Isuzu’s legendary diesel engine paired with Utilimaster’s decades of vocational van expertise provide the capabilities business owners require in a walk-in van: […] More

LIKE NO OTHER

Officially introduced last year at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show®, the Mercedes-Benz Metris offers both Passenger Van and Cargo Van versions without any competitors in the same size or cargo category. The Metris mid-size Commercial […] More

ALL AMERICAN LOCKSMITH SERVICE

Keith Kahn—owner of All American Locksmith Service—has been a locksmith for about thirty years. “A locksmith pertains to a lot of different things. I work on safes. I work on cars. People lose their car […] More

COMPLETE TOW CONTROL

GMC is set to release the 2016 Sierra 2500HD mid-year. While the truck will see a few differences from previous year models, both additions and deletions, it still guarantees top-notch durability and performance. Some of […] More

PERFECT PARTNERSHIP

Willie and Kathleen Payne had a goal: Start their own pest control business. Starting a new business can be a risky, intimidating, and daunting undertaking. For something like a pest control business, there must be […] More

YOUR BODY, YOUR BUSINESS

The 2016 Freightliner Sprinter has a lot to offer: its best-in-class payload, cargo volume, and interior standing height. With Freightliner, however, innovation and upgrades don’t stop at “good enough.” The 2016 Sprinter features Crosswind Assist—the […] More

ALASKAN LIFELINE

It’s -25 degrees Fahrenheit 250 miles outside the Arctic Circle in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The ground is layered in snow and ice. The environment is unwelcoming. Inside the Delta Leasing office, two workers are about […] More

MADE TO WORK

Ford proves the accuracy of its badge—Built Ford Tough—with the 2016 F-150. The F-150 is a heavy-hitter among the light-duty sector, with a max GVWR of 7,850 lbs and a 12,200-lb max towing capacity. Also […] More

DISRUPTING THE MARKET

It’s no secret that Nissan’s Titan pickups have been, until recently, behind the curve in the light-duty segment of the market. During the Detroit Auto Show back in January, however, Nissan had a bigger-than-light-duty surprise […] More

BEST IN CLASS

In the world of cargo vans, manufacturers tout capacity, maneuverability, efficiency, dependability, and durability. Ram’s ProMaster cargo vans live up to all of the above and then some. ProMaster offers front-wheel drive and a secure […] More