The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

The state of Colorado is home to some of the nation’s tallest mountains, expansive forests, plains, canyons, rivers, and deserts. It is home to big cities, small towns, and ghost towns. Its people are just […] More

Generate Revenue, Even on Slow Days

Technology is evolving the trucking industry. Dynamic routing software optimizes dispatching. Collision mitigation technology makes roads safer. Dash cams provide protection in the case of collisions and phony insurance claims. GPS tracking of trailers and […] More

Bringing It to Light

There are a lot of factors to consider when shopping for new lights for your truck—what type of light you need, where it will be positioned, its brightness, etc. There are hundreds of different lights […] More

International HX Series Review

Although I never saw myself as a truck girl, I never get tired of driving big trucks, small trucks, old trucks, new trucks, you name it—especially now that I get to write about them. However, […] More

Toyota Tundra Review

There’s just something about a truck, isn’t there? You feel different when driving a truck versus a sedan or even an SUV. Trucks are both comfortable and capable. They’re perfect for work. Just throw your […] More

How to Maintain Your Trailer Wheel Bearings for Long Life

For proper truck maintenance, there is a checklist of equipment-maintenance items to review before hitting the road. In most cases, the standard list includes oil levels and tire pressure, while trailer wheel maintenance is often […] More

Do You Have an Integrated Strategy for Lighting?

For heavy-duty truck fleet managers aiming to maximize safety, productivity, and profitability while minimizing downtime and the cost of doing business, having an integrated strategy for trailer lighting is key. However, an effective fleet lighting […] More

The Mack MD Preview

Journalists from local stations and newspapers as well as truck journalists across North America gathered in a recently renovated manufacturing facility for an announcement that had been kept a tight secret. Cameras pointed at a […] More

Peterbilt 567 Review

Truck pride stretches across all classes. Whether they’re a die-hard Ford lover, own a Chevrolet-only fleet, have an “Isuzu ‘til I die” mindset, or will only get behind the wheel of a Peterbilt, an owner/operator […] More

Family Business Booms with Service Trucks

Wade Homuth set out to start his own field service company at the age of 43. A daunting task for even the youngest of workers, Homuth leveraged his 20 years of experience in the construction […] More

International CV Review

We showcased the International CV in the 2019 Buyers Guide a year ago. That was before we did driver reviews and took you behind the wheel of the trucks we showcase. Those showcases were helpful: […] 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 […] More

6 Reasons to Switch to a Timbren Spring Suspension

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 annual departure to the sunny […] More

What to Know Before Purchasing a Medium-duty Trailer

You officially made the switch from the heaviest duty pickup you could find to something even heavier duty. Your Ford F-350 King Ranch, built as tough as ever, wasn’t designed to handle the load you […] More

Mack Truck = Concrete Pump Platform

Have you ever wondered how concrete is poured in high-rise buildings or big sports stadiums? If you work in the concrete industry, you already know. But for those who specialize in other areas, here’s your […] More

Mack Granite Review

Big. Powerful. Trucks. Those three words can be an interest, a hobby, or your livelihood. Are you only used to seeing them on the road in the lane beside you, or are you behind the […] More

The Value of Expert Analysis in Coaching

In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of coaching and ensuring everyone in the organization is on the same page before starting the coaching process as part of a fleet’s overall […] More

Want a Greener Fleet?

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 to achieve a […] More

Upfit Your Isuzu NPR with the Best in the Business

You could have seen it delivering your favorite snack. You might have seen it filling your favorite beverage from the tap incorporated in its delivery box. And you might have seen it parked outside a […] More

Isuzu NPR Review

First we did a walk-around of the truck. This being my first one-on-one interaction with a low-cab forward, and an Isuzu NPR at that, I needed to see all the features: the retractable side view […] More

How Much Does an Electric Medium-duty Fleet Really Save

To some, fleet electrification could never be a reality. Perhaps the infrastructure of your area wouldn’t allow for a beneficial conversion, the money it would take to convert wouldn’t justify the money you may or […] More

Why Coach Your Drivers?

From the early stages of learning how to walk, kids learning new games at recess, or adults mastering a new task at work—everyone is constantly coached. It’s just a way of life. Yet at some […] More

The Smarter Suspension Revolution Begins

An aggregate-laden dump truck makes the transition from on-road to off-road, transporting cargo to a remote jobsite. Under load, the cab’s heavy-duty springs perform as designed on the uneven terrain, providing a relatively smooth ride […] More

Find Your Perfect Ram ProMaster Upfit

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 ladder rack, coat the bed with Line-X, and […] More

Ram ProMaster 2500 Review

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 the high roof of […] More

Western Star 4900

Home grown and all your own. That’s been Western Star’s way of building trucks since the beginning. Western Star trucks are designed and assembled in the US. They’re built for specific customers just the way […] More

The Hino 258ALP

If your application calls for a conventional truck, Hino has a few to choose from. More specifically, if your application calls for hauling, the Hino 258ALP could be the right choice for you. The 258ALP […] 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

Mack’s Pinnacle is the Definition of its Name

The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes “pinnacle” as the highest point of development or achievement. Apparently Mack sought out to add a truck to its lineup that embodied that word, and the heavy-duty Mack Pinnacle was born. […] More

The Peterbilt Model 337 Answers Your Work Truck Questions

There are many factors to consider when buying a new work truck. First of all, is it capable of handling any work you can throw at it? Is it reliable? What’s its cost of maintenance, […] More

Nissan Titan XD Pro Review

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 design really stands out from the others. But in a competitive pickup […] More

SPECIAL DELIVERY

DELIVER HEAVY LOADS IN TIGHT SPACES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL RH Trucks in delivery applications cover a wide spectrum. Whether your deliveries are to remote jobsites, small town general stores, or busy city super markets, you […] More

NOW DEBUTING…

THE KENWORTH K270 IS POWERFUL AND BRINGS EASE TO YOUR OPERATIONS Looking for something lightweight, maneuverable, and also powerful? Kenworth has several trucks in its lineup that fit the bill. We’ve showcased a few Kenworths […] 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

ALTERNATIVE POWER IN A HEAVY-DUTY PACKAGE

THE FREIGHTLINER 114SD NG BRINGS ‘GREEN’ TO YOUR BUSINESS As environmentally conscious business practices are becoming more economical, companies are making the switch to alternatively fueled fleets. Companies are often forced to convert their fleet […] More

AND THE BLUE RIBBON GOES TO:

FUSO INTRODUCES AN INDUSTRY-FIRST GAS-POWERED CLASS 5 LCF Just as other manufacturers are racing to keep up, it seems one brand is a step ahead of the rest.  If it were a race, FUSO would […] 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

GOOD SERVICE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

KENWORTH TRUCKS AND PACLEASE KEEP P&R PAPER SUPPLY RUNNING SMOOTHLY Stefanie Karnes remembers it well. As the new branch operations manager for P&R Paper Supply Company, she did a ride-along with a driver to get […] More

HEAVY HAULER, HARD WORKER

THE VOLVO VHD 300 WAS MADE FOR TOUGH JOBS Deciding on the perfect truck for your fleet can get a little overwhelming, confusing, and downright annoying. Spending too much time at the dealership or too […] More

A FLEET OWNER'S DREAM

THE RAM 5500 CHASSIS CAB IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR A FLEET OWNER Many manufacturers offer options for fleet owners, but when you choose a fleet vehicle from Ram, you have access to a full-service […] 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

100 YEARS IN THE MAKING

THE MACK GRANITE HAS THE DURABILITY AND MANEUVERABILITY FOR YOUR JOB  You can’t manufacture vehicles for a century and not learn a thing or two. Around since 1900, Mack has well established itself as a […] More

FOUR BRAND-DEFINING VALUES IN ONE TRUCK

PETERBILT DOESN’T COMPROMISE ITS VALUES IN THE MODEL 220 It’s loaded with the latest technology, is fuel efficient, safe, and designed with quality in mind. The truck truly embodies the four core values—purposeful innovation, individualized […] 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

VOCATIONAL DEMANDS A STAR

WESTERN STAR PUTS QUALITY AND VALUE UNDER THE HOOD OF THE 4700 Any engineer can design a truck, but it takes a team effort—from engineers to those who use the trucks on a daily basis—to […] More

THE BACKBONE OF THE COUNTY

IOWA COUNTY RELIES ON FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS TO KEEP ROADS OPEN Greene County has been a customer of Harrison Truck Centers in Des Moines, Iowa, for more than a decade. In charge of secondary roads, the […] More

ROAD TESTED, ROBOT APPROVED

FORD’S F-650/F-750 IS ABOUT AS TOUGH AS IT GETS “This vehicle was tested in harsh conditions.” You’ve heard that before, and it’s usually true. Truck manufacturers test their vehicles during the hottest desert summer days […] 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 NEW CLASSIC

KENWORTH INTRODUCES THE W990. There’s a lot that goes into purchasing a new fleet vehicle. All aspects should be considered—the truck’s power, durability, versatility, ease of maneuverability, and the brand’s service network. Kenworth understands. That’s […] More

GIVING 'COMMERCIAL VEHICLE' NEW MEANING

INTERNATIONAL’S CV IS MORE THAN YOU’D THINK. “We’ve designed, built, and tested the CV Series to deliver the commercial-grade power, reliability, and practicality that growing businesses require, along with the comfort, safety features, and easy […] 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

FORTY YEARS AND COUNTING

A good service truck is a bit like a good hunting dog, according to Ron Nuss, head mechanic at Northwest Excavating, Inc. “You can run them ragged all day, and they’ll still be there for you.” […] More

BUILT FOR THE TOUGH STUFF

Beginning in the tough logging industry of the Pacific Northwest, Peterbilt trucks are meant to stand the test of time. After perfecting a heavy-hauler, Peterbilt has turned its eyes toward fully integrating technology into its […] More

HINO'S RISING TIDE

Hino is the fastest-growing truck manufacturer in the United States and for plenty of reason. The trucks that are a staple overseas are making a splash on America’s side of the pond. See why the […] 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

THE TECHY TRUCK THAT NEVER QUITS

Need something with enough power to deliver day in and day out for days to come? Want something comfortable enough your drivers will love coming to work every day? The International HV Series is just […] 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

AN AMERICAN FAVORITE

Isuzu has long been an innovator in low cab forwards (LCF), starting with the first two-ton LCF in 1959. And, there’s a reason Isuzu Commercial Trucks have been the No. 1 selling LCF in the […] More

CAN BATTERY ELECTRIC REPLACE DIESEL ENGINES?

No greenhouse gas emissions, no particulate matter, and no nitrogen oxide emissions. This guy runs off long-range 100 percent battery electric. Oh, and did we mention it’s a Class 8? BYD (Build Your Dreams) is […] More

LEVEL UP!

Mitsubishi rolled out the red carpet for its medium-duty FUSO FE GAS models at The Work Truck Show this past March. With four models to choose from, each business owner can have their exact needs […] 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

MAKE THE SMART CHOICE

Whether you need an all-purpose workhorse or a machine specific to one application, Freightliner created one truck to ease your workload and increase productivity. ‘LINER POWER The Freightliner M2 112 is an ideal Class 7/8 […] More

GET IT DONE IN A RAM

Extreme-duty applications call for an extreme machine. The Ram 4500/5500 was designed just for that. The upfit-friendly chassis was built with direct input from customers just like you and keeps commercial buyers coming back for […] 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

STANDING OVATION

You’re in the business of hauling big things to local places. Whether you’re hauling equipment or earth, you can’t find a truck that’s tough enough to get the job done. Volvo heard your cry and […] More

EXPLORE CAPABILITY

Ford led the industry when it built the Model T … but it wouldn’t stop there. Ford vehicles aided American farmers in their prosperous heyday during WWI; the first Ford truck, Model TT, debuted in […] 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

WAR ZONE TO WORK ZONE

Some jobs are easily accessible. You travel down a newly paved road then park in a nicely kept parking lot. Some jobs require a little 4×4 action, taking you mostly over paved streets then call […] More

PERFORMANCE AT EVERY ANGLE

Chevrolet has a comprehensive lineup of vehicles to tackle every inch of your business. From construction to delivery to hauling a crew, Chevrolet’s commercial vehicles are perfect for any fleet owner. Chevrolet’s Low Cab Forward […] 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

A TRUE TRAILBLAZER

The Western Star 4800 can be customized to fit any application in any industry. A company born from the extreme, demanding logging industry has learned a few lessons, tips, and tricks along its 50-year journey. Western […] More

THE RIGHT WAY TO BUILD A TRUCK

The Hino 268A has a wheel cut of 55 degrees, perfect for maneuvering in urban areas. When it comes to buying a medium-duty truck, some fleet owners settle for a truck that has them compromising, […] 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

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

The MV Series is fit to upfit, offering multiple options and configurations, specifically for your fleet. A new truck is making its way onto the International truck lot, and it’s worth noting. International listened to feedback […] More

COMMAND THE ROAD

Be the commander in chief in the 2018 GMC Savana. Avehicle should be dependable enough to carry you home from a tough day’s work and ready to pick up where you left off the next […] 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

THE ULTIMATE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE

A record crowd gathered at Hino’s booth during The Work Truck Show earlier this month to see what’s never been done before by Hino. With a 360-degree display and a hype video that sent chills down […] More

AvCHEVROLET SILVERADO ACROSS 6 CLASSES

Chevrolet debuted the most customer-focused trucks of its designs at The Work Truck Show earlier this month with the first-ever Silverado Class 4, 5, and 6 chassis cabs. “Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with […] 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

IT'S THE BRAWN … AND THE BRAINS

There is one truck that can do it all: bulk tractor, tanker, dump truck, mixer, heavy hauler, refuse truck, and logger. The Kenworth T880 is a dependable, versatile vehicle capable of performing your toughest jobs, […] More

BUILT TOUGH AND TO PLEASE

The redesign of Ford’s F-650 and F-750 trucks in 2016 was successful. With a spike in sales since the redesign, numbers don’t lie, and more customers are moving from other brands to Ford F-650 and […] 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 CUTTING EDGE TOUGHENS UP

In its mission to bring you the best possible truck, Freightliner uses cutting-edge technology, including advanced robotics and automated systems. Freightliner’s 114SD has a lot to offer to heavy-duty applications. Its corrosion-resistant, steel-reinforced aluminum cab […] More

CLASS AND COMFORT FOR URBAN DELIVERY

There are quite a few reasons why the Isuzu FTR is one of the top Class 6 trucks on the road today. It delivers a mix of a 25,950-lb GVWR with a low-cab-forward design that […] 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

BUILT TO WORK HARD

There’s nothing more demanding in the vocational work truck arena than the harsh demands of the refuse industry. Built to handle the daily grind is Peterbilt’s Model 520. The rugged, aluminum cab delivers best-in-class durability […] More

MITSUBISHI FUSO'S eCANTER ALL-ELECTRIC TRUCK

In September 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks and the parent company of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) conducted the global launch of the new FUSO eCanter—the world’s […] 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

KEEPING YOU COVERED

Your company’s team of drivers needs a heavy-duty truck that’s built to last. The Volvo VHD 300 brings a wealth of features to the job, ensuring you can rely on it day after day. That’s […] More

NOT YOUR FATHER'S WORK TRUCK

If you’re looking for a medium-duty truck that brings everything it needs—and then some—to a wide range of work applications, you might not have to look further. The International DuraStar comes in three medium-duty configurations […] 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

RUGGED DEPENDABILITY

The ruggedly dependable Hino 338 is well equipped for use in a variety of industries including utilities, waste/recycling, construction, beverage delivery, petroleum/gas delivery, and more. Its standard equipment alone sets the benchmark for work trucks, […] More

ROOTS RUN DEEP

It’s been more than half a century since the first of Ford’s E-Series vans rolled off the assembly line in Lorain, Ohio. The year was 1961, Americans were tuning in regularly to The Red Skelton […] 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

BEAUTY MEETS BEAST

If you’ve longed to get the job done behind the wheel of a Western Star®, now could be the best time to make that dream come true. The 4700 model was designed and hand-built with […] More

CHARGED AND READY TO GO

Urbanites are familiar with the sound and sight of last-mile delivery vans idling loudly in front of businesses while drivers hustle in and out making deliveries. And, last-mile drivers are accustomed to fueling up on […] 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

SOPHISTICATED ENGINEERING POWERS PRODUCTIVITY

In its mission to bring you the best possible truck, Freightliner uses cutting-edge technology, including advanced robotics and automated systems. Freightliner’s 114SD has a lot to offer to heavy-duty applications. Its corrosion-resistant, steel-reinforced aluminum cab […] More

A BETTER WAY TO DRIVE

At 23,000 lbs GVW, the Hino 238 combines exceptional fuel economy with Hino’s competitive advantages, including warranty coverage and unsurpassed B50 engine life. “When you need cubic capacity, but not maximum weight capacity in a […] 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

JOB COMPLETING STRENGTH

One of the biggest selling points of International’s® WorkStar® is the platform it shares with the battle-tested MRAP. Being built on the same line as the MRAP lends WorkStar the power, integrity, and dependability to […] More

QUALITY YOU CAN'T BEAT

There’s no question that Isuzu has dominated the LCF market for years. It’s not just because the company puts out an amazing truck, but also because it follows sales up with outstanding customer service. Isuzu […] 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

COMING IN FIRST

Elliott Equipment Company recently developed the D105, its first digger derrick for the electric utility, construction, and maintenance industries. It has a 107-ft sheave height, 20,000 ft-lb high-torque digger system, a digging radius of up […] More

PRODUCT PERFECT

The Kenworth T470 meets the needs of the more demanding pickup and delivery, municipal, and vocational applications. According to Kenworth, “With full parent rail extensions providing maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end […] More

THE URBANITE

The FUSO FE160 is a Class 4, medium-duty work truck rated at 15,995 lbs GVWR, with a maximum body/payload capacity of 10,490 lbs. Powered by a 4-cylinder, twin-turbocharged, dual-overhead-cam diesel engine coupled to a 6-speed, […] 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

WORKSTAR: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

On a square drilling pad packed hard with orange-red “scoria,” or crushed rock, employees of Wyoming Casing Service have just parked two International WorkStar® trucks parallel and facing away from each other. They are beginning […] More

THE PERFECT FIT

Peterbilt designed the Model 348 to take on all the rigid demands of Class 7 and Class 8 specialty application markets. With rugged durability and a wide range of optional content, “The Model 348 represents […] More

BIG TRUCK, BIG PAYOFF

Ford’s 2017 Super Duty® Chassis Cab may be light on its toes, but it offers serious strength. The high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body is lighter than the steel previously used. yet it’s more dent- and […] 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

PLAYS HARD, WORKS HARDER

With increased visibility and storage, an ergonomic design, and an engine that’ll keep you up and running, the Mack® LR Series is top contender in the heavy-duty market. Rear wraparound windows allow for easier urban […] More

FILLING IN THE BLANKS

General Motors is expanding its range of LCF trucks with a new dock-height Class 6 model: the Chevrolet 6500XD. As with its Class 3 through 5 stablemates, the 2018 Chevrolet LCF 6500XD is a highly […] 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

DOESN'T GET ANY SIMPLER THAN THIS

Western Star builds each of its trucks one at a time for customers who appreciate custom, quality vehicles. The same holds true of Western Star’s new XD OFFROAD product line. According to the company, “For […] More

NATURAL BUILT URBANITE

The 2018 Hino model 195 COE is a natural urban navigator, perfect for pickup and delivery, landscaping, and waste and refuse, among other applications. The 195 COE’s cab provides a Toyota-inspired interior design offering features […] 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

PRODUCTIVE ROYAL

For Tucci & Sons, enhancing productivity, driver comfort, and safety is the name of the game when it comes to delivering asphalt. And, with the new Kenworth T880 Super Dump, it’s a game Tim Tucci […] More

WORKHORSE OF SOLACE

The advanced technology and street-smart design—sloped hood, fuel-efficient drive train, aerodynamic and job-specific options, unconventional maneuverability, and supremely comfortable driving environment—make Kenworth’s T880 an ideal truck for your fleet. Spec it lean, dress it down, […] More

FROM A VIEW TO THRILL

GMC’s Savana Cutaway is designed to be modified for various commercial applications. Its fuel efficient engine gives you the power you need to haul the equipment and materials for your job. You can choose between […] 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

CLEARING A PATH

On average, LaGrange County, Indiana, receives approximately 33 inches of snow each winter, resulting in a strong need for steadfast and reliable snow plow trucks. The LaGrange County Highway Department currently uses three Freightliner 114SD […] More

TOUGH AND NIMBLE

Freightliner’s 108SD combines powerful, fuel-efficient engines, multiple PTO options, a chassis engineered for ease of upfit, and a weight-optimized design. This severe-duty truck takes toughness onto tight jobsites and down narrow streets. It’s powered by […] More

SERVE AND DELIVER

It’s a brisk late-autumn morning in New York City, and the traffic is stifling. We’re less than a mile from Manhattan Beer Distributors’ buzzing, five-acre South Bronx facility—where the 10 service bays on our bright-green […] More

A LEADER IN ITS CLASS

Tough enough to handle rugged construction jobs and nimble enough to navigate urban streets and alleys with ease, the DuraStar is made to deliver results, so you can deliver your goods. DuraStar also has a […] 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

ADMIRE ITS PURITY

Volvo’s VHD 200 is equipped with a highly integrated Volvo drivetrain, and offers tight maneuverability for straight-truck applications, such as concrete pumpers and mixers. “The VHD offers the versatility to meet your needs with available […] More

DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY

Earlier this year at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show, Isuzu revealed its 2018 FTR, an all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment. While there is still a bit of time before the […] 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

BIGGER PLANS

KR Trucking’s Mack fleet is the talk of Tennessee, and it’s easy to see why. Owners Kenneth and Keith Radford’s 16 Mack® Granite® dump trucks are some of the cleanest—and most colorful—trucks on the road. […] More

HARD CORE

The Granite MHD is a versatile heavy-duty truck great for municipal, construction, service and utility, and dump applications. Available in 6×4 and 4×2 configurations and axle forward and axle back models, Granite MHD is ready […] More

CHOPPER SUPPORT

Imagine you are in a tiny compact car, your nose a couple of feet from the glass. Visualize chopping away the dashboard, engine compartment, and the front half of the floor, and extend the glass […] More

GENTLE BEAST

With its online configuration tool and plethora of options, Ford helps you get the right truck for your job. You can select from a list of 13 vocations, two vehicle types, three cab styles, and […] 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

FROM MAINE TO MARYLAND

Josh Chavis has a construction company in Jarrettsville, Maryland, but he buys his trucks seven states away, in Maine. There are a lot of truck dealers along the 542-mile drive between Jarrettsville and Augusta, Maine, […] More

WORK READY

Over the span of a half century, Western Star has introduced numerous models, but the 4900 is a time-tested, solid performer. “Whether you’re looking for a truck to handle business on the highway or off, […] More

THE DURABLE DUO

Robert Bolts, owner and operator of Bernville, Pennsylvania-based Around the Ground Landscaping, utilizes his late model Ram 3500 and 5500 to do his heavy lifting. After founding the company in 2004, Bolts started out with […] More

A STEP AHEAD OF THE REST

The Ram 3500 may be built to work, but there’s no shortage of pleasing features. With multiple engine, transmission, and suspension options, it’s no wonder the 3500 impresses. TALK ABOUT BIG-BONED Designed with a 50-ksi […] 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

THE AMERICAN STORY

It’s one thing to operate quality, innovative equipment because the cost of ownership justifies doing so. And that, certainly, is at the root of the presence of about 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) and biodiesel-powered […] More

UPTOWN SOLUTION TO DOWNTOWN DELIVERY

Kenworth makes a fair point that’s hard to argue with: “These days, you’re bound to be looking for better ways to squeeze more value out of every business asset—especially your trucks. A tough assignment if […] More

WORKSTAR AND DURASTAR: ON THE LINE

It’s mid-August in northern Arizona, and lineman Austin Beckman can feel the electricity in the air. His beard is tingling and his steel-woven safety suit feels like it’s full of hundreds of swarming bees. It’s […] More

ISUZU'S GAS LCF

Isuzu’s N-Series gas-powered LCFs span a wide range of GVWRs to cover a whole spectrum of applications. The N-Series gas trucks live up to Isuzu’s heritage of safety and efficiency, delivering outstanding performance with 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

NO SITUATION TOO DIFFICULT

Tex-Mix Concrete is only as profitable as its trucks are reliable. That’s why the company chooses Freightliner. Freightliner designs trucks for easy upfit, productivity, and low maintenance. Freightliner, backed by a support team that’s there […] More

SETTING THE BENCHMARK

The Hino 338 is setting the benchmark for the industry through quality, operating experience, and anticipated premium resale value—and having won the ATD Truck of the Year award means full bragging rights. Its rugged durability […] More

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Welcome to the future of vehicle ownership and management. Hino INSIGHT has one objective: increase uptime and efficiency. It achieves that goal by integrating Telematics with remote diagnostics and case management that works with you […] More

BRANCHING OUT

July 27 proved to be a big day for Chevrolet as the company announced the shipment of its new Low Cab Forward (LCF) series. “Chevrolet’s new LCF trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across […] 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

SYNONYMOUS WITH QUALITY

Pride runs deep at Waste Pro USA—and rightly so. CEO John Jennings founded the company in 2001 with four employees and one Mack® truck. Today, Waste Pro—headquartered in Longwood, Florida—has 3,000 employees and is the […] More

COMBINING NEW AND OLD

Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle (SFFA) configuration for its flagship vocational Model 567 that is ideal for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. Hot on its heels is the new Model 567 Heritage. The […] More

SERVICE KING

As a truck dealership with 13 locations spanning four states, Roberts Truck Center has plenty of trucks to keep in service and customers to assist roadside. George Deffenbaugh, a general manager at Roberts since 2010, […] More

PLAYING IN THE BIG LEAGUES

When you have a job with high demands, you need a commercial-duty truck that’s up to the task. Built on the three pillars of commercial-duty performance—ease of operation, efficient power, and commercial-grade components—International® TerraStar® is […] 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

BUILD YOUR RIDE

You may have noticed that the motto for the realty world is “Location, location, location.” Well, when it comes to fleets, “Customization, customization, customization” is the Holy Grail of mantras. No one truck fits applications […] More

LEGENDARY QUALITY

The Hino 268 offers drivers and fleet owners the best real-world advantages in the industry. It has earned a reputation for providing the lowest cost of ownership in its class. “Outstanding fuel economy, proven reliability, […] 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

SERVICE CUSTOMERS CAN COUNT ON

When it comes to operating a fleet of trucks, it all boils down to cost of operation. And, for Superior Plus Energy Services, it really means cost of maintenance. “That’s our telltale indicator,” says Stacy […] More

GETTING AROUND TOWN

Volvo designed its VNM 200 to meet regional and local hauling demands with agile maneuverability and maximum visibility. Features like its shorter wheelbase help the VNM 200 maneuver in and out of the tightest urban […] More

THE MAN BEHIND THE SUPER DUTY TRUCKS

Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. A tornado in Joplin, Missouri. A flood in Minot, North Dakota. Following all of these natural disasters was Tim Pope and his fleet of Ford trucks to help pick up […] More

TRIMMING THE FAT

Chevrolet’s 2016 Express 4500 Cutaway, known for its versatility, flexibility, and durability, offers two wheelbase options. The 4500, available in dual rear-wheel, has a GVWR of 14,200 lbs. Its wheelbase options include 159- and 177-inch […] 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

CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT

The Freightliner M2 106 is a multipurpose work truck just waiting to be put to use. It comes in three configurations: day cab, 26-inch extended cab, and 48-inch crew cab. The day cab configuration includes […] More

SETTING THE STANDARD

The new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks have brought a lot to the table in terms of overall capability and productivity. Not only has the company beefed up the frame, it has reinvested focus […] 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

PROOF THROUGH TRIAL

A sea of more than 50 flame red pearl Mack® Granite® dump trucks fills the yard at V McGee Trucking, Inc., in Southaven, Mississippi. Venesia McGee founded the company a decade ago and it has […] More

A LONG TIME COMING

World of Concrete (WOC) 2016 was an important time for truck manufacturer International Trucks. On the first day of the show—when the seminars started—International introduced its new HX Series of vocational trucks. The first all-new […] More

GENTRIFYING LIBERTY

While it’s helpful to know a truck’s specs and features, sometimes you just need input from a company that uses the truck day in and day out. Last month, Modern WorkTruck Solutions showcased the Ram […] More

NON-CDL FRIENDLY

With the driver shortage, a significant issue across all segments of trucking—including medium-duty applications—Class 5 vehicles are more attractive than ever. Class 5 trucks are more than capable of handling the requirements of local delivery […] 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

FOND FAREWELL TO THE PAYSTAR

Ernie Lyons came by his love of International® trucks quite honestly: He was born into them. His father founded Harold Lyons & Sons—a Cold Spring, New York-based excavating and hauling company that has been using […] More

A NEW BREED OF CAT

When you think about vocational trucks, Caterpillar may not necessarily be the first company that comes to mind. Well, it’s time for that to change. Cat®’s vocational line has some pretty tough contenders. Included in […] More

THE FEATURE THAT MIGHT BE

Have you ever smelled something cooking or baking and thought about how your life would be if you were, say, actually consuming the thing from which such a delicious smell was originating? That’s what the […] More

SOLID FOUNDATION: SOLID PERFORMANCE

Ram trucks are not usually known for being dainty and petite. There’s a reason for that. When you have a job to do, you want reliable uptime and enough power to complete the task at […] 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

GROWING IN THE DESERT

Put any ambitious young man from the frosted, wind-swept North Dakota prairie into the Arizona sunshine and you can surely understand that the new environs would have an appeal. But, for Alan Otto, the shift […] More

CUSTOMIZE FOR SUCCESS

Western Star designed its 4700 to fit a wide array of customer needs, from construction to towing and recovery. Not only can the 4700 take on most any job, it also has a top-notch ride […] More

DELIVERING CONVENIENCE

For more than 80 years, Salt Lake City, Utah-based RC Willey Home Furnishings has been recognized for excellence. Owned by Berkshire/Hathaway, the company consistently strives to be the number one home furnishing company where customers […] More

AN ELIGIBLE PARTNER

The all-new Hino COE 155 brings a lot to the table, but with quality, durability, and reliability as the DNA of Hino Trucks’ legendary owner loyalty, it’s no surprise. Specifically designed for the North American […] 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

SETTING NEW STANDARDS

The Mack Granite has built a strong reputation for being a leader in jobs that demand toughness and durability from a work truck. From the frame up, it is specially designed for the harshest jobsites. […] More

SENSIBLE AND DIESEL EFFICIENT

There’s a cold, hard fact of work truck life: the right truck not only gets the job done, it saves the owner/operator time and money. That’s because the ideal work truck is strong enough to […] 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

CITY SLICKER

Peterbilt introduced the all-new Model 220 to its medium-duty cab-over-engine lineup last year at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, the Peterbilt Model 220 has become known for its adaptability—making it a […] More

VOLVO UPGRADES I-SHIFT

The working environment of many jobs requires a certain blend of toughness and dependability. This is especially true when carrying heavy loads in rugged terrains, crowded construction sites, and other challenging landscapes. Volvo brings toughness […] More

PIPE DREAMS

In the race to replace America’s aging infrastructure, every second counts. Below our feet, thousands of miles of aging pipeline—some dating as far back as the early 1900s—carry natural gas and water to and from […] More

THE NATURAL ROUTE

Brothers Randy and Scott Tersteeg have never been afraid to try something new, as long as it can improve the operation and bottom lines of their family farm and transportation and warehousing business—Beaver Creek Transport. […] 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