More stories about Fleets, Trucks and Accessories

  • Truckin' Around: Ford to Build Own Truck Engines

    Readers may recall that when Ford Motor Co. retooled its Super Duty line of big F-Series pickups in 2007, it also fell into a contract dispute with International Truck and Engine, the outsource manufacturer for Ford's much-touted new 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engines. International...

  • Truckin' Around: Pickups from India

    The faltering truck and auto industry in the United States has provided an opening for an all-new entry into the pickup competition here – the first-ever passenger vehicle to be imported from India.

  • Truckin' Around: New-Age Trucks on Horizon

    Tradesmen and small-business owners will have a new compact work-van option when the Transit Connect lands in Ford Motor Co. showrooms this summer. / Smith Electric Vehicles has announced plans to build all-electric, zero-emission commercial vehicles near its Kansas City, Mo., headquarters...

  • Site Commander Winner!

    Minnesota custom home builder Larry Allar stepped across the racetrack at the LENOX 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, picked up the keys to the Site Commander Sweepstakes grand prize, and drove off with the most awesome work truck on the planet. Allar, a longtime Tools of the Trade reader and...

  • Ford 2010 Transit Connect Van

    Small service and delivery outfits now have a compact, fuel-efficient alternative to a full-size truck or van: Ford's 2010 Transit Connect.

  • 2009 Site Commander Winner Drives Off with Grand Prize

    With the roar of 101,000 NASCAR fans greeting him, Larry Allar stepped across the race track at the LENOX 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, picked up the keys to the Site Commander Sweepstakes grand prize, and drove off with the most awesome work truck on the planet.

  • Master Lock Truck Bed U-Lock Anchors

    Leaving valuable tools and equipment in the back of your pickup — even for a quick run into the store — can be risky, but many truck beds don't have a place you can attach a lock to.

  • Truck Report 2009

    The latest word from the world of pickup truck manufacturing is either very bad or very good, depending on your perspective. On the downside, both General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are teetering on the brink of insolvency. Isuzu has quit the U.S. pickup and car market entirely, and even Toyota has...

  • Truckin' Around: Sales Down, Value UP

    The economy has brought truck sales to a near standstill, but there is opportunity amid the damage. If they buy now, contractors can get great deals on pickups brimming with mechanical sophistication (see Truck Report).

  • Truckin' Around: Electric GEMs

    Global Electric Motorcars, or GEM vehicles (a Chrysler company), are finding buyers among builders because they offer a low-cost, low-maintenance, electric-powered alternative to conventional pickup trucks. These DC-powered vehicles plug into standard AC outlets, charge in less than eight hours...