More from Bruce Smith

Bruce W. Smith, an Oregon native, is the founding editor of ProPickup magazine and a leading authority on light-duty trucks. In addition to authoring a book on trailer towing, Bruce has spent nearly three decades as a staff editor and photographer for numerous automotive, boating and outdoor publications.

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century

PHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military...

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

It’s the size of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sporting the suspension of an off-road Trophy Truck. It has a curb ...

Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck tires. Here’s an easy way to do it

Fall is a good time to check the tread of your truck...

Posted on Oct 17, 2014

A friend of mine is one of those businessmen who pinches every nickel so hard it turns into a dime. ...

2015 Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford F-150′s lighter aluminum...

Posted on Oct 06, 2014

This is a leap year for Ford trucks. Not in the Gregorian calendar sense, but rather in the technological realm. With ...

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L offers a nimble, fuel-sipping ride

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L offers a...

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

It’s sound and performance feel a lot like it’s closest rival, the 2.7-liter Toyota Tacoma, as you roll into the ...

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV...

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

Unplugging your work ATV from the wall outlet might feel odd to many, but it’s becoming quite common in some ...

REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case study in CNG vs. gas (PHOTOS)

REVIEW: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel a case...

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

A whoosh, like connecting an air hose to a compressor, is the only thing that lets me know I’m in ...

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6 delivers major fuel efficiency with the feel of a V-8

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6...

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

Slipping around a slow-moving motorhome on a moderate grade in Oregon’s Coast Range took little more than moving into the ...

ROAD TEST: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4×4 handles well under a heavy load

ROAD TEST: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4×4...

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

Toting a yard-and-a-half of bark mulch to a jobsite in the bed is a typical task for a landscaper’s pickup ...

TOWGATE: Ford’s numbers don’t add up in brawl with Ram over heavy-duty pickup towing title

TOWGATE: Ford’s numbers don’t add up in...

Posted on Aug 04, 2014

When there’re billions of dollars in sales on the table, auto manufacturers that build pickups aren’t shy about boasting they’re ...

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup...

Posted on Aug 01, 2014

One of the first accessories that finds its way onto a work truck is a toolbox, or in some job ...

How to double a Ford F-250/F-350′s driving range with a simple fuel tank install (DIY GALLERY)

How to double a Ford F-250/F-350′s driving range...

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Most owners of heavy-duty pickups in the trades choose a diesel package over gas because it provides the best power ...

The 7 options you need to consider when buying your next pickup truck

The 7 options you need to consider when buying your...

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

Whether buying or leasing, when it comes time to make those hard decisions on which new pickup rolls into your ...

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