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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.

Fix your CNG costs ahead of time, save big bucks filling up your trucks down the road

Fix your CNG costs ahead of time, save big bucks...

Posted on Jun 06, 2014

Fuel prices fluctuate dramatically and that price volatility is a source of concern to construction companies with even small fleets. ...

How to buy the right backup camera for your pickup truck

How to buy the right backup camera for your pickup...

Posted on Jun 01, 2014

Imagine backing out of a parking space in your favorite DIY mega store’s parking lot. You’re concentrating on not backing ...

Ford has been secretly testing prototype 2015 F-150s at construction sites and mines for 3 years (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ford has been secretly testing prototype 2015 F-150s at...

Posted on May 29, 2014

"Drive it like you stole it and work it hard." Those were the marching orders Denis Kanseir, the lead prototype engineer ...

How much does a CNG pickup fuel tank really hold? Specs don’t tell the whole story

How much does a CNG pickup fuel tank really hold? Specs...

Posted on May 29, 2014

The other day  I was testing a CNG-powered bi-fuel 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and was stumped when the truck’s “empty” 17 GGE (gasoline ...

First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel CNG disappoints compared to propane Ford F-150

First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD bi-fuel...

Posted on May 20, 2014

There’s currently a big push to get us to embrace clean energy by opting for propane- and CNG-powered pickups over ...

The 2015 Toyota Tundra will get the TRD Pro suspension option, so we put it to the test in the desert (VIDEO)

The 2015 Toyota Tundra will get the TRD Pro suspension...

Posted on May 14, 2014

Oil, gas, power, survey and other companies who put thousands of miles a year on their pickups driving over unimproved ...

FUTURE PAST: 22 concept trucks we wish had been built (PHOTOS)

FUTURE PAST: 22 concept trucks we wish had been built...

Posted on May 12, 2014

Build it and they will come. Great saying, but hard to execute. The reality is pickup manufacturers have built a lot ...

REVIEW: 2014 Ford F-250 Roush CleanTech: Is this propane pickup worth the extra cash?

REVIEW: 2014 Ford F-250 Roush CleanTech: Is this...

Posted on May 01, 2014

It’s an odd feeling when you turn the ignition key and nothing happens. At first you think something is wrong. ...

GM drops price of CNG bi-fuel option on 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD

GM drops price of CNG bi-fuel option on 2015 Chevy...

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

GM has announced that bi-fuel options allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and ...

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity and how helper springs make a smooth ride of a heavy load

Understanding your pickup’s max payload capacity...

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

Hauling 55-gallon drums of diesel, a bed full of pit run gravel or pallets of undercarriage parts are an every ...

VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into hybrids, cuts fuel use by 40%

VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into...

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to note that EchoDrive cannot be installed by anyone not approved by Echo ...

Now that Ford is on board with new F-150, pickup truck tow ratings are finally standardized

Now that Ford is on board with new F-150, pickup truck...

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

It’s been a long, slow, tedious road, but pickup buyers will finally have a standardized way to compare tow ratings ...

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