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Bruce W. Smith, an Oregon native, is a Senior Editor editor at Randall-Reilly responsible for pickup and ATV/UTV editorial coverage. He is also recognized as 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.

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 ...

Displacement Replacement: How the 2015 Ford F-150’s 2.7L EcoBoost packs V8 power into a V6 frame

Displacement Replacement: How the 2015 Ford...

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago a 2.7-liter V6 with a compacted-graphite-iron (CGI) block, twin turbos, reverse-flow cooling, split-mains, variable-displacement oil ...

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful improvements over 2014 models

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful...

Posted on Jul 22, 2014

Rolling hard into the throttle, driving 2015 Ford F-350, Ram 3500, and Chevy 3500HD Silverado duallies while towing 33-foot fifth ...

GM makes 8-speed automatic transmission standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

GM makes 8-speed automatic transmission standard on...

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and ...

REVIEW: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 4×4 Crew Cab a luxury work truck that does everything well (PHOTOS)

REVIEW: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 4×4 Crew Cab...

Posted on Jul 03, 2014

It has more power under the hood than most big rigs and an interior that’s as refined and quiet as ...

Ford recalls 5,675 2014 F-150 pickups due to steering defect, issues “Do not drive” warning

Ford recalls 5,675 2014 F-150 pickups due to steering...

Posted on Jun 26, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced it is expanding a recall of 2014 F-150 trucks due to an electronic power-assist steering gear problem ...

2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will launch as most powerful trucks in midsize segment

2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will launch as...

Posted on Jun 23, 2014

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the most horsepower in the midsize truck segment when they go ...

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 ...

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