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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.

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 ...

VIDEO: GMC’s Tony DiSalle discusses why the midsize 2015 GMC Canyon is a good choice for fleet customers

VIDEO: GMC’s Tony DiSalle discusses why the...

Posted on Jan 15, 2014

Landscaper, road foreman, service manager, or company owner, the decisions on what pickup trucks fit your company’s needs are tough ...

2014 Innovations Winner: WeighSafe Hitch

2014 Innovations Winner: WeighSafe Hitch

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

One of those “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-moments” came during a walk through the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) New Product Showcase last ...

Duramax 2.8L: Meet the 4-cylinder diesel coming to the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Duramax 2.8L: Meet the 4-cylinder diesel coming to the...

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

Editor's Note: In January, GM announced that the 2.8-liter Duramax would also be an option on the 2016 GMC Canyon. If ...

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder pickup engines offer great fuel economy as they close the gap on V-8 performance

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder...

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

Ten years ago about the only people buying full-size pickups with V-6s were big fleets that had drivers constantly on ...

REVIEW: 2014 Toyota Tundra Crew Max Platinum Edition (VIDEO)

REVIEW: 2014 Toyota Tundra Crew Max Platinum Edition...

Posted on Dec 04, 2013

Legroom is one of those esoteric terms that most of us in the world of work trucks rarely think about. ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Posted on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add weight. It might seem like common sense, but if saving fuel is a top priority, go light. Even though ...

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Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

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