Bruce SmithEquipmentFIRST DRIVE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 an impressive upgrade in initial testing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)Toyota has always taken their time when it comes to making generational changes to their pickups, the Tacoma being no exception. In fact, the last time the company’s best selling mid-size pickup saw any significant changes was in 2005 when the “second-generation” Tacoma, which was first introduced in 1995, rolled out with a new powertrain and body […]August 19, 2015HomePro PickupHalf-ton pickups are a cornerstone for many fleets across the country. Last year, among the five top selling brands, more than 1.4 million half-tons were sold, including 450,000 Ford F-150s. Those sales numbers are even higher this year. So how do the new half-tons stack up against each other? We were invited to partner with […]July 5, 2015EquipmentGM recalls nearly 50,000 Chevrolet Colorados, GMC Canyon pickups due to seat defectThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a defect notification recall that affects 49,980 Chevy Colorados and GMC Canyons. The recalled trucks were manufactured between January 6, 2014, and April 1, 2015. Recall notice 15V267 says the hooks that secure the driver’s and/or front passenger’s seat frame may not have been properly attached to the vehicle body during […]May 18, 2015TechnologyREVIEW: Can Lemur’s $100 BlueDriver device and app match up to a $3,000 OBD-II scan tool?Turn your smartphone or tablet into a $3,000 scan tool for $100? Sounds a bit far-fetched. Is the Lemur BlueDriver more gimmick than genuine? That’s the question we wanted to find out. Scan tools are as important in today’s service tech’s toolbox as any wrench, screwdriver or socket. Maybe more so. They gather data from all the vehicle’s microprocessors and […]April 23, 2015EquipmentREVIEW: 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Tradesman achieves work truck nirvana with comfort, unbelievable fuel economyCall it plain vanilla. Call it a stripper. Call it bare-bones. It’s all of those. One thing the 2015 Ram 1500 Regular Cab EcoDiesel isn’t, though, is wimpy. The truck I recently spent a few days driving the city streets, interstates and mountain roads around Phoenix, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada is the epitome of bland. […]March 17, 2015EquipmentWhy your pickup becomes less fuel efficient during the winter monthsHave you noticed lately that you don’t get quite the miles on a tank of gas as you were a few months ago? Don’t worry. It’s not something wrong with the engine that’s short-changing those miles per gallon. The mileage robber is “winter-blend” gasoline. Refineries are mandated by the EPA to switch to less-volatile gasoline in the summer […]February 5, 2015Better RoadsTips and tricks for driving in dangerous winter weather conditionsWinter can bring with it a variety of adverse weather conditions from snow and ice to rain and fog. All of these unpredictable elements can make driving in winter challenging for everyone. When winter rains and snows hit, reminding company drivers on the basics of winter driving is a good subject. ADJUSTING VEHICLE SPEED […]December 26, 2014EquipmentREVIEW: 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4 jumps off the line with abundant power, legroom (PHOTOS)[imagebrowser id=147] It’s one of the fastest half-ton pickups on the road in 2015 with one of, if not the biggest cabs. Toyota’s Tundra CrewMax is all about legroom, with nearly 8 inches more space between the front and rear seat than the standard Double Cab model. Flip up the rear split-bench seat and that […]November 17, 2014EquipmentYou can order a sleek, MPG-boosting tonneau cover for your 2015 F-150 while you wait for the truck to get hereEven though the 2015 F-150 hasn’t hit dealership lots yet, truck cap and tonneau cover maker A.R.E. has already made its aerodynamic, custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau cover available for the highly anticipated pickup. A.R.E.’s LSII Series is designed to be a lightweight and durable worktop for the new F-150, contributing even more gas mileage […]October 27, 2014EquipmentPHOTOS: Polaris DAGOR is the ultimate off-road military truck; could be Jeep of the 21st Century[imagebrowser id=137] It’s the size of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sporting the suspension of an off-road Trophy Truck. It has a curb weight of 4,500 pounds, a payload capacity of 3,250 pounds, seats four but can carry eight and is powered by a turbo-diesel. It’s called the DAGOR, and is the latest vehicle coming out of […]October 20, 2014Page 1 of 6Next PageTop StoriesBusinessAG: Contractor Charged in Largest Prevailing-Wage Theft in U.S. HistoryOne of Pennsylvania's largest road and bridge contractors is accused of stealing $20.7 million from workers' retirement and health benefits.Aerial LiftsYour Choice: Electric or Diesel With JLG's 8 New Rough-Terrain Scissors?EquipmentBobcat M3-Series Skid Steers, CTLs Designed for Cost-Conscious BuyersHeavy equipmentCat 992 Touts Massive Payload-Per-Fuel Efficiency IncreasesTechnologyWhy is Cat’s Command Station Such an Important Innovation? The Answers Might Surprise You.