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Light-duty diesel sales surge 28 percent
Sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with diesel engines grew 28 percent during 2020, even as overall auto sales declined by over 14 percent for the year according to a report this week from the Diesel Technology Forum. Among alternative fueled vehicle offerings, vehicles with diesel engines held 5 of the top 10 […]
January 27, 2021
Ford's Upcoming Maverick Pickup May Really Break From the Pack
Not everyone wants a hulking truck that’s a pain to park and puts a serious dent in their pocketbook. Ford's upcoming Maverick pickup might hit a sweet spot for many. Check out the details.
February 9, 2021
Video: Ford Unveils New 2021 F-150 Raptor: New Suspension + V8 Returns!
Ford has unveiled the latest version of the off-road ripping F-150 Raptor. The new 2021 Raptor has some significant upgrades including a new suspension design. But it will also mean the return of a V8 engine to Ford's beloved off-roader. Get all the detai
February 3, 2021
Nissan to Unveil Redesigned 2022 Frontier Pickup Next Week
Nissan will unveil the next-generation Frontier soon, teasing the truck's new design.
January 28, 2021
Hennessey Doubles the 2021 F-150's V8 Power With the Venom 800 Supertruck
Hennesey transforms the 2021 Ford F-150 into an 800-hp supertruck. Check it out.
January 25, 2021
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Get the Best Deal on a 2021 Pickup Using This Guide
It’s the start of a new year and that means a whole new slate of pickups has hit the lots of your local dealerships over the past couple of months. If you’re in the market for a new truck, we’ve got the perfect companion for you.
January 15, 2021
Fisker unveils plans for electric pickup truck
Fisker is the latest auto company to throw its hat into the growing ring of all-electric pickups. While Fisker founder and CEO Henrik Fisker claimed in a recent Tweet that his forthcoming truck will be “the lightest, most efficient EV pick up in the world,” like other truck manufacturers, important insights into max towing and […]
January 14, 2021
Actually, the 2021 Ram 3500 is the New King of Heavy Duty Torque and Towing
The all-new 2021 Ram 3500 HD truck boasts more torque and towing capacity over both Ford and Chevy trucks. Check it out here on Equipment World.
December 14, 2020
Ford calls out Chevy over Claim to Best-in-Class HD Towing Crown
Chevy’s claim to best-in-class towing for its 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD has stirred up an interesting debate with the automaker’s chief rival which may be settled by brand loyalty and price. Chevy says its max tow rating is now 36,000 pounds—an increase of 500 pounds over the 2020 models. Chevy says that’s the best […]
November 10, 2020
Hummer EV is The New Torque King of Pickups …Or is it?
With the unveiling of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, we’ve got the introduction of another electric pickup and another instance of wondering aloud “How much of a truck is this thing?” That’s what we’re trying to answer in the video below. More importantly, we look at how to properly compare torque ratings between combustion engine […]
November 3, 2020
2021 Chevy Silverado HD: Better towing, new Carhartt Special Edition
Like their smaller, half-ton siblings in the Chevrolet truck lineup, the changes coming to the Bowtie’s 2021 heavy duty trucks are not groundbreaking. However, there are several smaller updates to know about and at least two other more interesting changes to look forward to in this model year including improved towing and a new Carhartt […]
October 28, 2020
Chevy Silverado 1500 Gets Better Towing, 6-Way Tailgate For 2021
For the 2021 model year, Chevrolet doesn’t have a new design or a new hybrid powertrain in store for the Silverado 1500 like rival Ford has for the upcoming 2021 F-150. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to give the 2021 Silverado a look. Two of Chevy’s smaller engines are getting some pretty nice […]
October 5, 2020
Ford’s New Ranger Tremor: A Mini Raptor?
For those that want to rock crawl and hit the off-road trails in a smaller pickup, Ford has unveiled the Ranger Tremor. We’ve got all the details on this new 4×4 equipment package in the video below. Ever since Ford brought back the Ranger here in North America, folks have been asking the automaker to […]
September 25, 2020
Tesla: New Battery Tech Will Provide Big Range Boost, Cost Savings
For fleets thinking ‘range is the bane’ when it comes to electric trucks, Tesla predicted a range increase of up to 54% during its recent 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event in Fremont, Calif. Shareholders attended in person while staying socially distanced by watching from their Tesla vehicles in a parking lot near […]
September 24, 2020
Ford Teases Electric F-150 With Extreme Grade Towing, Off-Roading
As it celebrated the start of production on the 2021 F-150, Ford shared some new details on the upcoming battery-powered, electric F-150 along with a teaser image of the truck’s front end and some prototype testing footage. While the hood and overall silhouette should be pretty familiar for those who have seen a Ford pickup […]
September 22, 2020
Nikola founder steps down as questions swirl around electric powertrain tech
Nikola Motor Company founder Trevor Milton announced Monday morning that he would step down as executive chairman of his Phoenix, Arizona-based hydrogen-electric upstart amid a firestorm of criticism sparked by a skeptical stock short-seller and subsequent inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The focus should be on the company and its world changing mission,” […]
September 21, 2020
Report: Next-Gen Ford Raptor Could Dethrone Ram’s TRX as “Most Powerful”
Which OEM will be mass producing the world’s most powerful 1/2-ton pickup? At this point, at least as far as official announcements go, it’s Ram with its 702-hp 2021 1500 TRX. But then, just a few days after Ram broke the news about its supercharged dirt scrambler, thedrive reported that Ford would be offering a supercharged 5.2-liter […]
September 10, 2020
GM to build electric Nikola Badger pickup, provide Class 7/8 fuel cell tech in $2 billion stock deal
Nikola‘s plans to deliver an electric pickup truck are full steam ahead. However, the circumstances have changed slightly. Today Nikola and General Motors announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will see GM handle the production of Nikola’s upcoming Badger pickup in return for a $2 billion equity stake in Nikola. Under the agreement, […]
September 8, 2020
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Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.