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What's involved in truck fuel efficiency?

Ever wonder why some truck companies always end up on the "most fuel-efficient" lists, and others seldom get mentioned? The engine plays a role, of course, but there are other factors in play, and you need to consider them when you're looking for an efficient pickup. Check out my story on it at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Autos, Trucks, Hybrids, Diesel, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh


How semitrucks are crash tested

Just like consumer cars have to undergo crash testing, so do commercial semitrucks. Some of these tests are the same, but others are designed specifically for trucks. Thanks to these crash test trials, safety standards for trucks are only improving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Every year, there are half a million semitruck accidents in the US alone. That's why, just like passenger cars, these massive vehicles need to be c...
Tags: Transportation, Video, Cars, US, Trends, European Union, Volkswagen, Trucks, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Scania, IIHS, Crash Test, Semi Trucks, Daniel Gessner


2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally

A stock 2021 Bronco Badlands finished third in the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally, driven by two Ford engineers. The podium finish came in the Pre-Runner Truck class. Bronco engineer manager Jamie Groves and Seth Goslawski, another Bronco engineer, drove the majority of the 1,141 mile race across the Baja peninsula. Brad Lovell, a Bronco […] The post 2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Advertising, Events, History, SUV, Racing, Ford, Autos, Baja, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Rally, New Cars, Nostalgia, SUVs


Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated

Torsus’ Praetorian, heavy-duty, off-road 4X4 buses, has announced a number of technical advances. These rugged off-road buses are made to cross some of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. Updates include LED lights, an advanced air conditioning system, passenger door, and pneumatic footsteps, a new fire system, and improved interior features. Built to transport up […] The post Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Technology, Global, Sales, Eu, Too Big To Fail, Emerging Markets, Autos, Man, Export, Trucks, Diesel, Rvs, 4x4, News Blog


Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Marketing, Sales, People, Industry, Motorcycles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Suppliers, SUVs, Branding, Polaris, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog


Eight truck ideas that didn't go as planned

A rotary-powered pickup, four-wheel steering, and of course I couldn't leave out the Blackwood - these were truck ideas that were created in good faith but never accepted by customers. See what they are in my story at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Blackwood, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value?

Color counts when selling or buying a car. But which colors help or hurt? iSeeCars.com, a car search engine, performed exhaustive research on this topic, recently publishing the results. Their research confirms what we had heard previously from paint manufacturers. White, black, and silver are among the most popular colors. But that also means these colors […] The post QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Research, Used Cars, Autos, Colors, Trucks, SUVs, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Vans, News Blog, New Car Sales, Analyst Grades, Question of the Day, Rare Rides


Ford dives 10% after warning 2nd-quarter production will be halved by a chip shortage

Workers build Ford F-150 trucks. Associated Press Ford shares fell as much as 10% on Thursday as the company expects a 50% hit to second-quarter production. The company said a global shortage of semiconductors will be a potential drag on its output. Ford said a fire at a Japanese chip supplier worsened the shortage situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ford shares tumbled to a two-month low Thursday after the vehicle maker said a worldwide shortage in semiconductor...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Cars, Trends, Markets, Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, F-150, Trucks, F, Ev, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Associated Press Ford, Carla Mozee


Rust: Prevention is always better than cure

That's a picture of what's behind the taillight of my 1995 Dodge Ram, which I bought new, and have driven on salty winter roads since 1994. My friend has had to do considerable rust repair to his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, and so we compared the two. See why prevention is better than cure in our story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet Suburban, Jil McIntosh


2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S.

The Vantas VX SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings and Sicar announced yesterday that they will import Vantas and T-Go vehicles. This is a prelude to HAAH and Shanghai Sicar Automotive Technology manufacturing vehicles stateside. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their U.S. manufacturing startup. A letter of intent […] The post 2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Suppliers, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Joint Venture, Consolidation


Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear

The General had a healthy sales hit with the GMT360 platform in the 2002 model year, when the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada hit the showrooms. Since GM had devoured Saab in 2000 and most American car shoppers wanted trucks or truck-shaped machines by that point, it seemed to make sense to […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Gm, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Saab, SUVs, 2005, Oldsmobile Bravada, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s


2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has finally seen the light of day. It was about time, given all the fuzzy photos and hype prior to dropping today. More like a dull thud than a big bang, but here it is. Hyundai describes the Santa Cruz as groundbreaking, and that may be so. Tabbed a sport […] The post 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Jobs, Marketing, Sales, 2022, Korea, Autos, Awd, Trucks, Hyundai, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Santa Cruz, Product Planning, Hyundai Santa Cruz


2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas

There’s a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Texas Trail. Unveiled this week, the Trail is offered only in Texas, the country’s largest truck market. The Gladiator Texas Trail is based on the Gladiator Sport S, with 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to enhance the truck’s off-road capabilities. The Trailer Tow Group, […] The post 2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Special Edition, Branding, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Car Collector's Corner, Trailer Tow Group, Gladiator variant, Gladiator Trail


Buying a truck? Here's my advice...

If you're looking for a pickup truck, there's a lot to consider, especially if you're a first-time buyer. I have some advice in my "Tips for Buying a Truck" over at AutoTRADER to help. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy


Ever wonder why trucks have those quilted rear doors?

Having seen these a many times on the road, I assumed it had to do with refrigeration. Jalopnik has a quick explainer as to why it is not that. They do tell us that the diamond doors are popular with refrigerated trucks tho. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Automotive, Trucks, Jalopnik, Diamond Doors


Hyundai Santa Cruz Readies to Kick Some Sand

Gearing up for its debut on April 15th, Hyundai has released renderings of the Santa Cruz, its ground-breaking pickup named for a sleepy Northern California beach city. According to Google Translate, phonetically in Korean, pickup truck is ‘pig-eob teuleog’. In the Korean domestic market, Hyundai has produced the Pony pickup of the ’80s, and more […] The post Hyundai Santa Cruz Readies to Kick Some Sand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Google Translate, New Cars, SUVs, Santa Cruz, Northern California, Crossover, Pickup, Unibody, New Vehicle


Ford vs Ram: How and why they've won their "best truck" awards

So far for 2021, it looks like Ford and Ram are split down the middle on the awards for best truck. So what exactly have they won, and more importantly, how are they selected? Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Awards, Ford, Ram, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Holley Restomods the ’72-’93 Dodge D100 Pickups

Holley is about to do for ’72-’93 Dodge D-100 pickups what it did for ’67-’72 GM C-10 trucks, which is to raise their performance profile exponentially and make those old Dodge trucks highly sought after. You may recall the Warlock, a special edition Dodge truck from the ’70s, along with the L’il Red Express, both […] The post Holley Restomods the ’72-’93 Dodge D100 Pickups appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ram, Gm, Autos, Dodge, Trucks, Engines, Nostalgia, HOLLEY, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Engine Swap, D100, 392 Hemi, Aftermarket Conversions, Classic Truck


Baton raises $10.5M to create ‘drop zones,’ where truckers can hand off freight

In the trucking industry, “dwell and detention” times are the enemies of efficiency, profits and drivers. More than two billion hours are lost each year due to dwell —the time spent at a distribution yard or facility — and detention — the gap between when unloading or loading is supposed to begin and when it actually does. Baton, a San Francisco-based startup developed out of 8VC’s incubator program, has developed a business that it believes will solve these long-standing problems truckers. The ...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Dallas, Trucks, Robert, John Larkin, Atlanta Chicago, Baton, Arizona California, Prologis, Jake Medwell, Nate Robert


Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab

The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept vehicle is headed to Moab for the first time. First built in 2020, it sat in limbo for events to open up again, and the 55th Annual Easter Jeep Safari was the opportunity Jeep had been waiting for. Due to COVID-19, the host group, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, had Easter […] The post Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Events, Mountain Biking, Moab, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Branding, Red Rock, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles


In Review: 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Hybrid

Right now, Ford's offering the only "full" hybrid pickup in the market, meaning it can drive on its battery alone. You can't cruise fuel-free all that much, but it has some advantages - including an on-board generator that'll do some serious work. Find out more in my story and video at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh


2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Review: Still Playing Catchup

On the face of it, the redesigned 2020 Nissan Titan is a fine truck. The 5.6-liter V8 packs enough punch for around-town driving – and presumably for hauling and towing, though I had no chance to do either during my time behind the wheel – and the all-new nine-speed automatic helps bring the aging Titan […] The post 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Review: Still Playing Catchup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Nissan Titan, 2020 Nissan Titan, 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4x


These are Canada's most-affordable pickup trucks

Add some options onto a high-trim truck, and you can get into the stratosphere pretty quickly - but what about if you want to spend at the other end? Check out Canada's least-expensive trucks in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder, Pursuit Rated at Last?

Ford has released the new Police Responder version of its ever-popular F-150 pickup. Intended for government use and timed ahead of the spring bid, the automaker is clearly hoping it’s something law enforcement will be interested in since it should be an ideal pick for rural police departments, government agencies concerned with wildlife/nature, and border […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder, Pursuit Rated at Last? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Police Cars, Cop Cars, Fleet Vehicles, F-150 Police Responder, FX4, Pursuit Rated, Pursuit Vehicle


Understanding Ute Hire in Adelaide, SA

If you visit a construction site, you will find a lot of tools and equipment that are used to make work easier. Every piece of equipment in a construction site is used to perform a task and with the right personnel handling them, set goals and objectives will be achieved. One of the things you are likely to see on a construction site is a Ute. It is an Australian term for describing vehicles that have an open area or tray behind the passenger space. The term “Ute” is derived from the word util...
Tags: Jobs, Cars, Adelaide, Jazz, Volkswagen, Trucks, Nissan, Mazda, Ford Ranger, Utes, Mitsubishi Triton, Adelaide SA


2021 Ram TRX Review: Or, How To Spend Seven Hours In The Woods

“That sounds fun,” Spenser from roadside assistance thought to himself as he read the message from his dispatcher. “Four-wheel drive required.” At least that’s how he’d related it to me when he arrived with his 4×4 midsize pickup and six-ton winch. Perhaps I imagined it in a delusion spurred by mild dehydration and hunger. You […] The post 2021 Ram TRX Review: Or, How To Spend Seven Hours In The Woods appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Autos, Trucks, Mud, Ram Trucks, Spenser, Truck Review, Ram TRX, 2021 Ram TRX, Chris Is An Idiot


2021 Ram 1500 TRX Review – You Don’t Need It, But You’ll Want It

When the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX launched last fall, the usual suspects on auto-journalist Twitter started complaining that the truck offered more power than anyone really needed, at a terrible cost to the environment, since a truck like this would suck down fuel at a distressing rate. These folks had a point, though they seemed […] The post 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Review – You Don’t Need It, But You’ll Want It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Autos, Trucks, Car Reviews, New Cars, Off-road, Stuck In The Mud, TRX, Ram TRX, 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, Ram 1500 TRX


Mercedes-Benz Names New Head of Van Life

Mercedes-Benz USA announced the elevation of Nicolette Lambrechts to vice-president and managing director of sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz vans, effective May 1st. Underscoring the van life movement, sales, marketing, service, and parts for the entire segment is under Lambrechts’ purview. After Germany, the U.S. is the largest market for Mercedes Sprinter vans, and Lambrechts […] The post Mercedes-Benz Names New Head of Van Life appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Africa, Marketing, Sales, Industry, Canada, Autos, Trucks, Mercedes Benz, Van Life, Rvs, Mercedes Sprinter, Mercedes Benz USA, Vans, News Blog, Dealer News



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