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August 11, 2017

Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

June 2, 2017

Tips to Expedite Roadside Assistance and Towing Calls

Fleets should consider ways to increase uptime and driver safety, while reducing costs for the top roadside assistance incident types, which involve towing, jump starts, and tire changes.

May 25, 2017

Ford Adds Trailer Backup Assist to 2018 Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition will add Pro Trailer Backup Assist to help drivers while they're backing up a trailer, Ford announced.

December 19, 2016

Ford Super Duty's Tech Boosts Sales

Just three months into its launch, the 2017 Ford Super Duty's "smart technology" features have driven total nameplate sales up 24% for November.

October 21, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

October 6, 2016

Chevrolet Silverado HD's 6.6L Duramax Diesel

During a media event leading up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, GM unveiled its redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel, which will be offered on the 2017 Silverado HD. Journalists had an opportunity to preview the engine in the 2017 Silverado HD to test its towing and road handling capability at the Texas Motor Speedway. Photos: Chris Wolski

July 18, 2016

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

June 14, 2016

Renault Trucks Expands OptiTrack Towing Availability

The French automaker has been developing OptiTrack since 2009 to increase a vehicle's pulling power while still controlling fuel consumption and maintaining a high payload using two hydraulic motors in the vehicle's front wheels.

May 23, 2016

GMC Upgrades Trailering for 2016 Sierra

Fleets acquiring a 2014-2016 model year GMC Sierra can add a new camera system for trailering and a factory-installed, fifth-wheel prep package that's compatible with gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitches.

May 9, 2016

Honda Releases 2017 Ridgeline Pricing, Fuel Economy

Honda has released full specifications for its 2017 Ridgeline mid-size pickup, including pricing, fuel economy, and capacities for towing and payload.

March 30, 2016

2016 Ford F-150XL with Pro Trailer Backup Assist

I’ll admit that I jack-knifed my share of U-Haul trailers and learned (the hard way) that backing a trailer is a true art. Thankfully, Ford has come to the rescue of amateurs like me by turning trailering into a science. What I’m referring to is the all-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 Ford F-150, which makes backing up and parking a trailer easier than ever, regardless of your skill level.

March 16, 2016

Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

March 16, 2016

Chevrolet Silverado Adds Camera System, Tow-Prep Package

Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.

January 13, 2016

Driving Dynamics Offers Light-Truck and Trailer Safety Training

The employer-dedicated course is designed for individuals whose job requirements include hauling a trailer, even if based on the equipment, a commercial driver's license is not required.

January 5, 2016

Queensland, Australia, Tow Fleet Expands

A multi-faceted Queensland, Australia, towing company has expanded its fleet’s capability with three new Hino trucks from the truck maker’s light, medium, and heavy-duty ranges.

November 29, 2015

2016 Ram 3500 HD with 6.7L Diesel

The Cummins 6.7L diesel powertrain generates 385 horsepower and an amazing 900 lb.-ft. of torque, which increases towing capacity to a record-breaking 31,210 pounds, the most ever for a mass-production vehicle.

November 24, 2015

Ram Heavy Hauling Event

Ram Commercial recently put its claims about its products’ towing ability to the test during a heavy hauling event at the Chrysler Proving Grounds.

November 12, 2015

Nissan Titan XD Tows 12,314 Pounds

Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.

August 17, 2015

2016 Tacoma Increases Power, Towing Capability

Toyota's redesigned 2016 Tacoma mid-size pickup will offer increased power and towing capability when it arrives at dealer lots in the middle of September.

June 22, 2015

Ram 2500/3500 Trucks Increase Towing Capability

Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.

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