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GM Confirms Eight-Speed Transmission for 2015 Half-Ton Pickups


After much speculation, GM confirmed it will be using a brand-new eight-speed transmission for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks equipped with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine (several full-size SUVs also will get the eight-speed).

Top 10 Myths About Engine Oil


By Bob Carpenter Engine oil is so important to the operation of pickup trucks that it can be likened to blood in humans' veins.

Max Towing Wars: Ford F-450 Versus Ram 3500 HD, Part II


Well, that didn't take long. Ford, like many others, still remembers the shellacking Ford took at the hands of the 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty in our King of Beasts contest in which we pitted the 2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty against Ram's hulkiest fighter in a cage battle.

Spied: Future Midsize Ram Pickup?


There's a lot of buzz about what Ram truck might or might not do with the resources of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Ram Truck Pulls the Trigger: All 2015 Pickups J2807 Compliant


All Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups are now J2807 compliant, meaning they meet or exceed the Society of Automotive Engineers' agreed upon standard and criteria for measuring and rating tow standards.

2014 Nissan NV200 Review


"The 2014 Nissan NV200 cargo van is exactly what it looks like — a simple, useful, inexpensive miniature work truck that should serve urban businesses well without breaking the bank," says Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman.

Toyota Dealers Hope Move Puts Pickups in the Spotlight


By Tim Esterdahl Toyota's headquarters move to Plano, Texas, has local dealers there hopeful executives will see firsthand what a real truck culture looks like and spur more engineering and production investment in the company's Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks.

Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner Hits the Road


Nissan just held its full-line preview for the auto media in Nashville, Tenn., and in attendance — thanks to Cummins engineers who drove it from Columbus, Ind.

Last Chevrolet Express 1500 Rolls Off the Line


If there has been a more versatile and functional platform in the auto industry, we've never seen it.

Pickup Trucks Sales Data for First Half of 2014


We're through the first half of the year and most automakers look like they're having another good year, with most truckmakers beating their 2013 sales numbers.

Futuristic Big-Rig Technologies Are Almost Here


There's a technology war heating up in the big-rig commercial truck market that may have implications for the pickup-truck segment.

Can the WTO Successfully Police Global Auto-Parts Industry?


By Tim Esterdahl A recent World Trade Organization ruling that favors U.S. automakers may pave the way for an advantageous ruling on another U.S.

Chrysler Gives Cummins a Big Thank You


Cummins Inc. was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as a 2013 Supplier of the Year at the 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony in Auburn Hills, Mich., last month.

Let's Stop This Now: 'Rolling Coal' Feeds Stereotypes


Can we agree that this is not the right way to execute a protest? There have been several reports, including this one in the Huffington Report Green edition, about "rolling coal" protests.

Ram EcoDiesels Set Brisk Sales Pace


Ordering for Ram's optional 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 in half-ton pickup trucks started in March and sales seem to be going strong.

June's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Pickups


June was a good month for pickup trucks in general, but among the standouts for 2014 is GMC — for much of the year it's been pushing close to 10 percent ahead month to month.

Recall Alert: 2007-2011 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 2500/3500


Vehicles Affected: About 9,400 model-year 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 pickup trucks equipped with the auxiliary battery option The Problem: The owner's manual for the recalled vehicles does not specify a maximum amperage rating for the auxiliary battery feed to a trailer harness.

Spied: 2016 Global Ford Ranger


GM is about to find out, with the addition of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, if the U.S. market is interested in a small, less expensive and relatively versatile little pickup truck.

Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: June 2014


Sales seem to be flattening across the board, with Ram Truck and the Nissan Frontier the lone exceptions.

NHTSA to Further Investigate Ram Axle Issues


The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is opening a new investigation into 260,000 2005 Ram 1500s regarding driveshaft detachment and possible lockup.


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