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Author: That Mother Trucker

Top 7 Gooseneck Trailers for 2019

A top-quality gooseneck trailer is a superb investment for your hotshot trucking business. In fact, it’s arguably the second most important purchase you will ever make after your truck. But with so many brands and models, how do you decide which one to get? We’ve reviewed dozens of trailers on the market today so that you don’t have to do the laborious research yourself. We know how busy you are. We also know how important it is for you to get your money’s worth — rather than regretting your purchase somewhere down the road. Here are the top seven...

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Truck Review: 2019 Ram 2500HD

If you want to get the best truck that money can buy, you’ll probably be better off with a Ram. Here’s Where the 2019 RAM 2500 is “Best-in-Class” Diesel Oil Change IntervalDiesel TowingGas HorsepowerGas Payload — 7,680 lbs.Gas TowingSnow Plow Rating Here’s Where the 2019 RAM 2500 is “Class-Exclusive” Adaptive Forward Lighting System (AFLS)Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension SystemDual-Real-Wheel Back-Up SensorsForward Collision Warning with Active BrakingHighest Number of Speakers Available in SegmentMost Luxurious Interior in Its ClassPower Convex Trailer-Tow MirrorsRamBox Cargo Management SystemRear Link Coil SuspensionType-C USB Ports And Here’s Where the 2019 RAM 2500 Got “Top Honors” America’s Longest-Lasting...

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Truck Review: 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali

The 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali (starting at around $56,600) has a maximum GVWR of 13,025 lbs. Unlike the Sierra 2500HD, this “big brother” gives you the option of having either a standard or a long box. And the long box option is available with a single or a dual rear wheel configuration. It can tow up to 23,100 lbs. and can haul a maximum payload of 6,112 lbs. Its maximum conventional trailering capacity is 20,000 lbs, but its gooseneck rating is 23,100 lbs. Key Features: 4G LTE Wi-Fi. This allows you to have a seamless Internet connection as...

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Truck Review: 2019 Ford F-450 Lariat Super Duty

The 2019 Ford F-450 Lariat (starting at $63,905) comfortably seats six people in its roomy and stylish interior. Its 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine produces 385 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 430 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. If that’s not enough power, there’s more. Its 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel can crank out 450 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 935 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. Both engines are mated to TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmissions. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but 4WD is available as well. In summary, it’s a truck that perfectly blends capability, comfort, and usability. Key...

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Truck Review: 2019 Ford F-250 XL Super Duty

The 2019 Ford F-250 XL (starting at around $33,000) is a heavy-duty truck that perfectly blends capability, comfort, and usability. It has a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine that produces 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It also has a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 that cranks out 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque. Ford engineers mated both engines to six-speed automatic transmissions. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, while four-wheel is available as an option. Key Features: AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC). The Super Duty comes with Trailer Sway Control and standard AdvanceTrace with Roll Stability Control (RSC) on...

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