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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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Truck Review: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Dependability and durability. Those are the two words that come to mind when you buy and experience owning a Silverado. Yes, you’re indeed buying a powerful and versatile tool for your hotshot trucking business. It has been the “Most Awarded Commercial Pickup Truck In America” by Vincentric. And with a starting price of $37,600, it has also won as “2018 Best Resale Value: Full-Size Pickup” by KBB. This heavy-duty truck offers two tough engines to help you breeze through all your daily duties: Gasoline option. The Vortec 6.0L V8 can generate 360 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 380 lb-ft of...

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Top 10 Pickup Trucks For Hot Shot Trucking in 2019

You’re only as reliable as your truck. We all know that a good truck is integral to how you operate your hotshot business. You will largely succeed or fail based on the reliability of the trucks in your stable. Therefore, you need dependable and efficient vehicles. But how exactly do you choose the best ones? Brand loyalty is tremendous, there’s heavy competition, and there are few models to choose from. Plus, a conversation with truck people about the best trucks can get pretty intense and contentious. To help you narrow down your choices, here are our ten favorite heavy-duty...

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