heavy duty

Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners
Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners

Last month, we told you that owners of Dodge and Ram trucks were suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and one of its suppliers, Cummins, for equipping diesel pickups with defeat devices engineered to cheat on emissions tests. Now, a similar lawsuit has been filed by a second group of angry owners. Like...Read More»

Kenworth big rig (photo by Raymond Clarke Images via Flickr)
New federal big-rig standards promise to cut emissions by 25%, save owners $170 billion

There's been plenty of talk about the Environmental Protection Agency and its ambitious fuel economy goals for 2025. But those standards only apply to light-duty passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs: what about tractor trailers and other heavy-duty vehicles, which use billions of gallons of gasoline...Read More»

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
2017 Ford Super Duty Trucks Go Aluminum But Keep Big V-8, V-10 Engines

Last year, Ford rocked the conservative, evolutionary pace of change in the U.S. pickup-truck arena with the introduction of a radically new, aluminum-bodied F-150 family. And now it’s following suit in the heavy-duty segment, with fully redesigned 2017 Ford F-Series Super-Duty trucks that...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2015 GMC Sierra HD, 2015 Chevy Silverado HD: First Details

While light-duty, full-size pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 satisfy the needs of the vast majority of pickup shoppers, so-called heavy-duty models fit exceptional needs: for commercial truck users, or those who need just a little extra when daily use depends on serious...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and even the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT that we're driving now for 30...Read More»

2010 GMC Yukon XL
EPA Sticker Rules Tighten, But HD Trucks Still Evade Ratings

If you're shopping for a serious people hauler, and by that, we mean one that can both carry several adults in comfort, as well as tow a boat or a horse trailer—you might consider one of the full-size (read: heavy duty or super duty) pickups. Or, for even more passenger comfort, take a look...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD
Review: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

By Tim Healey Forget the pony-car wars. Ford, GM, and Chrysler are engaged in yet another arms race--this one revolving around heavy-duty pickup trucks. Dodge and Ford have already updated their heavy-duty trucks in recent months, and now it's General Motor's turn. Despite downturns in the...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
Driven: 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Bluetec

On quiet residential streets, the 2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty is about as far from subtle as you can get. From the front it looks like a (slightly) scaled-down semi, its hoodline almost at average eye level; and in the week we had the Ram, we actually looked down on a Suburban that was just ahead of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
2009 Chicago Show: Dodge Ram 2500 Takes Towing Seriously

According to Dodge, the heavy-duty segment contains about one-third of all full-size truck sales in the U.S. And buyers in the segment are said to be the most brand-loyal in the industry. So Dodge is taking aim at Chevy and Ford with its new Dodge Ram HD, introduced at the Chicago Auto Show and...Read More»

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