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These six pickups competed in the 2019 Truck King Challenge in Ontario and were rated by a group of automotive journalists.

Auto journalists rank new pickup trucks

Annual competition pits brand against brand in a series of tests

The 12th annual Canadian Truck King Challenge took place in the cold and rain of early October. Frankly, that’s the norm for our event. And while it makes for nasty driving, I always remind our judges that we are simply testing in the same conditions that Canadian truck owners encounter every day. Dealing with our […] Read more

In this article series we’ll take an in-depth look at these three similar trucks that include a high-mileage older model, 
a mid-range low-mileage day cab and a much newer model with partial warranty remaining.

Evaluating used heavy trucks: Part 1

In this multi-part series we look at what’s out there in the used truck market

Heading to a dealership or auction sale and bringing home a new-to-you machine is one of those experiences that just naturally goes with farming. Every producer will have done that many times over the course of his or her career. But shopping for heavy trucks compared to farm machines can be a little different experience. […] Read more



PHOTOS: Running with a bulldog

We road test a 2018 Mack Pinnacle mDRIVE grain truck

The iconic bulldog hood ornament has stood above the grilles of Mack trucks for decades. This year our annual week of equipment reviews, which takes place on the grounds of the Ag in Motion farm show every July, gave us a chance to follow one of those bulldogs down the road for a couple of […] Read more



Operators of some air brake equipped farm trucks don't need class 3 drivers' licences or air brake endorsements to drive them. But are you and your employees properly trained in their operation?

Driving a loaded grain truck

Are you really ready to safely operate your fully loaded farm truck?

The horrific traffic collision that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team this spring has, among other things, sparked a debate around the safe operation of heavy trucks and the training of drivers. The truck involved in that incident belonged to a commercial carrier, not a farm. But across the Prairie provinces farmers enjoy some major […] Read more


New GM 4500HD and 5500HD trucks will begin production in 2018.

GM to unveil “all-new” Class 4 and 5 trucks

GM set to debut its redesigned medium-duty Silverado trucks in March

General Motors has chosen to introduce its newest medium duty trucks, the 4500HD and 5500HD models, at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6. It’s calling them “all-new”. As you might expect, there’ll be Duramax diesels under the hoods mated to Allison automatic transmissions. There will be a variety of wheelbases available in both […] Read more

This Ford F-150 Platinum edition pickup was the subject of this year’s Grainews winter road test.

Winter F-150 road test

Our cold-weather review of a Ford 2018 Platinum pickup

Extreme cold weather is hard on vehicles. And this winter has been extreme. So rather than stay inside with a hot cup of coffee and watch afternoon movies, Grainews decided there was no better time to take advantage of Mother Nature’s cruel side to see just how it affects the average farm pickup. So we […] Read more