The latest releases in delivery and pickup trucks offer greater style, more interior comfort, and increased accessibility for drivers without skimping on maneuverability, hauling capacities, or powerful drivetrains.
The Class 3 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 commercial chassis cab comes equipped with either a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine or the manufacturer's standard Hemi V8. The 3500 chassis cab comes in 4x2, 4x4, single-rear-wheel, dual-rear-wheel, regular, and Quad Cab models. The dual-rear-wheel model offers a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 12,500 pounds, while the single-rear-wheel model offers a GVWR of 10,200 pounds. 800.423.6343. www.dodge.com.
Kenworth's T300 Class 6 truck is equipped with air brakes and provides a 50-degree wheel cut and 20-degree sloped hood, making it ideal for pickup and delivery applications that require visibility and maneuverability. The 25,000-pound-GVWR truck utilizes an 8,000-pound front axle and a 17,000-pound rear axle, making it accessible to non-CDL drivers. It is available in straight truck or tractor configurations. 425.828.5000. www.kenworth.com.
Offering 16,000 pounds of towing capacity and a GVWR of 17,500 pounds, the medium-duty Chevy Kodiak and GMC TopKick Cinch editions from GM are designed with a wider front track for a 38-foot turning diameter and an electronic throttle control for slow-speed maneuvering and responsiveness. The optional Duramax 6.6-liter 6600 V8 turbo-diesel engine delivers two torque ratings: 520 pound-feet or 605 pound-feet at 1,600 rpm. The trucks' Cinch styling and air-suspension system and seats offer interior comfort and amenities. 800.353.3867. www.gmfleet.com.
The International RXT 4x4 pickup features an 8-foot-long bed and a 4x2 Crew Cab that seats five. It offers an 11.25-ton towing capacity and a 7.5-ton pay-load capacity. The 25,000-pound-GVWR truck has a drivetrain ranging from 230 to 310 hp with 540 to 950 pound-feet of torque. Features include a center floor console, padded full-length armrests, keyless entry, fog lights, air horn, and heated mirrors. 800.448.7825. www.internationaldelivers.com.
The 2006 Ford LCF from Ford Commercial Trucks is designed specifically for the North American market's urban areas to provide maneuverability with 53-degree wheel cuts. The 113-inch wheelbase model provides a 16-foot-5-inch curb-to-curb turning radius. Available in Class 4 and 5 models, the LCF provides 440 pound-feet of torque and 220 hp. 800.392.3673. www.commtruck.ford.com.
The Model 330 and Model 340 medium-duty trucks round out Peterbilt's Class 6 offerings. The lightweight Model 330 can be equipped with hydraulic brakes and low-profile tires to allow for operation by a non-CDL driver, the manufacturer says; GVW ratings up to 26,000 pounds are available. Model 340 comes in 33,000-pound and higher GVW ratings and is ideal for vocational and specialty applications. 800.473.8372. www.peterbilt.com.
The Sterling 360 low cab-over-engine truck from Sterling Truck Corp. features a cab designed with a larger step that is more ergonomically placed 11¾ inches from step to cab. The truck's wheel cut angle allows for a tighter turning radius. The 360 offers a 4.9-liter turbo diesel engine providing up to 175 hp at 2,700 rpm and 391 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm, as well as GVW ratings of 14,050 pounds, 14,500 pounds, and 17,995 pounds. 800.785.4357. www.betterallaroundtruck.com.
Volvo Trucks North America's 2007 lineup of emissions standards–compliant heavy-duty diesel engines—the 11-liter D11, 13-liter D13, and 16-liter D16—are engineered for fuel economy, reliability, durability, and performance. The D11, available in the Volvo VNM and VNL models, is ideal for pickup and delivery, less-than-truckload, and regional distribution applications. The engine is available in 325 and 405 hp, with torque from 1,250 to 1,450 pound-feet. 336.393.2000. www.volvo.com.