are not just bigger versions of cars. For many long distance
drivers, these vehicles are a home away from home. For movers,
a reliable truck is the mainstay of their business.
in the right truck may be the most important decision many
small business owners face.
Nowadays, pickup trucks have lost their reputation as rural cars. The truck bed comes in handy for hauling -- whether you own a ranch or a condo on the beach. Trucks are as popular as ever outside the city limits, but the added stability in rough weather and the ease of hauling groceries is making the pickup truck also a sensible choice for plenty of urban folk.
Before you got out to kick the tires, there are pros and cons to consider before buying a new or used truck. Although most trucks manufactured today are reaching to make them on par with cars in fuel economy, trucks just won't get the same mileage as a regular car.
Truck safety is another important issue, with research showing trucks lacking the same stability as cars in crash tests. Properly securing heavy loads, as well as never ever letting anyone ride in the flatbed (tempting as it may be) are added responsibilities of truck owners.
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