Reliability is a number one concern for pickup operators, as the downtime and costs associated can have disastrous impacts on their working and personal lives. We surveyed over 400 pickup operators to determine which is the most reliable pickup on UK roads. Combined, the respondents’ vehicles had covered over 24,000,000 miles (enough to make 50 […]

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If you’re thinking of buying a new pickup soon, that decision is set to get a whole lot harder. Between 2016 and 2018, there is expected to be no fewer than nine new pickup launches or upgrades; with three manufacturers (Fiat Professional, Mercedes-Benz and Renault) entering the market for the first time. Mitsubishi was first […]

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Towing is big business when it comes to pickup trucks with an estimated 78% of vehicles at three years being fitted with a tow bar. With the long-running workhorse, the Land Rover Defender, now in retirement, many heavy-duty operators want to know which is the best pickup for towing. Since the launch of the third-generation […]

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Many pickup truck operators in the UK may require a tachograph if they are towing for commercial purposes, although there are certain exemptions. There is a lot of confusion within the construction and farming industries regarding tachographs, but this article attempts to dispel the myths and shine light on the subject. Affected vehicles According to […]

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The power of pickup trucks in Europe may not compare to that of their counterparts in the US, but there has been a shift over recent years for more gutsy engines. The most powerful pickup truck content is set to get even hotter next year, with the Mercedes-Benz introducing a 3-litre V6 with the X-Class. […]

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Pickups are fast becoming a family vehicle to transport the kids to lifestyle events football and horse-riding lessons, whilst keeping the workhorse ethic. Deciding which is the best pickup for family is a difficult choice nowadays, with nine pickup trucks on the market. There are also very many aspects to consider when choosing the next […]

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Pickup truck speed limits vary from vehicle to vehicle in the UK, to the surprise of many operators. We (Professional Pickup & 4×4 magazine) broke the story in our first edition (Summer 2016), and in this article we advise you on the maximum speed that you can travel in your pickup truck on different roads. […]

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The 3.5t towing capacity is rapidly becoming the industry standard for pickup trucks, with the current or soon-to-be-updated Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and VW Amarok all boasting about their impressive 3.5t pulling capabilities. But how do they achieve this capacity and will you be legal towing the full amount with a […]

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Professional Pickup & 4×4 can officially reveal that not all pickup trucks now have the same speed limits. After long discussions with manufacturers and the authorities, we now understand that a number of pickups are too heavy to be classified as ‘dual-purpose’, and therefore must obey the lower LCV speed limits. It has long been […]

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