Work Trucks for Your Commercial Business

Look where America builds and you will find the ubiquitous Work Truck. Essential for transporting men, material and supplies to the job site the work truck has evolved from a single cab pickup with manual roll up windows to work trucks with many different upfits, styles and capabilities available from Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Toyota through Jim Ellis Commercial.

Depending on the size of your crew, the amount and type of material you need to haul, you may decide upon a regular, double or crew cab pickup truck with a short, standard or long bed. 2 Wheel and 4 Wheel drive are available from all manufacturers. Handle heavier loads with greater towing and load capacity of Heavy or Super Duty Trucks. HD and Super Duty trucks are available in all cabin configurations, 2wd and 4wd and dual rear wheels are available in the 1ton (3500 or F-350). All of these trucks have towing capacity ranging from 12,000 – 36, 000 pounds! See chart below for add’l towing specifications.

Customization of your work truck is not limited to color, cabin or bed length. 6 or 8 cylinder, Gas or Diesel engines are available throughout the line-ups. Depending on your vocational specialty, you may decide to make your work truck fully work ready with the addition of securely locking bed covers and caps to ladder racks, tool storage boxes to winches and lights. Many accessory and upfit options are available at Jim Ellis Commercial. Let us help customize a work truck to fit your business needs.

Ford F150 vs. Chevrolet/GMC 1500 Work Trucks

Are you a Ford or a GM fleet business customer? Chances are that since 3/4s of all pickup trucks, in all trim levels are Ford F-150s or General Motors 1500s (Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra) that your Fleet features one, the other or both manufacturers. Both Ford and GM make safe, reliable trucks known for their toughness and ability to get the job done.

Both brands have introduced electric (EV) trucks to their line ups. The Silverado and Sierra EV and the Ford Lightning EV are available for custom order and reservations at your Jim Ellis Commercial Dealership.

Toyota Tundra Work Truck

Known for reliability and comfort the Toyota Tundra was introduced in its current styling in 2007. Available in either a double cab or crew cab the Toyota Tundra promotes itself as ”Engineered with Uncompromising Power and Loaded with Technology.” This must resonate with truck buyers as the Toyota Tundra gains market share every year. Towing Capacity on the new 2022 Tundra is an astonishing 11,000 pounds for the SR5, Platinum and Limited.

Compact and Mid-Sized Work Trucks

This work truck segment includes the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado, the Ford Ranger and the newly (2021) introduced Ford Maverick. Traditionally powered with more economical 4 and 6 cylinder engines off a lot of power and capacity with a smaller footprint.

Towing Capacity: Work Trucks with Gas or Diesel Engines

MakeEngineFuelHorsepowerTorque (ft/lbs)Towing Capacity (lbs)
GMC Sierra2.7 4 CylGas3104209,400
GMC Sierra3.0 6 CylDiesel27746013,200
GMC Sierra5.3 8 CylGas35538311,200
GMC Sierra6.2 8 CylGas42046013,000
Chevrolet Silverado2.7 4 CylGas3104209,600
Chevrolet Silverado3.0 6 CylDiesel2774609,500
Chevrolet Silverado5.3 8 CylGas35538311,500
Chevrolet Silverado6.2 8 CylGas42046013,300
Ford F-1502.7 6 CylGas32540010,100
Ford F-1503.5 6 CylGas40050014,000
Ford F-1503.5 6 Cyl H.O.Gas4005108,200
Ford F-1503.5 6 CylHybrid Gas43057012,700
Ford F-1505.0 8 CylGas40041014,000

Towing Capacity: Work Trucks with Electric Engines

MakeTrimRange (miles)HorsepowerTorque (ft/lbs)Towing Capacity (lbs)
Chevrolet EVRST40066078010,000
Chevrolet EVWT4006607808,000
Ford LightningExtended Range30058377510,000
GMC Hummer EVPU3501,00011,5007,500

Jim Ellis Commercial can help find a truck to fit your business needs – whether you need a flatbed, tow truck, landscape or commercial pain business, Jim Ellis Commercial is here to serve.

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