Work Truck Specs And Towing Information

Choosing Your Next Work Truck

When choosing the next vehicle to join your fleet or serve your small business, you’ll want to compare and contrast some work truck specs. Essential for transporting workers, material, and supplies to the job site, the work truck has evolved from a single cab pickup with manual roll-up windows to versatile machines with many different upfits, styles, and capabilities. You can find these vehicles available from Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Toyota through Jim Ellis Commercial.

Depending on the size of your crew and 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. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive are available from all manufacturers. You can handle heavier loads with the greater towing and load capacity of Heavy Duty or Super-Duty Trucks. All these more powerful trucks have towing capacities ranging from 12,000 to 36,000 pounds.

Customization of your work truck is not limited to color, cabin, or bed length. You’ll generally get to choose between V-6 and V-8 engines and between gas or diesel. Depending on your vocational specialty, you can make your work truck fully work-ready with locking bed covers, ladder racks, tool storage boxes, winches, or work lights.

A wealth of accessories and upfit options are available here at Jim Ellis Commercial in Atlanta, GA. Let us help you custom-order your work truck to fit your business needs.

Ford F150 vs. Chevrolet and GMC 1500 Work Trucks

Ford F150 vs. Chevrolet and GMC 1500 Work Trucks

Combined, Ford and General Motors make 75% of the fleet trucks in service today. General Motors produces both the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500. Both companies produce rugged and dependable vehicles that can serve you well, whether you’re looking to expand your already sizable fleet or get a lone work vehicle for your small business. You can view our new vehicle specials that make it easier to get behind the wheel of your next workhorse.

As you’ll see below on the Ford towing capacity chart, these vehicles have different towing capacities and engines. Deciding which one is the right fit for your business can be difficult – visit our store near Atlanta, GA, today to test-drive one of these vehicles or to discuss work truck specs with our expert team.

Toyota Tundra Work Truck

The Toyota Tundra is growing in popularity as a work vehicle year after year. This vehicle offers thrifty engine choices, a dynamic style, and desirable standard features. Available in either a double cab or crew cab, the Toyota Tundra promotes itself as being “Engineered with Uncompromising Power and Loaded with Technology.” You can review Toyota Tundra towing specs in the work truck towing capacity chart below.

Toyota Tundra Work Truck

Towing Capacity: Work Trucks with Gas or Diesel Engines

MakeEngineFuelHorsepowerTorque (lb.-ft.)Towing Capacity (lbs.)1
GMC Sierra 15002.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinderGasoline3104309,500
GMC Sierra 15005.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8Gasoline35538311,200
GMC Sierra 15006.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8Gasoline42046013,000
GMC Sierra 15003.0-liter TurboDiesel V-6Diesel30549513,000
Ford F-1503.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V-6Gasoline43057012,700
Ford F-1503.5-liter EcoBoost V-6Gasoline40050014,000
Ford F-1502.7-liter EcoBoost V-6Gasoline32540010,100
Ford F-1505.0-liter TI-VCT V-8Gasoline40041013,000
Ford F-1503.3-liter TI-VCT V-6Gasoline2902658,200
Chevy Silverado 15002.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinderGasoline3104309,500
Chevy Silverado 15005.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8Gasoline35538311,300
Chevy Silverado 15006.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8Gasoline42046013,300
Chevy Silverado 15003.0-liter TurboDiesel V-6Diesel30549513,300
Toyota Tundra3.5-liter turbocharged V-6Gasoline3484058,300
Toyota Tundra3.5-liter turbocharged V-6Gasoline38947912,000
Toyota Tundra3.5-liter turbocharged hybrid V-6Gasoline43758311,450

Towing Capacity: Work Trucks with Electric Engines

MakeMax Range (miles)Max HorsepowerMax Torque (lb.-ft.)Towing Capacity (lbs.)1
Chevy Silverado EV400275478510,000
Ford F-150 Lightning320358077510,000
GMC Sierra Denali EV40047547549,500

Compact and Midsize Work Trucks

When you view our new and used inventory, you’ll find midsize and compact work trucks in addition to full-size vehicles like the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150. These smaller vehicles offer drivers the general utility of a pickup truck without the larger footprint that comes with a full-size truck. That said, you sacrifice some power and torque capacity in exchange for the maneuverability of these vehicles.

This work truck segment includes the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, and the recently introduced Ford Maverick. Traditionally powered with more economical four- and six-cylinder engines, these automobiles offer power and capacity with a smaller footprint. Visit us in Atlanta, GA, today to test-drive one of our lot’s midsize or compact trucks.

Thank you for reading our page on work truck specs. The whole team here at Jim Ellis Commercial near Atlanta, GA, looks forward to helping you purchase your next work vehicle. Contact us today to get the ball rolling.


Can you daily drive a work truck?

You can certainly use a work truck as your daily driver. This is not always a bad idea – these vehicles offer impressive flexibility; you can easily fit a load of groceries in the back, after all. On the other hand, a work truck may not get the fuel economy one desires from a daily driver. Please visit our dealership in Atlanta, GA, today to discuss your work truck options.

How many miles should a work truck last?

Generally speaking, any work truck will last at least 250,000 miles with regular care and maintenance. These trucks have the ability to go much farther, however. It’s within the realm of possibility to crack the 350,000-mile mark with a little luck and attentive care to your vehicle. If you have questions about work truck durability, please reach out to our friendly team.

What is the most common work truck?

This question is hard to answer. The Ford F-150 is the most popular truck in the United States, but not every driver uses the vehicle as a work truck. The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are also common work vehicles. If forced to guess, however, our team here at Jim Ellis Commercial would tell drivers that the Ford F-150 is the most common work truck.

1When properly equipped.

2First-edition Silverado EV RST GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. EPA estimates not yet available.

3Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

1GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017–MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.

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