Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Truck News

Stay Out Of The Blue Water: Tanker Truck Spills Portable Toilet Water All Over Interstate After Rolling Over

A tanker truck driver in California is probably reconsidering his career choice after an accident left his truck rolled over in the middle of the highway in a lake of blue portable toilet water....

Just How Light Is The New Aluminum F-150? Let’s Take A Look…

Ford has been all over the idea of lightening up the F-series lineup lately, and we wondered just how much lighter the truck would be compared to it’s rivals. While the idea of constructing the...

Someone’s Gonna Get Fired! Four New Chevrolet Trucks Involved In A Four-Car Wreck On The Way To An Unveiling

I don’t think “my bad” is gonna cover this one. Chevrolet recently invited dealers to come to the Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant so that they could take one of the first 65...

Friday Excuse To Go Home Early And Drink, Part 1: Jeep Guys, You Might Wanna Sit Down…

If there is one vehicle in the 50-and-older club that has stuck to it’s roots the best, it is (arguably) the Jeep. Be it CJ, YJ, TJ, Wrangler, Scrambler, Jeepster, whatever, the basic idea...

Ram Bumping Up Production Of Half-Ton Diesels Due To Demand

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been selling better than expected. How much better? The first batch of trucks, all 8,000 of them, sold out in three days. Not too surprising since the idea of a...

Texas A&M Test New Truck-Resistant Barrier. Make No Mistake, It Works.

“The ability of a driver to survive such a crash is not a primary concern.” That’s a pretty dark statement when referencing a crash test, but the goal behind Texas A&M’s...

The War Of The Big Trucks Continues: Ford Agrees To Test Using SAE Standard And Their Own, And Will Quit Taking Things Out Of The Trucks

The war of words between Ford and everyone else, especially Ram, over truck towing capabilities and ratings continues. Ford is going to test their Super Duty line to the SAE J2807 rating, the one...

Ram Trucks Will Remain Steel Through 2020. Will This Help Or Hurt Them?

The truck wars are just as nasty as the power wars for the manufacturers right now. Either you can out-tow the other or you can be the most economical, either way you can win. Ford produced their...

Toyota Releases Brand New Land Cruiser 70…Only In Japan. Who Knew Toyota Was Into Trolling Off-Road Enthusiasts?

We never got the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series in the United States, and it’s a damn shame. Instead we got the Land Cruiser 60 series, which for all intents and purposes, was squarely aimed at...

More News On Payload Ratings: GM Goes For The Mea Culpa, Ford Doesn’t Budge

The saga of payload capacity in the Class 3 truck market continues to be filled with drama. To bring you up to speed, this all started out with Ford and Ram taking shots at each other over who had...

Nissan’s NISMO Juke/Xterra Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

(Photos courtesy of Twitter/Nissan) The Nissan Xterra is a cool little SUV that has a strong off-roading pedigree. It doesn’t try to be soft and cuddly, but instead was built from the start to...

New Jersey State Assemblyman Submits Bill To Make “Coal Rolling” Illegal After Someone Blasted His Nissan Leaf

If you misbehave in front of the wrong person, they will see to it that your form of fun is forever banished. In New Jersey, State Assemblyman Tim Eustance was driving his Nissan Leaf  on the New...

Ford And Ram In War Of Words Over Towing Rating Of Their Heavy Duty Trucks: This One’s Gonna Get Ugly, Folks

Ford, GM and Ram all want you to believe that their heavy-duty model truck is the baddest mother on the planet. It can go anywhere, do anything, has enough power and structure to tow Rosie...

Watching news outlets try to explain “Rolling Coal” is hilarious

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve read the term “rolling coal” more times than I have in the last ten years, and I read a few diesel magazines. The “media” (or more...