Related Links: More ENR Product and Equipment News Video Review: 2012 Ram Tradesman Just about every breed of pickup truck can be had in a bare-bones, work-truck package, but Ram has a special name for it: Tradesman. While many value-line trucks offer austerity on all fronts, Ram takes a different tack by assembling a more thoughtful mix of practical, low-cost features that appeal to the construction class. For example, a V-8 engine is standard on the Tradesman, but you still get to crank the windows by hand. This is a truck for a purist, not a weekend enthusiast.Introduced last year,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.