Related Links: 2013 Ram Pickup Raises Fuel-Economy Bar European Vans Invade Work Truck Show Chrysler's Ram brand has consistently placed third behind Ford and General Motors among pickup-truck consumers and fleet buyers alike. However, with a new focus on the commercial market and several key updates to its heavy-duty pickups, Ram in the past year has increased its pickup market share to 11% from 9%, its executives say. The incremental gain may not put fear into the hearts of the competition, but the momentum continues into the 2014 model year, which promises best-in-class fuel efficiency, handling and capability—as well as
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.