Photo courtesy of GM The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado offers up to 24 mpg on highway and tows up to 12,000 lb. Related Links: GM Pickups for 2014 Get New Looks, Engines Cummins Turbodiesel Option Coming to Nissan Titan As contractors are shaking loose from the recession, General Motors is filling dealers' lots with redesigned, light-duty pickups that are arguably its best ever, offering up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway, a 12,000-lb towing capacity and a payload rating of 2,108 lb. With enhanced details, including a standard two-year, 24,000-mile free maintenance plan, GM's 36-month residual values are estimated
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.