Today's pickup trucks offer a wide variety of options that can be customized to fit your needs. But there are a few things you should know before you go to the dealership.

The most important factor to consider is the truck's application. A truck that will be hauling forms may have different requirements than one that will be towing a compressor. Good truck dealers will help you find the right vehicle for your needs, but you must tell them what you want and why you want it. Before you go truck shopping, determine the vehicle size, hauling capacity, engine horsepower, drive train and accessories your work requires.