Diesel pickup trucks have no doubt gained in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. Diesel trucks have outstanding “work” characteristics, with loads of torque and relatively good fuel economy. They have a reputation for giving their owners a long life of powerful, durable and reliable operation. But when it comes to buying a diesel-powered pickup truck for plowing snow, there are a few things you need to know before a purchase. It’s really important to do your homework ahead of time to avoid purchasing a new truck which may not have the capacity to safely handle a snowplow.