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Profile: Raj Sarkar, Ford F-150 Marketing Manager Profile: Raj Sarkar, Ford F-150 Marketing Manager
Truck Trend sits down with Raj Sarkar, Ford F-150 Marketing Manage and talks about future truck technology and fuel economy needs. more
Serious Fun: Driving the BRP Lineup Serious Fun: Driving the BRP Lineup
Owning a truck or SUV brings a host of benefits, among which is the ability to tow or carry "toys" or motorized products that can also be... more
Gone but Not Forgotten: The Trucks and SUVs that Left us in 2011 Gone but Not Forgotten: The Trucks and SUVs that Left us in 2011
While 2011 saw the birth many great new trucks and SUVs like the re-engined Ford F-150 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, many also bit... more
Editor's Desk: Steering Clear of Trouble Editor's Desk: Steering Clear of Trouble
Truck people must be better prepared to deal with the inevitable knucklehead drivers on the road, and they must be more ready to act,... more
2012 Ford Commercial Trucks 2012 Ford Commercial Trucks
At a recent event near Ford's Dearborn headquarters, the company provided a briefing and drive of its commercial vehicles. There are many... more
Truck Trend's Best In Class 2011 Truck Trend's Best In Class 2011
Every Full-Size, Compact, Pickup, SUV, Van, and More more
Whale Watching: Range Anxiety Is Overrated -- Worse Is Coming Whale Watching: Range Anxiety Is Overrated -- Worse Is Coming
It seems electric or hybrid-electric vehicles are here to stay, from the smallest golf-cart-size car to commercial-grade work trucks. more
Celebrity Drive: Lisa Ann Walter - Radio Host/Actress/Comedian Celebrity Drive: Lisa Ann Walter - Radio Host/Actress/Comedian
Radio host, actress, and comedian Lisa Ann Walter loves her 2002 Lexus LX 470, a vehicle she calls a "giant mom mobile." more
Celebrity Drive: Singer/Songwriter Edwin McCain Celebrity Drive: Singer/Songwriter Edwin McCain
When Greenville, South Carolina-based singer-songwriter Edwin McCain is not out on tour, he's wrenching on his cars, boats, and even his... more
Chevrolet's 10 Most Important Trucks from Past and Present Chevrolet's 10 Most Important Trucks from Past and Present
New Colorado Already Put on Chevrolet's List of Top-10 Important Trucks more
Reader's Rides 2012 Reader's Rides 2012
We asked, and you responded -- in a big way. We received a lot of entries this year, from all over the world. more
Editor's Desk: Unintended Consequences Editor's Desk: Unintended Consequences
With the current standards, the government looks at a combination of footprint-wheelbase multiplied by track width -- and S curve, a graph... more
Ultimate Truck: Racing Freightliner Ultimate Truck: Racing Freightliner
Semi-Sweet! Road Trip and Racing in a Freightliner -- This was a big deal for us. We'd never had the truck in the Northeast, and were... more
Whale Watching: Says Who? Whale Watching: Says Who?
Lost among headlines about raising the national debt ceiling a couple months ago was President Obama's announcement of a 54.5-mpg average... more
Celebrity Drive: Actress Kristen Renton of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" Celebrity Drive: Actress Kristen Renton of FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
Kristen Renton loves her TrailBlazer, named Bertha, because it offers a smooth ride and drives like a car. more
GM's New Safty Tech: Center Airbags GM's New Safty Tech: Center Airbags
A Center Airbag that Won't See Stars and Cheap Collision Warning more
2011 Truck and SUV New Tires Buyers' Guide 2011 Truck and SUV New Tires Buyers' Guide
Black Gold: The Newest Tires for your Truck or SUV more
Coolest College Trucks & SUVs Coolest College Trucks & SUVs
We have compiled a list of one new and one used vehicle in the popular truck and SUV categories that should be able to handle any test you... more
GDiesel: A New Breakthrough in Diesel Fuel GDiesel: A New Breakthrough in Diesel Fuel
Burns Cleaner, Performs Better -- This new type of diesel results from an innovative way of combining conventional diesel and natural gas. more
Think Small: The Future of the Compact Pickup Think Small: The Future of the Compact Pickup
So how come nothing major has happened in the compact truck segment in a decade? Why do we hear about all these great trucks around the... more
Celebrity Drive: "Man Caves" Host Jason Cameron Celebrity Drive: "Man Caves" Host Jason Cameron
Builder's Land Rover LR2 Serves Double Duty more
Classic Trucks: GM Futureliner Classic Trucks: GM Futureliner
In the years before mass media, the best way to get information to a large number of people was to physically visit them. Arguably, one of... more
2011-2012 New SUVs, Trucks, and Vans Buyers Guide 2011-2012 New SUVs, Trucks, and Vans Buyers Guide
The Ultimate Guide to all the Newest 2011-2012 Trucks, SUVs, Vans, and Crossover utility vehicles. more
Editor's Desk: What's In A Name? Cherokee and Ram Editor's Desk: What's In A Name? Cherokee and Ram
he other day, my dad and I were waiting at a restaurant for our food, and started talking trucks. He was telling me a friend of his really... more
Whale Watching: Everything Is Negotiable Whale Watching: Everything Is Negotiable
Fuel prices dropped in Southern California immediately before Memorial Day weekend, contrary to the usual increase blamed on summer travel... more
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2014 Ford F350 dually rear hub cap covers
My truck is 6 months old and ive lost 3 rear wheel hub cap covers on the duals. Does anybody know... more
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