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GMC'S Centennial: 1912-2012 GMC'S Centennial: 1912-2012
Part One: GMC's Humble Beginnings, the War Effort, and Beyond - GMC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in calendar year 2012, even though... more
Top Five Vehicles to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse Top Five Vehicles to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse
If you're a believer in pop-culture doomsday scenarios, the world as we know it will end this Friday. We selected the following candidates... more
Heavy-Duty Truck Comparison: Five Heaviest Holiday Haulers Heavy-Duty Truck Comparison: Five Heaviest Holiday Haulers
We rounded up the top-rated HD trucks by fifth-wheel towing, conventional towing, and payload, as well as picking out three of guys'... more
Top 12 Truck Trend Articles of 2012 Top 12 Truck Trend Articles of 2012
We decided we'd round up the 12 most popular articles to date, on this 12/12/12, just nine days from the Mayan Apocalypse. So enjoy... more
Celebrity Drive: Jon Olazabal, Dirty Heads Percussionist Celebrity Drive: Jon Olazabal, Dirty Heads Percussionist
Despite all the recent attention, percussionist Jon Olazabal didn't splurge on a shiny new ride like some rockers do. Instead, his gift to... more
Our Top 10 Wish List for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Our Top 10 Wish List for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500
What We Hope Will Be on the General's Newest Trucks: We know what we'd like to see on the new GM trucks and we've put together our Top 10... more
Interview: Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer, Full-Size and Midsize Trucks Interview: Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer, Full-Size and Midsize Trucks
At a recent auto show, we asked Luke about his product philosophy. more
A History of Cummins: Through the Depression to Dominance A History of Cummins: Through the Depression to Dominance
How Determination, Innovation, and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Built the Diesel Powerhouse more
Five Best SUVs for Holiday Shopping Five Best SUVs for Holiday Shopping
The Biggest Boots for your Loot - We've compiled the top five SUVs by cargo capacity, with the most space for your holiday shopping needs. more
Celebrity Drive: Nicole Forester of STARZ's "Boss" Celebrity Drive: Nicole Forester of STARZ's "Boss"
For This Actress, The Pentastar Runs Deep - Chrysler runs deep for Emmy-nominated actress Nicole Forester. In fact, the Pentastar is in her... more
10 Trucks and SUVs We're Thankful For 10 Trucks and SUVs We're Thankful For
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Truck Trend online staff rounded up 10 current-model trucks and SUVs we're most thankful for. more
2013-2014 SUVs, Trucks, and Minivans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide 2013-2014 SUVs, Trucks, and Minivans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide
In all, we've covered 125 models to help you make the most informed decision possible when it comes to buying a new truck, SUV, or van. more
Sayonara, Suzuki: Looking Back at Suzuki's Trucks and SUVs Sayonara, Suzuki: Looking Back at Suzuki's Trucks and SUVs
Known among many customers for its motorcycles, Suzuki has a history of nearly three decades of cars, trucks, and SUVs in the U.S. Until... more
DIY Tech: Bully Dog's Triple Dog GT Gas Tuner on a 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost DIY Tech: Bully Dog's Triple Dog GT Gas Tuner on a 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
We returned to the Accessory House in Montclair, California, to watch the pros install Bully Dog's Triple Dog GT Gas Gauge/Tuner on a 2011... more
Buyer's Guide: 2012-2013 SUVs, Trucks, Vans Buyer's Guide: 2012-2013 SUVs, Trucks, Vans
We've reviewed and rated 121 current and future SUVs, Trucks, Vans. more
Top 10 Scariest Monster Trucks Top 10 Scariest Monster Trucks
Loudest, Proudest, and Craziest Monster Trucks more
Interview: Antron Brown and Chuck Wade, Team Antron, Toyota Dream Build Challenge Interview: Antron Brown and Chuck Wade, Team Antron, Toyota Dream Build Challenge
Driver and Build Leader Share their Background and Inspiration more
Q&A with Alexis DeJoria and Andy Petersen, Team DeJoria, Toyota Dream Build Challenge Q&A with Alexis DeJoria and Andy Petersen, Team DeJoria, Toyota Dream Build Challenge
Teen Passion Turns to Full-Time Career for One of NHRA's Rising Stars more
Tow Tech: A Different Concept In Anti-Sway And Weight Distributing Hitches Tow Tech: A Different Concept In Anti-Sway And Weight Distributing Hitches
Weight distributing hitches are a well-proven concept, and unless improperly installed and/or adjusted, will definitely help. Handling and... more
Celebrity Drive: Miles Doughty, Lead Singer of Slightly Stoopid Celebrity Drive: Miles Doughty, Lead Singer of Slightly Stoopid
Vintage Ford Truck is Jam Band Member's Prized Possession more
Celebrity Drive: Bill Wu of Discovery Channel's "One Car Too Far" Celebrity Drive: Bill Wu of Discovery Channel's "One Car Too Far"
This San Diegan is a Hummer Fanatic more
Interview: Volkswagen's VP of Marketing and Strategy, Rainer Michel Interview: Volkswagen's VP of Marketing and Strategy, Rainer Michel
Volkswagen's VP of Marketing and Strategy Rainer Michel recently stopped by the Truck Trend HQ to take questions from the staff. more
Natural Gas Industry Full Throttle on Infrastructure Development Natural Gas Industry Full Throttle on Infrastructure Development
With the parallel development of the fueling infrastructure as well as a greater availability of factory-warrantied and engineered models,... more
Rapid Transit: 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake System Install Rapid Transit: 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake System Install
There's no doubt that the Ford F-150 EcoBoost is one of the hottest new trucks on the market. One of the easiest and fastest ways to... more
Interview: Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO Interview: Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO
We caught up with Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO recently to talk about Ram trucks. more
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