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Lifted Trucks or Lowered Trucks???
You tell us which is better- Posted April 20 2007 03:25 PM by DanWard-Editor

I like lowered trucks more than lifted ones, how about you?

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Filed under: Opinions, About Features/Should-Be Features, Trend Observations, Truckin' Etiquette  | 


Standard Taxi defines extreme form-follows-function
Standard Taxi: The Box it Came In Posted April 16 2007 06:22 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

The 2007 New York Auto Show was the debut for what may soon supplant thousands of Ford Crown Victorias and Chevy Impalas and Caprices from coast-to-coast. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Standard Taxi. If you thought old...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Ford Flex - The next American design Icon?
Ford Flex: Hit or Miss? Posted April 4 2007 09:09 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

While the term "game-changer" is thrown around rather loosely nowadays at auto shows and new vehicle introductions, the number of vehicles the term truly fits is considerably smaller. In recent memory, there are a few...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

GM DaimlerChrylser Magna Merger
Chrysler Might Sing "Oh Canada!" Posted March 26 2007 02:17 PM by S-Turn

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International just bid 4.7 billion, and is possibly in cahoots with an unnamed private equity firm, which may be Blackstone Group or Cerebus Capital Management. Both of those private...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

ZAP Shows Prototype Electric Crossover
Future Shock Posted March 19 2007 05:29 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Electric vehicle manufacturer and distributor ZAP of Santa Rosa, California, has announced the development of the new ZAP-X Crossover in conjunction with Lotus Engineering. The company claims the design will incorporate...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Redesigned 2008 Ford Econoline Van
Econoline gets Super Schnoz Posted March 7 2007 05:57 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Whether you're a fan of the new Super Duty's look or not, get used to it, 'cause you're about to see it a lot more often. The 2008 Econoline van's new front-end design is lifted almost intact from Ford's big pickups.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

Silverado and Sierra Sales Up 29 Percent
GM Truck Sales Rock Solid Posted March 1 2007 02:15 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Once again demonstrating the strength of the domestic carmakers in the full-size truck segment, sales of the redesigned Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are up 29 percent for February 2007 compared to February 2006.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Chevy  | 

Navistar Stops Building Engines for Ford
Power Stroke's Future Uncertain Posted February 27 2007 04:35 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Navistar, the maker of the Power Stroke diesel engine for Ford, has said that it will stop shipping engines to the automaker effective immediately. The two companies have had a contentious relationship as of late, with...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

XM and Sirius in Merger Talks
Satellite Radio Monopoly - Will it Happen? Posted February 20 2007 01:10 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

A few years ago, Sirius and XM were duking it out in new car showrooms and in mobile electronics retailers for customers. The two titans of satellite radio were very similar in many respects, but each had their distinct...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Talks of GM Chrysler Merger
GM & Chrysler - Match Made in Heaven or Train Wreck? Posted February 16 2007 10:14 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Either the Apocalypse is near, or we're simply witnessing the mass- consolidation that is emblematic of the global auto industry today. Now, this is strictly vicious rumor at this point, and nobody is going officially...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

Building the Truckin Online Archives
Where to begin? Posted February 9 2007 02:05 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

At some point in our lives, each of us have experienced this. Whenever you have a bright idea, and share it with managers or co-workers, you're automatically volunteered to head up the task to actually do it.

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations, Funny Stories  | 

2008 Dodge Dakota Commentary
'08 Dakota - Where's the Hemi? Posted February 7 2007 10:53 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

I know custom truckers generally fall into two categories, those whose first question is "What's under the hood?" and those who ask "Who's bags are you running?" Count me in the first. Yeah, okay, layin' frame is cool...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

Online scoops prompt press embargo summit
Print vs. Online - Why do we fight? Posted January 31 2007 10:32 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Some of the top public relations and marketing officials from General Motors recently held a "summit" of sorts to take a look at the issue of press embargoes, their enforcement, and their relevance.

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Filed under: Opinions, Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , GMC  | 

Building the Truckin Archives
All for the Truckin' Lover in You Posted January 26 2007 12:09 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

When I first got into automotive journalism almost nine years ago, little did I think I'd be doing what I'm doing today, or that the internet would so radically change the world of publishing and media. But there's no...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations  | 

Dodge Ram Bluetec Diesel and Ford Fusion HySeries
Bluetec Ram, Hydrogen Fusion Posted January 25 2007 09:33 AM by S-Turn

Automakers released a flurry of end-of-month news that presses their eco-friendly credentials in time for the auto show in Washington, *** Ford announced a rival of sorts to the Chevy Volt : A Ford Fusion that runs on an...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

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