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Ford Drops SFE Models, but keeps mileage ratings
No SFE, Same MPG Posted June 15 2009 05:38 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

When gasoline prices were hovering around $4 a gallon not that long ago, everyone was scrambling to rush a high-mileage version of their best-selling vehicles to market. Trucks were no exception, with GM trotting out its...

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


GM to Discontinue Production of Medium Duty Trucks
R.I.P. - TopKick & Kodiak Posted June 8 2009 11:28 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

"After four years of working with multiple potential buyers, General Motors has decided to wind-down its medium-duty truck operations. Production of the Chevy Kodiak and GMC Topkick medium duty trucks will cease by July...

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

What New Economy Standards Mean to the Future of Trucks
Future of Trucks - I'm Still Hopeful Posted May 26 2009 03:25 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

The Obama administration just passed one of the most sweeping and comprehensive changes to emissions and fuel economy standards in our nation's history. The new CAFE standards create a national standard and incorporate...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Is Ford Fiesta Van Really a Van
Ford Fiesta Van - Really? Posted May 13 2009 11:54 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

About once or twice I week, I meander over to the OE press sites to see what the latest & greatest is in the automotive world. Most of the time, it's usually some feel-good PR about planting trees in inner-city...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Ford  | 

What the Amazon Kindle Could Mean to the Future of Print
The Future of Magazines? Posted May 6 2009 10:35 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Many if not most of you reading this right now are dedicated readers of either Truckin' the print magazine, or certainly, Truckinweb.com. Although on the surface it may seem like we're one big happy family, the reality is...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Full Throttle=Two Blown Chevys
Issue 6: Life in the Fast Lane Posted April 17 2009 10:46 AM by DanWard-Editor

Do you like going fast? Do you like learning more about your truck? Don't miss issue 6, on sale now.

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Opinions, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Truck News , Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Big Wheels Keep Spinin'
How Big Is To Big Posted April 2 2009 02:41 PM by Bob Ryder

When will BIG be enough?

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Whats Up With The DONK
The BIG SPIN Posted April 2 2009 02:12 PM by Bob Ryder

Truckin' Magazine has the best variety of theTruck World we cover mini's, lifted, lowered, bagged, late models, early models and race trucks. We have recently scene vans of the past resurface.

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Truck News , Classic Truck Trends  | 

See it in the mag, see it in person
Cover truck makes show debut Posted March 16 2009 05:52 PM by DanWard-Editor

Debuting at last weekend's Forbidden Fantasy, Daniel Stewart's Ford F-150 wowed the crowd with its realistic airbrushing and insane interior.

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Trend Observations, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Who Says Minivans Can't Be Cool?
Cool Mini Vans Posted March 13 2009 03:46 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

For whatever reason, minivans have gotten stuck with the stigma of being "uncool" or mommy-mobiles. Instead, everyone has gone to SUVs or this newfangled thing than nobody knows exactly how to define, called a "crossover."

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Filed under: Opinions, Past Events, Trend Observations, Chevy  | 

Two Brothers' Twin-Turbo Terror
Twin-turbo, 700 hp, 12 second Quarter, And oh Yeah, it's a Van Posted March 13 2009 03:25 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

At the 2007 Resolutions show in Blythe, California, a couple of vehicles caught my attention. One of which was Two Brothers Automotive's 1966 Chevy. The creative mural work and custom taillight and headlamp treatment...

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Filed under: Opinions, Upcoming Features, Past Events, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Chevy  | 

They Never VANished
VANS, VANS, VANS!!! Posted March 9 2009 03:07 PM by Bob Ryder

To some folks, Vans are a pair of sufer shoes. To others, they are a lifestyle vehicle, that no father wanted to see their daughter either get into, or get out of. Believe it or not, the van culture still has a...

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Filed under: Editorials, Upcoming Features, Opinions, Trend Observations, Funny Stories, Truck News , Classic Truck Trends  | 

'50 Sub Gets Framed
Under It All Posted February 27 2009 03:46 PM by Bob Ryder

The strength of any object is it's foundation or base. The same goes for trucks. A truck's strength is created from its frame. The truck's cab, fenders, bed, engine, transmission, radiator, suspension, and steering...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Truckin' Etiquette, Truck News , Chevy, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Our in-house '09 Suzuki Equator
Sneak Peek at Project Street Shark Posted February 26 2009 04:19 PM by DanWard-Editor

Ready to be launched into the public's eye, here is a sneak peek at our very own Project Street Shark. This Suzuki Equator is ready to do work.

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Filed under: Opinions, Upcoming Features, Upcoming Truck Events, Trend Observations, Nissan, Blessings and Beatings  | 

What Would You Like to See on Truckinweb.com?
Tell Us What You Want! Posted February 24 2009 01:38 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Change rarely comes easily or comfortably. When something's familiar, people tend to get attached, and any change is perceived as negative or catastrophic. Well...perhaps I'm over-stating things a bit, but you get where...

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

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