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Welcome to the Truckin’ Magazine Blog. Read the editors and web staff’s rants, opinions, observations and breaking news on the world of Trucks. Feel free to register and comment. We welcome feedback from the truck enthusiast community.
 
Sold my beat-up old truck
Goodbye to the Red Dragon Posted March 27 2008 04:52 PM by Brandan

I sold my daily driver last week. I use the term loosely, because I didn't drive it every day, and by the time I sold it, I could barely drive it at all. We called her the "Red Dragon," because the parallels were hard to...

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations  | 


Diesels...when is it going to stop?
$5.00 a gallon and 8 MPG Posted March 27 2008 04:21 PM by DanWard-Editor

I love the torque a tuned and built diesel engine can produce, but with gas costing your first born, when are people going to say enough is enough?

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

How old is too old for a cover?
Would you buy our mag with a classic on the cover? Posted March 27 2008 04:13 PM by DanWard-Editor

There is much heated debate going on in the office about how old is too old for a cover truck? What is your opinion?

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

Can you reach our backs?
Someone pat, no really- Posted March 26 2008 11:26 AM by DanWard-Editor

The industry is hurting, but we're doing what we've always done, put out the best truck mag possible. Here is some vindication for our hard work.

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

Cool Project or Wasted Effort
I think it's cool, what about you? Posted March 26 2008 11:10 AM by DanWard-Editor

We have a '05 SSR that we started to build for the mag but have lost a little interest. Do you think it is worth the effort and would you read it?

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Opinions, Opinions, Chevy, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Common Courtesy Should Be Common Practice
When You're Not Driving... Posted March 17 2008 10:07 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Pardon me while I step up onto my soapbox for a bit. I have a multitude of pet peeves, probably far more than you care to hear about, but I feel this one's worthy of mention.

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Truckin' 2008 #3 Classic Truck Trends
During the Off Season Posted January 16 2008 04:01 PM by Bob Ryder

Now that the '07 show season is behind me, I can take a deep breath and relax. Depending on what is in store for you this upcoming show season, it will determine how soon you can get back to bustin'...

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Filed under: Editorials, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Truckin' 2008 #3 Blessings and Beatings Column
After the Fire Posted January 16 2008 03:30 PM by DanWard-Editor

I'm sure all of you saw the news reports of fires all over Southern California this past October. The worst natural disaster in California’s history caused more than $1 billion worth of damages to what many consider to be...

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Filed under: Editorials, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Ford Explorer America Concept
Future of the SUV: 4-cylinder & Unibody? Posted January 7 2008 05:30 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Signaling a shift away from traditional body-on-frame SUVs and a growing interest in crossovers, and likely in response to recently-passed fuel economy legislation, Ford just unveiled its Explorer America concept.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Truckin' 2008 #2 Classic Truck Trends
Leave Your Ego At Home Posted December 20 2007 05:07 PM by Bob Ryder

During the custom-truck shows I attend, it never fails, a couple competitors will whine about the distribution of the awards. Sure, people have the right to be proud of their rides, but don't get your BVDs in a bunch if...

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Filed under: Editorials, Classic Truck Trends  | 

Truckin' 2008 #2 Blessings and Beatings Column
One Heck of a Year Posted December 20 2007 04:56 PM by DanWard-Editor

For those of you who take the time to read my ramblings, thank you. This year has been an amazing one, filled with adversity, excitement, and an unfortunate dilemma. Let's be real, the economy may be fine, but there are...

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2008 #1 Dan Ward Blessings and Beatings Column
True Friends Posted December 6 2007 02:08 PM by DanWard-Editor

Friends. I'm not talking about your MySpace top 100, I'm talking about the friends who have seen you through a truck build, helped you whenever and however they could, and are with you at the shows cleaning your prized...

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2008 #1 Classic Truck Trends - Bob Ryder Column
Reflections - Every Show's A Memory Posted December 6 2007 01:31 PM by Bob Ryder

One of the many great rewards for being an editor of the "World's Leading Truck Publication," Truckin', is attending custom truck shows all over the country. During the past 12 years as Senior Tech Editor, I have...

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2008 #1 Revolver - Brandan Gillogly Column
1967-1972 Chevy Trucks Posted December 6 2007 01:09 PM by Brandan

I know '67-'72 Chevy trucks are popular, they have been for a long time, especially the last few years. But now that I own and am in the process of building one, seeing a Chevy at a show just isn't the same. Before, I'd...

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Wish List of Light-Duty Diesel Trucks
Diesels I'd like to See Posted November 29 2007 11:54 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

There was a time in my life when I really, really wanted a truck. I was eventually talked out of it, and have been a "car" guy ever since. When I was in college in Texas in the mid-'90s, I remember there was one station...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

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