It is a personal pet peeve — pardon my pun. I hate to see dogs chained or loose in the beds of pickup trucks. Yes, yes, I know you profess to love them more than your wife, girlfriend, or anyone else, but sticking them in the truck bed just... Read more
There is an old saying that a musician should always leave the audience wanting more, and the first drive of the 2014 Toyota Tundra did just that.  Being in the Tetons for a scant 24 hours with no chance to flyfish or do much else is certainly a form... Read more
Love that bacon? Ford figures that enough Fiesta owners do, so it is now offering bacon wrap graphics just in time for International Bacon Day, August 31. I figure that, with a little adjustment, at least a couple of strips might work on your F-series truck or SUV. (I’m... Read more
It’s happening again.  GM is tantalizing the market with a little lift of the skirts on its new trucks.  For the Silverado and Sierra it was footage and still photos of camouflaged vehicles months before they had them available for journalists — and well before they would hit dealers’... Read more
While others watch and wait, it appears that Nissan is the next pickup truck brand to embrace diesel as an alternative for a probable 2015 introduction.  While not totally unexpected, this is the first product news to trickle out of Nissan regarding a fasttrack program for pickups. When Nissan... Read more
I hate recall stories!  I suspect they bore you, too, unless you (or someone you know) owns one of the vehicles in question; in which case, they are exceptionally important.  So: here they are: 239,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars (2011, 2012) with 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 automatic transmissions. ... Read more
It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about Ram’s new diesel light-duty pickup truck.  Actually it was late last month when I covered the latest addition to the Ram 1500 offering, and the company had not yet finalized the tow numbers. Now, Ram is saying that that the... Read more
No one decides to buy a truck because of its recycle or sustainable material content, but Ford has always touted its commitment to sustainable materials and it seems that the 2014 F-150 is no exception. Rice hulls, a byproduct of rice grain is being used to reinforce the plastic... Read more