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What do the initials BFT mean to you?  For Ford’s truck team — including those on the F-150 program, the Super Duty program and the Transit/Transit Connect program — those letters stand for Built Ford Tough, or so they would have us all believe. For years I have been... Read more
As the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup continues to pick up awards — North American Truck of the Year, Motor Trend Truck of the Year, Truck of Texas and numerous others — the industry is closely watching the latest entry into the line: the industry’s only light-duty, small-displacement diesel slated... Read more
Patience is a virtue.  Sometimes I like to wait for the dust to settle after driving a newly launched vehicle. You can equate it to swirling a fine wine around in your mouth before declaring it’s best attributes.  I decided to do that with the 2014Chevy Silverado 1500 which... Read more
About a week ago in Detroit, Ford took the cover off a new truck; designed for the sport truck enthusiast and boasting V8 performance, V6 fuel economy and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle with electronic locking differential.  This is the first time that a short wheel base truck with... Read more
The truck media grumbled for months (me included) as GMC dribbled out details on the 2014 Sierra Denali, scheduled to arrive in dealerships this fall.  Nonetheless, when you spoke with a GMC person there was more than a hint of a smile whenever the subject of the new truck... Read more
So often, when I write about anything that smacks of heavy-handed regulatory muscle, you Texas sportsmen remind me that the less government involvement in vehicle matters the better.  With that in mind, I think we all need a round of applause for Chrysler, who this week told the National... Read more
For years I have asked my Chevy contacts to give me a Suburban for a week so I could do a full ride/drive review.  Alas, there was never one in the regional media fleet, and I suspected that GM wasn’t exactly looking for a green vehicle journalist writing in... Read more
I’m sure it is a coincidence that  for the last three weeks I have been driving Ford F-series trucks. Today I leave for the first drive for journalists on the 2014 Chevy Silverado at Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio, and there will obviously be comparisons made, if not entirely... Read more