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    Video: Pickup wakeboarding is taking Ohio by storm
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    Ah, to be young and dumb. If there's one thing we've learned through our years on this earth, it's that situations that involve towing someone behind a vehicle are usually very, very bad ideas. Take these Ohio yokels, for example. With plenty of flooded fields to play with, they hitched a line ...

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    Report: GM already raising prices on 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups
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    General Motors must be pretty pleased with sales of its two newest pickups, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, as it's announced price hikes for both models, as part of a planned price tweak. Prices will be bumped by as much as $1,500, although weirdly, they'll be offset by as much as ...

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    Report: Pickup sales may hit 2M units for first time since 2007
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    Even as fuel prices creep back up, trucks are still a hot item among new-vehicle shoppers. To see how popular pickup trucks still are, you don't have to look any further than how much effort automakers put into the continual one-upmanship of their trucks. Backing this fact up, USA Today is ...

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    Official: Callaway debuts first supercharged 2014 Silverado
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    Barely a month after we first told you about Callaway's plans for the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the Connecticut-based tuning shop has shown its first completed model. Using a Silverado, Callaway has fitted an Eaton TVS supercharger and developed a new calibration for GM's powertrain ...

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    Study: Lack of new midsize pickup models driving strong resale values for older models
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    According to a new study by Black Book, the fact that there are fewer mid-sized pickup truck options on the market is driving up the retail cost of used models. During the month of June, used vehicles from model years 2007-2011 depreciated an average of 1.3 percent across the board, but midsize ...

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    Official: Goodyear unveils self-inflating tires for big trucks
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    Goodyear has developed a new self-inflating tire for commercial vehicles. The Air Maintenance Technology system uses an internal pressure regulator to determine when the tire is low. When pressure falls below a certain parameter, the regulator opens to allow air into a pumping tube. Here's the ...

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    Report: Edmunds ranks brand loyalty by vehicle category
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    News flash: trucks are popular in the U.S. and subcompacts aren't. While most of the customer loyalty stats we generally hear about are focused on brands, Inside Line recently did a study tracking how loyal customers are to a particular vehicle segment by tracking which vehicles customers trade ...

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    Report: Fuel economy standards could add up to $15K to price of heavy-duty pickups
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    It's no secret that today's crop of full-size heavy duty pickup trucks cost a pretty penny to purchase and operate. To wit, the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Mega Cab that we recently reviewed carried a sticker price of over $56,000. A large chunk of that asking price can be accounted for by the ...

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    Congress considering higher weight limits for interstate trucks
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    This fall, Congress will consider modifying 36-year old regulation that would increase the weight limit for trucks on interstate highways by 8.5 tons. According to The Wall Street Journal, the increase from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds is being pushed by a coalition of over 150 companies that ...

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    Study: Half of all European truck drivers don't wear their seatbelts
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    Volvo truck during crash testing – Click above for high-res image
    New research has revealed that up to 50 percent of European truck drivers don't buckle up when they hit the road. A study by CEASAR Research Institute discovered that seatbelt use among truck drivers varies widely from ...

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    U.S. gov't announces texting ban for commercial truck and bus drivers
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Government_Announces_Texting_Ban_for_Truck_And_Bus_Drivers'; It's official: the U.S. Department of Transportation has made it a crime for inter-state truck drivers and drivers of coaches carrying more than eight passengers to text or use handheld cell ...

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    Dodge Ram CEO gets interviewed, reveals tough job ahead
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    When Chrysler announced plans to spin off the Ram brand from the Dodge division, more questions than answers were left in its wake. So the truck-obsessives at Pickuptrucks.com sat down with the newly-appointed President and CEO of the Ram brand, Fred Diaz Jr., to suss out the details – to ...

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    Woodward 2009: The heavy haulers and shakers
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    The trucks of Woodward - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With vast amounts of sheetmetal and a bed, trucks can be a lot easier to modify than cars. That holds true at the Woodward Dream Cruise, as mod masters jack up, lower and customize trucks of all shapes and sizes. Beyond the beefed up ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Optimus Prime hiding in plain sight [w/VIDEO]
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    1997 Peterbilt dressed as Optimus Prime – Click above for image gallery
    With Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen holding the number box office spot for two weeks, there couldn't be a better time for this ardent Autobot fan to be flogging his truck on eBay. Done up thoroughly enough to ...

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    VIDEO: Ford releases trailer for "Raptor: Born in Baja" feature documentary
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    Raptor: Born in Baja documentary -- Click above after the jump
    The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has just finished its close-up, and pretty soon you'll be able to see it on both the big screen in "Raptor – Born in Baja". The Blue Oval took its factory-built off-road runner to the Baja 1000 last year ...

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    REPORT: Mahindra capitalizes on Detroit 3 dealer closings, picks up new outlets
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    Many communities have felt the sting of closing dealerships, but it appears for some that capitalism Mahindra is coming to the rescue. The Indian truck manufacturer is sweeping in to sign up recently booted Chrysler dealers to sell their fuel efficient diesel pickups. Mahindra is hoping to soon ...

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    Daimler opens office in Baghdad, Iraq
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    As a small step that could be considered a healthy vote of confidence in Iraq's return to stability, Mercedes has established a corporate representative office in Baghdad. Daimler set up shop in Erbil, Iraq last February, opening a training center that would get mechanics ready for coming Mercedes ...

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    Cheap Gas = Trucks to outsell cars again this month
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    It's the same old story, people say one thing, yet do another. The price of fuel has fallen to the point that it's no longer financially ruinous to fill the tank on a full-size pickup, so looks like truck sales will eclipse cars in December. Despite the public's rhetoric about smaller and more fuel ...

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    SEMA 2008: Knight XV armored SUV lets you take your undergound lair with you
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Knight KV Armored Vehicle
    The first word that came to mind when we saw the Knight XV was this: warthog. Sure, there are other words you could use, but consider this: it's not attractive, it's ridiculously tough, it's called in to deal with nasty situations ...

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    Destroy Travel the Earth in the MAN Action Mobil Globecruiser
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    The Action Mobil Globecruiser is more of a superhero support vehicle than something meant for the average guy or gal. The stats: 783-cubic-inch, 530 hp six-cylinder diesel, 12-speed automatic, permanent AWD, two locking differentials, ABS, a 219-gallon fuel tank, a 154-gallon water tank, 2.4-inch ...

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