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Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s full-size pickup has received the top-to-bottom redesign we’ve been waiting for, and we spent a day putting the new Tundra through its paces in and around its hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Highlights include two powerful new engines, a smooth new suspension, and a bold new interior with a new multimedia interface.

2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s big pickup has bold new looks and two new engines: a twin-turbo V6 with 389hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque or the motor-enhanced i-FORCE MAX with 437 hp and 583 lb-ft. of torque. Also new is a multi-link rear suspension, optional adaptive suspension, trailering cameras, and a new multimedia system with up to a 14″ touchscreen.

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GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept

This tricked-out GMC Canyon AT4 has been outfitted for overland adventures. The lifted pickup truck has added underbody protection, a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch, recovery points, a swing-out spare tire, and windshield guy lines. It also packs a kitchenette, a drawer bed storage system, a roof-mounted tent, and more.

Making Tea with a Semi

Making Tea with a Semi

It’s tricky enough to back up an 18-wheeler in a straight line, but truck driver Niall Reid is a show-off. Not only did he roll his truck wheels backward without hitting the teacup on the ground, but he also used its hydraulic suspension to dip a tea bag into it for his afternoon break.

2022 Ram 1500 Rebel G/T

2022 Ram 1500 Rebel G/T

The Rebel G/T is a sport styling and performance upgrade for Ram’s already excellent 1500 Rebel pickup. The G/T gets a sport hood, a factory-installed Mopar cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake, paddle shifters, metal pedals, G/T bucket seats, and Performance pages. A 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid assist is standard.

Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen

Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen

One of the cooler options coming to the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is the integrated mobile kitchen. It slides out of the side of the truck and includes a pair of induction burners, a sink, 5 gallons of water storage, and storage for cooking and serving accessories. Volter Media posted a demo of a late-stage prototype.

Classic Truck Carries Classic Cars

Classic Truck Carries Classic Cars

While visiting a classic car show in Nebraska, Tim from Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk came across the most appropriate method of transporting collectible show cars. What he saw was this restomodded 1947 Ford COE Semi carrying some sweet hot rods and vintage wheels, and snagged an interview with its owners.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford’s first electric pickup truck has a dual-motor, four-wheel drivetrain that makes either 426 hp or 563 hp and 775 lb-ft. of torque, with a range of 230 or 300 miles. It has a large front storage space in place of the engine and can be equipped with a 2.4kW or 9.6kW Pro Power system for powering AC tools, lights, and more.

Mini Artillery Truck

Mini Artillery Truck

Mr. Michal shows off a metal truck that incorporates a multi-fire rocket launcher in its bed. Loaded up with gunpowder, it puts on quite a spectacle, but the danger level rises precipitously with the addition of ball-bearing projectiles. Yep, don’t try this at home. Leave it to the YouTube “professionals.”

Candylab Food Truck Toys

Candylab Food Truck Toys
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Candylab celebrates a staple of modern dining, the food truck. Among their wonderful collection of wooden toy cars, you’ll find this series of box trucks, featuring delicious treats like burgers, hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream, and more. They look great with LEGO minifigs lined up and waiting to chow down.

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage
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TruckVault creates in-vehicle storage systems for every profession and lifestyle. Their setups for photo gear secure and protect cameras, lenses, lights, tripods, and other accessories while keeping them readily accessible. Available for a wide variety of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. They also make a drawer for car trunks.

World’s Horniest Truck

World’s Horniest Truck

The yellow machine you’re looking at is “Le Mécanophone,” otherwise known as a 1935 Citroën truck, equipped with 42 different car horns. But this thing doesn’t just beep, it’s basically a calliope on wheels. We want one of these just so we can honk at traffic all day long.

How to Enter a Semi Truck in a Wheelchair

How to Enter a Semi Truck in a Wheelchair

Since 2018, Bernie Bergan has lived with a spinal injury that limits mobility in his legs. But that doesn’t stop the Norwegian from carrying out his job as a professional truck driver. In this video, Bernie shows how he gets into the cab of his 18-wheeler like a boss. He controls the truck’s gas and brakes with hand controls.

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Alpha Wolf Electric Truck

Alpha Wolf Electric Truck

California EV company Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off the latest of its sweet retro-modern series of electric vehicles. The Wolf is a compact 2-seater pickup that offers up to 275 miles of driving range, 3000 lb towing capacity, and a storage both in its bed and under its hood. Available in FWD or AWD configurations.

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

The 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali is one badass pickup, and this tricked-out heavy-duty truck could be yours. With a Duramax diesel making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. of torque, it’s ready to haul anything and does it in style. One lucky entrant will win this truck while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get double entries.

Driving a 235-Foot Trailer

Driving a 235-Foot Trailer

The typical 18-wheeler is about 70 to 80 feet long. So imagine what it must be like to drive a truck that’s roughly three times as long. This clip from Big Rig Videos shows how Buchanan Hauling & Rigging maneuvers a massive toll gantry along the highways and byways of Florida. Naturally, it’s the corners that are the trickiest part.

San Francisco House Movers

San Francisco House Movers

What do you do when you love your house, but it’s not in the right location? Simple. Put it on a flatbed truck and move it. That’s what recently happened in San Francisco, as a team of expert building relocators moved the Englander House, a 139-year-old, 6-bedroom Victorian-era home, to its new location, six blocks away.

2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan Frontier

After 17 years, Nissan’s garage-sized Frontier pickup has been redesigned with a bold new look. It packs a new 310 hp 3.8L V6 and 9-speed gearbox. The interior has a clean new look, and a much-needed technology overhaul. PRO-X and PRO-4X models get upgraded Bilstein shocks, skid plates, and 17″ off-road wheels.

Driven: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Driven: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

We were fortunate to spend several days dashing through the snow in Ram’s 702 horsepower sleigh. This beast of a truck does everything that the already great Ram 1500 does, just faster and with more brawn. It’s basically a muscle car with an off-road suspension – and a rich kids’ plaything like nothing else.

Carving a Ford Ranger Raptor

Carving a Ford Ranger Raptor

We may not have the Ranger Raptor here in the U.S. yet, so we’ll have to enjoy Ford’s the mid-size off-road truck from afar for now. It looks particularly great carved out of wood, as Woodworking Art shows off his impressive vehicle modeling skills yet again. We love how he incorporated the working suspension and steering.

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F-150 Max Recline Seats

F-150 Max Recline Seats

For the 2021 model year and beyond, the Ford F-150 will offer an option that allows for the front seats to lie almost completely flat. Designed like the comfy seats in a First Class airplane cabin, they let the driver and passenger catch a nap between job sites or when arriving too late to set up a campsite.

Diesel Dyno Disaster

Diesel Dyno Disaster

Because we can never get enough explosions around here, sit back and enjoy the fiery destruction as this tricked-out diesel truck experiences a catastrophic failure on the dynamometer, the likes of which we’ve not seen before. Thankfully nobody was injured in the big kaboom.

Hennessey Mammoth 6×6

Hennessey Mammoth 6×6

Because the 702 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX isn’t enough, Hennessey Performance Engineering has taken the pickup and bestowed it with an extra set of wheels, and a tuned 7.0-liter Hellephant engine that makes more than 1200 hp. Hennessey will build just three of the $500,000 trucks, which go on sale 9.4.2020 at noon CST.

Talus VenturePack Camper

Talus VenturePack Camper
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Take your overlanding adventures to the next level and trick out your truck bed with a full kitchen. This slide-out unit packs a refrigerator, pressurized sink, propane stove, and an off-grid electric power system, as well as drawers for storage. It’s built from riveted and welded aluminum and fits most mid-size and full-size trucks.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Building upon the TRX concept, Ram is finally making a production version of this powerful off-road truck. It packs a monster 6.2L supercharged V8 that makes 702hp, launching the truck from 0 to 60 in 4.5 sec. The lifted truck has 11.8″ of clearance, is 6″ wider than a standard Ram 1500, and rides on massive 35″ all-terrain tires.

2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150

Ford’s popular F-150 pickup truck has a bold new exterior and interior, and can be equipped with all kinds of goodies, like a PowerBoost hybrid engine that goes 700 mi per tank and tows 12,000 lb, a Pro Power system which lets you plug in power tools in the bed, a tailgate work surface, and a huge 12″ touchscreen among other things.

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