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Light-duty pickup trucks come in half-ton (also called a 150 or 1500), three-quarter-ton (250 or 2500) and one-ton (350 or 3500) versions. A popular example is the half-ton Ford F-150, which is the best-selling pickup truck in the world. Ford’s F-Series is also available in F-250, F-350 and F-450 models. Other pickups available in Canada include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Truck 1500/2500/3500 (Dodge), GMC Sierra, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Other smaller pickups for lighter duty service have been offered and include the Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Dodge Dakota, Chevrolet S10, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Avalanche, GMC Sonoma, GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Mazda B-Series, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, and the Subaru Baja.

Sustainable materials help to make Ford F-150 pickup environmentally friendly

Ford is showing that pickup trucks can be green by adding rice hulls to the list of sustainable materials used to build F-150. Ford is using plastic that is reinforced with rice hulls – a by-product of rice grain –

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GM reveals plan to bring back Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups

Acme, Mich. – General Motors plans to return to the market with mid-sized pickup trucks in 2014. The mid-size pickup models had been discontinued in 2012 as the company focused its marketing on its full-size pickups. On Aug. 8, 2013, at

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Hay farmer heads development of new 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup truck

On farms throughout North America, pickup trucks are like a member of the family. Mike Sweers is living the dream of every kid who was raised in farm country: He gets paid to create trucks. Sweers, who still runs an

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Ford F-Series pickup marks 65th birthday

On January 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Company publicly revealed the F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series legacy of tough trucks. Since 1948, more than 32 million trucks have worn the F-Series badge. These have been the best-selling pickup trucks for

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