You may know by now that the 2014 Ram 1500 is Motor Trend’s Truck of Year for the second year in a row. Thanks to the innovation behind the EcoDiesel engine, Motor Trend found the Ram 1500 to be worthy of the first ever back-to-back Truck of the Year title. You’d probably agree that 28 miles per gallon on the highway is an award-winning feat for a full-size lightweight pickup.
So, to celebrate, we took the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel across the country to meet the people (you) that made this possible. We visited Ram Truck owners from Michigan to California, visiting their homes and workplaces and listening to their stories about their trucks. The folks we visited on our trip proved to us that what people say is true: Ram Trucks know how to work hard and play hard.
Now the time has come for you all to hop in and ride along with us. We’ve got a string of videos highlighting all our stops and conversations, from interviews with owners and fans to pullovers at landmarks and monuments. Enjoy this great country with us as we head south to Texas and west toward the Pacific. This is one road trip you don’t want to miss.
Here’s a story from Real People, Real Trucks that Ram Truck owners will surely be able to identify with. Chip Harris has put some serious miles on his Ram Commercial vehicle and has only great things to say about it:
2003 Ram Van, with a 360 engine and 316,551 miles on it. What can I say? Still running and looks great … I could use a new seat though! I haven’t even had to do any major engine work on it, not even the valve cover gaskets! Only the tranny rebuilt at 287k mi. I’ve used this van daily selling detailing products, and it’s never let me down. Also, many thanks to my long-time tech Terry Harwood at Doan Dodge in Rochester, NY. Although, I have a feeling we’re nearing the end, and it’s killing me! I’ve always been a Dodge guy, so it will be going to part-time status shortly, and a new [Ram] 3500 ProMaster is soon to be in the picture.
We love seeing Ram drivers get great value and satisfaction out of their vehicles. Thanks for being a loyal Ram Fan, Chip. We hope you’ll be just as pleased with your new Ram 3500 ProMaster. Keep us updated on how it goes, and good luck with your business.
What do you think of Chip’s van? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to share your Ram stories with us and let us know how you’ve been using your Ram Truck.
Some jobs never sleep. Even those cold-weather favorites don’t get the off-season you might expect. When your business is tasked with keeping the roads clear and the people safe, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest.
Ram Commercial recently joined Chrysler Commercial Vehicles at the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, to help plow the road toward next winter. Ram Trucks made a strong presence as a durable, reliable truck fit for icy roads and snowplow upfits. Professionals came from all over the area to prep for their trade, and the Chrysler for Work booth had some competitions ready for them to test their own strength. Here are a couple photos from the event:
Now we’ll let you get back to summer, but first let us know in the comments if you’re prepared for the cold months in your Ram Truck.
Are you in the market for a new Ram Truck? Maybe you’re just curious about what’s out there. Either way, RamTrucks.com is your one-stop-shop for all things Ram Trucks. Recently redesigned with HTML5, you can take a Victory Lap of your own from wilderness to city with all the great vehicles Ram Trucks has to offer. See something that sparks your interest? Dig in deeper.
You can explore the features of Ram Truck models like the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty or the 2014 Ram ProMaster. You can compare models of your Ram vehicle to see which best suits your needs, which will help you make an informed decision when purchasing a Ram Truck. Have an idea for your perfect truck? You can even build your own model. (Maybe put an EcoDiesel engine in it?) Sort through trims and packages to get just the right fit for the work that you do.
Once you’ve had a look at all the trucks, you can find a dealer in your area and even schedule a test drive to see how a Ram Truck feels on the road. When you’re cruising down the highway getting up to 28 miles per gallon, you’ll understand why the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.
There’s a lot to do on RamTrucks.com, but it’s well designed so you can’t get lost. All the information you ever wanted about a Ram Truck is at your fingertips. Go take a look and tell us what you think of the redesign in the comments below.
A couple weeks ago you joined us for a Google+ hangout with the Director of the Ram Brand, Robert Hegbloom, and the Director of Ram Truck Engineering, Michael Cairns to discuss the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. On July 17th at noon, the team is back and bringing some friends with them. The topic: the newly announced 2015 Ram ProMaster City.
With any new vehicle comes plenty of questions, so the Ram team wants to clear the air. Why is the Ram ProMaster City the best van for the job? Robert, Michael and crew want to answer your questions and give you the inside info on all the great features of this new Ram Commercial vehicle.
Want to have your questions answered? Head over to Google+ and RSVP to the event. You can leave questions in the comments below or on the page there. You don’t even have to sign up, just find us on Google+ or YouTube and follow along. We’d like to have as many of your questions answered as possible, so the Hangout will be quick moving, and we may have to moderate certain questions in order to keep things going. If you can’t join us for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Hangout, you’ll be able to watch afterwards on Google+ and YouTube.
The Ram ProMaster City is a fuel-efficient work van with a best-in-class payload of 1,883 pounds, ensuring that it’s the best vehicle for the job. Also, best-in-class cargo volume of 131.7 cubic feet gives more hauling space than you’ve ever had before. Curious to learn more? Ask your questions below and RSVP on Google+.