Amazon invests in electric pickup truck startup — Rivian

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – February 19, 2019 –- Rivian, a Michigan-based electric pickup truck manufacturer and a potential Tesla rival announced that Amazon will be leading an investment round of $700 million in its startup. The announcement was made on Friday and cleared the rumors, for now, that General Motors was also going […]

Chief’s aluminium structural holding package approved by Ford

The Chief rigid pad mounts spread pressure out over a larger area of the passenger compartment, reducing the chance of causing additional damage during the repair.

By CRM Staff Madison, Indiana — December 12, 2017 — Chief Automotive’s new Ford Aluminum Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package has been approved for use by Ford when repairing collision damage to the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. An expansion of Chief’s current F-150 Holding Kit, the package includes more than 50 […]

Pickup trucks most stolen vehicle in Quebec, 2017

According to Insurance Bureau of Canada, while SUVs topped the list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in recent years, car thieves appear to be expanding their market, with a growing number of pickup trucks being the choice for car thieves.

Montreal, Quebec — December 5, 2017– Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently released its annual list of the top most stolen vehicles in Quebec. While SUVs topped the list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in recent years, car thieves appear to be expanding their market, with a growing number of pickup trucks being the choice […]

SEMA: Is the industry becoming confused over muddled terminologies?

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By Barett Poley Las Vegas, Nevada – November 1, 2017 — Gavin Knapp of SEMA Market Research spoke to journalists and industry insiders on Tuesday (October 31), regarding the current trends in the off-road and truck sector. According to Knapp, the industry is becoming muddled by confusion around correct terminologies. “A lot of media uses […]

Report: Most pickup headlights not performing adequately

New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that the headlights on most new pickup trucks are not performing adequately.

By Mike Davey Arlington, Virginia — October 26, 2016 — Late-model pickup trucks are falling short in the headlight department, according to the latest study conducted by the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Honda Ridgeline was the only one large pickup tested by IIHS that is available with “Good” rated headlights. Even […]