Best-Selling Pickup Trucks: May 2017

If there’s one thing you can depend on, it’s that automotive sales are never boring. Amid constant change and upheaval, the monthly sales reports are an excellent indicator of how well the auto industry is responding to the shifting demands of customers. And after looking at the May sales reports, it doesn’t seem as if many pickup truck manufacturers are doing well. Pickup sales declined again in May for some — in keeping with slumping overall automotive sales — but there were a few bright spots.

As the unofficial start of summer, the end of May provides a long Memorial Day weekend for car and truck shoppers to peruse dealer lots. That didn’t seem to help this year. To compensate, some companies, such as Ford, are cutting jobs and turning to new leadership, while others, such as Toyota, are trying to become more efficient and focused with their offerings.

The big sales standout in May was Ford, on pace to beat its impressive 2016 sales record with the new F-150 Raptor and Super Duties in the pipeline. When you total GM’s two-brand, three-truck strategy, Ford still outsold it in year-to-date and monthly sales with its leaner pickup lineup.

From a percentage standpoint — and excluding outliers Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan TitansRam made a strong showing in May as well, outselling the Chevrolet Silverado for the month again. Toyota saw a slight improvement in May over April; its yearly numbers weren’t down by as much and its monthly numbers showed an increase.
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American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show 2016

Hosted in Salem, Oregon from May 26 to May 28, 2016, the annual American Truck Historical Society National Convention & Truck Show in Salem this past week attracted hundreds of trucks and plenty of spectators.

Special thanks to Hard Working Trucks reader Gow Litzenburger for passing along photos of the event which we’ve packaged in a slide show below.


GMC offers Trailer Enhancements

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GMC Offers Trailering Enhancements for 2016 Sierra

Factory- and dealer-installed features 

add convenience, confidence to towing duties

DETROIT – New available features including a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system complement built-in technologies to help make trailering with the 2016 GMC Sierra easier and more comfortable than ever.

The gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package is offered on Sierra HD models and makes them ready to tow larger trailers right from the factory, while the trailering camera system is available for Sierra 1500 and HD models. It was developed with Echomaster to help reduce blind spots on the highway and when reversing with a trailer.

Ram Trucks Commercial “Farmer” Long Version


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Nissan Titan Truckumentary” Chapter 1: Our Truck History

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – To mark the bold, ground-up redesign of its full-size pickup, Nissan is publishing a multi-chapter TITAN “Truckumentary” to highlight the design, planning and engineering of the next-generation Nissan TITAN pickup.

The series is being officially kicked off by Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Parts and Service, Fred Diaz. The first episode features a stroll through Nissan’s truck past hosted by Brent Hagan of Nissan product planning.

Rack-It Dealer in San Jose, CA – Mission Valley Ford Truck Sales

Mission Valley Ford Truck Sales is a Ford truck dealership selling and servicing Ford trucks since 1986 in San Jose. We carry Ford’s great line of trucks, SUV’s and crossover vehicles, as well as Jerr-Dan tow trucks and car carrier trucks. Mission Valley is also an authorized engine dealer for Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, and Cummins diesel engines.

We are also an exclusive UD™ truck dealership for Silicon Valley and Northern California. Our dealership resides on over five acres of property at the Brokaw Road exit of Highway 880 in San Jose, CA.

We are dedicated to commercial trucks and the businesses and individuals that utilize them. Pickup trucks, cargo vans, flatbeds, van trucks, parcel delivery vans, dump trucks and yard tractors are our specialty. We sell, repair, and get the right parts for any truck size or configuration you can imagine. And we carry Rack-It Pickup truck racks.

We have the experience and best people to be competitive and efficient in a demanding and fast-paced business climate–making us a great partner for your company.

Mission Valley Truck Center – 780 East Brokaw Road – San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 933-2300
It Dealer in San Jose, CA – Mission Valley Ford Truck Sales