Come Explore The World Of Trucks With Me, The Drive’s First Truck Editor
In the six years that I worked as a writer and editor at The readerthe place has seen many changes – most good, some not so good, but all with the long-term goal of making the best car site around.
If you are new here, welcome! I am Caleb. If you’re a regular reader, you know my byline is usually associated with truck stories. That’s what I’m here to talk about, actually, because this summer I took on a new role as truck editor for The Drive. And here’s why you should care.
You see, I’ve lived in the Missouri Ozarks all my life, and ever since I came into the world as an 11-pound, 2-ounce little boy, I’ve been surrounded by pickup trucks and other big trucks. Anyone else who grew up in the middle of the country will tell you how important trucks are to the culture, to the economy, to huge swaths of the population. And while it’s easy to write off anything body-related on the frame as excessive, boring, or basic these days, I think the opposite is true. Most of the time, anyway.
That’s why I’m here: to cover the truck and SUV segments intelligently, as someone who is firmly rooted in this space. Clearly, there’s a reason America can’t get enough of these, and it’s definitely not because they’re cheap. People rely on large vehicles to get them and their families from point A to point B, to tow and haul, to let loose and have fun, to drive off-road to their place of work or camping. preferred which may or may not be accessible by normal car. I’m not here to point fingers, or push an agenda, or give anyone a free pass for neglecting the safety of others. It’s my job to open up the world of trucks to everyone and report the facts so you can make up your own mind.
Hopefully that philosophy shines through in stories like my recent report on the EPA’s ongoing and messy war on diesel truck tuners. Of course, not everything I write will be a 3,000-word survey, but those will be much more mainstream than they have been in the past. There are so many stories worth telling in the truck space, especially as electrification transforms it, and I can’t wait to put them on the page for you to read. I’ll also be spinning shorter, more digestible hits about truck culture, like this Cummins 12-valve drift rig, the world’s junkiest Chevy Silverado, and of course GMT800s with gardens that grow to through their rocker panels.
Long story short, I’m excited to write more about the ridiculous off-roaders, workhorses, and rigs that I and maybe even you love so much. It’s time for more people in the automotive media to treat these topics with the care and intelligence they deserve. If you ever see me slipping, I hope you let me know. In the meantime, I think you will enjoy what we have prepared!
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