Trucks of Builders’ Show 2010

Every builder needs a truck and the big 3 did not disappoint as they had their burliest and baddest trucks on display but none were as cool as the DeWALT Ford F-350 we saw at CES this year.
Surprisingly the truck lineup at IBS 2010 didn’t include any foreign options. Toyota and Nissan have both made significant inroads into the full-size truck industry with the Tundra and Titan and we would’ve like to take a closer look.
If you love looking at the latest trucks then this photo gallery is for you. We took photos of every truck on the floor and to our surprise the new Dodge Ram had the most impressive styling changes. The more aggressive forward sloping grill is a nice touch and the interior was more luxurious than Ram’s of past.

As you may know we are firmly in the Ford camp who did a great job educating the audience regarding Ford Work Solutions and also had a Roush F-150 upgraded to run on propane. No other truck manufacturers touted any type of “green” or hybrid technologies.
GMC was the most disappointing. The display was drab and the white trucks were more of a turn-off than they were at Ford. Plus a dumptruck beats an HHR any day of the week.
Enjoy the show.
(we couldn’t resist taking a pic of this model from BEHR paint)

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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