Pickup Truck of the Year doesn't happen in a vacuum—it requires the involvement of dozens of people and agencies spread all across the country, and we'd be remiss if we didn't at least give them a shout-out. First and foremost, we must say thank you to the men and women who make up the marketing and communications teams at each of the OEMs. Without their help and support this test wouldn't happen. In addition, we would like to thank the West Coast vehicle prep companies, Page One Automotive and Motus One, which handle the difficult logistics of getting the plethora of pickups to us.


For this year's tow testing, we turned to the trailer experts at Big Tex Trailers, who graciously lent us a trio of brand-new trailers to use for the week. While it was corporate that gave us the OK, we'd like to extend our gratitude to Big Tex Trailer World in Beaumont, California. The units came to us from their inventory and their fine crew prepped the trailers for our use. While we're on the subject, we'd also like to thank PPE Diesel in Montclair, California, for allowing us to keep the trailers in their locked storage and stage test out of their facility.


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