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Welcome to the official podcast of TFLtruck, the most popular online destination for truck news, views and real world reviews! If you love everything about modern and classic trucks, we have you covered here.

Episode Date
Ep. 86: All Right, Did The 2022 Toyota Tundra REALLY Do Enough? Here's What We Think!
01:20:28

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this podcast, we're doing a debrief on the 2022 Toyota Tundra reveal now that we've had a few days to stew on it. Did the new truck really do enough, or is it just not quite enough? Here's what Andre and Nathan think!

Sep 24, 2021
Ep. 85: Here's What It Took To Build The New Toyota Tundra From Its Chief Engineer!
50:20

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! The 2022 Toyota Tundra has finally arrived, and there are so many questions about it that need answered. Andre takes a deep dive into the new truck with chief engineer for many of Toyota's truck programs, Mike Sweers.

Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 84: These Are The Top 5 BEST And WORST New Truck Trends!
49:46

You know what really gets us excited or grinds our gears here at TFL Studios? These new truck features. Sure, some new bits of modern trucks are excellent and we question how we ever could have lived without them. Others? They just drive us insane...in this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan discuss the best and worst trends we're seeing in modern trucks.

Sep 17, 2021
Ep. 83: Here's How The All-New Chevy Silverado ZR2 Stacks Up Against Every Full-Size Off-Road Truck!
01:06:35

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this podcast, Andre and Nathan cover the brand new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2, and compare its specs against every other full-size off-road truck in the game. How does it stack up against names like Raptor, TRX, Rebel and Pro-4X? Let's dive into it! 

Sep 10, 2021
Ep. 82: I Finally Drive The Ford F-150 Raptor — Here’s What It’s Like AND What Ram's CEO Has To Say About It!
01:05:51

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this episode, Andre covers his full experience driving the brand new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, and Roman interviews Ram Brand CEO Mike Koval about their chief Raptor competitor — the Ram 1500 TRX. 

Sep 04, 2021
Ep. 81: We Get To The Bottom Of Our Most Common Question: What's The Best Truck For Your Trailer?
01:10:14

We get this question almost daily: What's the best truck for towing my trailer, or what's the best trailer to pair with my truck? In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre is joined by JD from Big Truck Big RV to discuss how to best go about sourcing the right truck (or trailer) for your needs!

Aug 27, 2021
Ep. 80: THIS Is The Secret Behind Why The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Can Tow A Massive 10,000 Pounds!
28:57

Welcome to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this podcast, Andre tests out the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer's towing capability and discusses the new model with Head of Jeep Brand Jim Morrison.

Aug 19, 2021
Ep. 79: Here's What A Pro Trucker Says Is The Most RELIABLE Heavy Duty Truck!
52:11

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this episode, Andre talks with professional driver and YouTuber Tow Piglet about his hauling experience — and crucially what is the best, most reliable heavy duty truck in his opinion.

Aug 13, 2021
Ep. 78: Here's EVERYTHING Toyota Doesn’t Want You to Know About The 2022 Toyota Tundra!
48:06

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! The 2022 Toyota Tundra is just around the corner. Even though we're agonizingly close to the reveal, there's plenty we know about it thanks to spy photos, leaks, rumors and official teasers from Toyota itself on its brand-new half-ton truck. In this episode, Andre discusses everything we know so far with AutomotivePress' David Chao, and also talks about the new Toyota Land Cruiser and the upcoming (Tundra-based) Sequoia SUV.

Aug 06, 2021
Ep. 77: EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The 2022 Nissan Frontier From A to Z!
53:58

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this podcast, Roman and Andre discuss their recent experience fully testing out the redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier. Here's everything you need to know about the new truck, from nose to tail! 

Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 76: Here's How The 2022 GMC Sierra Can TOW With Super Cruise — I Give It A Shot!
43:09

For the VIDEO version of this podcast (with footage), check out our 'TFLtalk' channel on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/tfltalk

This episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks is different than most, as Andre is on location with GMC at their Milford Proving Grounds! In this podcast, he tests out a prototype of the updated 2022 GMC Sierra, and we find out more about towing with the truck's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system with four different members of the truck's development team.

Jul 23, 2021
Ep. 75: These Are The Best, Most OVERLOOKED First Trucks Under $10K!
01:02:57

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this episode, Kase and Nathan discuss some of the best first trucks you can buy for under $10,000.

Jul 16, 2021
Ep. 74: Here's How You Build A Truck On A Budget & Your Patreon Questions ANSWERED!
43:01

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this episode, Nathan and Kase discuss building a project truck — in this case Kase's own 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins — on a budget, as well as answering several of your questions submitted to us through Patreon. Thank you as always for your support!

Jul 09, 2021
Ep. 73: How Does GM's Continuous Damping Control Suspension Actually WORK? Find Out Straight From The ZF Engineer!
36:11

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we take a deep dive into GM's Continuous Damping Control (CDC) suspension setup — used in its trucks like the GMC Sierra. Andre finds out more about how this system works with calibration engineer Josh Rhodig.

Jul 01, 2021
Ep. 72: And The Best Towing Truck On The Ike Gauntlet Is...Here Are The Contenders!
48:29

Welcome back to TFL Talkin' Trucks! In this episode, Andre and Nathan discuss the latest truck news as well as the best towing truck we've tested on the Ike Gauntlet — the World's Toughest Towing Test — this year. 

Jun 25, 2021
Ep. 71: Here's What The Brand New Land Cruiser Could Mean For Toyota Trucks In The U.S.!
54:26

In this Toyota-packed episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover the biggest news of the past week: The brand new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series. Sadly, that rig's not coming to the U.S., but here's what it could mean for Toyota's other trucks that are in America (like the Tundra) as well as the brand's other models!

Jun 18, 2021
Ep. 70: What Do You Think Of The 2022 Ford Maverick? I Get ALL The Details From The Guy Who Built It!
38:42

In this special episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses the ins and outs of the brand new 2022 Ford Maverick with Klaus de Mello, Vehicle Engineering Manager — Global Small SUV at Ford and a 22-year veteran of the company's engineering team in various roles.

Jun 08, 2021
Ep. 69: Owning a 2020 Ford Raptor Long Term - Everything Good, Bad, and Ugly!
52:49

Nathan and Andre answer your questions that come from Patreon.com/tflcar and go over everything good, bad, and ugly about owning a 2020 Ford Raptor over the long term. The guys also compare the ownership experience against the long-term 2021 Ram TRX.

Jun 04, 2021
Ep. 68: Shopping A Full-Size SUV? Check Out This Ultimate TFL Expert Buyer's Guide First!
58:22

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover every single full-size SUV you can buy right now. If you're shopping for a big SUV that can haul your family and tow your gear in comfort, you need to stop here and check out our podcast before you buy!

May 28, 2021
Ep. 67: Do You Love Or Hate The New 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning? I Talk To The Guy Who Built It!
23:14

In this episode, Andre speaks to Dapo Adewusi - 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning engineering manager about all things EV truck, specifically what makes the new electric F-150 unique and special. 

May 20, 2021
Ep. 66: Is the Fuel Shortage Cause For Panic? I Ask an Expert!
30:07

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses a new issue created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with subject matter expert Jim Keebler — a shortage of fuel tanker drivers to deliver gasoline and diesel to stations throughout the U.S. Will there be a longer-term gas shortage this summer as a result, and how could the lack of drivers impact prices?

May 14, 2021
Ep. 65: Will Electric Trucks EVER Be Viable? We Argue It Out!
56:48

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Tommy discuss just where electric vehicles stand right now, and whether the crop of electric trucks coming onto the market in the near future are viable. Will they make sense to the everyday truck buyer, or what will it take to get EV trucks there?

May 07, 2021
Ep. 64: This Is The Tacoma You Should ACTUALLY Buy, Testing The Nissan Armada PLUS Crazy-Cool Ford F-150 Tech!
39:04

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan discuss Toyota's new factory lift option for the Tacoma pickup, the revamped 2021 Nissan Armada and Ford's new self-weighing technology for the F-150 half-ton. 

Apr 30, 2021
Ep. 63: Spy Shots, Rumors And Leaks: Here's The Inside Scoop On The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series!
51:00

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses everything we know (or at least what we have on good authority) about the next-generation 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series with subject matter expert David Chao.

Apr 23, 2021
Ep. 62: And The King Of HD Trucks Is...I Cover Every Choice With Special Guest Mr. Truck!
57:53

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre deep dives into every HD truck on sale today with none other than special guest Kent Sundling of MrTruck.com! If you're interested in or shopping for your new heavy duty truck, you'll definitely want to give this podcast a listen.

Apr 15, 2021
Ep. 61: What’s The Very Best New Truck You Can Buy — Here’s The Inside Info On The Best Sellers!
57:44

And the best new truck In North America is...In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, why do the F-150 and Tacoma sell so well? This week's guest, Stephen Elmer from Truck King and Andre catch up and try to agree on the best new truck in North America!

Apr 10, 2021
Ep. 60: What Do You Think Of The GMC Hummer EV SUV? I Talk To An Engineer Who Created It!
24:37

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre deep dives into the brand new GMC Hummer EV SUV and pickup with one of the engineers who brought it to life, Scott Damman. Here's everything you need to know!

Apr 05, 2021
Ep. 59: Are Tuners & Racing Vehicles Now ILLEGAL? I Get The Inside Scoop From An Industry Expert!
28:25

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre covers the current climate around modifying vehicles with Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) vice president Mike Spagnola, including the EPA's enforcement goals against aftermarket performance parts, and SEMA's goals in pursuing the "Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports" (or RPM) Act.

Mar 30, 2021
Ep. 58: Do You Love Or Hate The 2022 Nissan Frontier? I Talk To The Guy Who Designed It!
20:05

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre chats with the lead designer for the brand new 2022 Nissan Frontier, Hiren Patel. This generation marks the first time Nissan's popular midsize truck has been redesigned since 2004! 

Mar 26, 2021
Ep. 57: Here's How The FUTURE Of Toyota Trucks Could Look, According To An Industry Expert!
41:27

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses the possible future of Toyota trucks — including the hotly anticipated Tundra, the Tacoma and the 4Runner — with subject matter expert and industry veteran David Chao. 

Mar 18, 2021
Ep. 56: I Go In-Depth On The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor's New Look With Its Chief Designer!
35:16

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre goes in-depth on the new look for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor with its chief designer, Ehab Kaoud. Ford's goal was to keep the truck's wide stance while making it look even more like an agile, nimble baja truck. Here are all the details on how they created the third-generation F-150 Raptor!

Mar 11, 2021
Ep. 55: Did Ford Do ENOUGH With The New 2022 F-250 Super Duty? Here's What's Changed (And What Hasn't)!
31:02

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover all the changes made with the 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The truck doesn't look radically different from the current version, but there have been a host of package changes. Here's the question, though: Did Ford do enough?

Mar 09, 2021
Ep. 54: New Trucks Cost A FORTUNE: Here Are The Best Inexpensive Used Trucks You Can Get Under $5,000!
47:45

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New trucks are hugely expensive these days. That's why in this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover some examples of much more affordable pickups you can buy without taking on huge debt, for around $5,000.

Mar 05, 2021
Ep. 53: The FUTURE Of The Midsize Pickup Looks Awesome - Here's All The News And Rumors!
45:35

We've been getting inundated with emails about midsize trucks, and in this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks we're talking about everything that's coming up. That includes news-worthy reveal news, rumors, and so much more! Nathan and Andre discuss what's going on in the world of midsize pickups.

Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 52: I Bought A BASE 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: Here's Why I Chose It Over Everything Else!
40:18

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre finally bought a brand new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid, after talking about buying a new truck for years. Here's the story of how he landed on buying a new F-150, what the process was like and what he thinks about it so far.

Feb 17, 2021
Ep. 51: #Vanlife Is GROWING, And Soon You'll Have More Choice Than Ever!
46:35

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, it's all about vans! #Vanlife has become a phenomenon, and automakers across the spectrum are jumping on board. Soon, you'll have more choice than ever, and Andre and Nathan go through what's available and what's coming up.

Feb 09, 2021
Ep. 50: It's ALL About The 2022 Nissan Frontier: We Cover What's Different And What's Cool!
23:51

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses everything about the 2022 Nissan Frontier with product manager Randy Dale. Here's everything that's changed, and you can see the actual truck on our TFLtalk YouTube channel! (https://www.youtube.com/tfltalk)

Feb 04, 2021
Ep. 49: I Take A Deep Dive Into The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor With One Of The Guys Who Built It!
30:45

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre covers every inch of the 2021 Ford F-150 with one of the people who built it: Ford Performance program engineering manager Tony Greco.

Feb 03, 2021
Ep. 48: The Diesel Heavy Duty War HEATS UP! We Count Down The Biggest Changes Coming To 2021 HD Trucks!
42:16

In this TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan discuss some of the biggest changes coming to HD trucks in 2021. The torque war between the Big Three's diesel trucks heats up, and changes are coming to the gas 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks as well. Here's what you need to know!

Jan 27, 2021
Ep. 47: Looking For An Off-Road Truck? Here's EVERY Model You Can Buy In 2021!
58:50

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover the world of off-road trucks. Pickups are as hot as they've ever been, and for those with a disposition for adventure, you have more choices than ever when it comes to picking your off-road rig.

From midsize to half-ton and heavy duty trucks, here's every model currently on the U.S. market you can choose.

Jan 21, 2021
Ep. 46: America's Best-Selling Trucks In 2020, And FUTURE Predictions For 2021!
57:38

In this episode of TFLtalk, Andre and Nathan discuss the best-selling trucks of 2020. Even with the crazy circumstances that defined this past year, demand for trucks holds strong. New models and major shifts in the industry are on the way, and as we look back at 2020 the guys also give their views on truck trends moving into the new year.

Jan 13, 2021
Ep. 45: Getting HANDS-ON With Both The Ram TRX And Ford F-150 Raptor!
56:52

In this episode of TFLtalk, Nathan and Andre discuss our experiences so far with the brand new 2021 Ram TRX and the Ford F-150 Raptor. Here are the different points we've seen so far, and how each truck's character stands out against its rival.

Jan 11, 2021
Ep. 44: Top 5 Things We LOVE And HATE About Our 2020 Chevy Silverado After Living With It For A Year!
44:51

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Nathan and Andre cover what it's been like to live with our 2020 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss for the past year. In the past 12 months and 15,000+ miles, we've seen some good points that we all like, as well as some areas for improvement.

Jan 01, 2021
Ep. 43: These Are The Top IMPROVEMENTS That Can Benefit All New Trucks!
01:02:51

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover some improvements that can be made for modern trucks. Not just general purpose changes that all trucks could see, but specific improvements that each automaker can make to their own trucks to make them even better. Let us know if you agree!

Dec 29, 2020
Ep. 42: The Biggest Unforced Errors And Home Runs From Truck Manufacturers In 2020!
01:07:30

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan discuss some of the highest highs and lowest lows to emerge from the truck industry this year. Here's everything you need to know!

Dec 16, 2020
Ep. 41: What's The BEST Half-Ton Truck Engine? We Help You Decide!
01:07:35

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan discuss all the various engines you can get across the whole market of half-ton trucks. Some choices like the Ford F-150 have a bewildering number of engines, and in this podcast we aim to give. you everything you need to know to make the best buying decision.

Dec 11, 2020
Ep. 40: Top 10 TOWING Highlights From This Year's Ike Gauntlet Runs!
01:10:29

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Nathan cover some of the best highlights from this year's Ike Gauntlet runs. Our Ike Gauntlet test - the world's toughest towing test - pushes most trucks to their limits up one of the steepest and most challenging grades at the highest elevation on the Interstate highway system. Here are some the top 10 highlights from those runs.

Dec 04, 2020
Ep. 39: We Get Our Hands On The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid: Here Are Our First Impressions!
48:58

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, it's all about the 2021 Ford F-150. Roman and Andre discuss the all-new PowerBoost hybrid model, including all the changes and our first impressions with the truck so far. If you're looking closely at the next-generation F-150, you won't want to miss this!

Nov 25, 2020
Ep. 38: You Won’t Believe What The Jeep Gladiator Diesel And The Ram TRX Have In Common!
44:29

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Andre discuss a few surprising similarities between the new Ram TRX and the Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel. It isn't just that they both come from the same company, but it is a similarity that buyers may overlook when they're shopping for either truck.

Nov 20, 2020
Ep. 37: It's The Age Of The SUPER Truck! Here's Where They've Been & Where They're Going
45:17

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Andre discuss the SUPER truck. Most people recognize sports cars for their power and speed, but you don't have to get a small sports coupe to get your hands on some serious grunt. We discuss the original super trucks, where they've been and where they're going.

Nov 13, 2020
Ep. 36: Midsize Truck Roundup — Here's EVERYTHING That's Happening In 2021!
41:28

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Andre cover the hottest midsize truck news for 2021. From the new Nissan Frontier to the Toyota Tacoma and so much more, there's so much going on and we're covering everything you need to know!

Nov 05, 2020
Ep. 35: You Will NEVER Believe What Lurks Under The Hood Of This Chevy K5 Blazer!
26:55

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses a classic Chevy K5 Blazer. Sounds great, right? Well, this one has something completely different to what you might expect under the hood. Jeff Trush explains what went into overhauling this 1977 K5 Blazer with a 21st century powertrain.

Oct 29, 2020
Ep. 34: 2021 Ram TRX Challenges The F-150 Raptor For Desert Running Dominance — Should Ford Be Worried?
52:21

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses the 2021 Ram TRX with Roman, who just experienced the truck alongside the Ford F-150 Raptor in the Nevada desert. Clearly, Ram's gunning for Ford's off-road crown, but how does it actually stack up? As we prepare for the next-generation Raptor, here's what the Ram TRX looks like against the current-gen model.

Oct 23, 2020
EP. 33: 2022 GMC Hummer EV — Everything You Ever Wanted To Know From The Team Who Built It!
01:01:50

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre covers the reveal and deep dive into everything we know about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV with designer Rich Schier. The first electric truck to emerge from GM promises both a truck and SUV version as part of its "Quiet Revolution", but they're also promising power. 1,000 horsepower and a whopping 11,500 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. Here's everything you need to know!

Oct 21, 2020
Ep. 32: Here Is How The New 2021 Ford F-150 Can Tow 14,000 Pounds And Make 570 Lb-ft Of Torque!
41:53

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, what is Ford doing to keep the new 2021 F-150 ahead of competition? Andre speaks with Craig Schmatz, the F-150's chief engineer,  to learn everything about how they improved the truck to tow 14,000 pounds, manage 3,325 pounds of payload, and build an F-150 Hybrid that produces 570 lb-ft of torque.

Oct 09, 2020
Ep. 31: Things We LOVE & HATE About The Gladiator, Silverado And Super Duty After Owning Them For A Year!
49:24

In this episode of Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Roman discuss the joys and woes of owning a midsize, half-ton and HD off-road truck. Is the Jeep Gladiator, Chevy Silverado Trail Boss or Ford F-250 the best option for you to buy? They each have their pros and cons - find out what we think here!

Oct 05, 2020
Ep. 30: Western Star 49X GLOBAL REVEAL — Advanced Driver Tech Comes To Hard-Working Vocational Trucks!
49:57

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we're bringing you the global reveal of the all-new Western Star 49X. Andre discusses the styling, powertrain and technology of the brand's hard-working, heavy-hauling replacement for the 4900 Series with Daimler Trucks VP of Vocational Marketing Samantha Palier.

Sep 29, 2020
Ep. 29: Can't Take A Bus Or Van Off-Road? Torsus Disagrees — Here's How They Build Earth-Conquering Overlanders!
48:37

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we chat about making some of the world's toughest, most rugged off-road vans and buses with Czech company Torsus' CEO Vakhtang Dzukashvili. You have to check these vehicles out! 

Sep 21, 2020
Ep. 28: The Ford Ranger TREMOR Is The Closest You Can Get To A Raptor In The U.S...For Now!
33:19

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre covers the latest news on the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package. It's not a full-blown Raptor, but you do get some off-road goodies for your money. Here's what you get, straight from Ford Ranger Marketing Manager Chad Callander!

Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 27: Midsize vs. Half-ton vs. HD: Which Is The RIGHT Off-Road Truck For You?
47:45

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Roman discuss the ins and outs of off-road trucks. Through our "No Pavement Needed" series, we find out whether a midsize, half-ton or heavy duty off-road truck is the best way to go, and go through the pros and cons you get with each size class.

Sep 09, 2020
Ep. 26: These Are The Trucks You SAY You Want, But Never Actually Buy!
31:13

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Tommy discuss one of the biggest dilemmas facing the modern truck buyer. Many say they want cheap, no-frills work trucks, but when you look around very few examples of those trucks are actually on the roads. We discuss why folks say they want these trucks, but never actually buy them.

Sep 02, 2020
BONUS: The Bollinger Deliver-E Van Could Change The Game! Here's What You Need To Know
18:37

In this bonus episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre chats with Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger to find out the latest on their Deliver-E concept — an all-electric delivery van that aims to take on competing vans from Rivian, Ford and GM as well as established EV players like Tesla to diversify its offerings. Here's what you need to know!

Aug 27, 2020
Ep. 25: These Are The Top 10 HOTTEST Trucks Coming In 2021!
48:47

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Roman discuss 10 of the hottest trucks coming up in 2021. From the redesigned Ford F-150 to the monstrous Ram 1500 TRX, there is plenty to talk about. But which could be the best truck of 2021? You'll have to listen to find out!

Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 24: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX EXCLUSIVE - The Chief Engineer Reveals Why It Has 702 Hellcat Horsepower!
01:08:28

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we take an even deeper dive into the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Everything you want to know about this Hellcat-powered truck, we have it here!

Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 23: Quadrasteer Reborn? Here's How Engineers Make Your Truck Steer Like A Car!
39:43

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses Nexteer's next-generation steering systems, and how they are changing the capability and ease-of-use in modern trucks, from current half-tons to future heavy dutys, EVs and beyond.

Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 22: Goodyear Fights BFGoodrich With Wrangler Territory Tires For The 2021 Ford Bronco! Everything You Need to Know
47:45

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre covers one of the major points of customization for off-road enthusiasts ordering their 2021 Ford Bronco: its tires. The most aggressive tires on a Bronco will be the Goodyear Territory MTs. The rumor is these tires are also on the 2021 Ram TRX.  Naturally, all have unique size, load rating, and construction, but the Goodyear Wrangler Territory is an all-new off-road tire brand that comes in all-terrain and mud-terrain configurations.

Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 21: Rivian R1T Is DELAYED Until 2021 — Who Will Actually Be First To Sell Their Electric Truck?
01:01:09

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Alex Dykes from Alex on Autos discuss Rivian's delay of the R1T electric truck into 2021, and who will actually be the first automaker to bring an electric truck to market. Tesla, Rivian, Ford and GM are all working on electric models, but the question is still in the air concerning who will actually launch their model first.

Jul 28, 2020
Ep. 20: This Is How Expensive The 2021 Ford F-150 Will Be & Your Questions ANSWERED!
50:14

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Tommy cover pricing for the revised, fourteenth-generation Ford F-150 based on the latest available reports. We also hear from you and answer your questions!

Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 19: Here's EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The 2021 Chevy Tahoe And Suburban From The Chief Engineer!
46:07

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre sits down with Executive Chief Engineer for Full-size Trucks and SUVs Jim Danahy to learn more about the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. If you're looking into either one of these new models, you'll want to listen to this one!

Jul 16, 2020
Ep. 18: Top 10 Things the new Ram Rebel TRX Must Do to Beat the Ford Raptor
46:54

Ram recently confirmed that the all-new Ram Rebel TRX off-road supercharged V8 truck will make its official world debut in a few months (this summer). Ford says the Ford Raptor will be available. Here is what the new TRX must have in order to match and beat the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Jul 09, 2020
Ep. 17: The New 2021 F-150 Is Here! Did Ford Do ENOUGH To Stay #1 Ahead Of Ram And Chevy?
40:03

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we discuss the brand new 2021 Ford F-150. Roman, Kent and Andre talk about the new PowerBoost hybrid model as well as the truck's other cool features. But here's the important question: Did Ford do enough to keep its best-selling half-ton truck in front of both Ram and Chevy as the competition gets more ferocious than ever?

Jul 02, 2020
Ep. 16: Top 10 Things The 2021 Ford F-150 HAS To Do To Remain The #1 Truck In America!
56:22

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Andre discuss the 2021 Ford F-150's upcoming redesign. It's been the most popular truck in America for decades, but faces stiffer competition than ever from General Motors and Ram in the half-ton and heavy duty segments. These are the things we think Ford needs to do in order to maintain its leadership in the market.

Jun 17, 2020
Ep. 15: What Makes The Stereo In Your Car Or Truck Sound Great (Or Not)? We Ask The Expert!
50:10

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre talks with Johnathan Pierce, Harman's Global Experiential R&D manager, on exactly what goes into creating the best automotive audio experience for your car or truck among brands like Harman Kardon, JBL, Mark Levinson, Bang & Olufsen and more.

Jun 09, 2020
Ep. 14: These Are The 8 Most OVERHYPED Electric Trucks!
54:40

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Roman and Andre discuss some of the most talked about electric trucks set to hit the market by 2022. With the Rivian R1T's reveal, electric trucks as a concept have blasted out onto the scene, but which ones are actually worth the hype? Which ones have been overhyped?

Jun 03, 2020
Ep. 13: These Are The Most (And Least) Safe Trucks You Can Buy Today!
57:19

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, it's all about your safety. More specifically, Andre and Roman discuss crash testing and the most and least safe modern pickup trucks you can buy today with Russ Rader, the Senior Vice President for Communications at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

May 27, 2020
Ep. 12: ICON 4x4's Johnathan Ward — Meet The Man Who Made Old School Cool!
01:16:25

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre and Roman have a chat with ICON 4x4 co-founder, CEO and lead designer Johnathan Ward. His company brings automotive tradition and classic design together with modern performance to create off-roaders with enormous attention to detail. Here are the inspirations for ICON's projects and how the business idea came to life.

May 20, 2020
Ep. 11: What Will It Take To Charge An Electric Pickup In Under 10 Minutes? Here's One EV Company's Answer!
52:16

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre interviews the CEO of EV startup Atlis Motor Vehicles, Mark Hanchett. After starting the company in his garage with the goal of turning his diesel pickup into an electric vehicle, he joins us to discuss his vision for building the XT Pickup and overcoming charging issues with large-capacity electric trucks.

May 15, 2020
Ep. 10: These Are The 8 Trucks We're Most Excited To See This Year!
59:03

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we're covering the most hotly anticipated trucks of the year, including the all-new Ford F-150, a new small mini-truck and so much more! Andre, Roman and Canadian bureau chief Stephen Elmer join in on the discussion.

May 11, 2020
Ep. 9: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The 2020 Ford Super Duty — Chief Engineer Reveals All!
56:35

In this TFL Talkin' Trucks podcast, Andre and Roman cover everything you ever wanted to know about the 2020 Ford Super Duty with the truck's chief engineer, Aaron Bresky. 

Want to know what's different about the brand new truck? You won't want to miss this! 

May 04, 2020
Ep. 8: These Are The Best (And Worst) Towing Trucks You Can Buy Today!
01:01:05

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre, Roman and Kent from MrTruck.com discuss which trucks from each size class — midsize, half-ton and heavy duty — are the best towing trucks you can buy in 2020.

Apr 29, 2020
Ep. 7: Raptors Will Once Again Be Extinct, Says VP of Chevy Trucks!
53:07

In this episode of the TFL Talkin' Trucks podcast, we discuss what GM has up its sleeve for its future trucks, which of course means talking about how it's continuing to take the fight to its chief rival in half-ton trucks — the Ford F-150.

Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 6: These Are The 2020 Best Towing And Off-Road Trucks — Gold Hitch & Gold Winch Awards!
55:19

Since 2015, TFLtruck has awarded the annual Gold Hitch Award to the best towing trucks of the year. In 2018 we added the Gold Winch Award to the process, crowning the industry's best off-road trucks. In this episode of the TFL Talkin' Trucks podcast, it's time to award the best trucks of 2020, both off-road and taking on the World's Toughest Towing Test, the Ike Gauntlet!

Apr 16, 2020
Ep. 5: The Jeep Gladiator's Chief Engineer Answers YOUR Questions — Here's What You Wanted To Know!
36:48

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, we take YOUR questions to Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler engineer Peter Milosavlevski. Join us to find out all you need to know about the development of Jeep's new midsize truck!

Apr 07, 2020
Ep. 4: These Are the Best (And Worst) Off-Road Trucks You Can Buy Today!
58:28

Andre, Roman and special guest Steve Elmer — TFL's Canadian Bureau Chief — discuss the best and the worst off-road trucks you can buy today! If you love off-roading, we've got you covered here!

Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 3: Meet the Truckers That Keep Food On Your Table In A Crisis
41:57

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, Andre discusses the life of a trucker on the road during a pandemic. In times of crisis and supply shortages, these are the folks who keep store shelves stocked, and without whom life as we know it would grind to an even faster halt.

Mar 28, 2020
Ep. 2: Here's Everything You Need to Know To Tow Like A Pro!
54:08

In this episode of the TFL Talkin' Trucks podcast, Roman, Andre and Kent (Mr. Truck) give you the details on everything you need to know in order to tow like a pro.

Check out more at www.tfltruck.com! 

 
Mar 24, 2020
Ep. 1: All About The Ike Gauntlet: How TFLtruck Created the World's Toughest Towing Test!
56:07

Welcome to the first episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks! Roman, Andre and Kent (Mr. Truck) discuss creating the Ike Gauntlet — the World's Toughest Towing Test — and some of the most interesting tests we've done yet.

Mar 19, 2020