Good day,
I have been a subscriber to Truckin magazine for many years. Recently, I noticed that in the table of contents it mentions that there are two different covers, one for subscribers and one for newsstands. What is the reason behind the two different covers? Also, why am I receiving lowered trucks on the cover? I am a lifted truck guy and would like to receive that instead.
Thanks,
David Stevenson
Omaha, Nebraska

David,
That is a good question and we have gotten it fairly often since the switch to dual covers. We decided to make the switch after tracking sales data for over a year now. That data shows that lifted trucks sell better on the newsstands than lowered trucks. We also realized that many subscribers are hardcore Truckin enthusiasts and would rather see a slammed custom or performance-inspired muscle truck instead of a lifted truck. As for people like yourself, you might want to pick up your copy of Truckin from the newsstand since you would rather see a lifted truck. Thanks for reading the mag and for the question.

Yo Truckin!
I have been dying to get a shirt, hat, and sticker from y’all for forever. Where can I buy one?
Jose Orozco

Jose,
Currently, you will have to swing by our booth at a show to pick up one of our many offerings. We are working on getting an e-commerce site setup, but until then, try to find us at a local show.

Stolen Vehicles
Recently, we saw a statistic that we found intriguing. The Highway Loss Data Institute reported that for 2010-2012 vehicles, the Ford F-250 SuperCrew 4x4 is the most stolen vehicle. What’s your take on this? Send us an email at editorsinbox@truckin.com. We also included the list of least stolen vehicles for comparison.

Highest Claim Rates*
Ford F-250 crew 4WD: 7.0
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew: 6.7
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500: 6.1
GMC Sierra 1500 crew: 6.0
Ford F-350 crew 4WD: 5.6
Cadillac Escalade 4WD: 5.5
Chevrolet Suburban 1500: 5.4
GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab: 4.7
GMC Yukon: 4.5
Chevrolet Tahoe: 4.4

Lowest Claim Rates*
Dodge Journey 4WD: 0.4
Volkswagen Tiguan 4WD: 0.4
Audi A4 4-door: 0.4
Acura RDX: 0.4
Toyota Matrix: 0.4
Lexus HS 250 hybrid 4-door: 0.4
Honda CR-V: 0.4
Hyundai Tucson 4WD: 0.4
Toyota Sienna 4WD: 0.5
Jeep Compass 4WD: 0.5
* Per 1,000 insured vehicles annually

Facebook
We like to occasionally check in with our Facebook followers and get your input on things. Recently we asked what your favorite truck engine was. The results didn’t really surprise us as Chevy ranked high as always. But the runners up were in a different order than we would have guessed. What do you think? Send us your input at editorsinbox@truckin.com.

What is your favorite truck engine?
Vortec / LS 40%
Duramax 17%
Hemi 16%
Cummins 13%
Powerstroke 9%
EcoBoost 3%
Triton 2%

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