Video: Here’s Why We’re No Longer Reviewing Trucks! (What? It’s a Great Idea!)

Imagine having an idea so astonishing that one of the biggest truck review channel no longer in needs to make videos reviewing trucks.

Yes, it’s a gag – but the outcome was unexpected.

We’ve spent the better part of a decade reviewing trucks, and we’ve busted our humps to be the best. A lot of that praise should be pointed at Andre, Roman and the team who made TFLtruck what it is today. We’ve taken the job seriously, but sometimes a little bit of levity is needed when the big cheese (Roman) is away.

Roman was out of town – and Nathan wanted to play.

In all honesty, I wanted to demonstrate on of the many uses of a truck like Stubby, our 2022 Ram 1500 Classic, is good for. When taking this task seriously, it easy to see a short-bed, regular cab truck like this being an excellent truck for contractors. While it’s not much for towing it can haul.

I’ve seen landscaping, plumbing and electrical companies use trucks like this effectively over the years. As such, it would have been easy to create a TFL Electrical, or TFL Plumbing theme for Stubby. That’s easy enough, but not very original. I think that dog poo removal has serious potential – especially in dog-friendly Boulder, Colorado.

“We’re Crappy and We Know it!”

As a finished product, the TFL Turd and Turf pickup truck is a gem. The white truck made an excellent billboard for our fictitious company, and a hell of a statement as well. Small businesses can benefit from my colossal creativity, as it gives them fertile grounds for self expression. Our friend Shane and his wife Leslie prepped and applied the graphics to Stubby, and the results were outstanding.

Andre nearly collapsed when the graphics were revealed to him; however, Roman was different. Rather than simply exploding, or removing my spine to beat me with it, he had another idea. As penance, he handed me a scooper and our massive dog Blaze – and sent me to the dog park to drum up business.

The point here was to see if the advertisements worked… and to make me think twice about abusing my creativity.

I still maintain that it was a prime example of building a business to make a buck, using an affordable truck. Thank goodness I opted NOT to use the GMC Hummer EV… or I’d be living at the aforementioned dog park.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.