The capability of a work truck is often understood in terms of numbers on a spec sheet – horsepower, torque, towing capacity, combined mpg, cargo room and the list goes on. What these numbers all have in common is that they can be calculated with near perfect precision before an individual vehicle ever leaves the dealership. In many ways, they represent potential, how a truck will perform in a given situation and when pushed to its limits.
Numbers on a spec sheet are not the only way to measure the quality of a vehicle, however. In fact, there is perhaps only one number that can tell the true story of a work truck, and only then years after it loses that new-truck smell. Of course we’re referring to the number on its odometer.
As America’s longest-lasting pickup trucks*, it was no big challenge to find several good stories of individual Ram Brand vehicles rolling past the 500,000-mile mark, the 750,000-mile mark, even the 1,000,000-mile mark. Below are three such stories in video form. We hope by watching them you’re convinced to begin piling up miles on a new Ram Brand work truck of your own.
Longest-Lasting Pickups | Jim’s Ram 3500 | 987,103 Miles
Description: Jim’s 2011 Ram 3500 is of the Longest Lasting breed. He’s racked up nearly a million miles on his Ram Truck, driving it all across the country as a mounted shooter. Check out his story and his amazing shooting skills.
Longest-Lasting Pickups | Kim & David’s Ram 3500 | 1,450,212 Miles
Description: Kim and David have put their 2007 Ram 3500 to work, and then some. With over 1.4 million miles and counting on their Ram Truck, they’ve visited 49 states and every Canadian province during their travels.
Longest-Lasting Pickups | Lynda’s Ram 1500 | 602,325 Miles
Description: Lynda’s 1997 Ram 1500 is one of the Longest Lasting on the road. She’s driven over 600,000 miles in her Ram Truck on the original engine and transmission, and it’s still going strong.
*Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the US since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.