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The Modern Trucks Channel contains information, photos and specs on recent truck lineups. Learn all about modern trucks.

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How Repo Trucks Work

Did you know that an experienced repo man (or woman) can hook up a vehicle and drive off in about 10 seconds -- all without ever leaving the truck's cab? How do they do it?


Ford Trucks

Ford Motor Company started out with a bang in the early 1900s, but it had a hard time popularizing its first trucks. When the market finally caught up though, there was no stopping them. Read this richly-detailed history of one of the greatest auto ideas of all time.

2000-2007 Ford Trucks

Improved offerings and added options are Ford's focus this century. The Excursion, Super Duty truck, and F-250 were some of the new additions. Learn more about 2000-2007 Ford trucks and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.

1990-1999 Ford Trucks

Ford Explorer arrived as other models left and several 1990-1999 Ford trucks were redesigned. This was also the last year for Ford's faithful C-Series trucks. Get more info and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.

1980-1989 Ford Trucks

The 1980-1989 Ford Trucks were more focused on fuel efficiency. Ford changed the truck style and engines in the 1980s. The Ford F-Series pickup was also restyled for the new decade. See photos and learn more about 1980-1989 Ford trucks.

How does a jet truck work?

Shockwave, a triple jet-engine truck, holds the Guinness record for jet-truck speed at 376 miles per hour. Find out how it works.