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We know this type of segment test is different from some of our more comprehensive comparisons of the past, and that's intentional. We're trying to make this annual truck roundup an opportunity to collect data that will act as a benchmark, or a resource (if you will), for anyone interested in buying or researching a truck, whether to settle an argument, offer help to a neighbor or use as some ammo when heading to a dealership.
We need to know what type of testing you think is most useful, and what kind of data from the trucks you want us to collect. We're planning on making this an annual event (that's why we've called this one the Beta test), so your input in crucial.
If you want us (and our Annual Physical) to be taken seriously by the truckmakers, you'll need to be clear and specific about what data you want from us. However, keep in mind we are only human and have limited resources. But you can bet that if the manufacturers see how interested you are about truck testing, they'll be more likely to get us the vehicles we'll need for next year's event, so don't be shy. As if you ever are. As was the case this year, it's always a little tricky convincing a few of the truck representatives that they need to get us the right vehicles for our special events. Helping us make that pitch would be great.
Let us know what you think and what you want to see by writing your (realistic and respectful) comments below. There's no guarantee we'll be able to pull off your requests, but we'll thoroughly consider every comment submitted and make as much of it happen as is reasonable. We may even ask you to take a week off from work and come give us a hand. More to come.
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