2017 Ram 3500 Wins Prestigious Truck Award

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Ram 3500 had received a Gold Hitch award in the heavy-duty segment from The Fastlane Truck (TFLtruck). Viewed by almost 2.5 million truck buyers, TFLtruck is the most popular online source for video news, reviews and views when it comes to trucks.

<p Powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, the Ram 3500 earned the award thanks to its superior pulling power, comfort, fuel economy and how well it handles during extreme towing conditions.

>To truly test the trucks, TFL editors drove competing vehicles through the famed Eisenhower Pass “Ike Gauntlet” outside of Denver, CO. Each truck had to tow a loaded gooseneck trailer up the pass, climbing to elevations above 11,000 feet, and conquer an increasing grade near the top. Also, trucks were judged on overall performance while unloaded. Eligible trucks include 2017 model year trucks and any trucks from previous years that were not significantly altered for 2017, and must have been tested before March 1, 2017.

In a press release, Andre Smirnov, technical editor at TFLtruck, said, “The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was loaded with a 21,600-pound trailer for Gross Combined Weight of nearly 31,000 pounds. The Ram dually came out on top based on its confident downhill performance, consistent uphill climb and leading observed fuel mileage among the competitors.”

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