Class 8 Pickups, Big Rig Pickups

By Frank Peiler

The full-size pickup truck market could hardly be hotter these days. Roughly 2.5 million such vehicles were retailed in the United States in 2017, making big pickups the largest single vehicle segment.

But, I wonder, could the market be even hotter?

2017 Large Pickup Sales
2017 Large Pickup Sales

What would happen if the builders of heavy-duty trucks decided to enter the light-duty truck market? It’s possible that the new competition would do little for sales… but it might do a great deal for style and design.

You probably know where this is going…

2017 Ram 1500
2017 Ram 1500

I present here six examples of what I think pickups built by semi-truck manufacturers might look like. For the sake of uniformity, I have based each of my drawings on the Ram 1500 image seen here.

Please let me know what you think. What truck builder, active or long-gone, would you like to see a light-duty pickup from? The place for comments is below the last drawing.

More Frank Peiler drawings


Big Rig Pickups



Freightliner Pickup, Big Rig Pickup
Freightliner Megastar



International Pickup, Big Rig Pickups
International MicroStar 1010

What If…1965 Ford Mustang



Kenworth Pickup
Kenworth Kolossus



Mack Bulldog
Mack Bulldog

What If…1956-1957 Continental Mark II



Peterbuilt, Big Rig Pickups
Peterbilt Pachyderm


Western Star

Wester Star Pickup
Western Star Rodeo King

The Pontiacs of 2018

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