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Chevy Conducts Heartwarming Survey of Truck Owners

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST

2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST

Americans love trucks. Chevrolet knows this, and loves to make trucks. So, to celebrate this mutually loving relationship (and the 2018 State Fair of Texas), Chevy decided to find out a little more about how people use and love their trucks. Most of the results are heartwarming glimpses into truck owners’ lives.

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One of the first questions Chevy offered was, “Does your pickup truck have a name?” A little over a quarter of the people who responded at 27 percent said that yes, it did. So, the next question is logically, what are these names?

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Apparently the most popular truck name is Betsy. Next after that is Red (including variations of Big Red, Little Red, or Old Red).

Chevy also investigated how people used their trucks. Most of the respondents used their trucks to help those around them, with 89 percent saying they used their truck to help others, 33 percent saying they used the truck to help tow a friend or family member’s car, and 33 percent saying they used the truck to help a school, community, or charity cause.

Many also have fond memories around their trucks, with a little over a quarter of respondents saying that they learned to drive in a pickup truck. Beyond that, 10 percent said that they brought a baby home from the hospital in their truck, and 9 percent said their first kiss was in a pickup.

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Overall, though, many questions found that Americans have strong happy feelings around their trucks. A full 45 percent said they planned to pass down their pickup to a child or loved one, and 57 percent consider the truck part of the family.

This survey, by the way, was of 1,012 pickup-owning adults. The survey was online by Harris Poll, with samples weighing heavier on owners in Texas, California, and Florida.