Engineering,Ram | May 28 2019

Truck Tuesday: Ram Heavy Duty Takes Durability to the Max

Work-truck owners know toughness and durability are indispensable ‘tools’ in the trucks they drive and depend on day after day, week after week, year after year to get the job done.

The Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 lineup has built a solid reputation for delivering benchmark performance, even under the most extreme conditions. And for 2019, Ram Truck Chief Engineer Rod Romain points to an extensive and unrelenting battery of testing that has helped create “the most durable heavy-duty pickup trucks we have ever engineered.”

From customer-equivalent miles measured in the millions, to on-road testing over a variety of surfaces, to long stints on the dynos and the shaker, the new Ram Heavy Duty has earned its accolades for durability the hard way so work-truck customers can rest easy over the long haul.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!