Uncategorized | November 07 2019

Ram Truck Owner Helps Celebrate Historic Automotive Achievement

Arkansas farmer David Dodd recently arrived at Superior Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Siloam Spring, Arkansas, to pick up his 2019 Ram 3500 Longhorn Crew Cab and was surprised to find himself at the center of a very historic moment. Turns out his new Ram 3500 is powered by the 3 millionth Cummins diesel-powered engine. 

David Dodd’s new 2019 Ram 3500 Longhorn Crew Cab

The Dodd family and Cummins Ram go way back. Dodd has worked his Springdale, Arkansas, farm behind the wheel of four previous Ram trucks and his daughter now owns her second one. Dodd summed it up this way: “ I’m a Cummins man. You just don’t have any trouble with them. It’s a good looking truck, I really like the Cummins engine.”

Following a celebration at the dealership marking the history-making purchase, Dodd says he’s looking forward to putting his new Cummins diesel-powered Ram 3500 to work baling hay and caring for his 35 head of cows, two bulls and 29 calves.

David Dodd and wife Deborah holding Cummins commemorative engine cover signed by select Cummins employees when the engine was built a few weeks ago. 

And when vacation time rolls around, the Dodd family will count on their Ram 3500’s benchmark towing capability with 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque to take them and their trailer on another big adventure.

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!