Do you have a truck in your driveway or under your carport? Did you have one in the past or aspire to own one in the future? Whichever the case, you're not alone. Just like cars symbolize independence in general, trucks represent even greater self-reliance and a spirit of adventure. A car will allow you to commute to a job, bring groceries home from the store or go to the drive-in. A truck, however, can carry you to the top of a mountain, ford a stream and, with a bit of extra equipment, let you take long road trips without staying in motels. With so much open space to cover in North America, it's no wonder that Americans and Canadians love their trucks.
Of course, when we say "trucks," that doesn't always mean pickups and light trucks. Trucks are also workhorses, hauling cargo overland and doing dirty jobs on construction sites. Not so long ago, a whole culture sprang up around long-distance truck driving. Do you remember in which decade the trucker/CB radio obsession ran wild? (We can't tell you here; it'd be a spoiler). Or, do you know what a "topper" is (in certain parts of the U.S.?) Or what carmaker makes America's best-selling line of trucks?
Our quiz will test you on all this and more. Good luck, good buddy!