Let's Make the Pickup the Official Vehicle of the U.S.

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Are you frustrated with the political turmoil sweeping the country? Well, here's your chance to jump into the political process for a worthy cause we all can agree on: getting the pickup truck recognized as the official vehicle of the United States of America. 

It turns out there's no official U.S. vehicle, and Shell Lubricants has taken it upon itself to change that with its Pickup Pride campaign. The campaign contends that the pickup is worthy of the designation because of the way its contributed to building our communities and economy during the last 100 years.

"The campaign celebrates the achievements of hard-working Americans and highlights the pickup truck, which for almost a century continues to support those who have given their blood, sweat and tears to help build our country," said Megan Pino, global brand manager for Shell Rotella engine oil, in a statement. "The pickup truck exemplifies America's resilience and the work it takes to continue to build our communities and support our farms, which deserve to be recognized."

To accomplish its mission, Shell has created an online petition that must have at least 100,000 signatures by Nov. 2. If the petition collects that many signatures within that timeframe, it will then be place in a queue for review by White House staff. The petition can continue collecting signatures until the White House responds so just in case you're unavailable for the next 30 days, you still have time to get your name on the list to register your support.

As you might expect, we think the pickup truck deserves this title and we hope you will take the time to click here and sign the petition. FYI: you will receive an email soon after your submission where you are required to click on a verification link. We'll be monitoring its' progress, letting you know the outcome as soon as possible. 

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Comments

I thought it already was the "official vehicle".

Yes, we have ice cream day, eat chicken day, ... Hopefully Hallmark cards can add an official vehicle of the US card too. And maybe Putc can be the official online pickup site.

If we've learning anything in the past many of these official declarations are nothing more than self serving business promotions. Enough is enough.

Mass shooting in Vegas during a concert singing about trucks and all we can think about is making pickup trucks the official vehicle of Merica

I was almost ready to sign on the 'dotted line', until I saw who was sponsoring it. Had it been PUTC alone, I probably would have said, OK. But with Big Oil sponsoring it, it's clear they intend to keep them as fuel-burning monsters as long as they can.

I would agree to forgo the official designation if we could get something of greater value in return.

To wit, why not drop pickups entirely from the list of products regulated by NHTSA, CAFE, and EPA?

Deal?

Isn't Chevrolet already the official brand of the U.S.?

Mass shooting in Vegas during a concert singing about trucks and all we can think about is making pickup trucks the official vehicle of Merica Posted by: Tyler | Oct 3, 2017

@Tyler

The death and misery of those folks killed and wounded in Vegas deserve to be mourned, but this shooting needs to be kept in perspective to some extent.

There are usually more people shot to death on the average 3-day weekend in Chicago, and nobody in the news media even notices.

Liberals all have their panties in a knot over the killer's machine guns, but over in places like France and England the terrorists kill scores of people with knives, pressure cooker bombs, and delivery vans just as dead.

Not suggesting we can't learn from the Vegas killings but perspective is critical to reaching the right conclusions about it.

@gms, I didnt know GM was a brand?

@Nitro, they are no t brand, like my little son GMS said. They are just a company.

@Nitro, they are no t brand, like my little son GMS said. They are just a company. Posted by: papajim | Oct 3, 2017

NOT the real Papajim. Nitro talking to himself again.

Full-size pickups should be banned along with automatic weapons.

Is this the official moron comment website ?

Full-size pickups should be banned along with automatic weapons.
Posted by: Big Al from FL | Oct 3, 2017

Spoken like a true Aussie.

Civilian ownership of automatic weapons has been all but eliminated since passage of the National Firearms Act in 1934.

In the years since the passage of NFA, the US military has killed countless thousands of people with automatic weapons.

Banning auto weapons clearly does not prevent gun violence; our own government is living proof.

Is this the official moron comment website ?


Posted by: WoW | Oct 3, 2017 8:52:12 AM

Isn't Chevrolet already the official moron brand of the U.S.?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 3, 2017 8:30:08 AM

Yes, and yes.

And you think this wouldn't be a divided issue either? Liberals would either try to make the Prius or the BART train the official vehicle of the US if you gave them any say in the matter.

@BD

Honda has already tried to create a San Francisco pickup, not once but twice. Maybe Toyota will build a Prius that's shaped like a truck.

I like this idea. Just signed.

GM could be the Mexico pickup of the year. That would be a better fit for them, just like papa should be the bipolar thread creater of the year.

It is Oct. 3rd. Where is the monthly report of sales figures for these insecure people to argue over.

@papajim

In Europe we already have a Fiat Panda that it's shaped like a truck. It wouldn't be a new idea

http://cochesnuevos.autofacil.es/precios/Fiat/Strada/407

I'm better than these people.

Here's the monthly sales numbers.

http://247wallst.com/

@PUTC

It looks like GM outsold Ford in September by about six thousand trucks. Boy do those Ford guys ever need a Ranger soon.

Isn't Chevrolet already the official brand of the U.S.?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 3, 2017 8:30:08 AM

Yes !

Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 9:53:56 AM

Yes, I thought so.

It looks like GM outsold Ford in September by about six thousand trucks. Boy do those Ford guys ever need a Ranger soon.


Posted by: papajim | Oct 3, 2017 11:06:16 AM

Really 6000 trucks, that's rather pathetic for all the brands of trucks they have.

Nothing to gloat about.

Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017 9:53:56 AM

Yes, I thought so.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 3, 2017 11:27:22 AM

Nope, not a chance, not even close. Chevy is the thing of the past.

Pickups might as well become the official vehicle of Mexico since many of them are made there and many older US pickups are exported there as well.

Boy do those Ford guys ever need a Ranger soon. Posted by: papajim | Oct 3, 2017 11:06:16 AM

Really 6000 trucks, that's rather pathetic for all the brands of trucks they have. Nothing to gloat about. Posted by: Frank | Oct 3, 2017

@Frank

I'm not gloating Frank!

If I was gloating I'd be talking about the incredible 2017 financial performance of GM compared to Ford's miserable situation. No wonder they fired their CEO.

GM's making all time highs---and Ford is in the Wall Street crapper looking for a roll of toilet paper.

"In Europe we already have a Fiat Panda that it's shaped like a truck. It wouldn't be a new idea"
http://cochesnuevos.autofacil.es/precios/Fiat/Strada/407
---- Posted by: Robert | Oct 3, 2017 10:43:08 AM

And there's at least a few in the US who want one--as a brand-new replacement for their 20+ year-old compacts.

FORD OUT SOLD CHEVY



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