2021 Ram 1500 TRX front 3/4 

Ram | December 22 2020

Ram Truck Brand Drives Into 2021 With Award-winning Lineup

While most of us can’t wait to say goodbye to 2020, the Ram Truck brand is focused on driving into the new year with an award-winning product portfolio that includes three Ram Truck brand awards, a total of 23 awards for Ram 1500 and eight awards across the Heavy Duty/Commercial Truck categories. Some of the year’s more notable highlights include:  

MotorTrend’s “Truck of the Year” award. It’s one of the industry’s most coveted honors and also marks the publication’s first Truck of the Year winner from the same automaker for three consecutive years. Winners are chosen based on design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended functions.

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) honored the Ram 1500 with five prestigious awards: 

  • Ram 1500 was named Texas Truck of the Year
2021 Ram 1500 Laramie

  • 2021 Ram 1500 TRX captured Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas and Off-Road Truck of Texas honors
2021 Ram 1500 TRX

  • 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition won Luxury Truck of Texas
2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition

  • 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie Night Edition was named Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas and earned Best Towing Technology for its 360-degree Surround View Camera 
2020 Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition

In November, the Ram 1500 was named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best Vehicles for 2021 for the third year in a row. Ram 1500 was also the only truck to secure a spot on this year’s list. 

2021 Ram 1500 Laramie

The Ram 1500 also scored the top spot in the J.D. Power APEAL Study’s competitive Large Light-duty Pickup segment. 

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Limited

The 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab, equipped with Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking and adaptive LED projector headlamps, was named a 2020 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The honor marks a first for a pickup truck under IIHS’s new, more stringent testing.

2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn

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!