The 2012 Truck of the Year will be selected from among the 13 trucks that appeared on 2012 covers. (Two trucks were on the January 2012 cover.) This reference page includes a picture of each cover; a few brief details, pictures and a link to the feature story for each cover truck; and the opportunity to vote for your favorite truck. Voting will be open for one week - October 19 (3PM PST) - October 26 (3PM PST).

Best of 2012 - Truck of the Year

These are the 13 cover trucks for 2012 issues. Which is your favorite?
  • Phil Fowler's 1992 Ford Ranger
  • Tommy Pearson's 1994 Ford Ranger
  • Joe Hughes' 1995 Nissan Hardbody
  • Debbie Balusek's 2000 Toyota Tacoma
  • Dan Gilliland's 1987 Toyota Xtra-Cab longbed
  • Dustin Naylor's 2002 Chevy Blazer
  • Bobby Moore's 1995 Toyota Tacoma
  • Ernie Macias' 1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
  • Roger Lomas' 2006 Dodge Dakota
  • Jonathan Juarez's 2000 Chevy S-10
  • Oliver Porter's 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • Travis Dennison's 1989 Ford Ranger
  • Patrick Cox's 1986.5 Nissan Hardbody
See Results

Orange and silver Ranger:
Owner: Phil Fowler
Ride: 1992 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Clayton, DE
Club: Low Rollers
Link: Down For Life

Black and grey Ranger:
Owner: Tommy Pearson
Ride: 1994 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Harwood, MD
Link: Evolution


Owner: Joe Hughes
Ride: 1995 Nissan Hardbody
Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY
Link: Asphalt Assassin


Owner: Debbie Balusek
Ride: 2000 Toyota Tacoma
Hometown: Round Rock, TX
Club: Aftermath
Link: The Aftermath


Owner: Dan Gilliland
Ride: 1987 Toyota Xtra-Cab longbed
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Club: Xtreme Lowz
Link: Electric Funeral


Owner: Dustin Naylor
Ride: 2002 Chevy Blazer
Hometown: Mooresville, IN
Club: Severed Ties
Link: Troubled Youth


Owner: Bobby Moore
Ride: 1995 Toyota Tacoma
Hometown: Manchester, MD
Club: Relaxed Atmosphere
Link: XChanged


Owner: Ernie Macias
Ride: 1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Club: No Regrets
Link: WAS STK


Owner: Roger Lomas
Ride: 2006 Dodge Dakota
Hometown: Kingsville, TX
Club: Ground Zero
Link: Texas Paid, Cajun Made


Owner: Jonathan Juarez
Ride: 2000 Chevy S-10
Hometown: Houston, TX
Club: Severed Ties
Link: Pure Hatred


Owner: Oliver Porter
Ride: 2002 Toyota Tacoma
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Link: Evolution


Owner: Travis Dennison
Ride: 1989 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Delaware, OH
Link: Blood Orange Ford


Owner: Patrick Cox
Ride: 1986.5 Nissan Hardbody
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Link: Coming Soon!