Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is an award-winning, freelance automotive journalist who lives in Western Nebraska. He has published work in many major publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, Truck Trend, Four Wheeler, Motor1, Pickuptrucks.com, and more. Tim’s focus is covering pickups and SUVs along with classic pickups. He also hosts the Pickup Truck + SUV Talk podcast and oversees the brand’s YouTube, website, and social media channels. In addition to covering the industry, he is currently writing a restoration book on 1960 through 1966 Chevy C10 pickups.

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We dragged 7 crossovers onto 4WD trails to see what breaks, and who makes it

Compact SUVs are often seen as pavement-only vehicles, yet we challenged 7 of the top CUVs to a contest seeing who could handle the muddy, rocky trails the best. After one blown tire, numerous underbody scrapes and a few close calls, we had…

Go off-road in your bathrobe thanks to the rock-taming tech in Ram’s new Rebel

Off-roading doesn’t have to mean crawling around in the mud to lock hubs and climbing into a jacked-up cab. Ram’s Rebel 1500 uses technology to take the discomfort out of the road less traveled, and it works shockingly well.

In a smoke-choked port, riding along in Toyota’s hydrogen-powered semi

Elon Musk promised the world an electric Tesla semi, but Toyota already has one – and it works. We rode along in the Project Portal semi for a day of hauling freight around the smoggy, congested LA-Long Beach Port Complex, while puffing…