About Us

For Truck Lovers by Truck Lovers!

Welcome to Truck Powered, a truck lovers playground!

Truck Powered was started by Valik Rudd who is a truck enthusiast since his young age. He has grown up in the Pacific Northwest and has been into trucks since high school. After graduating High School, Valik worked in an auto body shop working on cars for many years after which he opened his own shop and worked on wrecked cars and trucks that he purchased from the auction.

Recently Valik has purchased a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 that was in very rough shape with the goal to resto-mod it to a better than factory condition. This was inspired by a truck that he saw on YouTube of another person that restored a 2006 GMC Sierra pictured below. The process began in 2021 and has been Valik’s “hobby” ever since. Every year another stage of the rebuild got done. You can follow his build on this blog.

Gray GMC Sierra

What You Will Find On This Website

Besides the build progress of Valik’s Sierra, you will find listings of trucks for sale from all over the country. There are also many articles that are written by Valik and a hand-full of other writers about loving your truck the right way.

The goal of this website is to help our fellow truck enthusiasts find the truck they want and take care of it so they can enjoy it for many years to come. You will also see updates about Valik’s truck build. Although the build has began in 2021, the updates have not made it into the blog until late 2022. They are behind about a year but most of the progress can be followed on Valik’s Instagram at @valiik and @truckpoweredblog.

Quick Progress Photos

October 2021 – the official “Before” photo.

GMC Sierra 1500 Resto-Mod Progress - Oct 2021

June 2022 – Engine fully rebuilt, all seals and gaskets replaced, front end swapped to a 2006 Sierra 2500 front end, Wheels and tires

2000 GMC Sierra

December 2023 – Front bumper and grille bodywork & temporary paint. This year was not very productive. Planning to do the paint and body in 2024.

GMC Sierra 1500 Resto-Mod Progress - Dec 2023

Readers’ Favorites

Over time we have noticed the content that is growing in popularity because these articles have been well researched and provide a lot of useful information to those that are searching it. Here are our top readers’ favorites:

What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Pickup Truck?
What’s The Most Reliable Truck In The Last 10 Years?
How Much Does It Cost To Charge The Hummer EV At Home?
Best Upgrades for Old Trucks
How Much Does It Cost To Charge Ford F-150 Lightning At Home? Cheaper Than Gas?
How Far Can An Electric Truck Go On One Charge? Comparing 5 trucks

Contact Us

You can follow Valik on Instagram at @valiik and @truckpoweredblog.