Full-size pickup trucks can combine hauling capacity with ample seating.
Other types of vehicles can be more practical for everyday use, but pickups come in pretty handy when you need to move house, engage in some heavy home improvement, serious gardening, or simply to move around everything from mountain bikes to kayaks.
For just this reason, a lot of folks keep around a smaller pickup as a sort of weekend vehicle.
Ford, General Motors (with its Chevy and GMC brands), and Fiat Chrysler's RAM sell millions of big pickups annually.
They're quite popular, and quite profitable.
Every once in a while, a citizen such as myself gets to appreciate the virtues of a full-size pickup.