Ram vehicles are built in Warren, Michigan; Coahulia, Mexico; and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The latter is a facility shared with the Dodge brand. The Ram name itself comes from the popular Dodge Ram line of pickups. The truck model began in 1981 when the new-generation of pickups were introduced to replace the outgoing D-series. The Ram hood ornament still adorning Ram Trucks, however, was introduced in 1933. The current models of Ram Truck are fourth-generation models, often referred to internally as DS/DJ. Ram is also the only major truck manufacturer in the U.S. that still offers manual transmissions as an option in most of its lineup.
Ram Trucks and its former Dodge Ram nameplate have been named Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year five times – the first in 1994, next in 2003, then 2010 and now 2013 and 2014. It has also won several other major awards from press and the industry throughout its history. Ram Trucks produce about 435,000 vehicles annually. They are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and the Middle East.