Re: What is stonger more reliablechevy, dodge, or ford
As for TCO (total cost of ownership) a Chevy is going to beat all the others. GM has always been smart enough to use the same parts on multiple vehicles--many not even in the same brand. Go price a SBC starter and a V8 Dodge starter and you'll see what I mean.
As far as reliability, they can all be reliable. Dodge's automatic transmissions suck but their motors are pretty good. Fords TTB is mediocre and their IFS sucks worse than GM's poor excuse for IFS.
Ford's pre-fool injected days had very simple systems which made them a breeze to work on. Chevy was always easy up until the Vortec days. Dodge has always been about the same but as the years wore on they got more and more difficult to work on.
Anyway, your best bet with any manufacturer (whether it be Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, GM, Dodge, et cetera) is to go older rather than newer. You can get beefy trucks these days (they all make 1 tons that aren't going to break, even the cheap GM IFS junk) but expect to pay no less than $35k for one.