Bad News Travels Fast
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20th Anniversary Bad News Travels Fast circa 2018


Brandon Derrow


Brandon Derrow

Body Style

Chevy Silverado


540ci Merlin


Coan 2-Speed PowerGlide


66" Terra / BKT



Bad News Travels Fast is a Chevy Silverado monster truck currently piloted by Brandon Derrow out of Virginia, but for over 10 years was piloted by Bruce Haney from Florida. 


Bruce Haney Era (2000- October 2011)

Bad News was first created under the old Excaliber truck, and was campaigned from 2000-2003 under Bruce Haney. In 2004 the team got a brand new truck and scheme which was at the time the most successful with multiple Monster Jam appearances on TV, and continued to run until 2008 with a brand new scheme.

The truck had it's most famous crash in Des Moines in 2008, when Haney rode a power wheelie and the left front wheel clipped a car stack, which in turn tore the entire front housing off the truck. It won the crash madness award that year aswell.  

In 2010 Bad News Travels Fast was featured in the video game Monster Jam: Path of Destruction as one of the playable trucks.

Brandon Derrow Era (November 2011 - Present)

In late 2011, Bruce Haney sold the entire operation to Brandon Derrow of Virginia, and the following season a brand new scheme was debuted for the truck.

In 2015 Derrow was chosen as one of sixteen trucks to compete in the first ever Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series .

In 2016 the truck recived a new green paint scheme.

In 2018, the team celebrated its 20th Anniversary and debuted a new retro design paying homage to the original Black and Red Bad News driven by Bruce Haney. Derrow and the truck competed in a Monster Jam Stadium Tour.