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It is a big deal to not let your truck warm up. Trucks don't like always running cold. You can fire it up, make a pot of coffee, drink a few cups, then head to work, make another pot of coffee, drink a few more cups, then shut it down. Or, just get a bike, go for a jog, something other than drive. 1-2 miles really is too short to spend driving, unless the neighborhood just sucks that bad.
If it's a safety aspect, use the block heater overnight. You'll enjoy having it plugged in over the winter, so you might as well get a system started. I'm guessing the MO winters are very similar to OK where it doesn't really snow, but ice storms are an annual thing. The block heater will keep everything warm enough that it'll be up to temp once you get to work. You still need to let it idle to cool down the EGT's before you shut down though. That will help save the turbo.
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4
PHP Phoenix, John Woods VB, NUC bypass, 6637
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