Monday, November 20, 2017

GMC Reunites Veteran with Hero Who Saved His Life


DENVER — In support of its proud partnership with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) program, GMC united U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Myers and U.S. Army Medic Steven Rooker for the first time since a life-changing day five years ago.

In 2012, Myers, from Linden, North Carolina, was serving his third deployment in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division when he stepped on an IED. He sustained serious injuries and lost both legs above the knee. He was rescued by fellow platoon member Rooker, who sprang into action to stabilize Myers until he could be airlifted out for more advanced medical treatment.

Rooker and Myers had not seen each other since that fateful day until GMC recently brought the two veterans back together. GMC filmed the reunion and used the footage to create several advertisements featuring both men. The ads debuted Nov. 8 on GMC’s various social channels and are currently featured on GMC Life. A BFAB ad wasl be shown on TV during the Denver Broncos’ Salute to Service game versus the New England Patriots on Nov. 12.

Here is a preview of their inspiring story:

As a proud primary sponsor of the Building for America’s Bravest program, GMC has pledged more than $2 million in 2017 toward building smart homes for catastrophically injured service members. GMC also regularly supports the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the parent foundation for Building for America’s Bravest, to raise awareness for the injured veterans.

Since the partnership launched, GMC has provided more than $4 million and contributed to building 66 smart homes, but there’s a long way to go to reach the goal of 200 smart homes nationwide. GMC is working to raise an additional $1 million through the end of 2017 to build more smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.

To celebrate Veterans Day by adding your donation to ours to support BFAB, please text “donate” to 52182 or visit ourbravest.org/enlistme.


About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc

GREAT MOMENTS IN CHEVY TRUCKS TORQUE HISTORY

Landmark engines, advanced technology drive 
100 years of capability


DETROIT — Torque is power. More specifically, it’s the twisting force an engine generates, and for 100 years Chevy Trucks have offered the torque that customers of 85 million trucks have relied on for hauling cargo and pulling trailers, on and off the clock.

“Chevrolet Trucks have pulled their weight for a century,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “Nobody does torque like Chevrolet and generations have counted on our trucks to get the job done confidently.”

Chevy Trucks have come a long way from the original 1918 One-Ton model, which featured a 2.8L four-cylinder engine with an estimated 45 lb-ft of torque. Its closest contemporary engine is the standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine in the Colorado, which is rated at 191 lb-ft of torque, or 76 lb-ft per liter — a 480 percent increase over the 1918 engine.

At the far end of the spectrum is the contemporary Silverado 3500HD one-ton truck, with the available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V-8. Its 910 lb-ft of torque equates to an incredible 138 lb-ft per liter, for great trailering confidence even on tough grades.

“Technological advances such as direct injection and turbocharging help contemporary Chevy Truck engines deliver more torque per liter of displacement than ever,” says Nicholson. “That means customers can do more and haul more than ever.”

The increase in Chevy Truck capability has been driven over the decades by the enduring performance of several landmark engine families sharing an elegant, overhead-valve architecture that contributes to signature low-rpm torque production, reduced complexity and compact packaging.

As the brand celebrate 100 years of trucks, here’s an overview of the most significant milestones in Chevrolet torque.

1929: The First “Stovebolt” Six
Introduced in 1929, Chevrolet’s first overhead-valve inline-six engine brought big torque to the masses. Displacing 194 cubic inches (3.2L), its all-new design helped generate strong torque at low rpm: approximately 120 lb-ft at only 800 rpm. That allowed Chevrolet to increase its work-truck load rating from 1 ton to 1.5 tons. The Stovebolt nickname was based on external fasteners that resembled the bolts on wood-burning stoves, but it quickly became synonymous with the engine’s durability. Several generations of Chevrolet’s overhead-valve straight-six engine were developed from the original design and served in Chevy Trucks through the late 1980s.

1955: The First Small Block V-8
Chevrolet introduced its revolutionary overhead-valve V-8 engine, later to be dubbed the Small Block, in the 1955 “second series” truck lineup. That original 265-cubic-inch (4.3L) engine produced 238 lb-ft of torque at only 2,000 rpm and evolved into one of the industry’s most enduring engine architectures. About a decade after the Small Block was introduced, Chevy’s Big Block engine family — also an overhead-valve design —debuted, elevating capability to an unprecedented level for gas-powered trucks. The Small Block is currently in its fifth generation in 2018 Chevy Trucks, while the original Small Block and Big Block families live on as performance crate engines.

1987: Technology Helps Build Torque and Increase Efficiency
Until the early ’70s, increased displacement and higher compression were easy ways to build more horsepower and torque. That changed with industry mandates that dramatically affected traditional power-building techniques. Chevrolet traded high compression for high technology, developing electronic fuel injection that helped restore the torque of previous years with greater efficiency. Torque in the Small Block engine returned to 300 lb-ft in 1987 and got another 10 percent increase a few years later, with the 5.7L Vortec Small Block. Today the available 6.2L Small Block in the 2018 Silverado 1500 is rated at 460 lb-ft of torque, thanks to technologies including variable valve timing and direct injection, giving it the highest torque rating of any light-duty pickup V-8 engine.

2001: The Modern Diesel Era Begins With Duramax
Introduced in 2001 for Chevy’s HD trucks, the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel, with overhead valves and 520 lb-ft of torque, was an all-new design that established a new era of capability. Technological advances pushed its output higher, and today the second-generation iteration available in the 2018 Silverado HD lineup offers 910 lb-ft of torque — a stunning 75 percent leap in torque from the same 6.6L displacement as the original, which re-set the performance bar for HD trucks. Car and Driver recorded 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds in a Duramax-powered Silverado, the quickest time it’s tested for a HD truck, while TFLTruck recorded a climb up the Eisenhower grade in Colorado in 10:16.99 minutes. That was about 12 seconds faster than the nearest one-ton competitor, with each pulling 22,800 pounds.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty Limited


Ford – America’s truck leader – today pulls off the wraps of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited that sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truckers.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nissan's Door-Durability Robot


At Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, Rosie is the door-slammer-in-chief. She's a 1.5-ton door-durability robot, and in just three days, without need of a coffee break, she opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years.

Interesting Evolved Welding/Service Truck Tour



Here's how my welding/service truck.is laid out to give you some ideas for your truck.

About Classic Work's YouTube Channel:
ClassicWork is a channel dedicated to all things that have to do with work. I'll be showing: Wood working, wood burning, framing, turning, metal,working, welding, pipe fitting, machining, blacksmthing, and metal casting.

See more on Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/100740154778441051999/posts
and on his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EEJester1586/featured

Friday, November 17, 2017


Day 2 of a record breaking attendence ATHS National Convention. Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lift-a-Load Trailers


Stop, Drop and Load with a Lift-a-Load Elevating Platform Trailer. Lift-a-Load is only hydraulic trailer on the market today that can be raised to loading dock height. Anything but ordinary, the Lift-a-Load is so much more than a conventional drop deck trailer. It is not just a piece of equipment, but is a unique tool that will help increase your efficiencies. Dependable hydraulic power will raise the Lift-a-Load bed up to 52" high, lower it flat to the ground, or stop it at any height for safe, convenient load transfer. The bed remains level at all times and moves with a smooth, steady motion. Simple operation, unique flexibility and enhanced safety allow for one person to easily load and transport cargo. Youll be able to tackle almost any special delivery situation that is thrown your way. Deliveries will be completed faster. That means more trips per day and more money in your pocket. Get a Lift-a-Load working for you. Visit www.advancemetalworking.com to learn more about these unique trailers.

Freightliner Vocational Lineup at NACV


Our vocational lineup is more powerful than ever. Check out the Detroit-powered workhorses we took to NACV.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Nissan Titan Truckumentary” Chapter 1: Our Truck History



NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – To mark the bold, ground-up redesign of its full-size pickup, Nissan is publishing a multi-chapter TITAN “Truckumentary” to highlight the design, planning and engineering of the next-generation Nissan TITAN pickup.

The series is being officially kicked off by Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Parts and Service, Fred Diaz. The first episode features a stroll through Nissan’s truck past hosted by Brent Hagan of Nissan product planning.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UNIPRO Introduction with 2017 Hino 268


Our UNIPRO Account Manager Steve Meadows shares a brief introduction for all UNIPRO Scope Attendees!

2017 Venco Venturo Company Showcase Video


Venco Venturo Industries LLC has created a specialized line of high-caliber cranes and hoists for over 50 years and is known throughout the industry as one of the founding members of the NTEA. Our products are rugged, reliable, made in America, and built to last. Venco Venturo’s quality craftsmanship is backed by straight talk, real expertise, and superior customer service. We offer cranes and hoists for building supply, construction, public works, mining, railroad, oil/gas, propane markets and much more. Venco Venturo promises you:

Monday, November 13, 2017

COUNTRY MUSIC STATION CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF CHEVY TRUCKS

Chevrolet launches Chevy Truck 100 Pandora station  


DETROIT — For the last 100 years, Chevrolet trucks have found their way into the hearts and souls of fans around the world — and into countless country music songs.

In honor of the Chevy Truck Centennial, the brand has curated a Pandora station called Chevy Truck 100 to celebrate its connection with country music. The station includes country songs referencing pickups, such as rocking dance tunes about a Silverado with horns on the grille, love songs about a boy in a Chevy truck that had a tendency to get stuck and nostalgic tracks about ridin’ round with windows down on a summer night.

To access the station, visit www.pandora.com/ChevyTruck100.

Chevy trucks and Chevrolet are so common in country music because they play an outsized role in the lives of singers, songwriters and their fans, according to Frank Rogers, a record producer and songwriter with five Academy of Country Music awards and more than 70 Top twenty 20 hits to his name.

“At its most basic level, every song tells a story, while the very best songs also make an emotional connection with the audience,” said Rogers. “For artists, many of us grew up riding in a Chevy truck, making it a natural way to tell the story of our experiences. For our fans, a reference to a Chevy truck is something they can instantly relate to, helping make the story relevant to their life as well.” 

For Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevrolet Trucks, the catalog of songs that reference Chevrolet trucks is a testament to the brand’s immeasurable impact on owners’ lives.

“We have built 85 million Chevy trucks over the past 100 years,” said Piszar. “In turn, our customers have created millions of memories associated with our trucks, be it working in the field or job site, cruising with friends or camping with families. That connection with generations of people is a defining characteristic of Chevy trucks, and something few other brands can match.” 

This list would not be complete without input from our fans, who are invited to join the conversation at www.facebook.com/chevytrucks. There, Chevrolet enthusiasts can share their favorite Chevy songs and help complete the list of the top 100 country songs about Chevrolet Trucks. 



ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kargo Master- Cargo Van equipment


Kargo Master provide the best in truck and commercial van ladder racks, equipment, and accessories. We offer streamlined styling without compromising strength or security.

The Revolutionary G2000 Harrier Ladder Rack - a Rear Load & Unload System


Steven Peterson from National Fleet Products shows off this innovative ladder rack!

Learn more at: https://www.nationalfleetproducts.com/ladder-rack

From driver ELDs to truck electrificstion: On the ATA MCA show floor


The show floor of ATA’s 2017 Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) is packed with the latest technology, trucks and connected solutions—from ELDs to electrified powertrains. Come along as we walk the show on this episode of On the Road.