Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chevrolet and GMC Announce CNG Pricing Options

DETROIT  Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans starts $10,825 for the three-tank system and $12,090 for the four-tank system.

“Based on current average fuel prices, CNG is more than a dollar cheaper than an equivalent gallon of gasoline, giving drivers and businesses an incentive to use CNG to power their vehicles,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet and Commercial. “Given the consistent cost savings and expanding infrastructure, both commercial and individual interest in CNG vehicles continues to grow.”
The bi-fuel CNG option will be available on all 2015 Silverado and Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD single-rear-wheel models. The Express and Savana vans have fully dedicated CNG fuel systems – available in three- or four-tank models on cargo vans and exclusively with the three-tank design on passenger vans. 

GM warrants and validates the fuel systems on all of its CNG trucks, vans and the upcoming bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala sedan through its five-year/100,000-mile – whichever comes first – powertrain limited warranty. All major components associated with the CNG system also carry GM service part numbers for availability throughout the largest dealer network in the United States.
CNG versions of the Silverado and Sierra 2500HD double cab and crew cab and the full-size Express and Savana vans are on sale now. The Silverado and Sierra 2500HD regular cab and all 3500HD pickups go on sale in July.

About ChevroletFounded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

About GMC
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles and the brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC is the only manufacturer to offer three full-size hybrid trucks with the Yukon, Yukon Denali SUVs and the Sierra pickup. The Sierra Heavy Duty pickups

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 Ram Power Wagon introduced at the New York Auto Show

The Ram Truck brand introduces the 2014 Ram Power Wagon at the New York Auto Show next week, continuing a more than sixty year history of heavy duty capability and technology. Take a brief look back at the "birth" of the Power Wagon and a look forward at what's new for the 2014 Ram Power Wagon.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Isuzu D-Max - Pick-up of the Year 2014

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For the second year in succession the Isuzu D-Max has been voted Pick-Up of the Year in the VansA2Z Awards.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

PALFINGER Platforms P650i High Insulated

This is some dangerous and patient work around high voltage lines, and this truck and crane allows work to be done in a wide range of area. Interesting video. Production Company: RC Stills

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Building the Ford Transit Skyliner Concept Vehicle

The Ford Transit Skyliner Concept luxury van illustrates the unlimited flexibility, versatility and capability of the all-new Transit, which goes on sale this summer. Transit Skyliner embodies the spirit of luxury motor coaches and builds on the heritage of custom vans, showing how Ford Transit can be transformed to fit the needs of limousines and high-end transportation services as well as commercial fleets, shuttle providers and small-business owners.

Friday, April 18, 2014

NTEA's 50-Year Celebration: 2014

NTEA members have graciously contributed historical images of their businesses through the years - contributing to this showcase of the work truck industry's evolution from the 1960's to modern times. Learn more at

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Taylor-Dunn - Bigfoot

Taylor-Dunn provides top quality personnel carriers, burden carriers and tow tractors to meet your specific needs. Here at Taylor-Dunn, we are continuously adapting and upgrading our products to improve customer satisfaction. To stay at the forefront of the market, we have designed Bigfoot, a new line of ergonomic burden carriers. 

The Bigfoot was created to supply the market with a competitively priced burden carrier that offers unequaled comfort and performance.

Primary features include a larger operator's compartment, sliding adjustable seats, adjustable tilted steering, and left-foot rest, which greatly improve ergonomics, increase comfort and reduce operator fatigue.

Equipped with an AC motor, the Bigfoot exhibits increased power and longevity. 
While its designed to carry loads of 3,000 lbs. [1,361 kg] or tow loads of 7,500 lbs. [3,402 kg], this burden carrier can be configured to tow increased capacities upon request. 

Available with either a 36- or 48-volt system to meet your application, the 36-volt travels at a speed of 12 miles an hour with a 30 mile [48 km] range, while the 48-volt travels up to 16 miles an hour with a 40 mile [64 km] range. 

The Bigfoot electric burden carrier measures 130.5 inches [3,314 mm] long by 44 inches [1,117 mm] wide. The bed size is 77 inches [1,955 mm] long by 44 inches [1,117 mm] wide. It has a 137-inch [3,480 mm] turning radius and a 274-inch [6,959 mm] outside clearance circle.

Standard features include our GT Drive system, rear hydraulic disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, recessed tie-downs, 12-gauge smooth skin unitized steel body, dual LED headlights, taillights and brake lights, emergency power cut-off switch, dual cup holders, dash tray, and non-skid texture coated floor. The 36-volt features a convenient Battery Status Indicator and the 48-volt comes standard with a cutting edge Smart View Display.

Additional standard features include hand-operated parking brake, built-in battery charger, key switch, forward and reverse selector, high/low speed switch, headlight switch, reverse alarm, and an electric horn.

Available options to customize your Bigfoot include fold-away seats, steel cab with lockable doors, strobe light, directional signals, lockable cargo box, and aluminum drop-down sides.

As with all of our vehicles, should you require more than the published options in order to meet your particular needs, Taylor-Dunn can custom engineer and build a Bigfoot specifically for you.

With over 190,000 vehicles in service and 65 years of experience in the industry, Taylor-Dunn products are the best way to go about your business.

Taylor-Dunn, tough and dependable since 1949.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fire Chief - Catalina Island's Unique Fire Truck Needs Met

International Trucks Trail Magazine presents Fire Chief.

22 miles off the California coast, a bare-bones fire department calls on the WorkStar to keep Catalina Island safe and sound.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Harbor Single Rear Wheel Stakebed with Tommy Gate Liftgate

This single rear wheel Chevrolet has a Harbor 9 Foot Steel Side Stakebed with a Tommy Gate Lift Gate and a heavy duty forklift loadable rack. The lift gate offers a great way to lift heavy cargo into the stakebed. A great combination ready for the heavy loads! The rack provides for carrying long lighter items above the body.

There are so many ways that a flatbed can be modified for specific purposes or preferences, including adding gates. You will find a wide range of Stakebed options to show a number of these choices. Since we manufacture our own branded Harbor Flatbeds/Stakebeds, we can customize them to suit your needs..

There are many choices to suit customer preferences and for various applications. Tell us about what your use is; your experience with other products and what you have seen. We can help you choose the best design and configuration for your use.

It is very common to have one underbed box mounted near the cab on a flatbed. What a great way to be able to carry things that are kept out of sight and out of the weather while doing the things you need to do with the stakebed. A great combination!

We think that you'll agree that the Harbor Truck Bodies Black Boss Stakebeds are durable, high quality and good looking!

To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 or visit us at

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

The Sierra is a four-wheel-drive SLE double-cab Z71 truck with the stronger pulling 3.42:1 gears and base 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 rated at 285 hp and 305 pounds-feet of torque. Base pricing for the well-equipped SLE 4x4 is $37,065. Our test unit had the SLE Convenience Package (power pedals, park assist and sliding rear window) for an extra $665 and the SLE Extra Value Package ($1,620) that offers power seats, remote start, dual-zone climate control and a trailering equipment setup. The SLE also included an 8-inch screen for navigation and IntelliLink ($795), and the Z71 Off Road Suspension Package ($775), which includes aluminum wheels, high-capacity air cleaner, monotube shocks, extra skid plating and hill descent control. Finally, the truck had a trailer brake controller ($230) and all-terrain tires ($200), for a total of $41,595, which includes destination of $995.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2013 Dodge Police Charger: Police Chase Los Angeles! - World's Fastest ...

The Dodge Pursuit Police Charger is proof that the bad guys aren't the ones having all the fun. Justin tests the vehicle's celebrated handling abilities in a chase through Downtown Los Angeles in this week's episode of World's Fastest Car Show. 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 NTEA Work Truck Show, Ford Truck Club and Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel Marketing Manager Todd Goldmeyer talks with the National Ford Truck Club President Joe Hughes about the new Ford Transit Connect and the new Ford Transit full size van. Adrian Steel manufactures cargo management solutions for these new vehicles including partitions, shelving, storage bins, drawer units and ladder racks. See more about Adrian Steel products at

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Friday, April 11, 2014

National Ford Truck Club BOLT Lock Interview

The National Ford Truck Club interviews BOLT Locks National Sales Manager Erika Garcia at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show about upcoming new products for BOLT Locks. See more about Bolt Locks at

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

ComEd Customer Testimonial For Odyne Systems

Odyne Systems customer ComEd comments on its experience with an Odyne system installation in a walk-in van designed for ComEd's underground electrical maintenance work in Chicago. Built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis utilizing a Utilimaster walk-in van body, and onboard Fenix air handling system, the vehicle can be parked above a manhole to provide workers below with all their electrical needs, plus cooled or heated fresh air. The system significantly reduces chassis engine idling and associated fuel and maintenance cost while delivering over 14 kW of power for tools and other applications without the need for a separate diesel generator. Odyne Systems won the Work Truck Show® 2013 Green Award for this advanced hybrid commercial vehicle.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Read to Succeed - Your Library is a Well of Knowledge | Sales Tips

Here's a thought, and a concept, from the Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching, the story of the life and times of John Patterson, the father of American salesmanship, and the founder of the National Cash Register company. His principle #7 is: Your library is the artesian well of knowledge." 

In other words, it's the deepest well you can possibly dig and has the purest water, and purest information, you can find. Look behind me. I have over 2500 volumes on the science of selling dating back to the early 1860's. I do it, and I read them, because I want to understand where sales came from, in order to understand where sales are, and where sales are going. That's how I became a good writer, I became a good reader, and a good understander, of history. 

John Patterson said, "Books are not just for reading, they're also for reference." So when you buy a book, you dog-ear it, you put it in your library, or now you can put it on your Kindle or your iPad and you can read those books for future reference and print out all the things that you highlight. But the bottom line is, books give you an understanding and information that you could not get anywhere else. And the best part is that you can have them for little or no money in today's world. Read to succeed.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Caffeine. See more about Jeffrey at