Friday, March 27, 2015

The Work Truck Show 2015

A record-setting 11,005 industry professionals from all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 23 countries turned out for The Work Truck Show® 2015, North America’s largest work truck event. This breaks the Show’s previous attendance record of 10,408 set in 2012. The Work Truck Show 2015 was held March 4–6, with educational sessions and the concurrent Green Truck Summit kicking off March 3, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. It is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Iveco LNG BIG Truck

Iveco CNG and LNG Systems

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Chassis Cab

A lot of thought has gone into what looks like a simple problem-solving solution. For small-business and fleet buyers, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado chassis cab is basically a license to get creative with how to best build a small vehicle to serve their customers. Pricing, we're told, is around $24,000. Not bad. Standard equipment includes a V-6 engine, six-speed transmission, extended cab, rubber floormats, a limited-slip differential and a full-size spare.

Source: photo by Mark Williams

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150

What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.

Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE fiber to many Ford vehicles. Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By substituting with this recycled material, Ford will divert more than five million plastic bottles from landfills this year. 

Ford is the only automaker to use REPREVE, made from 100 percent recycled materials including plastic bottles, in its vehicles. Ford is currently using REPREVE in five vehicles around the world, making it a truly global material, and it represents Ford's larger commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of the company’s global sustainability strategy to lessen its environmental footprint.

“By using REPREVE in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles,” said Carol Kordich, lead designer, global sustainability materials strategy development. “We are always looking for ways to incorporate more innovative and sustainable materials into our vehicles.”

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 Ford Aluminum F150 Line X Bedliner Install

We take a 2015 F150 to Great lakes Line X for a new Platinum bed liner. I would recommend Line X over any other bedliner product.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chelsea Products Wins The Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award

249V Series PTO praised for big output 
in a small package

Chelsea Products Div. of Parker (Olive Branch, MS) won The Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award last week for its 249V Series power take-off. The award was presented at The Work Truck Show 2015, which was held March 4–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Chelsea’s 249V Series PTO prevailed over more than 100 other new products to win the Innovation Award. All products entered in The Work Truck Show 2015 New Product Spotlight and New Product Media Guide programs were eligible. A judging panel of truck fleet managers and trade media editors made its final decision after visiting exhibitors during the show to gather and evaluate product details.

Developed for the Ford F-Series Super Duty line of trucks, the 249V Series PTO provides best-in-class flow of up to 23 GPM and pressure of 3,500 PSI at 1,200 engine RPM, as well as an unprecedented torque capacity of 200 lb-ft. It features a single hose connection, and an integrated cartridge valve and pressure switch for easy installation.

“Winning the Innovation Award really validates all the customer and end-user research we conducted while developing this product,” says Jeff King, marketing manager for Chelsea. “At The Work Truck Show, we received a lot of positive feedback about the 249V Series PTO, and the award was icing on the cake.”

Produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest vocational truck event. It annually brings together more than 11,000 truck fleet managers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, equipment buyers and maintenance personnel, and features the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment.

To learn more about the full line of PTOs available from Chelsea Products Div. of Parker, visit

Additional information about The Work Truck Show is available at Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at, and join the Work Truck Show conversation on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow and with the official Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit hashtags: #wts15 and #gts15.

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,700 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Plow and Spreader Trends 2015

Mike Stevens reviews snow and ice control equipment trends seen at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN.

A Day in the Life - W.J. Scott Company

To make a family business last from generation to generation, families pass down the best ethics and practices to keep their businesses the most successful that they can be. This is one thing that The KnapheideManufacturing Company and W.J. Scott Company have in common.

Watch this video to find out why Matt and James Scott continue to choose Knapheide KUVs for their business for the fourth time in their company's history.

Friday, March 20, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

From the 2015 Work Truck Show, Mark Williams of, takes a look at the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel.

IVECO - Truck & Transport Show 2015

Iveco took part at “Truck & Transport”, the annual heavy-duty commercial vehicle show held in conjunction with the 93rd European Motor Show in Brussels. Geared toward industry professionals, the show took place from 16 – 19 January at the Brussels Expo.

The Iveco stand offers visitors an overview of the outstanding products in the company's medium and heavy-duty range: three heavy-duty Stralis trucks, one of which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), two medium-duty vehicles, a Eurocargo and two Trakkers, one of which bears the colours of the Iveco vehicle participating in Dakar 2015 rally.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ask An Owner: Ram Trucks for Painters, Marvin Couch Edition

You don’t often find success in business unless you make smart decisions that also align with your brand’s core values. For Marvin Couch of Environmental Painting Alternatives in Orlando, Florida, that means purchasing trucks and vans like the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the Ram ProMaster, two vehicles that achieve great gas mileage without sacrificing capability.

In this video filmed on location, Marvin explains why Ram Trucks are the right trucks for a business like his, from their capability to their efficiency to their ease of upfit and more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TYMCO Model 600 Regenerative Air Street Sweeper

The TYMCO Model 600 is both extremely reliable and incredibly powerful. Whether you're sweeping city streets during leaf season, cleaning up on a construction site or sweeping behind a milling machine or road reclaimer, getting the job done with the Model 600 is quick to perform and easy to operate. Not only is it built using the high-efficiency, time-tested TYMCO Regenerative Air System that provides unprecedented reliability, but it also delivers incredible performance and an amazingly clean sweep.

The Model 600 is, quite simply, the sweeper that changed the industry. Before it, all sweepers were designed in one of two ways -- either a mechanical main broom (100% broom sweeping) or a vacuum (which still requires a main broom for 75% of the sweeping path to transfer debris to the vacuum head). Mechanical main brooms introduce additional expense and complexity, and vacuum sweepers, by the nature of their design, have to exhaust all air used while sweeping which can contribute to poorer air quality in harsh sweeping environments.

The Model 600 delivered and still delivers excellent performance without a mechanical main broom or exhausting dusty air -- giving you a low total cost of ownership and a more environmentally friendly sweeper.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck

From the 2015 Work Truck Show, Mark Williams of, takes a look at the Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck. The outside has been modeled after a toy Tonka truck while the interior uses Super-Duty components.