Friday, August 1, 2014

Harbor 8' Service Body With RollTop and Drawers

John Turic shows off this great Harbor 8' Service Body mounted on a Ford F-250 chassis. This unit has a 3-piece Cargo Bed Enclosure (Rolltop), standard pop-out lock system, Master Locking System, and a couple of drawers in the front streetside compartment. See more about Harbor Truck Bodies at, and more from Hansel Ford at

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Raise Your Game! The new Mercedes-Benz Vito

Take a look at the world premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz Vito in Berlin.

[Fuel consumption, combined: 6.8-5.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 179-149 g/km. Efficiency class: B-A.]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mike McClelland Walks Us Through The Leer Cap & Leer Locker

Leer Cap & Leer Locker owner Mike McClelland product presentation on how he uses his Leer Cap and Locker. See more at

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Low-Pro Harbor WorkMaster On E350 Cutaway Packs It In

Joseph shows off a unit just built at Harbor Truck Bodies. This one is a Low-Pro Harbor WorkMaster on a single rear wheel E350 Cutaway Chassis. The Cutaway chassis has a number of advantages. First, it is lower to the ground because of the way the frame is designed. Second, this one has a very similar wheelbase to that of an 8' pickup truck, and yet this has a 10' body. This means that you can have about the same footprint, but carry much more cargo. 

With the Low-Pro body, this allows entrance to almost anywhere that a regular cargo van can go, and yet, again, this has a lot of storage for parts, tools, and other equipment.

See more about the Harbor WorkMaster at

Monday, July 28, 2014

DFSK Loadhopper Big Cab 4WD - Off-Road Test

Used as the venue for the UK launch, DRIVEit 2014’s tough off-road course provided the ideal environment to test the latest addition to DFSK’s line-up; the dual-range, four-wheel drive Big Cab.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Knapheide LowPro KUV On E350 Single Rear Wheel Chassis

John Turic of Hansel Ford Commercial Trucks shows off the Knapheide KUV single rear wheel lowpro body on the Ford E350 Cutaway chassis. This unit has the Knapheide keyless electric locking systme to make using this vehicle so easy.

See more at

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lift-a-Load Elevating Platform 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 efficiency. 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. You'll 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 or call 800-369-5365 to learn more about these unique trailers.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Truck U - Durashell 170 From Fleetwest

Truck U on the Velocity channel featured the Durashell 170 fiberglass service body by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies. This pickup truck cap is lightweight for fuel, emissions, and maintenance savings yet durable and large enough for all your organized storage needs. 

Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a Durashell quote or go online to

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All-new Ford F-150 takes on Ram and Silverado in an uphill towing battle

Even though the new 2.7L EcoBoost is up against much larger engines from Dodge and Chevy, it rises to the occasion in a grueling uphill competition.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Advanced Boot Camp Commercial Truck Sales Training

At Ken Taylor & Associates, we are always looking for ways to better help our clients and are continually updating our Boot Camps.  I am more excited than ever about our August 11-13 ADVANCED Boot Camp.  We have our friends from Ally Financial coming to help take all the mystery out of the ComTRAC lease and the line of credit.  These are valuable tools and I appreciate Ally for working with us!
ATTENTION!  Several special offers at this ADVANCED Boot Camp:
  1.  One free coaching session with me after the program ($500 value)
  2. New follow up system!  After you finish the program you will get a detailed series of follow up videos! We want to maximize your chance of success!
  3. More audios and videos on the free flash drive we give you ($600 plus in value)
  4. Discounts on our other services such as newsletters, coaching, webinars and website memberships (Potentially thousands in value)
There is still time to sign up!  We limit these programs and will stop taking participants at our cutoff number.  If you haven’t gone to one of our ADVANCED Boot Camps, trust me, you will not be sorry.  We have twenty year veterans who tell us it is the best and most useful information they have ever gotten in a training program.
Sign up today, and if you have any questions, call me personally on my cell phone at 904-535-9996!

Ram Truck Announces Industry's Broadest Alignment with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 Towing Standards Across All Pickup Truck Segments

  • Ram Truck is the only full-size pickup truck manufacturer to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 towing practices in all three pickup truck segments (½-ton, ¾-ton and 1-ton)
  • Ram pickup maximum towing capacities unchanged or improved under SAE standardized J2807
  • Ram 1500 owns the top positions in pickup fuel economy and SAE affirmed towing capacity for V-6 engines
  • Ram 1500 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 8-speed transmission combines best-in-class fuel economy of 28 MPG with up to 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity
  • Ram 1500 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar with 8-speed transmission combines best-in-class gasoline engine fuel economy of 25 MPG with 7,600 lbs. of towing capacity
  • Ram 1500 offers SAE towing of up to 10,650 lbs. with 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 and exclusive 8-speed transmission
  • Ram 2500 Heavy Duty retains the highest level of capability with best-in-class SAE towing of 17,970 lbs. and a payload capacity of 3,970 lbs.
  • Largest displacement V-8 in the Heavy Duty segment, 6.4-liter HEMI® delivers best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation
  • Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is King of the Hill with best-in-class SAE 30,000 lbs. of towing capacity backed by 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel producing 385 horsepower and 850 lb.-ft. of torque
  • All Ram trucks feature an unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
July 16, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Beginning with the 2015 model year, Ram will become the first automaker to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three fullsize pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and one-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty.

Ram beats the competition in the two most sought-after titles in the pickup truck market, fuel economy and SAE towing capacity, offering the most capable and most fuel efficient trucks available.

“Because our customers asked for it, every single 2015 model year pickup truck Ram sells will come with a trailer-tow rating achieved using SAE’s J2807 testing protocols,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand. “No other automaker can make that claim.”

On the heels of finalized SAE towing specifications that now include trucks up to 14,000 GVWR, Ram has validated its full pickup line with the SAE J2807 Towing Standard – the only truck maker to adopt the standard in all three pickup truck weight classes.

“Ram Truck has been preparing for integration of the SAE towing standard over the past few years and adding heavier ¾- and 1-ton trucks to the criteria gives it more teeth,” said Mike Cairns, Director – Ram Truck Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. “For too long, an uneven playing field existed and towing capacities went unchecked. We’re happy to be the only pickup truck manufacturer to align with the SAE J2807 towing standard across our pickup truck lineup.”

The SAE J2807 towing standard outlines dynamic and performance criteria as it relates to a given vehicle. Examples within the standard include a number of tests while towing: 0-60 MPH time allowance, tackling the notorious Davis Dam Grade while maintaining no less than 40 MPH for single-rear-wheel trucks and 35 MPH for dual-rear-wheel trucks, a constant radius understeer test while increasing speed and a sway maneuver using aggressive steering input. The purpose is to put all trucks through the schedule of tests in which operators will likely see in the real world. SAE standards have existed in a number of other areas including engine torque and horsepower. Ram Truck is the first to adopt the official towing standard for ½-ton, ¾-ton and 1-ton trucks.

2015 Ram SAE J2807 towing capacities:
  • Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.6-liter gasoline Pentastar – Unsurpassed 7,600 pounds
  • Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel – Best-in-class 9,200 pounds
  • Ram 1500 V-8 with 5.7-liter gasoline HEMI – 10,650 pounds
  • Ram 2500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,300 pounds
  • Ram 2500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 17,970 pounds
  • Ram 3500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,420 pounds
  • Ram 3500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 30,000 pounds

Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division of Chrysler Group LLC in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck continues to invest substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity.
  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 28 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Isuzu Announces New NPR-XD 16k GVWR Diesel Truck

16,000-lb. GVWR Offers More Payload Capacity
at a More Competitive Price

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America's best-selling low cab forward trucks, has introduced the latest addition to its wide range of N-Series diesel trucks, the NPR-XD. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000-lb., the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500-lb., and the 17,950-lb. GVWR NQR. The new model was announced as part of the continuing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market.

“This new diesel model meets a number of vocational applications and requirements that previously might have required moving from an NPR-HD up to the NQR,” according to Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Now, the NPR-XD offers more payload capacity at an even more competitive price.”


The NPR-XD will be offered in the same cab configurations and wheelbases as the NPR-HD: 

  • The NPR-XD standard cab will be available in 109, 132.5, 150 and 176 inch wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 9,281to 9,490 lbs. 
  • The NPR-XD crew cab will be available in 150 and 176 inch wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 8,711 to 8,779 lbs.

All NPR-XDs will offer 19.5-inch wheels, 225/70R-19.5F 12-ply low rolling resistance tires, a front gross axle weight rating of 6,630 lbs. and a rear GAWR of 11,020 lbs.

Every NPR-XD will be powered by the legendary Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the powerplant delivers 215 horsepower and 452 lbs.-ft. of torque at 1,850 rpm. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul.

The NPR-XD is also covered by the Isuzu 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program, which has been extended until December 31, 2014. The program includes: an initial 'Dry Service' at 4,000 miles, an 'A Service' beginning at 10,000 miles and continuing every 10,000 miles, and an inclusive 'A/B Service' at 50,000 miles. Maintenance services can be obtained at any of Isuzu‟s dealerships in the U.S.

Range of Models

The Isuzu diesel truck line now includes the fuel-efficient NPR ECO-MAX, NPR-HD, new NPR-XD, NQR and NRR models, with GVWRs ranging from 12,000-lb to 19,500-lb.

In addition, Isuzu offers NPR and NPR-HD models with gasoline-powered engines, the only gas-powered low cab forward trucks available in the U.S.

Reflecting on the addition of the NPR-XD model on the occasion of Isuzu trucks 30th anniversary in the U.S. market, Skinner said, “Our goal remains unchanged: to offer our customers the most diverse line of low-cab forward trucks that provide the lowest cost of ownership in the market. The new NPR-XD will help further reach that goal.”

About Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low cab forward trucks in America every year since 1986. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world‟s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information, call (866) 441-9638 or visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Scelzi 9' SRW Service Body On Ford F350 4x4 Chassis

Here is a great work truck that will go almost anywhere. This is a 4x4 F350 Single Rear Wheel Super Cab Chassis with a host of options and mounted on this great chassis is a Scelzi 9' Single Rear Wheel HD Service Body. Hansel sells a lot of 4x4 Commercial Trucks and generally has them in stock at all times. See more about Hansel Ford at

Saturday, July 19, 2014

12' Harbor Contractor Body On Ford F450 Tour

Here's a tour of a new 12' Harbor Contractor Body mounted on a new Ford F450 chassis. The Contractor Body is a very popular body for all the reasons explained in the video and more. See more about Northside Ford Trucks at