Monday, September 28, 2020

2020 Ford F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550 Under Seat Storage System

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WeatherTech Under Seat Storage System is a custom-fit pickup truck storage bin that fits underneath your rear seat to keep all of your essentials organized. The Under Seat Storage System is the easiest to install, custom-fit solution for storing and organizing your cargo in your 2020 Ford F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550. Protect your investment against stained and torn carpet by perfectly lining the rear truck floor. The liner’s "soft touch" material and built in dividers help to prevent cargo from shifting, and provides easy loading and unloading of your essentials.

Made from a 100% recyclable and odorless thermoplastic elastomer; Under Seat Storage System is durable and chemical resistant. Custom-fit for each application, Under Seat Storage System securely fits the exact contours of each vehicle, and will not crack, break or warp in even the most extreme temperatures.

Installation takes only minutes without the need for drilling or use of chemical applications. Under Seat Storage System is secured to your 2020 Ford F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550 with a simple buckle and strap that allows for an effortless installation and the ability to easily remove the storage system if necessary.

Under Seat Storage Features:

  • Easiest to install truck storage - PERIOD!
  • Laser measured and custom-fit to the exact make and model.
  • No tools, drilling or hazardous chemicals required for installation.
  • "Soft touch" 100% recyclable, chemical resistant, and odorless material.
  • Will not break down, crack, break or warp.
  • Built in dividers help keep your cargo organized.
  • Made in the USA.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST



GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST - That’s why AMP Research invented the Powerstep™, the automatic, electric-powered running board that instantly extends when you open your door, and retracts out of sight when the doors close for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its sleek design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Remove Your Plow from Storage + 12 Tips For Preparing Your Snow Plow For Winter

Check the following items:
___ Inspect all bolts and fasteners on the plow.
___ Inspect and re-torque all fasteners in the vehicle mount.
___ Inspect all welds in plow structure and vehicle mount.
___ Inspect plows cutting edge and plow shoes, replace if necessary.
___ Change hydraulic fluid.
___ Tighten the trip and return springs. Rule of thumb is to tighten so that a business card can be slid between the coils in the middle of the spring.
___ Grease the vertical pin, and any pivot pins.
___ Apply di-electric grease to all electrical connections on the truck and plow.
___ Inspect all the truck/plows lights, and properly adjust and align the plows headlights.
___ Prepare an emergency parts kit: hydraulic fluid, hoses, solenoid, fuses, trip/return springs, safety strobe, flares, tow strap and a shovel.
___ Have the trucks charging system and battery inspected.
___ Make sure the alarm clock and coffee pot work.

For additional details, the following maintenance videos will help you to prepare your BOSS Snowplow for the upcoming season.  Be ready, snow is just around the corner!

How To Remove Your BOSS Straight Blade Plow From Storage


BOSS V-Plow Storage Removal Video & Instructions

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

We Built Them A Truck | Built for America | Ford


Americans needed a vehicle worthy of what they can do. So we built them a truck. Learn more about the Built for America here: https://ford.to/31H2xGy

Sunday, September 20, 2020

10 ways to improve diesel efficiency

Ten lessons learned during NACFE’s 2017 Run on Less event 
prove what fleets can do to improve its miles per gallon.

Diesel Fuel Station Vitpho Dreamstime

In all of the excitement about developments in electric trucks, I want to make sure we don’t lose sight of the necessary work of improving the efficiency of diesel-powered vehicles. They will make up the majority of the new truck production for a while.

As many of you may recall, in 2017 during NACFE’s first Run on Less, seven drivers achieved an average 10 MPG over a three-week period. Remember that was the average of all seven trucks over the 17 days (99 truck-days) with four truck-days reaching between 12.5 and 13.0 MPG.

Since that event, we are hearing more fleets and drivers talk about striving to reach 10 MPG consistently. As we analyzed the data from the Run we came up with what we called 10 Actions to Achieve 10+ MPG.

Whenever I am asked about what one thing can make a difference in improving MPG, I always refer to our 10 Actions graphic. The truth is there is no one thing that will get a fleet to 10 MPG. Each fleet has different operating conditions, duty cycles and challenges. And each fleet is at a different point on its path to better MPG.

It’s been awhile since I talked about the 10 Actions, so I hope you won't mind if I do so now. I figure a little refresher is always a good thing.

In no particular order, here are the 10 lessons we learned about improving MPG from Run on Less 2017.

  • Use downsped powertrains and AMTs: AMTs enable downspeeding but be aware that the most aggressive downspeeding is best suited for applications with high average speeds and a low amount of starts and stops. 
  • Educate and incent drivers: The driver is one of the key elements to success in achieving high MPG. Hire drivers that are already committed to driving in a fuel-efficient manner or train existing drivers about how to save fuel. Enlist the aid of drivers who are getting excellent MPG to share their tips and secrets with other drivers and to talk about why good MPG matters. 
  • Buy all available tractor aerodynamics: Manufacturers have worked hard to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of their base models but adding all available sleeper tractor aerodynamic devices has proven to have a high ROI in line-haul applications. 
  • Adopt appropriate trailer aerodynamics: Look at trailer aerodynamics in three key areas — side, rear and front. Invest in those that are most appropriate depending on the characteristics of your duty cycles. 
  • Optimize cruise control and vehicle speed: Engine parameter settings are your friends. Use them wisely to optimize for fuel efficiency. And remember to review them periodically or as your operation changes. Tweak as needed. 
  • Keep equipment well maintained: Solid maintenance practices ensure vehicles run as intended and play a role in improving fuel efficiency. 
  • Implement the right axle configuration: Use the correct axle specification for the job depending on payload, speed, maneuverability and fleet practices related to tire management. 
  • Embrace low rolling resistance tires: Low rolling resistance tires are one key element to achieving high MPG but be sure to make tire selection based on application and region. 
  • Provide tools to reduce idle time: The truck should be shut off whenever possible, but drivers need to be comfortable and have access to creature comforts as well. Technology and engine parameters can help you achieve both goals. 
  • Build a culture of methodically choosing technologies: Make sure you have a process in place to vet technologies that can increase fuel economy. It is imperative that you understand the performance they can achieve and their payback or ROI. 
These 10 actions taken together or separately can help you boost the MPG of your existing diesel-powered vehicles — and all of these, except for number 1, will be just as important on electric trucks. Together, they will help increase the range of electric trucks by 30% or 40%.


Friday, September 18, 2020

2021 GMC Sierra Offers More Innovative Trailering Tech as Americans Continue to Hit the Road for Outdoor Adventures

Jack-Knife Alert, Trailer Length Indicator and enhanced Rear Trailer View join existing available camera technology on GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty to help drivers tow like a pro

                                                        

DETROIT – At a time when towing is on the rise, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty will offer several new available features that build on the trucks’ strong suite of customer-focused trailering technologies.

“Trailering is essential for pickup truck customers. More than half of our Sierra customers use their trucks to primarily tow equipment for outdoor adventures,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “We continually listen to customer feedback, which tells us they want class-leading safety, technology and comfort to tow what they need, whether it’s a boat, an RV or a trailer hauling off-road toys.”

These updates arrive as an ever-growing number of Americans are turning to outdoor activities that require a trailer. In a recent study, the RV Industry Association found that more than 46 million Americans are planning to take an RV trip in the next year. As a result, shipments of RVs have been increasing this summer and towable RVs make up about 90 percent of those sales.1

New or enhanced trailering tech available on both 2021 GMC Sierra light-duty and heavy-duty models includes:

Trailer Length Indicator: New for 2021, when enabled and driving forward with the turn signal activated, the center console screen displays a red overlay twice the length of the compatible trailer and shows when other vehicles are present and may interfere with a lane-change maneuver.

Jack-Knife Alert: New for 2021, Jack-Knife Alert tracks the position of the compatible trailer in relation to the vehicle. If the front of the trailer approaches the rear of the vehicle, an alert is displayed when there may be a potential jack-knife situation.

Rear Trailer View now features guidelines and Trailer-Angle Indicator: Rear Trailer View has been enhanced to include guidelines that assist when backing a trailer into place and a Trailer-Angle Indicator to show the relationship between the truck and compatible trailer. Rear Trailer View requires the customer-installed available GM auxiliary accessory camera.

Rear Side View enhancement: When driving forward on the 2020 GMC Sierra, Rear Side View provides a split view of the left and right sides of the truck and compatible trailer that is automatically biased based on the trailer’s angle. In the 2021 GMC Sierra, drivers will have access to this view while driving in reverse, making it easier to see surrounding vehicles and objects while positioning a trailer.

Cargo Bed View enhancement: New Cargo Bed Zoom View and Bed Hitch Guidance are now available, which can be helpful for aligning and hooking up a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer.

Select trailering features require a conventional-hitched box or camping trailer and additional setup may be required. Customers can see their dealers for full details.

Additional updates for 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

  • Other additions to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 include increased availability of the MultiPro Tailgate on SLE and Elevation trims, as well as a new selection of colors. New available features on the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 include 20-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and an off-road high-clearance step.
  • The available 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, which provides an ideal balance of performance and efficiency with 460 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class horsepower while offering up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway, is a popular choice for GMC Sierra customers. For 2021, the MSRP of the popular engine will be reduced by $1,500, placing it at $995 MSRP above the Sierra 1500’s 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management.
  • Additional updates for 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

  • New additions to the 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty include enhancements to the trucks’ popular premium trims. HD Surround Vision and Bed View camera technology are now standard on Denali. The new Sierra HD Denali Black Diamond Edition will have several unique features, including exclusive 20-inch high-gloss black wheels and new power-retractable assist steps.
  • Similar to the Sierra 1500, the Sierra Heavy Duty AT4 will now have available 18-inch Mud Terrain tires and an available off-road high clearance step accessory.
  • Other additions to Sierra HD include the MultiPro Tailgate standard on SLE and three new colors.


1 Source: RV Industry Association, https://www.rvia.org/reports-trends

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 @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Harbor Service Body with a Cargo Bed Enclosure Keeps Stuff Out-Of-Sight



This is an example of a new GMC 2500HD chassis upfitted with a Harbor 8' Service Body with a Forklift-Loadable Rack, Class IV Receiver, and a 3-Piece Cargo Bed Enclosure. It's a great way to keep your stuff accessible and yet out of sight. Ron Sadler is the Fleet/Commercial Manager at Lehmer's Buick-GMC in Concord CA. See more at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Monday, September 14, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

UnderCover ArmorFlex Hard Folding Truck Bed Cover Featuring LINE-X® Coating


See how easy it is to install the UnderCover ArmorFlex on your truck.

 The ArmorFlex hard folding cover is designed to protect your truck bed and its contents while maintaining its strength, style, and durability. Heavy-duty panels are coated with a LINE-X® specialty automotive coating designed to provide advanced protection from dents and scuffs, even in the most extreme environments. The dual-action tailgate seal offers universal tailgate operation, allowing you to close the tailgate with the last panel of the tonneau cover up or down. ArmorFlex is proudly made in the USA, and comes backed by a 5-year warranty.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

ECCO SAFETY GROUP - PEOPLE-DRIVEN PERFORMANCE



We are the safety and productivity partner that builds relationships on trusted performance. At ESG we use respect and expertise to build performance across all areas of this business – from products to service. This reputation for excellence in all things has made us the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and emergency vehicle warning and safety products. Our mission is to develop safety solutions and emergency systems to help protect your most important asset, people.

Learn more at: https://www.eccosafetygroup.com/

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Harbor Service Body for the Colorado Mid-Size Truck


Harbor Truck Bodies builds a service body specifically designed for the Chevrolet Colorado truck chassis. Now you can get your work done more efficiently and in less of a footprint.

Learn more at HarborTruckandVan.com or call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Kenworth Driver's Studio


The Driver’s Studio package is a set of premium options that help create a luxurious home-away-from-home living experience for the driver while out on the road for extended periods of time.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Curt BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale Smartphone Ready


This video is about the BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale – a Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-compatible device that plugs into any OBD-II port and weighs the vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain.

Equipped with TowSense™ technology, BetterWeigh™ provides real-time, live measurements to take the guesswork out of towing and hauling. With it, you can know exactly how much weight you’re towing, and whether it’s safe to tow with your vehicle.

It has virtually no installation requirements. BetterWeigh™ simply plugs into the OBD-II vehicle diagnostic port below the steering wheel, wirelessly links with your smartphone and comes with a free, downloadable app.

Unlike physical towing scales and tongue weight scales, BetterWeigh™ gives you a digital readout, sent right to your smartphone -- no more walking to the back of the vehicle to check the weight.

BetterWeigh™ also makes brake controller setup fast, easy and accurate by calculating the exact trailer brake gain needed for your particular load size.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale is compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS. The downloadable app is intuitive, easy to use and completely free.

BetterWeigh™ Features & Benefits

  • Measures real-time vehicle-trailer weights for safer, easier towing and hauling
  • Bluetooth connection provides active readouts on the driver’s smartphone
  • No-install, plug-and-play setup into vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) below the dash
  • Weighs vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue and pin weight and weight distribution
  • Provides easy brake controller setup by measuring exact trailer brake gain needed
  • Wireless, compact, portable design
  • Downloadable app available for Apple iOS and Android OS
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

WARN VR EVO Winches


We take a closer look at the complete lineup of WARN VR EVO winches, the new standard in standard-duty.

• Available in 8,000, 10,000, and 12,000 lb. capacities with synthetic or steel rope.
• IP68 waterproof.
• Two-in-one wired/wireless controller. Best-in-class performance.
• Limited lifetime (mechanical), 7 year (electrical) warranty (North America)

Monday, August 31, 2020

ECCO TAILORS SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS

CUSTOMIZED WARNING AND LIGHTING DEVICES FOR DIVERSE APPLICATIONS

ECCO Tailors Safety Solutions for Public Works

Whether patching up a road, clearing brush or building a playground, there is never a dull moment in the Public Works department. Each job requires a specialized set of tools and often demands the use of different vehicles or heavy equipment to accomplish the task at hand. Fortunately, ECCO’s diverse product line meets the many needs of Public Works so crews can operate safely while protecting the citizens they serve.
Choose from a vast array of warning and white lighting products to enhance visibility on site and on the road. Beacons and lightbars are must-haves for work trucks and other vehicles that primarily operate in the roadway and make frequent stops. Directional lights complement that visual warning capability and worklights provide useful illumination on low-light worksites.
Reversing safety equipment is also essential, especially when operating in high-traffic areas and neighborhoods. Back-up alarms are more advanced now and they can adjust their tone based on ambient noise. Multi-frequency alarms reduce noise pollution and may be an appropriate solution in residential communities. Supplement the alarm with a camera system so operators can see potential hazards and maneuver in tight spaces.
Learn about these and many other devices that are designed to work hard and keep people safe with ECCO's Public Works Solutions Guide. ECCO has you covered with a no-hassle warranty and unparalleled customer service. With reduced lead times, easy-to-install components and a helpful technical service team, your crews will be ready to roll out for another shift in no time.

https://www.eccoesg.com/us/en/blog/post/public-works-solutions