Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nissan TITAN Truck Bed Storage



Nissan Titan boxes create more storage space to TITAN and TITAN XD's bed without losing much cargo space. There's plenty of room for your tools, and the boxes can also be used as a cooler. For security, the boxes lock, and stay low out of sight. Smart design keeps the boxes clear of TITAN's 120-Volt outlet, and won't intefere with bed covers. Available for TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab and Crew Cab models.

Featured Vehicles: 2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab Platinum Reserve 4x4 with Cummins V8 diesel engine

EZ STAK - WHO WE ARE

EZ STAK LLC


We are a global manufacturer of high quality mobile workspace systems, providing our Customers the joy of a well organized, safe and secure work environment.

We are a global manufacturer in providing safe, secure and well-organized vehicle storage solutions.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks and vans. Our durable, secure and lightweight aluminum storage drawers, cabinets, hardware and shelving units create organized, efficient and secure mobile work environments. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

EZ STAK’s design and engineering team utilizes the latest SolidWorks 3D technology to create standardized storage systems and customized solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers. Our manufacturing process ensures predictable, accurate installations and superior build quality. From our strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers in Chicago, Illinois and Kingston, Ontario, we quickly and efficiently deliver our complete line of products through our network of dealers, distributors and manufacturing representative groups. EZ STAK embraces Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma quality standards, resulting in predictable lead times, value for clients and a respectful workplace.

EZ STAK is committed to providing exceptional customer service and workmanship making EZ STAK products the preferred and trusted choice for major fleets globally.

Modular Product Specialties: Service utility vehicles, work trucks, mobile workshops, service body drawer systems, commercial vehicle equipment systems for walk-in and van bodies, lightweight aluminum storage systems for fleet vehicles and service body trucks.

We know you have choice when it comes to finding a vehicle storage solution. So why go with us? Here are 10 reasons to start.

  •     We don’t point at a catalog and say, “Pick one.” We specialize in working one-on-one, until we find a configurable storage solution that suits how your team works in the field.
  •     You prefer turnkey solutions? We have those too. Our pre-engineered interior packages exclusively for walk-in truck and service body OEM’s are unmatched in the industry.
  •     Don’t wait days or even weeks to get a response to a quote, drawing or question. With our Customer Care Program, you’ll hear from us right away.
  •     Some companies work only with steel. Not us. Our high-grade aluminum drawers and cabinets weigh 40% less than steel, so they can significantly reduce your fuel costs.
  •     The quality of our materials and workmanship ensures, on average, a 12-year life expectancy for all of our products. Try finding a higher number with the other guys. In fact, we offer a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY!
  •     One reason our aluminum drawers last longer than others out there is that we use platform mounts to attach them to the truck body. This adds rigidity and strength.
  •     Don’t have two free hands to open a drawer while on the job? Don’t worry. Our EZ Latch drawer mechanism allows you to easily open them with one hand.
  •     We are the only company out there that uses two heavy-duty latches on our aluminum drawers — one on each side. This makes it much easier to access your tools and parts.
  •     Three words: Build Your Own. Design your ideal walk-in interior with our online tool at ezstak.com and then submit it for quoting. Bet the other guys don’t let you do that.
  •     Our ambitions are global, but our storage solutions are made local. Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.
EZ STAK LLC
22620 Fisher Rd
Watertown, NY 13601
P: 630.994.3300
F: 630.390.2343
E: info@ezstak.com

Find out more at: https://ezstak.com

Thursday, January 17, 2019

TRANSFER FLOW - INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY FOR FUEL AND PROFITS!


A Transfer Flow fuel tank installed on your work truck allows you to spend less time at the fuel pump and more time on the job. Increased capacity gives you the option to shop for the best fuel prices, and save money by purchasing more fuel at one time.


With almost 35 years of engineering and manufacturing fuel tank systems, some of the biggest and best companies trust Transfer Flow for their fuel system needs. To increase the driving range on one vehicle or a fleet of vehicles, we have the manufacturing capabilities and product diversity to help you grow your business.

Increase your capacity for fuel and profits by contacting us at 800-826-5776 or visit our website at transferflow.com.

Transfer Flow – we fuel YOUR success!

DECKED | Organized. Durable. Secure.



Engineered with American steel and industrial grade durability. Get after it. Get DECKED. For more info on DECKED visit https://decked.com/

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

5 Tips to Increase Fuel Economy

 Increase Fuel Economy

When budgeting for expenses, there are a lot of things that fall outside of your control. For the most part, fuel can be one of those things that’s generally “just a cost of doing business.” However, there are a lot of things you can consider to reduce, or mitigate as much as possible, fuel costs on the job. Check out these five things to consider.

Idle Time

Idling your work truck on the jobsite has become a fairly common practice, and sometimes it’s necessary. At times, things like inverters, power takeoffs, air compressors, and more require the engine to be cranking in order to work. However, don’t let the necessity to idle for those functions become a common occurrence of convenience when it isn’t needed. You’d be surprised how quickly cutting those idle minutes can add up over the span of months or years.

Vehicle Maintenance

For a glut of reasons, you should be properly maintaining your work trucks. But one added benefit to regular maintenance is increased fuel economy. Regular fluid changes, changing filters, and routine engine tune-ups keep your truck’s powerplant optimally efficient. In addition to maintaining the powertrain, properly worn and inflated tires can make a big difference in fuel efficiency.

Slim down

Do you really need to carry everything and the kitchen sink from jobsite to jobsite? You don’t, and your truck will thank you for not doing so. Loading your truck with only the tools for the job at hand reduces weight, and reduced weight is a major factor in fuel economy.

Lose the Leadfoot

Your driving habits may be the number one factor in fuel efficiency. When you drive with the intention of efficiency, it shows. While it might be a slow and steady ride, your wallet will thank you later for taking it easy on the gas pedal. Planning service calls in an efficient manner can help you save time and miles. Make sure you’re not driving cross-town multiple times when a little planning could have gone a lot further.

Right Truck, Right Job

This isn’t something you can change on the fly, but our last suggestion is the make sure you’ve got a fleet that’s appropriate for your line of work. If you’re over-specing your vehicles, you’re wasting fuel. If you’re under-specing your trucks, you’re also wasting fuel. It’s vital that you put a lot of thought into having the right class of truck, truck body, and work, trailers that allow you to do your job, and do it most efficiently.

Source:  https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2019/01/5-tips-to-increase-fuel-economy


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A No Compromise Design: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide



A new material, a new design. Our team of experts sought out to design aluminum truck bodies that are just as durable as steel. The promise to deliver the best could only be accomplished by taking a clean sheet approach. The result is a revolutionary designed lineup of aluminum truck bodies never before seen.

Learn more about our aluminum bodies: http://bit.ly/KnapheideAluminum

1948 Chevrolet 515 Holmes

1948Chevrolet

This is a 1948 COE Chevrolet Truck with a Holmes 515 bed mounted on the back. Peter Aspesi purchased this truck in 1996 from Gannon Chevrolet in Westboro, Massachusetts. It was the first Holmes 515 in the area and Peter did a complete restoration and finished the truck in 2000. Warren Roosevelt purchased the truck from Peter in 2005 after displaying the unit at an ATHS Truck show in Syracuse, New York. Just another great addition to our museum family!

Monday, January 14, 2019

California Welding Operation Relies on ArcReach Technology



ArcReach® technology lets welders adjust parameters at the weld joint, reducing walks to the power source across a crowded worksite.

Trip and fall hazards are common on a typical jobsite. But with Miller ArcReach technology, welders can remotely set up and make process and parameter adjustments for stick, TIG, MIG, flux-cored and advanced wire processes - all at the weld joint. That means operators with California-based M&M Welding spend less time walking to the power source and more time welding, resulting in fewer opportunities for jobsite injuries.

 Learn more about ArcReach technology at: https://www.millerwelds.com/products/...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Prepare Your Equipment for Battle

  BOSS SNOWPLOW Logo

The forecast calls for snow! You've been waiting for this all year. Finally, your city is in the path of the storm.


Here are a few tips to help ensure that your equipment is ready for battle:

Check Your Vehicle

Whether plowing with a BOSS pickup truck plow, a BOSS UTV plow or a BOSS Box Plow, knowing that your vehicle is in running order will ensure that you are successful this winter:

  •     Check your snow plow vehicle’s tire pressure.
  •     Check all fluid levels including engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, radiator coolant and windshield washer fluid.
  •     Check oil pressure, your engine will work hard this winter – oil is its lifeblood!
  •     Make sure the battery is working properly and that terminals are tightly connected with no corrosion.
  •     Check the condition of your wipers – operating your BOSS Snowplow with poorly operating windshield wipers is asking for problems. While you’re at it, make sure you defrosting system is working on snowplow truck as well!
  •     Check the vehicle’s headlights, brake lights and turn signals to ensure they are all in working order – visibility is crucial both to you and drivers around you.
  •     Never venture out without an adequate fuel supply.

Check Your BOSS Plow

You’ve checked your snowplow vehicle, now make sure your BOSS Snowplow is ready to go as well:
  •     Make sure that all bolts on your snowplow are tight and well fastened.
  •     Look for cracked welds and hydraulic fluid leaks.
  •     Make sure the plow lights and turn signals are aligned properly and are in good working order.
  •     Carry a few extras – keep a BOSS Snowplow Emergency Parts Kit handy that includes extra hydraulic fluid, hydraulic hoses, a pump solenoid, extra cutting-edge bolts and a trip spring.
  •     If you notice that you are in need of service or parts, call or visit your nearest BOSS Snowplow Dealer or visit ShopBOSS. If you need help locating your nearest dealer, simply visit bossplow.com and either use the Dealer locator, or feel free to use the Chat button to chat on-line with a BOSS Snowplow factory representative.
Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there to get you back up and running. Many BOSS Snowplow dealers feature 24-hour service during big snow events. At the BOSS Snowplow Headquarters you can call us with questions, talk to our Technical Service department, send us an email or chat online with us. If for some reason we can’t speak with you right away, leave a message, and we’ll get back to you quickly!

by Katie Roell

Test Drive: Ford F650, 6.8-liter Ford Triton, V10 gasoline engine



The claim to Ford’s Medium-duty fame has always been its hard-working dependability and durability. For 2016, the F650 sports a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine; that’s no surprise. What may come as a surprise is the growing popularity of the gas engine option. A 6.8-liter V10 gas engine is now available for both the F650 and F750.

Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan had the chance to get behind the wheel and put the gas engine’s pedal to the metal in this episode of On the Road.

 For extended interview outtakes and more binge-worth episodes, drive on over to http://www.FEOnTheRoad.com

Saturday, January 12, 2019

2018 SEMA: 2019 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCrew


Project Ranger X takes Ranger’s built-in performance and capability to the next level in the form of this ultimate back-country adventurer.

Friday, January 11, 2019

General Service Package Van Interior From Harbor Truck Body & Van Interiors




Warren with Harbor Truck & Van shows off the "General Service" package van interior. Just one of the many packages that Harbor offeres. See more at http://www.harbortruck.com

Techs see increase in after treatment system, electronics-related repairs



tmc tech


Maintenance on Class 8 tractors is increasing in complexity as the amount of technology and electronic controls increase, and technicians say they have seen a jump in the repairs they are performing on after treatment systems and electronic systems.


Maintenance on Class 8 tractors is increasing in complexity as the amount of technology and electronic controls increase, and technicians say they have seen a jump in the repairs they are performing on after treatment systems and electronic systems.

During the recent Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 2018 National Technician Skills Competition, which brings together truck service and repair technicians from across the country to test their knowledge and abilities, Michael Kerfoot, a technician for TravelCenters of America (TA); Phillip Pinter, a tech for FedEx; and Kyle Ballard, a technician for Clarke Power Services, each took home awards. All three agree that when it comes to maintaining today's heavy-duty trucks, the job has gotten much more complex than it was in years past for a variety of reasons.

Pinter, the 2018 TMC SuperTech Grand Champion, said after treatment systems and engines are continually increasing in complexity. “With more complexity, there are greater challenges," he said.

Kerfoot said the number of after treatment systems he sees in the shop has increased as systems are coming out of warranty. Most of the time, systems simply need a diesel particulate filter cleaned or replaced. Normal run time for the filters, which is set by EPA regulations, averages between 200,000 and 350,000 miles, but recommended cleaning intervals are different for each engine OEM.

TravelCenters of America utilizes the Enviromotive 9000 series cleaning equipment, which consists of at least a soot scale, a flow tester, a blast cabinet and regeneration oven, said Kevin Lindsey, assistant manager for technical development for TA. The company also has Noregon J-PRO diagnostic software at all locations and some locations have engine OEM-specific software.

Lindsey said upstream engine issues with after treatment systems usually derive from an air/fuel ratio problem. “These become more labor intensive as far as troubleshooting the root cause is concerned,” he said, adding that the time and expense associated with an after treatment system depends on the issue.

A scheduled maintenance interval cleaning could be done in just a few hours and for less than$1,500.00 or so, Lindsey said. “An up-stream failure can lead to significantly more diagnostic time, versus a simple maintenance cleaning, along with more labor time involved for the troubleshooting and the repair as well as parts costs,” he added.

Mark McLean, a technician for FedEx and the 2017 SuperTech Grand Champion, said the increased electronics and communication needed in today’s vehicles means the data busses are heavily loaded, and he has seen more issues arising with them. When talking to students and new techs entering the field, McLean said he emphasizes the growing role of electricity. “Everything is electronic now—smart modules, smart circuits,” he said. “The number one thing you can do is understand electrical systems and you can be a very valuable asset. That is where everything is going.”

It is important for techs to know how to use their electrical meter and to understand what it is telling them. “Once you understand that, the rest of it is pretty easy,” McLean said.

In addition to more electronic controls and sensors, Pinter added, driver comforts and hotel loads are putting extra strain on the alternator and starting charger system. Other challenges with today’s technology often center around the growing number of modules communicating with each other over the data link and getting all the modules to agree that everything is working as it should, he noted.


 Mindy Long | Dec 18, 2018

Source:  https://www.truckfleetmro.com/technology/techs-see-increase-after-treatment-system-electronics-related-repairs











Thursday, January 10, 2019

GMC Next Generation Sierra | Anthem | :30 Tailgate




The Next Generation Sierra introduces the World's First Six-Function MultiPro™ Tailgate with innovative solutions for loading, hauling and working. It's time to say goodbye to obsolete tailgates and step up to the full-size pickup that epitomizes forward-thinking.