Saturday, March 28, 2020

NTEA Work Truck Show 2020 Transit Side by Side Optimization Demonstration


Vehicles idle.

Derive offers idle rpm reduction to reduce the amount of fuel consumed result in reduced operational costs of fuel and lowering CO2 emissions.

Most commercial fleets utilizing Derive Optimization are seeing 1-3 gallons savings per day per vehicle.

See more at www.derivesystems.com

Friday, March 27, 2020

Ford Press Conference at Work Truck 2020


Mark Buzzell and Ted Cannis talk about everything Ford in their press event.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

CTECH at The Work Truck Show 2020 | SuperCut


Missed out on all the fun at The Work Truck Show? Don't worry; take a good look around the CTech booth and beyond with this supercut! We had our brand new Shelving Drawers and MotionLatch™ 'Full-Bank' lock on full display as well as a variety of Tool Drawers showcased in other areas of the show.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

General Motors Truck Production at the Fort Wayne Assembly Plant


General Motors is making a new round of upgrades to its Fort Wayne Assembly plant to further increase production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups – especially crew cab models.

“We are building Chevrolet and GMC crew cab pickups at record volume and mix levels to meet customer demand and the $24 million investment will allow us to build even more,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO. “The team here at Fort Wayne has done an outstanding job helping us satisfy customers throughout this launch. Our product ramp-up was very smooth and the quality has been exceptional. Crew cab sales have been very strong, and we are expanding customer choice with new models, more cab choices and innovative new powertrains.”

Combined sales of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickups, which launched in the second half of 2018, were up 20 percent in the first quarter of 2019 versus a year ago. GM is projecting another significant increase for the second quarter. Customer deliveries of the double-cab models built in Fort Wayne began during the first quarter.

The $24 million will be invested to further enhance the plant’s conveyors and other tooling to support the increased production. The work will be completed this summer. With today’s announcement, GM has invested more than $1.2 billion in the plant since 2015.

Since 2009, GM has invested $23 billion in U.S. manufacturing – more than one-quarter of every dollar spent by automakers. SOURCE:
The Wheel Network
The Wheel Network

Monday, March 23, 2020

Turn Your Pickup Into a Dump Truck with a DumperDogg® Dump Insert


The slide-in DumperDogg Dump Insert from Buyers Products makes it easy to convert your 3/4 ton+ pickup with a 6 or 8 ft bed into a dump truck. The slide-in unit has a 6000 lb capacity and is powered by your truck's electrical. A double-acting scissor hoist provides up to a 45° dump angle. The versatile tailgate opens up or down and can be removed completely, so you can still use your truck like a regular pickup. A number of accessories, including side wall extensions, roll tarp kits, a removable tailgate spreader, and a cab guard are also available. For more information, and to see our complete line of DumperDogg products and accessories, visit https://www.buyersproducts.com/catalo.... Available Models (Click the link for more info): Stainless Steel Models - https://bit.ly/2JeNRqT 5534000 - 8 Foot 5534006 - 6 Foot Carbon Steel Models - https://bit.ly/2xO43q4 5531000 - 8 Foot 5531006 - 6 Foot Poly Model - https://bit.ly/2Fd5fIo 5532000 - 8 Foot

Sunday, March 22, 2020

F150 Factory Tour | How Ford Builds An F-150 Every 53 Seconds - The Haul


Justin's At Ford's F150 plant to see how the best truck on earth is built from start to finish. Ford's massive F150 plant is able to crank out an F150 every 53 seconds which helps satisfy the huge demand for the best selling truck on earth.

Saturday, March 21, 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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Nissan TITAN vs TITAN XD Truck Comparison


What's the difference between TITAN and TITAN XD pickup trucks? Compare engines, towing capacity and all key features of the TITAN lineup here: https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/tr...

Both Trucks come equipped with a rugged leaf spring suspension with a high capacity rear axle and commercial differential. But the 2017 Nissan TITAN XD frame is larger and extensively reinforced for added strength and stiffness, which helps resist vertical and lateral bending and increases torsional rigidity. Both Nissan trucks come with rack and pinion steering and trailer brake and sway control.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

OFF-ROAD READY: 2021 CANYON LINEUP INTRODUCES FIRST EVER AT4


When you want a small truck that helps you get away from it all, the new 2021 GMC Canyon doesn’t just give you great capability, it also gives you a premium experience that’s right for any adventure ─ especially now with the First Ever Canyon AT4.

Possessing a high level of craftsmanship and purposeful engineering to hit the dirt, Canyon AT4 (Preproduction models shown throughout. Actual production models may vary. AT4 model throughout shown with available accessory.) joins another new trim, Canyon Elevation, and the iconic Canyon Denali for a lineup that truly embodies authentic GMC premium quality with uncompromising power. Each has unique embellishments inside and out, such as Canyon Elevation’s new High Elevation package, AT4’s rugged off-road elements and Denali’s top-of the-line comfort.

So regardless of your choice, 2021 Canyon offers the exceptional capability and premium comfort that comes from being a genuine GMC pickup.

CANYON AT4

Turning off pavement and onto dirt with confidence, the 2021 Canyon AT4 has the authentic off-road capability rooted in the AT4 brand.

With a dark, bold appearance, the exterior includes signature AT4 badging and design elements like the red recovery hooks†, and black chrome grille and grille surround. The look is accentuated further by 31-inch Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac tires for gripping rugged terrain, and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Learn more at:  https://www.gmc.com/gmc-life/trucks/2021-canyon-lineup-introduces-first-ever-at4#off-road

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

FORD MARKS 35 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LEADERSHIP; FORD E-SERIES, FORD F-650 AND F-750 UPGRADED WITH NEW OPTIONS



  • Ford marks 35 years of commercial vehicle leadership by adding more customer-driven options, including gaseous fuel prep package for vehicles powered by its new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine
  • Fleet and commercial customers can now order all-new 2021 Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab – available Summer 2020
  • Fresh off their best sales in more than 20 years, Ford F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks get more versatile than ever with an available air compressor that lets customers combine the cost savings of a gasoline powertrain with the stopping power of air brakes
  • New flex fuel capability for Ford E-Series offers fleets an affordable option for meeting alternative fuel requirements
INDIANAPOLIS, March 2020 – Ford marks 35 years as the country’s best-selling line of commercial vehicles* by adding even more customer-driven options to its F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis.
“We are just as passionate about the success of our customers’ businesses as they are,” said Mark Buzzell, Ford director of fleet, lease and remarketing operations. “So, we have devoted decades to developing deep insights into their wants and needs. This focus has led us to create a winning portfolio of commercial vehicles that our customers love and rely on every day.”
One of Ford’s latest innovations, the all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is now available to order. Ford F-600 delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck in a familiar Class 5 package, giving a new choice to fleets and vocational customers who need additional payload or want to mount heavier upfits without moving into a bigger truck. It will be available for delivery Summer 2020.
For customers who prefer alternative fuels, Ford is offering a gaseous fuel prep package for its new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine in current model year Super Duty F-450, F-550 and F-600 chassis cab, Medium Duty, E-Series and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles. The package includes upgraded valvetrain components to withstand higher operating temperatures and lower lubricity of gaseous fuels so the vehicle can be converted by a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to run on CNG or propane.

Air power offered for Medium DutyFord sold more of its biggest work trucks last year than it has since 1997. Sales of F-650 and F-750 are up 37 percent year-over-year, with total volume of 16,510 trucks for 2019. Building on this momentum, Ford further enhances the versatility of its Medium Duty trucks for model year 2022 with a new option for the available 7.3-liter gas engine.
For the first time, an integrated air compressor will be available for the 7.3-liter engine. The compressor can be used to power air brakes, air suspension and other accessories like air horns or air ride seats. Currently, air brakes are only available on diesel-powered trucks.
Ford is the only manufacturer offering a choice of gasoline or diesel engine for Class 6-7 conventional cab trucks – its 7.3-liter gas V8 or updated 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8.
Ford Medium Duty trucks with the 7.3-liter gas engine can cost up to $9,245*** less than those with the 6.7-liter diesel. They are recommended for applications with lighter duty cycles, annual mileage and torque requirements. Adding the air compressor to the 7.3-liter engine lets customers combine the cost savings of a gasoline powertrain with the stopping power of air brakes.
“We expect this new offering to be popular in several vocational segments including propane delivery, municipalities, utilities and tree service,” explains Nathan Oscarson, Ford commercial truck brand manager. “Many customers have told us they’d like to take advantage of the cost savings provided by a gas truck, but they also want the peace of mind provided by air brakes.”
Ford E-Series gets more flexible, but passengers don’t have toFleets looking for an affordable solution to meeting alternative fuel goals will see new choices with 2022 E-Series cutaways and stripped chassis as Ford adds available flex fuel capability for the 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine in both premium and economy calibrations. E-Series with flex fuel capability can run on gasoline or blends of up to 85 percent ethanol, or E85. Ford expects this to be a popular option for state and federal fleets.
Also new for E-Series cutaway next year is a scalloped engine access cover that provides additional legroom, in response to customer requests primarily from the recreational vehicle industry. E-Series is the most popular platform for Class C motorhomes, with 58 percent market share**.
Production of 2022 Ford F-650, F-750 and E-Series begins in January at Ohio Assembly Plant.
*Based on IHS Markit calendar year 1985-2019 TIPNet Registrations excluding registrations to individuals. TIP Registrations prior to 2010 do not include all GVW 1 and 2 vehicles.
**According to calendar year 2019 data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a market analysis company specializing in the RV, marine and manufactured housing industries.
***Based on 2021 F-650 gas versus diesel in CVT, base truck MSRP difference, with no options or add on. 7.3-liter V8 gas engine: $59,810 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel: $69,055

Monday, March 16, 2020

NTEA Work Truck Show 2020 Booth Highlights


The Buyers Products booth is always a hot spot at the Work Truck Show hosted by the NTEA, and this year the team went all out to make it the best it's ever been. With a mind blowing amount of bold new videos and displays, it was a must-see stop for any show-goer walking the floor.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth. We hope you had a great experience and were inspired by the exciting new equipment we have in the works.

In case you missed it, here's a rundown of the biggest announcements from the 2020 Work Truck show:

• New SnowDogg® XPII Next Generation Expanding Wing Snow Plow (
https://bit.ly/2WjB8bx)
• RapidLink™ Attachment System on all SnowDogg pickup truck snow plows (
https://youtu.be/LHJj2KIiOLU)
• New SnowDogg Super J Municipal Snow Plows (
https://bit.ly/2W9A1e8)
• Newly redesigned crossover truck tool boxes (
https://bit.ly/38IER4D)
• New expanded line of landscape trailer racks and accessories (
https://bit.ly/38Kt9GV)
• New line of WideOpen™ Step Boxes for Class 8 trucks (
https://bit.ly/33jT2Mz)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Ranger Design Fold Away Shelving


Ranger Design’s Fold-Away foldable van shelving system is:
- Lightweight & Strong
- Silent & Rattle-Free
- Safe & Simple to Install
Find out more here:
https://rangerdesign.com/products/?ca...

All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds | F-150 | Ford


We’ve confirmed we are bringing an all-electric F-150 to market. Now, we’re showing you the capability you asked for by having it tow more than 1 million pounds.* This is Built Ford Tough.

*The F-150 battery-electric prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration. Never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities. Always consult the Owner’s Manual.

Learn more about the All-Electric Ford F-150 Prototype here:
https://ford.to/32L24kS