Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 

By Brian Normile

Source: pickuptrucks.com

With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Related: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s Electric Pickup, Strikes May 19

Various statistics have not yet been provided or finalized, but the numbers provided by Ford paint a picture of a fairly capable pickup with a few tricks up its sleeve — but also one that may not meet all of the traditional pickup truck benchmarks.

Learn more here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies. Visit www.tommygate.com/TKL for more information.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Introducing the All-New Ford Maverick: The Perfect Union | Ford

 


40 MPG CITY. STANDARD HYBRID. SEATS FIVE. STARTS UNDER $20K. ALL-NEW 2022 FORD MAVERICK: DID WE MENTION IT’S A TRUCK?

Gabrielle Union and Ford are proud to introduce a truck you didn’t see coming, the all-new Ford Maverick.

Learn more about the All-New Ford Maverick here: https://ford.to/3gdMVAp


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Weatherguard Saddle Boxes


Join us today as we spotlight the Weather Guard Saddle Box and talk about the added benefits of having one of these installed on your vehicle.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

2020 Full-Size Pickup Reliability Rankings from Consumer Reports


Which 2020 full-size pickup provides the best reliability according to Consumer Reports? We list them as well as share their recommendations on which 2020 pickup to buy.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

BEDSLIDE Max Extension Sliding Bed Drawer System


Available in 1,500 lb and 2,000 lb versions, the Max Extension Sliding Bed System from BEDSLIDE provides 100% sliding extension out of the truck bed for safe and easy access to cargo at the front of the bed. Just squeeze the 36” easy-grab handle and pull. The honeycomb material is lightweight and water resistant and doesn’t have to be protected by a cover. Backed by BEDSLIDE’s 5-year warranty.

Friday, June 4, 2021

A GUIDE TO DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSORS



WHAT IS A DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR?

A diesel rotary screw air compressor is an air compressor fueled by diesel that uses rotors to compress air. Diesel air compressors allow operators to generate compressed air on demand for powering tools and equipment.

Learn more at: https://www.vmacair.com/product/diesel-driven-air-compressors/


Fleet Connectivity Tools | Ford Commercial Solutions | Ford


At Ford, we offer much more than hardworking vehicles. With Ford Commercial Solutions,* you can manage them like never before, all while helping reduce downtime and maximizing uptime. Our ever-expanding toolbox of integrated solutions includes Ford Telematics,™ Ford Telematics Drive app, Ford Data Services,™ In-Vehicle Coaching and WEX Fleet Fuel Cards. 

 *Available on vehicles with embedded modem or equipped with plug-in device (PID). Requires modem activation. Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services are subscription services subject to agreement to FSM terms and conditions. Subscription subject to monthly charge. Subject to OFAC and credit check for subscription eligibility. Connected service and features, and access to vehicle data depend on subscription and compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. 

 Learn more about Ford Commercial Solutions here: https://ford.to/3twls2f

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Finding the Correct BOLT Lock


Find the right BOLT Lock for your vehicle. Simply select a Chevy, Ram, Jeep, Ford, Toyota or Nissan compatible lock and on the first use the BOLT Lock permanently learns your key.

Monday, May 31, 2021

NEW ‘FORD PRO’ VEHICLE SERVICES AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS REDEFINING TRANSPORTATION VALUE FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

  • Separate within Ford and unique among automakers, Ford Pro will deliver new levels of productivity for business and government customers via work-ready products and services
  • Will leverage technology from the ground to the cloud to help improve uptime, total cost of ownership and performance of fleets with electrified or combustion vehicles
  • To be led by Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, who’s headed Ford’s North America commercial business and earlier was leader of Ford’s Team Edison electric-vehicle development group
DEARBORN, Mich., May 26, 2021 – Ford, which already helps commercial customers “own work” with the world’s most popular pickup trucks and vans, now plans to redefine success for those customers with Ford Pro – a global vehicle services and distribution business that will increase uptime and reduce ownership costs, leading to higher productivity and performance.

The new business – separate within Ford and the first of its kind among automakers – is a major outcome of the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation, which is based on building enduring, always-on customer relationships.

“Ford Pro will redefine the market for commercial vehicles and services, where Ford is already the leader around the world,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley.  “We’re creating a one-stop shop to help those customers increase uptime and productivity while reducing complexity and the total cost of ownership.”

A foundational strength of Ford Pro is the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible range of F-Series and Ranger trucks, as well as Transit, the world’s best-selling cargo van – and seamless upfitting of all of them.  Soon, Ford will start making high-volume electric vehicles, including the E-Transit later this year and the F-150 Lightning Pro in mid-2022, which Ford Pro will pair with commercially focused charging solutions.

In addition to expected benefits for customers, Ford Pro’s ambitions for itself are significant.  The company anticipates its growing capabilities and appeal to generate $45 billion in revenue from hardware and adjacent and new services by 2025 – up from $27 billion in 2019.  In North America, Ford’s share of Class 1 through Class 7 full-size trucks and vans today exceeds 40%.  In Europe, Ford has been the leading commercial vehicle brand for six consecutive years.

Farley said Ford Pro will be led by Ted Cannis as CEO.  Cannis will collaborate with Hans Schep, general manager  of Commercial Vehicles for Ford of Europe, and other regional leaders.  Cannis currently heads Ford’s North America CV business and previously was leader of the Team Edison electric-vehicle development group.

Redefining, Unlocking Commercial Customer Value

Ford Pro, which will implement new services in phases, is aimed squarely at helping commercial customers work better, with productive, durable and smart vehicles and connected services.

Ford today has trusted relationships with nearly 125,000 commercial and government fleet customers in North America and thousands more in Europe and elsewhere.  Ford Pro is designed to even more rapidly and cost-effectively anticipate and address their needs and those of new customers.

“We’re going to give commercial customers even more reasons to choose and rely on Ford,” said Cannis.  “Our team understands that when customers win, we win, so we’re completely focused on unlocking tremendous value for them.”

Ford Pro will integrate, digitize and simplify transportation with capabilities spanning:
  • Ford Pro Vehicles – including Ford’s broad lineup of combustion-engine and hybrid commercial vehicles and, soon, all-electric versions of the company’s industry-leading vans and full-size pickup trucks developed for commercial use
  • Ford Pro Charging – hardware and software solutions for public, depot and overnight home charging of EVs so they’re ready to work again the next day
  • ·Ford Pro Intelligence – digital services, with distinct features integrated in their vehicles that enable customers to better manage and maintain their fleetsFord Pro Services Elite – expanding Ford’s strong network of CV centers by adding 120 dedicated, large-bay service hubs across the United States with extended hours and rapid turnaround, plus introducing 1,200 mobile service vehicles by 2025 to meet customers where they are, save them money and get them back in business, and
  • Ford Pro FinSimple – bundled financing for vehicles, services and EV charging.
Some elements of Ford Pro commercial services have already been introduced and are now being expanded in Europe, among them the recently launched Ford Fleet Management and Ford Pro Liive.  The latter is a connected uptime system expected to reduce downtime of customer fleets by up to 60%.  Such enhanced services are generating higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and growth for Ford.

Ford Pro will initially launch in North America and Europe.  More information can be found at fordpro.com.

 About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

I’m A Ram | Trust


Being a Ram means keeping the promises you made.

Custom rendition of "I'm A Ram" performed by Chris Stapleton. Learn more about our truck line-up:
https://ram.com

Monday, May 24, 2021

Isuzu with Harbor Highliner Provides for Lots of Storage


This Isuzu chassis. is complete with a Harbor Highliner Body and Rack

The 11' Service Body with closed top lids and upper section is add on. The doors swing up making them particularly useful for certain items. This body is also outfitted with some plastic boxes for storage of small items.

What a great combination if you are looking for lots of storage!

This Highliner is also outfitted with a sturdy square tubing rack extended over the cab.
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See more at http://www.htbi.net/, or give us a call at 1-800-433-9452.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Introducing Ford Power-Up | Innovation | Ford


Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates are here to deliver in-vehicle experiences and routinely make Ford vehicles even better over time. Right now, more than 100,000 customers have already started receiving them. New features — like Amazon Alexa* Built-in, Ford Sketch and BlueCruise* hands-free highway driving — are rolling out this year. * Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. ** Available driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. BlueCruise is a hands-free highway driving feature. Only remove hands from the steering wheel when in a Hands-Free Blue Zone. Always watch the road and be prepared to resume control of the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for detail and limitations. The BlueCruise Prep Kit contains the hardware required for this feature. Software for the feature will be available for purchase at a later date. BlueCruise functionality expected third quarter of 2021. Separate payment for feature software required to activate full functionality at that time.