Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tommy Gate - Cantilever Series


Tommy Gate Company's all-new Cantilever Series, specifically designed for panel vans. For more information, visit http://www.tommygate.com/,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Knapheide Lubrication & Maintenance Truck at NTEA Work Truck Show


Taylor Steinberg of Knapheide Manufacturing gives us a very brief overview of the Knapheide Fuel, Lubrication & Maintenance Truck or Lube Body. To see more about Knapheide's product line, go to www.knapheide.com.

Recorded on March 9, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Taylor Steinberg Shows Us The Knapheide Lube Body Control Center


Taylor Steinberg of Knapheide Manufacturing gives us a short tour of the "Control Center" of the Knapheide Lubrication and Maintenance Body (Lube Body). To see more about Knapheide products, go to www.knapheide.com

Recorded on March 9, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Herb Koenig Talks About Liftmoore Cranes New Model 3612


Herb Koenig talks about the new Liftmoore Model 3612 Truck Crane along with a wireless control module. The Model 3612 Truck Crane is rated at 3600 lbs. See more about Liftmoore Cranes at www.liftmoore.com

Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giovani Luzzi Talks About Vibco Dump Body Vibrators at 2011 NTEA Work Tr...


Giovani Luzzi of Vibco Vibrators gives us a quick demonstration of the dump body vibrator product. See more about this company and their products at http://www.vibco.com/.

Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tour of a Selection of SnowDogg Snow Plows by Buyers Products


Brian Smith of Buyers Products gives us a quick tour of the SnowDogg Snow Plow display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indian in March. Buyers Products had a huge display at the NTEA Work Truck Show, along with a wide variety of products. See much more about Buyers Products at www.buyersproducts.com.

Recorded on March 10, 2011 by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cynthia Scegiel Shows Off The SR 5T Sto-Away Power Cranes Bumper Crane


Cynthia Scegiel, President of Sto-Away Power Cranes shows us the simple set-up and operation of the SR 5T Sto-Away Bumper Crane. To see more about this company and products, go to www.stoaway.com.

Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Service Bodies For Cutaway Van Chassis - The Knapheide KSV





Like the smooth ride of a van chassis but want an open bed service body? Knapheide has developed the KSV Body just for you.

The KSV has all the benefits of our steel service body and then some. With an overhead material rack and masterlocking system, you can't go wrong with Knapheide's KSV. Keep your tools safe in our external compartments, store sheets of plywood in the large cargo area, and carry materials in the overhead material rack. The KSV is versatile enough to work in any industry from plumbing to electrical to general contractors.

Features & Benefits

•Rugged 14 gauge two-sided A-40 galvanneal steel body shell
•Lage 4.5' by 10' cargo area with 30" hight sides to provide plenty of bed storage area
•High capacity material rack holds up to 20' long materials and features removable cross bars to load and unload tall cargo
•Exclusive "return flange" floor design provides support for side compartments, adds floor strength, and eliminates rust prone exposed seams
•Double spring over center door retainers keep compartment doors either open or closed
•Master Locking System secures all side compartments with a padlock and one easy motion
•Thick automotive bulb-type neoprene door seals protect compartment contents from the outside elements
•Interior light guards provide protection for recessed lighting
•All stainless steel continuous hinges, adjustable security ring strikers, and double shell 20 gauge compartment doors for unbeatable security
•250 lb. capacity adjustable divider shelves
•Stainless steel paddle activated rotary style latches for extra durability
•Complete immersion in Knapheide's electrodeposition prime paint system for superior corrosion resistance

See more about Knapheide bodies at http://www.knapheide.com/.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Brief Tour of Buyers Products Tool Boxes


Brian Smith of Buyers Products gives us a tour of the massive selection of tool boxes that are available from Buyers Products. Tool boxes include aluminum, steel, stainless steel and plastic. See much more at http://www.buyersproducts.com/.

Recorded on March 10, 2011 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianappolis, Indiana by Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SCR Technology Explained


SCR technology is simple, clean, reliable and hassle-free. It meets 2010 EPA emissions standards and improves performance. SCR, or Selective Catalytic Reduction, is the cleanest diesel emissions technology available. It delivers more horsepower, torque and better fuel economy than other emissions technologies.

Monday, July 18, 2011

TDR Rally at Cummins - June 10, 2011


Highlights of the 2011 Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) Rally at Cummins MidRange Engine Plant in Walesboro, Indiana. Attendees enjoyed plant tours, Q&A sessions with Cummins and Ram Trucks, Ride-N-Drives, and a monster truck car crush. Stay tuned for a more in-depth video of the 2011 TDR Rally to be posted in the coming weeks!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cummins History: 1952 Cummins Diesel Special Qualifies for Indy 500


Exciting footage of the 1952 Cummins Diesel Special and others qualifying for the race. The only diesel car ever to win pole position for the Indianapolis 500, record-setting #28 was powered by a horizontally-mounted Model JT Cummins diesel engine. It was the first turbocharged race car, and the first wind-tunnel tested car. Driven by Freddy Agabashian, it finished 27th. The car withdrew from the race after 180 miles due to debris that choked the turbocharger.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Marathon Van Demonstration At Folsom Lake Ford


Mark Higdon, Commercial Truck Manager at Folsom Lake Ford gives us a brief tour of a new Marathon Van mounted on a Ford E350 Single Rear Wheel Chassis with some optional features, including a back-up camera and monitor.

Folsom Lake Ford is located in Folsom, CA and the website for the fleet department is http://www.folsomlakefordfleet.com/.

Friday, July 15, 2011

TRUCK GIANT MAKES WAVES IN MARINE ENGINE MARKET



One of the world's best known truck brands is beginning to make waves in Australia - quite literally - in an arena far removed from its usual turf.

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL), the dominant force in the Australian truck market for the past 22 years, is now proving its legitimacy as a competitor in the crowded marine engine market.

It's been a series of baby steps for IAL's Industrial and Marine Engines division - an offshoot of the main business - since it opened its doors in Australia in 2008.

Since then, the division has worked hard to break into a market dominated by entrenched industry heavyweights.

But the new IAL venture is beginning to carve out a niche in the sector.

According to Industrial and Marine Engines Manager, Dean Whitford, the recent installation of two Isuzu Marine engines, based on the powerplants used in Isuzu's heavy duty Giga truck range, marked the brand's arrival in the Australian marine world.

Both engines are now powering fishing boats - the first is a 6WG1TCX purchased by Sam Steele through Brisbane-based distributor Zenith Engineering. This boat will shortly commence its working life on Queensland's sunshine coast based in Mooloolaba.

The second installation took place beneath the deck of the Arakiwa, a trawler owned by New South Wales fishing identity Paul Bagnato.

The seasoned fisherman says the decision to choose industry newcomer Isuzu over more established brands came only after careful consideration of all options.

In the end, Isuzu's power and fuel economy won the day, promising to cut running costs and deliver extra fishing time for the crew of the Arakiwa.

"All my life I've dealt with CAT and Cummins and they've been good engines. But this Isuzu engine is just as good, in fact better, because of the amount of fuel I'm saving," Mr Bagnato said.

"I couldn't go past the price either, but beyond that it's all about fuel consumption. When I went and saw Isuzu, their projections on fuel economy left me very comfortable.

"When I tested it myself, running with the heavy net, the Isuzu worked out to be saving me about four litres an hour.

"Over 30 hours, that's 120 litres of fuel. Over a year that's around $12,000 to $13,000. After four or five years the engine has paid for itself.

"While I'm saving four litres an hour, I also have more power. It saves me around 1.5 to 2 hours getting to and from my fishing grounds, which gives me extra time to spend trawling.

"Although I'd never use the Isuzu's maximum power, it's always good to know I have it. It's like an extra muscle somewhere that's put away, but if you ever need it, the power is there. And that's a big thing."

Mr Bagnato admits his decision to choose an Isuzu Marine engine created a stir among fellow fishermen. But it's a choice that's already paying dividends aboard the Arakiwa.

"Being the first Isuzu propulsion engine used in a trawler on the east coast of Australia, everybody thought I was crazy to go out of my way to do it - I mean nobody had this engine," he said.

"But I took a gamble and from what I've experienced I'd recommend it to anyone. If there's an Isuzu engine in stock and you don't go for it, you're crazy.

"They're beautiful engines, they tow well and they're economical."

It's a glowing endorsement from the 41-year fishing veteran, who has seen his share of marine engines since purchasing his first boat at the age of 17.

Mr Whitford says the engine used in Mr Bagnato's boat is a 15.6-litre 6WG1 TCAA1K, which has an M1 rating, meaning it can run at an output of 505hp for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"The engine comes from the same family as those used in Isuzu's heavy duty Giga trucks," Mr Whitford said.

"The big difference between Isuzu marine engines and the competition is their reliability under high horsepower loads, their fuel efficiency, cleanness, smoothness of ride and low operating noise.

"This latter point is particularly important for the guys who are working on the boats for extended periods, especially the commercial trawlers where the engine is always running and making noise."

Mr Whitford said while Isuzu Industrial and Marine Engines was a new player in the Australian market, it would make a big impact as word spread about the product's reliability and fuel economy.

"Isuzu Marine was established in the domestic Japanese market back in 1948 and is currently the number one marine engine supplier in Japan for commercial applications within its range," Mr Whitford said.

"But Isuzu Marine Diesel Engines is still a relatively new commodity in Australia, having only been introduced in this market in 2008.

"So even though Isuzu is well-known as a truck manufacturer, with a very high profile and a great reputation for reliability, a lot of marine operators haven't seen our engines used in that type of application.

"However, we're confident that once they see what Isuzu Marine engines have to offer, more and more people will start turning to the brand to meet their needs."

Find out more at www.isuzudiesel.com.au.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Custom "Camper Style" WorkMaster Body







Here's an interesting twist on a Harbor WorkMaster body. This one is a short version mounted on a Chevrolet 1-Ton Extended Cab chassis. What is unique is the style of this custom job. It has tapered sides and an aerodynamic attic section. It looks a lot like a camper on a pickup. Functionally, it gives some extra room for smaller items or long items and the air flows right over it, so it should help save on fuel.

Thanks to Kimberly Bellamy at Harbor Truck Bodies, Inc for sharing the photos of this interesting body. See more about Harbor at http://www.htbi.net/

Monday, July 11, 2011

2011 Florida Tow Show


2011 Florida Tow Show in Orlanda, FL. © 2011 Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

First Isuzu’s Are In Capital Control At Eve


The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, together with the annual Virgin London Marathon, are just two of the recent events in London where brand new Isuzu 7.5t rigid trucks were working. The vehicles are owned by Eve, the UK's leading supplier of temporary access solutions, and provided some of the crowd control solutions at both of these well attended, high profile events.
Eve has just purchased its first ever Isuzu rigids for its 35-strong vehicle fleet. The company recognised that the standard 3 year warranty on the Isuzu truck range, together with good proven fuel economy and localised service support in the London area, were crucial factors in specifying the Isuzu marque for the first time.
Three new Isuzu Forward N75.190 rigid trucks, fitted with a crew cab and flatbed body, are now working for Eve on a long-term contract with the Metropolitan Police Service covering the distribution of crowd control barriers within Inner London.

All the vehicles have been supplied with Isuzu's popular Easyshift transmission and according to Paul Hargrave, transport and compliance manager at Eve, “With the three-year warranty as standard, we felt that Isuzu were demonstrating full confidence in the quality and performance of its vehicles. This reassurance, together with the fuel economy and localised service support provided, swung the balance in Isuzu's favour, replacing the incumbent Ivecos. Now we have the new Isuzus in service, they are easily handling the job requirements, whilst the compact footprint of the vehicle is proving to be ideal for those difficult access areas within Central London.”

All three vehicles were supplied by East Midlands Isuzu dealer t.i.m. Commercial Vehicle Services in Ilkeston, Derbyshire which is the nearest Isuzu truck dealership to the Eve head office in Chesterfield. As part of the vehicle acquisition programme, Eve has also agreed to a five-year repair and maintenance contract on these vehicles through the Isuzu truck dealership in Croydon, South London - Glenside Commercials.

“The overall package from Isuzu, with the support given by its two dealers, made Isuzu the final choice for us. The drivers are extremely pleased with the new vehicles, the Easyshift transmission will save us considerable wear and tear and we are now looking to run the vehicles for a five-year working life operating within a 50 km radius from our Wimbledon base,” added Paul Hargrave.

The debutant Isuzu 7.5 t rigids are being used for the distribution of crowd control barriers for marches, demonstrations, state visits, embassies, film premiers, football matches, sports events and even Royal Weddings, as part of Eve’s contracts with numerous customers including the Metropolitan Police Service. Paul Hargrave also recognised the payload flexibility of the Isuzu 7.5 t rigids saying; “With the Isuzus we can fit 4 stillages of crowd control barriers on each truck. Each stillage contains 30 barriers, which then allows us to carry 180 metres of barriers on just one vehicle.”

With the crew cab facility on the Isuzu chassis, up to 7 staff per vehicle can be dispatched early in the morning to the relevant event location to unload and position the crowd control barriers as well as assist in the unloading of other Eve vehicles on bigger events.

“The Isuzu 7.5t truck range ticks all the boxes for so many different types of company. For Eve, it’s a complete package over 5 years working in the challenging environment of the London conurbation. The versatility and fuel economy of the N75 model, backed-up by local, readily available dealer support, is key to the success of Eve’s operation,” said Keith Child, Marketing Director, Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited.

Full details of the current Isuzu Truck range can be viewed and downloaded from the company’s website on http://www.isuzutruck.co.uk/.


Isuzu – A global strength
Established almost a century ago Isuzu Motors Japan is a world leading truck manufacturer. IMJ currently produces around 400,000, light to medium weight commercial vehicles, every year and their products sell within 170 countries throughout the world. The company is also a world-leader in diesel engine manufacturing and technology and produces around 1.5 million engines every year.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Selling Isuzu trucks on the hoof


The compact overall size of the Isuzu Grafter 3.5t rigid chassis cab, matched to its impressive 150bhp power output, is proving to be ideal for SKS Foottrimming Service Ltd. One such vehicle has just joined its vehicle fleet offering mobile preventative and curative foot trimming services for cattle herds in the South of England.

The Isuzu Grafter N35.150 (S) has been fitted with a brand new purpose-designed, rollover crush that secures the animal in position in a fully approved safe and humane manner prior to treatment. The animals are held securely in the U-shaped crush, which slowly lifts the animal up and lays it gently on its side, allowing easy access to the animal’s feet for trimming, especially the front feet.

The crush itself operates from a DC battery bank so no localised power is required, enabling hoof trimming work to be done out in the fields. Up to 40 cows can be trimmed without the need for mains power supply. The specialised bodies also have high-powered petrol pressure washers fitted onto the crush, with a turbo rotary nozzle, to facilitate cleaning of the equipment after work.

“We had a 2003 model trailed crush that needed replacing and the Isuzu Grafter was the perfect choice of vehicle for the replacement crush. The compact nature of the Isuzu means we can easily reach the remote farm locations and it certainly provides us with a more powerful and robust chassis on which to mount the sturdy rollover crush. It’s proving to be a most valuable addition to our vehicle fleet and is now servicing dairy and beef herds on farms in Southern England,” said Jon Clarke from SKS Foottrimming Service Ltd.

http://www.isuzutruck.co.uk/

Friday, July 8, 2011

NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes Through its Member Verification Program


Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 7, 2011) – Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. This brings the total number of companies that have achieved MVP status to 422 to date.

Since 2005, NTEA’s MVP has recognized distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.

“We congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and their customers,” said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. “With the recent announcement of updated criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and the industry to an even greater extent.”

The newest MVPs as of July 7, 2011 are:

Fleet Body Equipment, Fort Worth, TX
Raytel Equipment Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada


Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of July 7, 2011 are:

Advanced Truck Body & Equipment Co., Inc., Central Point, OR
A.L. Hansen Mfg. Co., Waukegan, IL
Alum-Line, Inc., Cresco, IA
Auto Truck Group, Bartlett, IL
Braun Industries, Inc., Van Wert, OH
Braun Northwest, Inc., Chehalis, WA
Cirus Controls LLC, Brooklyn Park, MN
Clean Seal, Inc., South Bend, IN
Crysteel Truck Equipment, Inc., Lake Crystal, MN
Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co., Inc., Kings Park, NY
Demountable Concepts, Glassboro, NJ
Fort Wayne Fleet Equipment Co., Roanoke, IN
Gledhill Road Machinery Co. (The), Galion, OH
Harbor Truck Bodies, Brea, CA
Hercules Manufacturing Co., Henderson, KY
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., Garner, IA
JC Madigan, Inc., Harvard, MA
Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc., Wichita, KS
Knapheide Truck Equipment Center-JC, Jefferson City, MO
Knapheide Truck Equipment Center-SL, St. Peters, MO
Kranz of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Lang’s Corner Garage, Inc., Rye, NH
Layton Truck Equipment Co. LLC, Aurora, CO
Layton Truck Equipment Co. LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Louisville Truck Equipment Company, Louisville, KY
Maintainer Corp. of Iowa, Inc., Sheldon, IA
Messer Truck Equipment, Westbrook, ME
Metropolitan Truck Center, Inc., Stoughton, MA
Midway Specialty Vehicles, Elkhart, IN
MobilityWorks, Akron, OH
Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc., Monroe, WI
NBC Truck Equipment, Inc., Roseville, MI
Northern Truck Equipment Corp., Sioux Falls, SD
Northland Equipment Co., Inc., Janesville, WI
Omaha Standard, A Member of the Palfinger North America Group, Council Bluffs, IA
Palfinger North America, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Atlanta, Forest Park, GA
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc., Birmingham, AL
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Dallas, Dallas, TX
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Louisville, Louisville, KY
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Nashville, Nashville, TN
Pick Up Pals, Inc., Lubbock, TX
Power-Packer, Westfield, WI
ProAir LLC, Elkhart, IN
Ridewell Suspensions, Springfield, MO
Southern Coach, Kernersville, NC
Structural Metal Fabricators, Inc., Palmerton, PA
The Truck Works, Bend, OR
Valley Truck Repair, Sunnyside, WA
WALTCO Lift Corp., Tallmadge, OH
Wilcox Bodies Ltd., Milton, ON, Canada


MVP companies must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/mvp/.



ABOUT THE NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Knapheide Gooseneck Body - PGNC




Knapheide's PGNC Gooseneck can pull, haul, and store. The PGNC was designed to be the top of the line Gooseneck Body, with superior standard features and a rugged durable construction.

The PGNC Gooseneck Body is the premier Gooseneck Body from Knapheide. This Gooseneck Body comes stockpiled with standard features, everything from skirted gooseneck styling to integrated front toolboxes to a complete gooseneck and receiver hitch towing system. And since it's constructed of rugged 12 gauge tread plate and steel, you know it will be tough enough to withstand even the harshest towing, hauling, and storing conditions. If you want a Gooseneck Body that will prove it's worth day in and day out, the Knapheide PGNC is the Gooseneck Body for you
With the addition of the PGNC, Knapheide now has a complete line of Gooseneck Bodies, ranging from the value priced PGNA model, feature packed PGNB model, and the premium PGNC model.

Knapheide’s PGNC Gooseneck Body has skirted gooseneck styling with front integrated Roughneck Toolboxes that come standard. Other popular standard features on the PGNC include:

• Formed, integrated bulkhead with screened window and tapered design to conform to cab contours for improved visibility
• LED penny lights located on the back corners and rear of platform
• Internal stake pockets on both sides of platform
• Rub rails installed on both side of the platform for convenient cargo tie downs
• Integrated gooseneck and receiver hitch systems
• Rugged 12 gauge tread plate floor
• Complete immersion in Knapheide’s electrodeposition prime paint system for superior corrosion resistance
• And many more

The PGNC Gooseneck Body has a combination of both hauling and secure storing capabilities making it ideal for a wide variety of jobsite applications. This new Gooseneck Body is available for order through Knapheide’s vast distribution network of over 250 distributors.

See all of Knapheide's great truck bodies at http://www.knapheide.com/

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The End Justifies the Means

In the commercial operations of which I was a part, along with those I’ve consulted with, my focus is always on two things. The first is protecting the dealer. I call that person the goose that lays the golden egg. Every decision we make means we are looking after improving the dealer’s bottom line and keeping them from harm. The second is focusing on the end user by serving that person and company in every way possible. From the inventory I choose to the way we talk to customers in the service department and the finance department, everything is focused on having that customers experience being the reason that they come back year after year.

One of the ways I do this is by stocking unique items and units with options to help solve problems and create more customers. Back in the earliest days of the service or utility body, it was a pickup truck with fenders on the outside and tool boxes were added on either side of the fender. They weren’t very deep or useful compared to today’s trucks, but they were such a step out into the future back then. A lot of prospects don’t know about some of the simplest options for a service body such as roll-out drawers. What a great way to carry a lot of smaller items and have access so clean and easy, and being able to show it to them in real life makes all the difference. Or, add a cargo bed enclosure with a roll-top section to keep larger items secure and out of the weather. Another would be a master locking system, which is about the easiest option in the world to sell, or an electric locking system.

I remember back in 1972 when I started selling cars, we had to actually sell tilt steering wheel—I mean make a sales pitch and try to convince people to buy it. It’s laughable today, but there were a lot of things like that then. Today, it is so common to have units all over the lot with options galore, yet so often we might want to be so much more conservative with the commercial trucks; however, in my experience, there are plenty of buyers for loaded commercial trucks and the profits are better as well.

Work has changed hasn’t it? I used to have customers who wanted nothing but sweaty sticky vinyl and wouldn’t buy air conditioning for fear of their employees never wanting to get out of the cab and actually work. Now, cloth seats, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, AMFM Stereo, and even cruise control are among the most common options or standards on the basic commercial trucks, and more business owners are looking to enhance their own employee’s job experience to retain them.

It’s all about the end user experience and the many ways in which we can make that experience turn prospects into customers and customers into loyal friends. --Terry Minion, Commercial Truck Success


This piece is the selection from the Terry's Blog section of the upcoming FordPros Magazine. Find more about FordPros Magazine at the National Ford Truck Club website: http://www.nationalfordtruckclub.com/. Commercial Truck Success is pleased to be associated with this fine organization for the last several years.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

David Magnuson Talks About Sortimo Van Pkg in CNG Transit Connect Van


David Magnuson of Sortimo of North America, Inc, shows Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success how to make a Ford Transit Connect with CNG package into an efficient work van with great storage solutions. This video was shot at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011.

See more about Sortimo at http://www.sortimo.com/..

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Few Safety Features of New NexStar Cranes by Auto Crane


Michael Gelsthorpe, Regional Manager for Ramsey Industries, shows Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success a couple of great safety features of Auto Crane's NexStar Cranes during the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adrian Steel Drop Down Ladder Rack On Nissan NV High Roof Van


Todd Goldmeyer, Marketing Manager with Adrian Steel gives Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success (www.ctsdealer.com) a demonstration of the Adrian Steel Drop Down Ladder Rack system on the high roof Nissan NV van at the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Considering the height of the roof and how much interior space a ladder takes up, this is a great solution for being able to carry the ladder and have easy access to it any time. In addition, it allows one to carry a ladder that may be longer than the internal space would allow.

As with all Adrian Steel products that we have seen, the quality is built in and it is built to last. See more at http://www.adriansteel.com/.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chris Spier Talks About the Pro-Tech Snow Broom at the NTEA Work Truck Show


Chris Spier, Business Development Manager for Pro-Tech shows off the Pro-Tech Snow Broom to Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011.

See more information on Pro-Tech products at http://www.protechcorp.com/

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mark Klossner Shows Us The UTV Snow Plow From The Boss SnowPlows


Mark Klossner, Marketing Manager with The Boss Snowplow shows Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success the UTV Power V-XT V-plow at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011.

To see more about The Boss Snowplows, see http://www.bossplow.com/.