Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Venco Pickup Truck Dump Hoist Makes Easy Work Of Tough Jobs



* NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT *


We are proud to announce the launch of our newest product: the Venco VP/VC 6600 Dump Hoist for 2011/2012 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.

Part of Venco’s VP6 Series, the scissor hoist turns an 8’ pickup box into a 6,000 lb. capacity dump truck—ideal for contractors, landscapers, ranchers, municipalities, or anyone else who needs their good-looking pickup to do real work

Features & Benefits:



  • Complete custom engineering, ensuring proper installation and perfect fit
  • Heavy duty 6,000 lb. capacity
  • 45° dumping angle
  • Integrated hinge and bumper brackets
  • Greaseless composite bearings in the hinges
  • Integrated lifting nest, hinge assembly and body stiffener forms rugged body understructure to rigidly support pickup floor
  • Bumper relocation kit maintains original look of vehicle and Class II hitch rating
  • In-cab electronic controls; handheld pendant controller comes standard
  • Safety prop (standard)
  • New design requires minimal welding, speeding installation by an hour or more

  • Specifications:



  • 3 1/2" diameter cylinder, 12-7/8" stroke operating at 2800 PSI (Double acting option operates at 650 PSI down pressure)
  • Factory assembled variable width mounting base adapts to original cross member
  • One-piece unitized upper nest insures maximum support to pickup body
  • Built-in tapered guides standard
  • Heavy-duty 12 volt electric hydraulic single-acting and double-acting pumps

  • See more about this new product at www.venturo.com

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    A Different Kind Of Fire Truck


    Harbor Truck Bodies built a different kind of fire truck for a local fire department. This is an 11' Highliner Body, which is essentially an 11' service body with boxes added to the top that has doors opening upward to be able to see inside the compartments. In addition, this unique vehicle has an 18" bumper extension with compartments on both sides for small items and a work space and non-slip grip tread, or as some call it, spray on liner. Then, it has a 19" drop in tailgate with a 3-piece cargo bed enclosure that glides on teflon style pads and is so easy to move. The 3-piece enclosure opens up two thirds of the bed area when fully opened. And, of course, it wouldn't be a fire truck if it wasn't heavy duty and pretty too, so it's sitting on a Ford F450-550 uplevel chassis with Alcoa aluminum wheels. Pretty sweet, don't you think?

    See more about Harbor at www.htbi.net

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    International TerraStar At Work: Juniper Landscaping, Inc.


    When it comes to getting the tough jobs done, few trucks are as ready to get down and dirty as the International® TerraStar.® That’s because the rugged TerraStar was built from the ground up to be the ultimate commercial-duty truck. TerraStar hails from 100 years of truck-building experience.

    That expertise shows in every facet of this truck. We built TerraStar® with room to spare. Compared to the leading competitor, TerraStar gives you 7" more interior width, 9" more headroom, 2" more belly room, and 20% more overall cab volume. TerraStar is built on the three pillars of commercial-duty performance: ease of operation, efficient power and commercial grade components. So if you need a tough, reliable and efficient work truck that’ll get the job done, the TerraStar isn’t just up for the job—it was born for it.

    See more at http://www.internationaltrucks.com/trucks/trucks/series/terrastar

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Conception GSR Hydraulic Ladders On Cargo Van Gets Job Done In Small Space






    Below is a video showing the hydraulic ladder in action:
    (fun song too. . .)


    Photos above are from the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana this year taken by Commercial Truck Success. Look at the inside of the van shots and how little space the substantial framework for this hydraulic ladder system takes. So little, in fact that it can be used as any cargo van would be and still have all the advantage of the one-person operation of the hydraulic ladder. The video is a good demonstration of that.

    Here is some more from their home page website (Website is in English or French):

    GSR Conception Inc.

    Founded in 1992
    Our Mission is designing and manufacturing turnkey solutions corresponding to all your lifting and handling needs.

    To further achieve our objectives, we have acquired Équipements Achard Ltd. which has been in business for over 25 years. The latter specializes in distribution and after sales service of a full range of lifting and handling equipment. GSR Conception Inc, through this transaction, can now meet all the needs in this specific field.

    We will make available to you our creativity and skills offering you customized products to help you improve your performance. GSR Conception Inc., is devoted to answering all your questions and concerns regarding lifting and handling.

    In 2008, we marketed an innovative product in order to meet the expectations and demands of our customers. Our revolutionary range of GSR hydraulic ladders. The GSR hydraulic ladders are available insulated and non-insulated for heights of 35 to 50 feet. The innovative concept of the rotating base is currently patent pending.The ergonomic shape and aerodynamics of the basket is design registered. They are both the result of extensive research.

    Proud of our success, we have several other projects in development, some for specific individual use, and others for larger market uses.

    We invite you to visit us regularly and do not hesitate to tell us your needs.

    To see more, go to www.ConceptionGSR.Com

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Huge Weight Savings Makes Reading Plumber Style Body A Perfect Choice



    When you have a body as large as the one shown on the Isuzu truck above, to save up to 45% in weight is no small feat and in addition to that, can be a game changer in savings in overall cost and operating expense.

    With this much weight savings, you might be able to order the Isuzu Eco-Max 12,000 GVWR truck, get significant savings on fuel and operating expenses, less overall cost and stay within the GVWR limits as opposed to going to the Isuzu NPR-HD at 14,500 GVWR. Or, on a conventional cab chassis, you may be able to effectively consider a 350 or 3500 vs the 450 or 4500 achieving similar chassis cost savings and significantly lower operating and service costs while remaining within GVWR. Of course, it makes a difference how much equipment you carry in your particular arrangement, but regardless of that, this aluminum body versus the steel counterpart will still yield great benefits.

    Notice also that the roof provides plenty of light inside the unit without needing internal lights except at night. Even on a cloudy day, it is still bright enough to see well inside. I also like the cargo nets that are an available and inexpensive option to help keep things there they belong.

    See more from Reading at www.ReadingBody.com

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Who Wants That Boring Old White Work Truck? Bosch Power Tools Wants Flair!



    White work trucks everywhere and that makes it easy and so effective to stand out from the crowd with a sweet rig like this Dodge 4500 Quad Cab 60" Cab-to-axle HD chassis in Bosch Blue with a 9' Knapheide Service Body, loaded for bear including the finishing touch of the 19.5" aluminum wheels. Bosch Power Tools has taken this a step further and added an eye catching color-keyed wrap to the service body along with marketing keys on the hood and sides of the cab.

    See more about Dodge Ram trucks at www.RamTrucks.com, Knapheide Truck Bodies at www.Knapheide.com and Bosch Power Tools at www.BoschTools.com

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    IMPCO Automotive Selected To Provide CNG Conversions In New Isuzu Ship-Through Process






    Santa Ana, CA - IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. announced today that Isuzu commercial vehicle dealers can now select IMPCO as a ship-through option to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks. As part of the ship-through process, Isuzu trucks built at the Charlotte, Michigan plant will be transported to IMPCO’s OEM Automotive conversion facility in Union City, Indiana for CNG system installation. Upon completion, vehicles will be returned to ICTA for North American distribution. This program will simplify the vehicle modification process for dealers and fleet managers.

    “IMPCO is excited to be part of this new process,” said Matthew Beale, Head of IMPCO Operations. “The emission reductions and reduced cost per mile on operations that can be achieved by fleet vehicles is tremendous and IMPCO is proud to offer our services to Isuzu dealers.”

    “Isuzu’s new ship-through program will enable Isuzu customers to have IMPCO’s high quality, CNG system installed on the popular Isuzu NPR HD chassis near the vehicle’s assembly plant as a ship-through option ordered from any Isuzu dealership nationwide. This chassis is used in a variety of applications, from box trucks to landscaper bodies; the ship-through program will provide those fleets with the option of using a domestic fuel with minimum delay and complexity to their daily operations,” said Jay Sandler, IMPCO Automotive Director of Sales.

    About Fuel Systems Solutions
    Fuel Systems Solutions is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of proven, cost-effective alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation and industrial applications. Fuel Systems’ components and systems control the pressure and flow of gaseous alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, used in internal combustion engines. These components and systems feature the Company’s advanced fuel system technologies, which improve efficiency, enhance power output and reduce emissions by electronically sensing and regulating the proper proportion of fuel and air required by the internal combustion engine. In addition to the components and systems, the Company provides engineering and systems integration services to address unique customer requirements for performance, durability and configuration. The Company is composed of two operating subsidiaries: IMPCO Technologies and BRC. IMPCO Technologies is a leader in the heavy duty, industrial, power generation and stationary engines sectors. IMPCO Automotive is IMPCO’s on highway light and medium duty vehicle division serving the North American automotive market. BRC is a leader in the light duty and automobile alternative fuel sectors and has established alliances with several major automobile manufacturers for OEM projects. Additional information is available at www.fuelsystemssolutions.com.

    About IMPCO Automotive
    IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., is a cost effective, designer, manufacturer, calibrator and installer of innovative bi-fuel and dedicated gaseous fuel systems (CNG/LPG), focused on the North American passenger car, and light and medium duty truck alternative fuels markets. IMPCO Automotive offers a “one-stop shop” for alternative fuels solutions for customers through their North American distributor network and their high volume, OEM conversion center in Union City, Indiana. Additional information is available at www.impcoautomotive.com

    About Isuzu
    Isuzu Motors Limited is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Since building its first truck in 1918, Isuzu has sold over 26 million trucks worldwide. Among its innovations are the first air-cooled diesel engine in 1936, the first two-ton low-cab-forward truck in 1959, and the first direct-injection diesel engine.

    Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low-cab-forward trucks in America every year since 1986. For more information, call (866) 441-9638 or visit www.isuzucv.com.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    The Airless Suspension by MOR/ryde

    For Motorhomes, Pick-up Trucks, Tow Vehicles, and Specialty Vehicles: MOR/ryde incorporates rubber’s natural ability to isolate and absorb road shock into a suspension system that works in concert with the existing leaf spring suspension system. Today's roads are rougher than ever. That is why MOR/ryde designed the RS family of suspension products. Whether the application is motorhome, pick-up truck, or specialty vehicles, the MOR/ryde RS suspension is the answer for today's rough roads. And, the RS achieves the smoother ride without the need for costly air bags or air maintenance. That is why we call the RS "the airless suspension.


    At the heart of every MOR/ryde suspension system are unique rubber shear springs. MOR/ryde incorporates rubber's natural ability to isolate and absorb road shock into a suspension system that works in concert with the existing leaf spring suspension system. The result is a suspension system that delivers a markedly smoother ride. Whether it is chuck holes, dirt roads, railroad tracks, or uneven highways, the MOR/ryde RS suspension works to absorb the harsh road shock. And, the MOR/ryde RS system does all this with no air leaks, compressors, or air lines. That means simplicity of operation and a more cost effective alternative. The MOR/ryde system can be easily installed onto most motorhomes, pick-up trucks, or specialty vehicles.


    The MOR/ryde system can be easily installed onto most motorhomes, pick-up trucks, or specialty vehicles.

    • Smoother ride
    • Greater driver & passenger comfort
    • No air bags to leak
    • Rubber springs isolate & absorb road shock
    United States Patent Number 6,176,478

    To see more about all of the products and custom manufacturing available, please visit Mor/Ryde's website at www.morryde.com

    HINO TRUCKS SETS U.S. LAUNCH PLAN FOR ITS NEW CLASS 5 CAB-OVER



    Novi, Michigan – Hino Trucks new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this fall. Available with a Diesel (195) or Diesel-Electric Hybrid (195h) powertrain, the 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine.

    The launch of this new cab-over product line offers Hino dealers an opportunity to reach new

    customers and establishes Hino Trucks as the measure of quality, durability, reliability and hybrid technology in the cab-over market. "A successful launch of our new cab-over models is imperative to provide our customers and dealers with a competitive, world-class cab-over. Over the past several months, the management team at Hino has monitored the truck market rebound, the U.S. economy, and foreign currency exchange rates to develop a plan that supported our customers and dealers in the short term, while sustaining a business model for the long term. With these factors in mind, the introduction of the cab-over truck is on track," said Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Hino Trucks.

    The first diesel cab-over trucks will arrive to Hino dealers in August. Due to a limited supply of initial diesel-electric hybrid cab-over trucks, the release of these vehicles will begin in the state of California in September. As more product becomes available in early 2013, a staged roll out for the remaining markets will be implemented.

    Both COE models feature an ergonomically friendly wide cab with a North American standard 33- inch frame rail width, a 56,900 PSI frame, and a standard center mounted rear fuel tank. The cab’s styling emphasizes aerodynamics and visibility with an angled windshield, narrow pillars and rounded-radius curves. Inside, the new cab uses its increased width to provide room for drivers up to 6 ft. 6 in. tall, seating for three and a versatile mobile workspace with a variety of organizational storage options.

    In addition to a Diesel-Electric Hybrid option, the 195 model meets EPA 2010 emission regulations by utilizing an optimized SCR system - with no credits required. For Hino Trucks, the ability to meet strict emissions and fuel efficiency guidelines affordably without compromising driving power and performance is important.

    Designed from the ground-up for the U.S. with the benefit of six generations of technology evolution and more than 10,000 production vehicles already on the road around the world - solidifies Hino as the leader in commercial truck diesel-electric hybrid technology. Hino’s diesel-electric COE model stackup from both an environmental and a financial standpoint - the only commercial diesel-electric COE in the market to do so

    .

    About Hino: Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells and services class 4-7 commercial trucks in the United States and is headquartered in Novi, Michigan. With over 180 dealers across the country, Hino Trucks is the fastest growing medium duty truck nameplate in the United States. Visit our internet home page at www.hino.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    The History of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)


    In part two of our CNG Now! education series, we take a look at the history of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Believe it or not, CNG has been used to power engines since 1860. Even though demand tapered off in the United States after the 1930s, compressed natural gas has remained a significant fuel source in South America, Europe and Asia since World War II.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Unique Landscape Body From Scelzi Enterprises






    I love the idea of this unique Landscape Body from Scelzi Enterprises. What I like about it is the steel sides, but more than this, I love the 50% fold-down sections. This is great to facilitate shovel loading when needed, short loads, and gives added access to the load, whatever it may be. After all, Landscape Bodies are not always used as Landscape Bodies, if you know what I mean. This also has a built in tarp. It's a necessity, not an option. This unit also has a Rugby hoist, lots of tie down points under the body and swing-away steel gates that can pin to the sides to open fully as shown.

    See more that Scelzi Enterprises can do for you at www.seinc.com.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

    Another Interesting Body With Loads Of Storage




    Kimberly at Harbor Truck Bodies sent me a unique body they recently built. I call it a flatbed seriously trying to be a mechanic's body or service body. So, let's look it over. It starts with a 12' flatbed with diamond plate steel floor, then what looks like a service body put on top of the flatbed is a series of three boxes on each side that are very much service body compartments welded together. These boxes have shelves and there is a huge volume of storage available here. Then, there is an underbody box with more storage.

    There is also a full length rack that extends to the front bumper for full support to carry extra long items. Notice the expanded metal stop at the front. There is also a tailgate section, a short work platform on the rear. Last there is a unique set of open steel boxes at the back of the flatbed underneath and make use of previously wasted space. All of this mounted on a Ford F350 84" CA chassis.

    See more of Harbor's body building at www.htbi.net.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    Omaha Standard PALFINGER Announces Appointment of Scelzi Enterprises, Inc as NEW West Coast Distributor




    Council Bluffs, IA July 20, 2012 - Omaha Standard PALFINGER (OSP) announced today that they have recently appointed Scelzi Enterprises to represent the PALFINGER PSC cranes, hoist and liftgates in the State of California.

    Celebrating 33 years as a successful family business, Scelzi Enterprises, Inc. is located in Fresno, CA and Azusa, CA. They are recognized as a top truck body manufacturer; committed to the quality of their people, designs and materials that provide a finished product unmatched in today's market.

    "We are very pleased to be associated SCELZI ENTERPRISES, INC., as we share many of the same beliefs regarding market leadership and we are both committed to meeting the needs of the end-user customer" said Mark Whaley, OSP's President. "Certainly, we see this association being key to the success in expanding our presence on the west coast.

    "We continue to be impressed with the innovative new products from OSP and are pleased to be associated with the PALFINGER brand", states Company President, Mike Scelzi. "Equally important is that our organizations share many of the same relationship values."

    For more information about SCELZI ENTERPRISES, INC, please visit their website at www.seinc.com.

    Super Lawn Truck - Eco Series


    The SLT Eco 12GL by Super Lawn Trucks" (SLT) helps green industry landscape contractors and business owners efficiently enhance productivity, reduce fuel consumption, and improve safety and security measures on their equipment and for their employees. Engineered specifically for green industry businesses, the line of SLTs give landscape companies the competitive advantage needed for long-term business success. See more at http://www.superlawntrucks.com/

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Leyman Lift Gate: TLS3500 (with platform light kit)





    TLS Hide-A-Way® / LPS Hide-A-Way®
    Trailer Side Gate
    The Obvious Answer to Side Door Capability

    The TLS/LPS is the best selling side gate in the industry. The gate is powered in and out from under the trailer; therefore, the driver does not have to push/pull the gate from transit to useable position. TLS and LPS is primarily used in the industries listed below:

    Dairy
    Food
    Bakery
    Medical Trailers


    Standard Features:
    Maintenance Minder2 Power Unit
    12 volt d.c. power supply
    Marine toggle switch operation
    Greaseless bushings
    Two hydraulic cylinders perform the lifting Power in and out Adjustable out/up stops
    Install without cutting side rails
    Automatic over the road lock Adjustable guides (side to side-in and out function)
    Lifting arms are mounted to the center of the platform for a stable level ride
    Power pack enclosure - holds pump, motor and has space for (2) batteries
    All pivot pins are chrome steel plated
    Units come completely pre-assembled


    Optional Features:
    Emergency hand pump
    Flashing light kit
    Cart stops
    Reflective tape kit
    Circuit breaker for pump motor
    Walk around push button
    Collapsible hand rails
    Mud flaps
    Bolt on kit for aluminum cross members


    Standard Specifications:
    Capacity: 3500 and 4500 lbs.
    Platform Sizes: TLS 42"W x 55"D + 10" fixed taper. 48", 60", and 72" wide also available
    LPS 72"W x 64"D + 16" fixed taper. 72"W x 68"D + 15" retention ramp.
    Floor Heights: 48" - 58"

    See more about the wide selection of Leyman Liftgates and other products at www.LeymanLift.com

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    6.5' Short Bed Low Profile Service Body by Harbor Truck Bodies On Dodge Quad Cab




    Here’s one you don’t see very often. This is a 6.5' Short Bed Low Profile Harbor Trademaster Service Body mounted on a Dodge SRW Quad Cab. Notice from the rear we can see an optional 19" full height solid tailgate and the heavy duty expanded metal cab protector. This combination gives great protection for the cargo and the cab and occupants. Whether for commercial use or RV applications, Harbor Truck Bodies builds great service bodies for HD short bed trucks. See more at www.htbi.net.

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    SureFit Uni-Line Rack Models Tour


    Gary Kank, Sales Manager of SureFit Truck Racks gives us a tour of three different models of Uni-Line racks available nationwide. These include the standard model, camper shell or truck cap model and forklift loadable model.

    To see more about SureFit Truck Racks, see www.SureFitRacks.com or call 866-478-7348.

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    The Beauty Of The Colored Work Truck. Very Nice!


    Here is a Knapheide single rear wheel Service Body on an uplevel Ford Super Cab chassis and painted to match the Gray Metallic color of the chassis. Gorgeous! Doesn't this make a sweet looking rig? This body has the Master Locking System and HD Forklift Loadable Rack and was built and sold by California Work Trucks in Union City CA. See more of their products and services at www.CalWorkTrucks.com

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    What Does A Work Truck Look Like?



    As I was out for a long morning walk and going through an area where some new homes were being built, I was struck by the difference between these two obviously working work trucks. The upper photo with the import truck extra cab with the rack is so typical in these kind of construction venues, but the other one forced me to stop and notice and appreciate how I can only imagine the owner of this truck thinks about the way he or she approaches their work. I would say with fun! With style. With flair. With joy. With comfort.

    What a work truck looks like is a fluid idea and I was so appreciating this person's point of view!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    The Only Thing That Gets Rid of Snow Better is Spring.


    Snow is unpredictable. Sometimes you get inches, sometimes feet. That's why having a rugged, dependable truck like the 114SD is critical. It also offers outstanding maneuverability and visibility. Watch this video and see for yourself. The Severe Duty line of trucks from Freightliner don't just work hard, they Work Smart. www.Freightliner.com

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    No tipping, please

    Liftgate safety
    Whenever you operate a liftgate, you should be aware of these safety rules. You should also train anyone else on your staff who might possibly operate the liftgate to learn the same rules.


    • Know the maximum weight the liftgate is capable of lifting (according to the liftgate manufacturer's specifications).
    • Ask your body builder or local Mitsubishi Fuso dealer to calculate the maximum load you can safely place on the liftgate when the truck is empty, without tipping the truck.
    • Know the weight of the load being lifted, and its approximate center of gravity. Never exceed the maximum weights identified in #1 and #2 above.
    • Always move the load off the liftgate and push the cargo forward into the truck as far as possible before lowering the liftgate for another load.

    If you have any questions about liftgate safety or use, consult your body builder or liftgate supplier.

    About Mitsubishi Fuso

    Headquartered in Logan Township, NJ, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG. With a 25-year heritage in North America, MFTA is focused on delivering trucks with the lowest cost of ownership in their class. Its Class 3-5 diesel-powered, medium-duty cabover trucks are available through more than 200 dealer locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Fuso standard, 4-wheel-drive and crew cab trucks have been sold in North America to fulfill the transportation needs of a wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering, refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing, pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping. For more information, visit http://www.mitfuso.com, follow FusoTruck on Twitter, or see our Facebook page.

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    Isuzu businesses become partners in FTA’s Van Excellence accreditation scheme



    Isuzu Truck (UK) – the distributor of light and heavy commercial vehicles – and Isuzu UK – the importer of the Isuzu D-Max pick-up – have joined forces with four other manufacturers to become partners of ‘Van Excellence’, the award winning accreditation scheme pioneered by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to encourage high standards of van operation and driving.

    As Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck explains, "With lighter weight vehicles there is much confusion and a myriad of rules and regulations regarding towing. The requirement of an Operator’s Licence and the use of tachographs are just two of the many issues that are often misunderstood. Both the Isuzu N35.150 3.5t Grafter and the Isuzu D-Max pick-up have impressive towing capabilities and there is a considerable overlap between the customers of Isuzu Truck and Isuzu UK. The combined expert knowledge and joint dealer expertise that is shared between both companies will provide invaluable input to the ongoing development of the Van Excellence programme. We want the Isuzu brand to be recognised as providers of expert advice regarding towing rules and regulations."

    William Brown, General Manager at Isuzu UK, added: "I am pleased that Isuzu Truck and Isuzu UK are supporting the FTA’s efforts to raise the standards of van operators in the UK. Of the 2,431 Isuzu pick-ups bought in 2011, 80 per cent were fitted with tow bars. While every driver is responsible for their own safety and that of other road users, there is a need for drivers of commercial vehicles carrying or towing heavy loads, for example, to be equipped with the appropriate additional skills. I am confident that the Van Excellence programme will help improve the image of van drivers as its efforts to promote higher driving standards gain traction."

    With its 3.5t Grafter range, Isuzu Truck has built up a substantial knowledge bank with regards to the legislation covering the use of tachographs and the towing of lightweight trailers. The vehicle’s towing capacity is market leading at 3.5 tonnes with a designed gross train weight of 7.0 tonnes - meaning it can tow a trailer weighing as much as the prime mover - 3.5 tonnes. Obviously licensing rules and tachograph regulations will apply. Plus the company’s unique approach to its customer CARE programme, operating through a progressive and experienced dealer network, will play a pivotal role in the planned work with fleet operators and the FTA.

    The all-new Isuzu D-Max has a payload capacity of over 1,000 kgs and a braked towing capacity of 3,000 kgs*. And it is the first Isuzu pick-up that can be fitted with an integrated tachograph. Isuzu is unique amongst the pick-up brands in the UK to focus its sales activities on commercial customers, meaning it has developed a wealth of experience of owner-drivers and fleets in the construction, agriculture and other rural industry sectors.

    Commenting on the new relationship, Mark Cartwright, FTA's head of vans and light commercial vehicles said, "We have developed a strong and supportive relationship with both Isuzu Truck and Isuzu UK during the development of the Van Excellence scheme. By becoming partners of the scheme, this allows them to demonstrate their support for van operators and their drivers as well as demonstrating their commitment to high standards of support service for accredited fleets in vehicle acquisition and the after sales market."


    * 4x4 models have a braked towing capacity of 3,000 kgs; the 4x2 single cab model has a braked towing capacity of 2,500 kgs.

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


    Isuzu – A global strength

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

    Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited was formed in 1996 and is the dedicated UK Isuzu commercial vehicle distributor and marketing & sales operation. ITUK currently employs 52 people and has 60 dealers in its strategically located nationwide network. All ITUK sold products are backed by ITUK’s industry-unique, award-winning, customer service programme CARE (Customer facing, Always listening, Reliable and trustworthy, Efficient and friendly).

    Isuzu (UK) is the importer of Isuzu pick-ups in the UK and Ireland. It sold a record 2,431 pick-ups in 2011, and is the fourth largest pick-up brand in the UK. The all-new Isuzu D-Max, which officially goes on sale on 14 July 2012, boasts competitive pricing and generous specification levels. It is the only pick-up in the UK tough enough to be covered by a transferable five-year / 120,000-mile warranty. Available in three body styles – single, extended and double cab – the Isuzu D-Max starts from £14,499 (CVOTR) for the single cab 4x2, rising to £21,499 (CVOTR) for the top-of-the-range Utah double cab 4x4 automatic.

    Sunday, July 8, 2012

    Nova linha Iveco Daily.


    I had to post this because it is so nicely done and fun at the same time. How cool showing the many uses in one music video. Music is a uni-language!

    Quando a resistência encontra o Conforto, a Agilidade e a Potência, tudo fica ainda melhor. http://web.iveco.com/brasil/Pages/homepage.aspx

    http://www.iveco.com/Pages/welcome.html

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Sean Casey's TIV2 Storm Chasing Vehicle Overhauled by Cummins


    Cummins technicians overhaul IMAX filmmaker and Professional Storm Chaser Sean Casey's vehicle for the 2012 storm season. See some of the work done to the Tornado Intercept Vehicle, TIV2, and watch Sean's first test drive after repairs.

    Friday, July 6, 2012

    The Glass Racking Company Double Side Tray Deck Glass Rack For Your Ute or Light Truck



    Glass Racks for your Ute or light truck.

    The Glass Racking Company has a complete range of Glass racks for all models of Utes,
    from flat bed A-Frames or U-Frames, to fully enclosed covered Glass bodies
    .
    Their glass racks are manufactured from high quality light weight T6 extruded aluminum making them light weight, allowing you to get the payload from your Ute that you require.

    They have a range of Alloy bed mounted racks, and complete Ute decks with adjustable height racks.

    The Ute racks come complete with a full set of glass retaining sprung poles, featuring our non-marking sliding retention blocks and a adjustable scissor clamps.
    For more information on all their glass racks for any mobile or warehouse application, go to www.theGlassRackingCompany.com.

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Harbor Truck Bodies New Steel Contractor Body Gates. Great Looking!





    Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, California has improved the durability and the look of their already great looking Contractor Body by adding the option of these steel gates instead of the typical wood. Painted to match, it really adds to the already clean lines of the famous Harbor Contractor Body.

    Notice also the Harbor standard Stainless Steel lids on the upper body boxes with the open top lids, the cantilevered forklift loadable rack leaving the rear work area free of posts and still have a full length rack. Another great feature about the rack is that Harbor's racks are bolted to the body and can be removed rather than having them permanently welded. How many times have customers wished they could temporarily remove the rack? Yet, it is every bit as strong and steady as a welded to the body rack.

    Of course, the Contractor Body comes standard with all these features from Harbor:
    • Harbor-Branded and made-in house flatbed is the base of the Contractor Body
    • Tapered headboard
    • Tapered HD forklift loadable rack
    • Short contractor style gates around the rear
    • Upper bed box with standard Stainless Steel open top lid and fold-down doors
    • Under bed boxes both sides
    • Class IV receiver and trailer plug
    • Load divider at back end of upper boxes
    Harbor Truck Bodies has a west coast distributor matrix on their website, plus pool trucks in southern California and Washington state. Harbor sells directly to dealers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington and is sold through distributors in other states. Call Harbor at 800-433-9452 and visit their website at www.HTBI.net

     
     

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Mercedes-Benz Interview - Van Experience 2012


    VansA2Z talks to Steve Bridge, sales & marketing director of the van business unit in the UK, at the Mercedes-Benz Van Experience 2012. The all-new Citan light van made its British debut and is due to go on sale in January 2013. www.VansA2Z.com

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    All-new Mini Clubvan 2012 - Full Details


    Talk about mini-vans. . . here is the Mini-Van!

    Go to http://www.vansa2z.com/MINI-releases-full-Clubvan-details for the whole story.

    On sale from Autumn 2012 and having its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the all-new MINI Clubvan will have a choice of three engines and a high standard specification.

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    Tevo Corporate Video


    Tevo manufactures, supplies and fits modular vehicle racking & storage solutions from a basic system right through to a custom design complete with accessories and specialist equipment including flooring & linings, lighting, onboard power, heaters, steps & tow bars, locks & security devices, roof vents, roof racks & pipe tubes as well as corporate livery.

    See all the product offerings from Tevo at http://www.tevo.eu.com/United_Kingdom/en/

    Sunday, July 1, 2012

    Jammy, Inc. Shows Off Automotive Lighting Products At NTEA Work Truck Show


    Ron Almada with Jammy, Incorporated shows Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success a glimpse of the width and depth of Jammy's automotive and agricultural lighting products. Notice the huge selection of LED lighting products include stop and tail lamps, warning and emergency lamps, work lights and a wide variety of agricultural lighting products. See the complete selection of products at http://www.JammyInc.com.