Saturday, May 31, 2014

See how the 2015 F-150 not only changes what trucks are made of, but how they're made


The assembly line that mass-produces the 2015 F-150 is as innovative as the truck itself. Two decades in the planning, it features incredibly precise computer-modeled stamping, rivets and flow-through screws instead of welds, and integrated scrap recycling. Watch how these new processes pay off in a truck that's built like no other.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Truth About Transit Tour -The All-New Ford Transit Van


The Truth About Transit Tour will visit 19 cities across the United States from June into October. Participants will test drive Ford's all-new Transit van on a closed course specially designed to let them evaluate Transit's technology, handling and versatility.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The new 2014 Ford Transit Connect. The power of efficiency.


Economist Yoram Bauman explains that with EcoBoost® you get technology that can offer both power and efficiency.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CV Show 2014 Interview - Ford


Ford is set to complete the complete rejuvenation of the Transit range in July 2014 when the final piece of the jigsaw, the Courier, goes on sale in the UK. It follows the Custom, Connect and 'big' Transit in the all-new line-up and VansA2Z Editor Neil McIntee spoke to Ford of Britain's Director of Fleet Operations, Phil Hollins, at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show. www.vansA2Z.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

CV Show 2014 Interview - Rhino Products


On the Rhino Products stand at the 2014 CV Show, VansA2Z editor Neil McIntee spoke to Managing Director Steve Egerton and Clive Boult, Sales & Marketing Director. New products being launched at the show included SafeStep and TowBar and later in 2014 Rhino will be introducing the new aluminium LadderStow range. www.vansA2Z.com

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Celebrates 10 Years of Built Ford Tough Trucks


Ford Motor Company is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its groundbreaking Dearborn Truck Plant. As the centerpiece of Ford Rouge Center, Dearborn Truck Plant was conceived as Ford's vision of sustainable manufacturing and has served as flagship for the company's next generation of lean and flexible plants. 

Dearborn Truck Plant has produced more than 2.6 million F-150 trucks since it opened in May 2004, and later this year, it will begin production of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Inside Freightliner Manufacturing - NASCAR Hauler Trucks


Take a look inside our Freightliner Truck Plant in Cleveland, NC -- right in the backyard of NASCAR country! We gave our NASCAR hauler drivers and teams the chance to see how their new 2015 Cascadia trucks were built before they took them out on the road. Check it out! 

www.freightlinertrucks.com | www.facebook.com/freightliner | www.twitter.com/freightliner | www.instagram.com/freightlinertrucks

Thursday, May 22, 2014

National Ford Truck Club BOLT Lock Interview


The National Ford Truck Club interviews BOLT Locks National Sales Manager Erika Garcia at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show about upcoming new products for BOLT Locks. See more at www.boltlock.com. Also see more about the National Ford Truck Club at www.nationalfordtruckclub.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Palfinger Introduces New Products at The Work Truck Show 2014

WTS14 Palfinger Press Conference

The PALFINGER North America Group (Niagara Falls, ON) launched several new products at The Work Truck Show.

BADGER BODY – PC 3800
Mounted to a Ford Transit Chassis Cab, PALFINGER is exhibiting its Next Generation Badger Body with a PC 3800 Compact Crane! This exciting new tow body is highly configurable and features a contoured bulkhead with integrated stop/tail/turn lights, roll formed side and rear out-rails with internal pockets, four (4)
flush mounted 2000 pound capacity tie downs installed in each corner and different non-tow and towing options. Compact, yet the strongest in its class, the PC 3800 Crane is an ideal assistant for a range of applications due to its optimum ratio of lifting power to dead weight and its huge outreach.

ETT29SNV NON-INSULATED AERIAL LIFT
The ETT model series provides customers more options with an aerial that has a working height of 34 feet. Mounted on a Sprinter Van during the show, the ETT29N-V is a telescopic aerial designed for ease of use and access. Its standard features include an inner boom actuated by a cylinder extension system, adjustable wear pads, and lower controls accessible from the ground.

PALFINGER LIFTGATES
Expect to see many hydraulic Liftagtes on display, as PALFINGER Liftgates will feature their Demonstrator Truck that reveals a range of models! A PALFINGER Liftgate will also be installed upon a Heavy-Duty Stake Rack Platform and up fitted to a Ram ProMaster, while a GM 2500 will feature another Liftgate model.

PSC 6025 | PALFINGER 132D SERVICE BODY | PPR 35 AIR COMPRESSOR | PALFINGER PICKUP LIFT
PALFINGER equipment up fitted to a Ford F550—A complete work-truck package! PALFINGER Service Cranes, like the PSC 6025, offer superior lift-to-weight ratios while utilizing their full hydraulic reach with their self-centering hexagonal booms. North American manufacturing and components include SAE hoses with JIC fittings, standard wireless remote control in conjunction with an industry leading 24-month warranty on all major components. The PSC range is designed for crane body vehicles and will be exhibited with a PALFINGER 132D Service Body—the best truck body on the road with many available options. The PALFINGER Pickup Lift, also equipped on this unit, is the cost-efficient market leader in the 1000-1600 lbs.; light-medium sized truck market and is offered in both cable and direct lift styles. The unit is completed with the PALFINGER PPR 35 Air Compressor.

INTRODUCING NEW INNOVATIONS! EASY LOAD BLACK STOWING (ELBS) SYSTEM | SINGLE POINT PLATFORM RELEASE | (PATENT-PENDING) PALFINGER CRANE SUPERSTRUCTURE (PCS)
With the ELS (Easy Load Block Stowing) System, it is easier and safer to stow the load block on a service crane through lowering the stowing point and eliminating overhead attachment by the operator. The Single Point Platform Release, a dual latching, passenger side and single release handle, unlatches
from both sides of the platform and is now available for PALFINGER Pickup Lifts (PPL) with Aluminum and Steel. The all-new (patent pending) bolt-in reinforcement of the PALFINGER Crane Superstructure (PCS) will allow distributors the ability to add up to a 6K crane to a stock configuration service body while increasing the customer’s crane options.

See much more at www.palfinger.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Independent panel of experts presents three awards to Mercedes-Benz Vans: Three Mercedes-Benz vans are named "CEP Van of the Year 2014"

  • Judges from the courier, express, and postal sectors used field tests to identify the best vans
  • The title "CEP Van of the Year 2014" goes to the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Sprinter models
  • Crosswind Assist wins innovation award in "Safety" category
Cologne/Stuttgart – Mercedes vans recently beat their respective competitors on two test routes in Germany's Bergisches Land region. The winning vehicles were the Sprinter 316 CDI and the Vito 113 CDI; both vans captured first place in their respective categories. In addition, the innovation award for safety was won by the Crosswind Assist system, which is offered exclusively by Mercedes Benz. At the award ceremony, Matthias Hindemith, Head of Sales for Mercedes Benz Vans Germany, said, "We are especially delighted to receive awards for which our customers serve as the judges. These awards demonstrate that our efforts in the areas of development, production, and service are being honored."


Panel of experts presents awards for Mercedes-Benz vans
This year was the 14th time that the Stuttgart-based ETM publishing company organized the "CEP Van of the Year" award competition. A panel of 38 professionals from the courier, express, and postal sectors (CEP) evaluated a total of 22 participating vehicles in four categories and voted to determine the winners.

Because of their daily management of their own vehicle fleets, the experts are familiar with all the demands made on the individual vans, and they put these vehicles through their paces on various test routes under real-life conditions. The assessment forms that are filled in after every test drive include the rubrics "Functionality," "Driving Comfort," "Handling," "Design," and, of course, "Economy." The drivers completed more than 600 test drives in the Bergisches Land region, covering more than 14,000 km in the process.

Title "CEP Van of the Year 2014" goes to the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Sprinter models
The Mercedes-Benz Vito outpaced its strong competitors and came out on top in the "Vans up to 3.0 t" category. As in previous years, the Vito scored particularly well with its outstanding drive system and safety features.

The Sprinter once again took first place in the "Vans up to 3.5 t" category, as it had done in the eight previous years. The vehicle impressed the judges with its outstanding safety features, fuel efficiency, and driving comfort.

The Sprinter is the world's first van to meet the future Euro VI emissions standard in all of its engine variants. The van stays within the stringent emission limits with the help of BlueTEC engine technology and an SCR system that injects AdBlue into the exhaust gas. The technology has already proven its effectiveness in more than 100,000 commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.

The interaction between the highly efficient diesel engines, the optimized powertrain, the longer axle ratio, the ancillary components, and the BlueEFFICIENCY PLUS efficiency package has impressively reduced fuel consumption to as little as 6.3 l/100 km (NEDC combined).

Crosswind Assist wins innovation award in "Safety" category
Mercedes-Benz won another award for its Crosswind Assist system, which took first place in the special category "Safety."

Within the limits of what is physically possible, Crosswind Assist almost completely offsets the effects of gusts of wind on the vehicle. It greatly reduces driver stress, because motorists no longer have to steer as much against sudden gusts of wind. Crosswind Assist is based on the standard-fitted Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and is activated at speeds of 80 km/h and over.

The Sprinter is equipped with Crosswind Assist as standard. Optional safety systems for the van include Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Green Truck Summit


The Green Truck Summit, most recently held March 4-5, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN, is known for offering cutting-edge solutions at the forefront of technology, and has become the leading educational forum on how the "green revolution" impacts vocational trucks. 

The Summit is held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event, which features displays covering 500,000 square feet of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment, and offers the opportunity to connect with thousands of industry professionals, see dozens of product launches and learn from more than 60 educational sessions.

The Summit also features educational sessions that provide work truck industry professionals with a wealth of information. Top industry experts and "early adopter" fleet managers share their insights, lessons learned, and solutions for implementing green technologies through a series of intensive seminars.

Save the date for the 2015 Green Truck Summit: March 3-4, 2015 at the Indiana Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Learn more at http://www.greentrucksummit.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 - Review


For those unable to make the UK's CV Show at the NEC, Birmingham, at the end of April here's a whistle-stop review of what LCV goodies you missed. www.vansA2Z.com

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Frito-Lay Goes Alternative With Help From Clean Fuels Ohio


Learn how Frito-Lay has adopted natural gas, propane, and electric vehicles for its Ohio fleet with help from the Clean Fuels Ohio coalition.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ram Promaster & C/V Tradesman Van Solutions


Ram Promaster & C/V Tradesman Van solutions by Auto Truck Group available through upfit and ship-thru services. Learn more at http://www.autotruck.com/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Ford Transit CV Show 2014 - Van Advisor


Signs of the commercial vehicle industry’s increasing self-confidence have been reflected at this year’s CV Show, which returned in spectacular form at Birmingham’s NEC arena.

For the first time in the UK, the complete Ford commercial vehicle range could be seen side-by-side. The Courier makes a return this summer after  a 12 year absence, adding a sixth vehicle into Ford’s LCV portfolio – more than any other manufacturer.

George Barrow of Van Advisor takes us outside the CV Show where Ford had a "See It, Try It, Buy It Experience and gets a tour of the newest features of Ford Van products from David Petts of Ford, and also gets some input from a Ford fleet customer. See more about Van Advisor at www.VanAdvisor.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Citroen Relay CV Show 2014 - Van Advisor


Citroen unveiled their updated badge-engineered Relay van, which features a more stylish and integrated frontal redesign, a strengthened chassis, and improvements to the brakes, suspension and injection systems.

George Barrow of Van Advisor, gives us a tour of the Citroen offerings. www.vanadvisor.com

Renault Trafic & Vauxhall Vivaro CV Show 2014 - Van Advisor


By Andy Salter. Courtesy of www.VanAdvisor.com
Vauxhall and Renault have given us a sneak preview of the the new Vivaro and Trafic vans ahead of their public launch at the CV Show this week.
The new vans, the result of the on-going collaboration between Renault and Opel (the owners of Vauxhall) will go on sale from early September and will be built at Luton.
While there will be some specification and, no doubt, pricing variations between the new Vauxhall and Renault light commercial vehicles, both the Vivaro and Trafic are the same vehicle, apart from the front grille and badging.
The major new innovations on the vans are the all-new exterior styling to freshen the vehicle up, a brand new interior design offering a number of practical innovations, and a new 1.6-litre diesel engine under the bonnet which is more fuel efficient and cleaner than the outgoing power line-up.

Extensive changes

According to the engineers responsible for developing the new van range, over 75% of the van has been changed, although a number of key areas have been left unaltered. For instance, the height and width dimensions of the load area in the new Vivaro and Trafic remain unchanged, ensuring van operators will be able to transfer racking from one vehicle to the other without any costly redesign.
In the driver area, the new vans are equipped with a brand new dash and binnacle layout and a host of practical features designed to suit end user needs: there’s dash mounted cradles for both smartphones and tablets, with all the requisite plug in points; a multi-function bench seat offering a surface to attach a laptop or clipboard and deep underseat storage; while a nifty convex mirror built into the passenger sun visor will assist with blind spot visibility.
The load area has been extended 11cm to ensure 8′x4′ plasterboard sections can now be accommodated, while bulkhead flaps allow planks and pipes up to 3.75m long to be carried in the short wheelbase version with the doors closed.
There’s 18 load anchor points offering multiple lashing points and Vauxhall and Renault have included an internal ladder rack as a fitment options.

Engines

A new Renault 1.6-litre, four cylinder diesel engine powers the new range, available in four power ratings of 89hp, 113hp, 119hp and 138hp which, in its two top power ratings is equipped with a twin turbo set-up designed to give maximum torque output and performance across a wide operating band. This, along with new high pressure injection technology combine to offer a very low 149g/km CO2 rating for the 138hp variant of the van – down from 180g/km from the previous best Vivaro Ecoflex model.
The van will be unveiled officially at the Birmingham CV Show this week, pricing will be announced in June and the first UK vehicles are expected to be delivered in early September.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dodge ProMaster Shelving storage system and Partition bulk head


Kargo Master ProMaster tall shelving storage system and partition bulk head offers great storage system for commercial van. Adjustable shelving and extra tall shelving maximizes the interior storage area. Visit www.KargoMaster.com for more information!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ranger Max Rack From Ranger Design


Announcing the Ranger Max Rack drop down ladder system! Rangers new drop down ladder rack for cargo vans is the safe choice with its REVOLUTIONARY SINGLE MOTION OPERATION. This new patent-pending product and all of its features was unveiled at the NTEA Work Truck Show, March 5-7 in Indianapolis, IN. The drop down ladder rack will be in stock and available for order FALL 2014.

You asked and we responded with the Max Rack

Drop down ladder rack for cargo vans_down position

Drop Down Ladder Rack for cargo vans_In Motion

We have received many requests over the years for a drop down ladder rack for cargo vans. Tradesmen, Upfitters and Fleet Managers were coming to Ranger with the same messages. “We need a safer drop down ladder rack”. “Drop down racks take a lot of abuse so you need to design a tough rack”. “People tend to run them (drop down racks) into things. If you ever create a drop down ladder rack make sure it is low profile”. “If your drop down rack ships as quick as the rest of your products that would be amazing”. With these comments in mind, we gave our team of engineers a clear set of objectives: – Design a rack that lowers the ladder in one easy motion – Make sure that the operator does not have to perform a secondary motion to lower the rack and is always out of the path of the descending ladder. – We want a rack that brings the ladder exceptionally low. – Sliding door must be able to open when the rack is down. – The ladder must only touch plastic when it is on the rack to prevent ladder wear.

The new Benchmark Drop Down Ladder Rack for Cargo Vans

Drop Down Ladder Rack on ProMaster

Drop Down Ladder Rack on ProMaster

Drop Down Ladder Rack on ProMaster

After thousands of hours of innovation, testing, cost analysis, redesigning and client canvassing our engineers finally had a design that was worthy of our standards. Based on feedback from pre-launch prototypes, our clients felt the drop down rack our engineers created surpassed industry expectations and functioned better than models already on the market in the following areas: SAFER: Lowering up to 50 inches in one single motion, with the operator out of the path of the descending ladder. TOUGHER: We subjected this product to harsh testing (5 year life cycle tests and military spec 108 degree Fahrenheit thermo cycling and freezing rain tests) and it passed with flying colors. We also field tested it for real-life feedback from tradesmen. FASTER: The standout feature was the ease of operation. No secondary motion was required to lower the rack. Its gas shock assisted descent made operation a quick and easy task. Be sure to visit Ranger Design during the upcoming NTEA Work Truck Show for more information on this revolutionary new drop down ladder rack system.


Drop Down Ladder Rack for cargo vans_2015 Ford Transit

Drop Down Ladder Rack for cargo vans_Sprinter

Drop Down Ladder Rack for cargo vans_ProMaster

Drop Down Ladder Rack for cargo vans_nissan_nv

The new drop down ladder rack will be available for the Ford Transit, the Mercedes Sprinter, the Nissan NV and the Ram ProMaster in the Fall of 2014.

See the full line of Ranger Design products at http://www.RangerDesign.com

Sunday, May 11, 2014

RAM ProMaster with Adrian Steel Locksmith Interior Package



Perfect for a mobile locksmith shop! With a workbench and ample storage in drawers and cabinets, this interior is a great starting point for a locksmith looking to create a custom mobile workshop. Do you drive something other than a ProMaster? Click Here to see locksmith packages for other van makes:http://www.adriansteel.com/item/vocat...

2014 NTEA Work Truck Show, National Ford Truck Club and Adrian Steel


Adrian Steel Marketing Manager Todd Goldmeyer talks with the National Ford Truck Club President Joe Hughes about the new Ford Transit Connect and the new Ford Transit full size van. Adrian Steel manufactures cargo management solutions for these new vehicles including partitions, shelving, storage bins, drawer units and ladder racks.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Last Journey | The Million Miles Van


Zac Letsoalo travels with his Mercedes-Benz Vito to places where time moves at its own pace. His company specializes in repatriations within Africa. For more than a million miles, his van has been his reliable partner (Watch on MYVAN "The loyal companion"). 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ram Trucks -- Thoroughbred Power


Hard work and dedication are the cornerstone of horse training. In this video, Starlight Racing gives Ram Trucks an inside look at what the Derby is like for Thoroughbred trainers.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CV Show 2014: Euro-6 in focus with Isuzu Truck (UK)


At the CV Show 2014, Isuzu Truck (UK) MD Pete Murphy talks about Euro-6 to Road Transport Media operations director Justin Stanton.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The World's Smallest Car Meets Ford's Biggest Van


The all-new 2015 Ford Transit features more cargo space than competing vans from Chevrolet and Ram, with up to 15.1 cubic-meters of space in Europe and 473 cubic-feet of space in the U.S. How big is that? Find out when the world's smallest production car, the Peel P50, meets Ford's biggest van!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fully Equipped Load'N'Go Security Top


This Load'N'Go Security Top by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies was specially equipped with additional options for a communications company such as a remote-controlled spotlight, ladder rack, and 1000 lb capacity 100% extension slide. All Load'N'Go Security Tops come standard with 1000 lb customizable parts drawer and double-locking side compartments.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote for a Load'N'Go Security Top or visit www.Fleetwest.net,

Monday, May 5, 2014

All-New 2015 Ford Transit Joins the Cast of History's Hit Series 'American Pickers'

  • 2015 Ford Transit joins the cast of “American Pickers” on the episode airing April 30 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT on History
  • The durability and cargo hauling capability of Transit fit the needs of “American Pickers” as the cast crosses the country in search of forgotten relics and antiques
  • 487 cubic feet of cargo volume offers ample space to transport big finds
  • Ford is celebrating by launching a scavenger hunt across the U.S., giving 10 lucky winners the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks
Ford Transit is joining History’s “American Pickers” as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the United States, searching remote and rustic locations for classic gems that can be restored and resold.



Wolfe and Fritz will drive a 2015 Transit, a full-size van designed for commercial use, in their mission to find these relics.

“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. “There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.”

All-New 2015 Ford Transit Joins Cast of American Pickers
“American Pickers” will use the largest Transit model – with a long wheelbase, extended body and high roof – featuring the available Ford 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine.
The show is just one example of how Ford Transit serves the needs of small businesses and commercial fleets.

To celebrate the debut of Transit on “American Pickers,” Ford is hosting a scavenger hunt that challenges contestants to find one of 10 scale-model Transit vehicles on display in antique shops across the United States. The 10 winners get the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks. (No purchase necessary. Promotion ends 7/1/14. Click here for details: social.ford.com/winTransit)

“We are thrilled to expand the great multi-year relationship we have with Ford,” said Peter Olsen, executive vice president of national ad sales for History. “We look forward to the Transit being part of Pickers for many years to come.”

The 2015 model year Transit – built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant – will be available in three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights; in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles; and in XL and XLT trim levels, offering more choices than ever from a Ford commercial van.

The high-roof Transit – with best-in-class 81.5 inches of interior height – provides enough headroom for a person 6 feet 8 inches tall to stand upright in the cargo area. In some configurations, Transit offers as much as 75 percent more cargo volume than the largest E-Series, saving customers the fuel costs and time associated with having to make a second trip.

“Transit has been tested to rigorous Built Ford Tough standards, and comes equipped with great technology features like SYNC® and MyFord Touch®, and Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert,” said Minyang Jiang, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series.

“‘American Pickers’ fits in with the spirit of the Transit family as vehicles people can rely on to get the job done.”

The van used on “American Pickers” will feature an available rear-view camera and available Reverse Sensing System.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chevrolet Special Service Silverado Joins Police Lineup

Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is adapted for police use

DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV) joins the brand’s growing police vehicle portfolio. It goes on sale this summer, offering the same capabilities, efficiency and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special features designed for police use.




The SSV package is available on Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in 1WT or 1LS trims, and includes the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, rated at 355 horsepower and delivering the highest EPA-rated fuel economy for a 2WD V-8 full-size pickup: 23 mpg highway. The engine is available with E85 capability. Police agencies can choose 2WD or 4WD models with the standard 6’6” pickup box or a shorter 5’8” box.
“Last year, the Silverado 1500 was awarded for its low cost of ownership, a key purchasing factor for municipalities and government agencies,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet & Commercial. “The EcoTec3 engine provides the best fuel economy of any V-8 and still gives agencies the power and capability they need from a full-size pickup.”

Contented for service
The Silverado SSV is equipped with a standard 170-amp high-output alternator and 730-CCA auxiliary battery, which allows officers to operate lights, radios, computers, cameras and other equipment while parked with the engine turned off, preserving the charge of the vehicle’s primary battery. The SSV pickup also is equipped with a 110-volt outlet for equipment, and comes standard with electrical power supply for four upfitter switches located on the center stack for easy control and accessibility.

The crew cab offers a vinyl rear seat along with large rear doors for easy entry when transporting passengers. Other available interior options include front center seat delete, which provides an open center console space for police equipment, an auxiliary dome lamp and an electronic four-wheel drive switch located on the dash.

An available common key option allows municipalities to use one key to operate all of their Silverado SSVs and 2015 Tahoe police vehicles. Chevrolet will offer ship-through options for the upfit of light bars, sirens, partitions and additional aftermarket equipment.

SSV package at a glance

Standard features:
  • 5.3L EcotTec3 V-8 engine
  • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • High-capacity air cleaner
  • 170-amp high-output alternator
  • 730-CCA auxiliary battery
  • 110-volt outlet
  • Four upfitter switches with electrical power supply
Available features:
  • Spotlamp – driver or driver and passenger
  • Wiring for grille, lamp and sirens
  • Flasher system for headlamps and taillamps
  • Common key package
  • Vinyl rear seats
  • Front center seat delete
  • Auxiliary dome lamp
  • Electronic four-wheel-drive switch
  • Daytime running lamps delete
  • Rear-vision camera
Silverado 1500: Proven capabilities and comfort
The 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine is certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It combines direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing to achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway (2WD models). It’s the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup on the market.

Silverado 1500 is also equipped with DuralifeTM brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, which can result in maintenance cost savings for municipalities.

“Nearly two-thirds of the Silverado SSV’s cab is made of high-strength steel, and inlaid triple-sealed doors create a strong, quiet mobile workspace to conduct daily business,” said Peper.

The pickup boxes have the same functionality of the consumer models, including a CornerStep bumper, built-in handholds and upper tie down hooks. Those features make it more convenient, while providing usable space for equipment that police agencies access daily.

The Chevrolet Silverado SSV comes with the industry’s best pickup coverage, including two-year/24,000-mile recommended maintenance, three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation.


Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The new 2014 Ford Transit Connect. Service is selling.


Economist Yoram Bauman heads to the beach to illustrate how giving a van load of customers a ride can help you move merchandise.

CTS--I love this video because it shows how businesses can not only use a vehicle, but how they can grow their business using a vehicle. I love the creativity of this wonderfully done video. Enjoy!

Friday, May 2, 2014

2016 Ford F-650/F-750


Ford, America's truck leader, reveals a new standard in medium-duty commercial work trucks with the all-new Ford F-650/F-750 -- the toughest, best value and work-ready Ford medium-duty trucks ever.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Atlanta Airport Converts Shuttles to CNG


Learn how an Atlanta company saves money and conserves fuel with compressed natural gas airport shuttles.