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The SpitzLift is the most payload efficient, material handling equipment available today.



Freightliner Fleet Spotlight | Bison Transport

We don't normally post much about heavy duty trucks, as our focus is light and medium duty trucks; however, we thought this video was interesting and the ideas of how to manage the fleet would be so similar. -- CTS

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Since 1969, Bison Transport has grown from just 18 tractors and 32 employees to over 1400 tractors and 2600 employees. Today, they are one of the largest carriers in Canada, the largest long combination vehicle (LCV) carrier in North America and recognized as North America’s Safest Fleet. 

Freightliner is proud to provide Bison Transport with some of the most innovative trucks on the road today, including the best-in-class Cascadia® Evolution, equipped with the proprietary Detroit DD15® engine and the DT12™ transmission, to give them the efficiencies and reliability they need.

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Into the Arctic | 2015 F-150 Truck | You Test: Episode #4

See what happens when the new 2015 F-150 tows at maximum payload over the Dempster Highway – a rough, desloate, 900-mile stretch of gravel road that goes through the Arctic Circle.

Discover the future of tough: http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/2015/

Ford engineers put the new 2015 F-150 through a series of rigorous tests to prove it lives up to the Built Ford Tough® legacy, and over 13,000 people told us how they’d put it through its paces. Now it's time to see how it performs in the real world.
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Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend’s 2015 Half-ton Pickup Shootout

November 24, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The editors of Motor Trend today named the Ram 1500 the winner of their 2015 half-ton truck shootout.

Three contenders were put through a broad array of testing designed to evaluate the core uses of a truck owner. In addition to the 2015 Ram 1500, the judges examined America’s other two top-selling full-size trucks: the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2015 Ford F150.

To determine a winner, the Motor Trend judges took the three competitors on a 260-mile drive through eastern California and western Arizona. Each truck’s performance was measured in a number of exercises, including:

1. Standard testing (without load): 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip.
2. Limit handling (without load): closed-course cornering, braking and acceleration.
3. Tow testing with 7,000 pound trailer
4. Payload testing with 1,000 pounds
5. Fuel economy testing
After the data was collected, judges convened to determine which truck would be the victor of Motor Trend’s half-ton shootout. The winner is chosen by directly comparing empirical results and drive impressions of each truck.

With the votes cast, the Ram 1500 surfaced as the winner of Motor Trend’s 2015 half-ton pickup shootout. The judges were particularly impressed with the performance of the Ram 1500’s EcoDiesel V-6 engine as well as its eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission, a combination that boasts best-in-class 28 mpg fuel economy.

“This is a strong third-party testimonial of Ram’s place in the market and contributes to the justification of long hours and hard work to deliver the best trucks available,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand. “Just five years after becoming its own brand Ram Truck has nearly doubled its market share and earned best-in-class titles in fuel economy, torque, payload and towing.

"The half-ton segment is a severely competitive environment and winning Motor Trend’s half-ton shootout validates that we have the top truck in the segment," added Hegbloom.

Motor Trend’s Real MPG testing proved V-6 turbo nor V-8 gas-powered engines can match the EcoDiesel’s efficiency. Judges observed fuel economy of 22 mpg during 1,000-pound loaded testing over 260 miles. Motor Trend’s Real MPG testing last year returned frugal stats: 19/26/21 mpg city/highway/combined for the Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 with a 3.92 rear axle and an even more notable 18/28/22 for the Lone Star Crew Cab 4x2 with a 3.55 rear axle.

"Our comparison of the latest half-ton pickup trucks was as exhaustive as it was comprehensive, because this segment is so important and so competitive. We evaluated every aspect of these trucks we could and debated long and hard over their merits,” said Scott Evans, Associate Editor — Motor TrendMagazine. “In the end, the Ram EcoDiesel's excellent ride quality both loaded and empty, torquey engine, smooth and intelligent transmission, ease in towing, comfortable and refined interior, and best-in-test fuel economy proved the winning combination."

The Ram’s optional air suspension system also contributed to the win, as it delivered a compliant ride and commendable handling no matter the terrain. In terms of design, the Ram 1500 impressed with its style, packaging, and interior ergonomics. The variety of the lineup was another compelling factor. Whether outfitted as a basic workhorse or optioned up to a near-luxury hauler, the Ram 1500 provides all of the capability needed in a truck.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity:

  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel - 28 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability - 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins engine

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.



Cantilever-Style Liftgates From Maxon - Made In The USA

Maxon GPC Liftgate

Maxon’s GPC-series liftgates are the first North American-designed and manufactured cantilever-style gates. They provide high lifting capacity (to 4,400 lbs) with large platforms and exceptional stability for both trucks and trailers.

Stable and Secure

All of Maxon’s conventional liftgates offer exceptional stability and security, thanks to their ability to level the load on virtually any surface or terrain. Coupled with the convenience of potentially using the platform as the actual vehicle rear door and reliability that’s been proven internationally, they’re ideal for general freight handling where dock loading isn’t frequently required.

Designed, Built, and Serviced in North America

Maxon’s conventional cantilever-style liftgates are designed, built, and supported in North America, which means that after sales service, and parts are readily available when you need them. There’s no waiting for parts to come in from overseas, or wondering who will support the gate in the future.

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These days any trip down the supermarket aisle or to the gourmet delicatessen sees cheese lovers spoilt for choice with a mouthwatering selection from both Australia and around the globe.
Perth-based Blue Cow Cheese Company is adding to the selection by bringing a taste of Europe to Australia with its range of artisan and farmhouse cheeses.

The business imports and distributes the best cheeses from both European and local producers, along with charcuterie and other gourmet products including pastry, ice cream, pate, dips, olives and savoury biscuits.

Based in Belmont, Blue Cow Cheese Company supplies products to the food service and retail sector in Western Australia and is expanding into the other states. Perth’s metropolitan daily distribution is handled by a fleet of Isuzu NLR 200 trucks, easily identifiable via blue livery featuring a cow jumping over the moon.

Prior to distributing the products via road, those that are imported from Europe arrive in two ways. The fresh, delicate and young cheeses are airfreighted fortnightly from France and Italy, while the hard cheeses and other gourmet products are shipped directly from Italy to Fremantle Port.
According to Blue Cow Cheese Company Managing Director, Nicholas Bath, as the business has grown from one person to a team of 30 people over the past 16 years, its systems have also become more sophisticated.

“Not only do we supply chilled product, we also have the capability to supply frozen and dry product, all delivered in one vehicle,” Mr Bath said.

“We have standardised our fleet on the very reliable Isuzu NLR 200 – with one manual and three AMTs in the lineup. Our latest Isuzu is a new medium wheel based truck. The beauty of the NLR is that it can be driven on a car licence.

“Our trucks are on the road from Monday through to Friday and are used for metropolitan delivery to the likes of supermarkets and via inner city laneways to hotels and cafes.”

In addition to importing the international products, Blue Cow Cheese Company has its own range of products which are locally sourced.

“We work with a small group of producers who are able to produce cheese to our brand’s specifications. These producers are experts in their respective fields and are located in all different regions of Australia,” Mr Bath said.

With such a broad food offering and customers located all across Australia, it’s important that Blue Cow Cheese Company’s fleet of trucks stay on the move with little downtime.

“The business commenced using another Japanese brand before moving to a European manufacturer before settling on Isuzu. The reason being the high quality of the Isuzu product, as well as our strong relationship with Major Motors and Sales Manager, Peter Dewar,” Mr Bath said.

“The trucks travel up to 500 kilometres per week. They have performed very well and take the punishment of inner city distribution well. The bodies are strong, the cabs make a very pleasant working environment and the engine performance is faultless.

“The vehicles perform very well and provide us with enough power for the work we do. All of our drivers comment on the layout, functionality and spaciousness of the truck cabs.

“While I keep an eye on truck market trends and the new products that are available, it’s difficult to go past Isuzu and Major Motors. As we grow, we will always have Isuzu at the top of our list for selection.” 

See more at: http://isuzu.com.au/


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept - First Look

From the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mark Williams of PickupTrucks.com takes a look at the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept. www.pickuptrucks.com


Fiat Ducato Maxi - Heavyweight Champ

Despite the name, Fiat’s Ducato Maxi isn’t all about size; it’s about weight, and specifically the front and rear axle potentials… See more at www.vansa2z.com


Isuzu Trucks: Connect & Connect Plus Trial By Media - Isuzu Australia Li...

Isuzu Trucks recently demonstrated the new Isuzu Telematics 'Connect' and 'Connect Plus' to the Australian transport media. Hear what they had to say about this new era in intelligent transport. http://www.isuzu.com.au/


CURTMFG: SEMA 2014 New Products - OEM RAM & FORD 5th Wheel Leg Kits

Unveiled in Las Vegas for the 2014 SEMA Show, CURT proudly offers customers an OEM RAM & FORD compatible 5th wheel leg kit. This product quickly converts any CURT 5th wheel hitch head to Ram's or Ford's OEM under-bed hitch platform. Featuring a quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal,
anchors can be adjusted to eliminate chucking between the legs and under-bed rails. BRING IT! www.curtmfg.com


The Plumbing Van | Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

When the pipes in the Canadian town of Brighton get blocked or new water and heating pipes need to be laid then the team from Macklin & Haig Plumbing is right there. Always with their spacious Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, which transport all of the equipment to handle the job. (Watch it on MYVAN.com: "In a constant state of flux")

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Chevy Fleet Vehicles & Trucks: Phil’s BBQ | Chevrolet Business Elite

Chevrolet Business Elite partners with many businesses around the country and offers a variety of Chevy fleet vehicles. See how Chevrolet Business Elite listened to the unique needs of Phil’s BBQ and offered real solutions for their fleet. Learn more at www.chevrolet.com/business-elite-dealers.htm­l

Featured dealer is Bob Stall Chevrolet in La Mesa CA just outside of San Diego. Don Hughes is the Commercial Director and their website is www.BobStall.com. Call them at 866-578-7991.


CURTMFG: SEMA 2014 New Product - Security Locks

Don't ever let the fear of theft ruin your chance to BRING IT! Unveiled in Las Vegas at the 2014 SEMA Show, CURT Manufacturing proudly offers a completely redesigned line of trailer, coupler, and hitch locks to keep you and your gear safe. Available in different sizes and designs, find the right lock for you. Contact your sales representative today!



  • 2015 Ford F-150 starts production at historic Ford Rouge Center; facilities transformed with the latest in manufacturing technology to build the first mass-produced truck in its class featuring a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed
  • All-new F-150 is completely redesigned – establishing a new standard for full-size pickups by bringing together improved capability and efficiency, along with cutting-edge smart vehicle technology
  • New F-150 goes on sale in December in the United States and will be available in 90 markets in 2015; F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series lineup – America’s best-selling truck for 37 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 32 consecutive years

Ford Motor Company again demonstrates manufacturing leadership and innovation as the first all-new F-150 rolls off the line today at historic Ford Rouge Center – marking production of the toughest, smartest, most capable and most efficient F-150 ever.

Interest in the new Ford F-150 has steadily grown since the truck was revealed in January at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. More than 225,000 truck enthusiasts have submitted their contact information for updates about the vehicle, and more than 250,000 customers have built and priced their own unique version of the all-new F-150 online – a record through 13 generations of America’s favorite truck. The new model will be in showrooms next month.

“The all-new F-150 continues to advance my great-grandfather’s vision of building vehicles we can be proud of and our customers can depend on,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company.

Both the historic Ford Rouge Center and the all-new Ford F-150 are hallmarks of innovation. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Rouge has represented Henry Ford’s vision for lean, flexible and sustainable manufacturing. The 2015 F-150 – the first mass-produced truck in its class featuring a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed – stands for the future of trucks, and brings the latest in smart technologies and state-of-the-art build processes.

“The all-new F-150 is a showcase of innovation and class-leading capability for truck customers,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “It underscores the product excellence and innovation we are delivering in every part of our business as we accelerate our pace of progress toward profitable growth.”

F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup. Now in its 66th year, F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 37 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle in America for 32 consecutive years.


Ford Transit Connect Wheelchair Accessible Nor-Cal Vans Adaptive Van

The Transit Connect Adaptive Van by Nor-Cal Vans is an ADA-compliant multipurpose wheelchair accessible vehicle that is ideal for both private and commercial users, such as assisted living homes, school districts, hotels, and taxi services.

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MotorWeek | Quick Spin: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon

The return of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon injects a jolt of new into the small pickup segment. 

Check out more at http://www.motorweek.org



Chevrolet Strong on Silverados at the 2014 SEMA Show

Dave Ross talks about the latest and greatest Silverados in the Chevrolet Performance booth at the 2014 SEMA show.

GMC Business Elite | Small Business Dealer

Partner with GMC Business Elite and we'll take the time to learn about your unique business challenges and offer Professional Grade solutions. Learn more at www.gmc.com/business-elite-dealers.html

Featured in this video is Jason Culpepper, long time commercial sales manager at James Wood Chevrolet and GMC in the Dallas/Ft Worth area in Texas. See more about this dealership at www.jameswood.com 

The New Light Duty Work Truck Saves Time AND Money!

Jordan is showing us a great work truck for that saves serious money and gets the job done nicely. This is a V6, half-ton, double-cab pickup that saves on fuel, maintenance costs, is lower to the ground, rides better, and still has a lot of capacity for real work. It is equipped with and A.R.E. DCU Commercial Shell with one side having open access to the enclosed bed area and the other with a shelving unit. Above is a heavy duty and yet very lightweight rack to hold ladders and other equipment or to carry some needed materials to the job site. Inside the rear barn-style doors which open a large area is the saving grace for your knees and back. It is a Cargo Glide bed sliding system that mean you never have to climb in the back of the bed again, and instead, slide the things inside out to you. Add a generator or inverter and you're ready to use power tools onsite as well.

See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com


The Sheep Shearing Van

Sheep farming in Ireland: To get the work done the Corrigans are supported by their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - the Sheep Shearing Van. 

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Chevrolet Business Elite | Small Business Dealer

Partner with Chevrolet Business Elite & we will take the time to learn about your unique business challenges & offer real solutions for your business. Learn more at www.chevrolet.com/business-elite-dealers.htm­l

Cheryl Fulgham, featured in the video, is a fleet account manager at Classic Chevrolet's fleet center, a Chevrolet Business Elite dealer in Grapevine, Texas. See their webiste at http://www.classicfleet.com/

Knapheide Horizontal Series 8' Service Body with Electric Locks

Jordan is giving us a tour of a great Knapheide 8' Service Body with a couple twists. First twist is that this unit has the electronic locking system which has a key fob that makes it easy as pie to lock and unlock ALL the compartments on the body. The second twist is this truck has a horizontal series compartment on both sides of the truck. What this means is that the typical rear vertical compartment is replaced with a much longer horizontal compartment with the addition of a small square compartment below. This configuration allows for loading items that are long and would not fit in the typical compartments, and also makes for greater and more effective storage or normal sized items. It is rare to see this model in stock, but Jordan stocks it.

See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com


F-650 Gas Medium Duty Chassis with Scelzi 5-6 yard Steel Dump

Don shows off a HD F-650 Gas Chassis with a Scelzi 5-6 yard Steel Dump and class V receiver. Great construction work truck designed for many years of hard work. This unit is available with Propane, and Natural Gas conversions as well. See more athttp://www.northsidetrucks.com, or call 800-757-4535/


1957 Chevrolet Commercial "Champs of the ALCAN Run" 1956 General Motors; 1957 Chevy Trucks

This is a laugh to watch and listen to. How they used to sell trucks is pretty funny. - CTS

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'CHEVROLET TRUCKS - Chevrolet Trucks are Champs of the Alcan Run, "a road that lies under Northern skies, toward the land of the midnight sun. It crosses the crest of the great Northwest, and it's known as the Alcan run". This military type march, presents the "trucks of the task force fleet" and shows them driving on the rough mountainous roads.'

Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).


The Alaska Highway (also known as the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, or ALCAN Highway) was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. Completed in 1942 at a length of approximately 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi), as of 2012 it is 2,232 km (1,387 mi) long. The difference in distance is due to constant reconstruction of the highway, which has rerouted and straightened out numerous sections. The highway was opened to the public in 1948. Legendary over many decades for being a rough, challenging drive, the highway is now paved over its entire length.

An informal system of historic mileposts developed over the years to denote major stopping points; Delta Junction, at the end of the highway, makes reference to its location at "Historic Milepost 1422." It is at this point that the Alaska Highway meets the Richardson Highway, which continues 155 km (96 mi) to the city of Fairbanks. This is often regarded, though unofficially, as the northern portion of the Alaska Highway, with Fairbanks at Historic Milepost 1520. Mileposts on this stretch of highway are measured from Valdez, rather than the Alaska Highway. The Alaska Highway is popularly (but unofficially) considered part of the Pan-American Highway, which extends south (despite its discontinuity in Panama) to Argentina...

Proposals for a highway to Alaska originated in the 1920s. Thomas MacDonald, director of the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, dreamed of an international highway spanning the United States and Canada. In order to promote the highway, Slim Williams originally travelled the proposed route by dog sled. Since much of the route would pass through Canada, support from the Canadian government was crucial. However, the Canadian government perceived no value in putting up the required funds to build the road, since the only part of Canada that would benefit was not more than a few thousand people in the Yukon.

However, some route consideration was given. The preferred route would pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench from Prince George, British Columbia to Dawson City before turning west to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The attack on Pearl Harbor and beginning of the Pacific Theatre in World War II, coupled with Japanese threats to the west coast of North America and the Aleutian Islands, changed the priorities for both nations. On February 6, 1942 the construction of the Alaska Highway was approved by the United States Army and the project received the authorization from the U.S. Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proceed five days later. Canada agreed to allow construction as long as the United States bore the full cost, and that the road and other facilities in Canada be turned over to Canadian authority after the war ended.

The official start of construction took place on March 8, 1942...

Ford Transit Saves One Man’s Marriage Proposal | 2015 Transit Full-Size ...

An innkeeper helps his guest pull off a romantic proposal using the 15-passenger Ford Transit wagon. With loads of room for people and their cargo, the new Ford Transit wagon can save the day and lots of tomorrows for any business that needs durable, customizable transportation for customers and cargo. 
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A Day in the Life - Bret the Diesel Mechanic

From working in the field, to on-location service calls, the PGND Gooseneck Body offers the versatility of secure storage, hauling and towing capabilities to make sure you have everything you need, when you need it. See more at www.Knapheide.com


Small Business Tax Deductions | Section 179 | GM Fleet & Commercial

Learn how the Section 179 deduction can help your small business purchase a GM vehicle before the end of the tax year.

MV-1 Mobility Vehicle Demonstration From Mobility Ventures

Kristina Rhoades from Mobility Ventures gives a great demonstration on the MV-1, the worlds first purpose built mobility vehicle at the Nor Car Ford Truck Club event in Woodbridge CA.  See more about the MV-1 at http://www.mv-1.us


Retractable Roll Top From Royal Truck Body

Fred from Royal Truck Body goes over their new power retractable roll top at the latest Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in Woodbridge CA.  See more at http://www.royaltruckbody.com