Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sortimo Boxxes - Van Storage Bins For Increased Organization & Mobility


Sortimo Boxxes are the most innovative and functional series of van storage bins available. Boxxes van storage bins serve dual purposes acting both as a drawer and mobile storage. Slide the van storage bins out on the provided tracks to quickly grab a part or remove it completely from the shelf so you can carry multiple tools to the job site with one hand.

Choose from a variety of van storage bins to accommodate your needs. There are Boxxes designed to store efficiently nearly any piece of hardware, part, or tool you may carry within your cargo van. From small components to large power tools, van storage bins can help you increase your organization and mobility.

Find out more at: https://sortimo.knapheide.com/van-storage-bins-p14


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2018 Pre-Series Freightliner Cascadia Truck Tour



Daimler Trucks unveiled the latest model of its Freightliner Cascadia on September 1, 2016. A few weeks later, one of them showed up in our yard.

The truck is a pre-series model of what will be the new Cascadia. Freightliner has entrusted Bison with 1 of 12 pre-series units in North America so we can provide feedback on the truck’s performance.

Tour the truck with Bison’s Eric Roeder, who walks us through the major changes to the exterior, the interior cab, as well as what's under the hood.

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EnPak® - a revolutionary, fully-integrated power system for work trucks.

Enpak T4

EnPak combines a rotary-screw air compressor, hydraulic pump, generator and a 24.8 HP, Tier IV Final diesel engine in a single unit and is fully-functional with the truck turned off. - See more at: https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/engine-driven/enpak-power-system-m00457#sthash.Vxe6pH5R.dpuf



Monday, November 28, 2016

SpaceKap on How Its Made


See how we manufacture our Transferable Service Bodies in this video as was shown on Discovery Channel's How It's Made.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Chevrolet and GMC Expand Alternative Fuel Fleet Offerings

Expanded CNG/LPG lineup broadens fuel diversification choices


DETROIT —Chevrolet and GMC announced today that they are partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.

The announcement follows the selection of PSI, based in Wood Dale, Illinois, as General Motors Fleet’s preferred upfitter for CNG and LPG trucks. PSI is one of North America’s largest and most experienced providers of integrated turn-key, alternative-fuel powertrain solutions.

Ship-through will be offered, allowing customers to seamlessly order and take delivery from the same dealer. GM will supply vehicles equipped with the 6.0L V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states. All PSI-modified vehicles are covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty.

The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers. Other recent additions include the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a Duramax 2.8-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans and all-new available 6.6-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engines for the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.

“Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.”

GM Fleet’s partnership with PSI follows customer demand and ongoing investment by companies across the nation in CNG refueling infrastructure. 

This month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built. Currently four of the top five “Green Fleets,” as identified by Bobit Media Group, operate CNG-powered vehicles. All of the top 25 fleets use at least two fuels. 

GM Fleet: Expanding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Options
Including 2017 and 2018 models, Chevrolet and GMC will offer more than 25 different cars, trucks and vans that use alternate fuels or electric propulsion.

CNG and LPG Models 
Chevrolet
• Express Cargo
• Express Passenger
• Express Cutaway
• Silverado HD
• Low Cab Forward 3500 and 4500
GMC
• Savana Cargo
• Savana Passenger
• Savana Cutaway
• Sierra HD

B20-capable Diesel
 Chevrolet
• Cruze
• Colorado
• Express
• Silverado HD 
GMC
• Savana
• Canyon
• Sierra HD

Electric Vehicles and Hybrids
Chevrolet
• Bolt EV
• Volt
• Malibu Hybrid

E85 Ethanol
Chevrolet
• Caprice PPV
• Equinox
• Express
• Impala
• Silverado
• Silverado HD 
• Suburban
• Tahoe
GMC
• Savana
• Sierra
• Sierra HD
• Terrain

For more information about available alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, please visit GMFleet.com.

Keeping Your Cargo Covered and Secure



Jordan shows off a standard 8' Harbor Service body with rack and a 3-piece Cargo Bed Enclosure to keep the stuff in the bed out of sight. It is easy to use and offers a good deal of flexibility for your cargo needs in a service body.

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

How To Fuel a Propane Autogas Powered Vehicle



Fueling a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered vehicle is not really any more difficult than fueling a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle... just watch!

Friday, November 25, 2016

New Colorado ZR2 a “Segment of One” Among Off-Road Pickups

 

LOS ANGELES – Just as introduction of the Chevrolet Colorado reset the bar for mid-size trucks, the new Colorado ZR2 is poised to reset expectations for off-road trucks. Chevy’s new performance halo for the Colorado lineup will feature more off-road technology than any other mid-size pickup when it goes on sale.

The ZR2 is effectively a segment of one, combining the nimbleness and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup with a host of new off-road features and the most off-road technology of any vehicle in its segment.

Compared to a standard Colorado, the ZR2 features a much wider track and a lifted suspension. Functional rockers have been added for better performance over rocks and obstacles, and the front and rear bumpers have been modified for better off-road clearance.

Class-exclusive features include front and rear electronic locking differentials, available diesel engine, and the first off-road application of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) damper technology.

As a result, the Colorado ZR2 delivers exceptional performance in a variety of scenarios – from technical rock crawling to tight two-track trails to high-speed desert running to daily driving.

“Our engineers have been incredibly successful developing Corvette and Camaro performance variants with broad performance envelopes,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The ZR2 applies that same philosophy to off-road performance. You can go rock crawling on Saturday, desert running on Sunday, and comfortably drive to work on Monday. This truck can do it all, and do it all well.”

First off-road application of Multimatic DSSV dampers

To achieve this unprecedented balance of on- and off-road performance, the Chevy engineering team turned to a surprising partner in creating the ZR2’s dampers, which are the heart of any off-road truck.

Multimatic Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, is a renowned maker of high-performance Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers as used in championship-winning motorsport vehicles, including recent Formula One winners.

The first volume production vehicle to use DSSV dampers was the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will be the first application of Multimatic DSSV damper technology to an off-road vehicle.

“From our experience on Z/28, we knew the performance advantages offered by DSSV dampers, “ said Mark Dickens, executive director, Performance Variants, Performance Parts and Motorsports Engineering, Chevrolet. “We also know that Multimatic’s motorsport development mentality would allow us to bring a uniquely precise and repeatable custom damper to market even more quickly than a traditional damper system.”
Compared to deflected-disk valving common on most dampers, the ZR2 employs spool valves that offer increased precision and manufacturing repeatability along with enhanced ride and handling performance both on- and off-road.

The Colorado ZR2’s DSSV dampers are position-sensitive. Their aluminum bodies each house two spool valves providing both compression and rebound damping optimized for everyday driving. During extreme off-road use, a third, piston-mounted spool valve delivers additional, uniquely tuned, compression damping. The front dampers also employ a separate rebound valve, which comes into play when the suspension approaches full extension.

“A traditional, deflected-disc damper only offers two force-velocity curves for tuning,” Dickens said. “The ZR2 dampers offer six tuning curves for the front, four at the rear. For the driver, this translates to greater confidence and control in a wider range of driving experiences.”

Design meets mud, sand and rock

Visually, the production version of the Colorado ZR2 closely resembles the concept shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Consumer response to that concept was so overwhelming, the team knew they needed to carry as much of the original design into production as possible.

“For both the concept and the production versions of ZR2, the exterior design was shaped by the desire to improve capability driving over mud, sand and rock,” said Rich Scheer, director of design for Chevrolet Truck. “The wider, more aggressive stance, modified front and rear bumpers, and even the bed-mounted, spare-tire carrier all improve performance driving over rough terrain.”

Compared to a Colorado Z71, the ZR2 has a more aggressive side profile, with the suspension lifted two inches for greater ground clearance. The steel-tube, functional rocker protectors will be standard equipment on the ZR2, and are strong enough to protect the body side while dragging the truck against a rock face.

The ZR2 also features 17 x 8 inch aluminum wheels, in a pattern exclusive to the ZR2, wrapped in 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires for exceptional traction. 

The front and rear track has been widened by three-and-a-half inches, with new cast-iron control arms for greater durability in off-road situations. As a result, the ZR2 offers greater wheel travel and stability while traversing steep grades.

The front bumper of the ZR2 has tapered ends, to increase the tire clearance when approaching obstacles. The bumper also integrates a thick, aluminum skid plate protecting the radiator and engine oil pan, while the transfer case is protected by an additional shield. Above the bumper, the ZR2 features a more aggressive grille and hood – with black insert – to complement the other exterior changes.

A bed-mounted spare tire carrier, seen on reveal vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be available as an accessory. “The bed-mounted spare tire adds a rugged look to ZR2, and serves a functional purpose. By relocating the spare to the bed, ZR2’s departure is improved and prevents any damage to the spare when you’re crawling over obstacles,” said Scheer.

Class-exclusive electronic lockers, available diesel engine

The ZR2 also features the most sophisticated four-wheel drive system in the segment. With class-exclusive, electronic-locking differentials front and rear and Chevrolet’s AutoTrac transfer case, the ZR2 offers nine drive configurations:
•    2WD
•    2WD, locked rear differential
•    Auto 4WD
•    Auto 4WD, locked rear differential
•    4WD Hi, locked transfer case
•    4WD Hi, locked transfer case and locked rear differential
•    4WD Lo, locked transfer case
•    4WD Lo, locked transfer case and locked rear differential
•    4WD Lo, locked transfer case, locked front and rear differentials

Extensive work was done to integrate the electronic lockers and allow them to seamlessly interact with the traction control, stability control, and hill-descent control. In addition, a new “Off-Road Mode” button, in combination with the traction control switch, allows the anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control calibrations to be tailored to different driving conditions. Off-road Mode also alters the throttle progression and shifts calibrations to give the driver better control and responsiveness.

The ZR2 shares its powertrains with the 2017 Colorado, and it will be the only extreme production off-road truck to offer the choice of gas or diesel engines.

The all-new 3.6L V-6, mated to a class-exclusive Hydra-Matic 8L45 8-speed automatic transmission, yields 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, while the class-exclusive Duramax diesel engine produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and will provide excellent range to overland drivers.

Even with all of the off-roading upgrades over the base truck, the ZR2 can still tow up to 5,000 lbs. – enough to pull a camper, trailer dirt bikes, jet skis, snow mobiles and other toys – or carry 1,100 lbs. of payload.

As such, the Colorado ZR2 offers a distinct position in the market: Compared to other midsize trucks, the Colorado offers an unrivaled suite of powertrain technologies; compared to full-size off-road trucks, the ZR2 is about a foot narrower and 500 pounds lighter, enabling greater agility over obstacles and better trail access.

“It’s amazing what a difference a foot of width makes off road,” said Dickens. “The smaller size of the Colorado is a huge enabler for taking the ZR2 more places, and getting it through tighter spots than you could access with a full-size truck.”

New, off-road development track at GM’s Yuma Proving Ground

For the development of the Colorado ZR2, Chevrolet developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Arizona Proving Ground.

The Yuma Proving Ground is located on 2,400 acres of land in southeastern Arizona. Opened in 2009, Yuma features a range of tracks, laboratories and courses.

The new off-road facility features a multitude of off-road simulations, including high-speed desert sand trails; low-speed, loose river rock crossings; and steep, technical hill climbs and descents.

Yuma Proving Ground’s new off-road course allowed the team to test multiple iterations of components on the ZR2 is a single day. These components were then tested a real-world facilities like Moab, Johnson Valley, and Rubicon to ensure the ZR2 is trail-ready right from the factory.


ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Dallas Cowboys, Ford, and Denis Leary Give Local Firehouse Surprise Makeover | Super Duty | Ford


See how Ford trucks teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys, Fox, the NFL, and The Leary Firefighters Foundation to transform Dallas Firehouse 43. The firefighters risk their lives serving the folks of Dallas on a daily basis, so it only made sense to reward them with an updated kitchen, entertainment area, and a Super Duty surprise gift. 

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Super Duty, here: http://ford.to/SuperDuty2017 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

SUPER COOL AMPHIBIOUS RV Woelcke Autark T5 Crosser Off Road 4x4 Campervan Motor Home


**Note. We don't normally share camper van or motorhome information, but I was so enjoying this world traveler and his small, effective, and high quality camper van. It is 4-wheel drive, small diesel with 6-speed manual and claims to get 25 miles to the gallon. Well done video and I love the enthusiasm of the owner and the interviewer! -- Terry Minion, Commercial Truck Success. Below is the text from the YouTube video.:

While visiting the Allaire State Park Campground I stumbled upon this cool part amphibious camper van RV motor home conversion built on the Volkswagen chassis. It is manufactured by Woelcke and the model is the Autark T5 Crosser Off Road. I hope to see these here in the States 

Ram ProMaster Augmented Reality Configurator alllows viewing varuious van interior options



Demo of the Ram ProMaster Augmented Reality Configurator shows how various van interior options can be presented "real time"using an empty van!.


Source: Fast Lane Truck

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ram On Demand | Test Drive: Veestro



The rapid growing business needs of Veestro call for the help of a Ram ProMaster City. Hoping to replace their minivan, owners Monica and Mark take the Ram ProMaster City for a test drive and learn how easy it can be to take their business to the next level.

Vanair PowerFlex - Options for Air Compressor, Generator and Hydraulics



A brief description of the features of PowerFlex Product Series from Vanair.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WARN Drill Winch: Drill-Powered Portable Winch



How do you turn a mere handheld power drill into a portable, versatile pulling tool? With the rugged, versatile, and easy-to-use WARN Drill Winch. From moving heavy nursery stock, to pulling a rolling load up onto a trailer, the 500 lbs. capacity Drill Winch does the hard-to-handle pulling jobs. Simply chuck in your drill to the winch, and you're ready to pull up to 500 lbs.

The WARN Drill Winch has 30 feet of durable wire rope and has a freespool feature for fast and easy rigging; integrated hawse fairlead, and rigging hooks front and rear. Learn more at http://www.warn.com/utility/acwinches....

Sortimo ProCargo CT1





The ProCargo CT1 is a clever extension of the business fleet. For example the ProCargo CT1 would be the perfect feeder vehicle in the final delivery chain in the area of logistics for parcels and letter deliveries as well as express-services. The cargo cycle is the intelligent mobility form in a star shaped organised delivery chain of hub and spoke systems: quick, agile, and with the load capacity of a small van.

Monday, November 21, 2016

MICHELIN® X® WORKS™ Z



Introducing the new MICHELIN® X® WORKS™ Z tire. With a 50% wider protector ply vs. leading competitive tires and 5% more removal miles vs. the MICHELIN® XZY® 3 tire it replaces, this tire provides unsurpassed durability against road hazards – guaranteed.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ford Super Duty Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title



Nov 19, 2016 | HOMESTEAD, Fla.

  •      All-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty claims GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle, pulling a 45 by 92 foot, 4,124 U.S. flag over four laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5 mile track Saturday morning
  •     The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).
  •     Powered by its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, Super Duty delivers maximum gooseneck towing of 32,500 pounds for F-450, class-leading 27,500-pound fifth-wheel towing and class-leading conventional towing of 21,000 pounds; plus a best-in-class maximum payload rating of up to 7,630 pounds.
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016 – Torque rules when pulling big loads and Ford proved that today, setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle with a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty pulling a 4,124 square foot U.S. flag.

The record eclipses the previous mark set earlier this year by Chevrolet with a 40 by 80-foot flag at Texas Motor Speedway on September 28th.

With its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing a best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, the F-450 displayed an exceptional level of towing power that Ford truck owners have come to expect from the top-selling truck series in America.

“At Ford and with Ford trucks in particular we are used to being number one,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager.

Towing the largest banner here today and setting the Guinness World Record in the category certainly fits with our DNA and what we are all about when we talk about Ford trucks and their towing power. This is a great accomplishment, another to add to the list of distinctions. Earlier this week we received the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award so we will add this to the list.”

Ford is no stranger to patriotic displays at Ford Championship weekend, utilizing the F-Series line of trucks to fly the U.S. flag as part of pre-race activities since 2003. However, Saturday’s practice session for Sunday was special, as the United States flag flown by the F-450 Super Duty for the record-setting drive measured 45’ by 92’ feet.

To set the record, the truck had to travel beyond the 100 meters (328 feet) previous record mark, without the flag touching the ground. The F-450 more than exceeded that requirement, officially covering a verified distance of 109 meters (360 feet) and also completing four full laps around the Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval, site of NASCAR’s championship event, Ford Championship Weekend.

To accommodate the record setting flag, 45-foot riggings from eyelet to eyelet were constructed

enabling the F-450 a driving roll-out of the massive flag. A team of 20 launched and retrieved the flag, ensuring it did not touch the ground.

The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).

Mack Trucks - Building the first Mack Titan for Australia



Don Hoey, a veteran of Mack Trucks Australia talks passionately about his years working for Mack Trucks. Don was responsible for building the very first Mack Titan, developed specifically for road train work in the harsh Australian climate.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Light Duty Flexibility in the new 1/2-ton Service Body



There's a lot of situation where a contractor or entrepreneur needs some tools, some cargo space that is lockable and a service body just makes the most sense. It used to be that it was always a heavy duty 3/4-ton or 1-ton that would fit that bill, but now there is a new GMC 1/2-ton chassis with many advantages for those who do light duty work. Jordan Lewis from Dow Lewis GMC explains some of them.

See more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

Central Hydraulics System (CHS) by Buyers Products



The Central Hydraulics System by Buyers is designed to work with light and heavy duty vehicle applications.

Service Bodies Australia's Craig Fletcher introduce new dual cab Service Trucks



Steve Haddan interviews Craig and goes on a walk through of the new UrbanPro NPS Dual Cab and the CityPro NLS Dual Cab Service Trucks. See more at www.servicebody.com.au

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Silverado 1500 High Desert Offers Flexible Storage Options


SEMA Show truck based on production 
2017 Silverado High Desert package


LAS VEGAS ― With premium leather interior accents and unique appearance enhancements, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert SEMA Show vehicle is the ultimate expression of Chevy Trucks’ functional style and performance.

It is based on the production High Desert package offered on 2017 Silverado 1500 LT, LTZ and High Country models, featuring an all-new, lockable and water-resistant cargo system and available Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

The storage system creates a unique profile for the truck, with sail panels inspired by the Chevrolet Avalanche.

“The new High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with even greater refinement,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “It’s ideal for those customers who want the security of a lockable cargo area as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”

The flexible, lockable storage system is mounted over the roll-formed, high-strength steel bed to add dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. Inside, a cargo divider can be raised to secure smaller items or lowered to access the full length of the bed floor. As with all Silverado LT, LTZ, and High Country models, the tailgate locks with the key fob, enabling users to secure their cargo with the push of a button.

The High Desert package on the LT trim level features 20-inch wheels with all-season tires, while 22-inch wheels and all-terrain tires are available on LTZ and High Country trim levels.

The High Desert is also the first Silverado offered with Magnetic Ride Control suspension, which delivers more precise body motion control. Its sensors “read” the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in as few as 5 milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers that replace the conventional mechanical-valve shocks.

Silverado’s 6.2L V-8 is available on LTZ and High Country models and is backed by the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful engine offered in a light-duty truck.

SEMA Show truck
For the SEMA Show, Chevrolet designers distinguished the new High Desert with accessories and performance parts offered through Chevrolet dealers, including:
•    Illuminated black bowtie grille emblem
•    All-weather floor liners
•    Performance brake kit
•    Performance exhaust kit

The new performance exhaust kit adds 7 horsepower and a throatier note to the available 6.2L V-8 engine. Chevrolet also offers a performance exhaust kit for models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 engine that adds 10 horsepower.

The show vehicle also includes several concept accessories and performance parts, such as 22-inch wheels with anodized bronze finish, a bold CHEVROLET grille insert, a performance air intake and a painted engine cover.

The truck’s Slate Blue exterior is accented with bronze-tinted trim, while the interior features a unique High Desert theme with Cocoa leather seat inserts, brown accent stitching and embroidered headrests. Additional features include heated and vented front seats, wireless charging, heated steering wheel, Bose® audio system and Chevrolet MyLink with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and navigation.

“This Silverado High Desert is dressed to impress, inspired by the successful legacy of premium, special-edition models Chevrolet has introduced recently,” said Piszar. “As our customers continue to integrate their trucks in more personal ways, we’ll continue to offer more unique choices that speak to their lifestyles and interests.”

The Silverado 1500 High Desert show vehicle joins approximately 20 additional Chevrolet models at the SEMA Show. Follow the action at ChevySEMA.com, #CHEVYSEMA, @ChevroletPerformance on Instagram and Chevrolet Performance on Facebook.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FUSO Canter - Delivering lower cost of ownership.

 

Our all-new Canter® Series commercial trucks redefine everything you want in a business vehicle.

They’re designed to deliver lower cost of ownership than competitive trucks.

For example, a Canter gets more than 8%* better fuel economy than an Isuzu. It also goes further than an Isuzu between service intervals. It even carries up to 2,200 pounds more payload than an Isuzu.

The Canter also carries an industry-best warranty that protects not only the engine, but also the entire powertrain, for up to 5 years/175,000 miles. And our warranty is backed by a nationwide network of highly-trained and dedicated dealers.

Canter work trucks will change the way you think about moving your products and business forward, with cost of ownership so low you can measure it by the mile.

In fact, if you drive as few as 20,000 miles annually, a properly driven Canter can move several thousand dollars to your bottom line in operating cost savings in just three to four years. And it’s just getting started. Imagine how far its dependable performance and lower cost of ownership can take your business.

Experience the Canter’s greater fuel economy for yourself. Schedule a test drive at your nearest dealer.

Knapheide Inventory Now Searchable with Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions, an online platform for commercial truck inventory searches by body type and chassis, has partnered with Knapheide Manufacturing Company, the work-ready vehicle solutions leader, to help dealers show their in-stock Knapheide commercial vehicle inventory to truck buyers with the click of a button.

Using Work Truck Solutions' new national work truck locator feature, customers can find Knapheide equipped work ready trucks at their local dealership in a matter of minutes, by searching for a specific body type and chassis in their desired area by the zip code and further filter results by additional details.

"Working with Knapheide, we created a consolidated listing that highlights ready-to-work inventory at dealerships that purchased through Knapheide's distribution network," said Work Truck Solutions CEO Kathryn Schifferle. "The Knapheide brand is well-established, and with six generations of commercial vehicle manufacturing success, they were an ideal partner to help our expanding network of dealers make use of this inventory solution."

The number of unique commercial vehicles and pickups currently being displayed in Work Truck Solutions' inventory network and available through their search tools has increased 321% from September of 2015 to September of 2016, and continues to grow. Dealers using their solution also have the opportunity to track what customers are searching for with analytics and use that information to improve inventory stocking and management.

For more information on Work Truck Solutions, visit www.worktrucksolutions.com or to become part of a growing network of manufacturers and dealers using their inventory solutions, e-mail info@worktrucksolutions.com.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Switch-N-Go® - Limitless options for your work truck.

The Switch-N-Go® system allows businesses to maximize the use of their cash, people, and equipment. That is most evident when a company has the need to invest in a specialty body built to make their company more efficient.


 

All of these specialty bodies provide companies with the ability to expand their services without sinking additional capital into a chassis that will remain idle the majority of the time. The Switch-N-Go® system has allowed landscapers, contractors, colleges and municipalities maximize their tight budgets while also allowing them to expand their available services.

Switch-N-Go® is the smart choice when you want your equipment and dollars to work as hard as you do.Switch-N-Go® bodies are customizable to your specifications, but it may not be exactly what you need. Switch-N-Go® subframes are available for modification of different bodies, easily making them compatible with the Switch-N-Go® system.

We work with Green Pro Solutions to create Switch-N-Go® sprayer bodies. Please contact your distributor or sales representative for more information.

More at: http://www.switchngo.com/product/specialty-bodies/


Monday, November 14, 2016

VMAC UNDERHOOD 150 - Two Jackhammers at Once!



The compact, powerful UNDERHOOD 150 can power two jackhammers at once.

Yes, and check out that service body! Must be a 16 footer. You don't see those every day! --CTS

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility, Supreme Utility Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



Watch Tony Marshall, Manager of Product Strategy and Marketing, Nathan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager, and Carl Schumacher, Strategic Account Manager, as they go through features and options on the KnapKap Ultra High Cab Utility and KnapKap Supreme Utility from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate - Quick Look!



We finally got our hands on a 2017 Sierra Denali Ultimate, and boy does it look good! The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate looks better than ever before with its new LED projector headlamps and LED fogs to match it increases light output by over 20%. Denali's signature grill has been redesigned to flow with the rest of its facelift, and magnetic ride control has been added to the line for the first time ever. Apple car play keeps you connected, and wireless charging lets you lose the cables. Let us know what you think of the restyling, we love to hear from you!

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More information can be found about the 2017 Sierra Denali here -

http://www.gmc.com/trucks/sierra-dena...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Extended 2500HD Cargo Vans with and without Rear Glass



Jordan shows off the 2500HD GMC Extended Length Savana cargo van. There are so many ways to make use of a cargo van. You could consider it an empty canvas as if you were a painter. Add what has now become known as a "bin package," which is various types van interior modifications to enhance organization and efficiency. From a bulkhead to keep everything inside behind you, to drawers and shelves and various other hardware to keep your stuff where it belongs.

See more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Reduce operating costs, optimise productivity & OHS compliance with CityPro ™ and UrbanPro ™ ranges


Reduce operating costs, optimise productivity & OHS compliance with CityPro™ and  UrbanPro™ ranges  are the result of 25 years’ experience in Service Body innovation and manufacturing.

Service Bodies Australia are the exclusive distribution agents for XL’s new large Service Body range, designed exclusively for Isuzu trucks.

The best value, practicality and safety for any service vehicle fleet The CityPro™ and UrbanPro™  ranges are the result of 25 years’ experience in Service Body innovation and manufacturing.

Service Bodies Australia are the exclusive distribution agents for XL’s new large Service Body range, designed exclusively for Isuzu trucks.

Realistic price and realistic lead time mean Fleet Managers and Isuzu Dealers nationwide finally have a one stop shop for Service Bodies on light trucks.

Combining CityPro™ and UrbanPro™ with the Isuzu N Series is the logical addition to a service vehicle fleet that is looking for value, practicality and safety. Ergonomically designed to work in armony with the human body – offering three points of contact to enter the centre aisle and overall lowered box design which allows operators and tradespeople to safely reach items stored in the top shelves; and access ladder racks whilst two feet remain firmly on the ground!

Standard features:
•   Seats driver and 2 passengers
•   Ergonomically designed for safety, practicality and
convenience
•   Optimal driver visibility
•   Slam shut paddle handle locks with 2 stage rotary latching
•   Strong double skin doors with inner pockets
•   4 Stage pretreatment / powdercoat finish
•   Designed and engineered to comply with federal and local
OH&S
Optional extras:
•   Central locking integrated with Isuzu cab key
•   Integrated bumper / rear step / crow bar compartment
•   Door ajar alarm
•   Led lighting in compartments
•   Jump start receptacle
•   Switch panel in cab for work lamps and beacons
•   Genuine Isuzu reversing camera to media system
•   24V dual battery system
•   3.5T Tow bar with 7 pin plug (2.5T for NLR 45)
•    24 /12  Volt  reducer
•   Electric brake controller
•   Load rated tie down points in centre aisle
•   Alloy light bar (powdercoated black) with dual flashing
amber beacons
•   Rear mounted crane

Call us now for detailed specifications and to discuss how Service Bodies Australia can help
organise your fleet.

Call 1300 855 899
www.servicebody.com.au

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ram Trucks | 2017 Power Wagon Reveal | “Push On"



There is a point when giving up is not an option.
When you find out if you have what it takes to continue.
This is the point of no return. And this is the 2017 Ram Power Wagon.

Unique HD Service Body Designed With Isuzu In Mind



The CityPro NLR 45 has been painstakingly designed to deliver on ergonomic considerations and OHS compliance. Its owners typically work long hours and count on their vehicle to be more business partner than tool.

Thanks to SBA’s clever interchangeable service body cabinetry, our customers benefit from significant cost savings. We are able to tailor-make specific solutions that are closer in pricing to a generic competitor.

See much more about their products at www.servicebody.com.au

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Florida Tow Show 2016 - Tow Trucks, Mega Trucks



Florida Tow Show 2016 Orlando Florida. It's All about the Towing Industry. Join us as David Shumate BlingmasterTV and Host DJ Harrington take you on a Show Tour. Mega Trucks, #tow tucks, #wreckers, #towing,

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ram Commercial | Time



Visit http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_comme... to learn how Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City can help maximize every hour, minute, and second even more effectively.

Knapheide Landscaper Body Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



John Dunn, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of the Knapheide Landscaper Body and the new features launched at the 2016 Work Truck Show.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) Articulating Cranes



There are two major benefits of IMT articulating cranes: their ability to easily load and unload materials, even when the work site is full of obstacles, and their ability to stow within themselves, freeing up payload space for additional materials.

No matter how big your project, IMT has a crane for you — with capacities ranging from 12,295 foot-pound to 516,435 foot-pound. IMT articulating cranes feature impressive lift-to-weight ratios and are recognized for proven reliability. You'll get a wide range of lifting capacities, hydraulic reach, application-specific designs, and safety features that are second-to-none.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Light Duty Work Doesn't Need A Heavy Duty Truck



The release of this truck to the marketplace is a big deal as far as I'm concerned. Whereas in the past, I might have thought, the heavier duty the better just in case you ever need it, I let that go because light duty trucks make great sense in so may ways.

This is the new 2016 GMC 1500 (1/2-ton) Box Delete, which isn't a true cab chassis, but you could call it that nonetheless. GM has never had a box off program for 1/2-ton pickups, and now they've taken it to a whole other level by offering this unit.

For general contractors, remodelers, estimators, and a whole lot of other uses could use this truck and enjoy the benefits. Here are just some of the benefits that I see versus the heavier duty 3/4-ton and 1-ton models. One, lower initial cost. Two, lower maintenance costs; such as brakes and tires are smaller and less, and more. Three--and this is a really big deal--it is lower to the ground so it's easier to get in and out of. Four, smaller engine and lighter weight, equals better fuel economy, Five, it looks more like a pickup truck. Six--and this might be the biggest deal--it rides so much smoother than those big trucks do. And, there's more, but those are the big ones that I see.

GM has beefed up the rear axle to help have more capacity and stability too. They didn't just take a 1/2-ton and take the pickup box off. Instead, they gave this some careful thought.

This chassis would be great with a number of different bodies, but we've never really had a 1/2-ton service body combination available before. This one is shown with a Harbor low-pro service body that Harbor has designed specifically for this chassis with some weight saving features.

This unit would be easy to overload, so it is not designed for the riggers of the 3/4-ton heavy duty and 1-ton work loads, but if you only need to carry a few tools, some parts and things and you like a nice ride as well, this combination might be calling your name!

This unit is a GMC that I found at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA. See them at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com. It is also available for the Chevrolet.

--Terry Minion, Commercial Truck Success

Otto and Budweiser: First Shipment by Self-Driving Truck



The world's first shipment by self-driving truck, a 120-mile journey with no driver in front seat.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Silverado HD Carhartt Concept Blends Capability and Style


Worksite-ready Chevy Truck is powered 
by all-new Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel

 

DETROIT — The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle is a truck built to tackle the toughest jobs while integrating the rugged aesthetics of hard-working lifestyles, reflected in the resiliency and versatility of the iconic work jackets.

“Chevrolet HD trucks are designed for hard work, and just like your favorite Carhartt, their functionality transcends the workplace to become a style statement,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director. “This concept vehicle mirrors the lifestyles of countless Chevy truck owners, demonstrating the personal connections with the tools of their trades.”

Connecting two American brands that help their owners earn a living, often simultaneously, connecting Chevrolet HD trucks and Carhartt seems as natural as unloading drywall from the bed of a Silverado 2500HD at a chilly worksite while wearing one of the renowned work jackets.

“Thousands of people go to work every day and earn their paycheck in a Chevy truck while wearing a Carhartt,” said Piszar. “Those products’ durability and versatility earn respect and loyalty that’s passed on — and that’s exactly what this concept explores.” 

Durability is expressed in the texture of the concept’s distinctively trimmed Jet Black interior, which features Carhartt’s signature duck brown garment material on the seats, armrests and door panel inserts, with triple-stitched seams just like the jackets. The Carhartt logo is laser-etched on the headrests, while antique nickel-finish trim is used on the doors, center console and instrument panel.

"When Carhartt and Chevy started working together on this concept truck, we quickly realized that our mutual respect for hardworking people and the utility they expect from our brands would equal the ultimate truck for anyone who works and plays in the rugged outdoors,” said Tony Ambroza, senior vice president of marketing at Carhartt. “For more than 127 years, Carhartt has designed workwear by solving for the needs and practical ways hardworking people use every product we make, and that’s the same kind of thinking we applied to this collaboration.”

Carhartt’s tough fabric is also used for a custom concept tonneau cover.
A number of Chevrolet Accessories and concept parts enhance the truck’s appearance and functionality. The Chevrolet Accessories include:
•    Trailering mirrors with camera system
•    Black bowtie emblems
•    All-weather floor liners
•    Assist steps
•    Perimeter bed lighting
•    Bed-mounted toolbox and swing-out tool chest (associated accessories)

The additional concept and custom equipment includes:
•    20-inch LED light bar
•    Electrical outlets in the bed
•    Antique nickel accents on the grille, mirror caps, tow rings and 20-inch aluminum wheels
•    Carhartt gold pinstripe graphics

The Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept features a unique, two-tone Carbon Flash exterior finish, with a matte finish above the beltline and high-gloss black on the bottom half.

Next-generation Duramax 6.6L
The concept is powered by the all-new, next-generation Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine offered in the 2017 Silverado HD lineup. It delivers more horsepower and torque than ever — an SAE-certified 445 horsepower (332 kW) and net 910 lb.-ft. (1,234 Nm) — for easier, more confident hauling and trailering.

Along with a 19 percent increase in max torque over the current Duramax 6.6L, the new engine’s performance is quieter and smoother, for greater refinement. It also advances the Duramax’s legacy of low-rpm torque production, offering 90 percent of peak torque at a low 1,550 rpm and sustaining it through 2,850 rpm.

“With nearly 2 million sold over the past 15 years, customers have forged a bond with the Duramax diesel based on trust and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice-president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The new Duramax takes those traits to higher levels.”

Models equipped with the new Duramax 6.6L incorporate a unique induction system that draws air through a bold intake scoop on the hood.

The Carhartt concept will join approximately 20 additional Chevrolet models at the SEMA Show Nov. 1-3 in Las Vegas. Follow the action at ChevySEMA.com, #CHEVYSEMA, @ChevroletPerformance on Instagram and Chevrolet Performance on Facebook.

About Carhartt, Inc.
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged products for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with approximately 5,400 employees worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com and follow @CarharttNews on Twitter.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tough Science: The Obstacle Course | Super Duty | Ford



The all-new 2017 Super Duty is ready for the next level of competition. Next up, the off-highway haul truck. Let’s see which vehicle can handle the Tough Science obstacle course.

Learn more about the Ford Super Duty here: http://ford.to/SuperDuty2017

Volvo Trucks - What’s hiding under the hood of The Iron Knight – Trucks Anatomy (E05)



Renowned truck journalist, Brian Weatherley gets the ride of his life in the two times land speed record-breaking truck, The Iron Knight from Volvo Trucks.

But what makes this truck perform as well as it does? Brian takes a closer look under the hood to reveal some of its secrets.

“It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s The Iron Knight and it’s a record breaker”, Brian Weatherley shouts from the passenger seat of the The Iron Knight as it thunders down the airstrip in the town of Fällfors, Sweden.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Isuzu Emission Systems and Driver Orientation Full Video



Driver Orientation video. It includes important information about the advanced emission systems, panel lights/indicators, and daily safety inspections.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

You Shouldn't Need a Ladder to Get Your Ladder



Adrian Steel's new Drop-Down Ladder Rack can be operated by technicians 5'4" or taller. These new ladder racks are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum and have innovative adjustment knobs that allow users to set up their ladder rack in seconds.

Learn more at http://upfit.adriansteel.com/ladder-r...

TODCO Introduces WeatherTite Pro™: The Lightest Weather-Resistant Roll-up Door for Trucks and Trailers

New lighter co-polymer roll-up door is 100-percent recyclable.



Marion, OH (October 2016) – TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, introduces WeatherTite™ Pro,  the next generation weather-resistant roll-up door for trailer and truck body applications.  WeatherTite Pro improves upon the proven TODCO WeatherTite™ door that eliminated the problems of swelling, warping, finish delamination and rotting experienced with wood roll-up doors when it was introduced 15 years ago.  WeatherTite Pro takes these benefits to a new level, utilizing 100 percent recyclable and highly engineered co-polymer panels that dramatically reduce weight and improve heat tolerance. 

A WeatherTite Pro panel weighs 25 percent less than standard WeatherTite panels and 37 percent less than ¾”wood and ¼” plate-style panels, increasing payload potential.  The lighter door weight will also allow the option of installing a long-life counterbalance spring that reduces costly downtime and maintenance costs.

Results of ASTM D648 Heat Deflection Testing at 66 psi conducted by TODCO shows WeatherTite Pro has a 23 percent higher heat tolerance than standard WeatherTite panels, reducing the opportunity for warpage in hotter climates.

Additional features of WeatherTite Pro include:
•    Improved impact resistance
•    Smooth panel surface – Allows for an automotive quality paint finish and excellent decal adhesion
•    Automotive grade UV stability and finish color
•    Anti-Pinch Panel Joint – Eliminates pinch point at panel joint to improve safety and reduce injuries and workmen’s compensation costs
•    Anti-Drip Design – Prevents water from the exterior of the door from dripping between panels onto cargo when in operation and moving through the radius
•    Interchangeable with current WeatherTite panels
•    Available with 1” or 2” track and rollers
•    10-Year limited warranty 

The list of available options includes 1” and 2” SupeRollers™ that have been tested to last up 5X longer than standard steel rollers and EZ Seals™, dual durometer side seals that reduce seal installation time by 50% compared to rubber seals.

The WeatherTite Pro roll-up door was previewed at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, and Truck World in Canada.    

Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, TODCO manufactures and services roll up doors, swing doors and walkramps for the trucking industry.  The company maintains manufacturing plants in Marion, Ohio and Tecate, Mexico.  For more information, go to www.todco.com.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Any truck. Any job. Miller.

 

With so many options, accessories and features, there is a lot to consider when choosing the best engine drive for your needs. Start by using the “Engine Drive Selection” link below to compare output, processes and generator power as well as consider any hydraulic or air capacity needs you may have to help maximize idle reduction for your truck.

More at: https://www.millerwelds.com/applications/work-trucks