Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sortimo By Knapheide at the 2017 Work Truck Show


Work Truck Show 2017: Here's a look at some of the most innovative line of van equipment in the industry: Sortimo By Knapheide.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ONE CHIP AT A TIME: HOW ONE ENGINEER'S INNOVATION HAS FORD NOW RECYCLING 20 MILLION POUNDS OF ALUMINUM A MONTH

  • Chip Conrad, a Ford stamping engineer, led the design of an expansive closed-loop recycling system that enables the company to reduce waste, save energy and improve sustainability
  • Americans are pretty good at recycling things found in their homes – lead-acid batteries, cardboard boxes, soup cans, newspapers – items that in a typical week, might add up to 10 pounds in their municipal recycling bins, per the EPA; Conrad’s load is a bit heavier, as his system recovers 5 million pounds of high-strength military-grade aluminum scrap a week
  • Now in use at Dearborn Stamping, Kentucky Truck and Buffalo Stamping facilities, Ford’s recycling system recovers enough military-grade aluminum alloy to build either 51 commercial jetliners or more than 37,000 F-Series truck bodies a month
  • Using large vacuum systems and miles of tubes, scrap material gets shredded into smaller chips that are sucked into the system and routed via a series of computer-controlled gates; the scrap is dispersed in multi-ton piles in the back of a semi-truck

DEARBORN, Mich., April 21, 2017 – Americans are quite good at recycling things found around their homes. In a typical week, according to the EPA, items like lead-acid batteries, cardboard boxes, soup cans and newspapers might constitute a 10-pound load in their municipal recycling bins. But Chip Conrad, a Ford stamping engineer, takes on a bit of a heavier load – recycling 5 million pounds a week of high-strength military-grade aluminum scrap.

Conrad led the design of an expansive closed-loop recycling system that enables the company to reduce waste, save energy and improve sustainability. Now in use at three Ford factories, two of which build F-Series, America’s best-selling pickup for 40 consecutive years, the system is producing savings that are nothing short of monumental. Ford is now saving enough recycled high-strength military-grade aluminum alloy to build either 51 commercial jetliners or more than 37,000 new F-Series truck bodies a month.

Using high-strength military-grade aluminum-alloy bodies for new F-Series trucks enables Ford to provide best-in-class capabilities for its customers, explains Conrad, while also leading to improved sustainability. “Not only does this make sound business sense,” he points out, “it’s helping Ford reduce its environmental impact.”

The main environmental advantage of recycling scrap aluminum is that it takes one-tenth the energy required to reprocess scrap aluminum than it does to make new aluminum, according to the Aluminum Association. The organization estimates that because of how cost effective it is to recycle aluminum, 75 percent of all aluminum produced is still in use today.

Think of it like a water slide

At the heart of this closed-loop recycling system is a large, automated vacuum system and more than two miles of tubes crisscrossing the plants. Developed at Dearborn Stamping Plant, where F-150 – the first high-volume truck to use a high-strength military-grade aluminum-alloy body – is built, the system is now in use at Kentucky Truck, home to Super Duty, and Buffalo Stamping, which manufactures alloy panels for commercial F-Series trucks.

As doors and fenders are stamped into shape, scrap material is shredded into chips, roughly the size of a dollar bill, which get sucked into the system and routed via a series of computer-controlled gates until the journey ends seconds later in a multi-ton pile in the back of a semi. Think of it as a long water slide ride for aluminum scrap, with a splash landing at the end.

“The system automatically knows which of the four different grades of alloy is being stamped at a given time, then it routes the material into one of four trucks standing by to send it back for reprocessing,” says Conrad.

As Ford expands the use of aluminum in its product lineup, closed-loop recycling systems will be essential to the long-term viability of lightweight materials and meeting overall sustainability targets.

F-Series impact

Modern, clean and efficient, Kentucky Truck Plant builds the much-lauded F-Series Super Duty F-250 to F-550 vehicles. These trucks share cab components with Dearborn-built F-150 pickups – allowing Ford to maximize manufacturing efficiency and recyclability.

The use of recyclable high-strength military-grade aluminum means 2017 F-150 boasts best-in-class fuel economy among gasoline-powered trucks. For the all-new Super Duty, it means best-in-class capability – 2017 F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks use a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum alloy for the body. Ford reinvested much of the resulting weight savings into expanding Super Duty’s capability to include more towing and hauling capacity, along with a greater combined gross vehicle weight rating.

“Our ability to recycle leads to improved fuel economy and capability for our truck customers,” says Conrad. “And it helps us build more affordable, high-performing, efficient trucks.”

2017 Colorado ARE Tonneau Cover


2017 ARE Tonneau Cover for the Chevy Colorado

Friday, April 28, 2017

Innovations at Work Truck Show '17


NTEA Managing Director Doyle Sumrall shares opportunities to see innovation in action at WTS17, including lightweighting, Ride-and-Drive, Green Truck Summit, and exhibitors featuring green products and technologies. http://www.worktruckshow.com

WTS18 will be held March 6-9, 2018, in Indy. Sign up to be notified when registration opens at https://www.worktruckshow.com/wts18si....

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Boss Snowplows at the Ford Truck Booth

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BOSS products made an appearance in the Ford booth at the Work Truck Show . The BOSS EXT, introduced in 2016 was proudly displayed on a truck in the impressive Ford booth. To learn more about the EXT click here.

Thank you to all BOSS fans, interested customers, dealers, distributors, and vendors who stopped to visit the BOSS booth! We enjoy sharing our excitement for the 2017-2018 season with you. We are already counting down the days until winter 2017-2018!

Find more at: www.bossplow.com

Boss Snowplows at the 2017 Work Truck Show

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More than 500 companies traveled to Indianapolis for North America's largest work truck event--The Work Truck Show 2017 hosted by NTEA. From March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center, 11,799 visitors descended on the show to view the latest equipment, products, and technology companies have to offer in the truck equipment sphere. 
BOSS Snowplow attended, highlighting new products for the 2017-2018 season. Here is a look at the BOSS booth!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DURAMAX DIESEL, ALLISON TRANSMISSION WILL POWER CHEVROLET’S ALL-NEW MEDIUM DUTY COMMERCIAL TRUCK

An employee at the DMAX, LTD engine plant assembles Duramax diesel engines in Moraine, Ohio on Monday, March 6, 2017.

DETROIT — General Motors, which fields the industry’s most expansive portfolio of diesel-powered passenger cars, crossovers, pickups and vans, confirmed today that Chevrolet’s highly-anticipated, all-new Class 4/5 commercial truck will be powered by a Duramax engine and Allison transmission – a legendary combination that has powered close to two million trucks.

Chevrolet made the announcement today at The Work Truck Show 2017, and confirmed the truck is on track to launch in 2018. It is being jointly developed by Chevrolet and Navistar.

“Our new Chevrolet medium-duty will be the flagship of our truck portfolio for fleet and commercial customers, and we believe the strength of Duramax/Allison powertrain combination will be able to tackle various jobs – from general contracting to urban delivery to bucket loaders and wreckers,” John Schwegman, U.S. director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty for GM Fleet said. “To win customers, we’re marshalling the best diesel and heavy-duty transmission engineers in the world and offering more choices than any other manufacturer.”

Allison Transmission, based in Indianapolis, is the largest designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems. Their designs have been used in a variety of applications, including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. They have helped drive Chevrolet’s hardest-working trucks since the 1950s.

The first Duramax diesel engines were introduced in Chevrolet and GMC trucks in 2001, and they have accumulated more than 100 billion miles of real-world experience. Since then, the engines have been continually refined, introducing first-in-class technologies such as aluminum cylinder heads, the quick-start system and the Venturi Jet Drive Oil separator.

Technical specifications for Chevrolet’s new medium-duty truck, including cab and frame dimensions, horsepower and torque, GAWR, GVWR, payload and other ratings, will be released close to launch.


Chevrolet’s industry-leading portfolio of diesel-powered vehicles also includes:

The 2017 Silverado HD offers a newly-redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 turbo-diesel, the most powerful engine ever installed in a GM pickup truck with 910 lb./ft. of torque and a class-leading 445 hp.
The Cruze sedan and hatchback, which offer up to an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg — the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America and an estimated range of up to 702 highway miles.
The Equinox compact crossover, available this summer, is expected to achieve a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates are not yet available).
The Colorado mid-size pickup, which is the industry’s most fuel-efficient pickup, according to the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website.
The Express full-size van, which is available in both passenger and cargo variants, with either the short or long wheelbase.
The Low Cab Forward commercial truck, which offers two turbodiesel engines. A 3.0-liter engine paired with a 6-speed double overdrive transmission is available in 3500HD models.  Larger 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 6500XD models are available with a 5.2L engine.


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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PERFECTLY HITCHED: FORD F-SERIES TRUCKS TO TOW 'HENRY' AND 'CLARA' ON PETITE RETREATS' TINY HOUSE CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP


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  • Ford F-Series trucks will tow ‘Tiny Houses’ – named in honor of Henry Ford and his wife Clara – on a summer-long road trip across America; just revealed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show
  • “Henry,” featuring 181 square feet and weighing more than 9,000 pounds, and “Clara,” with 252 square feet and weighing more than 12,000 pounds, will be pulled by the all-new 2017 F-150 and F-250 Super Duty respectively
  • Thousand Trails presents the launch of Petite Retreats, where people can research and book a range of unique vacation rentals, including tiny houses, cozy cabins, yurts and more, putting a twist on the typical vacation

DEARBORN, Mich., April 18, 2017 – Ford F-Series trucks are the vehicles of choice to tow the latest tiny houses to join the Petite Retreats unique accommodations. Called “Henry” and “Clara” – in honor of the founder of Ford Motor Company and his wife – these Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) certified houses just debuted at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.

The debut kicks off a summer-long road trip with a 2017 Ford F-150 and all-new 2017 F-250 Super Duty, set to tow Henry and Clara across America.

“We are honored Petite Retreats selected F-Series to tow these cutting-edge tiny houses,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “With Super Duty’s best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 32,500 pounds of towing, plus F-150 with its segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission mated to an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that helps deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated gas fuel efficiency, F-Series trucks own towing.”

For even more F-Series towing innovation, class-leading features like Trailer Reverse Guidance and an exclusive 360-degree camera system with trailer view, can make hauling even a house easy. Moreover,  F-150’s available class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes the challenge of backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob.

Henry and Clara may be small, but they can easily exceed 9,000 pounds and 12,000 pounds, respectively. Henry features 181 square feet of space, while Clara packs it all into just 252 square feet. Sporting a number of innovative features and amenities, Henry and Clara are the latest Petite Retreats house rentals.

Henry and Clara are on display at the New York International Auto Show, April 14-23. The cross-country road trip begins the following week, stopping first in Boston and Philadelphia, with additional locations to be determined.

ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.


ABOUT PETITE RETREATS
Petite Retreats is presented by Encore RV resorts and Thousand Trails campgrounds, featuring more than 180 locations across North America. Encore & Thousand Trails and their affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities and Petite Retreats unique accommodations of tiny houses, cabins, yurts, tents, or teepees. For more information on the tour across America check www.petiteretreats.com or join the conversation at #tinyhouseroadtrip.

GMC Wins Most Refined Brand for Fourth Consecutive Year

Full line of GMC Denali trucks and SUVs
2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award 
is based on positive consumer perception
DETROIT — GMC won Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 Brand Image Award for Most Refined Brand today. It’s the fourth year in a row GMC has earned the award, as it continues to earn praise for its premium trucks and SUVs from new car buyers.

Brand Image Award winners are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch™ study. Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into more than 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The comprehensive study provides insight on how shoppers identify important factors influencing their purchase decision and captures brand/model familiarity and loyalty among new-vehicle shoppers.
“GMC’s ‘Professional Grade’ ideology has struck a resonant chord with consumers, and that’s reflected in car buyers visiting Kelley Blue Book’s website, KBB.com, naming GMC 2017’s Most Refined Brand,” says Jack Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book. “The extra attention to design and detail found across GMC’s lineup has clearly resonated with American consumers.”
In previous wins, Kelley Blue Book has acknowledged Denali, GMC’s highest expression of premium vehicles, for continuing to elevate the brand’s overall perception among consumers. Kelley Blue Book’s findings show that consumers recognize GMC trucks and SUVs pair professional grade capability with exceptional features and technology.
“Receiving the Most Refined Brand award for a fourth consecutive year reflects GMC’s commitment to our core brand pillars,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “Consumers appreciate GMC’s ability to deliver bold, capable and precisely crafted vehicles that fit their lifestyle.”
GMC began 2017 by selling its 1 millionth Denali vehicle since introducing the sub-brand on Yukon in 1999. Denali accounted for 25 percent of GMC retail sales in 2016, outselling the entire product lines of several premium automakers such as Land Rover, Jaguar and Porsche.
For more information about the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, visit http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/brand-image-awards/.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Want To Stand Out? There's Nothing Like A Red KUV!


At Commercial Truck Success, we love red trucks. Actually, we like all colors, but there's just something about red that begs attention. Can't you just see your company name and phone number blazoned across the side and back of this great Knapheide KUV plumber style service body? Or a great entire vehicle wrap?

Patrick Clounch of 5 Star Ford in Richland Hills, Texas, just north of Fort Worth shared one image of this truck on LinkedIn and I asked for more to show off this great truck on the CTS Blog.

This is a 2017 Ford Transit T350 chassis with the 3.7 V6, 6-speed automatic, power windows, door locks and mirrors, matched to a Knapheide KUV 129SLK through General Truck Body. Options on the body include electric compartment locks with key fob, 3-bow ladder rack, receiver hitch, pass through compartment door. Notice the large step bumper with very low access that is covered with spray liner to keep your feet steady and sure.

5 Star Ford is a large commercial truck stocking dealer and has quite a selection from an F-150 work pickup to the mighty F-750 medium duty. See the selection for yourself where you can sort inventory by the body and many other ways: https://5starford.worktrucksolutions.com/

And, since Pat was kind enough to share this, you can reach him directly at 817-519-6877. And, you can see more about this great dealership at www.5starford.com


X-Pro ONE Drop-In Aluminum Commercial Truck Cap/Pack


The The X-Pro ONE Drop-In Aluminum Commercial Truck Cap is a premium, one-piece pickup truck bed enclosure designed with flexibility and durability as standard.

It’s a shop that fits in the back of your truck. It’s perfect for tradesmen who have a lot of tools to transport to off-site locations. This isn’t your average commercial truck cap, either. It’s made of the same strong, lightweight 1/8″ aluminum as our semi-truck accessories. It’s tough, it’s never going to rust, and it’s 100% renewable.

“Blank Canvas” design comes standard. Customize your commercial truck cap to fit the specific needs of you and your business. Aluminum construction allows us to easily weld and drill accessories to your cap as needed.

LEARN MORE: http://iconicmetalgear.com

Sunday, April 23, 2017

CargoGlide Wall Slides Save Waste for the USPS



Wall Slides in use by the USPS: This is called saving waste!

Michelin Auto Inflate Automatic Tire Inflation


Increase fuel economy, extend tire life, reduce road service calls and downtime—all automatically. Maintaining optimal tire pressure is necessary given today's high cost of doing business. Optimal pressure management is nearly impossible to achieve manually due to many complex factors, including leaky valve stems, natural leakage, extreme temperatures, driving between climates, heated shops, gauge inaccuracy and human error. MICHELIN Auto Inflate solves the complicated problem of tire pressure management.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

VMAC - Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors UNDERHOOD Demo


Demonstration of VMAC's VR70 and VR140 UNDERHOOD air compressors. Learn More: http://vmacair.com/product/underhood-...

VMAC is a world-leader in the development of truck mounted mobile air compressor solutions used for service trucks, public works, utilities and highway/heavy construction. 

VMAC engineers and manufactures 70cfm and 150cfm UNDERHOOD Air Compressor Systems, 40cfm and 60cfm PREDATAIR hydraulic driven Air Compressor Systems and THROTTLE COMMANDER 3-speed engine throttle controls. UNDERHOOD and PREDATAIR Air Compressors feature high-powered rotary screw air-on-demand technology. Both systems are ideal for use on work trucks in applications such as mining, construction, tire-service, fire-apparatus and municipal operations. THROTTLE COMMANDER throttle controls are easy to install idle up speed controllers activated with a 12-volt signal. Designed for electronic engines, these load sensing throttle controls will follow a preset programmed rpm setting. 

VMACs success comes from working with customers to determine what their air compressor needs are and then surpassing those needs with unparalleled product quality, innovation and customer service. By regularly introducing new and innovative products to the market, VMAC ensures it remains the leader in truck mounted mobile air compressor technology. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 NIssan NV200 SV Compact Cargo Van - Nissan of Vacaville


Rich from Nissan of Vacaville gives a great demonstration of the fuel efficient Nissan NV200. See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

NV200 Side By Side Comparison S vs SV Trim Level - Nissan of Vacaville


The Ram Heavy duty offers Class Exclusive rear auto-level air suspension for a balanced load 
The Ram Heavy Duty from the lineup of America’s Longest Lasting Pickups 
www.ramtrucks.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ram Heavy Duty | Competitive Advantage | Towing


The Ram Heavy duty offers Class Exclusive rear auto-level air suspension for a balanced load 
The Ram Heavy Duty from the lineup of America’s Longest Lasting Pickups 
www.ramtrucks.com



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RAMBOX Cargo Managment System



The Class Exclusive Rambox Cargo Management System provides unrivaled storage space. 
The Ram 1500 from the lineup of America’s Longest Lasting Pickups 
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Green Truck Summit presenters share their insights


Hear Green Truck Summit presenters share their insights into the potential for alternative fuels and technologies relative to vocational fleets. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Recap: The Work Truck Show 2017


This year's NTEA Work Truck Show was held March 15-17 in Indianapolis, IN. Learn more about the exciting new products and updates we announced.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jason's Story: Part 2


After Jason was announced as our Win-A-Truck Sweepstakes winner, he went to work right away spec'ing out his new work truck, a Knapheide 696 Flip Top Service Body. Watch as his body is upfitted and delivered at Dealers Truck Equipment in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Steel Dump Body With Removable Chipper Canopy - Enoven Truck Body


Hunter with Enoven Truck Body showcases a unique dump body with a removable chipper top. See more at http://www.enovenind.com

Sunday, April 16, 2017

2017 Nissan TITAN vs TITAN XD | Chassis Comparison


2017 Nissan TITAN vs TITAN XD; it's a battle of the Titans. TITAN and TITAN XD are the most capable trucks we've ever made. Take an in-depth look at their powertrains, chassis, and capabilities, and find out which TITAN is best for you. Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD – Backed up by America’s Best Truck Warranty.

Both Trucks come equipped with a rugged leaf spring suspension with a high capacity rear axle and commercial differential. But the 2017 Nissan Titan XD frame is larger and extensively reinforced for added strength and stiffness, which helps resist vertical and lateral bending and increases torsional rigidity. Both Nissan trucks come with rack and pinion steering and trailer brake and sway control. 

2018 Ford F-150, Expedition Special Service Vehicles Help Police, Government, Fleet Customers Go Further

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  • 2018 F-150 Special Service Vehicle is tougher, smarter and more capable than ever – with choice of 5.0-liter V8 FFV or 3.5-liter EcoBoost®, and standard Auto Start-Stop, in either XL SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration – to tackle rigorous customer demands
  • 2018 Expedition Special Service Vehicle powered by 3.5-liter EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop offers generous space and advanced new technology to keep customers connected under the most challenging conditions
  • Both SSV packages provide the space and extensive utility to meet the specialized needs of law enforcement, government and fleet customers

DEARBORN, Mich., April 6, 2017 – They might be the only new vehicles sold in the United States with high-strength aluminum-alloy bodies, vinyl seats and 10-speed column-mounted shifters – just the way their customers want them. For its law enforcement, government and fleet customers, Ford is unveiling its new 2018 F-150 Special Service Vehicle and all-new 2018 Expedition Special Service Vehicle designed to meet their very specific needs.

The 2018 F-150 SSV is even tougher, smarter and more capable, with a segment-exclusive combination of advanced materials that are durable and inhibit corrosion, technologies that improve productivity, efficiency and driver confidence, plus the best towing capability of any F-150, ever.

The all-new 2018 Expedition SSV is the smartest, most capable, adaptable Expedition ever – providing fleets with generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for their specialized applications.

Both vehicles have updated powertrains, including a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® or newly upgraded 5.0-liter V8 for F-150, paired to a segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic. The Ford-built transmission delivers improved acceleration and performance over previous six-speed automatics. Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Both vehicles add Auto Start-Stop for greater fuel efficiency. On Expedition SSV, a 3.73 rear differential is now an electronic limited-slip differential.

A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for extended idle times and meet the demands for additional on-board electrical power in both vehicles.

Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization. Because law enforcement, government and fleet work can be messy, a vinyl bench in place of the rear seat aids in quick cleanup, while easy-to-clean vinyl flooring replaces carpeting.

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly looking to vehicles beyond the traditional sedan for specialized duty.

“While our Police Interceptor Utility remains the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in the country by a large margin, some agencies need to haul five people with higher equipment-carrying capacity, or off-road capabilities are required,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “That’s where the F-150 SSV and Expedition SSV come in.”

F-150 SSV provides a selection of configurations so fleets can pick what best suits their needs. Available in XL trim for F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for either a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain. Whether equipped with the V8 or high-torque EcoBoost, power is not a problem for customers choosing either of these Special Service Vehicles.

ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Odyne Chassis Walk Around


The majority of Utilimaster service vehicles have options that use the vehicle’s fuel source to provide power to auxiliary equipment, but this unique Odyne chassis utilizes two batteries to supply auxiliary power to equipment at the job site without drawing fuel from the vehicle.

Visit Utilimaster online at www.utilimaster.com.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Masterack Interior storage systems - Nissan NV200


Interior storage systems now available for the Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo van.  Choose from steel racks and bins package or the popular QuietFlex interior system.  Upgrade with trade accessories and ladder rack solutions to fit your needs!



SmartSpace Video


An overview of SmartSpace Van Interiors. See much more at www.masterack.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

BEDSLIDE truck bed drawer system features and benefits


Learn how a BEDSLIDE will change the way you use your truck bed. Never crawl under your tonneau cover or truck cap again. Use the BEDSLIDE to slide all you stuff right to you. See more at www.bedslide.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Day in the Life - Aaron and his New Knapheide Aluminum Gooseneck Body


When we set out to build something, we build it right. With Knapheide's new Aluminum PGNB Gooseneck Body, you'll be able to carry out your day-to-day tasks without any worries. Watch how Aaron Ball, Farm Manager, utilizes his Knapheide AL-PGNB on the job. See more about Knapheide products at www.knapheide.com

Quiet Diesel Commercial Mobile Generator Product Line



Sometimes it can be hard to see the difference between Genuine Cummins parts and non-genuine parts, but it’s the little details that make a difference. Non-genuine parts may fit a Cummins engine – but they aren’t built or remanufactured using the same procedures or materials, to Cummins exact specifications. This video takes a look at some of the critical differences in quality and performance between Genuine Cummins parts versus non-genuine parts. To learn more about Genuine Cummins parts, visit http://cumminsgenuineparts.com or contact your Cummins dealer or distributor.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Party Trailer by Mickey Truck Bodies


The Mickey Party Time Event Trailer! See more at www.mickeybody.com

Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V-8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The engine is a 6-liter Vortec Series motor from GM coupled to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission and it will be available on the FE130, FE160 and FE180 models. It will be the only gas truck in its class with Power Take Off capabilities for auxiliary equipment, according to a company representative.

“Fuso has put together this exclusive engine/transmission package to provide unmatched power and versatility for our customers, and the Class 5 FE180 will offer the largest payload available in a gas-powered medium-duty truck," said Jecka Glasman, Fuso's president and CEO.

A trial run of trucks equipped with the new engine will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The V8 FE Series trucks will be the first Fuso vehicles assembled in the U.S. at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s facility in South Carolina. The engines and transmissions will be built in the U.S. but the chassis, cabs, and axles will come from Europe and Japan.

See more at: http://www.worktruckonline.com/news/story/2017/03/fuso-s-new-gasoline-v8-will-be-available-in-fe-series-cabovers.aspx?utm_campaign=Weekly-&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter


Friday, April 7, 2017

VMAC Hydraulic Driven Air Compressors


VMAC’s Hydraulic Driven air compressor is the best choice for customers looking for a compact, powerful and lightweight hydraulic deck-mount air compressor that can operate in any climate.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Buyers Products Company - Flagship Video 2017


The history and tour of Buyers Products Company.

Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission Will Power Chevrolet’s All-new Medium Duty Commercial Truck


DETROIT — General Motors, which fields the industry’s most expansive portfolio of diesel-powered passenger cars, crossovers, pickups and vans, confirmed today that Chevrolet’s highly-anticipated, all-new Class 4/5 commercial truck will be powered by a Duramax engine and Allison transmission – a legendary combination that has powered close to two million trucks.

Chevrolet made the announcement today at The Work Truck Show 2017, and confirmed the truck is on track to launch in 2018. It is being jointly developed by Chevrolet and Navistar.

“Our new Chevrolet medium-duty will be the flagship of our truck portfolio for fleet and commercial customers, and we believe the strength of Duramax/Allison powertrain combination will be able to tackle various jobs – from general contracting to urban delivery to bucket loaders and wreckers,” John Schwegman, U.S. director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty for GM Fleet said. “To win customers, we’re marshalling the best diesel and heavy-duty transmission engineers in the world and offering more choices than any other manufacturer.”

Allison Transmission, based in Indianapolis, is the largest designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems. Their designs have been used in a variety of applications, including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. They have helped drive Chevrolet’s hardest-working trucks since the 1950s.

The first Duramax diesel engines were introduced in Chevrolet and GMC trucks in 2001, and they have accumulated more than 100 billion miles of real-world experience. Since then, the engines have been continually refined, introducing first-in-class technologies such as aluminum cylinder heads, the quick-start system and the Venturi Jet Drive Oil separator.

Technical specifications for Chevrolet’s new medium-duty truck, including cab and frame dimensions, horsepower and torque, GAWR, GVWR, payload and other ratings, will be released close to launch.

Chevrolet’s industry-leading portfolio of diesel-powered vehicles also includes:

The 2017 Silverado HD offers a newly-redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 turbo-diesel, the most powerful engine ever installed in a GM pickup truck with 910 lb./ft. of torque and a class-leading 445 hp.
The Cruze sedan and hatchback, which offer up to an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg — the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America and an estimated range of up to 702 highway miles.
The Equinox compact crossover, available this summer, is expected to achieve a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates are not yet available).
The Colorado mid-size pickup, which is the industry’s most fuel-efficient pickup, according to the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website.
The Express full-size van, which is available in both passenger and cargo variants, with either the short or long wheelbase.
The Low Cab Forward commercial truck, which offers two turbodiesel engines. A 3.0-liter engine paired with a 6-speed double overdrive transmission is available in 3500HD models.  Larger 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 6500XD models are available with a 5.2L engine.

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2 Millionth Duramax Diesel Engine Rolls off the Line


MORAINE, Ohio — General Motors, DMAX, Ltd. and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees today celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Groundbreaking for the new DMAX, Ltd. plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the line July 17, 2000.

Since then, Duramax engines have won multiple awards and built a reputation for impressive power and durability.

Today, DMAX makes the Duramax diesel engines for heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Duramax engines also power some Navistar commercial trucks, Gale Banks vehicles and even marine applications.

DMAX, Ltd. has grown its employment in the past few years and currently employs 554 I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 hourly and 114 salaried employees for a total of 668.

The plant has received two recent investments:
2014: $60 million investment announced for emissions improvements
2015: $82 million investment announced for productivity improvements

Employees are currently building the redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. This next-generation engine offers more horsepower and torque than ever — an SAE-certified 445 horsepower (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm and 910 lb-ft of torque (1,234 Nm) at 1,600 rpm — to enable easier, more confident hauling and trailering.

Along with a 19 percent increase in max torque over the last Duramax 6.6L, the redesigned turbo-diesel’s performance is quieter and smoother, for greater refinement. It is also capable of running on B20 biodiesel, a fuel composed of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent conventional diesel. B20 helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and lessen dependence on petroleum. It is a domestically produced, renewable fuel made primarily of plant matter, mostly soybean oil.

DMAX, Ltd. was established in 1998. GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu owns 40 percent of the joint venture.

Quote from GMNA Manufacturing and Labor Relations Vice President Cathy Clegg
“The Duramax Diesel has powered GM’s heavy-duty pickups to numerous quality, reliability, durability and truck of the year awards. These awards would not be possible without the hard work of the men and women of the IUE and DMAX.”

Quote from GM Plant Manager Pat Curtis

“Over the past 17 years, DMAX has produced 2 million award-winning heavy-duty diesel engines. This is not only a significant milestone, but truly speaks to the dedication of our team.

“We consider ourselves to be a big part of the community in which we live and work. We have invested both dollars and volunteerism into several local organizations, specifically the Moraine Foundation, which channels all local charitable activities and the promotion of STEM-related opportunities through the West Carrollton HS–FIRST Robotics Club.”

Quote from President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for DMAX, Ltd. Shinichi Suzuki

“When we started this project, who would have expected we would achieve 2 million engines? I do recognize that although we made 2 million engines, it could not be achieved without the support of all employees. The most important thing is not that the 2 million engines have been manufactured, but that they have been sold by the effort of the entire team.”

Quote from President IUE-CWA Local 755 Carl Kennebrew

“This is a testament to the dedication of our workforce to continue to produce a great product. We have a culture here at DMAX that is based off of teamwork and a family environment. Everyone is dedicated to the vision of our company. I'm so proud of our members and their continued drive to be successful!”

About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

About Isuzu

Founded in 1916, Isuzu Motors has the longest history of any Japanese vehicle manufacturer. During our years of operation, we have consistently focused on "creation without compromise" in the process of building Isuzu into the company it is today. And now we are boldly taking up the challenge of global leadership in commercial vehicles and diesel engines while maintaining our traditions.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Westport Fuel Systems. We think ahead.

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. And we do that every day. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technologies deliver the performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. We serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation and industrial application brands.

Powerful trends in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction regulations have created a compelling opportunity for gaseous-fuel product solutions powered by natural gas, propane, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. With our strategic partners, we are turning our business plan into reality. We share a common objective: to create clean transportation solutions that meet existing and future emissions regulations and targets for GHG reduction.

Our recent merger has brought together two market leaders that have been delivering innovative alternative fuel products for more than 50 years. Our proprietary technologies deliver the performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. And our vast intellectual property portfolio gives us a competitive advantage to think ahead and drive innovation.

Find more at: http://wfsinc.com/


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Monday, April 3, 2017

LoadsRite Ladder Rack: Van Ladder Rack for Nissan NV High Roof


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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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