Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Boltlock Introduction



Introduction of the Boltlock product line.

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure


This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.


You have built a $3 to $30 million business over one or more generations, and you are making an appropriate profit most years. Do you think about liability? I bet you do, but do you relate that to tire failures and more specifically to catastrophic tire failures? What happens to your business if a worn, damaged tire fails at speed — it doesn’t even have to be high speed — and your driver loses control of your fleet vehicle and it plows into another vehicle?

If one or more of the occupants is a young to middle-aged passenger, especially a working mother or father, your liability skyrockets. I like to call this the $5 million accident. You don’t want to lose your business in the event of one of these failures just because you were lax in making sure that your tires were in good condition. Let’s see what you can do to avoid this type of situation where your tires are concerned.

learn more at: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/safety-accident-management/article/story/2017/11/tire-maintenance-it-s-not-just-checking-tire-pressure.aspx


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

700 vehicles fill Houston Auto Show, but trucks and SUVs grab spotlight

People browse through the Mazda display space during the first day of the Houston Auto Show at NRG Center Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Houston. ( Michael Ciaglo / Houston Chronicle) Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle / Michael Ciaglo

Jerry Funderburk lost two Mercedes Benz cars and a Ram pickup truck last summer when Hurricane Harvey flooded his Kingwood home with five feet of water.

For months, the small business owner got by with a company car as he and his wife worked to rebuild their home and lives. With car insurance money in hand, Funderburk ventured down to the Houston Auto Show on Wednesday to check out candidates for replacement vehicles.

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"I've been to this show every year, but this is the first year I've been car-less," he said.

Funderburk is one of more than 100,000 Houstonians who are expected to stroll through NRG Center this week for the 35th annual expo, organized by the Houston Automobile Dealers Association. Nearly 40 manufacturers are exhibiting more than 700 models, including recently revealed vehicles like the new Jeep Wrangler, Ford Mustang and Subaru Ascent.

Learn more at: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/Trucks-electric-cars-share-stage-at-Houston-Auto-12523007.php


Monday, January 29, 2018

Ford revives the midsize Ranger


Removed from the U.S. market nearly seven years ago, Ford Motor Co. is bringing back its Ranger midsize pickup for the 2019 model year -- no doubt geared to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. The pickup will go into production at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant later this year.

Source: HD Pickup and Van

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Ram's larger, lighter 1500 makes wide use of hybrid system for 2019


One of the features not to miss on the 2019 Ram 1500 -- which the company showed off last week -- is a new eTorque mild hybrid system that improves fuel efficiency and cranking power of both the available 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 5.7L HEMI V8 engines. Ram explained that the system can add up to 90 lbs.-ft. and 130 lbs.-ft. of short-term torque to the engines, respectively.

Ram Trucks provided a more in-depth look at the 2019 1500 Limited and Rebel pickups and new tech and features unveiled. Check out views around and inside the two models, some breakout shots of new hardware, and a look at interior storage and new functions engineered into the truck.

Source: HD Pickup and Van

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Highway Products Toolbox - Removable Tool Tray


Tool trays made of plastic will crack, bend and break. These durable aluminum tool trays sit high on the tool box for easy access. The easy-to-grip handle enables you to remove the tray or you can slide it to the side. This simple, yet functional design allows you to organize smaller items that would normally get lost on the bottom of your tool box.

Isuzu Tilt Cab Benefits vs Conventional Cab Demo



Fernando Perez with Fairfield Isuzu Truck in Fairfield CA, demonstrates a few important benefits of the Isuzu Truck Tilt Cab Chassis versus the conventional cab truck. In this case, we compare an Isuzu Truck with a 12' Stakebed compared to a regular cab 8' pickup truck. They are the same overall length, so they make the same footprint, but the Isuzu Truck has 4' more cargo space because of its design. In addition, the Isuzu Truck has only a 109" wheelbase compared to 132" on the pickup. This translates to superior maneuverability and the Isuzu Truck can turn a circle inside the turning circle of the pickup. In fact, this Isuzu Truck can do a 360 degree turn in the average city street.

You can reach Fernando Perez at 707-422-7777.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Snow Plow Tripping: A Comparison of the BOSS XT vs DXT


Let’s face it snow plows are bound to encounter obstacles.  Those obstacles could include manhole covers, curbs, frozen snow banks and everything in between.  If you have been snowplowing for any period of time, you could probably add a few other items to that list.  Obstructions and obstacles are one of the unavoidable dangers of snowplowing.

As such, snow plow manufacturers design and build snow plows with trip protection technology to help protect the plow and truck from damage.  The tripping mechanism works in tandem with the snow plow’s pressure relief valves that are also designed to reduce the impact caused by obstructions.  BOSS Snowplows, including the BOSS XT & DXT, are specifically designed with one of three types of tripping systems:

    Trip-Edge Snow Plow:  Plows designed with a trip-edge will help reduce the impact on your plow should you hit an obstacle smaller than 6 inches high, these are commonly man-hole covers or large cracks in the pavement. When the trip-edge base angle hits these hidden obstructions, the base angle/edge of the plow trips backwards to “give way” to the object. This takes some of the force off of the entire plow, which means less impact to the plow itself, the front of your truck, and to you, the operator.  An example of a trip-edge snow plow is the BOSS Trip-Edge Super-Duty straight blade.

    Full-Moldboard Trip Snow Plow:  With a full-moldboard trip snowplow, should you hit an object taller than 6 inches, the entire moldboard trips forward to cushion the impact. This greatly reduces the force on the plow and truck and helps keep you and your equipment safe.  An example of a full-moldboard trip snow plow is the BOSS XT v-plow or the BOSS Super-Duty straight blade.

    Dual-Trip Snow Plow:  A plow with dual-trip protection has just what the name implies – two tripping systems.  In the case of a BOSS DXT snowplow, the plow is designed with both the trip-edge as well as the full-moldboard trip creating dual-trip protection.



As noted and reviewed above, BOSS manufactures two models of v-plows, the XT & the DXT each featuring a different trip design.  The XT v-blade is designed with a full-moldboard trip and the DXT v-blade with dual-trip protection.   One of the other main differences of these two blades is the cutting edge/base angle that is installed on new blades.  BOSS XT blades come installed with a high performance formed cutting edge while the DXT blade comes installed with a high performance trip-edge base angle that serves as the plows cutting edge until a certain wear point.  Once the trip-edge base angle on the DXT is worn down to the recommended wear point, a replacement cutting edge is bolted on and used as the wear edge.

In summary, the tripping mechanism and the wear edge are the main differences between the XT & DXT.  For a complete comparison you can view the product specification sheets:  XT | DXT.  In addition, the following video and infographic visually represents the differences between the two snowplows.




by Jodie Gilroy - Boss Snowplows

Source:  http://info.bossplow.com/blog/snow-plow-tripping-a-comparison-of-the-boss-xt-vs-dxt

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Ford F-150: Walkaround | F-150 | Ford


Take an in-depth look at the new 2018 Ford F-150 with Master Rigger Sean Riley and see what it means when we say the new 2018 F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar. Learn more about the F-150, here: http://ford.to/2018F150

Fuel your adventures with a fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!


Transfer Flow manufactures aftermarket fuel tank systems for drivers who work hard, play hard, and look forward to their next adventure. When your pickup can tow a 22,000 lb. fifth-wheel across the country without breaking a sweat, don't compromise the quality or performance of your fuel system with a lightweight gravity-fed plastic container. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are manufactured from high-yield 12 and 14 gauge steel hot-dipped in aluminum alloy for maximum corrosion resistance and durability. Choose the tank or tank combination to meet your driving goals and business needs: Replacement tanks, auxiliary tanks in the bed of your pick-up, refueling tanks, or toolbox and fuel tank combinations. With more than 275,000 tanks sold, Transfer Flow is the premier supplier of fuel tank systems in the world. See our entire line of fuel tank systems here: http://www.transferflow.com

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification, and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

The automaker looks to increase its multi-billion dollar investment between now and 2022, and will also launch 16 battery-electric vehicles among the 40 vehicles it will release, the rest will be plug-in hybrids, Ford announced.

Ford also said it will reveal a full battery-electric performance SUV that offers at least a 300-mile range, for a 2020 launch. In addition to shfiting away from internal combustion engines, the automaker will move investments away from sedans to develop more trucks and electric-powered cars.

The $11 billion investment is more than a previously announced $4.5 billion target from Ford designed to be reached by 2020, which will include developmental costs dedicated to electric vehicle architectures, Reuters reports.

Last December, meanwhile, Ford said it was planning on introducing more than 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, which includes 15 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars, furthering the automakers growth plan in the country. Among the new vehicles, eight are expected to be all-new SUVs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WORK LIGHTINGTrilliant® Cube LED Work Lights

63981-5 – Trilliant® Cube LED Work Light, 1200 Lumens, 12V/24V, Flood, Retail Pack

Designed with a high lumen per watt rating, the Trilliant Cube provides high quality light that fits where other lights just won’t work.

Grote’s sleek, rugged design with superior LED electronic circuitry outperforms lights twice its size and weight. Quality electronic components and advanced Grote circuit design provides electronically quiet operation, consistent light output, and protection from voltage spikes and electromagnetic interference. Premium LEDs produce white light that reduces eye fatigue and operator stress. Rugged design withstands heavy vibration, corrosion, moisture, and dust.

Learn more at: http://www.grote.com/family/trilliant-cube-led-work-lamp/?prodcat=work-lighting


Venturo VC1000 Euro-Style Van Crane Demo


Check out this quick demonstration of the proper procedures to operate the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Nissan Navara - Twin Turbo Engine


To demonstrate the capabilities of the Nissan Navara, we’ve asked brothers Rick and Todd Kelly from our Motorsport team to test the vehicle’s off road handling, towing capability and engine performance. Watch this episode to see the power and efficiency of the twin turbo engine in the Nissan Navara.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Breaking News: Everything There Is To Know About The 2019 Chevy Silverado


Chevy Official debuted 8 version of the new 2018 Chevy Silverado including a 3.0L Diesel. Here's Everything There is to know about the new pickup truck. Source: TFLcar & TFLtruck.

LoadsRite Ladder Rack for the Nissan NV High Roof


Cargo space on top of the high roof Nissan NV has never been so accessible! The LoadsRite drop-down ladder protects ladders while safely transporting them on top of the Nissan NV. Design features include rollers and dampers that create a smooth transition to the stowed and down positions; an easy-reach handle that lowers toward the ground; automatic clamping of the ladder and the ability to open the van doors when the rack is in the down position. The LoadsRite ladder rack is easy to use! Just attach the handle that conveniently stows inside the van and rotate until the ladder bed is in the primary drop position. Then, using two hands, release the latch and pull the ladder bed down into the secondary drop. Unload the ladder one end at a time to minimize back strain! ADRIAN STEEL Online: http://www.adriansteel.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

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.

Sortimo: Intelligent mobility-unlimited possibilities



Intelligent mobility for all workday heroes. We research and develop, so that you can concentrate on your job and bring over 40 years of expertise for your safety with us.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Switch -n- Go for Contracting


Do you own a business that hauls equipment on a normal basis? Well, the Switch-N-Go® system is the system for you. This system will load up to 18,000 lbs. Don’t use unsafe ramps that could slip or slide while you are trying to load your equipment. The Switch-N-Go® body will lay flat on the ground providing you with one of the safest loading situations available. Just strap your equipment down and push a button.

No matter what you are hauling, the Switch-N-Go® system will get the job done.

Learn more at: https://www.switchngo.com/industries/contracting/


Introducing F-150’s newest engine: the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo | F-150 | Ford


With best-in-class* diesel horsepower, torque and targeted 30 mpg**, the new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel** adds to the already impressive F-150 engine lineup. Just another reason why the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

*Class is full-size pickup 8,500lbs GVWR.
**Actual mileage will vary.
**Pre-production model shown. Available Spring 2018.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

GREEN TRUCK SUMMIT GENERAL SESSIONS & EVENTS SCHEDULE


Held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show and Fleet Technical Congress, Green Truck Summit offers expert insights on how the work truck industry can make an immediate impact on greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant reduction. This alternative fuels and advanced technology conference features presentations from regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and stakeholders from industry trade associations and professional societies.

In addition to attending March 6 general sessions, Green Truck Summit registrants have the opportunity to choose from concurrent sessions on March 7-8.

Ticket required. Included in Green Truck Summit Conference and Work Truck Show Trade Show Package. View all pricing and registration options.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
8:30 A.M.–6 P.M.

Learn more at: http://www.worktruckshow.com/WTS/GreenTruckSummit/WTS/GTS/GreenTruckSummit.aspx


Monday, January 15, 2018

How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future


Nissan's remote human operator would take action if one of the automaker's driverless cars encountered a problem.

Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely parking an autonomous vehicle after the driver has exited the car.

After Nissan Deputy General Manager for R&D Toshiro Muramatsu described the scenario to a group of journalists visiting the automaker’s technology center in Atsugi, Japan, I jokingly asked him why we would need rocket scientists to help us park in the future. He laughed and said its not NASA’s expertise in space travel that Nissan covets, it is the agency’s knowledge of driving an unmanned vehicle that is a long way from home.

NASA’s Visual Environment for Remote Virtual Exploration (VERVE) software, used to visualize and supervise interplanetary robots, was the starting point for Nissan’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility system or SAM.

“This is more related to the Mars Rover than rocket science. How do they navigate around an obstacle like a rock on Mars?” he said.

Part of the automaker’s move toward fully autonomous driving, what it calls Nissan Intelligent Integration, is the use of a remote human operator to help “fast track” the realization of driverless travel. Nissan’s remote human operator would take action if there was a problem or emergency encountered during the driverless car's operation.

Separately, Nissan Senior Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering Takao Asami said that NASA’s expertise will help Nissan’s autonomous cars break the rules when necessary, such as driving in the opposing lane to get around a construction site.

“It’s common sense that you have to do this, but the machine doesn’t have the common sense,” Asami said. “To solve this, the human operator will monitor the difficulties and instruct the car on how to handle this. Once the instruction is made, we can copy it and broadcast it to all of the vehicles in the field.”

You can reach Douglas A. Bolduc at dbolduc@crain.com.

Transfer Flow - Our Fuel Tank Categories


Transfer Flow manufactures the world's finest fuel tank systems for automotive manufacturers, commercial fleets, and drivers just like you who are looking for a quality solution to provide more fuel capacity and driving range. Visit www.TransferFlow.com for more!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

The all-new 2019 Silverado High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish and body-color accents, plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.

Next-Gen Silverado Revealed at Chevy Truck Centennial Event
All-new 2019 Silverado builds on 100 years of Chevy Truck expertise

DALLAS — The past and future met today with the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado at an event celebrating the first 100 years of Chevy Trucks. Many in attendance were Chevy Truck Legends members, some of the brand’s most passionate owners.

“Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation.

“For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.” 

The 2019 Silverado 1500 is all new from the ground up and leverages Chevrolet’s experience building more than 85 million dependable, long-lasting pickups. It also reflects feedback from more than 7,000 people on what they wanted in their next truck — the most customer research in the company’s history.

The 2019 Silverado’s strong, modern design advances Chevrolet’s history of industry-leading pickup design. It’s a legacy built on decades of experience with models such as the Advance Design trucks of the 1950s and the C/K series of the 1960s. Those trucks set the standard for pickup design in their eras, and currently are some of the most coveted vintage trucks on the market. The next-generation Silverado is poised to change the face of trucks again, with a breakthrough design that is unmistakably Chevrolet.  

The new Silverado also delivers improved capability and performance. For example, a higher-grade alloy is used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight. This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures.  
As no two truck customers are alike, the next-gen Silverado will offer an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features to help customers find their ideal truck.

The new Silverado LT Trailboss is one of eight 2019 Silverado models. It integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift. Unlike aftermarket lift kits, the Trailboss suspension is fully tested, validated and warrantied by Chevrolet.
The 2019 Silverado will make its public debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the first Chevrolet trucks were delivered to customers.


ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 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.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

6 REASONS OEMS CHOOSE VMAC AIR COMPRESSORS (AIR-ENDS)

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VMAC air compressor systems, including the rotary screw air-end component, are known globally for their performance and reliability. VMAC rotary screw compressor systems are custom built to suit a variety of applications and proven to work in the world’s harshest climates. Here are the top 6 reasons distributors for OEMs, like Caterpillar, Cummins, Ford Industrial Engines, John Deere and Lincoln Electric, use VMAC air-ends as their custom rotary screw air compressor solution.

1.       100% DUTY CYCLE
VMAC manufactures custom OEM rotary screw air compressors that can operate at 100% duty cycle, which means the supply of air is continuous. No time is wasted waiting for air, which allows for operators to complete jobs faster and be more productive than if they were using a reciprocating air compressor designed for just 25% duty cycle.

2.       HIGHER OUTPUT THAN RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSORS
Rotary screw air compressors offer a steady supply of air flow, resulting in a higher output of air than reciprocating air compressors can produce. VMAC rotary screw air compressors are powerful, and air-end capabilities range from 10-30 CFM, 30-70 CFM, and 70-130 CFM. This makes VMAC the best choice for OEMs with demanding applications.

3.       COMPACT
VMAC air compressors are designed to be compact, with the ability to fit into tight spaces. For many OEMs, space is a major challenge, but VMAC’s compact designs conserve space on any platform, and allow for more room to store other tools and equipment.

4.       LIGHTWEIGHT
In addition to being compact, VMAC compressors (air-ends) are lightweight. The lightweight design makes them ideal for mobile applications, and benefits include improved productivity and fuel economy—your bottom line will thank you.

5.       TECHNICAL SUPPORT
OEMs will be pleased to know that VMAC’s technical support team is available to help by phone, email, and online on the VMAC Knowledgebase. Should any challenges arise, the talented and experienced support team will be available to answer your questions, and get you back to work faster.

6.       CUSTOMIZABLE
VMAC rotary screw compressor systems can be designed to your exact specifications, allowing for a completely customizable solution. VMAC’s OEM team will work closely with your design team to ensure your customized air compressor system is exactly what you need for your industrial engine application.

VMAC OEM CUSTOM SOLUTIONS
VMAC custom air compressor solutions provide OEMs with high performing and reliable rotary screw compressors, designed specifically for your unique application. VMAC air compressors (air-ends) produce from 10-130 CFM at 100% duty cycle, and the air compressors are compact, lightweight, and customizable. Each system is backed by a superior technical support team.

Learn more about VMAC OEM, including applications, capabilities, and mounting kits. In addition, you can also browse VMAC air compressor components, including air compressors (air-ends), air oil separator tanks and oil coolers.

Contact the OEM team by calling 1-888-514-6656, or contact the OEM team online.

Is this the Tacoma Killer? Made in Wentzville Missouri USA :SEMA 2017


The Tacoma Killer - SEMA 2017

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mobile Truck Repair Brainstorming To Help Breakdowns

Has this ever happened to you? You are en-route on a delivery and you get a tire blow out! I recall being downtown Winnipeg in the summer of 2004 just about half way through what ended up a 19 hour day. The great thing about Winnipeg is no matter where you are in the city, even in the winter time, you are not far from a mobile truck repair response.

What should you do when your truck breaks down? Stay with your vehicle if at all possible and make sure you focus on safety first. Don't get out of your truck if you are in traffic. Use your smart phone to find your location if you are unfamiliar with Winnipeg, search for 'mobile truck shop'. Technology is great.

There are several resources you can tap into depending on what equipment you have on the side of the road, or maybe you are stranded on Broadway in rush hour. With a laptop or smart phone you can go to TruckDown.com or just Google your location and the words 'mobile truck repair', this site is good not only in Winnipeg but all of north America.

How much can you expect to pay for a mobile heavy truck service call? Well, depending on what you need, the time of day, holiday, and so on, you can expect to pay $150 to $250 for a heavy truck service call in Winnipeg for the first 2 hours. Small trucks could cost less. A tow within the city can run you $150 to $400 or higher if you got your rig stuck in the rubbish.

How can you fix your own truck when it breaks down? Considering that there can be a thousand problems, and some tools may be too big and expensive to carry you best make notes on paper each time you get something fixed. Having a maintenance log will help, and buying tools are you need them will help reduce your truck maintenance bills.

Getting to know and trust several heavy truck shops along your route or in the Winnipeg area is key to having reliable fleet maintenance wherever you are.

Written by Darren Chabluk for WinnipegTruckRepair.com

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of trucking tips and our shop of the month. Call (204) 272-3954

for mobile truck repairs in Winnipeg and ask for Phil at RamWinn.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sortimo By Knapheide Overview


Sortimo by Knapheide allows users to create unique and customized storage solutions to meet their specific needs. We are committed to being the leader for organizational systems for commercial vehicles and getting our customers from curbside to the work site - fast.

Very Sharp GMC 3500 with Harbor Flat Bed Body




Here's a sharp looking GMC 3500 with a Harbor flatbed. Looks great in the daylight and the LED Lights will light this body up at night. The Headboard has CNC or laser cut openings for great visibility with a galvanized solid steel lower section for maximum corrosion protection. The body has a treated wood floor and underbed boxes. This high quality flatbed that will last for years under all kinds of loads and uses

See more creations by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea CA at http://www.htbi.net/, or call them at 800-433-9452.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

When You Don't Need A Heavy Duty Truck - The GM 1/2 Ton Pick-up Box Delete!



The release of this truck to the marketplace in 2015 was 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.

The 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

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kargo Master- Cargo Van Equipment


Kargo Master provide the best in truck and commercial van ladder racks, equipment, and accessories. We offer streamlined styling without compromising strength or security.

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

CargoGlide - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers



To learn more about the CargoGlide, please visit www.4are.com.

Monday, January 8, 2018

WHEN DOING IT RIGHT MEANS DOING IT YOURSELF

Choose the One That's Trusted by the Pros

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When doing it right means doing it yourself, choose the brand that's trusted by the pros. The FISHER® HS compact snowplow is a full-featured snowplow that's easy to attach and easy to operate, so you can clear your property how you want and when you want from the comfort of your own vehicle. Designed specifically for mid-size pickup trucks and SUVs, the FISHER HS compact plow will have you rigged and ready for whatever winter throws your way.

Learn more at: http://www.fisherplows.com/products/hs/

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Transportation Sector’s Near Zero Emission Future is Dawning

Greenkraft facility in Santa Ana building near-zero emission trucks

The U.S. transportation market continues to innovate with the proliferation of near zero emission technologies. These advancements, combined with advancements from the electric vehicle sector, will continue to push the transportation market towards a cleaner future.

Near zero emission technology advancements will play an extremely important role in the achievement of nearly every major public policy having to do with transportation, air quality, and energy. Tackling emissions from the transportation sector are a necessity considering that more than 50% of Americans are exposed to unhealthy air, putting them at greater risk for asthma, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. In areas with the most severe air quality problems, achieving healthy air quality will require a transition of heavy-duty vehicles to ones that emit zero or near-zero emissions.

Tomorrow’s Engine Technology Available Today
In recent months, we have seen headline after headline announcing new ultra-clean vehicle technology.

Advanced clean heavy-duty vehicles are geared up to transform the nation’s fleet.

Most recently, Greenkraft Inc., a California-based manufacturer of alternative fuel systems and trucks,  certified its 8 liter V8 fuel-injected engine at a NOx emissions standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, which is 90% cleaner than the current emissions standard set by the California Air Resources Board. The engine works with three different fuel types – compressed natural gas (CNG), propane autogas (LPG), and gasoline. This is the first engine to be certified at near-zero NOx emissions on three different fuels. Greenkraft offers the engine as a standalone product or in one of Greenkraft’s heavy-duty commercial trucks.

Earlier this year, Michigan-based ROUSH CleanTech certified its 6.8 liter V10 propane engine to 0.05 g/bhp-hr, which is 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard. These engines are now being installed in Type C Blue Bird Vision school buses and Class 4 to Class 7 Ford commercial trucks and step vans. According to Blue Bird, their propane school bus is the industry leader for lowest total cost of ownership and hassle-free maintenance, while creating a cleaner and safer environment.

Back in 2015, Cummins Westport started this ultra-clean engine trend with a certification of an 8.9 liter engine to 0.02 g/bhp-hr, referred to as the ISL G Near Zero. In addition to the dramatic 90% reduction in NOx compared to even the cleanest of engines, the near zero emission Cummins Westport engine features Closed Crankcase Ventilation (CCV) capable of reducing engine related methane emissions by 70%. The company expects to certify a 12 liter version of their near zero emission engine in 2018, the ISX12N, and a 6 liter product, the B6.7N, soon thereafter.

Advanced Technologies on the Horizon
While near-zero emission technologies may be further down the path of commercial maturity, the market momentum for medium- and heavy-duty electric-drive technologies has continued to grow as evidenced by the recent onslaught of headlines from OEMs that are developing and commercializing products in response to increasing market demand in California and beyond.

Daimler, Mitsubishi Fuso, Navistar, and Peterbilt unveiled electric products in recent months. Companies like ADOMANI, BYD, and Motiv offer electric powertrains for several medium- and heavy-duty commercial applications. Tesla recently unveiled a battery-electric Class 8 long-haul truck. Start-up Nikola Motor Co. is developing a hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain for long haul trucks, and Toyota Motor Co. recently unveiled a working prototype fuel cell drayage truck.

Creating Markets to Support a Zero and Near Zero Emission Future     
These engine technologies are becoming a reality, but to incite their widespread deployment, supporting markets and economics must be created. Fortunately, the timing is perfect – Volkswagen’s $2.925 billion in clean transportation funding looms close as states expect to open their first rounds of funding in 2018. As these funds must be used to deliver cost-effective NOx reductions, near-zero and zero emission engine technologies pose a viable solution to a future with cleaner air.

The combination of commercial availability from major OEMs, diverse technology options, environmental benefits, and the response from local regulations, advanced clean heavy-duty vehicles are geared up to transform the nation’s fleet.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Nissan Titan With Removable Lumber Rack - Nissan of Vacaville


Rich Sikoral of Vacaville Nissan Fleet Sales Department shows off a bolt on Kargo Master lumber rack available for the 2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab with the 8' bed. See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

Friday, January 5, 2018

RANCH HAND - FRONT BUMPER / GRILLE GUARD


FRONT BUMPER / GRILLE GUARD
A Front Bumper with a Grille Guard provides the most protective coverage for your vehicle’s grille and headlights as this product combines the traditional front bumper replacement and grille guard.

Find out more at: https://www.ranchhand.com/grille-guard-front-bumpers



Ford Transit Cargo Van Shelving Storage System


The new Kargo Master redesigned van shelving storage system have many functions and accessories to maximize and organize your cargo van space.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Kargo Master Pivot Pro - A Great Addition to Your Work Van


The Kargo Master Pivot Pro is a heavy duty, 3 long-drawer rotating organizer that is great for storing elongated objects with convenient access from the back of your van. Each drawer is equipped with industrial-grade ball bearings to ensure smooth operation, and they also come with locks to ensure your goods are neatly secured.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

NEXT-GEN SILVERADO REVEALED AT CHEVY TRUCK CENTENNIAL EVENT

All-new 2019 Silverado builds on 
100 years of Chevy Truck expertise


DALLAS — The past and future met today with the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado at an event celebrating the first 100 years of Chevy Trucks. Many in attendance were Chevy Truck Legends members, some of the brand’s most passionate owners.

“Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation.

“For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.”

The 2019 Silverado 1500 is all new from the ground up and leverages Chevrolet’s experience building more than 85 million dependable, long-lasting pickups. It also reflects feedback from more than 7,000 people on what they wanted in their next truck — the most customer research in the company’s history.

The 2019 Silverado’s strong, modern design advances Chevrolet’s history of industry-leading pickup design. It’s a legacy built on decades of experience with models such as the Advance Design trucks of the 1950s and the C/K series of the 1960s. Those trucks set the standard for pickup design in their eras, and currently are some of the most coveted vintage trucks on the market. The next-generation Silverado is poised to change the face of trucks again, with a breakthrough design that is unmistakably Chevrolet.

The new Silverado also delivers improved capability and performance. For example, a higher-grade alloy is used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight. This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures.

As no two truck customers are alike, the next-gen Silverado will offer an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features to help customers find their ideal truck.

The new Silverado LT Trailboss is one of eight 2019 Silverado models. It integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift. Unlike aftermarket lift kits, the Trailboss suspension is fully tested, validated and warrantied by Chevrolet.
The 2019 Silverado will make its public debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the first Chevrolet trucks were delivered to customers.


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FISHER® HT Series™ Snowplow


As half-ton pick-ups became lighter, half-ton truck owners have struggled to find a rugged, hard-working snow plow that meets today's vehicle weight requirements. The HT Series snow plow is a full-size, full-featured snow plow, made just for today's lighter half-ton pickups. Visit our website: http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/index.php

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

BOSS DXT SNOWPLOW



The BOSS DXT Power-V snowplow is equipped with a dual trip system. By having a trip edge and a full moldboard trip, you gain optimal protection from obstacles. Check out the BOSS DXT snowplow in action! For more information visit: www.bossplow.com


Monday, January 1, 2018

Fisher Steelcaster - The Proof to Back It Up

STEEL-CASTER™ Back of Spreader

Built with the experience of more than six decades of battling tough New England ice storms, the FISHER® STEEL-CASTER™ stainless steel hopper spreader is the ultimate tool in ice control. Low maintenance and rust resistant, this spreader is loaded with features to maximize control and minimize waste. Available in six sizes for pickup, dump body and flatbed trucks, the STEEL-CASTER hopper spreader is a de-icing machine engineered to own the ice.

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Happy New Year!


Wishing you healthy, peaceful and joyful New Year full of fun!