Friday, March 30, 2018

Large Tow Trucks | How It's Made



Large, specialized recovery units are welded, painted and then secured to a pre-built truck. The resulting rig is strong enough to tow buses and other large vehicles. | http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-show...

Cutting-edge technology at Work Truck Show 2018



Drone delivery vehicle, virtual reality, hybrids, alt-powered vehicles, it's all here at The Work Truck Show. http://www.worktruckshow.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Aluminum Truck Bodies - Testing - Knapheide



Knapheide testing of the Aluminum Truck Bodies

Work Truck Show 2018 Recap



 March 6-8, 2018 - North America's biggest work truck event is held in Indianapolis, IN. NTEA's Work Truck Show was another huge success. Enjoy a video recap here from Legend Fleet!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Next-Gen Silverado Revealed at Chevy Truck Centennial Event

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

 The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was introduced at an event celebrating the first 100 years of Chevy Trucks on Saturday, December 16 in Dallas, Texas. 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.

“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.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Full Review! 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Duramax!



Review of the 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Duramax!

VMAC G30 Gas Driven Air Compressor at work



Get all the power you need in this small air compressor. No air tank required. The G30 gas drive air compressor with 30 CFM rotary screw air power.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2019 Chevy Silverado 6500, Smokin' Titan, and new Ford van



 Today, we're shaking things up a bit for our TFLnow Live show. We're (almost live) on location in Indianapolis at the 2018 Work Truck Show! Watch now for a behind the scenes look at the show, including the new Chevy Silverado 6500, a 'Smokin'' Nissan Titan, and the new Ford Transit Connect cargo van!

Source: TFLtruck.com 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Harbor Contractor II Body - Plenty of Storage!



Jordan Lewis, Commercial Truck Manager at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA shows off a great solution for many contractors who want storage, but also want the benefits of a flatbed truck. This body, mounted on a GMC 1-ton Dually chassis is a Harbor Contractor II Body. The twist with the Contractor II Body is the tall and deep compartment at the front of the body. The open lid typical upper box is retained, but the real value of this body is the combination of the two types of boxes.

You can see how much more storage capacity there is in the Contractor II arrangement. The shelves are moveable or removable and the compartment is deep enough to carry a wide variety of items, including tall items.

This unit also has a removable forklift loadable rack, fold-down contractor style gates in the rear, and a class IV receiver, and 7-pin trailer connector. It also has a great full-length step for easy rear access.

See more at http://DowLewisTrucks.com

   

Chevy Trucks: Celebrating A Century of Dependability | Chevrolet



Why have we been saying the same thing for 100 years? To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chevy Trucks, we used footage from vintage and recent Chevrolet commercials to show that while times may have changed, dependable Chevy Trucks have not.

Learn more about the history of Chevy Trucks: http://www.chevrolet.com/truck-centen...

Friday, March 23, 2018

GMC Introduces the Next Generation 2019 Sierra


Commanding design, segment-leading technologies 
redefine premium truck

2019 GMC Sierra Denali

DETROIT — GMC is taking its most popular pickup truck to the next level with the completely redesigned 2019 Sierra Denali and SLT.

Distinguished by bold design and segment-leading technologies, the next generation Sierra Denali once again redefines the premium pickup, while advancing Denali’s legacy as the pinnacle of GMC design, capability and refinement.

“GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”

Powerful proportions and distinctive Denali design help define the Sierra’s unmistakable exterior, while the driver-focused cabin strengthens the brand’s reputation for refinement with premium materials, improved interior space and innovative storage solutions. 

The 2019 Sierra Denali affirms its position as the most premium Sierra ever with segment-leading technologies and exclusive features, including:

•    GMC Exclusive, Industry-first MultiPro Tailgate is the most innovative pickup tailgate ever, with six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easier access to items in the box.
•    GMC Exclusive, Industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, the CarbonPro, was developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.
•    All-new ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App offers a connected comprehensive suite of trailering technology that brings more confidence to the towing experience than ever before.
•    Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield in a 3x7-inch display to help drivers keep their eyes on the road.
•    Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror offers an optimized view via an available dual-function interior mirror that expands vision to overcome common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features a higher resolution camera and display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. 

The redesigned Sierra Denali offers a full suite of available advanced safety features, along with exclusive chassis technologies such as Adaptive Ride Control.

“The heritage of the GMC brand is rooted in full-size trucks, of which the Sierra is our cornerstone, with our SLT and Denali models contributing 87 percent of our total crew cab sales,” Aldred said. “The next generation Sierra caters to these unique customers who demand a premium, innovative truck that supports their professional and personal passions.”

A commanding presence
The 2019 Sierra Denali debuts a profound new GMC design. A taller, more confident stance gives Sierra Denali powerful proportions complemented by hallmark details such as a chrome grille with a sharp, precise dimensional pattern that epitomizes the truck’s attention to detail.

“The next generation Sierra Denali has a deliberate, commanding presence,” said Matt Noone, director of design, GMC Exteriors. “Its unmistakable design embodies the essence of GMC, while advancing the brand’s core styling elements — rooted in inherent capability — with a new expression of its signature cues.”

Sierra shows refinement and strength through a larger, more-dominant upright grille, a taller hood, and a bolder, more pronounced take on GMC’s C-shaped lighting signature.

Advanced lighting technology distinguishes the Sierra Denali from every other truck on the road. GMC’s front lighting signature is conveyed through a prominent “light blade” that delivers uniform LED illumination for the daytime running lamps. LEDs are also used for the headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps and other illuminative elements, with lenses constructed from durable material with an almost crystalline quality.

The truck is larger than the previous truck in virtually every dimension, and the larger grille and dramatic lighting accentuate its broad-shouldered stance. The wheels are pushed closer to the corners and wear larger diameter tires. Denali features available 22-inch Ultra Bright aluminum wheels; the SLT model offers its own unique 22-inch dark aluminum wheels finished with chrome accents.

New, more prominent badging includes a bold DENALI nameplate on the tailgate —expressed in a new block-style typeface that echoes the truck’s strong proportions — below the signature GMC identification.

An elevated interior refined
The Sierra Denali’s new interior builds on the refinement and sophistication that have become synonymous with Denali, topping the segment with best-in-class front head- and legroom (maximum), providing a more spacious, driver-centric environment finished with premium materials. 

Putting the driver at the center of experience starts with a higher seating position that offers a confident view behind the wheel. The optimized ergonomics emphasize easy, intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s technologies, such as the all-new Trailering App and segment-first Head-Up Display.

Denali-exclusive materials — including premium leather-appointed seating, authentic open-pore wood trim and dark-finish aluminum decor — help raise the interior to a new level of refinement. The exclusive leather appointments have a distinctive, large-pebbled grain with a contrasting stitch pattern that is both premium in appearance and touch without sacrificing durability, and the wood trim features an open-pore texture evocative of hand-planed furniture.   

When it comes to the space and storage vital to truck customers, the 2019 Sierra’s crew cab has nearly 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom compared to the current model. The outboard rear seat backs open to reveal rectangular storage spaces large enough for storing tablets or laptops, tie-down cords, umbrellas or other important accessories.

Groundbreaking cargo box capability and materials
The next generation 2019 Sierra debuts a GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate that is the segment’s most innovative tailgate ever. Standard on SLT and Denali, the MultiPro Tailgate features six unique functions and positions, offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode and easier access to items in the box.

The MultiPro Tailgate also incorporates a step entry and egress mode that, when paired with the assist handle, offers both step and seated functionality, with a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg). Ease of use is enhanced with two buttons on the tailgate handle that allow convenient inner gate release.

This multifunctional tailgate offers proven strength and durability, having undergone more testing and validation than any tailgate in GM’s history. Sierra is the first and only truck to offer the MultiPro Tailgate, providing premium truck customers the ultimate flexibility. MultiPro Tailgate will be standard on Denali and SLT.

The cargo boxes also offer best-in-class cargo volume — 63 cubic feet (1,784 liters) on the short box, as well as additional tie-downs and a new, available 110-volt power outlet. The bed continues to be made of roll-formed, high-strength steel, yet a revised alloy offers 50 percent more strength than the current model.

The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer, later in the model year, an available GMC exclusive and industry-first carbon fiber box — the CarbonPro — developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality of the truck. It replaces the standard steel inner panels and floor with a lightweight, purpose-designed carbon fiber composite that offers best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.

“In 116 years of making GMC pickup trucks, our industry-first carbon fiber box is the toughest and most durable pickup box we have ever made,” Aldred said.

The new CarbonPro box is 62 pounds (28 kg) lighter than the steel version, and is one example of GMC’s strategic use of materials in engineering the Sierra. The strategy also incorporates aluminum for the doors, hood and tailgate, while relying on steel for the fenders, roof and standard cargo box to shave up to 360 pounds (163 kg) from Sierra compared today’s model.

ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App
The 2019 Sierra offers a more confident towing experience thanks to GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, standard on Denali and SLT. The trailering system includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring.

Many of the Trailering App’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the MyGMC app on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.

The next generation Sierra also offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park Brake to help with perfect positioning when hitching. The available side view cameras and a trailer-mounted HD camera provide additional assistance when driving down the road or in reverse. With exclusive Trailer Theft Detection, owners can receive text and mobile alerts from OnStar when the trailer has been detached from the truck without permission.   

Purposeful technologies
Seamless, driver-focused technology has long been a Denali standard, and the 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark by incorporating purposeful technologies.

These technologies work together to increase functionality and enhance comfort and convenience. Highlights include:

•    Segment-first Multi-color 3x7 Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is the first full-size truck to offer this technology, which projects key vehicle information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight.
•    Advanced GMC infotainment: This new, dynamic platform offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition. Sierra Denali’s standard 8-inch diagonal system includes navigation. 
•    Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror: This available dual-function interior mirror offers an optimized camera view that can help the driver’s view around potential vision obstructions such as occupants or cargo, while also offering a greater field of vision. This next gen system features a higher resolution camera, a higher resolution display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. A conventional mirror view is also available.
•    Surround Vision: Offering a bird’s-eye view of the truck, this available feature displays an overhead image on the infotainment screen, helping the driver detect potential obstacles when backing up, including when trailering.
•    Full suite of advanced safety features: The 2019 Sierra Denali offers a full range of available advanced safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

Sierra performance
New versions of the proven 6.2L and 5.3L V-8 engines will be joined by an all-new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, expanding the powertrain lineup for the 2019 Sierra.

The 5.3L and 6.2L engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on one to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency. The new diesel builds on GMC’s expertise with Duramax turbo-diesels offered in Sierra HD and Canyon models. The available 6.2L and 3.0L engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sierra Denali features an exclusive Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It employs sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds.

Coming this fall
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT go on sale this fall. Additional details will be released closer to the start of production.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nissan Cargo Van Equipment NV

 146WB High Roof

Sortimo by Knapheide offers a comprehensive selection of Nissan cargo van equipment, including van shelving packages and van partitions. Sortimo by Knapheide offers Nissan cargo van equipment for NV200 cargo vans and NV cargo vans. Nissan cargo vans provide ample space for van shelving packages and equipment. Increase the functionality, organization, and efficiency in your Nissan cargo van with the industry's most innovative van equipment. Choose the NV or NV200 below to view compatible van shelving packages and partitions.

https://sortimo.knapheide.com/files/source/products/SbK-Nissan-Catalog.pdf


BEDBIN by BEDSLIDE


Take a closer look at the BEDSLIDE accessories. See how the BEDBINS work with everyday items and why they are a great addition to your BEDSLIDE.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hino XL Series Reveal



The All-New Hino XL Series: Hino Trucks Enters into Class 8 with Diligence!! We unveiled our new line of trucks in a ‘big’ way at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis! Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches us into the Class 8 market for the first time in the U.S. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s legendary A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles



It is one thing to work with revolutionary products and technologies but it is even more exciting to be part of the challenge to reshape a standard product to create the future of an industry. Westport is the leader in creating breakthrough technologies in natural gas engines, vehicles and fuel system components. Westport imagines, builds, demonstrates and commercializes technologies that provide environmental and economic solutions to customers, while delivering best-class performance and operational characteristics for clean, sustainable and commercially viable transportation.

 Westport pioneered high pressure direct injection technology, Westport™ HPDI 1.0, which was a ground-breaking product and great success in opening up the heavy duty natural gas trucking industry. In this film, we look at Westport’s next generation of technologies, including Westport™ HPDI 2.0, advanced spark-ignited natural gas technology, and novel conformable CNG and cryogenic LNG fuel storage technologies.

Westport is committed to giving tomorrow’s visionaries license to explore—by designing the most advanced natural gas engines the world has ever seen. Not just for cars and trucks. But for any vehicle that carries a payload, crosses the water, or thunders down the tracks.

2018 RAM 5500 Knapheide KMT1 Upgrade - Quick Look



Thank you to: Vann Underwood Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM 501 South Madison Street Whiteville, NC 28472 (888) 310-0916 www.vannunderwood.com 

Credit to: 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Meet NTEA's 54th President - Todd Davis



Meet NTEA President Todd Davis, executive vice president, Phenix Truck Bodies and Van Equipment of Pomona, California.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Workhorse Electric pickup truck gets 2018 Innovation Awards

Workhorse Electric pickup truck gets 2018 Innovation Awards
 at the Work Truck Show® 2018 




Workhorse Group Inc. won the Most Innovative Vehicle Award for its W-15 Electric Pickup Truck. Pictured from left to right: Mike Dektas, Workhorse, and Steve Carey, NTEA.

The Workhorse W-15 is the first plug-in, battery-electric, range-extended pickup available from an American OEM. Based on 12 years of service, it is designed to save 55 percent in total cost of ownership and deliver a 90 percent reduction in emissions versus a gasoline-powered pickup. An integrated Panasonic Li-Ion battery pack delivers up to 80 MPGe all-electric miles, and an on-board two-cycle BMW gasoline engine powers the batteries to extend the range to 300 miles (comparable to the range of a competitively priced gasoline-powered truck). The all-wheel-drive electric vehicle offers a payload of 2,200 pounds and delivers 5,000 pounds of towing capability, with the additional benefit of easily powering plug-in or rechargeable electric tools on the jobsite. Available in 2019, the company says it has received more than 6,000 fleet pre-orders for the mid-range pickup via workhorse.com.

The Nissan Titan - Made In America!


YES!  Even though Nissan is an international company, Nissan trucks are in built right here in the USA. In fact, both the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Frontier rank in the top 5 on the “most American trucks” list, above the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra. When you buy a new Nissan Titan, you’re also buying American.


Where are Nissan trucks built?

The new Nissan Titan isn’t just built in America – it was designed here too. The 2016 Titan was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, and tested in the Arizona desert. Like many other Nissans, it’s assembled at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Although the transmission is sourced from Japan, both of the 2016 Nissan Titan’s powerful engines are also 100% American-built. The diesel engine is made in Columbus, Indiana, while the gasoline engine is made in Tennessee. Over half of the Nissan Titan’s other parts are also sourced from the US and Canada.

Like the Nissan Titan, the majority of the Nissan Frontier’s parts are from the United States and Canada. The transmission and some of the engines are Japanese, but the Nissan Frontier is also American-built in Canton, Mississippi.

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


Friday, March 16, 2018

Masterack SmartSpace Video



Masterack SmartSpace van rack features

Concrete Saw Body Gets The Machines And Tools To The Jobsite


Here's a  great truck for Concrete Cutting contractors, a 12 foot saw body has plenty of cabinets and is backed up with an Interlift conventional liftgate. It is as functionally effective as it is good looking. Notice the huge locking compartments to keep large saw blades and other gear out of the weather and out of sight.

The liftgate serves two purposes, one being the obvious one to lift the equipment onto the bed area and the other to provide a backstop to secure the equipment in place and prevent it from rolling off the back of the bed!

See more of this body: http://htbi.net/sawbody.html

Visit Harbor's complete website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Exxpand Boxxes: T-Boxx



Learn about the advantages of utilizing an Exxpand T-Boxx for parts storage in your work vehicle.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Ford F-150: Overview | F-150 | Ford



From updates to the grilles, tailgate, updated smart technologies, and our most advanced engine lineup ever, see how the new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Organize your truck! The Work Truck Show CM Truck Beds; Cargo Slide; OnSpot Automatic Tire Chains



Tractor Time with Tim explores The Work Truck Show here in Indianapolis. We get to see the new Ford Ranger! Tim interviews representatives at CM Truck Beds, Thunder Creek Equipement, Cargo Slides, and OnSpot Automatic Tire Chains (didn't know this existed). Experience the truck show without paying the admission price!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Seasonal Care | Spring | GMC



Spring brings a whole new level of challenges for your Profesional Grade GMC. From wipers to filters, your GMC Certified Service experts can help make sure you are ready to get out there and experience the wonders of spring.

Learn more about Certified Service offers: http://www.gmc.com/certified-service/...

Monday, March 12, 2018

Coolest truck bed cargo box I have ever seen by Cargo Glide : SEMA 2017



While at SEMA 2017 I spotted this amazing cargo box on a slide out system for trucks and vans. This thing slides out incredibly far transforming your truck into a "command center".

For marksmen, it can hold all your firearms, ammo, targets and support gear.

 If you are a tradesman you can clearly see the possibilities. I especially like the roof top cargo rack that slides over to the side and down so you don't need to climb into your truck bed to access your gear. CargoGlide also makes slide out racks for vans and other pickups.
    www.cargoglide.com

International Trucks NTEA MV Launch Live Video



International Truck 2018 NTEA press conference and MV Series reveal with Michael Cancelliere, President, Truck & Parts and Jeff Sass, SVP, Sales & Marketing.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ford Uses Allen Park Climatic Wind Tunnel to Prepare Vehicles for Winter




DEARBORN, Mich., – With Old Man Winter on his way, Ford vehicles are ready to meet the harsh demands of extreme cold and heavy snow. That, in large part, is thanks to the company’s climatic wind tunnel, which tests the winter-readiness and reliability of Ford vehicles in blizzard-like conditions. Ford moved snow testing to the Allen Park, Michigan facility in 2006.

Engineers bring the outdoors in

The climatic wind tunnel allows Ford to take cold weather testing off the roads and conduct it inside, where engineers can replicate wintry conditions year-round. At the facility, all Ford vehicles – from F-150 to Fiesta – are subjected to worst-case winter scenarios so they are prepared to navigate snowstorms.

Engineers simulate conditions from extreme freezing to blistering desert temperatures, from as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind testing conditions can reach hurricane-like speeds of up to 125 mph, blowing snow at the front of the vehicle to simulate a blizzard.

To simulate worst-case scenarios, Ford vehicles are required to carry a full load of passengers and cargo. Some are made to tow heavy loads in these conditions.

Since snow can choke a vehicle’s engine, engineers continuously monitor air intake. The team also checks whether shift linkages freeze up, and where on the vehicle snow accumulates.

Besides a four-hour test in the climatic wind tunnel, Ford vehicles also undergo two days of snow-related testing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, near Sault Ste. Marie.

Equipped for slip

Ford prepares its vehicles to conquer winter with a stellar set of features, including a heated steering wheel, and heated front and rear seats available for Ford Explorer, as well as front and rear camera washers.

What’s more, Explorer’s intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, providing precise handling and traction. The driver uses a dial on the center console to shift on the fly, selecting among four terrain management modes – normal, sand, mud and, of course, snow.

Ultimately, these features, along with the performance and endurance tests all Ford vehicles undergo, help ensure each one will perform safely and reliably – no matter the weather.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Muncie's Advantage+ snow and ice control system


Muncie's Advantage+ snow and ice control system combines two new unique technologies to increase reliability and revolutionize the method in which snow and ice removal fleets are operated and maintained.

Our Wi-Fi powered real-time support link enables engineers to remotely view hydraulic system information and electronically adjust valves and system parameters to keep the truck on the road.

Find out more at: https://www.munciepower.com/products/detail/advantage_plus


Friday, March 9, 2018

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Nissan NV Insider - Innovative Cargo System



Nissan Insider Dean Bowman takes a tour through the 2012 NV lineup and its innovative cargo features.

Supporting the Transportation Industry - DOT Fittings



Parker’s selection of brass and composite fitting options for truck OEMs is virtually unmatched. In addition to standard DOT fittings, Parker also manufactures an array of custom DOT-certified air brake tube fittings in both push-to-connect and compression styles. The company’s DOT certified fittings are made to withstand exposure to a wide variety of chemicals, lubricants, fuels, and gases.

They’re also manufactured to provide leak-free seals even when subjected to vibration and shock, and at temperatures ranging from -65 degrees F up to 250 degrees F. Our DOT fittings are manufactured in the USA and meet ISO 9001:2008 requirements for quality.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CargoGlide CG1500XL Bed Slide Product Review at AutoCustoms.com



The CargoGlide turns the floor of your truck bed into a moving platform so you can easily reach the contents of your truck just by sliding it out.

Adrian Steel - Upfit Days: Snag Your FREE Tech Desk

Upfit Days Adrian Steel Promotion

Being more productive leads to being more profitable! So why wouldn’t you boost productivity by organizing your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van with an Adrian Steel upfit? During the Upfit Days promotion, you can take advantage of this great offer:

When you spend $2,500 or more on an Adrian Steel upfit for your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van, we’ll give you the new Tech Desk for FREE – a $500 value! Offer valid in U.S. only.

New Adrian Steel Tech Desk
Adrian Steel’s Tech Desk is the first center console with technology in mind. Keeping you connected to your electronics throughout the day will make your life easier and more efficient. The Tech Desk includes an ignition triggered USB port, interior LED light, and non-slip lid tray to keep cell phones from falling on the cab floor. You can score the Tech Desk for FREE during the Upfit Days promotion!

Adrian Steel Tech Desk Interior

Claim Your Free Adrian Steel Tech Desk

From March 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018, Adrian Steel is offering GM upfit customers the new Tech Desk for FREE – A $500 VALUE – when you spend $2,500 or more of installed Adrian Steel product to upfit your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van. Offer valid in U.S. only.
New GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express Van + $2,500 Adrian Steel Upfit = FREE Tech Desk

An offer this good won’t last long! Contact your GM Dealer to start building your own customized Adrian Steel upfit!

Speak to your local distributor when you upfit your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van, you’ll improve your efficiency by organizing your tools and parts so you can find things faster. With a more efficient workflow, you’ll shave valuable minutes from your work day.

More time means more opportunity to invest in your business and customer relationships.

Why Choose an Adrian Steel Upfit?
Adrian Steel is a National Truck Equipment Association MVP.  We’re committed to providing quality products highlighted by constant innovation. Our strong reputation in the industry is matched only by our resolve to offer the best lead times and highest quality product. Our products are durable and reliable.

We take our customer service to the next level.  Speaking to an experienced Customer Service Team in Adrian, Michigan provides answers to your questions. Our extensive network of distributors supports you locally and offers you the best in cargo management solutions.

Upfit Packages by Adrian Steel
We know that you need a work vehicle that is as specialized as your job. That’s why you’ll find an entire line of upfit packages – all designed around YOU, not your vehicle. Each product was specifically crafted for the day-to-day work of real-life techs. Contact your distributor to build the customized package that’s right for you!

Connect with Adrian Steel on Social Media to answer polls, get industry tips, see the latest equipment, and more!

See all the details here: 
https://www.adriansteel.com/blog/uncategorized/upfit-days-free-tech-desk/

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Harbor Service Body - Keeping It Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind!



This is an example of a Service Body with a raised cargo bed enclosure fitted with barn-style rear doors, and a 3-piece cargo bed enclosure that opens up two thirds of the bed area when needed. This is a great way to keep things carried in the back area out of sight and out of mind.

This Harbor 8' single rear wheel Service Body also sports some great built-in drawers in the streetside front compartment, HD material rack with Rack-Straps on both sides, class IV receiver, and more.

Take the tour courtesy of Mike Olin of the Paradise Fleet team by watching the video.

See more great trucks at http://www.ParadiseWorkTrucks.com

Ampliroll Hooklift


Demo of the Ampliroll Hooklift System by Marrel Corporation.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

11 Foot x 56" High Harbor Trademaster



This Red Ford has a 56" high custom Trademaster service body with raised front compartments on both sides, two upper compartments that open upward for maximum visibility. This is also a horizontal series body where the horizontal compartment goes to the end of the body. This is perfect for longer items. This unit also has a 3-piece Cargo Bed Enclosure keeping what is inside secure and out of view.

Harbor offers standard TradeMaster with the 8' and 9' Single Rear Wheel models, along with 8', 9', 11' Dual Rear Wheel models. We also offer a 6.5' for HD short bed trucks and a 13' for longer wheelbase trucks. Since we manufacture this product, we can build bodies to specific needs, but the standardized models will be the most cost-effective generally.


To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Friday, March 2, 2018

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.

Snowplow Overview - Godwin, Henke and Cirus Components - Enoven Truck Body


AJ with Enoven Truck Bodies give a demonstration of a heavy duty snowplow with a Godwin dump body, Henke spreader and Cirus controls.  See more at http://www.enovenind.com


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Carry It On Top - Masterack Ladder Racks for Every Type of Commercial Van


Masterack has a ladder rack for every type of commercial van, plus accessories to customize a package to your particular need. Choose from the original Masterack Locking Rack, the ergonomic Slide-Down Rack, the effortless PowerRack, or the economical heavy-duty Utility Rack.

Find out more at:  http://masterack.com/
 

You may call Harbor Truck Bodies for more information at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/