Thursday, November 21, 2019

Warner Brush Trucks Available at Premier Truck Center


Warner's brush trucks reflect the quality and value for which the company has built its longstanding reputation. Each unit is constructed to match customer needs and specifications. Constructed of heavy-duty galvanneal steel or light-weight aluminum, the line is designed to exceed customer expectations. Contact one of Warner's associates today to help you design your department's next brush truck.


Features:


  • Customers can choose between swing doors and aluminum roll-up doors giving custom access to compartments
  • Sweep out compartments allow for easier cleaning and usage
  • Interior body packages designed to meet customer needs
  • Polished aluminum treadplate dressing along bottom, front bulkhead and rear bumper
  • Three styles of fuel fills and four styles of wheel wells add customization
  • A60 Galvanneal steel construction or aluminum construction provide superior rust resistance
  • Double panel door construction adds durability











Learn more about Premier Truck Bodies at: https://premiertruckbodies.com/truck-bodies/





Highway Products, Inc. | Custom Aluminum Service Body Walkthrough


Highway Products, Inc. builds custom service bodies for professionals that require utility bodies. Our project resumé includes everything from custom short-bed pickup truck service bodies to builds that fit Ford F-550s and other larger commercial-grade trucks. For more information: https://www.highwayproducts.com/c/cus...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cool Ford Cars and Trucks at SEMA 2019


SEMA 2019 | A First Look At Ford's Booth

Bill gives you a first look at Ford's 2019 SEMA Booth! What's your favorite Ford build this year? Leave a comment below!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nissan at SEMA 2019: high-power, NISMO-designed performance makeovers take the spotlight


Nissan debuts accessorized 2020 TITAN, along with Global Time Attack TT 370Z, V8-powered Frontier Desert Runner and Kicks Street Sport

LAS VEGAS – Nissan is bringing the heat to this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show with high-powered vehicles designed to blow performance enthusiasts' minds.
The Nissan hat trick includes a competition-ready Global Time Attack TT 370Z racer, a beefed-up Frontier Desert Runner sporting an extra pair of cylinders, and a kicked-up-many-notches Kicks Street Sport1.
Taking center stage among these vehicles is a new 2020 Nissan TITAN pickup fully decked out with an array of Genuine Nissan Accessories.
Following is an overview of the vehicles on display Nov. 5-8 at Nissan North America Booth #40257, located in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

WestPort - 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.

Monday, November 18, 2019

The World’s Biggest Towing Convention Moves to Atlantic City - Dec 4-8th 2019!


The American Towman Exposition is Making a move to America’s Playground! Atlantic City will host the 2019 convention. Hear from AT-TV Reporter Emily Oz as she visits Atlantic City to showcase what you can expect to see. This video is sponsored by American Towman Magazine featured on www.itowman.com and www.towindustryweek.com.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Learn from the Pros at Miller Industries Demo @ Tow Expo Dallas


The Team at Miller Industries takes us through a few scenarios at their Live Recovery Demo at Tow Expo Dallas 2017. Hear from Billy Drane of Miller who was leading the show. This video is brought to you by the American Towman Exposition in Baltimore November 17-19. It's one for the Ages, you don't want to miss it! www.ATExposition.com

Every fleet has a common goal to significantly minimize roadside service call.


It is well documented that the No. 1 cause of roadside service calls is tires. No wonder, there are 18 tires on a typical line-haul service vehicle, more tires than any other vehicle component. You can have the best vehicle maintenance program on the planet, but once that truck leaves the terminal, a number of tire issues can occur that can lead to a roadside service call.

Tread area punctures are the top cause of air loss. A tire failure depends on the size of the puncturing object, in combination with the specific penetration location. If that nail penetrates through one of the tread grooves, chances are higher the nail will break through the tire casing, causing air loss. Tires do not normally have a sudden air loss when a vehicle picks up a puncturing object; they lose air slowly. It may take a few days to lose enough air pressure where the tire sidewalls begin excessive flexing, which generates additional heat build-up.

The tire footprint becomes longer as the tire pressure is reduced, meaning more rubber on the road—which also leads to increased heat. Heat is a tire’s worst nightmare. When a tire continues to generate excessive heat, the rubber actually begins to chemically break down, which will lead to a tire failure. The fact that someone just checked all 18 tires at the morning vehicle walk-around has no bearing on picking a up a nail five minutes down the road.

Sidewall damage/snags are another cause of tire failure. Right side or curb side trailer tires are especially prone to sidewall issues. Vehicles that turn frequently in city driving have the highest incidence of tire sidewall damage. Driver education can play a major role in reducing trailer tire sidewall damage. Drivers who have been on the road for many years will have fewer trailer tire sidewall damage issues than a new driver.

When a vehicle is pulled over for a roadside inspection, tires are high up on the inspector’s checklist. Inspectors are looking for tires with tread depth below the minimum 4/32-in. for steers and 2/32-in. for drives, trailers and dollies. They also are looking for exposed belts and/or fabric along with flat tires. By definition, a tire is flat when the measured air pressure is 50% or less of the maximum tire pressure molded onto the tire sidewall.

If any of these tire conditions are present, the vehicle is flagged as being “out-of-service.” A roadside service call is the only solution for getting the truck up and running again.

There is no excuse for a fleet to have an inspector flag its vehicle as being out-of-service because of a tire-related issue. These types of tire conditions should have been caught during the daily vehicle walk-around. Drivers must be trained to visually inspect tires, take tread depths and even measure tire pressure. It sounds like it is routine, but it’s not. Working with your tire professional on a tires 101 training class will go a long way to reduce roadside service calls.

Visual tire inspections should include running a hand over the tread and sidewall to look for signs of irregular wear and punctures. If a tire is getting close to the legal tread depth, a tread depth gauge measurement is strongly suggested. Make sure to check that the tread depth gauge measures 0 on a flat. Don’t take a measurement at a treadwear indicator location or on top of one of those stone ejectors located at the bottom of many grooves. If you do, you could be off 2/32-in. or 3/32-in.

Measuring tire pressure using a calibrated pressure gauge is very critical. Air carries the load, and tires with low air pressure will lead to excessive heat and premature tire removals. Tire gauges are simple devices, but will quickly lose accuracy. Even a new stick gauge is only accurate to +/-3 PSI brand new, out of the box.

A serious tire program, which includes comprehensive driver training regarding tires, will go a long way in reducing-tire related roadside service calls.

Learn more at: http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/reducing-tire-related-roadside-service-calls/










Saturday, November 16, 2019

VanAir PTO Driven Underdeck Systems Walk Around Video



Understand the unique and powerful components of Vanair's PTO Driven Underdeck Air Compressor/Generator Systems, their benefits and features.

Friday, November 15, 2019

IMPROVE YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR’S PERFORMANCE THIS WINTER


Though it may feel like summer just started, the reality is that fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the rain, frost, ice, and in most cases, snow. Now is the time to start planning and ensuring that this winter your equipment is ready to work as hard as you do in the freezing temperatures.

Think back to last year’s winter season, did your air compressor let you down in any of the following ways?

• Refused to start

• Broke down frequently

• Caused a cumbersome safety hazard while parked on the side of the road

• Required maintenance to be done standing in the truck bed or on a ladder next to your truck

• Required snow and slush to be dug out from around the deck-mounted unit so it could warm up enough to run

If any of these challenges sounded familiar, then it’s time to consider upgrading to a VMAC UNDERHOOD rotary screw air compressor. Here’s how a VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor solves each of these issues:

RELIABILITY

VMAC UNDERHOOD70 Installed on Truck
The last thing you need when working outside in the elements is difficulty starting your equipment, or an unexpected breakdown on the jobsite. The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor is very reliable, and proven to operate in extreme cold conditions. Manufactured in North America in an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility, VMAC air compressors and multipower systems meet high quality standards, and are backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty (Limited).

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance costs are greatly reduced by investing in the UNDERHOOD air compressor as high quality aluminum parts, and few moving pieces means VMAC air compressors require less maintenance and servicing than a reciprocating air compressor. A VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor also requires less maintenance than a hydraulic deck-mounted or engine driven air compressor because there is no hydraulic or engine-related components to maintain. To ensure the best performance, regular compressor maintenance is recommended by VMAC.

SAFETY

Above-deck air compressors can cause a major safety hazard in snowy and icy conditions. Operators have to climb into the back of a snow and ice-filled truck bed to dig out the air compressor to allow it to warm up enough to function. In addition, parking a tow-behind on the side of the road to conduct maintenance is challenging and dangerous, especially in bad weather. By having the UNDERHOOD air compressor stored safely under the hood, boots are kept on the ground, ensuring the safety of operators, and limiting OSHA and WCB concerns and claims.

COLD WEATHER STARTING

The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor is mounted directly on your truck’s engine, which warms up the compressor on the way to the jobsite, and keeps it warm and protected from the elements, even when temperatures drop well below freezing.

Working outside in harsh winter conditions can be challenging enough, especially when temperatures drop below freezing. The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor relieves common pain points that many operators suffer from each winter, from decreased productivity to unsafe working conditions. Waiting for an air compressor to warm up, climbing in the back of a slippery truck to dig out equipment, and conducting maintenance on the side of the road in dangerous driving conditions are just some of the challenges that you can take out of the equation with a VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor. So when planning your investments for this winter, include an upgrade to a VMAC UNDERHOOD rotary screw air compressor, contact sales@vmacair.com.

Learn more about VMAC’s line of UNDERHOOD air compressors, ranging from 30 CFM up to 150 CFM outputs.

Highway Products - The toughest truck accessories on earth

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Military grade truck accessories that are built to last forever. Our truck accessories were built for the toughest jobs on earth and to protect your valuable trucks, tools and gear. We don’t just say that. We back it up by standing proudly behind a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.

Shop truck accessories: https://www.highwayproducts.com/collections/truck-accessories/


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Next Generation Sierra Heavy Duty | Engineered to Conquer: Foundations | GMC


Redesigned from the ground up, the strong foundations of the Next Generation Sierra Heavy Duty were engineered to conquer. GMC Chief Engineer Marissa West gives an in-depth look at Sierra Heavy Duty’s purpose-built foundations that help you tow with command and control.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ranger Design Ladder Rack - The Max Rack 2.0


The Ranger Design Max Rack 2.0 drop-down ladder rack is designed for high roof cargo vans. Perfect for the Ford Transit, Sprinter, Promaster, and NV. It is TOUGH - Made of military-grade aluminum and stainless steel components. There will be no corrosion over the lifetime of the rack. It is SAFE - Easy access from the ground. It has a lower profile on the roof. It is SIMPLE to use - Single-stage operation for fast loading and unloading of ladders on high roof vans.

At Premier Truck Center, we sell the entire line of Ranger Design products to fit any van or need. Call us today at (941) 729-8196 or visit us on the web at

Commercial Driver License Handbook - California

State of California Department of Motor Vehicles logo

The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program was enacted in the interest of improving traffic safety on our roadways. As a result, California has developed licensing and testing requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles which equals or exceeds federal standards.


It takes special skills and a professional attitude to safely operate large trucks and buses. Only professional drivers will receive and keep a Commercial Driver License (CDL). A CDL is proof of your professional skills and aptitude.

Download the CDL Handbook or any other of DMV’s publications that may be helpful here:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/pubs


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Auto Crane Titan 38 Crane Body with HC-7X Crane - Enoven Truck Body


Sam with Enoven Truck Body shows off the Titan 38 Crane body from Auto Crane. It has the HC-7X Crane with 7000 lbs capacity and up to 30 ft of reach. See more at http://www.enoven.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

SmithCo Side Dump Body On Western Star Chassis With Attenuator - Enoven Truck Body



Sam with Enoven Truck Body shows off a Western Star Chassis mounted with a Smithco Side Dump Body and crash Attenuator. See more at http://www.enoven.com

WARNER BODIES - Quality/Warranty




For over 75 years, Warner Bodies has been delivering the highest performing, longest lasting and precisely manufactured utility truck bodies, fire and rescue vehicles and custom trucks to a variety of industries throughout the United States.  Our first priority as a modern American manufacturer is to deliver a product to the market, guaranteed to last and reliably perform. Quality is the driver of what Warner Bodies does- day in and day out. We continuously strive to build the best available truck bodies in the country and work to give customers a competitive advantage through products on which they can rely- regardless of work environment or conditions.

Warner Bodies stands behind every body we build- whether 100 for a municipality or 1 for a small business owner. When you choose to purchase a Warner Bodies product, you are receiving 75 years of industry leading expertise, a commitment to utilizing the highest quality components and materials in every build and a value driven brand.

Learn more at: www.warnerbodies.com

Sunday, November 10, 2019

ALUMINUM MODULES & COMPONENTS by Masterack

Aluminum Modules & Components


This lightweight interior has aluminum shelving, toolbox cradles, full-length drawers, and a full line of
customizable accessories. The aluminum is 30% lighter than steel with the ability to support a comparable capacity. 

Our aluminum shelf modules are made in the U.S.A.

Learn more at: http://masterack.com/category.asp?category=aluminum-modules-components&id=51285971

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Rugby Contractor Dump Bodies - Medium & Heavy Duty

Contractor Dump Bodies

Rugby's Contractor Bodies offer a sleek style and the high quality and durability that you expect. Rugby's Contractor Body has convenient fold-down sides for easy loading and un-loading of material and is available in lengths of 12', 14' and 16' with volume capacities ranging from 4-6 cubic yards.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • 12 gauge HSLAS grade 50 steel sides on fold down side bodies.
  • 7 gauge floor, standard on 14' and 16', optional on 12'.
  • 17" side height with brackets for sideboard extensions.
  • LED lighting standard
  • Fully boxed dirt shedding top rails.
  • 45 degree sloped rub rails.
  • Four vertical side braces per side.
  • Full depth boxed rear corner posts with concealed hardware for a clean, streamlined look.
  • Front panel includes a triple bend horizontal top rail.
  • 7" structural channel long sills and 3" i-beam cross sills on 12" centers.
  • Rugby products’ lighting locations have been designed to assist the installer in meeting FMVSS / CMVSS 108 requirements.
  • All appearance corners have radius bends.
  • 2 part epoxy primer.
  • ½ cab shield.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS ON FOLD DOWN SIDE BODY

  • Independently operated double door sides with removable center post.
  • Single pin release system to quickly remove center post.
  • Each side door features centrally located quick release lever.
  • 2 or 3 heavy duty double strap greaseable hinges per door.

TAILGATE FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Tailgate sloped 10 degree inward.
  • New oval shaped stop/turn/tail light in rear corner posts.
  • EZ - LATCH™ upper hardware on tailgate. (patented)
  • 23" end height, four-way tailgate with adjustable rod on trip lever.
  • 10 gauge fully boxed tailgate frame with two vertical braces.
  • Reinforced decking edge at rear of the body.
  • 1 ¼" diameter top and 1" bottom hinge pins.

OPTIONS INCLUDE:

Coal chute door

Learn more at: https://www.rugbymfg.com/

Distribution and Installations at: https://enovenind.com/







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Dumper Dogg by Buyers Equipment | Dump Body Insert | UpTruck Fleet Center


Sam with UpTruck Fleet Center shows off the really useful Dumper Dogg from Buyers Equipement. See more at http://www.uptruckfleetcenter.com

Friday, November 8, 2019

BOLT Receiver Lock



Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Receiver Lock works with your vehicle key! Available for Class I, II, III, IV, & V hitches!

For more information visit http://www.BOLTLock.com

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The specific application needs of vocational truck suspensions


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.

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, November 6, 2019

Top 10 Hidden Features of the New F150!


There are so many features on the new F150s that most people may not even know about! Here are the top Ford Features that we see questioned the most on new Ford vehicles. What are some of the other features that should've made the list? How to retrieve the factory keyless entry code? Key Fob tips? Smart Key? Change Door code F150? Hidden Jack F150? F150 Hidden Features? Cool F150 features?


Source: Town and Country TV

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

HighNSlide Crysteel


The High 'n 'Slide Tailgate from Crysteel brings all 3 of your tailgate needs into one package. Check it out today!

Nissan Commercial Vehicles Quality and Durability - NCV


We engineer Nissan Commercial Vehicles to be the toughest in the business, going over 800,000 miles and employing 7,000 Quality and Durability tests. Come join us at Nissan's Arizona Testing Center and see some of the most challenging tests in action.

Monday, November 4, 2019

MAXON Liftgates - MAX LINK



Maxon’s MAX LINK™ takes liftgate performance to a new standard. MAX LINK™ adds connectivity to a liftgate. onnectable to most Telematic systems, MAX LINK™ identifies liftgate status and issues before they cause needless downtime. Get real-time notifications sent to your back office or access liftgate data directly via our app. Maximize uptime with MAX LINK™.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Introduction - Driver Training for On-Highway Heavy-Duty Truck Engines


Driver Training for On-Highway Heavy-Duty Truck Engines – Part 1 of 13 in a series of chapters from the Cummins On-Highway Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Driver Training Video Series updated in 2015. This segment is the Introduction to the video series.

StabiliGrip - Dimensionally Stable Rigid Floor



Where durability and safety matter most.

Protecting operators and cargo of the hardest-working fleets and helping increase their productivity by having a reliable anti-slip rigid floor. In this video you will learn more about StabiliGrip - the industry's only dimensionally-stable rigid floor. Learn more here: https://blog.legendfleet.com/products...

Saturday, November 2, 2019

HT66-Build-007

Three Steps to Help Determine What Venturo Crane Best Fits a Given Situation:

Determine What Size of Crane is Needed based on Foot Pound Rating required.

  • Foot Pound Rating — based on Foot Pound Rating required. To find out what the foot pound rating should be —find out the weight of the max load that will be lifted & what would be the max distance that load will be moved away from the center line of the crane—Using those two numbers you can determine Foot Pound Rating by multiplying those numbers together — the resulting number would be the foot pound rating of the size of the crane needed.
  • Note: Venturo HT and ET cranes are numbered in Foot Pound Ratings—ie—ET12 is 12,000 foot pound crane / HT25 is a 25,000 foot pound crane / HT50 is 50,000 foot pound rated crane; etc.

Example 1: Max weight to be lifted is 5000 lbs. The crane has to take 5000 lbs. a distance of 10’ away from the center line of the crane. 5000 lbs. x 10 feet would be 50,000 which would mean a 50,000 foot pound rated crane is needed which would be a Venturo HT50.
Example 2: Max weight to be lifted is 1390 lbs. The crane has to take 1390 lbs. a distance of 8’ away from the center line of the crane. 1390 lbs. x 8 feet would mean a 11,120 is needed which would mean a 12,000 foot pound crane is needed, so an ET12 would work in this application.

Example 3: Max weight to be lifted is 2100 lbs. The crane has to take 2100 lbs. a distance of 11’ away from the center line of the crane. 2100 lbs. x 11 feet would mean a 23,100 foot pound rated crane is needed which would mean an ET25 or HT25 would fit this application.
Some HT & ET models have the same max lifting capacity ratings:

HT25 & ET25 — max lifting capacity of 5000 lbs. @ 5 feet from the center line of the crane.

HT30 & ET30 — max lifting capacity of 5000 lbs. @ 6 feet from the center line of the crane.

HT40 & ET36 — max lifting capacity of 6000 lbs. @ 6 feet from the center line of the crane.

What type of crane to use—a “fully hydraulic”— the Venturo HT family of cranes or an “electric-hydraulic” the Venturo ET family of cranes would be determined by the how often the crane is used and what the end user is picking up.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Maxon Story 2019


Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max Lugash invented the Tuk-A-Way® liftgate, which remains the largest selling style of liftgate in North America. For more than fifty years, Maxon Lift Corp. has initiated and developed a variety of innovative products that have become truck equipment industry benchmarks. More company information can be obtained from Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at 800-227-4116 or www.maxonlift.com

New 2020 Nissan TITAN XD – a confident hauler with a fresh, bold design, more power and standard Safety Shield 360


WHAT'S NEW:
  • New 2020 TITAN XD offers the comfort of a light duty truck with the towing confidence of a heavy duty hauler
  • Retuned 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 – with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque – now matched with new 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Bold new exterior with unique grille designs features powerful front end, available dual panel moonroof
  • Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems including class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking1, is standard
  • Refined interior offers new Integrated Command Center with 9" high-resolution touchscreen display; standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats
  • New TITAN XD goes on sale in early 2020
Following the successful launch of the redesigned 2020 Nissan TITAN full-size pickup, the powerful 2020 TITAN XD takes its turn in the spotlight with a full slate of upgrades and enhancements for the new model year. The new TITAN XD shares many of the new features and technologies with the half-ton TITAN, but is built on a unique reinforced, fully boxed, full-length ladder frame – with sturdy braking provided by a 4-wheel disc system featuring substantial rear ventilated discs with hydraulic power assist.
The new 2020 TITAN XD offers confident towing and hauling usually provided by larger, more-expensive heavy-duty trucks, while still providing the comfort and nimbleness of a light-duty pickup. TITAN XD offers higher maximum towing and payload capacities than TITAN, reflecting the fact that towing capability traditionally ranks at the top of TITAN XD buyers' purchase considerations.
For 2020, the TITAN XD lineup is simplified to a Crew Cab body with a 6.5-foot bed and 4-wheel drive – helping to focus on the heart of the TITAN XD market. Key enhancements for the new TITAN XD include additional standard horsepower and torque, unique exterior and interior styling of the SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trims, advanced connectivity technology and features, and standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems – on all grade levels.
The 2020 Nissan TITAN XD continues to be covered by America's Best Truck Warranty2 – with 5-year/100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper coverage.
A unique frame, new 9-speed transmission and 400-horsepower Endurance® V8
Every TITAN XD model is built on a unique frame and chassis (compared to the TITAN). The fully boxed, full-length ladder frame is extensively reinforced and strengthened for TITAN XD to provide added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, and torsional rigidity. It also features an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase – about 15 inches longer than TITAN models (Crew Cab comparison), allowing for a full-size, 6.5-foot bed.
For 2020, TITAN XD's standard 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine is now rated at 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque). The engine again utilizes Nissan's VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) and Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology.
The engine is mated with a new 9-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous 7-speed transmission. The larger final gear ratio of 4.083:1 (versus 3.692:1 for TITAN) provides more torque at the wheels in a given gear and smoother and faster acceleration. The larger range also means better coverage for optimal power on standing starts and at cruising speeds. The powertrain feel is more linear through the gears.
Braking is provided by a robust 4-wheel disc system with 14.2 x 1.5-inch front/14.4 x 1.2-inch rear ventilated discs with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel.
The 2020 TITAN XD is available in 4x4 drive, with a transfer case designed to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It distributes torque to both ends and provides four-wheel drive when added traction is needed on snow, ice, sand, mud, dirt, water or gravel. Durable off-road performance features include Hill Start Assist and Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD). PRO-4X models add standard Hill Descent Control and electronic locking rear differential.
The 2020 TITAN XD also features a new enhanced Off Road Gauge that displays the vehicle's tire angle, relative pitch and roll angles. Nissan engineers developed a new method to calculate the vehicle's orientation using accelerometer data and calculating the vehicle's G-force, without using a gyroscope. Nissan's new gauge is expected to be the most accurate (versus competition) at higher speeds.
Confident, intelligent towing
Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power3 are a range of available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed. The integrated gooseneck hitch includes a plug inside the bed for even greater ease of towing.
Among the list of TITAN XD's available towing aids are an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from inside the cab or with the key fob.
TITAN XD owners will have a host of tools to assist with trailer hook-ups. This includes an available RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides and Nissan's Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)4 that provides a composite "bird's eye" view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with tight parking or even off-roading at low speeds. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD)5, which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects around the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
A bold, redesigned exterior – and unique "faces" of TITAN XD
The 2020 TITAN XD redesign, like the TITAN, was led by a team at Nissan Design America (NDA) in La Jolla, Calif., and follows the "Powerful Warrior" design theme. The "modern armor" design is particularly appropriate for the attitude-heavy TITAN XD with its standard 4-wheel drive and available 20-inch wheels, and two-tone over-fender treatments.
Like TITAN, unique grille designs among trim levels give the TITAN XD a higher degree of differentiation among grade levels – allowing for more owner customization straight from the factory.
The new interlocking frame grille and surround is designed to convey strength, boldness and precision while enhancing cooling performance for the 5.6-liter V8 engine. Also completely redesigned for 2020 are the front bumper and wheel designs. On PRO-4X models, the first-ever Nissan badge with "lava red" accents is featured prominently on the grille.
The TITAN XD's bold front end includes available LED headlights and "double boomerang" LED Daytime Running Lights, which add a dramatic high-tech appearance. LED fog lights are also offered. High Beam Assist, which allows drivers to leave the light stalk in high beam position indefinitely without blinding drivers, is standard on all grades and is part of the standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology package.
In the rear, new all-LED lighting has been added to the pickup bed, using four light sources for full surround lighting. The rear also includes new LED lights that are designed to convey the look of solid quality and rigid machine structure. The new tailgate finishers, like the grille surrounds, are customized to differentiate grade levels. Just as the grilles feature unique personalities for each trim, TITAN XD PRO-4X features a black finisher, while Platinum Reserve utilizes a Satin Chrome finisher.
There are four new TITAN XD exterior colors – Red Alert, Baja Storm, Cardinal Red Metallic (premium color) and Super Black. Carryover colors include Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White TriCoat (premium color), Glacier White and Deep Blue Pearl. Color availability is matched specifically to model grades. In addition, the Platinum Reserve grade is available in four two-tone painted over-fender treatments, while PRO-4X features standard semi-gloss dark painted over-fenders.
A commanding interior loaded with technology
Interior comfort is another leading factor in why customers choose TITAN and TITAN XD. For 2020, commanding technology and premium comfort is abound throughout the new TITAN XD interior, which features robust construction, crafted detailing and premium finishes.
TITAN XD PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve models include a new Integrated Command Center with 9.0-inch WXGA touchscreen that features WXGA resolution. Like on the 2020 TITAN, it serves as the gateway to the enhanced next-generation connectivity that includes standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The new internal WiFi router allows passengers to stream their favorite content (WiFi subscription required, sold separately). Up to seven devices can be connected.
The 2020 TITAN and TITAN XD offer the new Nissan Concierge, which provides owners 24-hour access to a team of professional, live assistants at the push of a button. Nissan Concierge can help with tasks such as appointment scheduling, wake up calls, restaurant reservations and personal shopping.
The next-generation NissanConnect® allows over-the-air (OTA) software updates, new safety and security features, HD Traffic and Google Places/Search6. Also available on the 2020 TITAN XD is NissanConnect Services, a suite of convenience and security features that provide assistance when owners need it most – including remote access features and emergency response services. NissanConnect Services can be accessed from inside the vehicle, on a computer, on a smartphone or smartwatch app and with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
The 2020 TITAN XD offers a new, innovative flexible smartphone holder/charging system that allows drivers to keep cell phones steady and secure while driving. Also standard on every trim level is a 7.0-inch programmable driver information display, which helps ensure that customers can access meaningful vehicle information easily and clearly.
TITAN XD SL and Platinum Reserve models are available with a new Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof, the first offered on TITAN XD and one of the largest in the segment measuring over three-feet square.
Inspiring "the emotion of a live performance," the 2020 TITAN and TITAN XD Fender Premium Audio System includes 12 speakers with an amplifier power of 485 watts through nine channels. For a more precise immersive performance, the Fender Premium Audio system incorporates Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control™ technology, which helps reduce vibration in the individual speakers to provide an immersive and detailed sound unlike any in its class. The premium audio system is available on PRO-4X and standard on SL and Platinum Reserve TITAN XD models.
Among the 2020 TITAN XD's first-class interior accommodations are front and rear Zero Gravity seats, Nissan's innovative design that helps maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. For 2020, TITAN XD's interior also features premium seat and trim materials customized for each grade level. Interior storage has also been enhanced for the new model year, including front and rear door storage capacity and additional assist grips.
The TITAN XD PRO-4X includes a range of custom interior accents such as stain-resistance seat coverings with vinyl bolsters and PRO-4X embroidery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique contrasting stitching, metallic instrument panel finishers and black headliner.
Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 with six advanced systems
The 2020 TITAN XD, like the 2020 TITAN, is a showcase for Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, starting with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking.
The new TITAN XD also features a number of other available advanced technologies – Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Traffic Sign Recognition. Nissan's innovative Rear Door Alert is standard on all grade levels. The 2020 TITAN XD includes eight air bags (versus the previous six) and four seat belt pretensioners (versus the previous two).
The 2020 TITAN XD will be offered in Crew Cab body configurations, 4-wheel drive and five well-equipped grade levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Prepare Your Equipment for Battle - Boss Plows

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The forecast calls for snow! You've been waiting for this all year. Finally, your city is in the path of the storm.

Here are a few tips to help ensure that your equipment is ready for battle:

Check Your Vehicle
Whether plowing with a BOSS pickup truck plow, a BOSS UTV plow or a BOSS Box Plow, knowing that your vehicle is in running order will ensure that you are successful this winter:
  • Check your snow plow vehicle’s tire pressure.
  • Check all fluid levels including engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, radiator coolant and windshield washer fluid.
  • Check oil pressure, your engine will work hard this winter – oil is its lifeblood!
  • Make sure the battery is working properly and that terminals are tightly connected with no corrosion.
  • Check the condition of your wipers – operating your BOSS Snowplow with poorly operating windshield wipers is asking for problems. While you’re at it, make sure you defrosting system is working on snowplow truck as well!
  • Check the vehicle’s headlights, brake lights and turn signals to ensure they are all in working order – visibility is crucial both to you and drivers around you.
  • Never venture out without an adequate fuel supply.

Check Your BOSS Plow

You’ve checked your snowplow vehicle, now make sure your BOSS Snowplow is ready to go as well:
  • Make sure that all bolts on your snowplow are tight and well fastened.
  • Look for cracked welds and hydraulic fluid leaks.
  • Make sure the plow lights and turn signals are aligned properly and are in good working order.
  • Carry a few extras – keep a BOSS Snowplow Emergency Parts Kit handy that includes extra hydraulic fluid, hydraulic hoses, a pump solenoid, extra cutting-edge bolts and a trip spring.
  • If you notice that you are in need of service or parts, call or visit your nearest BOSS Snowplow Dealer or visit ShopBOSS. If you need help locating your nearest dealer, simply visit bossplow.com and either use the Dealer locator, or feel free to use the Chat button to chat on-line with a BOSS Snowplow factory representative.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there to get you back up and running. Many BOSS Snowplow dealers feature 24-hour service during big snow events. At the BOSS Snowplow Headquarters you can call us with questions, talk to our Technical Service department, send us an email or chat online with us. If for some reason we can’t speak with you right away, leave a message, and we’ll get back to you quickly!


Monday, October 28, 2019

HIAB Hydraulic Hook


The Hydraulic hook is designed to pick up a pallet fork from the truck body. It is small, robust, and very easy to operate. With this hook, the driver does not need to climb up and down the truck to attach and remove the pallet fork. The risk of injuries is lower and the work is more efficient.

Harbor Truck Bodies - Industry Innovation Leader

Harbor - Truck and Van
As America’s premier manufacturer of service and platform bodies (and now van interiors), we enjoy a long history of “industry-first” design innovations dedicated to making your job easier and more productive.
Our bodies are loaded with more industry-first innovations than any other company in the industry. Some examples are:
  • Stainless Steel Pop-Top Lids that are self-opening with the pull of a single lever (plus, they are impervious to the elements);
  • Modern Gas Shock door stays on all vertical doors;
  • Use of Teflon Glides on our telescoping Cargo Bed Enclosures (instead of roller bearings that irritatingly seize up) that glide open with the push of a single finger;
  • Push-Button Locks with a visible red band on the door lock telling you your door is not secured…if the red band shows, push in the button. Now your tools are secure;
  • Bumper step depth is 8 inches minimum and deep enough to give your boot a firm purchase on the bumper without slipping off. This makes for easy access to tools or materials from the bed area or rack. Hard to say why no one thought of this before! By the way, these bumpers are made of formed channel and are the heaviest duty in the industry!
These are but a few examples of Harbor’s industry-first inventions that many other companies have now adopted.

Learn more at: http://htbi.net/

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Need a Crane Body? “Like New” Reading 11 Ft Crane Bodies Available at Premier Truck Center


Like New Florida Crane Bodies 




If you need a crane body, we have (2) “Like New” Reading Crane Bodies with Venturo 3200 LB  Cranes ready for mounting on your appropriate chassis. These are available for sale, you can either have it mounted or we can mount it for you.

Not $30000, not $25,000, not $20,0000, not even $12,000, You can own this crane body and crane with all the listed options for less than $10,000.  Why pay for a new crane body and wait 6 months for delivery when you can pick one up now and have it mounted, while spending a lot less money!

Reading Cranemaster bodies have been utilized in many different industries including heavy construction, municipalities, railroads, mining, agriculture and equipment rental.

These Reading bodies feature a Venturo 3200 LB crane to perform the heavy lifting, heavy duty drawers for organized tool storage and ample and secure storage within the side compartments. These bodies have some great extra features such as a gas compartment, cross box, small part storage drawers, and large cubbies.

Look at these great features below:


Saturday, October 26, 2019

SpaceKap Wild WORKSTATION Interior


The interior of the SpaceKap WILD.

Move It | F-150 | Ford


The body of the Ford F-150 is built with high-strength military grade aluminum alloy. When the truck weighs less, you can haul more.* Boom.

*Multiple trim levels and configurations shown throughout. Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4X2 and Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. (not shown). Max payload of vehicles shown varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ford Spray-In-Bed Liners: A Truck Bed Reborn | Accessories | Ford



Ford truck spray-in bed liners provide a permanent bond to the truck bed with a watertight seal, and are easy to clean. Dealers can now also order the spray-in liner as an option included with a Ford truck, reducing wait time between initial purchase and the bed upgrade, providing customers the strongest products.

Ford Original Accessories will be warranted for whichever provides you the greater benefit: 24 months/unlimited mileage of the remainder of your bumper-to-bumper 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. See dealer for warranty details.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

2020 NissanTITAN Reveal & Overview


Catch the reveal and overview of the rugged 2020 Nissan TITAN alongside TITAN Ambassadors @MaddiBrenneman, @CoryBahr, and @ChefDavidRose. Learn More about the 2020 Nissan TITAN here: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb Loaded with tech, standard 400 hp, standard Safety Shield 360 and three distinct new looks, the #2020TITAN is a stunner!

Venturo Crane Selector


Looking to upfit your service truck with the proper Venturo crane package? Our calculator takes into account your gross vehicle weight and the necessary boom length and maximum load capacity for your job, and it simplifies your search with a selection of appropriate products. Enter your info below to make sure you pick the most suitable Venturo product for light, moderate or heavy-duty applications.

Follow this link to select a crane for your service body: 

https://www.venturo.com/crane-selector-web-tool-pairs-vehicles-with-cranes/

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve Reveal & Overview


Catch a first look at the reveal and overview of the 2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve with TITAN Ambassador Cory Bahr. Learn more about the luxury and technology available in the 2020 Nissan TITAN here: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb TITAN not yet available for purchase. Expected availability early 2020. Pre-production model shown; see actual production vehicle when available for final details on features. Please see Owner’s Manual for important feature information.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Warner Service Bodies at Premier Truck Center

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For over 75 years Warner Bodies has been the industry leader in building the toughest, most versatile utility bodies in the United States. Warner Bodies utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to go beyond the cookie-cutter approach to manufacturing. It is the pride of true craftsmen that adds the fit, finish, the quality and value—making Warner Bodies the best service bodies in America. 

We know that keeping your trucks and equipment organized on and between job sites is essential to your day-to-day productivity as well as the bottom line. That is why Warner offers multiple styles, with the widest selection of features and options available anywhere. Whether you need only one, or 101, we can custom build any of our service bodies to meet your specific requirements, and we back all of our service bodies with an exclusive five-year warranty. Warner Bodies builds them tough, to keep you working.

Learn more about Warner bodies and Premier Truck Center at:  https://premiertruckbodies.com/

Steer your Fleet into the Future! NACVS Atlanta, Oct 28-31st

Test-Drive

Meet around 15,000 Industry professionals!

Get energized at NACV Show 2019 with actionable steps like implementing the best software, purchasing the right trailer bodies, and finding new contacts who can help you troubleshoot your problems so you can stop working overtime.
Small Fleets

Talk to suppliers in person so you can compare multiple options side-by-side. Adopt proven technologies and make informed decisions to take your company to the next level.
Large Fleets

Get face time with your primary and component suppliers so you can ask questions in person. Talk to new suppliers and discover the next game-changing technologies.

Learn more at: https://nacvshow.com/attend/


Monday, October 21, 2019

All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds | F-150 | Ford


We’ve confirmed we are bringing an all-electric F-150 to market. Now, we’re showing you the capability you asked for by having it tow more than 1 million pounds.* This is Built Ford Tough. *The F-150 battery-electric prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration. Never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities. Always consult the Owner’s Manual. Learn more about the All-Electric Ford F-150 Prototype here: https://ford.to/32L24kS

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ICUEE 2019 - Vanair Manufacturing


Vanair launches the NEW Lithium-Ion Jump Pack, 10,000 amp unit

Charging Stations are Coming | Electric Vehicles | Ford


Charging your car is as routine as any part of your routine. Ford electric vehicles are coming.* 

*Available only at your Ford EV-Certified dealer.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

How to perform a Class A CDL Pre-Trip inspection.



Jeff from Apex CDL Institute demonstrates how to perform a proper pre-trip inspection on a Class A tractor trailer. Remember, your states examiners might require a slightly different procedure. The process we use is good for both Kansas and Missouri and will pass easily in most states.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Customizable Slide Out Truck Bed Box Review | Buyers Products


Steve walks you through Buyers Products new truck bed storage drawer. He takes a look at the customizable tool box organizers, truck bed tool box capacity, and how to store tools and equipment. See more photos, colors, and find out where to buy: https://goo.gl/WxxYKF Buyers Products Smooth Aluminum Slide Out Truck Bed Box is a secure truck or van storage drawer that holds up to 500 lb in the drawer and 800 lb stacked on top. The 12 in. by 24 in. by 40 in. model can can easily be installed in a cargo van so that the drawer rolls through the side-door opening. The Slide Out Truck Bed Box's heavy duty reinforced aluminum construction lets you load up to 800 lb (evenly distributed) on top. The bed box's drawer will hold up to 500 lb of tools and/or equipment, keeping your space organized and clutter-free. The box's uniquely movable partitions and optional dividers (sold separately) can be positioned to accommodate your storage needs. The easy sliding drawer automatically detents into a locked position every 8 inches for convenience and control, and releases easily with the push of a button. A full door gasket and rain gutter provide four-sided protection against the elements. The drawer has a push button lock with key, and durable handle. Steel mounting hardware is included, and mounting holes are pre-drilled for quick installation.

Caleb Pontius with Boss Industries @ ICUEE 2019


Caleb Pontius, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Boss Industries, demos the company’s MechanX 250 compressor designed for mechanics truck applications at ICUEE 2019.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NCV Proving Grounds: Testing NV vans for quality


Road hazards, salt spray chambers and high-speed tracks. These Nissan NV vans have seen it all. Now you can see it, too, with this look the durability, quality and reliability tests.