Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Harbor CraneMaster Body - West Coast Style Personalized to Meet Your Every Need...



CraneMaster bodies represent an open design that permits you to choose all the appointments to meet your every need when using 2,000-4,000 lb. cranes with capacity up to 12,000 ft.-lb. The west coast service body design is the preferred style for these cranes. Harbor has sorted out which cranes go with which bodies. Tell us what weight you are loading and what length of crane you need to get the job done (length in feet x weight in lb. = ft. lb.) and we’ll put you in the right combination. Then, we’ll help you choose from among the many options that will make this your personal design!

Find more at: www.htbi.net



Saturday, February 16, 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

Enoven Truck Body offers the full lineup of Boss Snow Plows and Spreaders

 

We can upfit your existing vehicle or build out a full ready to work snow plow vehicle with spreaders and all.

Take a look at the product catalog from the Boss Brochure: http://enovenind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017truck-equipment-brochure.pdf

 Call us today for a quote.

 (916) 372-9692

Enoven Truck Body and Equipment
 2904 Duluth Street
W. Sacramento, CA 95691

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ford Service Advice: Do I Need New Tires? | Service Advice | Ford



This video will explain the importance of having proper tread on your tires to ensure safety, performance, and handling, how to check tread depth, as well as key signs that you may need to replace your tires. Learn more about Ford Service Advice here: http://ford.to/FordOwner

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nissan TITAN XT Breaks the Light Duty SnowPlow Barrier

Plow More Snow in Less Time with a TITAN XD!



This Titan was spotted on a Nissan dealers lot in Maine. I stopped to check out the 8 foot Fisher SnowPlow blade on this pickup.



This is the first pickup in its class that will support the use of a Heavy Duty SnowPlow blade. Further research shows that this Titan XD with the 4900 Lb front end rating could accept a heavy Duty snowplow up to 9 feet in length.  Boss SnowPlows will allow up to a 9.2 FT V-Blade on this pickup chassis

This is very significant, many of the other "domestic" pickups in this class will only allow a 7 1/2 foot plow because of their lower vehicle front weight ratings. This Titan will plow more snow in less time than competitive products

Note that the Nissan Titan is manufactured in the USA in Mississippi.

Guest Post
By Steve Taylor.

What Spreader is Right for the Job?

No two ice removal jobs are the same, and that is why we offer multiple options to meet your specific needs. With a variety of features to back you up in your ice control efforts, confusion may arise regarding which BOSS spreader is right for you. Below is a description of the similarities and key differences between the FORGE and VBX spreaders to assist you in your decision!


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Hopper Capacity: The VBX line offers multiple hopper capacity options to fit your needs – 1.5, 2, and 3 cubic yard capacity

Enclosed Spinner Motor: With a ¾ horsepower stainless steel spinner motor, the VBX gives you all the power you need without the maintenance of a gas-powered feed system. Also, the spinner motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure performance, durability, and reliability.

Hopper Material: The double-walled Polyethylene hopper provides a spreader that is durable, corrosion resistant, and low maintenance.

Standard Tarp: The VBX comes standard with a tarp to protect your de-icing materials from snow and moisture on the job.

LCD Screen In-Cab Controller: To make your life even easier, BOSS has equipped the VBX with an in-cab LCD display controller that allows you to manage spreader functions at the touch of a button. The LCD screen is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

LED Work Lights: BOSS knows that many ice removable jobs take place after normal hours, so LED work lights are a standard feature that illuminate the spreader at night.

Spinner Assembly: In addition to the swing-out feature on the spinner assembly – which makes for an easy removal of excess material – the VBX allows for further spinner customization. Users can easily adjust the height of the spinner to set their desired spreading range.

Additional Accessories:
Pre-Wet Ready: New VBX purchases come standard as Pre-Wet ready spreaders. Learn more about adding a Pre-Wet System to your spreader HERE.

Pro-Lid: VBX spreaders now have the option of adding a weather-sealed, poly-hard cover to protect deicing materials. Pro-Lid retrofits to existing VBX models and is available on the VBX6500, VBX8000, and VBX9000. Learn more about adding the Pro-Lid to your VBX HERE.

FORGE 2.0
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Hopper Capacity: The FORGE 2.0 spreader is only available in one size – 2 cubic yard capacity with a minimum bed length required of 6’6.”

Enclosed Spinner Motor: The FORGE is equipped with a ½ horsepower drive motor. Like the VBX spinner motor, the FORGE motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure durability, performance, and reliability.

Hopper Material: Using heavy gauge stainless steel, the Forge provides a strong body that is less susceptible to damage and better prepared to take on the winter elements.
In-Cab Controller: The Forge features a high value in-cab controller that is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

Spinner Assembly: The FORGE also provides a swing out spinner assembly to allow for the emptying of old materials.

Additional Accessories
Customizable Features: BOSS allows you to customize features to fit your needs. Optional accessories include the Forge light kit, tarp, vibrator, and inverted V (pintle).

Pre-Wet Capable: The FORGE is pre-wet capable if desired. In order to add the Pre-Wet System, a Pre-Wet capable controller is required. To learn more, visit bossplow.com

Similarities
Though the VBX and FORGE 2.0 spreaders each contain unique features, BOSS has equipped both spreaders with similar features that are necessary to battle the winter elements.

Tie Down Kit: Both spreaders come standard with a tie down kit that keeps your spreader safe and secure in the bed of your truck.

Standard Top Screen: The VBX and FORGE both come standard with a top screen that prevents any large clumps of material from entering the spreader.

Dump Switch: After your ice removal job is completed, the VBX and FORGE both feature a dump switch that empties excess material effortlessly.

Inverted V Auger System: The inverted V auger system comes standard on both spreaders, and is optional on the pintle chain system. Only the auger feed system comes standard with a vibrator to assist in material movement, as the pintle feed design rarely requires this feature.

As with any purchase, taking the time to understand each product will help you select the spreader that best suits your needs. Contact your local dealer today for further questions and inquiries.
Topics: Buyer's Guide

Learn more at: http://info.bossplow.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms

 Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms


Understanding the many industry acronyms and terms can be overwhelming. This quick guide can get you up to speed on some of the most important terms and meanings.

GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight
This is the total weight of the truck, including all passengers, drivers, cargo, accessories, fuel, and fluid in the engine at any point in time. It is important that this measurement does not go over the GVWR, or it can be a safety hazard.

GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
This is the maximum total vehicle weight that is safe for the truck, established by the chassis manufacturer. The weight of the truck, any cargo, and passengers including the driver, as well as any fuel and fluid in the engine is included in the rating. Chassis manufacturers will most often set the GVWR lower than the combined axle ratings (the total amount of weight an individual axle can carry). This is due to the chassis manufacturer’s internal safety standards for durability, stability, and handling, as well as SAE International test protocols.

GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating
Everything that moves with the vehicle is included in the GCWR. The weight of the truck, any cargo, passengers including the driver, any fluid or fuel in the truck, as well as the weight of the trailer and the trailer’s cargo is included. Exceeding the GCWR can cause a safety hazard.

Payload
The cargo carrying capacity of a vehicle is the payload. It is calculated by subtracting the vehicles’ weight including passengers and the driver from the GVWR. Exceeding the Payload capacity can cause damage to your suspension, chassis, frame, tires, and many other parts of the truck.

CA – Cab to Axle
The cab-to-axle measurement is the distance from the back of the truck cab to the center of the rear axle. Clear CA or effective CA is the distance from the rear surface of any obstruction behind the cab to the center of the rear axle. If you have a tandem axle truck, then it is measured to the midpoint between the two rear axles. This measurement can help you determine the length of the body that can be mounted on the chassis.

Wheelbase
The wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear axles. When the truck has more than two axels, it is the distance between the steering axle and the center point of the driving axle group. This can affect body installation, weight distribution, and truck performance.

SRW – Single Rear Wheel
A single rear wheel refers to a chassis that has one wheel on each side of the rear axle. Single Rear wheels make for smoother driving without cargo, as well as easier driving in cities, suburbs, and highways. These trucks are more affordable to purchase outright, and have better fuel economy. A single rear wheel has less towing capability than a dual rear wheel, and less stability when towing in windy conditions.

DRW – Dual Rear Wheel
A dual rear wheel refers to a chassis that has two wheels on each side of the rear axle. This feature is a must if you are towing large payloads, or driving through rough terrain. It adds stability to your truck which increases safety for your divers and cargo. Having a dual rear wheel will allow the driver to safely get off the road in the case of a tire blowing out. Trucks with a dual rear wheel can be difficult to maneuver in cities, where parking and tight streets can be challenging. This feature can also reduce the truck’s mpg, especially in cities, and increase maintenance costs, because there are at least two extra tires to replace or rotate.

CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
The vehicle’s GVWR is one of the factors that will effect whether the diver needs a CDL. If the truck has a GVWR, and GVW of 26,000 lbs. or lower, the driver does not need a CDL.

Class A
A Class A license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more. This includes towing a trailer weighing over 10,000 lbs. which makes the vehicle and trailer rating over 26,001 lbs.

Class B
A Class B license is required to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR or 26,001 lbs. or more, and/or a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or heavier that is towing another vehicle weighting up to 10,000 lbs.

Class C
A Class C license is required if the vehicle you intend to drive does not meet the criteria for either Class A or B and it is meant to transport either: 16 or more passengers including the driver or hazardous material.

Original Source: NTEA Truck Equipment Glossary


Blog Source: https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2018/08/quick-guide-to-industry-acronyms

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ford Trucks – Ode to The Builders | Built Ford Proud | Ford


We build with purpose and pride. We build trucks for the builders, which is why they are Built Ford Tough.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Should You Refurbish That Work Truck?

Refurbished Work Trucks

Considering purchasing a brand new work truck? Has your current work truck seen better days? Your work truck may take a beating day in and day out on the jobsite and appear like its useful life is over. Time for a new work truck, right? Not so fast. It’s time to consider refurbishment.

Most refurbishment programs offer the following services for your upfit:
  •     Repaint
  •     Undercoat
  •     Hardware replacement (compartment latches, hinges, etc if needed)
  •     Body repairs
  •     Hydraulic repairs & preventative maintenance (cranes, hoists, pumps, hoses, etc)
  •    Cost
Many times, cost is a major factor in the decision to refurb or purchase new. Work trucks with highly customized upfits or a steep new acquisition price tag are the most common for refurbishment. These can include mechanics trucks, utility and service trucks, heavy-duty dump trucks, lube trucks and more. In order to properly evaluate the cost and quantify the difference between new and refurbishment, you must first know the costs and projected life in years of each.

An example would be a brand new mechanics truck will cost you $100,000 and you expect to get ten years of life out of the vehicle. In contrast, if you refurb your existing mechanics truck it will cost $30,000 and you expect to get five additional years of life out of the vehicle. With these numbers you can determine a per operating year cost (minus fuel and maintenance) with both of these choices. To calculate, you would divide the cost by the numbers of expected life years. So for a new truck, the cost per year would come to $10,000 ($100,000 / 10). For a refurbished truck, the cost per year would come to $6,000 ($30,000 / 5). In this example, the refurbishment option would save you $4,000 per year over five years, providing a total savings of $20,000.
Timing

With a new work truck placed into service there is typically little time lost transitioning from the old work truck to the new. This direct swap out keeps you on the job. Refurbishments, on the other hand, can take weeks or months to complete depending upon the complexity of the vehicle. Generally speaking, many can’t afford to take a vehicle out of service that long and lose the revenue potential associated with the vehicle. Always ask to receive a reliable timeline for completion of the refurbishment so you understand how much downtime will occur. If your work experiences slow times throughout the year, plan ahead and have the refurbishment completed when it will least affect your work.

Refurbishment Partner

While there are many companies that specialize in installing truck bodies and equipment, far fewer offer refurbishment services. Refurbishment requires substantial attention to detail and a staff with the proper skill sets and experience. Upfits like mechanics trucks, lube trucks and dump trucks require techs that can refurbish hydraulic equipment such as telescopic cranes, hoists and more. Be diligent when evaluating and selecting your refurbishment partner and ensure they have the expertise to complete the job. If you are unsure, ask for client references of past refurbishments they have completed.
Remounts

Remounts are the “middle ground” between buying all new and refurbishment. Truck equipment distributors remove the body and equipment form the old work truck, refurbish it and mount it on a new truck chassis. In some cases, remounting may not be feasible or possible. The refurbished body and equipment may have been designed for a specific truck. Trucks constantly evolve from model year to model year and the older your current work truck is the more difficult a remount will be. Always speak to your refurbishment partner so they can determine if a remount is possible and safe for a new truck.

Regardless of your budget, needs, or timeline, there are many options to consider when in need of a new work vehicle. What’s important is that you consider all of the factors and make the decision that makes most sense for your business.

Source:  https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2019/01/should-you-refurbish-that-work-truck


Traffix Devices Scorpion TL-3 Crash Attenuator Demonstration - Enoven Truck Body



Sam with Enoven Truck Body shows off the Traffix Devices Scopion TL-3 truck mounted attenuator. See more at http://www.enoven.com

Sunday, February 10, 2019

GMC Sierra 1500 Turbo 4-cyl. Gas Engine Half-Ton Pickup

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation

2019 Sierra 1500 'Elevation' takes monochrome, blacked-out route, features GM's new 2.7L turbo truck engine

GMC's next-gen Sierra 1500 lineup includes an Elevation edition—although it's now more focused on appearance than sport truck performance, which is how the Elevation came onto the scene among the previous-generation Sierras in 2015. But on that note, its engine may be a surprise high point.

The Sierra Elevation, which will be available starting this fall, joins the SLT, off-road-themed AT4, and high-society Denali trims that will be available on the 2019 Sierra 1500. With their tall front grille and curved "blade"-style headlights, the new Sierra 1500s all are designed for a standout look.

The Elevation model takes that farther, however, with body-color door handles, bumpers, and grille surround as well as a black grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim, and 20-in. wheels.

To outfit the Elevation for more serious off-road use, you'll want the available X31 Off Road package, which includes a specially tuned suspension with Rancho shocks, locking rear differential, protective underbody skid plates, heavy-duty air filter, dual exhaust system, a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, all-terrain tires, and hill descent control.

Or for towing, the Sierra's available ProGrade trailering system incorporating multiple cameras and backing guidance overlays is designed to make backing and hooking up to a trailer simple even for noobs.


Read more at:
https://www.fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/turbo-4-cyl-gas-engine-half-ton-pickups?NL=FO-005&Issue=FO-005_20180726_FO-005_423&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&utm_rid=CPENT000004488230&utm_campaign=19491&utm_medium=email&elq2=37ca0058cd7849c09177f63dff3ee1e1

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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.

CargoGlides Extreme Test VS. Competitor



Say goodbye to the aggravation of a normal truck bed. With CargoGlide, you can stop crawling in the back of your truck or van every time you need to reach your gear. So, stop scuffing your knees and hurting your back! Install a CargoGlide in your truck or van and get your gear and materials out where you need them! Loading and unloading your tools, toys or any other materials is considerably faster, safer and easier when you have a CargoGlide.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Work Vehicle Ergonomics - Decked



DECKED drawers slide your payload of tools, gear and other supplies out right at waist height. This white paper, prepared by a third party expert, studies how toolbox solutions like DECKED are shown to save time and money.

DECKED drawers slide your payload of tools, gear and other supplies out right at waist height. This white paper, prepared by a third party expert, studies how toolbox solutions like DECKED are shown to save time and money.


Learn more at: https://decked.com/blogs/decked/ergonomic-white-paper-supports-decked

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Where To Look When You Need A New Upfitted Work Truck Fast

 Find A Truck Fast

You never know when you might need a work truck in a hurry. Breakdowns and accidents happen, and they can quickly bring your work to a halt. Regardless of the reason, quick access to ready-to-work trucks is within reach. So where do you turn when you need that service truck or flatbed now?

Local Commercial Truck Dealer


Odds are, you may already have a relationship with a commercial truck dealer (Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, Isuzu, etc.) in your area of operations. If you are already a customer of a commercial truck dealer near you, this is the best place to look first, whether it be driving to their physical lot or searching through their commercial truck inventory online. Even if the dealer does not have the vehicle you need on the ground they may be able to get the vehicle from another dealer close by in a timely manner.

Online Inventory Websites


Let’s say you can’t find the right dump truck you need at your local dealer. What is your next choice? There are dedicated websites that pull in new commercial truck inventory from dealers throughout the country. This gives you the ability to search through thousands of already upfit work trucks on-ground and ready to be put to work. Keep in mind, depending upon how far away the vehicle is from you there will likely be transportation costs associated with delivering the unit to you. You can filter by make, model, upfit type, distance from you and more.


The two most popular sites for new, already upfitted work trucks are Commercial Truck Trader and Work Truck Solutions. Utilize the Logo / links below to browse through new work trucks.






Work Truck Solutions

Commercial Truck Trader Logo
Source: https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2019/01/where-to-look-when-you-need-a-new-upfitted-work-truck-fast

2019 Nissan NV Cargo Van offers available 375-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8, America’s Best Commercial Van Limited Warranty

  • Available in wide range of models – including Standard and High Roofs, V6 and V8 Power and three grade levels
  • Choice of 375-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission or fuel-efficient 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 with 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Only available High Roof model in segment1 with rugged body-on-frame construction
  • All NV Cargo models come with America's Best Commercial Van Warranty2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first
The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo Van provides exceptional utility thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls – room to fit two 40x48-inch pallets, 10-foot piping or 4x8-foot drywall sheets. Along with maximizing cargo space, the sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification. The Nissan NV Cargo provides rugged body-on-frame construction across the entire lineup, including with a High Roof, which provides most users the ability to walk, stand and work in the cargo area.

For the 2019 model year, all NV Cargo grades come equipped with standard 7.0-inch display audio AM/FM with AUX, USB, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices. In addition, the Backdoor Glass Package availability has been expanded to include S and SV V8 model configurations.

As in previous years, the 2019 NV Cargo Van provides exceptional utility thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls – room enough to fit two 40x48-inch pallets, 10-foot piping or 4x8-foot drywall sheets. Along with maximizing cargo space, the sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification.

Available technology includes NissanConnect® with Navigation and Mobile Apps. The system features a 5.8-inch color touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).

All NV Cargo models come with America's Best Commercial Van Warranty2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicle warranty was inspired in part by the stories of Nissan Commercial Vehicles experiencing remarkable longevity under real-world work circumstances with businesses. The limited warranty reaffirms Nissan's confidence in the quality of its commercial vehicles, as some of the NV 2500 and 3500 models have already accrued 550,000-plus miles of real-world use.

Comfortable Seating and Standing
One of the overarching goals for the NV Cargo design was to combine pickup truck-like comfort, interior amenities and drivability with a cargo van's capacity and security. The Nissan NV Cargo interior answers one of the major unmet operator needs – driver comfort and roominess. The wide front doors provide easy ingress and egress, while supportive bucket seating with extensive adjustability, large armrests and a truck-like driving position with ample legroom and foot room enhance comfort.

The available center console (removable) provides a range of integrated storage features, while the fold-down passenger seat adds worktable functionality and enhances the cab's feeling of openness.
Another major contributor to the pickup-like cab is the absence of the traditional van engine "doghouse" that intrudes into the cab due to the setback engine placement. The Nissan NV Cargo utilizes a conventional truck engine layout with out-front engine design. This not only frees up space under the instrument panel and between the seats, it also provides easy under-hood access to the entire engine for routine service and maintenance.

The NV Cargo's ample cargo area offers a 120.0-inch cargo floor length and 70.2-inch maximum cargo floor width. NV Cargo Standard Roof models offer a maximum 55.8 cargo area height, among the tallest in class.

The NV Cargo High Roof provides a maximum 76.9-inch cargo room height – enough for most users to move about the cargo area while standing up straight. The NV Cargo is the only available High Roof model in the segment1 with rugged body-on-frame construction.

Standard Roof NV Cargo models are designed to fit in most garages or go through most car washes and fast food drive-through lanes, along with offering easier reach to access roof racks. Many businesses, however, require the added cargo capacity and the ability to stand up and work inside – which the High Roof NV Cargo delivers, enhancing everyday operations and productivity.

Smart Functionality and Flexible Layout
Inspired by customer needs and usage, the Nissan NV Cargo offers an array of smart functionality features, including storage pockets, spaces and compartments designed to provide secure access to the typical commercial customers' everyday use objects.

High Roof models offer an available overhead console designed to hold work gloves, legal size binders, safety glasses and system books. The available lockable center console (removable) fits hanging files and laptop computers and includes a computer or mobile phone charging point, as well as a lid that slides forward to provide a more usable work surface. The available storage drawer under the driver's seat is ideal for storing paperwork, tools or other items that require quick access.

Since commercial vans must serve many functions – including acting as an office on the road or at a job site – storage and productivity items are integral to the design, rather than tacked-on afterthoughts. The result is a clean, practical and comfortable workspace for a wide variety of professions and businesses.

Along with being conceived as a "mobile office," the Nissan NV Cargo is designed to function as a "mobile workshop" with exceptional utility – thanks to its wide door openings and simple, flexible cargo area layout with a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheel well housings and nearly vertical sidewalls. The NV Cargo offers room between the wheelhouses to accommodate standard plywood or drywall sheets or pallets. A range of cargo area tie-down rings, along with ample cargo area lighting, further enhances the NV Cargo's utility.

Along with maximizing cargo space, the NV Cargo is designed to accommodate aftermarket customization and modifications with 57 interior reinforced integrated attachment points for installation of cargo customization equipment – requiring no sheet metal drilling. The nearly vertical sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification.

The cargo area also features a full-length inner panel to help prevent cargo from denting the vehicle's outer skin (SV models). The roof attachment points are designed to accommodate installation of various ladder or utility rack systems without piercing holes in the roof, which can lead to corrosion and water leaks.

The cargo area also features standard "upfitter pre-wiring" for easy access into the electrical system, wide-coverage cargo area lighting and available power outlets including available 3-prong 120V outlet in center console and D-pillar locations.

A Workhorse Foundation
Cost of ownership and operation is another critical factor in the CV segment, whether for major fleet operations or individual business owners. The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in a choice of two dependable engines, starting with a 261-horsepower DOHC 24-valve 4.0-liter V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque. The engine includes Nissan's Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) for improved efficiency and is matched with a refined, heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission.

The advanced 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine features best-in-class3 375 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. Assembled in Decherd, Tenn., it is matched with a heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission. The Endurance® V8 engine features four-valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event & Lift, and Direct Injection. Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve, and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.

The Endurance® V8 engine also features Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio aids overall engine efficiency and performance and a Multi Control Valve (MCV) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat. The engine is also utilized in the NV Passenger Van, TITAN,

TITAN XD and Armada models. NV Cargo models equipped with the Endurance® V8 engine are outfitted with a 7-speed automatic, which features Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching.

Other standard NV Cargo equipment includes heavy-duty 4-wheel disc brakes with 14.1-inch front/14.3-inch rear rotors and 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), engine-speed-sensitive hydraulic re-circulating ball steering system, independent front suspension with stabilizer bar, solid rear axle with leaf springs and stabilizer bar, 17-inch steel wheels and LT245/70R17 all-season tires (LT245/75R17 for 3500-series vans).

Safety systems include dual-stage supplemental front air bags, supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags with rollover sensor for front outboard occupant head protection and 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters. Also standard is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Three Well-Equipped Models
The 2019 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in three well-equipped models – the V6-equipped NV1500; the NV2500 HD, which is offered with V6 and V8 engines; and the NV3500 HD with a standard V8 engine. All three models are available with the Standard Roof, while the High Roof body is offered in the NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD models only.

Three grade levels are available – S, SV and SL. The SV grade includes a long list of standard features, such as two additional audio speakers (four total), rear cargo mat, center console with sliding table and lockable storage (2500/3500 series only), rear sonar, 17-inch styled steel wheels and more.

The SL grade features chrome bumpers and grille, chrome-clad wheels, heated outside mirrors, 8-way power driver's seat and Vehicle Security System.

Three option packages are offered, including the Navigation Package, featuring SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch touch screen; the Back Door Glass Package (all grades); and Vinyl Seat Package (S grade only) with vinyl seat upholstery.

The Nissan NV Cargo is assembled by Nissan North America in Canton, Mississippi. It is available through a select network of authorized Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide. For more information, please go to nissancommercialvehicles.com.

The Nissan NV is also available in a 4-row/12-passenger van version. For information on the 2019 NV Passenger Van and NV Cargo Van, please visit NissanNews.com.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Air N Arc 250 Walk-Around Video


A brief walk-around video demonstrating the benefits of our ALL-IN-ONE Power System and the advantages this piece of equipment has over the competition.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Air Lift On-Board Air Compressor Systems


Air Lift On-Board Air Compressor Systems! Air Lift On-Board Air Compressor Systems allow you to inflate and deflate your air springs with the touch of a button - for maximum on the go convenience! Tow and Haul with Safety and Comfort - with Air Lift!

New Slide Out Bed Boxes from Buyers Products offer secure storage in the bed of your truck

 

Constructed from reinforced aluminum with an industry-leading top load weight capacity, auto locking detents and built-in gasket with rain gutter, these bed boxes can be customized using  horizontal and vertical partitions. Now available in natural, black, or white finish. 
  • Industry-leading weight capacity up to 500 lbs for drawers and 800 lbs for top load (evenly distributed)
  • Heavy duty reinforced aluminum box and drawer construction
  • Drawer automatically detents into a locked position every 8 inches for controller motion and convenience. Releases easily with push button.
  • Industry-leading customization with movable dividers to accommodate tools and hardware.
  • Locking push button with key
  • Full door gasket and rain gutter for four-sided protection against the elements.
  • Mounting hardware included along with predrilled mounting holes
  • Available in black and white powder coat finishes as well as natural aluminum (no powder coat finish)
  • Comes complete with dividers, additional divider kits also available.

    Learn more at:  https://www.buyersproducts.com/bedbox


Monday, February 4, 2019

Flexible Flatbed With Quick Release Scorpion TL-3 Crash Attenuator - Enoven Truck Body



Sam with Enoven Truck Body shows off how this crash attenuator can be easily removed allowing you to use the truck for various applications. See more at http://www.enoven.com

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Washington Utility Grows Hybrid Van & Truck Fleet

 Puget Sound Energy has expanded its electrified fleet with 40 XL-equipped hybrid Ford vehicles, including Transit vans.

 Puget Sound Energy has expanded its electrified fleet with 40 XL-equipped hybrid Ford vehicles, including Transit vans.
 - Photo courtesy of XL
                                                                 Photo courtesy of XL

XL, provider of connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced that Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Washington state’s largest energy provider serving nearly 2 million customers, has expanded its electrified fleet with 40 XL-equipped hybrid Ford vehicles, including Transit vans and F-250 trucks.

With its latest order, PSE now has 110 work trucks equipped with XL’s hybrid technology, with more anticipated being added later this year. XL’s hybrid system has been proven to improve fuel economy by an average of 25% while reducing carbon emissions by 20%, according to the company, and the utility continues to take a leadership role in helping the state of Washington meet its strong sustainability goals.

PSE is supporting these efforts through the electrification of its fleet vehicles. The hybrid vans will support natural gas first responders, and its hybrid pickup trucks will serve natural gas inspectors and related routes, covering about 6,000 square miles over 10 counties and major metropolitan areas.

These vehicles do not have a return-to-base policy, and are typically parked at drivers’ homes since they are needed for emergency response, so it’s helpful that they don’t need a charging station or other hub to deploy them, PSE reports.

“With roughly 43% of carbon emissions in Washington state coming from transportation, we are committed to accelerating the adoption of electrified vehicles,” said Colin Davidson, fleet logistics manager at PSE. “By continuing to upfit our Ford Transit vans and F-250s with XL’s hybrid technology, we will make significant progress towards achieving our goal to reduce our carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2040, without worrying about infrastructure requirements or high maintenance costs.”

Source: https://www.worktruckonline.com/323652/washington-utility-grows-hybrid-van-truck-fleet



Saturday, February 2, 2019

GMC Invites Customers to “Step Up Like A Pro”


New advertising campaign highlights how GMC’s MultiPro tailgate is revolutionizing the truck segment


 
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DETROIT — Today GMC debuts “Step Up Like A Pro,” a new campaign featuring the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate offered on the next generation Sierra. The launch film, “Anthem,” encourages customers to step up to GMC, confirming the 2019 GMC Sierra’s status as the premium model among all trucks.
“‘Step Up Like A Pro’ is an empowering call to action that resonates with truck owners, encouraging them to reach higher in their lives and not accept the ordinary. ‘Anthem’ continues to define our GMC ‘We Are Professional Grade’ standards and signals landmark change to the industry,” said Rich Latek, director of GMC Marketing.  
A GMC exclusive, the available world’s-first MultiPro tailgate is the most revolutionary tailgate ever, offering six functions and positions for enhanced second-tier loading, load-stop solutions and easier access to items in the cargo box, including:
1.    Primary gate — opens from the key fob, from inside the truck or via a button on the gate.
2.    Primary gate load stop — helps prevent items from sliding out of the box.
3.    Easy access — the inner gate folds down, allowing a deeper reach into the box.
4.    Full-width step — the inner gate folds into a large step for easy access and holds up to 375 pounds.
5.    Inner gate load stop — helps prevent second-tier items from sliding out of the box.
6.    Inner gate with work surface — when opened, provides a work surface as well as second-tier loading.
The campaign launches across numerous media channels and consumer touchpoints with innovative content, some of which “breaks” out of a user’s social feed. Broadcast TV will show commercials during both Wild Card games on ESPN today, including a 60-second version of “Anthem.”
Consumers join the conversation on social media using GMC’s Facebook or Twitter pages.
GMC
At GMC, professional grade means attention to detail and precision. From the 2019 GMC Sierra, featuring the world’s-first MultiPro tailgate, to the compact SUV Terrain, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. Our trucks and SUVs deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design and performance and the newly launched AT4 sub-brand taking premium capability off-road. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @gmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc

Transfer Flow In-Bed Fuel Tanks

Double or Triple your pickup's fuel capacity 
with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system



Increase your pickup’s fuel capacity and driving range with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank systems from Transfer Flow! Transfer Flow in-bed auxiliary tanks are available in 37, 50, 75, 98 and 100 gallons, and are available in sturdy aluminized steel and bright diamond plate. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are fully baffled to minimize fuel sloshing and come complete with all necessary installation components and detailed instructions (some pickups require a fillneck kit or tee). Using the patented technology of our TRAX 3™ or our MaxFlo-TFI™ operating system, the transfer process is entirely automatic and 100% worry free! Exclusive design features allow some tanks to be used in conjunction with other popular cargo accessories such as retractable truck bed covers and tonneau covers. Let us "fuel your adventures" with a safe, legal and durable in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!

See all the models at: http://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/in-bed

Friday, February 1, 2019

Introducing the All-New 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty


Higher trailering capability and confidence are driven by new hardware and technologies


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DETROIT — Bigger, stronger and smarter, the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty combines greater trailering capability with technologies designed to provide customers with a world-class towing experience.

“The all-new 2020 Sierra HD is the most capable heavy-duty truck that we’ve ever offered,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “For customers who demand a premium, innovative heavy-duty truck that supports their passions, the next-generation Sierra HD can pull like a pro.”


Form and function come together in the new Sierra Heavy Duty, with features that include:
  • An enhanced ProGrade Trailering system featuring class-leading available 15 camera views, including a segment-first transparent trailer view to virtually see through a trailer in tow.1
  • An available smart trailer designed to integrate the iN∙Command® control system from ASA Electronics2 provides the ability to monitor and control select functions of compatibly equipped trailers through the myGMC mobile app3.
  • A segment-exclusive available 15-inch-diagonal head-up display that offers useful trailering information, including vehicle speed, navigation information and an inclinometer display for the road grade.
  • An available segment-first Rear Camera Mirror.
  • MultiPro, the world’s first six-function tailgate, allows easier loading, unloading and bed access and is available on all trim levels.
  • A larger, commanding design that provides more room for cargo and occupants.
  • Best-in-class Crew Cab front headroom and legroom for the driver and other front-row occupants.
  • An all-new, segment-first, Allison 10-speed automatic transmission mated to the legendary 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel.
·         For those looking to take refined capability off-road, GMC fortifies the new AT4 brand with an all-new Sierra AT4 Heavy Duty available for Crew Cab configurations as both a 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel offering.

With more than half of Sierra HD customers choosing Denali, it continues to offer the ultimate expression of professional grade materials and refinement. The all-new model delivers power, intelligence and segment advancements to meet the needs of heavy-duty customers with discerning taste.

ProGrade Trailering Technology
First introduced with the 2019 Sierra light duty, the ProGrade Trailering System leverages technology advancements to offer additional features and functionality for the 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty.

“Trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers, and the new features and technologies in the 2020 Sierra HD make it easier than ever to hitch a trailer and tow it confidently,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, vehicle chief engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks. “We’ve developed this new truck to offer the greatest trailering experience ever offered by GMC.”

An available class-leading 15 unique camera views1, including an industry-first transparent trailer view, help optimize the driver’s view around the truck and compatible trailers to provide added confidence when towing. The revolutionary transparent trailer feature uses the tailgate-mounted camera and an available accessory camera mounted on the rear of the trailer. The resulting display helps the driver to virtually see through the trailer4, a benefit when navigating parking lots, merging into traffic or making tight turns.

Owners of the 2020 Sierra HD will have access to available smart trailer technology designed to allow access to select features of the iN∙Command® control system from ASA Electronics2 through the myGMC mobile app, either on compatible Android and iOS smartphones or on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay5 or Android Auto6.  Similar to the features of a smart home, the iN∙Command® control system acts as the central hub of operations to monitor and control an array of systems in trailers equipped with the next-generation technology. Depending on how a compatibly equipped trailer is configured, owners of the 2020 Sierra HD may be able to turn on the trailer’s air conditioning or water heater, check water and holding tank levels, or monitor fuel levels on trailers equipped with generators — all before arriving at their destination.

The ProGrade Trailering System also includes an in-vehicle Trailering App7 with Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics, Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring, Pre- Maintenance Reminders and Departure Checklist. Many of the Trailering app’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the myGMC mobile app, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.

Additional available technologies and hardware to aid trailering include:
  • Auto Electric Park Brake to automatically apply the parking brake to help maintain truck position when hitching.
  • All-new Park Grade Hold Assist enhances hill hold by using braking effort at each wheel for an extended period of time.
  • All-new larger, door-mounted trailering mirrors with a four-bar link providing power extend and retract for the driver and passenger sides.
  • Integrated trailer brake controller that works with the trailer profile in the Trailering App to recall a specified trailer’s most recent gain setting.
  • Tow/Haul mode that remains engaged on the next key-on cycle, for up to four hours; includes a reminder the feature is engaged.
  • Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control.
  • Trailer Sway Control.
  • Auto Grade Braking and Diesel Exhaust Braking.
  • Digital Variable Steering Assist that dynamically optimizes power steering according to driving scenarios, including trailering, and enables features like road pull compensation.
  • Trailering Info Label placed on the driver’s door jamb that clearly calls out the truck’s specific trailering information, including curb weight, GVWR, GCWR, maximum payload, maximum tongue weight and rear GAWR.8


Bigger and bolder
The 2020 Sierra HD has a commanding, powerful design rooted in a new architecture with larger proportions. It is taller and longer, with a more confident stance defined by a bold design that epitomizes GMC’s signature refinement and technologically driven attention to detail.  

“We took every opportunity to visually express the strength and capability that lies beneath the surface,” says Matt Noone, director of GMC exterior design. “The elevated hood line, the strong shoulders, the striking front grille — these cues communicate the strength and performance that have been engineered and built into each and every Sierra Heavy Duty.”

The all-new Sierra HD is highlighted by new signature lighting, including prominent “light blades” that deliver LED illumination for the daytime running lamps. LEDs are also used for the headlamps, taillamps, available fog lamps and other illuminative elements, including the available roof marker lights standard on all dual-rear-wheel HDs and all Sierra HD Denalis except where prohibited by law. 

Inside, the Sierra HD’s new interior has best-in-class front head- and legroom (maximum), with Crew Cab models. A higher seating position complements the truck’s taller profile to offer a confident view from behind the wheel. Additional optimized ergonomics emphasize easy, intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s available technologies, such as a heavy-duty segment-first head-up display and GMC’s latest touchscreen infotainment systems.9

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

Compared to the current model, the new Sierra Heavy Duty has:
  • A longer wheelbase, a taller, more dominant hood line and taller overall height.
  • A larger grille and complementing functional hood scoop to feed an advanced cooling system for the Duramax turbo diesel. 
  • Class-leading heavy-duty cargo bed volume10 and 12 corner tie-downs with a new, available 120-volt power outlet.
  • One-inch-lower bed lift-in height compared to the 2019 Sierra Heavy Duty, providing easier loading and fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitching10.
  • New, segment-exclusive cargo bed side steps on all box styles, located in front of the rear wheel openings, that complement integrated CornerSteps in the rear bumper to improve access to the cargo area.
  • World’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate available on all trim levels and standard on SLT, AT4 and Denali.

All-new Sierra AT4 HD: Refined HD Capability Off-Road
The all-new 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty AT4 continues the AT4 brand’s growth with a distinctive off-road identity to complement its robust HD capability. Driven by dark chrome exterior finishes and contemporary detailing, Sierra HD AT4 features front and rear bumpers and a grille surround finished in body color. The bold grille design, with its rugged texture, is finished in black chrome and set off by the AT4’s distinctive red vertical recovery hooks.

The athletic interior also carries AT4-specific darkened trim, including dark-tinted and textured aluminum finishes on the steering wheel, center stack and sill plates, as well as a unique Jet Black interior with Kalahari color accents in the seats and live stitching. Leather-appointed seating, with mini-perforated inserts and embroidered AT4 badging on the headrests, along with all-weather floor liners, is standard delivering durability with uncompromising comfort.

The new Sierra AT4 Heavy Duty’s off-road capabilities are rooted in a unique suspension and supporting technologies that include:
  • Off-road suspension, Rancho Shocks, skid plates, Eaton locking rear differential.
  • Eighteen-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin all-terrain tires, with 20-inch wheels available.
  • Traction Select System with specific Off-Road mode.
  • Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.
  • Segment-exclusive 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display with Off-Road Inclinometer.
  • HD Surround Vision1 for low-speed views of vehicle surroundings.

Confident trailering power
GMC’s legendary Duramax turbo diesel and Allison Transmission pairing continues to offer the ultimate in towing confidence.

The proven Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine offers high torque, high power, low noise and exceptional durability. For the 2020 Sierra HD, the Duramax offers an SAE-certified 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. This already powerful engine performs more efficiently thanks to increased cooling capacity delivered in part by improved air induction. A dual-path intake system draws dense, cool air through both the prominent hood scoop and the larger front grille.

The new Sierra HD marks the introduction of an all-new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission — the first-ever offered in the heavy-duty pickup segment. The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions.

The bigger frame, stronger propulsion and smarter technologies are expected to deliver dramatically greater towing capacity than previous models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds. More details regarding an all-new gas engine and trailering capabilities will be announced shortly.  

Coming late summer 2019
The 2020 Sierra HD goes on sale later this year in 2500HD and 3500HD dual rear wheel and single rear wheel configurations. Pricing and complete specifications will be announced later.

With a $1.5 billion investment to support the next-generation Heavy Duty truck launch, Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, will proudly build the 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty. 

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 @gmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.