Monday, July 6, 2020

Combo Body by Knapheide


Merging the Service Body and the Knapheide Platform Body, the Combo Body from Knapheide provides a versatile new solution for virtually any business. With ample, secure storage in addition to several other beneficial features to increase your performance and efficiency on the jobsite, the Combo Body will quickly prove itself as a resourceful and worthy component of your daily work routine.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Firework Time!! Blowing up an UnderCover?



With 4th of July fast approaching we couldnt resist but try to blow up one of our UnderCover's. Using all over-the-counter fireworks, and with the Ast. Chief of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Dept. on hand, we threw everything we had at it with intensions of blowing it up....Think it stood up to the challenge? Check out the video and find out. ( Fireworks start at 1:12 )

We want to wish everyone a happy, and safe 4th of July!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

MASTERACK SINGLE SLIDE-DOWN LADDER RACK

SINGLE SLIDE-DOWN LADDER RACK

Slide-Down Ladder Rack easily lowers ladders to "within arms reach". Easy to use actuator handle pivots the ladder to the side of the van for safe, efficient operation. Adjustable to fit different extension ladders up to 32ft.
Hydraulic assist for additional ease of use, Zinc plated and powder coated for maximum outdoor protection, Ladder contact areas protected with vinyl covered stops and anti-skid strips, Padlock feature for security.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Premier Aluminum Racks – We’ve Got Your Back!

Premier Built Aluminum Platform Racks - Strong but Lighter 
than Traditional Steel Platform Racks



When you try to lift a steel rack off or replace it on your platform, you may be inducing unnecessary strain into your back muscles and risking serious back injury. Premier Racks are built with heavy gauge extruded aluminum slats. The posts are thick aluminum channel, this makes for a significantly lighter rack section and makes it much easier to move the sections when necessary. In fact, the typical Premier section weighs 34% less than a steel rack section. That’s 27 pounds or 12 pounds lighter than a steel section.

Read what OSHA says about lifting heavy objects here:


We also offer the “Swing Out” version of the front most rack on each side. This allows you to lift the aluminum rack just a bit, enough distance to disengage the vertical posts from the side pockets and swing it out and forward. This leaves you with access to load and unload large, heavy objects from the side and up close to the cab where it rides well and can be secured against the headboard.

Learn more about Premier Truck Bodies at PremierTruckBodies.com. Contact us at sales@premiertrucksfl.com or ask for Truck Body Sales at 941-729-8196.

2020 Ford F-600 Super Duty Chassis Cab

The all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is a medium-duty truck with the right size, power and technology to tackle the toughest jobs. It delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck – including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds – in a familiar and easy-to-manage Class 5 Super Duty package. With a choice between gasoline or diesel powertrains and OEM 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain, F-600 lets fleets spec the truck they need to do their jobs rather than just settle for one that’s available.
For those looking for additional payload or to mount heavier upfits without having to move into a larger truck, the new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab hits the sweet spot between F-550 and F-650. The same size as an F-550 overall, F-600 features upgrade driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5-inch tires and wheels to help it achieve its higher maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds.
The all-new 7.3-liter gas V8 is mated to a new 10-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission with available live drive power takeoff that provides up to a class-leading 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
F-600 offers helpful driver-assist technology including available automatic emergency braking which can help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions, auto high beam headlamps and available lane departure warning.
A standard modem with 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices helps keep drivers and crews connected. New Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services are available to help customers operate their fleets more efficiently. Ford Telematics and Data Services enable fleet managers to enhance uptime and asset utilization, optimize running costs, improve driver behavior, and protect their fleets using Ford OEM-grade telematics software, integrating with the company’s existing telematics service provider or taking vehicle data directly into their own IT systems – giving them the power of choice.
F-600 can be ordered in early 2020 and will be available in mid 2020.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

How to back up an RV / Trailer "tail swing"


The most common piece of advice that is given to new RV owners is to go out to a parking lot and practice backing up around cones. That is good and all but HOW should you setup the cones??? The maneuvers in this video are setup to teach control of the trailer, and build confidence in the driver. The best drivers are confident and relaxed. This link shows diagrams of how to setup each maneuver. Yes these are the same backing maneuvers used to test CDL drivers. If new truck drivers can parallel park a semi truck, YOU can parallel park an RV. http://bigrigcareer.com/cdl-skills-te...

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Win A Year's Supply Of BlueDEF.

MEDIA ALERT: LEADING DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID BLUEDEF LAUNCHES SMALL BUSINESS STIMULUS CONTEST OFFERING A YEAR SUPPLY OF BLUE DEF
WHO: BlueDEF, the leading makers of diesel exhaust fluid in North America
WHAT: Over the course of the last few months, our county has experienced a significant economic downturn and faces challenges it’s never faced before. Amid the panic, America’s unsung heroes, truck drivers, keep working in full force to meet the needs of the American population.
BlueDEF is offering those heroes a chance to tell their story and win a year’s supply of BlueDEF to ease the financial burden of recent hardships and take one more worry off their shoulders as they continue to keep America moving.
HOW TO ENTER: Visit https://www.peakhd.com/bluedefstimulus/. To qualify for the prize a company must meet all the following basic criteria:
  • Fleet Size: A minimum of 1 with a maximum of 20 total vehicles.
  •  Small Business: Defined as a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 50 employees
  • Operate class 3 to class 8 vehicles.
  • Freight Type: Any type of delivery service that meets the above criteria qualifies for entry.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Morgan Side Access Doors


Morgan offers a variety of options that make side access egress and ingress easier!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

GMC Double Cab HD2500 with a Harbor SRW WorkMaster Body



The WorkMaster by Harbor is often called a plumber style body. This one is mounted on a single rear wheel GMC Double Cab. This 8' WorkMaster has standard WorkMaster features including the Master Lock System, Rear Access door for sliding in pipe and matches up with the interior shelf, Tall barn style doors in the back give easy access to the interior with two shelves on each side. This one also has a removable stainless steel vise bracket and on the other side, a water jug holder. All this on a 2500HD GMC Double Cab makes for a sweet package.

See more offerings from Harbor Truck Bodies at
http://harbortruckandvan.com/

Monday, June 22, 2020

Nissan TITAN Trailer Towing


Towing a camping trailer with your 2019 Nissan TITAN can be easy, as Carl Phillips, Nissan Product Specialist demonstrates in this video featuring Nissan’s Trailer Light Check, Integrated Trailer Brake & Sway Control, and Easy Fill Tire Alert (If Available).

Learn more about the 2019 Nissan TITAN: https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/tr...

2019 TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab 4x2 (Red) and 2016 TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab 4x2 (White) shown. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guild and Owner’s Manual for additional Information. Availability of features vary by vehicle model year, model, trim level, packaging and options. Easy Fill Tire Alert is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks.

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Autos & Vehicles

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Towing Overview | Ford How-To | Ford


This informative video will help explain some of the features your vehicle may have that can help with towing a trailer.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

HOW TO CALCULATE A WORK TRUCK'S PAYLOAD


With several technical terms and acronyms used when calculating a vehicle’s payload, it can get quite confusing. Get it wrong and risk being overloaded which can cause expensive citations, accelerated maintenance costs and safety issues. To make it easy, we break down each piece of calculating the payload of your work truck below and give some additional tips to consider.

First, let’s start with defining the technical terms.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - The maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the chassis manufacturer. Essentially, how much the vehicle can carry with everything including chassis, body, fluids, fuel, passengers and cargo. Trailers are not included in this rating.

Chassis manufacturers always will publish this weight. It can be found on the sticker placed within the front drive side door frame or on the chassis manufacturer’s website.

Curb Weight - The total weight of a vehicle with all operating consumables including oil, coolant, refrigerant and fuel. Include the weight of a truck body if applicable in the curb weight. This number will not include the weight of passengers and cargo within the vehicle.

This number will come from the chassis manufacturer as well and can be found on their website. If your work truck has a body, be sure to include the body weight (including the bumper, mounting kit and shelves if applicable) within the curb weight as well. Body weights should be located on the body manufacturer’s website.

Payload- The difference between Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Curb Weight. Simply put, it is the amount of weight left that your vehicle can carry in passengers and cargo.

The equation to calculate your work truck’s payload is:

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) - CURB WEIGHT = PAYLOAD

LET’S RUN A QUICK EXAMPLE. LET’S SAY YOUR TRUCK’S GVWR IS 10,000 LBS AND YOUR CURB WEIGHT IS 7,100 LBS. WHAT IS YOUR PAYLOAD?

Answer:10,000 lbs (GVWR) - 7,100 lbs (Curb Weight) = 2,900 lbs Payload

This may sound like a lot of payload but keep in mind a few things. Your payload doesn’t include passengers, at the very least your vehicle will have one passenger (the driver) and use up 150 lbs (or more) of payload. If you have multiple passengers, account for those as well. Don’t forget your tools, parts and materials you will carry on your truck. On upfits like a service or utility body, there is ample space to store these items. Calculate the weight of these items carefully and don’t underestimate. Also, be sure to account for any items you install on the truck or body after calculating the payload. These could include a grill guard, ladder or material rack, toolbox, generator, compressor, welder, auxiliary fuel tank and more. Lastly, keep some payload on reserve! There are times when you will need to carry additional equipment, tools or materials to the job that were not included in the original payload calculation. If you leave ample payload open, this won’t become an issue.

SOURCE:  WT Payload

Knapheide Products: https://www.knapheide.com/products

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

"The Axe Test" - LEGEND Duratherm vs. Other Interior Liner



Legend's high quality insulated duratherm takes on a competitor's interior liner.
Learn more about Legend's Insulated Duratherm here:

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Mechanics Trucks // Knapheide


Utilized for many vocations, the Knapheide Mechanics Truck line is sure to provide you with the solution you need – no matter what your job may be. (Featuring our KMS16 and KMT1 Mechanics Truck bodies)

Learn more at: https://www.knapheide.com/mechanics-trucks/

Friday, June 12, 2020

2020 Ford Transit: Built For Your Business | Transit | Ford


Say hello to the 2020 Ford Transit. Built with what you need to help your business pull ahead. Learn more about the 2020 Ford Transit here: http://ford.to/2F5CMCB

Monday, June 8, 2020

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


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


Learn more at: http://masterack.com/


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Make more money and Save Time with UNDERHOOD™ 70 air compressor



Looking for new ways to save time and make more money in tire service business? Find the secret industry leaders have known for years: the UNDERHOOD™ air compressor systems helps you get to more jobs every day and reduces your average job time by 10 minutes.

Time is money and the UNDERHOOD™ 70 air compressor system gets you more of both.

http://www.vmacair.com/tires/

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Pickup Vault - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers


To learn more about the Pickup Vault, and other accessories offered by A.R.E.,
 please visit their website at www.4are.com.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2020 Nissan TITAN Walkaround & Review


Introducing the redesigned 2020 TITAN, the truck with the most safety features, tech, and horsepower in its class. Learn more about the towing, off-road capability, and pricing of this rock-solid full-size truck: https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/tr...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

EZ STAK How to use Ramsol Spray Video


EZ STAK is now offering Ramsol Disinfectant Spray to quickly and safely disinfect vehicles and workspaces. In this video, Shane demonstrates how easy it is. To order, please visit our retail site: https://ezstak-ppe.com/EZ STAK is now offering Ramsol Disinfectant Spray to quickly and safely disinfect vehicles and workspaces. In this video, Shane demonstrates how easy it is.

 To order, please visit our retail site: https://ezstak-ppe.com/

Monday, June 1, 2020

Premier Work Truck Bodies – BIG and Small



Big or Small – We Build Them All!  

Steel or Aluminum, Flatbeds, Dumps, Standard or Custom. If you have a need for a work truck body, we can build it for any* chassis, Pickup Bed Removal / Replacement, 1 Ton, Medium Duty and up to a Heavy-Duty Chassis.

Premier Truck Center works with customers to design and build bodies that will work for them.Many times it will be a standard body with a few options, Other times it might be a complete custom body for a specific application.

Often, we find that a contractor has ideas for a body that will make their job easier and more efficient. They may have been thinking about it for many years but have been unable to find exactly what they want.

Visit our website at: premiertruckbodies.com

We want to hear from you. Contact us by phone or email, we are here to listen.

Premier Truck Center
1313 17th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: 941-729-8196



*Chassis must be qualified for the specific body being mounted.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

2020 Ford Transit: Hands of Innovation – All Points Broadband | Transit | Ford


Millions of Americans in rural communities lack the infrastructure needed for internet service. All Points Broadband uses wireless technology and the 2020 Ford Transits available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive to travel through rough terrain and provide internet. Learn more about the 2020 Ford Transit here: http://ford.to/2F5CMCB

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.