Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features That Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers Drive Smarter


    The all-new Ford F-150, the smartest F-150 yet, is available with the following class-exclusive driver-assist technologies: adaptive cruise control, smart towing module, multi-contour seats, active park assist and 360-degree camera system

    Smart features like these are why Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years

    The all-new Ford F-150, is the ultra-capable pickup of the future, will give customers great convenience and smart solutions not only to get the job done, but to get it done right

The all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, packed with available driver-assist features aimed at giving the customer improved utility, comfort and convenience.

Find all the details here: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2014/09/24/10-awesome-f-150-driver-assist-features.html

Friday, March 27, 2015

How Ford Switched Gears for the All-New F-150



Ford redeveloped its F-150 plant for a complete restructuring of the famous truck line.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150





What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.

Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE fiber to many Ford vehicles. Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By substituting with this recycled material, Ford will divert more than five million plastic bottles from landfills this year. 

Ford is the only automaker to use REPREVE, made from 100 percent recycled materials including plastic bottles, in its vehicles. Ford is currently using REPREVE in five vehicles around the world, making it a truly global material, and it represents Ford's larger commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of the company’s global sustainability strategy to lessen its environmental footprint.

“By using REPREVE in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles,” said Carol Kordich, lead designer, global sustainability materials strategy development. “We are always looking for ways to incorporate more innovative and sustainable materials into our vehicles.”

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Ford Aluminum F150 Line X Bedliner Install


We take a 2015 F150 to Great lakes Line X for a new Platinum bed liner.
I would recommend Line X over any other bedliner product.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Adrian Steel at the 2015 NTEA WORK TRUCK SHOW



The 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show was a huge success! Thank you to all who stopped by the Adrian Steel booth to talk with us and see the new vehicles and products!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 A.R.E. NTEA Inside Look


A.R.E.'s Todd Schroeder shares some insights about two new pickup truck bed caps on display at the 2015 The Work Truck Show that are designed for heavy-duty/commercial applications.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ford Telematics Delivers Innovative Fleet Management Solutions for Ford’s Global Commercial Vehicle Customers



  •     Ford Telematics™ powered by Telogis® is a next-generation cloud-based fleet management solution that helps commercial customers better manage vehicles and improve their customer service
  •     Ford Telematics adds new services, real-time actionable analytics and communications capabilities globally
  •     Ford Telematics available today for 2009 and newer Ford F-Series, Transit Connect, Transit and E-Series vehicles, as well as for Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan
Indianapolis, March 3, 2015 – Ford Motor Company introduces Ford Telematics™ powered by Telogis® to help fleets run more efficient operations and better serve their customers.

Ford Telematics is the next generation of the fleet management platform previously known as Crew Chief™ powered by Telogis, which was available in the United States and Canada. The new version will be available globally and adds new features and analytics.

“Commercial trucks have to be more than delivery boxes on wheels, and innovations like Ford Telematics are critical to helping our fleet customers succeed,” said Raj Nair, Ford chief technical officer and group vice president, Global Product Development. “Ford, in coordination with Telogis, is leading the development of smart solutions for hardworking fleets so they can maximize their operations to better serve their customers.”

Ford Telematics is a suite of cloud-based applications that gives Ford customers visibility into the workday of every driver in the field. The technology is designed to provide exclusive metrics and insights for any size commercial fleet.

Ford Telematics services and features include:

    Mobile connectivity: Connects workers in the field with fleet managers to coordinate Department of Transportation compliance (including hours of service and driver vehicle inspection reports), work orders and more
    Data reporting: Ford-exclusive data and services for more vehicle intelligence, such as diesel emissions and idle time
    Workflow and information gateways: Integration with new workflows, scripted alerts and application programming interfaces that connect Ford Telematics with customer information systems to leverage data in new ways in the back office or in the field
    In-cab alerts: Provide audible driver feedback on harsh acceleration, hard braking, excessive speed and excessive vehicle idle time
    Driver scorecards: Customizable driver behavior scorecards, dashboards and optional Telogis Coach, an industry-first driver feedback mobile application for Android or iOS
    Fuel management: Fuel management reports and dashboards
    Dashboards: Ready-to-use dashboards monitor driver behavior and operations to help ensure the fleet is running efficiently and productively
    Customizable reports: Easier-to-use reports with new user interface improvements, resource filtering and more output formats

Ford Telematics is available from the factory and as a dealer-installed aftermarket option, giving fleets access to actionable analytics even after they place their vehicle orders.

Ford Telematics can be financed with the purchase of a Ford vehicle and is covered under a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. The system is serviceable at Ford dealerships.

“With the launch of Ford Telematics, we renew our commitment to providing Ford customers with a best-in-class, mission-critical platform on which they can manage every aspect of their mobile business,” said Susan Heystee, executive vice president, worldwide sales at Telogis. “The key benefit to customers is improved workforce utilization and fleet productivity that’s easily ordered in Ford trucks with the technology built right in.”

Ford Telematics is available today in North America for 2009 or newer models of the following Ford vehicles:

    Super Duty and F-150 pickups – part of the F-Series lineup, America’s best-selling trucks for 38 years
    Transit – America’s best-selling full-size van
    Transit Connect – with best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings
    E-Series vans
    Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan – America’s best-selling law enforcement vehicles – through Ford Telematics powered by Telogis Law Enforcement Edition

The system will be introduced on F-650/F-750 trucks for 2016.

Additionally, Ford Telematics soon will be available around the world for Ford commercial customers.

“We want to have one solution customers can rely on no matter where in the world they do business and where they are buying Ford vehicles,” said Nair. “They will be able to walk into a dealer in North America, Germany, Australia or anywhere and ask for one brand, one product.”
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
About Telogis, Inc.

Telogis, Inc., the platform for connected intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas; Toronto; and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Day in the Life - W.J. Scott Company


To make a family business last from generation to generation, families pass down the best ethics and practices to keep their businesses the most successful that they can be. This is one thing that The KnapheideManufacturing Company and W.J. Scott Company have in common.

Watch this video to find out why Matt and James Scott continue to choose Knapheide KUVs for their business for the fourth time in their company's history.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck



From the 2015 Work Truck Show, Mark Williams of PickupTrucks.com, takes a look at the Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck. The outside has been modeled after a toy Tonka truck while the interior uses Super-Duty components.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transfer Tank Video by Highway Products


Aluminum transfer tanks are very convenient when you need to transport diesel, bio-diesel or water to your worksite. We have four differenttransfer tanks to choose from or you can customize a fuel tank that will meet your needs. We use 3/16 inch marine grade aluminum and Heliarc®all transfer tank shells. All transfer tanks for pickup trucks and custom transfer tanks come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Monday, March 9, 2015

2017 F-150 Raptor’s EcoBoost V-6 to Make 450 hp, Says Ford’s Raj Nair

There’s a lot to be excited about with the all-new 2017 Ford Raptor: The weight-saving aluminum body. The crazy-cool combo 4WD/AWD drivetrain. And the EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6, which, Ford’s head of global product development, Raj Nair, says will kick out a walloping 450 horsepower.


The number-drop came during a Fox Sports TV interview at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and it confirms what Ford promised at the Raptor’s Detroit auto show debut—that the 3.5-liter V-6 in the new truck will crank out more power than the 6.2-liter V-8 in the current model. Asked to comment, a Ford spokesman would neither confirm nor deny Nair’s figure but pointed out that much calibration remains to be done before the truck’s showroom debut in 18 months.

Today’s Raptor makes a respectable 411 horses and 434 lb-ft of naturally aspirated torque. But the all-new EcoBoost V-6 that will appear under the 2017 model’s hood uses some serious tricks, including a complex anti-lag system and a combined port- and direct-injection setup, to crank out major power. That engine, which you can read all about here, will also go on to power the supercar Ford GT, meaning 450 horses is likely just the beginning.

So don’t sweat, pal. The V-8 may soon disappear from the Raptor, but it won’t be taking any performance with it when it goes. Ford’s insane muscle-truck will be just as bonkers as ever.


A version of this story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

What’s in the 2015 F-150? | Cabin Storage | Ford Trucks



A lot went into the new body of the 2015 F-150. Now see all that goes into its redesigned bed and cab, with a fully flat load floor and almost 2 inches more space.

Thanks to the innovations in the 2015 F-150, the cab and box of the pickup truck have been redefined. Here are just some of the ways:

• Class-exclusive** Integrated Tailgate Step with Lift Assist* – now fully integrated inside the tailgate
• Class-exclusive** Remote Tailgate Release* – release and lower the tailgate with the key fob; lock or unlock the tailgate with the key fob or inside door switch
• LED Box Lights* – work at night or under a tonneau cover
• Stowable Loading Ramps* – easily load items such as ATVs, motorcycles and mowers; adjustable ramps can be spaced to suit the item being loaded.
• Deployable Box Side Steps* – now available on all cab configurations including the 4-door SuperCrew® with 5.5-ft. pickup box.

*Available feature.
**Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pickup Pack Turns A Pickup Into A Service Body



The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for companies needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body. All in an attractive aluminum body that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours. 
This "service body" in a Pickup Pack™ includes a gull wing saddle box, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, a headache rack, and a removable ladder rack. When closed, the hatch locks the tailgate, making the bed area secure and weather resistant. There is still an 8"-10" space beneath the tool boxes for sheets of plywood or other cargo.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Watch the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Debut at The Detroit International Auto Show



( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) On this Episode of The Fast Lane Truck, join us as we watch Ford's Off-Road king, the 2017 F-150 Raptor debuts at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ford Trains Thousands of Kansas City Assembly Plant Workers to Support Upcoming F-150 Production



Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trade and production workers at Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and now, at Kansas City Assembly Plant, have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, and most capable F-150 ever.