Monday, June 29, 2015

Crosspoint Kinetics Hybrid System Doesn't Use Batteries



Joe Hughes talks with Merritt Becker with Crosspoint Kinetics about their unique hybrid system for class 3 through 7 commercial trucks. This unique system doesn't use batteries and can save up to 30% in fuel costs. In addition, this system can be transferred from one vehicle to another.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Work Van Organization From Sortimo by Knapheide



Haily Meyer, Marketing Mgr at Sortimo by Knapheide talks with Joe Hughes of the National Ford Truck Club about the Sortimo packages available for the Ford Transit and other vans to help end users be as organized as possible to be more efficient and effective in their businesses. See more about these products at

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brute BedSafe Slide-Out Bed Box



Westin Brute Slide-Out box

Westin aluminum heavy-duty roller drawer boxes are 53-percent lighter than steel boxes

Expanding bed cargo storage and security is easy with the new Westin Automotive Brute BedSafe Boxes. This box design offers a secure cargo solution that mounts in the truck bed and is available in six configurations

Westin Brute BedSafe aluminum heavy-duty roller drawer boxes are 53-percent lighter than steel boxes, and the drawers are made of .125 inch thick smooth mill and have a 350 lb. capacity.
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The top and side have a 500-pound capacity for evenly distributed weight with .100″ thick reinforced diamond tread casing.

BedSafe Boxes have a rain gutter feature for water resistance and are base reinforced for strength and durability. Inside, each features movable dividers for item organization as needed.

Made in the U.S.A. and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Westin Products; 800-345-8476

Bruce Smith June 15, 2015

Source: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/brute-slide-out-bed-box/

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Service Side of Roush Cleantech Alternative Fuel Vehicles


Tom Hopkins, Service Director with Roush Cleantech talks with Joe Hughes about the servicing of the Roush Cleantech alternative fuel product line. Their attention to detail in the service arena creates confidence in the product, the dealer and the after sale service aspect of the ownership of their autogas products.

See more at http://www.roushcleantech.com

Sunday, June 21, 2015

U.S. Military Personnel Take Ford Mustang, F-150 for a Ride at Hockenheimring Racetrack

  •     Ford and the Overseas Military Sales Corporation host first-ever Ford Driving Freedom ride-and-drive event for U.S. military personnel stationed on bases across Europe
  •     U.S. military personnel got the unique opportunity to drive the Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang on Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany
  •     Ford has worked with Overseas Military Sales Corporation since 1995 to offer Ford and Lincoln vehicles for sale throughout the Americas, as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as on select Navy ships
Members of the U.S. military got the unique opportunity to take a test drive of the Ford F-150 and Mustang today at Germany’s famed Hockenheimring racetrack.

“The Ford Driving Freedom ride-and-drive event is designed to introduce the new 2015 Ford Mustang and F-150 to military personnel who are stationed on U.S. bases across Europe,” says Doug Walczak, fleet sales manager, Ford Motor Company. “It’s the first time such an event has been held overseas.”

Walczak says the exercise reinforces Ford’s commitment to U.S. military personnel around the world. “We’re excited to provide this unique opportunity to men and women serving in the military,” he says. “They make many sacrifices on our behalf, and we wanted to give them a chance to leave base and experience something fun while serving their country.”

The Hockenheimring track is home to the German Grand Prix. The venue was selected both because of its history and its central location. Military personnel from U.S. bases across Europe were invited to participate, along with 125 winners of a contest sponsored by Overseas Military Sales Corporation. The group is the only on-base, factory-authorized Ford Motor Company distributor to military personnel. Walczak says the contest, which drew 300 entries, is an example of the community events the group holds to boost the morale of troops and showcase Ford products.

“Ford has worked with the Overseas Military Sales Corporation since 1995 to offer Ford and Lincoln vehicles for sale in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as on select Navy ships,” said Walczak. “Service personnel can order vehicles for use where they are stationed, or place an order overseas and pick it up at a dealership when they return home.”

The ride-and-drive program is a pilot, and could serve as a template for integration in Ford’s future product launches.

The trucks being used for the ride-and-drive, along with others on display, are among the first F-150 vehicles on the ground in Europe.

Ford is top of mind for members of the U.S. military. Overseas Military Sales Corporation was the leading retailer of Ford Mustang in the world in 2014, while Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle for members of the military – according to a survey by USAA, a financial services company serving military personnel and their families.
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 194,000 employees and 66 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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Telogis with Ford Telematics For Vehicle Fleet Management


Greg Dziewit with Telogis, and Bill Frykman with Ford Telematics talk with Joe Hughes about how they are teaming up to help improve driver safety, improve fleet operations, by having a connected fleet that has a list of benefits that appeals to fleet operators.

See more at http://telegis.com/ford/

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Transfer Flow Shows Off New Fuel Products at NTEA



Joe Hughes, President of the National Ford Truck Club talks with Warren Johnson of Transfer Flow about their new 40 gallon refueling tank, that will even fit under a tonneau cover. Plus the 100 gallon hauler fuel tank used as an auxiliary tank for full size trucks. Transfer Flow is headquartered in Chico CA. See more about Transfer Flow at http://www.transferflow.com.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Workshop for your Van by Sortimo



WorkMo stands for Work Mobility. Sortimo has developed a multifunctional system, which can be used as workshop equipment, transport system, mobile workshop and work station.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Vanair Under Truck Air Compressors and Generators



Jim Perschke of Vanair Manufacturing shows of some of their product line to Joe Hughes of the National Ford Truck Club. As Jim said, a lot of people do not know the power that can be added to the Ford Super Duty Truck. Here is a glimpse. To see more, check out Vanair's website at http://vanair.com/


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pickup Pack Tapered Design Pickup Toolbox

Leopard Edition by Highway Products





The Leopard edition features our trademark (powder coated and shaved) diamond plate finish. Unsurpassed in looks, this finish will turn heads and attract followers with questions. Be prepared!

Tapered Design

Traditional tool boxes sit a few inches above the side rail of your pickup. This creates a 'lip' that you have to reach over as you place tools in the box. We eliminated this lip by tapering the box and lid. This feature allows you to reach deeper into the tool box. It also creates a bigger opening for longer items. If you have a high profile pickup truck then this tool box is for you.

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.

Find out more at:  http://www.highwayproducts.com/product/pickup-packs

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Transfer Tanks for Pickup Trucks - Highway Products



Aluminum transfer tanks are very convenient when you need to transport diesel, bio-diesel or water to your worksite. We have four different transfer 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.

Find out more at:  http://www.highwayproducts.com


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Knapheide EC Series - A superior service body with the weight of fiberglass yet at the price (and durability) of steel



The EC Series Service Bodies are compatible with half ton and compact pickups that have a factory approved pickup box removal or bed delete option. It is the industry's exclusive service body solution for half ton and compact pickups.

Put your half ton or compact truck to work with Knapheide's EC Series Service Body.  EC Service Bodies have been specifically designed for half ton and compact trucks with a factory approved pick up box removal or bed delete option.  With weight savings of over 25% compared to standard steel service bodies, EC Service Bodies give the owner/operator more than enough applicable payload for their half ton or compact pickup. The EC Series Service Bodies feature an optimized understructure for superior strength to weight ratio and possesses all the same tried and true standard features found on all other Knapheide Service Bodies.

EC Service Bodies provide work truck owners with increased organization and functionality leading to more productivity and efficiency on the jobsite. The combination of a rugged steel construction and full immersion in Knapheide's exclusive E-Coat prime paint system ensure owner/operators can depend on EC Series Service Bodies for years to come.






Find out more at: http://www.knapheide.com/product/ec-series-service-bodies/


Monday, June 1, 2015

Introducing Pro Trailer Backup Assist | 2016 F-150



Be a #TrailerHero with the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist on the 2016 F-150!

When we talked to F-150 customers who seldom tow, we heard a common concern – they don’t like backing a trailer because it’s hard to do. We heard the problem and created an innovative solution: Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 Ford F-150 makes it easy for novice and experienced drivers to back a trailer down a boat launch or into a parking spot. It works by letting the customer steer the trailer instinctively while the truck takes care of the rest.

Watch and learn how Pro Trailer Backup Assist is the latest example of Ford changing the way the world moves-- delivering smart solutions that save time and improve the productivity of our customers, so they can spend more time on the job or enjoying the lake.