Saturday, December 31, 2016

SpaceKap Transfer With Jacks


See how easy it is to transfer our SpaceKaps even without a forklift. In this video SpaceKap Boy transfers a WILD unit with the use of our optional jack system. Our SpaceKaps are all universal and can be removed at any time with jacks, even with as much as 2,000 lbs of equipment inside. For that reason, many customers refer to our service bodies as toolboxes. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Norstar Truck Bed 2015 Model Overview


This video showcases all truck bed models for 2015 available at Norstar. Our beds are suitable as replacements or cab and chassis applications on virtually all makes and models.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Adrian Steel - New Composite Partition


Your mobile office just got more comfortable with an Adrian Steel composite partition. Sound deadening reduces driver distractions, climate control shortens idle time, and generous leg room helps ensure that you have the space you need to enjoy the ride.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Switch -N-Go Dumpster / Drop Boxes - Ideal for Light Duty Trucks

Switch-N-Go's® dumpster / drop box also known as roll-offs are built to the high quality standards that our company has brought to the waste hauling industry for years.


Switch-N-Go® dumpsters or drop boxes are available in six standard lengths, from 9 to 14 feet long, with capacities from 8 to 17 yards. Additionally, Switch-N-Go® dumpster come in three classes, standard, medium duty and heavy duty. These containers all come with our top quality powder coated finish which is boosted by our triple stage wash to ensure proper curing and rust resistance.

Our Switch-N-Go® containers come standard with industry respected features side swing or barn door gates, greased wheels and sloped fronts that allow for easy cleanout. Options for our dumpsters include mesh tarps, side doors and factory mounted D-rings.

The Switch-N-Go® system when paired with a supply of dumpster containers allows for a hauler to create a successful waste hauling business. Where they have an advantage over traditional roll-off rental businesses due to their smaller trucks and lighter containers.

Find more at: http://www.switchngo.com/product/dumpster-drop-box/



Saturday, December 17, 2016

BRAND FX - WHO WE ARE


Started in 1984, BrandFX Body Company has grown to become the world’s largest producer of advanced composite line bodies, service bodies, insert, toppers, and covers. We are fully focused on designing and producing lightweight, durable composite truck bodies that deliver the highest life cycle value in the industry.

Our truck bodies have been proven to deliver more than 20 years of reliable service, while also maintaining their quality finish and appearance. That’s why, for over 30 years, many small-to large-size companies, including five out of the top six U.S. service fleets, have counted on BrandFX. Today, the BrandFX product line is expanding to include specialized bodies for the lawn care and pest control industries.

At BrandFX, we believe in American-made quality, and all of our service bodies are manufactured in the U.S. Our operation includes almost 1 million square feet of manufacturing space in facilities strategically located across the U.S., supporting the efforts of more than 450 employees. To ensure the consistent quality of our truck bodies, we utilize the most advanced manufacturing and quality control processes.

Over the years, our innovations have led to many improvements in service body design and performance. And we continue to innovate. We are committed to working closely with our customers, knowing that the best designs and ideas often result from a partnership effort between our customers and us.

Combining the experience of over three decades of operation with outstanding facilities and a drive to produce innovative, highly durable truck bodies…BrandFX is committed to meeting the market’s need for high life cycle value truck service bodies.

Find more at:  http://brandfxbody.com/about/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR SPARTAN SERVICE TRUCK BODY


Built to save time, the Spartan Service truck body delivers convenience. You’ll find compartments and custom shelving to keep you organized, and a large, bright work space that provides shelter from the elements while at the worksite. You can even work standing up inside, and the low-profile design allows easy access to your cargo and equipment.

Features

  • Gain added convenience at job sites by using the horizontal compartment door as a workbench
  • Save time by organizing and storing tools with up to 5 spacious compartments per side (based on truck body length); two adjustable shelves per vertical compartment accommodate bulkier tools and equipment
  • Access your cargo and tools with ease in our low-profile design tht features low floor heights
  • Enjoy a bright work space with white 3/8″ FiberPanel® PW (FRP) side wall panels
  • Load large cargo – even sheets of plywood with the extra room of true interior truck body lengths and 48-1/2″ double-swing rear doors
  • Work comfortably in the cargo area with the stand-up truck body height interior (72″ and 78″ heights only)

Options

  • Enjoy more cab room and stand up to move between cab and cargo area with a full-height cab-access door (cutaway only; availability based on chassis); Note: Shortens interior truck body length
  • Load, store and quickly access long items, such as PVC, conduit, or copper pipe, with a pipe door
  • Organize and store cargo and equipment with custom interior fixed or adjustable shelves above compartments.
  • See and access tools more easily from the interior with a sliding, reach-through Plexiglass® door for the horizontal compartment (availability based on chassis)
  • Save time by storing and accessing your ladder more efficiently  with a ladder rack and rear access ladder.
  • Get additional towing capabilities with a hitch receiver


Find out more: http://supremecorp.com/truck-bodies/spartan-service/

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Zonar Ushers in a New Era of Fleet Management Technology with Zonar Connect

ELD-Ready Smart Fleet Tablet and Seamless Software Platform Allows Fleets to Customize and Upgrade for Future Growth


Seattle Wash. – October 1, 2016 – Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, today announced Zonar ConnectTM, a next generation tablet and software ecosystem that empowers commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations. Connect allows fleets to seamlessly enter the next era in fleet management technology using a smart fleet platform which is faster, more responsive, readily customizable and more user-friendly than current solutions in the commercial fleet marketplace. This ruggedized, high-performance, easy-to-use tablet delivers management tools for commercial vehicle operations including compliance, safety and efficiency monitoring.

“We are entering an age in connected commercial vehicles where the capabilities go beyond the individual vehicle and extend to fleet management and industry decisions regarding job bidding, safety, efficiency and compliance,” said Ian McKerlich, President of Zonar. “Connect is designed to exceed industry needs with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) readiness, Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR) and a growing number of apps built in a scalable environment to address needs further down the road. We believe that Connect is the path forward for designing and delivering the next generation of solutions for the smart fleet management era.”

Connect is always connected whether it is docked or undocked representing a significant milestone in smart fleet management. For example, a driver can submit a completed EVIR inspection back to dispatch without returning to the cab of the truck. The tablet-based platform further connects vehicles, driver/operators and fleet managers with critical information such as vehicle health, efficiency, driver hours of service, performance, data capture, compliance, safety and asset utilization.

“Just as smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, you soon won’t be able to run your fleet operations efficiently without a smart fleet technology like Connect,” said Brett Brinton, co-founder and CEO of Zonar. “Connect will help operators manage their fleets more effectively as technology changes with hardware that supports over-the-air updates to give them greater flexibility and scalability to grow.”

Connect has the ease of use of everyday consumer devices with the power and ruggedization needed for commercial vehicles. With it, drivers and operators can streamline daily tasks, such as pre- and post-trip inspections; hours of service logging with Roadside ViewTM for compliance inspections; communicating with fleet management; documenting deliveries; navigating routes and – in the case of passenger services – verifying ridership. The tablet also equips drivers and operators with tools that ensure adherence to a broad range of safety and compliance regulations.

Key features:
  • owered by a Quad-Core processor, 2GB of built-in memory and 32GB of storage for enhanced speed and responsiveness
  • Scalable Android™ platform supports options for third-party and custom Zonar apps to increase driver productivity and fleet compliance
  • Compliant with Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD) and Hours of Service regulations
  • Ready for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate with capability for over-the-air software update service
  • LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity keeps drivers connected to fleet managers, dispatch, and operations
  • Constructed with a ruggedized hardware design and a DragontrailTM Glass screen to endure harsh conditions
  • Seamlessly integrates with Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control® web portal and third-party programs including maintenance, payroll, navigation, workforce management software and more

“Zonar Connect tablet and platform represent an extremely compelling offer for fleet managers across a variety of industry verticals,” said Clem Driscoll, president of consulting and research firm C.J. Driscoll & Associates. “It’s a very rugged, state-of-the-art piece of hardware connected to a software ecosystem that offers new flexibility for customers to add third-party apps and upgrade easily as technology advances. It’s clear that Zonar listened to customers and upgraded an already-compelling product based on what they learned.”

For more information on Zonar Connect visit: www.zonarsystems.com/connect

About Zonar
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms for our customers in multiple markets. Our patented, award-winning technology keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Headquartered in Seattle, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta.

For more information about Zonar Systems, go to www.zonarsystems.com

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THE ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR TACKLES BAJA 1000, THEN DRIVES THE LONG WAY HOME


  • A fully street-legal stock 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor completed the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 in 35:59:08 – placing third overall in the stock full class competition – the same truck that is now headed to Ford dealers.
  • Ford Performance and Greg Foutz Motorsports raced a pre-production 2017 F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever – full-tilt across 850 miles of rocks, potholes and miles and miles of sand and dust
  • Having proven its robustness and performance as part of the Ford Performance team’s validation process for the new Raptor, Foutz and crew tossed their tools in the back of the race Raptor and drove it nearly 400 miles to their home base outside of Phoenix, AZ
DEARBORN, Nov. 29, 2016 – As Ford starts sales of the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor, the Ford Performance team completed one final grueling endurance test – running in the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 across the famed desert in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.

Led by Greg Foutz and the team from Foutz Motorsports, the 2017 F-150 Raptor finished the race in 35 hours, 59 minutes and 8 seconds to place third in the stock full class. Then, the crew decided to toss their tools and spare tires in the back of the race truck and drove it back to their home shop near Phoenix.

“That’s why the new Ford F-150 Raptor is bad-ass! It’s a race-proven off-road monster that can race off-road an entire weekend, then take you and your friends on a road trip the next day,” Foutz said. “That and the $49,520 starting price make it a clear winner on the showroom floor.”

Powered by an all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, plus an all-new Ford-built 10-speed transmission, the F-150 Raptor race truck showcases the level of performance this purpose-built off-road vehicle will deliver to customers once it goes on sale in December.

Given the 2017 F-150 Raptor’s extreme all-terrain capabilities, the race truck utilized its factory equipment across all 850 treacherous miles, including its stock engine, transmission, brakes, wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires – and even its factory air conditioning, satellite radio and windshield – often unheard of in race vehicles. The Foutz Motorsports team only added a chromalloy steel safety cage, puncture-resistant fuel cell, racing seats and full race harness to meet SCORE rules. The factory-spec Raptor springs and Fox Racing shocks were adjusted to accommodate the added weight from the safety cage and fuel cell.

Other production vehicle updates that carry over to the race truck include the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame, all-new six-mode Terrain Management System™ and advanced four-wheel-drive torque-on-demand transfer case.

Foutz said the team drivers quickly adapted to the performance of the Raptor engine and drivetrain, which was entirely stock. “We used the Raptor Terrain Management System to select Baja Mode and just tweaked two-wheel versus four-wheel drive depending on the terrain we were on,” Foutz said. “When we hit the road for home, we dropped it in the Sport Mode and took off for the highway.”

Ford Performance engineers used the Raptor race truck program as a platform to share technology and prove out their trucks in the real world. Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance chief engineer says the testing helps to create exciting products that not only raise the performance bar, they deliver Built Ford Tough capability and durability.

“We’re completely thrilled at how well the all-new F-150 Raptor performed throughout the Baja 1,000 race as it’s one of the most brutal environments you can ever compete in, “Hameedi said, “Having race-proven, real-world performance experience and data to validate – further solidifies Ford’s truck leadership position and Raptor as the ultimate from-the-factory high-performance off-road truck.”

Ford Performance Expands as Brand Halo
Set to deliver 12 new vehicles by 2020, Ford Performance leverages its racing efforts and expertise to speed innovations on dedicated performance models and performance parts. The group works to quickly iterate the latest technologies that can ultimately be applied across Ford Motor Company’s entire passenger vehicle lineup.

The performance segment is a growing business for Ford, as the company recognizes a customer desire for vehicles that offer fuel economy, leading technology and a great driving experience. Along with F-150 Raptor, the Ford Performance lineup includes the Ford GT supercar, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST. 

ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.




Monday, December 5, 2016

Muncie V080 HYBRID SYSTEM - Optimizes Plow, Hoist and Spreader Operation



This unique circuit design optimizes operations with full flow but also insures cylinders and spreader operations can work together when required. It is all-automatic. Paired with our entry level electronic controls for a customized and budget conscience solution.

Optimizes operation with full flow and flow sharing capabilities

  • Plow and Hoist Functionality
  • Proportional cable control or air control cylinders
  • Configurable spools for all common applications
  • Easy to use, setup and install
  • Spreader Control
  • Save salt / save money – electronic spreader system with groundspeed control
  • Compatible with all common v-body and tailgate spreaders (stainless steel enclosure)
  • Smart flow technology – keep the spreader running when the cylinders are actuated



Saturday, December 3, 2016

UTILIVAN - Built on a cutaway chassis - set-back walk-through bulkhead.



Utilivans are the industry standard for medium-duty commercial delivery. Traditionally built on a cutaway chassis, Utilivans are built to be tough, constructed with durable materials such as fiberglass reinforced plywood, aluminum, and a variety of composite materials such as DuraPlate.® The innovative cab can be designed to fit as many as five crew members and can be configured with a set-back walk-through bulkhead.

See more at: http://www.spartanmotors.com/fleet-vehicles/baking-snack-foods/utilivan/


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sortimo Boxxes - Van Storage Bins For Increased Organization & Mobility


Sortimo Boxxes are the most innovative and functional series of van storage bins available. Boxxes van storage bins serve dual purposes acting both as a drawer and mobile storage. Slide the van storage bins out on the provided tracks to quickly grab a part or remove it completely from the shelf so you can carry multiple tools to the job site with one hand.

Choose from a variety of van storage bins to accommodate your needs. There are Boxxes designed to store efficiently nearly any piece of hardware, part, or tool you may carry within your cargo van. From small components to large power tools, van storage bins can help you increase your organization and mobility.

Find out more at: https://sortimo.knapheide.com/van-storage-bins-p14


Sunday, November 27, 2016

SpaceKap on How Its Made


See how we manufacture our Transferable Service Bodies in this video as was shown on Discovery Channel's How It's Made.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dallas Cowboys, Ford, and Denis Leary Give Local Firehouse Surprise Makeover | Super Duty | Ford


See how Ford trucks teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys, Fox, the NFL, and The Leary Firefighters Foundation to transform Dallas Firehouse 43. The firefighters risk their lives serving the folks of Dallas on a daily basis, so it only made sense to reward them with an updated kitchen, entertainment area, and a Super Duty surprise gift. 

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Super Duty, here: http://ford.to/SuperDuty2017 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How To Fuel a Propane Autogas Powered Vehicle



Fueling a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered vehicle is not really any more difficult than fueling a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle... just watch!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ford Super Duty Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title



Nov 19, 2016 | HOMESTEAD, Fla.

  •      All-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty claims GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle, pulling a 45 by 92 foot, 4,124 U.S. flag over four laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5 mile track Saturday morning
  •     The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).
  •     Powered by its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, Super Duty delivers maximum gooseneck towing of 32,500 pounds for F-450, class-leading 27,500-pound fifth-wheel towing and class-leading conventional towing of 21,000 pounds; plus a best-in-class maximum payload rating of up to 7,630 pounds.
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016 – Torque rules when pulling big loads and Ford proved that today, setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle with a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty pulling a 4,124 square foot U.S. flag.

The record eclipses the previous mark set earlier this year by Chevrolet with a 40 by 80-foot flag at Texas Motor Speedway on September 28th.

With its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing a best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, the F-450 displayed an exceptional level of towing power that Ford truck owners have come to expect from the top-selling truck series in America.

“At Ford and with Ford trucks in particular we are used to being number one,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager.

Towing the largest banner here today and setting the Guinness World Record in the category certainly fits with our DNA and what we are all about when we talk about Ford trucks and their towing power. This is a great accomplishment, another to add to the list of distinctions. Earlier this week we received the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award so we will add this to the list.”

Ford is no stranger to patriotic displays at Ford Championship weekend, utilizing the F-Series line of trucks to fly the U.S. flag as part of pre-race activities since 2003. However, Saturday’s practice session for Sunday was special, as the United States flag flown by the F-450 Super Duty for the record-setting drive measured 45’ by 92’ feet.

To set the record, the truck had to travel beyond the 100 meters (328 feet) previous record mark, without the flag touching the ground. The F-450 more than exceeded that requirement, officially covering a verified distance of 109 meters (360 feet) and also completing four full laps around the Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval, site of NASCAR’s championship event, Ford Championship Weekend.

To accommodate the record setting flag, 45-foot riggings from eyelet to eyelet were constructed

enabling the F-450 a driving roll-out of the massive flag. A team of 20 launched and retrieved the flag, ensuring it did not touch the ground.

The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Central Hydraulics System (CHS) by Buyers Products



The Central Hydraulics System by Buyers is designed to work with light and heavy duty vehicle applications.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Switch-N-Go® - Limitless options for your work truck.

The Switch-N-Go® system allows businesses to maximize the use of their cash, people, and equipment. That is most evident when a company has the need to invest in a specialty body built to make their company more efficient.


 

All of these specialty bodies provide companies with the ability to expand their services without sinking additional capital into a chassis that will remain idle the majority of the time. The Switch-N-Go® system has allowed landscapers, contractors, colleges and municipalities maximize their tight budgets while also allowing them to expand their available services.

Switch-N-Go® is the smart choice when you want your equipment and dollars to work as hard as you do.Switch-N-Go® bodies are customizable to your specifications, but it may not be exactly what you need. Switch-N-Go® subframes are available for modification of different bodies, easily making them compatible with the Switch-N-Go® system.

We work with Green Pro Solutions to create Switch-N-Go® sprayer bodies. Please contact your distributor or sales representative for more information.

More at: http://www.switchngo.com/product/specialty-bodies/


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility, Supreme Utility Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



Watch Tony Marshall, Manager of Product Strategy and Marketing, Nathan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager, and Carl Schumacher, Strategic Account Manager, as they go through features and options on the KnapKap Ultra High Cab Utility and KnapKap Supreme Utility from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Knapheide Landscaper Body Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



John Dunn, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of the Knapheide Landscaper Body and the new features launched at the 2016 Work Truck Show.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

You Shouldn't Need a Ladder to Get Your Ladder



Adrian Steel's new Drop-Down Ladder Rack can be operated by technicians 5'4" or taller. These new ladder racks are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum and have innovative adjustment knobs that allow users to set up their ladder rack in seconds.

Learn more at http://upfit.adriansteel.com/ladder-r...

Monday, November 7, 2016

TODCO Introduces WeatherTite Pro™: The Lightest Weather-Resistant Roll-up Door for Trucks and Trailers

New lighter co-polymer roll-up door is 100-percent recyclable.



Marion, OH (October 2016) – TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, introduces WeatherTite™ Pro,  the next generation weather-resistant roll-up door for trailer and truck body applications.  WeatherTite Pro improves upon the proven TODCO WeatherTite™ door that eliminated the problems of swelling, warping, finish delamination and rotting experienced with wood roll-up doors when it was introduced 15 years ago.  WeatherTite Pro takes these benefits to a new level, utilizing 100 percent recyclable and highly engineered co-polymer panels that dramatically reduce weight and improve heat tolerance.

A WeatherTite Pro panel weighs 25 percent less than standard WeatherTite panels and 37 percent less than ¾”wood and ¼” plate-style panels, increasing payload potential.  The lighter door weight will also allow the option of installing a long-life counterbalance spring that reduces costly downtime and maintenance costs.

Results of ASTM D648 Heat Deflection Testing at 66 psi conducted by TODCO shows WeatherTite Pro has a 23 percent higher heat tolerance than standard WeatherTite panels, reducing the opportunity for warpage in hotter climates.

Additional features of WeatherTite Pro include:
•    Improved impact resistance
•    Smooth panel surface – Allows for an automotive quality paint finish and excellent decal adhesion
•    Automotive grade UV stability and finish color
•    Anti-Pinch Panel Joint – Eliminates pinch point at panel joint to improve safety and reduce injuries and workmen’s compensation costs
•    Anti-Drip Design – Prevents water from the exterior of the door from dripping between panels onto cargo when in operation and moving through the radius
•    Interchangeable with current WeatherTite panels
•    Available with 1” or 2” track and rollers
•    10-Year limited warranty

The list of available options includes 1” and 2” SupeRollers™ that have been tested to last up 5X longer than standard steel rollers and EZ Seals™, dual durometer side seals that reduce seal installation time by 50% compared to rubber seals.

The WeatherTite Pro roll-up door was previewed at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, and Truck World in Canada.   

Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, TODCO manufactures and services roll up doors, swing doors and walkramps for the trucking industry.  The company maintains manufacturing plants in Marion, Ohio and Tecate, Mexico.  For more information, go to www.todco.com.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Any truck. Any job. Miller.

 

With so many options, accessories and features, there is a lot to consider when choosing the best engine drive for your needs. Start by using the “Engine Drive Selection” link below to compare output, processes and generator power as well as consider any hydraulic or air capacity needs you may have to help maximize idle reduction for your truck.

More at: https://www.millerwelds.com/applications/work-trucks


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Global Leadership: How Ford Transit Became the Best-Selling Cargo Van Nameplate on Earth

  •    Ford Transit sales momentum in the U.S. is strong, with sales up 31 percent year to date – making Transit the best-selling van in America
  •     Ford is well established as Europe’s best-selling commercial vehicle brand, based on strong demand for Transit, the No. 1 nameplate in the medium commercial van segment there, according to data from IHS Markit
  •     Ford Transit is the best-selling nameplate in the light bus and van segment in China, on track to become the best-selling nameplate there for 2016, based on data from China Insurance Information Technology Company
DEARBORN, Mich.,  – Fleets and tradespeople around the world are increasingly turning to Ford vans to get the job done, making the Ford Transit family the best-selling lineup of  cargo vans on the planet.

Ford Transit was the best-selling cargo van family[i] globally in 2015, with nearly 400,000 vans registered, based on IHS Markit global new vehicle registration data for calendar year-end 2015.

“We are focused on building on our clear global leadership in trucks, vans and commercial vehicles,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer. “While other manufacturers only offer their van lineups regionally, Ford has cracked the code on developing global van architecture that can be customized to regional needs.”

The success of Transit has propelled Ford to become the top seller of commercial cargo vans in the United States. Ford controls 40 percent of the full-size commercial van market in the country through September – up from 36 percent in 2015. Strong demand for Transit is putting Ford on track for its best year for U.S. van sales since 1978, based on Ford-reported data. Transit now outsells even America’s best-selling minivan, based on industry-reported sales.  

“U.S. customers have enthusiastically embraced Transit as a capable, flexible, smart work vehicle,” said Julie Ellenberger, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “Transit offers best-in-class flexibility with more configurations than ever. Plus, its powertrains are specially engineered for North American buyers.”

Overall industry sales for Class 1-3 vans in the United States and Mexico are expected to continue growing, according to work truck industry association NTEA, which predicts industry sales will increase 10 percent in 2016 compared with 2015.

Transit is building on a 50-plus-year legacy in Europe, where it has been the best-selling van in its segment in the U.K. since 1984, according to IHS Markit registration data. In the past 25 months, Ford has seen its commercial vehicle market share grow from 10.8 percent to 12.9 percent in Europe, based on data from IHS Markit.

This makes Ford the No. 1-selling commercial vehicle brand in Europe for the first time in 18 years, thanks to continued growing demand for its completely new and expanded Transit range – including Transit, Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier – based on IHS Markit commercial vehicle registrations.

Transit is the best-selling nameplate in the light bus and van segment in China, on track to become the best-selling nameplate there for 2016, based on data from China Insurance Information Technology Company.

Deep roots for Ford commercial cargo van leadership

Ford’s commercial cargo van legacy began when the first Transit left the production line in Langley, England, Aug. 9, 1965. Transit became a favorite in Europe, and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary there.

In the United States, Ford became the van leader 36 years ago with success of its Ford E-Series van lineup, first sold in 1961 as Ford Econoline. The full-size Ford Transit was introduced in the country in 2014 – replacing E-Series – and quickly took over the title of America’s best-selling van, based on Ford analysis of industry-reported sales.

Ford is expanding its Transit lineup in China as part of its relationship with Jiangling Motors Corporation, which started in August 1995, with the first Ford Transit produced there in December 1997. Production of the all-new Transit Kombi started in September.

More than 8 million Transit and Transit Custom vehicles have been built, as the range grew from a single model more than half a century ago to an entire family of commercial cargo vehicles. Lined up end-to-end, 50 years of Transit vans would circle the globe. A customer buys a new Transit every 180 seconds on average, based on Ford sales and production data.

[i] Transit family-based volumes include Ford Transit, Transit Custom and JMC Transit
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Knapheide Concrete Body Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



John Jewell, Mideastern Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of all of the features of Knapheide's fully-packaged Concrete Body.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

BEDSLIDE truck bed drawer system features and benefits



Learn how a BEDSLIDE will change the way you use your truck bed. Never crawl under your tonneau cover or truck cap again. Use the BEDSLIDE to slide all you stuff right to you.

Friday, October 28, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy Improves

 

Ford just released EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Ford F-150 with the second-generation twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost and 10-speed transmission. As a quick reminder, the new and improved engine makes 10 more horsepower (now 375 hp) and 50 more pounds-feet of torque (now 470 pounds-feet) than the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost it's replacing. And although those numbers don't sound dramatically different, we can say the performance of the new combination — due in large part to smarter computer tuning — is impressive.

Here are the new EPA numbers: A 2017 4x2 3.5-liter EcoBoost gets 18/25/21 mpg city/highway/combined — it was 17/24/20 for the 2016. For popular 4x4 models, fuel economy increases to 17/23/20 compared to 16/22/18 for the 2016. For comparison purposes, the 4x2 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and base Ram 1500 naturally-aspirated V-6 models are EPA rated at 20 mpg combined, while the same trucks with the V-8 option (Chevy 5.3-liter and Ram 5.7-liter) have combined EPA ratings of 18 and 17 mpg, respectively. The half-ton pickup fuel economy leader is the Ram 1500 HFE with the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with EPA ratings of 21/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined.

The second-generation EcoBoost V-6 is the same engine and transmission combination that will be in the 2017 Ford Raptor, but it will offer 450 hp and 510 pounds-feet of torque in that pickup truck.

All axle gearing in regular F-150 models remains the same, as does payload and tow ratings for the various configurations and trim packages.

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See more:  http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/10/2017-ford-f-150-fuel-economy-improves.html


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dejana Sealed Van Partition Smoke Test



The Dejana Sealed Van Partition safely separates the driving area from the cargo area. A smoke test was conducted to test and verify the partition seal.

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

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fitness Goes on Tour with New #FitTruck Transit Van as Ford and Reebok Team Up on Tough Road Trip with Fitness Stars

  •     New FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is going on the ultimate road trip, bringing some of the most influential names in fitness – Emily Skye, Jamie Eason, Ashley Horner, Cory Gregory, “Silent Mike” Farr and others – to cities across the eastern United States
  •     Tour kicks off Thursday, with FitTruck driving more than 2,000 miles over seven weeks, bringing to life Reebok’s mantra that the gym is everywhere and fitness can happen anywhere
  •     FitTruck builds on Ford Transit’s tough, customizable platform with an eye-catching exterior and four rear seats for the influential fitness instructors who will be joining the tour along the way, as well as a gym’s worth of fitness equipment and more
BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2016 – What do you get when you combine one tough van, some of the world’s most influential fitness pros and an undying commitment to fitness?                                                        

FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road on one of the most pumped-up fitness tours ever – spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks this fall. The truck will pop up in locations across the eastern U.S. using Reebok’s world-class instructor network to take fitness beyond the gym with the help of the extremely customizable Ford Transit.

“FitTruck embodies the idea that the gym is everywhere and fitness can truly take place anywhere – a city, a park or your own home,” says Steve Robaire, Reebok director of instructor engagement and global events. “Today, everything can be made mobile, from food trucks, to retailing clothing and accessories, to basic health care and beyond. It just made sense to take this concept and use it to promote something healthy.”

The crew

FitTruck is bringing some of the world’s most renowned names in fitness to pop-up events, fitness boot camps and wellness clinics. Reebok’s wide instructor network, Reebok ONE, includes more than 106,000 fitness trainers from around the world.

Special guests from Reebok ONE’s network on the FitTruck tour include:
  •     Emily Skye: Australian fitness star and founder of the hugely popular F.I.T fitness workout
  •     Jamie Eason: International cover model and co-creator of Lean Body for Her natural supplementation
  •     Ashley Horner: Official female spokesperson for Bodybuilding.com
  •     Cory Gregory: Creator of the Squat Every Day program
  •     “Silent Mike” Farr: Co-host of the popular fitness podcast Powercast and a world-renowned powerlifting expert
Athletes will share on-tour experiences via social media. Follow the tour’s progress using the hashtag #FitTruck.

One wild ride

FitTruck’s multi-state tour will take it through a number of stops:
  •     Oct. 20-21, Boston: Reebok headquarters will get the tour started right with a celebration. From there, FitTruck will be making stops along the way to its next stop in Virginia Beach for pop-up activations at Reebok FitHubs in cities including New York and Washington, D.C.
  •     Oct 24-30, New York, Washington, D.C.: FitTruck will host popup activations at Reebok FitHubs
  •     Oct. 30 – Nov. 6: Virginia Beach, Virginia: FitTruck’s next stop takes it to the East Coast, where it will be hitting local gyms. Ashley Horner will host a Facebook Live training session, and FitTruck will be right there as she runs a 50-mile ultramarathon through the mountains. Plus, the winner of the Win a Day to Meet and Train with Ashley Horner contest will receive a one-day training with the fitness pro herself
  •     Nov. 8, Raleigh, North Carolina: Touring North Carolina’s capital city, FitTruck will feature a workout with adaptive fitness athlete and professional Logan Aldridge and other local grassroots events
  •     Nov. 12, Charlotte, North Carolina: Next, a trip through the Queen City as FitTruck parks outside a local gym, encouraging people to stop and join fitness competitions and apparel giveaways throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the chance to win prizes for doing burpees
  •     Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, Columbus, Ohio: It’s game day for FitTruck, which will be tailgating outside the Ohio State University-University of Michigan football game, hosting fitness competitions and giving away prizes to students. Plus, Cory Gregory will host a Squatlife seminar. And check out the big appearance from “Silent Mike” Farr, who will shoot a YouTube video onsite
  • Built Ford Tough
  • Just as Reebok encourages people to enhance their lives through the physical, mental and social benefits that fitness provides, Ford empowers fleets and tradespeople every day with tough vehicles built to take on demanding jobs.
  • Ford Transit features high-strength unibody construction and gives customers flexibility with 64 available configurations for 2017 – the most in its class. Built on a Transit 250, FitTruck has a high roof and 148-inch wheelbase, and is powered by a 3.2-liter Power Stroke® I5 Turbo Diesel with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.
  • Two of Ford’s qualified vehicle modifiers, TransitWorks and Adrian Steel, worked together to transform this Transit cargo van – with 404 cubic feet of cargo space – into a relentless fitness machine.
  • TransitWorks fitted the front of the van with four removable seats to comfortably transport the influential fitness instructors on tour, as well as a custom floor, lighting, headliner and partition. Adrian Steel custom-designed and built storage for a variety of fitness equipment, including dumbbells, barbells, weight plates, battle ropes, resistance bands, yoga mats, medicine balls and kettle balls.
It’s just another example of how Ford’s upfitter network can equip the flexible Ford Transit for any job – even if that job is a grueling 2,000-mile fitness road trip.

“When duty calls, business professionals and commercial fleets want a vehicle with the rugged reliability to get the job done and a feature selection customized to their specific needs,” said Julie Ellenberger, Ford marketing manager for Transit. “Transit has a track record of taking on the toughest situations drivers can throw at it, whether navigating a construction site or an urban landscape. Likewise, embracing a healthy, fit lifestyle allows people to handle the toughest life can throw at them, both mentally and physically.”
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enables movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit ­ whether it¹s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand¹s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com or for the latest news at news.reebok.com.

Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: facebook.com/reebok; twitter.com/reebok; and youtube.com/reebok.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

American Eagle Drawer Systems



American Eagle Accessories Group manufactures heavy duty truck mounted drawer systems (Toolboxes) for your service truck. 500-pound capacity drawer slides make these drawers unsurpassed in the market. They even carry a limited LIFETIME warranty!

Visit www.americaneagleacc.com or call 800-392-3015 to learn more!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get more out of your existing fleet - Switch-N-Go®

 

Are you looking for a way to get more out of your existing fleet? Do you have concerns that you will not be able to complete all of your work with limited staffing?

Switch-N-Go® can be a solution to these issues. As a proven transportation solution, Switch-N-Go® can help you accomplish your tasks with fewer trucks and people.

Instead of letting your trucks sit dormant in the off seasons up fit them with Switch-N-Go® systems and use your trucks through out the entire year.

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


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Highway Products Service Body - Customized for Customer Requirements



Highway Products will build a work truck customized for the customers requirements. Every customer has unique requirements for their particular trade or specific application. Certain contractors have found that a service body configured in a certain way has great benefit to them in making their daily work easier, perhaps reducing waste or getting the job done quicker. Maybe its the storage of tools and equipment,access of cabinets or ladders in a certain way. Maybe its lockable compartments, or access to the welder or air supply, etc.Maybe its adding outside scene or inside cabinet lights for night work. There are many ways to configure a work truck, many features to add that will add benefits to the contractor or municipal utility.

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sortimo: Intelligent mobility-unlimited possibilities



Intelligent mobility for all workday heroes. We research and develop, so that you can concentrate on your job and bring over 40 years of expertise for your safety with us.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Work Truck Show® 2017 registration and housing open

 

Registration and housing for The Work Truck Show 2017 are available at worktruckshow.com. The event is scheduled March 14-17, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana). Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 14, and the exhibit hall is open March 15-17.

Note: this year, we're offering more streamlined registration packages to make it even easier to select the options you want. Already know you want to register? Click here.

Not yet an NTEA member? Join today to receive discounted member pricing on registration.

Book your room at discounted, NTEA-negotiated rates by calling 317-262-8191, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. EST or visiting worktruckshow.com

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Goes Deeper Undercover



Ford is debuting Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights to complement the “no-profile” Front Interior Visor Light Bar on Police Interceptor Utility. The feature integrates bright LED lighting into the vehicle’s rear spoiler, providing law enforcement with a highly effective tool to alert drivers of emergency roadside situations while affording officers full visibility out the rear window. When deactivated, the lighting is difficult to detect for someone approaching the vehicle from the rear.

Monday, October 10, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: 450 Horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of Torque | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance



The 2017 Ford Raptor, equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine, churns out 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 horsepower across a wide power band. Thanks to a reduction of up to 500 pounds in weight, the Raptor's EPA-rated combined fuel economy improved 23% compared to the previous generation.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Loading paint with a BEDSLIDE



Loading 19 five gallon paint buckets made easy with a BEDSLIDE. Make your truck bed easier to access. Slide all your card under the tonneau cover on your BEDSLIDE. For more info visit BEDSLIDE.com

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Husky’s WeatherBeater floor liners now available for 2017 Ford Super Duty

 

Husky Liners announced that its WeatherBeater floor liners are now available for 2017 F-250, F-350 and F-450.

WeatherBeater floor liners feature raised edges to help contain spills and conform to the contours of the vehicle’s floor for a snug fit.

StayPut Cleats on the bottom of WeatherBeater floor liners keep them from shifting around on either carpet or vinyl floors.

WeatherBeater liners, which are designed and made in the U.S., come with a lifetime guarantee.
- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/huskys-weatherbeater-floor-liners-are-now-available-for-2017-ford-super-duty/#sthash.YPgcVSRL.dpuf

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ford Super Duty Customer Embodies Built Ford Tough Spirit



To help guide the design and engineering of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ford connected with customers through a special “Insiders” program to focus on receiving honest feedback from owners who use Ford trucks every day for everything from ranching, to farming and industrial work. Nate Berges, a participant in the Insiders program, owns several Super Duty pickup trucks, in addition to a fleet of chassis cabs for his family’s awning company, of which he is the fourth-generation owner. “Ford trucks are the only trucks I will every buy,” said Berges. “Ford trucks get the job done – period.” Berges had the rare opportunity to watch UAW-Ford employees build his new F-350 at Kentucky Truck Plant, where he was able to drive it off the end of the line.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Security without the cost of a Service Body - Pickup Packs by Highway Products



The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for companies needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body and that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours.

Pickup Packs™ include a headache rack, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, and a removable ladder rack. Other options include gullwing saddle box and an HPI Truckslide™.

Learn more at http://www.highwayproducts.com/pickup...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ford's Big Trucks Hauling in Big Sales: New 2016 F-650 and F-750 Trucks Have Best Year-to-Date Since 1997

  • Ford, the only full-line automaker offering vehicles in Classes 1-7, sold more F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015
  • Year-to-date sales of F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent versus 2015 and at the highest level since 1997
  • All-new F-650 and F-750 trucks are available with the buyer’s choice of Ford-built segment-exclusive gasoline engine or diesel engine
DEARBORN, Mich., – Ford, America’s truck leader, has outfitted hard-working fleets with more F-650 and F-750 trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015.
Sales of the all-new medium-duty Ford trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August, with 10,160 sold. That’s the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997.

The sales growth has come quickly: The redesigned F-650 and F-750 trucks rolled off the line at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for the first time in August 2015. Ford shifted production to Ohio from Mexico in 2015 and invested $168 million in the Ohio plant.

The F-650 and F-750 line-up includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and a new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.

“We’re seeing growing interest in the new tractor from beverage and hauling fleets,” says Kevin Koester, Ford medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager. “Giving our customers the choice of two exclusive powertrains, available across all body styles and designed specifically for the unique needs of the vocational truck market, has really helped drive sales of our new trucks.”

Ford remains the only automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine in the medium-duty truck segment. The 6.8-liter V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the heavy-duty, Ford-built TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission.

The 6.8-liter engine can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas as cost-effective alternatives to gasoline.

Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination – ensuring the powertrain will work seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations, and providing customers with streamlined service. The Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine delivers best-in-class standard 270 horsepower and 675 lb.-ft. of torque, plus available engine outputs of 300 horsepower with 700 lb.-ft. of torque and 330 horsepower with 725 lb.-ft. of torque. It is backed by an unsurpassed five-year/250,000-mile warranty.

“Towing and rental customers have embraced the gas engine, and others are looking at this powertrain for more severe service applications,” Koester says. “Our diesel customers are praising the quietness of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine. Not only is it up to 45 percent quieter in the cabin at idle than the outgoing model, it’s so quiet that customers have told us that there have been times when they’ve approached the truck in front of the grille and didn’t even realize it was running.”

Another feature resonating with customers, Koester says, is the TorqShift HD’s available Live-Drive Power Takeoff Provision. The diesel engine can crank out 300 lb.-ft. of stationary torque and 200 lb.-ft. in mobile mode, giving customers the power they need to operate a wide range of equipment on the job site. Diesel models can accommodate split-shaft PTO applications, as well. New for 2017 is the addition of mobile mode on the 6.8-liter V10 engine.

Toughest, great value and work-ready Ford medium-duty trucks ever
Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks provide the ideal combination of value, capability and upfit readiness in the medium-duty truck segment.

These attributes underscore F-650 and F-750’s position as the future of medium-duty trucks:
  • Toughest: Fully designed and developed by Ford truck engineers in Dearborn, Michigan; robot-tested on taxing durability courses too demanding for human drivers; 500,000-plus miles of harsh dynamometer engine testing at extreme power levels and temperatures
  • Work-ready: New upfit-friendly chassis developed in cooperation with leading industry body makers; clean chassis capable of accommodating vocational bodies with little to no modification saves time and expense
  • Great value: Choice of segment-exclusive 6.8-liter V10 gas engine or 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel – both backed by Ford’s heavy-duty TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission enhanced for medium-duty use with great power, performance and efficiency; supported by a national network of Ford service centers to minimize downtime
More information about the 2017 Ford F-650/F-750 lineup can be found here.



About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Aluminum Removable Tool Tray, No Plastic! - Highway Products



Tool trays made of plastic will crack, bend and break. These durable aluminum tool trays sit high on the tool box for easy access. The easy-to-grip handle enables you to remove the tray or you can slide it to the side. This simple, yet functional design allows you to organize smaller items that would normally get lost on the bottom of your tool box.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Patented Adaptive Steering Technology Has Ford Competitors Spinning Their Wheels



Drive smarter not harder with the class-exclusive* new Adaptive Steering System in the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty, which adjusts the steering ratio in response to vehicle speed. It adapts automatically to the driving situation, whether you’re doing a low-speed maneuver like parking, or backing up a trailer, or traveling at cruising speed on the highway. At lower speeds, the steering ratio increases, requiring fewer turns of the steering wheel – and less steering effort. At higher speeds, the steering ratio gradually decreases, providing a steering feel that is firming and more controlled. *Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. Learn more about the Ford Super Duty, here: http://ford.to/SuperDuty2017

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Personal Mobility Transit for Wheelchair Users



Nor-Cal Vans brings 30 years of experience in the personal mobility industry to offer a Transit conversion for the everyday wheelchair user. With increased fuel economy, maximum interior room, and double the weight carrying capacity of most modified minivans, the NCV Personal Mobility Transit an excellent full-size choice.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ford Issues New Mobility Challenge to Unlock Innovation, Boost Community Response to Natural Disasters



In conjunction with September’s National Disaster Preparedness Month, Ford Motor Company will award three grants of up to $70,000 each for U.S.-based nonprofit organizations to purchase and modify a Ford Transit van for use in disaster relief work.

Ford Motor Company launches Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge to inspire creative new ideas for making the best use of Ford Disaster Relief Vehicles

The winning entries will be awarded grants of up to $70,000 each to purchase a Ford Transit van with modifications to best serve the needs of the community

The Ford Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge is another way Ford is using innovative mobility solutions to build stronger communities and make people’s lives better


DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 15, 2016 – When disaster strikes, three nonprofits in the United States will be able to beef up their response capability to help people faster and more effectively through a new program called the Ford Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge.
In conjunction with September’s National Disaster Preparedness Month, Ford Motor Company will award three grants of up to $70,000 each for U.S.-based nonprofit organizations to purchase and modify a Ford Transit van for use in disaster relief work.

Ford is asking nonprofits to describe how the versatile Ford Transit van, which is offered with multiple roof heights, body lengths, wheelbases and engine options, can serve their disaster response needs. Winners who meet the challenge will be selected based on proposed vehicle use and community need. Additional ground rules include:
  • Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2016
  • Applicants must be a certified U.S. 501(c) 3 non-profit organization
  • Government organizations and municipalities are not eligible
  • Winners will be notified in November 2016
To share an idea, please visit fordbetterworld.org. Click to hear Jim Vella discuss the challenge.

“We’re asking for help from the experts on the ground on how to best utilize Ford vehicles following an earthquake, hurricane or other devastating natural event,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Ford’s strength as a mobility company combined with the know-how of dedicated disaster responders can take our efforts to a higher level and help more people.”

Ford has a long history of supporting disaster relief efforts in the United States and overseas, working with the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other nonprofit groups. As a member of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, Ford pledges support in advance of major disasters, ensuring that the Red Cross is prepared to respond immediately to emergencies. Over the past several years, Ford has provided 15 disaster response vehicles to organizations in communities across the U.S., from New Jersey to Oregon and California.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mobile charging truck rescues depleted EVs

 

An electric vehicle (EV) depletes its battery and is stuck on the side of the road without a charger anywhere in sight.

Getting towed is an option, but AAA has even a better solution: an electric vehicle mobile charging unit.

The white Ford F-250 looks like a utility truck, but make no mistake, it features that familiar an iconic AAA logo on the doors.

When a AAA member calls for service, the truck shows up with level two and level three charging options.

AAA will provide 10 to 15 minutes of charge time, which they report will provide three to 15 miles of driving range, or at least enough to make it to the next charging station.

Since being deployed in 2011, AAA’s mobile charging trucks have had thousands of service calls, according to electrek.co.

Not surprisingly, the charger trucks are available in metro areas where electric vehicles are used the most, which currently includes Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.


- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/aaa-mobile-charging-truck-rescues-depleted-evs/#sthash.JTEHayt5.dpuf

Friday, September 16, 2016

PTO Driven Underdeck Systems



Experience the power, streamline design and cost savings of Vanair's Underdeck Systems of mobile air compressors and generators.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New Transportation Solutions



Ford is teaming up with major global cities – starting with San Francisco – to solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Switch-N-Go™: S-Model




Switch-N-Go’s™ S-Model system is designed to work on medium duty work trucks with room for little or no overhang. Equipping your truck with a Switch-N-Go™ S-Model your truck has all the benefits of the Switch-N-Go™ system with the bonus of no frame overhang which allows for easier towing.

Available in 9’, 10’ and 11’ versions the S-Model has all of the features of the Original Switch-N-Go™ body changing system, plus the added benefit of no frame overhang.

The S-Model is designed to run with electronically powered hydraulics.  This saves you the expense of adding a power take-off and pump to your automatic transmission.  The system is offered with 12,000 or 15,000 pound pull capacity winches.  The Switch-N-Go™ system has all of the benefits of a dump body as the scissor hoist will achieve a 50-degree dump angle, which is perfect for dumping mulch, asphalt, compacted soil, and more, dumping upwards of 10 tons.  The system is designed for trucks with a GVWR of 13,000 – 26,000 lbs.

Are you a new owner of a Switch-N-Go™ system or do you have a new employee to train on how to use the Switch-N-Go™ system?  If so, check out the How to use the Switch-N-Go™ system video on YouTube.

Additionally, if you have recently purchased a Switch-N-Go™ system or do you have a new employee we recommend that you watch the following instructional videos:

 - Lubing the wire rope

 - Checking the electrical connections

 - Warn winch connections

 - Greasing your Switch-N-Go

 - Using the wire rope

 - Tighten the side rollers

 - Using the body locks


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


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ford Introduces Limited-Edition Dallas Cowboys F-150

  •     Limited run of 400 Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150 trucks feature iconic Cowboys star logo on exterior badging and door sills, with logo embossed in cargo box bed mat as well
  •     Ford has been Official Vehicle of the Dallas Cowboys for more than two decades
  •     Launch of Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150 celebrates opening of the Ford Center at The Star – a state-of-the-art training facility and 12,000-seat indoor stadium in Frisco, Texas
Ford F-150 Dallas Cowboys Edition Fact Sheet

DALLAS, – Four hundred Dallas Cowboys edition Ford F-150s are ready to take to the gridiron – a touchdown for Ford and the Dallas Cowboys, and the ultimate ride for Texas football fans.

“It has been 22 years since Ford and the Dallas Cowboys offered a Cowboys edition F-150,” says Greg Wood, Ford Dallas regional sales manager. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the opening of the Ford Center at The Star and the beginning of a new Cowboys season than to offer fans of both F-150 and the Dallas Cowboys the opportunity to purchase one of these incredible trucks.”

Texas is the nation’s largest truck market and Ford F-Series is the best-selling truck in Texas. Ford has a longstanding relationship with the state – from working with the Dallas Cowboys for more than two decades to its longstanding ties with King Ranch, a Texas institution.

The foundation of this limited-edition truck starts with a Built Ford Tough F-150 XLT with Chrome Package (the No. 1 volume seller in Texas) painted in legendary Cowboys helmet silver. In addition to the standard features of the F-150 XLT series, unique content for the Cowboys edition truck includes:
  •     Exclusive Cowboys edition star badging on front doors and tailgate
  •     Blue-white-blue rocker panel striping paying tribute to team’s over-the-top helmet stripe
  •     20-inch chrome wheels with unique Cowboys star center caps
  •     Molded heavy-duty cargo bed mat with iconic Cowboys star logo
  •     Laser-etched chrome foot plates featuring legendary Cowboys word mark for front doors
  •     Cowboys edition logo stitched in front and rear floor mats
  •     “1 of 400” Cowboys edition interior badge autographed by Jerry Jones – owner, president and general manager for the Dallas Cowboys
“Everyone in our organization is excited about the new Dallas Cowboys edition F-150,” says Jones. “Ford F-150 and the Dallas Cowboys are known worldwide for their rich heritages and long winning traditions. Our Cowboys fans are among the most passionate in all of sports. We are proud to partner with Ford and Texas Ford dealers to bring this Cowboys edition F-150 to our incredible fans. I think you will agree it is the ultimate truck for the ultimate Cowboys fan.”

The launch of this limited-edition F-150 also marks the opening of the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. A one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art training facility, The Star will serve as corporate headquarters for America’s team, featuring practice fields and a multipurpose indoor stadium for Cowboys players as well as athletes in the Frisco Independent School District.

The Dallas Cowboys edition F-150 is on sale now at select Texas Ford dealers.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ford Volunteer Corps Begins Global Caring Month with Transformational Clean Water Project, Challenge Grants

  •     Ford Motor Company awards $200,000 grant for Thailand Clean Water Community project, a winner in the inaugural Bill Ford Better World Challenge
  •     Ford volunteers in Thailand are among thousands taking part in community service projects around the world as part of Ford Global Caring Month
  •     Ford Motor Company Fund will contribute $700,000 to purchase supplies for volunteer projects, as Ford sees increasing participation in emerging markets
Dearborn, Mich,   – Ford Motor Company kicks off Global Caring Month in September with a transformational undertaking by the Ford Volunteer Corps — the Thailand Clean Water Community Project, winner of a $200,000 grant from the Bill Ford Better World Challenge.

Hundreds of Ford volunteers will help rebuild a water system in the town of Chanthaburi that serves a school and more than 3,300 local residents. Ford volunteers will repair storage tanks and install new water purifiers, sinks and other restroom fixtures. In addition, the water will be used to help irrigate crops and sustain community gardens, also providing a hands-on learning experience for students and families.

“Clean water is a necessity – a basic human right – that is not always readily available in parts of the world,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “This project goes to the heart of making people’s lives better as we start Global Caring Month by harnessing the power of our volunteers to improve their communities.” 

The Bill Ford Better World Challenge was launched last year as part of the celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Ford Volunteer Corps. The initiative also awarded a $200,000 grant for the Nonprofit Mobility App, a mobile software application that works like a ride-sharing app and can be used to connect Ford volunteers and nonprofits with drivers and vehicles that can move food, building materials and other supplies to where they can do the most good for people in the community. The idea — proposed by Ford employees — will be created by the University of Detroit-Mercy and used by organizations in the United Kingdom and southeast Michigan.

“I am proud of the tremendous response we received when we challenged our employees to help build a better world,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “These initiatives will help meet critical community needs and have a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives.”

During Ford Global Caring Month in September, some 20,000 Ford volunteers will participate in hundreds of community service projects around the world. Global Caring Month is the signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps. Since it was launched in 2005, Ford Volunteer Corps members have contributed more than one million hours of community service in 48 countries, representing $29 million of in-kind community investments.

This year, Global Caring Month projects include:

    Angola - Paint, repair and renovate a secondary school
    Australia - Beautify the grounds surrounding a family retreat run by the Salvation Army
    Brazil - Make repairs and renovate a nursery, daycare and library for children
    Colombia - Overhaul food bank delivery area and sort donations
    Germany - Design and develop urban gardens, help with construction work at a high school
    India - Make renovations at a home for senior citizens
    Mexico - Make improvements at an orphanage, build water storage and feed the hungry 
    South Africa - Renovate bathrooms, repair ceilings and doors, and paint homes for children 
    United Kingdom - Modernize and make extensive improvements at a mental health facility

Ford volunteers from more than three dozen countries have signed up for community projects, including a growing number in emerging markets from Cambodia and Malaysia to Guam and Samoa. In the United States, Ford employees will participate in more than 160 volunteer activities across 16 states throughout the month, including a Ford Accelerated Action Day on Sept. 16.

Ford Fund is also increasing its financial contributions to non-profit agencies during Ford Global Caring Month. Grants totaling $700,000 will be used to purchase tools and other supplies needed to complete many of this month’s community service projects.

“The positive, powerful impact this work has on people and communities is remarkable,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “Each year a better world comes into sharper focus through the caring efforts of Ford employees and our nonprofit partners.”  
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tommy Gate - Tuckunder Development Video



The Tommy Gate Tuckunder Development Video depicts the hard working staff at Woodbine Manufacturing Company and the production of the Tuckunder Series hydraulic lift. It was filmed on location in Woodbine, Iowa.