Monday, April 30, 2018

ALUM-LINE Enclosed Models Service Truck Bodies

 

When weight, maintenance, and strength are considered nothing compares to the value of the Alum-Line All Aluminum Enclosed Models Service Truck Bodies. These aluminum truck bodies are built for a lifetime of use and designed to endure off-road use. Built with aircraft grade aluminum these service truck bodies will stand the test of time.

Alum-Line Enclosed Models Service Truck Bodies have many options to choose from including either diamond plate, smooth, or painted finish. When you want to purchase the best value in long term aluminum truck bodies, All Aluminum Service Truck Bodies from Alum-Line are the only way to go. Aluminum truck bodies are a must have and Alum-Line provides the best.

Click on the "Specifications" tab to choose from our many standard sizes or have your Enclosed Models Service Truck Bodies custom built to your specific needs. We have a knowledgeable sales staff on hand to help begin the process of building your aluminum truck bodies.

THE CLOSER YOU LOOK, THE MORE YOU'LL LIKE ALUM-LINE

 http://www.alumline.com/products/service-bodies/service-body-enclosed-models

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ford F-150, F-350 Super Duty, Transit, Taurus Win Vincentric Best Fleet Value Awards for Low Cost of Ownership

 

DEARBORN, Mich., April 24, 2018 – Ford Motor Company has won five 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards. The awards recognize the vehicles Vincentric’s analysis of 28 different lifecycle cost scenarios determines will provide fleet and vocational customers with the lowest total cost of ownership.
Ford vehicles won in sedan, pickup and van categories:
  • Ford Taurus SE – an eight-time large sedan winner
  • Ford F-150 XL – six-time full-size half-ton pickup truck winner
  • Ford F-350 Super Duty XL – three-time full-size one-ton pickup truck winner
  • Ford Transit 150 XL low-roof passenger wagon – four-time full-size half-ton passenger van winner
  • Ford Transit 150 medium-roof cargo van – two-time full-size half-ton cargo van winner
Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards are based on fleet lifecycle costs in eight key areas – depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity costs and maintenance. Winning vehicles have the lowest lifecycle costs across 28 ownership and mileage scenarios – ranging from 24 months of ownership or 10,000 miles annually to 60 months or 40,000 miles a year.
Learn more, including specific trim levels of the award-winning vehicles, at www.vincentric.com.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cutting-edge technology at WTS18



Drone delivery vehicle, virtual reality, hybrids, alt-powered vehicles, it's all here at The Work Truck Show. http://www.worktruckshow.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Has Best-in-Class EPA-Estimated 30 MPG Highway Fuel Economy Rating

  • Efficient: 2018 F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel has a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg highway
  • Powerful: First-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel engine offers best-in-class 250 diesel horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Capable: Diesel-equipped F-150 brings best-in-class diesel towing and payload capacity
DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2018 – The 2018 Ford F-150’s first 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine officially boasts EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined. These are the highest EPA-estimated ratings available in a full-size pickup truck.

These benchmark figures are the result of more than a decade of work developing a lightweight high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, a 10-speed SelectShift® transmission, and robust engine construction of aluminum and compacted graphite iron to deliver durability, reduced weight and stump-pulling torque.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, product development and purchasing.

In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the all-new F-150 Power Stroke boasts best-in-class* diesel power – 250 horsepower and a stout 440 lb.-ft. of torque – greater torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8. It provides best-in-class diesel towing of 11,400 pounds for pulling boats, horses or RVs. The new engine also provides best-in-class diesel payload – 2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet applications, and 1,940 pounds for retail applications – to easily haul equipment, supplies or a slide-in camper.

F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares its proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.
The 2018 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will begin shipping to dealers in May.

*Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.



About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Transfer Flow's 37 gallon Auxiliary Tank for Retractable Bed Covers



If you have a roll top bed cover in your truck, but still want more fuel capacity, then Transfer Flow has the right in-bed auxiliary tank for you! Our 37 gallon fuel tank fits snugly against most Pace-Edwards, and Truck Covers USA retractable covers, but can also fit under other brands and models. To make sure that your bed cover will fit with our tank, be sure to call our sales team at (800) 442-0056 To learn more about Transfer Flow's line of products go to https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Evolution of the Harbor Landscaper Pro Body




Our original Harbor Master Landscaper Body has evolved. Our customers are always looking for better ways and we are adapting our bodies to meet those needs. We now have three Harbor Landscaper Bodies in our lineup. First, we have the original Master Landscaper that comes with MDO Plywood Gates with dual side exterior laminate, Rear latch swing away rear steel frame gates that lock to side for dumping. 

To that great body, we have added the Harbor Pro Landscaper which adds a back of cab 24" storage box that is about cab high. The curbside of the box has three shelves and a pull-out deep steel drawer on Teflon® bushings. This compartment goes almost all the way to the other side so it will carry long tools, gardening equipment, etc. and keep it safe and out of sight. 





The other side has a 22" deep compartment for smaller items and/or parts. It is available with one or more underbed boxes to match for additional space. Since this 24" box is in place, a typical 84" CA truck that would take a 12' Landscaper, now would have a 10' Landscape Dump and the 24" storage box. Many customers still prefer the 12' and this just requires the cab chassis to have a 108" CA. The Pro Landscaper has the same MDO Plywood sides and rear gate as the Master Landscaper.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Work Truck Show 2018 - Knapheide Mfg



Held March 5-9 in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2018 is our largest show of the year. Check out the new and updated products, including our all-new aluminum lineup of bodies, we presented at the show.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Complete Process: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide



A COMMITMENT TO BE THE BEST Our new aluminum truck bodies feature a no compromise design, underwent rigorous testing and are constructed using cutting-edge manufacturing. We took customer first, collaboration and continuous improvement to a whole new level. Learn more about our aluminum truck bodies: http://bit.ly/KnapheideAluminum

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reading Truck | RVSL Steelhawk | Product Walk-Through



At the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show, Reading Truck unveiled its newest enclosed van body, the RVSL STEELHAWK. Built to meet the overwhelming demand for a steel enclosed body that fits the Ford Transit Cutaway, the RVSL Steelhawk introduces the newest generation of reengineered Ready Van SL (RVSL) bodies. Watch this comprehensive walk-through of the newest addition to the Reading product line.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spec'ing for Vehicle Weight Reduction & Maximizing Payload Efficiencies


There’s little argument among fleet managers and upfitters — spec’ing a truck or van is a complicated process involving numerous decisions and considerations that take time and careful planning.

Of the dozens of decisions that need to be made, vehicle weight is among the crucial considerations that isn't always fully evaluated before a vehicle order is made. A truck or van spec may give special attention on lightweight body materials to save weight, but less lightweighting attention to upfit components, e.g., bins, racks, or a crane, that will also impact weight. The vehicle body and upfit components must be part of the lightweighting equation to achieve overall efficiency.

Read Full Article: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/safety-accident-management/whitepapers/detail/spec-ing-for-vehicle-weight-reduction-maximizing-payload-efficiencies.aspx

Friday, April 6, 2018

Utilimaster at the NTEA's Work Truck Show 2018



Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services at NTEA's The Work Truck Show 2018

Comparing A Royal Low Profile and Standard Height Service Body



Terry Minion of Commercial Truck Success compares a Royal Low Profile service body with a standard height service body and showing the benefits of each.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kargo Master Van Equipment


Kargo Master offers wide varieties of van equipment, van shelving, and other van storage systems. Visit KargoMaster.com for more information