Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure


This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.


You have built a $3 to $30 million business over one or more generations, and you are making an appropriate profit most years. Do you think about liability? I bet you do, but do you relate that to tire failures and more specifically to catastrophic tire failures? What happens to your business if a worn, damaged tire fails at speed — it doesn’t even have to be high speed — and your driver loses control of your fleet vehicle and it plows into another vehicle?

If one or more of the occupants is a young to middle-aged passenger, especially a working mother or father, your liability skyrockets. I like to call this the $5 million accident. You don’t want to lose your business in the event of one of these failures just because you were lax in making sure that your tires were in good condition. Let’s see what you can do to avoid this type of situation where your tires are concerned.

learn more at: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/safety-accident-management/article/story/2017/11/tire-maintenance-it-s-not-just-checking-tire-pressure.aspx


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ram's larger, lighter 1500 makes wide use of hybrid system for 2019


One of the features not to miss on the 2019 Ram 1500 -- which the company showed off last week -- is a new eTorque mild hybrid system that improves fuel efficiency and cranking power of both the available 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 5.7L HEMI V8 engines. Ram explained that the system can add up to 90 lbs.-ft. and 130 lbs.-ft. of short-term torque to the engines, respectively.

Ram Trucks provided a more in-depth look at the 2019 1500 Limited and Rebel pickups and new tech and features unveiled. Check out views around and inside the two models, some breakout shots of new hardware, and a look at interior storage and new functions engineered into the truck.

Source: HD Pickup and Van

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fuel your adventures with a fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!


Transfer Flow manufactures aftermarket fuel tank systems for drivers who work hard, play hard, and look forward to their next adventure. When your pickup can tow a 22,000 lb. fifth-wheel across the country without breaking a sweat, don't compromise the quality or performance of your fuel system with a lightweight gravity-fed plastic container. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are manufactured from high-yield 12 and 14 gauge steel hot-dipped in aluminum alloy for maximum corrosion resistance and durability. Choose the tank or tank combination to meet your driving goals and business needs: Replacement tanks, auxiliary tanks in the bed of your pick-up, refueling tanks, or toolbox and fuel tank combinations. With more than 275,000 tanks sold, Transfer Flow is the premier supplier of fuel tank systems in the world. See our entire line of fuel tank systems here: http://www.transferflow.com

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WORK LIGHTINGTrilliant® Cube LED Work Lights

63981-5 – Trilliant® Cube LED Work Light, 1200 Lumens, 12V/24V, Flood, Retail Pack

Designed with a high lumen per watt rating, the Trilliant Cube provides high quality light that fits where other lights just won’t work.

Grote’s sleek, rugged design with superior LED electronic circuitry outperforms lights twice its size and weight. Quality electronic components and advanced Grote circuit design provides electronically quiet operation, consistent light output, and protection from voltage spikes and electromagnetic interference. Premium LEDs produce white light that reduces eye fatigue and operator stress. Rugged design withstands heavy vibration, corrosion, moisture, and dust.

Learn more at: http://www.grote.com/family/trilliant-cube-led-work-lamp/?prodcat=work-lighting


Monday, January 22, 2018

Durable and Rust Resistant - The Stainless Steel Dump Body by Rugby Mfg.




Stainless steel dump bodies from Rugby are corrosion resistant and more durable than high tensile steel.

The stainless steel Eliminator LP is built with a one-piece fl oor, dirt shedding sides, a centrally located quick release lever, (fold down side models only) and the patented EZ-LATCH™ system. The unit is designed to provide years of service.

Body Options
Stainless Steel Eliminator LP – Rigid & Fold Down Sides
  •     Cabshields (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full) Standard and Tall
  •     304 SS in lieu of 201 SS (extra lead time)
  •     Understructure Options:
    • Fully Stainless Steel
    • Interlaced
    • Crossmemberless
  •     10 ga 201 stainless steel sides and ends standard (304 available on a special order basis)
  •     One-piece 3/16" AR400 crossmemberless steel floor
  •     Pockets for 6" side boards increase load capacity
  •     One-piece sides with no vertical braces
  •     Seamless one-piece front design with 1/4 integrated cab shield with V-bend for added strength
Optional Coal Chute:


Meter asphalt, gravel, mulch and other materials or get a shovel full with adjustable and easy to operate individual or multiple Coal Chutes with single handle lift levers.

To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

6 REASONS OEMS CHOOSE VMAC AIR COMPRESSORS (AIR-ENDS)

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VMAC air compressor systems, including the rotary screw air-end component, are known globally for their performance and reliability. VMAC rotary screw compressor systems are custom built to suit a variety of applications and proven to work in the world’s harshest climates. Here are the top 6 reasons distributors for OEMs, like Caterpillar, Cummins, Ford Industrial Engines, John Deere and Lincoln Electric, use VMAC air-ends as their custom rotary screw air compressor solution.

1.       100% DUTY CYCLE
VMAC manufactures custom OEM rotary screw air compressors that can operate at 100% duty cycle, which means the supply of air is continuous. No time is wasted waiting for air, which allows for operators to complete jobs faster and be more productive than if they were using a reciprocating air compressor designed for just 25% duty cycle.

2.       HIGHER OUTPUT THAN RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSORS
Rotary screw air compressors offer a steady supply of air flow, resulting in a higher output of air than reciprocating air compressors can produce. VMAC rotary screw air compressors are powerful, and air-end capabilities range from 10-30 CFM, 30-70 CFM, and 70-130 CFM. This makes VMAC the best choice for OEMs with demanding applications.

3.       COMPACT
VMAC air compressors are designed to be compact, with the ability to fit into tight spaces. For many OEMs, space is a major challenge, but VMAC’s compact designs conserve space on any platform, and allow for more room to store other tools and equipment.

4.       LIGHTWEIGHT
In addition to being compact, VMAC compressors (air-ends) are lightweight. The lightweight design makes them ideal for mobile applications, and benefits include improved productivity and fuel economy—your bottom line will thank you.

5.       TECHNICAL SUPPORT
OEMs will be pleased to know that VMAC’s technical support team is available to help by phone, email, and online on the VMAC Knowledgebase. Should any challenges arise, the talented and experienced support team will be available to answer your questions, and get you back to work faster.

6.       CUSTOMIZABLE
VMAC rotary screw compressor systems can be designed to your exact specifications, allowing for a completely customizable solution. VMAC’s OEM team will work closely with your design team to ensure your customized air compressor system is exactly what you need for your industrial engine application.

VMAC OEM CUSTOM SOLUTIONS
VMAC custom air compressor solutions provide OEMs with high performing and reliable rotary screw compressors, designed specifically for your unique application. VMAC air compressors (air-ends) produce from 10-130 CFM at 100% duty cycle, and the air compressors are compact, lightweight, and customizable. Each system is backed by a superior technical support team.

Learn more about VMAC OEM, including applications, capabilities, and mounting kits. In addition, you can also browse VMAC air compressor components, including air compressors (air-ends), air oil separator tanks and oil coolers.

Contact the OEM team by calling 1-888-514-6656, or contact the OEM team online.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Transfer Flow - Our Fuel Tank Categories


Transfer Flow manufactures the world's finest fuel tank systems for automotive manufacturers, commercial fleets, and drivers just like you who are looking for a quality solution to provide more fuel capacity and driving range. Visit www.TransferFlow.com for more!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

The all-new 2019 Silverado High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish and body-color accents, plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.

Next-Gen Silverado Revealed at Chevy Truck Centennial Event
All-new 2019 Silverado builds on 100 years of Chevy Truck expertise

DALLAS — The past and future met today with the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado at an event celebrating the first 100 years of Chevy Trucks. Many in attendance were Chevy Truck Legends members, some of the brand’s most passionate owners.

“Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation.

“For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.” 

The 2019 Silverado 1500 is all new from the ground up and leverages Chevrolet’s experience building more than 85 million dependable, long-lasting pickups. It also reflects feedback from more than 7,000 people on what they wanted in their next truck — the most customer research in the company’s history.

The 2019 Silverado’s strong, modern design advances Chevrolet’s history of industry-leading pickup design. It’s a legacy built on decades of experience with models such as the Advance Design trucks of the 1950s and the C/K series of the 1960s. Those trucks set the standard for pickup design in their eras, and currently are some of the most coveted vintage trucks on the market. The next-generation Silverado is poised to change the face of trucks again, with a breakthrough design that is unmistakably Chevrolet.  

The new Silverado also delivers improved capability and performance. For example, a higher-grade alloy is used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight. This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures.  
As no two truck customers are alike, the next-gen Silverado will offer an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features to help customers find their ideal truck.

The new Silverado LT Trailboss is one of eight 2019 Silverado models. It integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift. Unlike aftermarket lift kits, the Trailboss suspension is fully tested, validated and warrantied by Chevrolet.
The 2019 Silverado will make its public debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the first Chevrolet trucks were delivered to customers.


ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Very Sharp GMC 3500 with Harbor Flat Bed Body




Here's a sharp looking GMC 3500 with a Harbor flatbed. Looks great in the daylight and the LED Lights will light this body up at night. The Headboard has CNC or laser cut openings for great visibility with a galvanized solid steel lower section for maximum corrosion protection. The body has a treated wood floor and underbed boxes. This high quality flatbed that will last for years under all kinds of loads and uses

See more creations by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea CA at http://www.htbi.net/, or call them at 800-433-9452.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

When You Don't Need A Heavy Duty Truck - The GM 1/2 Ton Pick-up Box Delete!



The release of this truck to the marketplace in 2015 was a big deal as far as I'm concerned. Whereas in the past, I might have thought, the heavier duty the better just in case you ever need it, I let that go because light duty trucks make great sense in so may ways.

The GMC 1500 (1/2-ton) Box Delete, which isn't a true cab chassis, but you could call it that nonetheless. GM has never had a box off program for 1/2-ton pickups, and now they've taken it to a whole other level by offering this unit.

For general contractors, remodelers, estimators, and a whole lot of other uses could use this truck and enjoy the benefits. Here are just some of the benefits that I see versus the heavier duty 3/4-ton and 1-ton models. One, lower initial cost. Two, lower maintenance costs; such as brakes and tires are smaller and less, and more. Three--and this is a really big deal--it is lower to the ground so it's easier to get in and out of. Four, smaller engine and lighter weight, equals better fuel economy, Five, it looks more like a pickup truck. Six--and this might be the biggest deal--it rides so much smoother than those big trucks do. And, there's more, but those are the big ones that I see.

GM has beefed up the rear axle to help have more capacity and stability too. They didn't just take a 1/2-ton and take the pickup box off. Instead, they gave this some careful thought.

This chassis would be great with a number of different bodies, but we've never really had a 1/2-ton service body combination available before. This one is shown with a Harbor low-pro service body that Harbor has designed specifically for this chassis with some weight saving features.

This unit would be easy to overload, so it is not designed for the riggers of the 3/4-ton heavy duty and 1-ton work loads, but if you only need to carry a few tools, some parts and things and you like a nice ride as well, this combination might be calling your name!

This unit is a GMC that I found at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA. See them at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com. It is also available for the Chevrolet.

--Terry Minion, Commercial Truck Success

Monday, January 8, 2018

Venco Venturo Company Showcase Video


Venco Venturo Industries LLC has created a specialized line of high-caliber cranes and hoists for over 50 years and is known throughout the industry as one of the founding members of the NTEA. Our products are rugged, reliable, made in America, and built to last. Venco Venturo’s quality craftsmanship is backed by straight talk, real expertise, and superior customer service. We offer cranes and hoists for building supply, construction, public works, mining, railroad, oil/gas, propane markets and much more.

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



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

What's on your check list?


Payload efficient -  fully installed, SpitzLift adds less than 100 lbs of payload to the vehicle.

Improves safety - meets EHS requirements
  • User-friendly
  • Increases productivity
  • Up to 1,000 pound load capacity
  •  Lightweight
(619) 713-5061 | www.spitzlift.com

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NEXT-GEN SILVERADO REVEALED AT CHEVY TRUCK CENTENNIAL EVENT

All-new 2019 Silverado builds on 
100 years of Chevy Truck expertise


DALLAS — The past and future met today with the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado at an event celebrating the first 100 years of Chevy Trucks. Many in attendance were Chevy Truck Legends members, some of the brand’s most passionate owners.

“Our owners’ passion for Chevrolet trucks is truly humbling,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet. “Many of our owners depend on their trucks for work and play, personalize their trucks in astonishing ways and pass their loyalty for Chevy Trucks down from generation to generation.

“For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.”

The 2019 Silverado 1500 is all new from the ground up and leverages Chevrolet’s experience building more than 85 million dependable, long-lasting pickups. It also reflects feedback from more than 7,000 people on what they wanted in their next truck — the most customer research in the company’s history.

The 2019 Silverado’s strong, modern design advances Chevrolet’s history of industry-leading pickup design. It’s a legacy built on decades of experience with models such as the Advance Design trucks of the 1950s and the C/K series of the 1960s. Those trucks set the standard for pickup design in their eras, and currently are some of the most coveted vintage trucks on the market. The next-generation Silverado is poised to change the face of trucks again, with a breakthrough design that is unmistakably Chevrolet.

The new Silverado also delivers improved capability and performance. For example, a higher-grade alloy is used in the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight. This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures.

As no two truck customers are alike, the next-gen Silverado will offer an expanded range of models, more engine/transmission combinations and more technology and convenience features to help customers find their ideal truck.

The new Silverado LT Trailboss is one of eight 2019 Silverado models. It integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift. Unlike aftermarket lift kits, the Trailboss suspension is fully tested, validated and warrantied by Chevrolet.
The 2019 Silverado will make its public debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exactly 100 years after the first Chevrolet trucks were delivered to customers.


ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.