Friday, January 31, 2020

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo - May 12-13 - Long Beach, CA


Advanced Clean Transportation Expo

CONFERENCE MAY 11-14, 2020 EXPO MAY 12-13, 2020
LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA


The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation executives looking to gain hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation. ACT Expo features dozens of product debuts and major announcements from the leading OEMs and suppliers, unparalleled networking opportunities with the most influential and progressive leaders in the industry, peer-to-peer learning for progressive fleet operators, and access to the most comprehensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere. Watch a 1-minute video of what you can expect at ACT Expo 2020.


Learn more at: https://www.actexpo.com/

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ford Telematics: The Power of Choice | Ford


Ford Customer Solutions now offers access to unprecedented data and options for fleet managers looking to optimize their business. Ford Telematics™ is a simple, yet powerful tool that delivers manufacturer-grade information, insights, and solutions right to your fingertips. The easy-to-use interface enables you to manage your fleet in real-time and quickly assess where you need to take action.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Highway Products | Warehouse Walkthrough


Highway Products, Inc. was founded in 1980 and we have been fabricating aluminum ever since. We back all of our products with a Lifetime Warranty.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

GREEN TRUCK SUMMIT - Work Truck Show TUESDAY, MARCH 3


Green Truck Summit, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®, features intensive programs on clean energy trends and initiatives for commercial vehicles. The conference brings together government, educators, industry users and innovators to offer insights on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions. Presenters will share how sustainable technologies, alternative fuels and connected vehicles are driving industry evolution. Green Truck Summit Conference & Trade Show Package required.

Learn more at: http://www.worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit

Thursday, January 23, 2020

How to Properly Load a Trailer - CURT


This short video will teach you how to properly load a trailer. The most important thing to consider is how the weight of your cargo is distributed onto your trailer. The ideal distribution is to have 60% of the weight in front of the trailer axle, and 40% behind. Its also very important to make sure your cargo is secured properly. Always practice safe towing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CTech Tool Drawer Manufacturing


CTech Manufacturing is known for being a premium cart, cabinet and drawer provider to all the industries it serves. This video focuses on the lean manufacturing process which allows CTech to produce PREMIUM drawers ready to ship in 10 work days.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

International Trucks NTEA MV Launch Live Video



International Truck 2018 NTEA press conference and MV Series reveal with Michael Cancelliere, President, Truck & Parts and Jeff Sass, SVP, Sales & Marketing.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Venturo Crane Selector Web Tool Pairs Vehicles with Cranes


Venturo® has released a new finder on its website to keep job sites equipped with the proper service cranes. The brand-new Crane Selector utilizes gross vehicle weight, necessary boom length and maximum load capacity to pair vehicles with the most suitable Venturo product.
Venturo cranes are designed for an array of light, moderate and heavy-duty applications, and matching vehicles with the right equipment to meet job requirements improves efficiency and safety on the job site. The innovative Crane Selector is a simple, effective tool to provide operators with the proper crane package.
Each crane, and crane line, is designed for a set of specific uses. Selecting the appropriate crane is an integral step toward more efficient operations and a safer job site. No piece of equipment, even the ideal crane, is 100% foolproof, but an improper product will at best limit performance and at worst endanger workers. The Crane Selector takes some guesswork out of the equation.
This new offering from Venturo joins Venturo Logic Controls™ (VLC) as another recent innovation from the crane manufacturer. The VLC™ Crane Control Management System brings safety, control and reliability to the company’s fully-hydraulic service cranes. This system offers safe, comfortable and smart crane operations by utilizing features like overload protection, a pistol-grip controller and visible safety alerts.
From dependable equipment to state-of-the-art technology, Venturo is ahead of the curve when it comes to safe, effective crane solutions. Try the new Crane Selector tool at www.venturo.com/support/crane-selector. For more information on electric, hydraulic and additional crane options from Venturo, visit www.venturo.com or call 800-226-2238.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

VMAC Hydraulic Driven Air Compressors


VMAC’s Hydraulic Driven air compressor is the best choice for customers looking for a compact, powerful and lightweight hydraulic deck-mount air compressor that can operate in any climate.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Test Drive: Driving the FTR, Isuzu's Biggest Truck

The Isuzu FTR holds true to the company's vehicle design philosophy with an emphasis on safety, maneuverability and fuel economy. - Photo: Jack Roberts
Around the world, Isuzu Motors sells a range of commercial trucks, ranging from light- to heavy-duty models. In North America, however, the Japanese OEM focused for many years exclusively on providing midrange Class 3 to 5 medium-duty trucks.
But in 2017, that dynamic changed when the company launched its Class 6 FTR model — a 25,950-pound GVWR cabover optimized for urban and regional applications — in the U.S. And on a clear day in mid-November, I got to climb up into the cab and take a shining new FTR out on the road to see for myself how Isuzu is approaching the heavier end of the medium-duty market here.
For starters, the FTR is by no means a departure from Isuzu’s long-standing and highly successful formula for short-wheelbase cabover trucks.
 At first approach, the FTR appears massive compared to other Isuzu models I’ve driven in the past. But, scale aside, the truck also seems intimately familiar. All the design cues I’ve come to expect from Isuzu are present, from the panoramic front windshield, outstanding agility in tight surroundings, simple and intuitive switches, knobs and controls, crisp, easy-to-read instrumentation and gauges, and work-focused cab interior ergonomics.
More to the point, the FTR retains Isuzu’s proven low-cab-forward design developed for city driving, which boasts a combination of maneuverability and visibility. My demo model featured the standard, four-cylinder, Isuzu 5.2L 4HK1-TC turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to a North American-exclusive Allison automatic transmission, the powertrain puts out 215 hp and 520 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. The truck was fitted with an 18-foot Morgan refrigerated body and a Thermo King T680R-50 reefer unit, making the truck suitable for urban and short-haul refrigerated food transport.
Source: Work Truck Magazine

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 FORD SUPER DUTY CHASSIS CABS ARE READY TO SERVE WITH BEST-IN-CLASS CAPABILITY


  • Super Duty Chassis Cab delivers major performance with an all-new big block 7.3-liter V8 providing 350 horsepower and best-in-class gas torque of 468 ft.-lbs.
  • Built for heavy upfit equipment and industry demands, Super Duty Chassis Cab dominates with best-in-class maximum payload of 12,750 pounds
  • Third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 hammers out 330 horsepower and 825 ft.-lbs. of torque
DEARBORN, Mich., December 19, 2019 – The 2020 line-up of Super Duty chassis cabs is built even more capable, powerful, and work-ready featuring an available all-new 7.3-liter V8, all-new 10-speed TorqShift® transmission, available third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 diesel engine and a 6.2-liter gas V8, all offered up to give customers the power of choice when the toughest jobs in the harshest conditions require maximum performance.

The all-new available 7.3-liter V8 is the biggest displacement gas engine in the class and delivers dyno-certified 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and best-in-class 468 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,900 rpm all in a compact, versatile engine designed with commercial durability in mind.

“We don’t operate in a vacuum in Ford commercial trucks, we talk to the customers, dealers and upfitters who know how hard our trucks are worked,” said Nathan Oscarson, commercial truck marketing manager, “That kind of real-world feedback helps us engineer the level of commercial trucks that the industry demands.”

Maximum grunt comes from the available 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 offering dyno-certified 330 horsepower at 2,600 rpm and 825 ft.-lbs. of torque at just 1,600 rpm – and improvement of 75 ft.-lbs versus the previous model year. An all-new heavy-duty 10-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission is standard across all engine offerings with available live drive power takeoff. This new 10-bolt power take off provision is capable of a best-in-class maximum 300 ft.-lbs. of stationary torque and comes standard on diesel-equipped models.

“From the 6.2 V8 to the 7.3L V8 to the heavy duty 10-speed, these powertrains are always in the sweet spot of the power band for maximum efficiency and capability in towing and hauling,” said Greg Stout, heavy duty drivetrain manager.

F-series Super Duty Chassis Cab models include business-critical capability like best-in-class maximum payload of 12,750 lbs. which lets customers mount everything from utility bodies to boom cranes. Vocational customization is simplified with available programmable upfitter interface module and drivers appreciate functionality like available flat under seat storage.

Ford Super Duty Chassis Cabs are #1 in commercial truck class 2-5 registrations with 65.6 percent total share of the U.S market*, proving that when the power goes out, when fires must be fought or when bridges need building- it’s dedicated tradesmen in Ford Super Duty Chassis Cabs who come to the rescue.

New Ford Telematics™ and Data Services are available to help commercial customers operate their fleets more efficiently. Ford Telematics enables fleet managers to improve asset utilization, optimize running costs, protect their vehicles and encourage better driver behavior. This advanced technology is enabled in the Super Duty lineup by the inclusion of standard FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices which keep the truck, drivers and crews connected at all times. Those uptime gains from smart technology continue with Pre-Collision Assist with Automated Emergency Braking and Audible Lane Departure Warning, which can help operators avoid or mitigate collisions.
Super Duty Chassis cab models are available to purchase today. For customers who need additional payload or need to mount heavier upfits but don’t want to move into a larger truck, the all-new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is just the right fit between F-550 and F-650 and will be available for order later in 2020.

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* Based on IHS Markit January 2019-August 2019 US TIPNet Registrations excluding registrations to individuals

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 191,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com



Sunday, January 5, 2020

Attend the 2020 Work Truck Show - Indianapolis



NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST WORK TRUCK EVENT

Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment from 530 exhibitors on a Show floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes a robust educational conference with industry-specific training and opportunities to engage the commercial vehicle community at special events. Learn more about the last 20 years of The Work Truck Show.


MARCH 3–6, 2020

Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sessions begin March 3 | Exhibit hall open March 4–6
Learn more - Register at: http://www.worktruckshow.com/

Friday, January 3, 2020

Premier Aluminum Racks – We’ve Got Your Back!

Premier Built Aluminum Platform Racks - Strong but Lighter 
than Traditional Steel Platform Racks



When you try to lift a steel rack off or replace it on your platform, you may be inducing unnecessary strain into your back muscles and risking serious back injury. Premier Racks are built with heavy gauge extruded aluminum slats. The posts are thick aluminum channel, this makes for a significantly lighter rack section and makes it much easier to move the sections when necessary. In fact, the typical Premier section weighs 34% less than a steel rack section. That’s 27 pounds or 12 pounds lighter than a steel section.

Read what OSHA says about lifting heavy objects here:


We also offer the “Swing Out” version of the front most rack on each side. This allows you to lift the aluminum rack just a bit, enough distance to disengage the vertical posts from the side pockets and swing it out and forward. This leaves you with access to load and unload large, heavy objects from the side and up close to the cab where it rides well and can be secured against the headboard.

Learn more about Premier Truck Bodies at PremierTruckBodies.com. Contact us at sales@premiertrucksfl.com or ask for Truck Body Sales at 941-729-8196.