Saturday, May 30, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Make more money and Save Time with UNDERHOOD™ 70 air compressor



Looking for new ways to save time and make more money in tire service business? Find the secret industry leaders have known for years: the UNDERHOOD™ air compressor systems helps you get to more jobs every day and reduces your average job time by 10 minutes.

Time is money and the UNDERHOOD™ 70 air compressor system gets you more of both.

http://www.vmacair.com/tires/

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

CURT's culture is built on change - CURT Towing Products


"CURT's culture is built on change. Our motto is: the only constant is change. This allows for continuous innovation and continuous improvement in our products and services. That's what makes this company different."

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

FORD RESUMES U.S. PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS


Ford started resuming production and operations in the United States Monday. The company has implemented robust safety and care measures globally to help support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce, including health assessment measures, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing.

 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 190,000 people worldwide.

For more mation regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Premier Work Truck Bodies – BIG and Small



Big or Small – We Build Them All!  

Steel or Aluminum, Flatbeds, Dumps, Standard or Custom. If you have a need for a work truck body, we can build it for any* chassis, Pickup Bed Removal / Replacement, 1 Ton, Medium Duty and up to a Heavy-Duty Chassis.

Premier Truck Center works with customers to design and build bodies that will work for them.Many times it will be a standard body with a few options, Other times it might be a complete custom body for a specific application.

Often, we find that a contractor has ideas for a body that will make their job easier and more efficient. They may have been thinking about it for many years but have been unable to find exactly what they want.

Visit our website at: premiertruckbodies.com

We want to hear from you. Contact us by phone or email, we are here to listen.

Premier Truck Center
1313 17th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: 941-729-8196



*Chassis must be qualified for the specific body being mounted.

Friday, May 15, 2020

GM plans to resume production May 18 at 'majority' of N.A. operations

GM

DETROIT -- General Motors said it is planning to resume production at the majority of its North American plants on May 18 as it prepares operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Considerable planning is under way to restart operations in North America," the automaker said in its first-quarter report released Wednesday. "Based on conversations and collaboration with unions and government officials, GM is targeting to restart the majority of manufacturing operations on May 18 in the U.S. and Canada under extensive safety measures."

The alert to workers came after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday announced plans to resume production at most U.S. plants the week of May 18.

In a statement Tuesday, the UAW did not oppose FCA's target restart date.

"As for the start date, the companies contractually make that decision and we all knew this day would come," UAW President Rory Gamble said in the statement. "Our UAW focus and role is and will continue to be, on health and safety protocols to protect our members."

GM last week created a health and safety manual to instruct team leaders on the company's new safety protocol.

"In these uncertain times, we must focus on controlling what we can, and we will continue to take the appropriate actions. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are ready to adapt and make any changes to policy in accordance with relevant health and safety protocols issued by authorities," CEO Mary Barra and Jim Glynn, vice president of global workplace safety, said in the 48-page guide.

Source: DETROIT -- General Motors said it is planning to resume production at the majority of its North American plants on May 18 as it prepares operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Considerable planning is under way to restart operations in North America," the automaker said in its first-quarter report released Wednesday. "Based on conversations and collaboration with unions and government officials, GM is targeting to restart the majority of manufacturing operations on May 18 in the U.S. and Canada under extensive safety measures."

The alert to workers came after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday announced plans to resume production at most U.S. plants the week of May 18.

In a statement Tuesday, the UAW did not oppose FCA's target restart date.

"As for the start date, the companies contractually make that decision and we all knew this day would come," UAW President Rory Gamble said in the statement. "Our UAW focus and role is and will continue to be, on health and safety protocols to protect our members."

GM last week created a health and safety manual to instruct team leaders on the company's new safety protocol.

"In these uncertain times, we must focus on controlling what we can, and we will continue to take the appropriate actions. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are ready to adapt and make any changes to policy in accordance with relevant health and safety protocols issued by authorities," CEO Mary Barra and Jim Glynn, vice president of global workplace safety, said in the 48-page guide.

SOURCE: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-plans-resume-production-may-18-majority-na-operations?

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WARNER BODIES - Quality/Warranty




For over 75 years, Warner Bodies has been delivering the highest performing, longest lasting and precisely manufactured utility truck bodies, fire and rescue vehicles and custom trucks to a variety of industries throughout the United States.  Our first priority as a modern American manufacturer is to deliver a product to the market, guaranteed to last and reliably perform. Quality is the driver of what Warner Bodies does- day in and day out. We continuously strive to build the best available truck bodies in the country and work to give customers a competitive advantage through products on which they can rely- regardless of work environment or conditions.

Warner Bodies stands behind every body we build- whether 100 for a municipality or 1 for a small business owner. When you choose to purchase a Warner Bodies product, you are receiving 75 years of industry leading expertise, a commitment to utilizing the highest quality components and materials in every build and a value driven brand.

Learn more at: www.warnerbodies.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Ford Telematics™ and Ford Data Services: The Power of Choice | Ford Commercial Solutions | Ford


Ford Commercial Solutions provides the focused, as well as relevant telematics and data tools fleets need to optimize, adapt and become operationally efficient. We blend Ford technical expertise with a hands-on understanding of real-world challenges to give our customers a partner they can depend on. Watch to see how Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services™ can work for you. The Power of Choice. Learn more about Ford Commercial Solutions here: http://commercialsolutions.ford.com

Sunday, May 10, 2020

FORD TO BEGIN PHASED PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS RESTART IN NORTH AMERICA MAY 18 WITH ENHANCED SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Ford is planning to resume production and operations in North America beginning May 18, taking a phased approach
  • Ford will also begin returning some team members whose jobs cannot be done remotely such as vehicle testing and design, to work beginning May 18, including approximately 12,000 personnel in North America
  • Ford parts distribution centers will resume full operations in North America on May 11 to support Ford dealers in providing service to keep vehicles on the road 
  • Robust safety and care measures have been implemented globally to support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce with health assessment measures, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing
Dearborn, Mich., May 7, 2020 – Ford is targeting a phased restart for its North America operations beginning May 18, including restarting vehicle production in North America and bringing back the first wave of employees that are not able to do their jobs remotely.

“We’ve been working intently with state and federal governments, our union partners and a cross-section of our workforce to reopen our North American facilities,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer. “We have reopened our facilities in China, successfully begun our phased restart in Europe and have been producing medical equipment in Michigan for more than six weeks and are using the lessons from all of that to ensure we are taking the right precautions to help keep our workforce here safe.”

In this phased restart, Ford’s North American parts depots will resume full operations on Monday, May 11. On May 18, Ford’s North American assembly plants previously operating on three-shift patterns will return with two-shifts, most two-shift plants will return on one shift and most one-shift plants will operate on one shift. Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich. and Oakville Assembly Complex in Oakville, Ont., are expected to resume production the week of May 25 on one shift. Components plants will restart production as needed to support this plan.

The ramp-up process will be gradual as workers adjust to the new health and safety protocols and the entire supply chain comes up to speed.

“We’ve developed these safety protocols in coordination with our union partners, especially the UAW, and we all know it will take time to adjust to them,” said Gary Johnson, Ford’s Chief Manufacturing and Labor Officer. “We are in this together and plan to return to our normal operating patterns as soon as we are confident the system is ready to support.”

Ford is implementing a staggered approach to bring back approximately 12,000 “location-dependent” employees who are not able to do their jobs remotely, encompassing functions including product development, IT, facilities management and more. The staggered approach allows Ford to effectively implement new safety protocols and provide proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for all employees as they return to work.

To guide the workforce with the new health and safety protocols, Ford has compiled a comprehensive Manufacturing Return to Work Playbook to help protect its workforce, assembled using best practices and input from experts around the world. Some of the safety protocols include:

Daily online employee and visitor health self-certifications completed before work every day. Employees or visitors who indicate they may have symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus will be told not to come to Ford facilities.

No-touch temperature scans upon arrival – anyone with a raised temperature will not be permitted to enter and will need to be cleared of symptoms before returning to work.

Required face masks for everyone entering a Ford facility. Every Ford team member will be provided a care kit including face masks and other items to help keep them healthy and comfortable at work.
Safety glasses with side shields or face shields will be required when jobs don’t allow for social distancing.

There will be more time between production shifts to limit interaction between employees and allow for additional cleaning.

Ford is producing face masks at Van Dyke Transmission Plant for use at its facilities across North America and face shields at its Troy Design & Manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Mich. Company-provided face masks will be required for anyone working at a Ford site, in line with the company’s global protocols, while safety glasses or face shields will be required in some instances. By producing face masks and face shields, Ford is helping reduce demand on stretched supply chains for personal protection equipment also needed by medical services and other industries. 

Employees able to do their jobs remotely will continue to do so until advised otherwise.


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 190,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Premiers Aluminum Dump Body - Strong, Less Weight More Payload!




Standard Features:
·        3/16”" Thick One Piece Floor, Sides and Gates *
·        Fully Welded Channel Reinforced Headboard
·        3" Deep (Structural) Channel Cross-Members
·        Structural Long-Sills                                       
·        Electric over Hydraulic Hoist                                     
·        Manual Tarp Roller                                        
·        Folding Step                                       
·        LED Body Lights        
·        ICC Bumper                                       
·        Automotive Wiring Harness    (NEW)            

·        OPTIONAL FEATURES:
·        Frame Mounted Receiver Hitch with 7-Way Socket
·        Electric Tarp Roll
·        Underbody Tool-Boxes
·        Side Door 

PREMIER TRUCK BODIES                                                                               
Manufactured and Sold by:
PREMIER TRUCK CENTER, LLC -
1313 17th Street East -
Palmetto, FL 34221

       (941) 729-8196                                                                  sales@premiertrucksfl.com

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Behind the Scenes at Isuzu Truck


Ever wondered what an Isuzu truck looks like when it enters and exits the production line? Here's a short video showing the engineering process from start to finish at the Isuzu truck production plant.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Premier Builds Custom Bodies - Concrete Body


Premier Truck builds custom bodies to fit the customers needs. Two of these concrete trucks were built for Manatee County Florida . They use these trucks to do minor concrete repairs to sidewalks and bus stops throughout the county. They haul brick, sand, concrete bags and 250 gallons of water.

Here are just a few of the customers, industries we serve:

  • Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Concrete
  • Mechanical – Plumbing - HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Sheetrock
  • Roofing
  • Construction Supply
  • Building Maintenance
  • Fire Suppression
  • Road Construction
  • Municipal
  • Emergency Agencies
  • Landscaping
  • Tree Service
  • Cable – Internet Cos.

No matter what business you are in, if you need a work truck; we can build it. Even if your existing truck is not meeting your needs, we can make it work for you. We can modify your body and provide the equipment and accessories that will help make your work easier every day.

Premier Truck Center
1313 17th St East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Contact us at: sales@premiertrucksfl.com

Phone: 941-729-8196








Friday, May 1, 2020

Van Equipment to Increase your Time Savings at Work


Best Van Equipment for Time Savings at Work

Time savings is a large part of a successful business. Keeping on track and on time is key to increasing your sales and overall gross profit. On a daily basis, there are simple things that can help you and your employees stay on track. Creating prioritized task lists for example, helps give perspective on what needs to be accomplished during the course of a day.

However, it’s also important to ensure you have the correct tools for time savings. Whether you’re a fleet owner or a sole proprietor with one van, it’s important to ensure the van equipment you have is going to help you save a couple extra minutes of your day.  Below is a list of van equipment designed for company time savings:

Rear Access Partition
Increase time savings by accessing your cargo space directly from your cab, with a walk-through partition. These partitions still offer you the safety you need while on the road, but also eliminates the need for you to exit your vehicle to access your cargo.

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Drop-Down Ladder Rack
Load and unload your ladder in under a minute with our Max Rack. With a single stage drop, the Max Rack lowers your ladder down to eye level, eliminating the struggle of trying to load and unload your ladder from the top of a high roof, multiple times a day. It’s an incredible time savings option and also a much safer option for your employees.

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Fold-Away Shelving
Are you looking for van equipment for delivery? If so, fold-away shelving is the quickest and most efficient way to deliver cargo of any volume. The flexible shelves can be folded up or down in multiple configurations to accommodate whatever size packages you may be carrying.

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Partskeepers
Keep your small parts organized and reduce the time spent searching for them. Partskeepers allow for small tools to be stored neatly in an easily accessible spot, with divided compartments to keep each piece separate. The partskeeper cases can also be brought directly onto the jobsite to eliminate trips back and forth to the van and increase time savings.

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LED Lighting
Don’t waste time searching through your dark cargo van for the tools you need – light up your cargo area with LED light strips. These small, inexpensive pieces of van equipment are actually a surprising time saver, especially in winter when the days get darker a lot faster.

Learn more

These are just some of the van equipment products that were designed to keep you organized and help save time on this job. Like we mentioned before, time savings is key to increasing profit. In fact, we’d like to prove it to you! Check out our times saving calculator to get an idea of the annual gain that comes with saving a few moments everyday.