Friday, July 23, 2021

Top Car-Washing Strategies | Consumer Reports


Washing a car is pretty straight-forward, right? Consumer Reports’ expert reveals the top tips for keeping your ride sparkling clean.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tire Blow Out Reaction Tips


Tires are the most important part of your vehicle and unexpected blows outs happen almost everyday! Watch this video to find out the two key steps to keep you safe in the event of a tire blow out.

Monday, July 19, 2021

GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP | Validating Ultium | GMC


Powering a revolutionary supertruck takes revolutionary technology. See how the groundbreaking Ultium battery system powering the GMC HUMMER EV was tested and validated --in the lab and on the track.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

ShockDrop™ Technology | Comfortable, Controlled, Confident Towing


ShockDrop™ technology is a cushion hitch system designed to enhance your comfort, control and confidence when towing a trailer. It is comprised of an innovative, flexible polyurethane isolator that dynamically adapts to bumps, potholes and uneven surfaces on the road. It suppresses rattling, vibrations, jerking and jarring at the coupling point to provide you with a superior towing experience.

ShockDrop™ technology is engineered to be the next generation of towing products, offering valuable benefits for professionals and enthusiasts alike. ShockDrop™ is integrated into a growing line of CURT products, enabling a variety of lifestyles for a more enjoyable towing experience.

ShockDrop™ provides enhanced control in your driving by counteracting the effects of uneven roads. It also helps increase the driver’s control over the vehicle in events of sudden braking and combats the tendency for undesirable trailer sway. ShockDrop™ technology is also a benefit to the life of your vehicle and towing equipment. The cushion isolator reduces the strain of towing on your vehicle’s brakes and suspension system to promote longevity. Compared to other cushion hitch solutions, ShockDrop™ is lighter-weight, putting less stress on your receiver hitch.

For maximum confidence, ShockDrop™ technology is engineered for simplicity. Each product is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. The cushion isolator is thoroughly tested for thousands of cycles, and it won’t wear out like competitive solutions that use an airbag or bearings.

Learn more at: https://www.curtmfg.com/shockdrop

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cargo Glide Packout Video


Loading and unloading of your tools and materials has never been easier. Say goodbye to the aggravation of a normal truck bed. Get your CargoGlide setup today!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

CTech Work Truck Cabinets and Drawers


A big day for CTech as we participate in our first-ever virtual conference with the 15th Annual North American Caterpillar Dealers Procurement/Fleet Group. We've been hard at work gathering and editing footage for a feature-length commercial to show during the conference.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

We Spec the Body, You Choose the Chassis


(DoveTail Landscaper Body) 

Whether you are a Landscape Contractor, or a Plumber, an Electrician,  Carpenter, Painter or Jack of all trades, we have a truck for you. We build our own bodies here in Palmetto and as well we are a distributor for many other work truck body manufacturers.

So if you need a work truck, we can help you. If you have a chassis in need of a body, we can help you. If you do not have a chassis, we can help you. We have used trucks in stock, We have chassis in stock just waiting to mount your body.

Learn more at premiertruckbodies.com

Contact us at sales@premiertrucksfl.com or ask for Truck Body Sales at 941-729-8196.



Friday, July 9, 2021

Ranger Design Max Rack 2.0 Drop Down Ladder Rack


The Ranger Design Max Rack 2.0 drop-down ladder rack is designed for high roof cargo vans. Perfect for the Ford Transit, Sprinter, Promaster, and NV. It is TOUGH - Made of military-grade aluminum and stainless steel components. There will be no corrosion over the lifetime of the rack. It is SAFE - Easy access from the ground. It has a lower profile on the roof. It is SIMPLE to use - Single-stage operation for fast loading and unloading of ladders on high roof vans.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Pro Power Onboard | Ford How-To | Ford


This easy-to-follow video will show you how to use Pro Power Onboard,* which you may have on your Ford vehicle, to provide electrical power to certain power tools and electronic devices. *See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions. Learn more about being a Ford owner here: https://ford.to/3juU0Q8

Monday, July 5, 2021

Ford Transit AWD Overland Review


We test the Ford Transit AWD on our test track, including steep climbs and descents, cross-axle terrain, and embedded rock. This vehicle relies heavily on the traction control system for forward progress. While not an off-roader, it is certainly ready for vanlife travel around the world!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

GMC Wants You to #WorkFromAnywhere | GMC


Ready to ditch the work from home life? GMC is here to help. Connect to the available in-vehicle Wi-Fi* in select GMC vehicles to take your office on the road and enjoy some much-needed freedom. Beginning June 24th, visit https://www.gmc.com/workfromanywhere
for information on how a limited number of current eligible customers can register for 30 days of complimentary in-vehicle data**, and to enter for your chance to win*** a new GMC Sierra AT4.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 


With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Read more, Pickup Trucks.com:  https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

By Brian Normile

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Exceptional Capability | 2021 Ram Chassis Cab


With exceptional capability, outstanding towing and hauling, and impressive versatility the Ram Chassis Cab is ready for the toughest jobs. See the features and specs that make up the new 2021 Ram Chassis Cab: https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-chassis..

Friday, June 25, 2021

When to Replace Your Tires | Consumer Reports


The lifespan of a tire can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The experts at CR show you how to check your tires so you’ll know exactly when to replace them. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org
for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Link Ramps LB20 Bifold Aluminum Ramp


Link has put a new twist on aluminum ramps. Our swivel ramp offers unmatched flexibility for loading and unloading any sized cargo, with 180-degree rotation and two storage locations. Order one today: www.linkmfg.com/products/ramps/​

Monday, June 21, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 

By Brian Normile

Source: pickuptrucks.com

With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Related: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s Electric Pickup, Strikes May 19

Various statistics have not yet been provided or finalized, but the numbers provided by Ford paint a picture of a fairly capable pickup with a few tricks up its sleeve — but also one that may not meet all of the traditional pickup truck benchmarks.

Learn more here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ranger Design Lockers & Workbenches for Commercial Vans


The Ranger Design locker for secure cargo van storage has the space needed to store your tools and your valuables. The lockers can be mounted inside the rear of the van to provide easy access to your most valuable supplies. The lockable storage units have a hook inside that gives a tidy place to hang work clothes while providing a private compartement to store personnal belongings. It comes with a 10 year limited warranty. The Ranger Design heavy duty van workbench with a high quality wood surface is great for tradesmen who work in their van. It is perfect for filling out paperwork, counting parts or doing any other task that requires a flat surface. Options include built-in shelves and drawer cabinets, and lockable storage. Comes with a 10 year warranty. https://rangerdesign.com/

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Norstar's SD Truck Bed


Our SD truck bed is our best selling model and in this video we show you exactly why. 
 The Norstar SD Service bed is perfect for the tradesman. Our Service Bed offers multiple standard tool boxes and many options for your on the go needs. 

This bed comes with 2 vertical cabinets, 2 angled boxes, 2 top boxes, and 2 rear underbody boxes plus a bonus locking rear shovel compartment for tons of storage. Multiple option choices allow you to build this bed to your industry. 
  • All doors are gas shock equipped and locking paddle latches are standard as well as a serviceable, tamper-resistant integrated door hinge system – new for 2020. 
  • Our 2.5” receiver allows you to add a hitch for bumper pull cargo and a 2 5/16” gooseneck ball is standard in case you are hauling a heavyweight. 
  • Our receivers are lab tested and certified for 18,500 lbs bumper capacity and 30,000 lbs gooseneck capacity. 
  • Standard adjustable galvanized tool trays with available cabinet tool drawers can add the finishing touch if you have a lot of parts or tools for your work load. Dual LED rear work lights and cast aluminum light housings as well as tail gate are standard features on the SD. 
These beds are a perfect complement for any single or dual wheel work truck with smooth 12 gauge sides, 11 gauge bumper and gloss black powder coating.


Learn about more flatbed products at Premier Truck Center here: https://premiertruckbodies.com/truck-bodies/flatbed-stakebed-bodies/

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Chisholm Dump Bodies by OX Bodies:


  




Premier Truck Center is furnishing and installing 30 units of the Chisholm 18 foot, 19 cubic yard Dump Bodies for one construction company.

This company chose OX Bodies as the best body for their work and Premier Truck Center as the best qualified installation center around.

Extreme ruggedness is engineered into the Ox Chisholm Body for the expected punishing loads that stop other dump bodies in their tracks. Named out of respect for the grueling conditions faced in cattle drives on The Chisholm Trail years ago just seemed fitting. Rugged terrain, extreme conditions on a continuous basis in any climate and for multiple applications. Our intent couldn't be clearer:

 Designed for survival in unforgiving environments. Rugged, Dependable, Ox.

SPECS:

·    Square bottom dump body design

·    Lengths of 14'-21'

·    Width (ID/OD) 85"/96"

·    Side Heights 24"- 72"

·    Capacities of 7.3 to 33.1 cubic yards

  • AR450 Abrasive Resistant Steel on the interior Floor, Side Walls, Front Wall and Tailgate.
  • Ideal for demolition, riprap, asphalt, salt, sand-to-large aggregates, spreading materials, on and off-road applications.
  • Cabshield Style: NARROW and CENTERED, 65 inches wide, 18 inches high.

·        Hoist Model: 74157

·        Frame Style: CROSSMEMBERLESS 2x8 RT

·        Front Style: STRAIGHT

·        Rear Style: STRAIGHT

·        Front Height: 56 in

·        Side Height Front: 48 in

·        Side Height Rear: 48 in

·        Rear Height: 50 in

·        Tarp Style: MOUNTAIN

·        Tailgate Type: STANDARD

·        Tailgate Bracing Style: 1 HORIZONTAL

 

·        Body Style: OX Body - CHISHOLM

·       Body ID: 85

·       Body Length: 18'

·       Front Cylinder – FEE Alpha Series with double eye

·       Frame Style: CROSSMEMBERLESS 2x8 RT

·       Front Style: STRAIGHT

·       Rear Style: STRAIGHT

·       Front Height: 56

·       Side Height Front: 48

·       Side Height Rear: 48

·       Rear Height: 50

·       Side Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Front Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Tailgate Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Floor Material: PLATE-1/4-AR450

·       Cabshield Style: NARROW and CENTERED

·       Cabshield Projection: 18

·       Cabshield Width: 65

·       Tarp Style: MOUNTAIN - Electric

·       Tailgate Type: STANDARD

·       Tailgate Bracing Style: 1 HORIZONTAL

·       Horizontal Side Brace: NO

·       Side Top Rail Style: 4x4x.250 DIAMOND

·       Drivers side ladder

·       Shovel holder, drivers side front

·       Electric tarp system

·       Frame mount PH30 pintle hook with B50 D-rings

·       Exhaust stack extension

·       35Gal side mount tank, aluminum

·       HOIST KIT 74157 DISTRIBUTOR PACKAGE

·       REAR HINGE FLAP/PIN

·       CTRL TOWER AS/CS MT

·       BODY DISTRIBUTOR GRVL GUARDS & BRCKT 30"

·       AIR CYLINDER KIT

Big or SmallWe do it all! From Big Truck Bodies for Heavy Duty Truck Chassis to Light Duty type work truck bodies and van interiors, we do it all right here in Palmetto, Florida.

Learn more ABOUT Premier Truck Bodies at http://www.premiertruckbodies.com

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies. Visit www.tommygate.com/TKL for more information.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Maximum Maneuverability Landscape/Debris Body




Here's a great example of a 14' Landscape Dump Body, which can also be used as a Debris Body with 48" steel sides that are half solid and half steel mesh with swing-away rear barn-style doors, tarp, and receiver. The best part of this particular rig is the maneuverability of this truck. It is mounted on an Isuzu Tilt-Cab or often called a Low Cab Forward chassis that only has a 132" wheelbase. That is about the same as a pickup truck with an 8' bed. This truck will get in and out of places other units would struggle with and will run circles around other trucks with a 14' truck bed.

Call Premier Truck Center to find out more about a truck body that will make your job easier and more efficient. We fabricate our own flatbed products. Call us at (941) 729-8196 or visit us on the web at http://www.premiertruckcenterllc.com/

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

A GUIDE TO DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSORS



WHAT IS A DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR?

A diesel rotary screw air compressor is an air compressor fueled by diesel that uses rotors to compress air. Diesel air compressors allow operators to generate compressed air on demand for powering tools and equipment.

Learn more at: https://www.vmacair.com/product/diesel-driven-air-compressors/


Friday, June 4, 2021

Warner Service Bodies at Premier Truck Center

World continents

For over 75 years Warner Bodies has been the industry leader in building the toughest, most versatile utility bodies in the United States. Warner Bodies utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to go beyond the cookie-cutter approach to manufacturing. It is the pride of true craftsmen that adds the fit, finish, the quality and value—making Warner Bodies the best service bodies in America. 

We know that keeping your trucks and equipment organized on and between job sites is essential to your day-to-day productivity as well as the bottom line. That is why Warner offers multiple styles, with the widest selection of features and options available anywhere. Whether you need only one, or 101, we can custom build any of our service bodies to meet your specific requirements, and we back all of our service bodies with an exclusive five-year warranty. Warner Bodies builds them tough, to keep you working.

Learn more about Warner bodies and Premier Truck Center at:  https://premiertruckbodies.com/

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Fleet Connectivity Tools | Ford Commercial Solutions | Ford


At Ford, we offer much more than hardworking vehicles. With Ford Commercial Solutions,* you can manage them like never before, all while helping reduce downtime and maximizing uptime. Our ever-expanding toolbox of integrated solutions includes Ford Telematics,™ Ford Telematics Drive app, Ford Data Services,™ In-Vehicle Coaching and WEX Fleet Fuel Cards. 

 *Available on vehicles with embedded modem or equipped with plug-in device (PID). Requires modem activation. Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services are subscription services subject to agreement to FSM terms and conditions. Subscription subject to monthly charge. Subject to OFAC and credit check for subscription eligibility. Connected service and features, and access to vehicle data depend on subscription and compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. 

 Learn more about Ford Commercial Solutions here: https://ford.to/3twls2f

Monday, May 31, 2021

Finding the Correct BOLT Lock


Find the right BOLT Lock for your vehicle. Simply select a Chevy, Ram, Jeep, Ford, Toyota or Nissan compatible lock and on the first use the BOLT Lock permanently learns your key.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

NEW ‘FORD PRO’ VEHICLE SERVICES AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS REDEFINING TRANSPORTATION VALUE FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

 

  • Separate within Ford and unique among automakers, Ford Pro will deliver new levels of productivity for business and government customers via work-ready products and services
  • Will leverage technology from the ground to the cloud to help improve uptime, total cost of ownership and performance of fleets with electrified or combustion vehicles
  • To be led by Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, who’s headed Ford’s North America commercial business and earlier was leader of Ford’s Team Edison electric-vehicle development group
DEARBORN, Mich., May 26, 2021 – Ford, which already helps commercial customers “own work” with the world’s most popular pickup trucks and vans, now plans to redefine success for those customers with Ford Pro – a global vehicle services and distribution business that will increase uptime and reduce ownership costs, leading to higher productivity and performance.

The new business – separate within Ford and the first of its kind among automakers – is a major outcome of the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation, which is based on building enduring, always-on customer relationships.

“Ford Pro will redefine the market for commercial vehicles and services, where Ford is already the leader around the world,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley.  “We’re creating a one-stop shop to help those customers increase uptime and productivity while reducing complexity and the total cost of ownership.”

A foundational strength of Ford Pro is the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible range of F-Series and Ranger trucks, as well as Transit, the world’s best-selling cargo van – and seamless upfitting of all of them.  Soon, Ford will start making high-volume electric vehicles, including the E-Transit later this year and the F-150 Lightning Pro in mid-2022, which Ford Pro will pair with commercially focused charging solutions.

In addition to expected benefits for customers, Ford Pro’s ambitions for itself are significant.  The company anticipates its growing capabilities and appeal to generate $45 billion in revenue from hardware and adjacent and new services by 2025 – up from $27 billion in 2019.  In North America, Ford’s share of Class 1 through Class 7 full-size trucks and vans today exceeds 40%.  In Europe, Ford has been the leading commercial vehicle brand for six consecutive years.

Farley said Ford Pro will be led by Ted Cannis as CEO.  Cannis will collaborate with Hans Schep, general manager  of Commercial Vehicles for Ford of Europe, and other regional leaders.  Cannis currently heads Ford’s North America CV business and previously was leader of the Team Edison electric-vehicle development group.

Redefining, Unlocking Commercial Customer Value

Ford Pro, which will implement new services in phases, is aimed squarely at helping commercial customers work better, with productive, durable and smart vehicles and connected services.

Ford today has trusted relationships with nearly 125,000 commercial and government fleet customers in North America and thousands more in Europe and elsewhere.  Ford Pro is designed to even more rapidly and cost-effectively anticipate and address their needs and those of new customers.

“We’re going to give commercial customers even more reasons to choose and rely on Ford,” said Cannis.  “Our team understands that when customers win, we win, so we’re completely focused on unlocking tremendous value for them.”

Ford Pro will integrate, digitize and simplify transportation with capabilities spanning:
  • Ford Pro Vehicles – including Ford’s broad lineup of combustion-engine and hybrid commercial vehicles and, soon, all-electric versions of the company’s industry-leading vans and full-size pickup trucks developed for commercial use
  • Ford Pro Charging – hardware and software solutions for public, depot and overnight home charging of EVs so they’re ready to work again the next day
  • ·Ford Pro Intelligence – digital services, with distinct features integrated in their vehicles that enable customers to better manage and maintain their fleetsFord Pro Services Elite – expanding Ford’s strong network of CV centers by adding 120 dedicated, large-bay service hubs across the United States with extended hours and rapid turnaround, plus introducing 1,200 mobile service vehicles by 2025 to meet customers where they are, save them money and get them back in business, and
  • Ford Pro FinSimple – bundled financing for vehicles, services and EV charging.
Some elements of Ford Pro commercial services have already been introduced and are now being expanded in Europe, among them the recently launched Ford Fleet Management and Ford Pro Liive.  The latter is a connected uptime system expected to reduce downtime of customer fleets by up to 60%.  Such enhanced services are generating higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and growth for Ford.

Ford Pro will initially launch in North America and Europe.  More information can be found at fordpro.com.

 About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST



GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST - That’s why AMP Research invented the Powerstep™, the automatic, electric-powered running board that instantly extends when you open your door, and retracts out of sight when the doors close for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its sleek design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.