5/31/22

Good Headlights Mean Fewer Crashes - IIHS News


Good IIHS headlight ratings linked to lower crash rates

The headlight ratings program developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reducing dangerous nighttime crashes in the real world, a recent study shows.

Nighttime crash rates per mile are nearly 20 percent lower for vehicles with headlights that earn a good rating in the IIHS evaluation, compared with those with poor-rated headlights, the study found. For vehicles with acceptable or marginal headlights, crash rates are 15 percent and 10 percent lower than for those with poor ratings.

5/30/22

HIAB Hydraulic Hook


With this hook, the driver does not need to climb up and down the truck to attach and remove the pallet fork. The risk of injuries is lower and the work is more efficient.

5/27/22

We’ve Got Yards and Yards of Bodies at Premier Truck Center!

If you have the chassis, we have a body for you. We have Landscape Dump Bodies in Steel, Aluminum Dump Bodies, Flatbed Bodies, Landscape Dovetail Bodies in Steel and Aluminum, Flatbeds, Gooseneck Haulers; You Name It, We Have it!

If you have the chassis, we have the body for you. Whether your chsssis is Heavy, Medium or Light Duty, we have bodies by the yard and in the yard, in stock ready to mount!





For more information, Contact:

Premier Truck Center

1313 17th Street East

Palmetto, FL 34221

941-729-8196

Ask for Sales

Or email cthompson@premiertruckcenterfl.com



5/25/22

What’s In The Frunk | Ep. 1 A Frunkin Cookout | Ford


A kitchen on the road isn’t new, but one powered entirely from the #F150Lightning #FordFrunk is a first of firsts. With legends, Pierre Serrao and Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro. *Pro Power Onboard capability shown only available on the F-150 Lightning. See Owner's Manual for additional details and limitations. Cargo load and capacity limited by weight and weight distribution. Learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3vpYcq2

5/24/22

F-150 Lightning: Towing With Confidence | F-150 | Ford


The all-new Ford F-150 Lightning boasts the Built Ford Tough brawn to tow up to an available 10,000 pounds with its 775 lb.-ft. of electric torque*, but it’s the truck’s brains that will give customers the range information they need to tow long distances**. Ford equipped the electric pickup with smart technologies to more accurately calculate remaining vehicle range using real time conditions so customers can tow with greater confidence – and the more it’s used, the more accurate it gets. *Torque calculated via peak performance of the electric motors at peak battery power. Your results may vary. **Max towing on XLT and LARIAT models with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. Learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3KnD9so

5/22/22

Norstar Bodies by the Truckload!



We have dozens of all models in stock to fit your chassis!



Contact Premier Truck Center here:

Premier Truck Center, LLC

1313 17th Street East

Palmetto, FL 34221

cthompson@premiertrucksfl.com

941-728-8196, ask for Chris 

5/20/22

Premier offers the Real Fleet Solutions Line - Truck bodies and Accessories for lawn care

                                               


This Landmark Spray Body by Real Fleet Solutions 
was mounted by Premier Truck Center and sold in January.

The Real Fleet Solutions line of truck bodies and accessories for lawn care are engineered and built for ease of use, reliable operation, and long life. Our bodies feature MIG welded structural aluminum, non-corrosive composite decks and storage, and are designed to withstand the challenges of the lawn care business.  For personnel safety and the maintenance of valuable stored materials, RFS lawn care products feature no skid walkable surfaces and ground level access for filling and mixing operations.  Combining quality construction with operational efficiency, our products offer unmatched life cycle value.

All Fiberglass tanks used on Real Fleet Solutions pest control bodies are fabricated to marine quality standards and are designed to provide for longer life and experience less maintenance and downtime.  

For greater reliability, all metals used in the construction of RFS pest control vehicles are of the highest quality standards and are second to none.

Premier Truck Center is stocking the following Spray Bodies ready to mount on your truck chassis:

                                     

 


                                                          The Landmark Body  

                      

 The Excalibur Body

 Find the Landmark Body Specs here:                                                           

https://www realfleetsolutions.com/landmark.html

 

Find the Excalibur Body Specs here:

https://www realfleetsolutions.com/landmark.html

5/18/22

NorStar Aluminum AR Bed - In-Stock

The AR Bed = Corrosion Resistant, Less weight, Fuel Savings,Increased payload!


With the Norstar standard SR bed being one of the best sellers, it was inevitable that they would create an aluminum model of it. The Norstar R model brings everything you could want in a standard flatbed to the lightweight construction perks of an aluminum bed.

https://norstarcompany.com/truck-beds/ar/

Learn more about the Norstar Aluminum Beds here:

https://norstarcompany.com/images/uploads/20220323/ar-58655.pdf

Prefer Steel over Alumnum? We still have dozens in stock to fit your chassis!

Contact Premier Truck Center here:

Premier Truck Center, LLC

1313 17th Street East

Palmetto, FL 34221

cthompson@premiertrucksfl.com

941-728-8196, ask for Chris 

5/16/22

Ford Alexa Built-in | Ford How-To | Ford


Learn about the capabilities of Alexa* Built-in within your Ford vehicle.* *Access to Alexa requires an Amazon account, SYNC 4®, FordPass™ Connect and complimentary Connected Service activated through the FordPass App (see FordPass Terms for details). Eligible 2022 Ford vehicles receive three years of access to Alexa Built-in and 30 days of complimentary streaming media services that begin on the new vehicle warranty start date, after which fees apply. See your Ford account for information. Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Learn more about Ford support here: https://ford.to/3jXUVrt

5/14/22

The First-Ever All-Electric Chevy Silverado – New Generation (The Sopranos) | Chevrolet​


With available Four-Wheel Steer, an available Multi-Flex Midgate and a GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge of the Ultium battery, Silverado EV is a whole new truck for a whole new generation. Reserve yours now at: https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/si...
*First edition RST GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. EPA estimates not yet available. Learn more about the First-Ever All-Electric Silverado EV:

5/12/22

New Crash Tests Show Modest Speed Increases Can Have Deadly Consequences - IIHS News


Drivers want to save time, and local transportation agencies want to improve traffic flow, but at what cost? With posted speed limits increasing on roadways around the country, a vehicle’s ability to protect drivers in crashes is in doubt.

Small speed increases can have huge effects on crash outcomes, as shown in new crash tests by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Humanetics. The safety organizations conducted crashes at three different impact speeds (40, 50 and 56 mph). They found the slightly higher speeds were enough to increase the driver's risk of severe injury or death.

5/10/22

Beginning as a Cardboard Prototype, the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pickup’s Mega Power Frunk Now Boasts the Largest Front Trunk in the Truck Industry



• Ford truck and fleet owners and customers guided decision-making for the innovative design of the F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk, leading to multiple power sources and enough space to house two golf bags

• Ford user experience team uncovered important customer wants with cardboard prototype made in a few hours with scissors, a razor blade and a hot glue gun

• Mega Power Frunk design and engineering teams faced lofty challenges, including an asymmetrical frunk, drainable floor and waterfall hood design to meet customer expectations

DEARBORN, Mich.– A cardboard box found a new lease on life after being recruited by Ford to help develop a new feature known as the Mega Power Frunk. The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup’s new front trunk or, as it’s known in industry speak “frunk” is the largest in the truck industry – with 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet) of cargo space and  maximum payload capacity of 400 pound

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers. It’s sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!” said Linda Zhang, F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer.

What many don’t know is this spacious and dynamic space began life as a simple cardboard box with a cutout front door and a liftable hood.

Understanding the Customer’s Needs

It began back in February 2018 with Team Edison – Ford’s dedicated battery electric vehicles incubator that incorporates close collaboration between different teams to find solutions to customer needs. A small group of young user experience designers set out to California, where they sat down with actual Ford truck and fleet customers to talk about how they might use such a feature. The prototype, made of cardboard for simplicity and cost and built in about a day using scissors and hot glue, was brought to every meeting to help customers visualize the opportunity.

In the studio, Greg Ardisana, design strategy director, passenger vehicles, and other Team Edison research members worked as consultants alongside engineering and design whenever they had customer use questions, which led to a close-knit collaboration between groups.

Once the frunk is open, customers can fill it with ice and drinks to “frunkgate” it, since it’s water-resistant, cleanable and has a drainable floor.

Steve McInally, frunk feature supervisor, said the team explored every detail as an opportunity. “We put the customer first in every decision we made and were able to deliver on a Mega Power Frunk,” he said. “And it’s going to blow people’s minds.” The 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup will be available starting Spring 2022.

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1 - Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2 - FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.  Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:  Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.  The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 184,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.


5/08/22

Can A Truck Change Everything? | F-150 Lightning | Ford


A new age for Ford F-150 is here. More than you ever imagined from an all-electric future.
Harnessing a century of manufacturing mastery, the all-electric F-150 Lightning is the smartest, most innovative F-150 that Ford has ever built.

With the freedom of a 10-kilowatt smart power plant on wheels, software updates that will make it even better over time, and Built Ford Tough capability, the F-150 Lightning is electric powered with your life in mind.

5/06/22

Bigger touchscreen and more package options - Ford Super Duty


Whether it comes to your home or truck, it’s hard to beat a big screen.

The 2022 F-250 has become Ford’s latest pickup to get the automaker’s 12-inch touch screen with SYNC 4 which will come standard on Lariat and above models.

Physical controls will accompany the screen to allow for quick access to commonly used functions. And that’s a smart idea since flipping through screens can be a pain not to mention the haze of fingerprints that often builds up on the screen from constant touching.  

Learn more at:   https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/pickup-trucks/article/15064243/2022-ford-super-duty-gets-bigger-touchscreen-and-more-package-options

5/03/22

Need a Work Truck Body? We have a large Inventory of Premier Built Bodies as well as other manufacturers Bodies in Stock

  We have Bodies in Stock - and if by chance we don't we'll either build it or get it here and mount it as fast as possible; follow link below to find typical bodies available:

 

Flatbed - Stakebed, Contractor Bodies, Dovetail Landscape Bodies, Landscape Dump Bodies, Service/Utility Bodies, Rescue Bodies,Plumber Bodies, Welder/Crane/Mechanic Bodies' Propane Service Bodies' Chipper Bodies' Dump Bodies, Tire Service Truck' Hooklift Bodies' Reel Carrier Bodies


FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VIEW our TYPICAL WORK TRUCK  BODY Offerings: 

 

Premier Truck Center

1313 17th Street east

Palmetto, FL 34221

813-729-8196


5/02/22

The All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit™ Is Ready | Ford Pro™​


Our all-electric 2022 Ford E-Transit™ van is ready for the challenges your business takes on. Available with Ford Pro™ E-Telematics,* where you can monitor things like range and help maximize run times, along with upfitting configurations based on your business needs, the E-Transit will be the workhorse of your fleet. So let Ford Pro electrify your fleet- giving you the ability to focus on the work that matters most. Ford Pro. A productivity accelerator for your business. *Eligible vehicles receive a complimentary 3-year trial of E-Telematics services that begins on the new vehicle warranty start date. Requires modem activation. Terms and conditions apply. Telematics service and features, and access to vehicle data depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. After the 3- year trial, annual service contract is required for E-Telematics service. Call 1-833-811-3673 to activate E-Telematics service.