Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Enoven Flatbeds and Stakebeds - Lots of Options




 

The flatbed is a very popular product. Its main job is to take things from one point to another. A Stakebed is a flatbed with some removable or permanent gates of various heights (40″ most common) to carry taller cargo and have it remain on the bed. All Flatbeds and Stakebeds typically come with a standard square headboard to protect the cab from damage.

There are many options available for the Flatbed and Stakebed such as a liftgate to help get heavy items on and off the bed, under bed tool boxes, HD trailer hitch and wiring, tapered headboard, steel overlay on floor for added strength and longevity (smooth or diamond plate), cranes, tool boxes on top of the bed, HD material rack and many more.
Some samples of what we can do at Enoven:
  • 100% fabricated and installed in house
  • 10ga and 3/16” smooth or diamond plate steel; 7/8” and 1-1/8” Apitong hardwood decks
  • All bodies are built for heavy duty use
  • Custom builds are our specialty
  • Rugby and Omaha Standard Subframe style and truck frame mounted conversion hoists
  • Fully hydraulic or electric over hydraulic hoists
  • Hoists for bodies 8’ long up to 24’ long

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The AmeriDeck System for Transporting Tools and Equipment



SUPERDECK
With the SuperDeck option, items ranging from tools to landscape equipment can easily be picked-up and delivered. As safety and efficiency are also a priority, we have implemented ways to avoid injuries using less manpower than traditional methods of transporting equipment. The SuperDeck model assures the safe delivery of your product with our security features, such as tie down points and body locks  .Serving multiple purposes in commercial and industrial settings, the SuperDeck is a fine alternative to any utility trailer. It’s ability to load and unload items from ground level increases efficiency and speed. The SuperDeck, has proven to be a valuable asset for many industries that deliver tools, equipment, and general cargo on a regular basis.

Learn more at:  http://enovenind.com/products-2/hookloaders/amerideck/


Thursday, June 14, 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


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kal Tire Tests VMAC’s Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor Powered by Honda

 G30 Gas Driven Air CompressorG30 Gas Driven Air Compressor Mounted

Founded in 1953, Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and tire services provider with over 250 stores. It is also a global leader in mining tire services with 150 international mine sites. The company’s success can be attributed to several guiding principles, which Kal Tire refers to as The Aims. By fulfilling The Aims, each of Kal Tire’s 5,600 employees is personally contributing to the overall success and safety of each customer, guest, and team member.

Learn more at:  https://www.vmacair.com/blog/kal-tire-upgrades-vmacs-gas-engine-driven-air-compressor-powered-honda/?utm_campaign=Blog%20Posts&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8WLgIKn-Snr8yDCcHpUYrkn3MCPtsIS4FtxkY_o7EBfl5C87yc9wDKiPfvH4x-VhdN3OXlhZo8Uya81YhrzzfmR0DiPw&_hsmi=63515077&utm_content=63515077&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=a2ec3e29-7745-4b7b-8ed8-8aae01bcfec2%7C0cf28e71-c080-4333-b0f3-41efb3dd8cc4

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Loading paint with a BEDSLIDE



Loading 19 five gallon paint buckets made easy with a BEDSLIDE. Make your truck bed easier to access. Slide all your card under the tonneau cover on your BEDSLIDE. For more info visit BEDSLIDE.com

Friday, June 8, 2018

Switch N Go Custom Dump Body - Enoven Truck Body


Sam with Enoven Truck Body goes over a custom dump body with a Switch N Go body dumping and removal system.  See more at http://www.enovenind.com

To have your junk removed contact The Junk Revolution at http://www.thejunkrevolution.com

Switch N Go Custom Dump Body - Enoven Truck Body

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

VMAC launches new interactive vehicle application list

 
 VMAC announced the launch of a new interactive vehicle application list for dealers and customers on VMACAIR.com.


This latest list features several improvements over the previous application list, including the integration of a searchable application database. Users can now search and filter by VMAC system, vehicle model year, chassis, engine, and manufacturer to find the available vehicle integrated air compressors, multi-power systems, and Throttle Commander controls.


“VMAC is committed to being the responsive leader in mobile compressed air innovation. This spirit of innovation has resulted in the development of new online tools that help create an exceptional user experience from the start,” said Mike Pettigrew, VMAC marketing manager. “The search and filter functions on the vehicle application list enhance the online experience for our dealers and customers, allowing them to promptly find the compatible VMAC systems for their vehicle.”

In addition to the search and filter functions on the new VMAC application database, the application list also includes drop-down fields and the ability to sort results by model year, make, engine, system type, chassis, VMAC part number, max CFM and max psi. Further features include easy-to-access links to applicable system manuals and tech bulletins. VMAC dealers will find that once logged into the VMAC website, the application list will also show estimated install times for each system.

The VMAC application list has been designed to be responsive, which means it can automatically resize itself for proper viewing on mobile devices, including phones and tablets. Those who prefer to review the list on paper will be pleased to know it has been formatted to be printable with the push of a button.

“With this new interactive vehicle application list, our customers and dealers will be able to access the most accurate and current information within a matter of seconds,” Pettigrew explained. “This new tool is just the start of VMAC’s commitment to innovation online, which will continue to ensure our dealers and customers have the best online experience in the industry.”

To see the new application list, visit www.vmacair.com/application-lists.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Enoven Custom Fabrication

 

Our fabrication shop includes a 12’ press brake and shear. This allows us to quickly respond to any fabrication requests. Our lead fabrication team has over 30 years of experience working with this equipment and can build you what you want. We work with and can weld both steel and aluminum. If there is something you need fabricated give us a try.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

ENOVEN E-SERIES Dump Bodies

 

ENOVEN E-SERIES

BODY: 10’ Long, 5.7 to 7.5 cubic yard capacity; 26” tall sides with 32” tall tailgate, 100% continuous welded

FRONT END: 32” tall 3/16” hi-tensile steel with 1” horizontal “V” brace, 20” cab protector, and 7ga hi-tensile steel full depth front corner pillars

SIDES: 26” tall 10 gauge hi- tensile steel outer panel with 3/16” hi-tensile steel inner panel. 6” sloping boxed top rail, 6” deep sloping bottom rail, 2” cheater board pockets, (1) horizontal “V” brace

TAILGATE: 32” tall 10 gauge hi-tensile steel outer panel with 3/16” hi-tensile steel inner panel. Dirt shedding top with standard 2-way operation, (1) horizontal “V” brace, 3/8” drop and spreader chains, 11” X 19” patch gate, and 8” bolt-on spreader apron

TAILGATE HARDWARE: Over center locking hardware with manual handle at left front of body

FLOOR: ¼” one piece hi-tensile steel with radius from side to floor

UNDERSTRUCTURE: 8” tall structural channel long sills, crossmemberless design

LIGHT SYSTEM: 6” Oval LED recessed grommet mounted S/T/T lamp in rear posts with 3/4” LED rear clearance and 2.5” LED rear side marker lamps. Three lamp ID bar above hitch plate

PAINT: Sandblasted, prepped, and cleaned. Primer painted with high impact resistant urethane light gray primer with a top coat of single stage urethane paint

HOIST: Champion under body, sub-frame mounted hoist. NTEA Class 60 rated at 22.1 tons with 50degree dump angle. Single body prop

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dump-Through Versatility with The Tommy Gate G2


Dump Body - G2 Series Primary Image
The Tommy Gate G2 Series is a dual-cylinder, parallel-arm design which utilizes a pair of hydraulic cylinders to lower and raise the lift by applying direct power to both sides of the platform. G2 Series Lift-N-Dump models include all the same features and functions of other G2 Series liftgates, but also offer a unique dump-through capability to be used with dump bodies.

Here is an installation on a Drop Side Dump Body:



Learn more at:  http://www.tommygate.com/liftgates/dump-body/g2-series/

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Not too high, not too low: The importance of keeping your truck tire inflation levels just right

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A fleet manager’s job is focused on the little things. A tenth of an MPG here, an extended maintenance cycle there—across a fleet, these seemingly small points can add up to significant profits. The same goes for truck tire inflation: a few PSI in the right direction can go a long way, while a few PSI in the wrong direction is potentially disastrous. Tires are one of the most expensive components of the truck, and so the importance of keeping them in the ideal shape should come as no surprise, especially considering the substantial weight that air is supporting.

“Under-inflation is the biggest issue in the industry,” says Sharon Cowart, product marketing director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “It is the number one cause of premature tire removal.

Learn more at: http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/importance-keeping-truck-tire-inflation-levels-just-right/

Sunday, May 27, 2018

What's Roadcheck got to do with HOS?


It  should come as no surprise that the focus of this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Roadcheck will be hours of service (HOS) compliance.


CVSA roadchecks


On June 5-7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place. This is the annual 72-hour period when commercial motor vehicle inspectors conduct inspections on motor vehicles and drivers.

It should come as no surprise that the focus of this year’s Roadcheck will be hours of service (HOS) compliance. With the recent full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate, it makes sense that this is what CVSA chose as its focus. And while the ELD mandate did not change the hours of service rules, it did help shed light on compliance with the HOS regulations.

It’s also probably a result of what happened during last year’s safety blitz when violations for hours of service was the number one reason drivers were placed out of service. CVSA reported a whopping 32% of drivers placed out of service for violations related to hours of service.

Ensuring hours of service compliance is a fleet-wide responsibility. It goes without saying that fleets should already have ELDs installed on all their trucks and if they don't, they better get on that today.

Fleet management also needs to take time to reinforce to drivers and dispatchers that it expects adherence to hours of service rules and will not tolerate dispatchers pressuring drivers to drive past their legal hours nor drivers who violate the rules. Drivers’ hours should be meticulously tracked, making it easier for dispatchers to see which drivers have legal hours left to ensure they meet their customers’ need while staying in compliance.


Dispatchers need to make sure they review driver hours and only assign drivers to loads when those drivers can make those deliveries observing the rules of the road including speed limits, and drivers who had been gaming the system by fudging on paper logs need to review hours of service so they can stay in compliance.

The CVSA website reminds us that while hours of service are the focus of Roadcheck, inspectors will be conducting Standard Level 1 Inspections, the 37-step procedures that include an examination of the driver as well as the vehicle’s mechanical fitness. Now is also the time to insist drivers do their DVIRs and that your maintenance personnel pay attention to the issues drivers are bringing to their attention.

You still have time to prepare your drivers and vehicles for Roadcheck and ensure your trucks aren't the ones taken out of service June 5 through 7.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Ford Restarting F-150, Super Duty Production Ahead of Schedule after Fire at Magnesium Parts Supplier

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  • Ford is resuming production of the F-150 pickup at Dearborn Truck Plant on Friday. Ford team has also successfully repaired the supply chain for Super Duty; production targeted to restart by Monday for Super Duty at Kentucky Truck Plant and F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant
  • Ford marshaled a global team of experts, that included partners and suppliers, following a May 2 fire at Meridian Magnesium Products in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to quickly refurbish and relocate tooling needed to produce parts for the Ford F-150, Super Duty and five other vehicles – Ford Expedition, Explorer, Flex and Lincoln Navigator and MKT
  • Because of this quick action, Meridian is producing truck parts again at its Eaton Rapids facility. Plus, Ford airlifted tooling to a Meridian facility in the U.K. to produce parts for F-150, which will further speed production ramp-up
  • Ford Expedition, Explorer, Flex and Lincoln Navigator and MKT production continue uninterrupted
  • Company reaffirms 2018 adjusted EPS guidance range of $1.45 to $1.70; expects adverse impact of $0.12 to $0.14 per share in second quarter due to lost production  1  
DEARBORN, Mich., May 16, 2018 – Ford Motor Company is restarting production of the popular F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant Friday after just over one week of downtime. The company has also successfully repaired the supply chain for Super Duty, with production targeted to restart by Monday at the Kentucky Truck Plant as well as the Kansas City Assembly Plant that also makes F-150 pickups.

This follows the massive May 2 fire at the Meridian Magnesium Products facility in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

Ford teams, together with suppliers including Walbridge and other contractors, worked nearly around the clock to get America’s best-selling vehicle franchise back on line as quickly as possible.

The teams removed 19 dies from Meridian’s badly damaged facility, and in one case, moved an 87,000-pound die from Eaton Rapids, Mich., to Nottingham, U.K., via an Antonov cargo plane – one of the largest in the world – in just 30 hours door-to-door. A die is a tool used to cut or shape material using a press.

“Faced with unexpected adversity, the Ford team, including our global supply partners, showed unbelievable resiliency, turning a devastating event into a shining example of teamwork,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “Thanks to their heroic efforts, we are resuming production of some of our most important vehicles ahead of our original targets.”

Work started immediately in the aftermath of the May 2 fire. Teams removed and remediated safety concerns – including dangling siding – and restored electricity, gaining approval to access the site while debris still smoldered inside.

This allowed Ford and Meridian to safely retrieve and relocate tools to more quickly resume part production and work to minimize the financial impact of the stalled plants.

Ford recovered, repaired and validated most dies that were at the Eaton Rapids facility, and Meridian is now producing parts for the F-150 at two locations – Eaton Rapids and Nottingham, U.K.

Production of bolsters for Super Duty is also restarting at the Eaton Rapids plant.

Under normal circumstances, moving tooling the size of a bolster die would take approximately 10 days just to get the proper import and export approvals. However, Ford and its suppliers managed to cut the total time for the entire move to 30 hours, including trans-Atlantic flight time.

When the team removed the die from the Eaton Rapids factory, it was shipped to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Rickenbacker had both the capacity to handle such a large piece of equipment and allowed an Antonov An-124 Russian plane, one of the largest planes in the world – typically used to transport trains, dump trucks and even a 25-foot sea yacht – to take off as soon as the equipment was loaded.

Nearly 4,000 miles away, a team in Nottingham was waiting to receive the die and take it to Meridian’s nearby factory. In between, the Ford team received a U.K. import license for the die – a mere two hours before the plane touched down.

Parts produced at Nottingham are being shipped via daily flights on a Boeing 747 jet until production in Eaton Rapids returns to pre-fire levels.

Inventories of Ford’s best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles remain strong and customers won’t have a problem finding the model they want.

1 Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure. Ford does not provide guidance on an earnings per share basis, the comparable GAAP financial measure. Ford’s earnings per share in 2018 will include potentially significant special items that have not yet occurred and are difficult to predict with reasonable certainty prior to year-end, including pension and OPEB remeasurement gains and losses.

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  • Ford’s long-term competitiveness depends on the successful execution of fitness actions;  
  • Industry sales volume, particularly in the United States, Europe, or China, could decline if there is a financial crisis, recession, or significant geopolitical event;
  • Ford’s new and existing products and mobility services are subject to market acceptance;  
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  • Ford’s production, as well as Ford’s suppliers’ production, could be disrupted by labor disputes, natural or man-made disasters, financial distress, production difficulties, or other factors;    
  • Ford’s ability to maintain a competitive cost structure could be affected by labor or other constraints;
  • Pension and other postretirement liabilities could adversely affect Ford’s liquidity and financial condition;
  • Economic and demographic experience for pension and other postretirement benefit plans (e.g., discount rates or investment returns) could be worse than Ford has assumed;
  • Ford’s vehicles could be affected by defects that result in delays in new model launches, recall campaigns, or increased
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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 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Volvo Trucks - Can cities be quieter and cleaner with electric trucks?



Editorial video documentary around the world premiere of the new Volvo FL Electric in Gothenburg on April, 12th, 2018 with first driving scenes on public roads and quotes of Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor of Gothenburg, and Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.

 Read the press release: http://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news... Read more about the different aspects of electromobility and how we want to contribute to attractive cities in the future: http://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/abou...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Electric Powertrains Are the Future. Will Fleets Be Ready?

 Many automakers are making a switch to producing battery-electric and hybrid electric vehicles across all vehicle classes. Image:Josh Bauer/NREL

Most readers of Government Fleet are seasoned professionals pursuing careers either in public fleet management or in corporate roles in support of public sector fleets. For a moment, however, put aside your current career history and aspirations and try to remember when you were a younger person, weighing career options and considering just what path to take.

The public fleet industry is on the threshold of a truly cosmic shift, and it’s quite possible that young people today are looking at our industry and questioning those options. We should, as those young people may be doing, consider what this shift will mean when it occurs.

The shift will be toward a predominance of electromotive powertrain technology and away from the internal combustion engine (ICE). Is it true that the demise of the ICE is greatly overstated, or, should we, like those young people still contemplating their career paths, be reading the tea leaves and presume they portend a very different future for us?

LEARN MORE AT: http://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/channel/electric/article/story/2018/03/electric-powertrains-are-the-future-will-fleets-be-ready.aspx

Friday, May 18, 2018

Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM into Next Generation of Vehicle Lightweighting


Alliance with Autodesk includes advanced AI-based generative design technology and 3D printing advancements to help lighten and transform future

 DETROIT – General Motors is using new, advanced software design technology to introduce the next generation of vehicle lightweighting. The technology is key to developing efficient and lighter alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles.

GM is the first automaker in North America to use new generative design software technology from Bay Area-based software company Autodesk. It uses cloud computing and AI-based algorithms to rapidly explore multiple permutations of a part design, generating hundreds of high-performance, often organic-looking geometric design options based on goals and parameters set by the user, such as weight, strength, material choice, fabrication method, and more. The user then determines the best part design option.

“This disruptive technology provides tremendous advancements in how we can design and develop components for our future vehicles to make them lighter and more efficient, said GM Vice President Ken Kelzer, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems. “When we pair the design technology with manufacturing advancements such as 3D printing, our approach to vehicle development is completely transformed and is fundamentally different to co-create with the computer in ways we simply couldn’t have imagined before.”

GM is leading the industry into the next phase of vehicle lightweighting. The new design technology provides significantly more vehicle mass reduction and parts consolidation  opportunities that cannot be achieved through traditional design optimization methods.

GM is utilizing the innovative technology on future product designs. GM and Autodesk engineers have applied this new technology to produce a proof-of-concept part – a seat bracket – that is 40 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the original part. It also consolidates eight different components into one 3D-printed part.

As part of a multi-year alliance focused on innovation, GM and Autodesk will collaborate on projects involving generative design, additive manufacturing, and materials science. Executives and engineers from the two companies will participate in a series of onsite engagements to exchange ideas, learnings, and expertise. GM also has on-demand access to Autodesk’s full portfolio of software and technical specialists.

“Generative design is the future of manufacturing, and GM is a pioneer in using it to lightweight their future vehicles,” said Scott Reese, Autodesk Senior Vice President for Manufacturing and Construction Products. “Generative technologies fundamentally change how engineering work is done because the manufacturing process is built into design options from the start. GM engineers will be able to explore hundreds of ready-to-be-manufactured, high-performance design options faster than they were able to validate a single design the old way.”

GM has been a leading end-user and innovator in additive manufacturing. For more than three decades, GM has used 3D printing to create three-dimensional parts directly from digital data through successive addition of layers of material. GM possessed the first and has some of the auto industry’s most comprehensive 3D printing capabilities in the world with more than 50 rapid prototype machines that have produced more than 250,000 prototype parts over the last decade.

Since 2016, GM has launched 14 new vehicle models with a total mass reduction of more than 5,000 lbs., or more than 350 pounds per vehicle. Most of the weight reduction are a result of material and technology advancements. Of those models, more than half of the vehicles shed 300-pounds or more including the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which reduced mass by up to 450-pounds.

Eliminating mass in parts where material is not required for performance combined with parts consolidation yields benefits for vehicle owners including the potential for more interior space and vehicle content, increased range, and enhanced vehicle performance. It also paves the way for new features for customers and provides vehicle designers a canvas on which to explore designs and shapes not seen today.

General Motors Co.  (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM), its subsidiaries and joint venture entities produce and sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. GM has leadership positions in several of the world's most significant automotive markets and is committed to lead the future of personal mobility. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CargoGlides Extreme Test VS. Competitor



Say goodbye to the aggravation of a normal truck bed. With CargoGlide, you can stop crawling in the back of your truck or van every time you need to reach your gear. So, stop scuffing your knees and hurting your back! Install a CargoGlide in your truck or van and get your gear and materials out where you need them! Loading and unloading your tools, toys or any other materials is considerably faster, safer and easier when you have a CargoGlide.

Monday, May 14, 2018

PTO Driven Air Compressor Now With Hydraulics: Save 600 lbs in GVW

Reduce Truck GVW By Up To 600 lbs With VMAC’s PTO Driven Air Compressor & Hydraulic Pump

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 When spec’ing out equipment for a medium duty Class 5 truck with a max GVWR of 19,500 lbs, like a Ford F550, every pound counts. Truck upfitters are supplied with a list of required equipment from a customer, and it can be tough to accommodate everything when under tight weight restrictions. Preferring not to upsize to the next weight class, upfitters and customers are always looking to get creative with Lightweighting and save as much weight as possible, while retaining functionality on their service trucks.

VMAC DTM70-H PTO Driven Air Compressor & Hydraulics Saves Weight

VMAC’s Direct-Transmission Mounted PTO Driven Air Compressor & Hydraulics (DTM70-H) weighs only 180 lbs and combines two systems, allowing customers to run both the air compressor and the hydraulic pump at the same time. Combining these two types of power into one innovative multi-power system not only saves space, but also reduces weight on service trucks to save up to 600 lbs. This PTO driven system saves hundreds of pounds of weight as it requires no air storage tank to mount on the truck deck and requires a 50% smaller hydraulic tank size compared to other hydraulic systems.

What would you do with up to 600 lbs of weight reduction on your service truck? Some ideas include:

  •     Carry more materials or equipment
  •     Take advantage of better fuel economy
  •     Install taller tool cabinets
  •     Downsize your service truck classification

More on the DTM70-H PTO Driven Multi-Power System

The DTM70-H is a direct-transmission mounted multi-power system that is designed for the F250-550 Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel. As described above, these light and medium duty trucks benefit from lightweighting initiatives, which can help provide more options for customers.

While lightweighting is becoming an increasingly important consideration, the performance of the equipment used cannot be compromised. Here are some fast stats on the DTM70-H:

    Up to 70 CFM @ 175 psi*

        A VMAC North-American made rotary screw air compressor produces up to 70 CFM at 100% duty cycle. This provides enough CFM for air tools such as 1” impact wrenches, 60 lb jackhammers/pavement breakers, backfill tampers, OTR tire inflation, and more.
    Up to 14.9 GPM @ 3,265 psi*
        The DTM70-H control system integrates with standard crane controls for easy and simultaneous operations with the air compressor.

*Dependent on pump size and engine RPM.

Visit the DTM70-H product page for more information, and to request a quote.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 6500HD Unveil at The Work Truck Show



Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet, talks about the new Chevrolet Silverado 6500HD at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, bringing Chevrolet back into the medium-duty commercial truck market.

 Read more about the three new medium-duty commercial trucks: http://www.worktruckonline.com/news/s...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mid-West truck show 2018



This is a review of the Mid-West truck show in Peoria Illinois 2018. Cool little show all about business and to the point. Check it out, see you next year.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Enoven Industries - Where Flatbeds are Not Just Flatbeds!


  • 100% fabricated and installed in house, all bodies are built for heavy duty use
  • Your choice of smooth (10ga, 3/16”) or diamond plate steel or 7/8” and 1-1/8” Apitong hardwood decks.
  • Custom builds are our specialty, we can sides to make your flat a rack syle or landscaper body


  • Rugby and Omaha Standard Subframe style and truck frame mounted conversion hoists
  • Fully hydraulic or electric over hydraulic hoists
  • Hoists for bodies 8’ long up to 24’ long
See More at: http://enovenind.com/products-2/flatbeds/


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Understanding Total Base Number in today’s HD engine oils

 

Historically, Total Base Number (TBN) has been a key indicator of remaining useful oil life in heavy duty engine oils. While acid neutralization is still an important function of engine oil, changes in engine design and the move to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels have decreased the amount of acids produced in the engine and also resulted in generally weaker acids being produced.

The test methods

ASTM D2896 is the test method most commonly used to measure TBN on new oils. Use of a very strong acid identifies both “hard” and “soft” TBN, giving the total alkalinity reserve of the sample. The value obtained from this test is the number reported on most technical data sheets.

ASTM D4739 is the test favored by oil analysis labs on used oil samples. Using a weaker acid, it only identifies alkalinity from metallic elements like calcium, magnesium, and zinc. These metals are often doing double-duty in the oil (calcium provides detergency and acid neutralization; zinc in the popular antiwear additive ZDDP also contributes to anti-oxidation). This test does not identify newer ashless (i.e. non-metallic) additives, and reported values will be lower versus ASTM D2896.

The spread in values between the two test methods is now three times bigger than it was during CI-4+ and double that of CJ-4.

Engine OEMs have noticed

A quick and easy rule of thumb for most oil analysis laboratories and many fleet maintenance managers is to drain the oil when the TBN reaches 1/3 of its starting value or 3.0 mg KOH/g, whichever comes first. Detroit recently released its 2018 Service Bulletin (DDC-SVC-BRO-0001) in which it has removed TBN limits entirely from the used-oil analysis parameters. Discussions with other key engine builders has revealed that they have noticed that used-oil TBN values are often very low – sometimes below 1.0 mg KOH/g – yet without any additional indications of adverse oil condition. We expect other engine builders in time to follow Detroit’s lead and either update or eliminate their TBN guidelines.

What to monitor if not TBN?

When looking at used oil analysis reports, the full range of available data should always be considered. A better practice is for Oxidation/Nitration values above 25 units to get your attention, with a condemning limit between 35–40. This measure also should be paired with the viscosity trend to determine when oxidation is about to accelerate.

Relevant or relic?
Because additive chemistry has shifted, standard used-oil TBN testing protocol simply doesn’t provide the same level of insight that it once did. In the last 20 years much has changed – diesel fuel has dropped from 500 parts per million sulfur to a max of 15 ppm, fewer and weaker acids are found in used oil, engine designs have evolved, and oil chemistry has improved dramatically. While TBN was once an easy and effective way to predict remaining oil life, it no longer bears that relevance.

This article was sponsored by Phillips 66 Lubricants. For more information, please visit our website at www.phillips66lubricants.com

Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Has Best-in-Class EPA-Estimated 30 MPG Highway Fuel Economy Rating

  • Efficient: 2018 F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel has a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg highway
  • Powerful: First-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel engine offers best-in-class 250 diesel horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Capable: Diesel-equipped F-150 brings best-in-class diesel towing and payload capacity
DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2018 – The 2018 Ford F-150’s first 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine officially boasts EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined. These are the highest EPA-estimated ratings available in a full-size pickup truck.
These benchmark figures are the result of more than a decade of work developing a lightweight high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, a 10-speed SelectShift® transmission, and robust engine construction of aluminum and compacted graphite iron to deliver durability, reduced weight and stump-pulling torque.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, product development and purchasing.
In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the all-new F-150 Power Stroke boasts best-in-class* diesel power – 250 horsepower and a stout 440 lb.-ft. of torque – greater torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8. It provides best-in-class diesel towing of 11,400 pounds for pulling boats, horses or RVs. The new engine also provides best-in-class diesel payload – 2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet applications, and 1,940 pounds for retail applications – to easily haul equipment, supplies or a slide-in camper.

F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares its proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.
The 2018 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will begin shipping to dealers in May.

*Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.


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 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Transfer Flow's 37 gallon Auxiliary Tank for Retractable Bed Covers



If you have a roll top bed cover in your truck, but still want more fuel capacity, then Transfer Flow has the right in-bed auxiliary tank for you! Our 37 gallon fuel tank fits snugly against most Pace-Edwards, and Truck Covers USA retractable covers, but can also fit under other brands and models. To make sure that your bed cover will fit with our tank, be sure to call our sales team at (800) 442-0056 To learn more about Transfer Flow's line of products go to https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Transfer Flow In-Bed Fuel Tanks

Double or Triple your pickup's fuel capacity 
with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system



Increase your pickup’s fuel capacity and driving range with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank systems from Transfer Flow! Transfer Flow in-bed auxiliary tanks are available in 37, 50, 75, 98 and 100 gallons, and are available in sturdy aluminized steel and bright diamond plate. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are fully baffled to minimize fuel sloshing and come complete with all necessary installation components and detailed instructions (some pickups require a fillneck kit or tee). Using the patented technology of our TRAX 3™ or our MaxFlo-TFI™ operating system, the transfer process is entirely automatic and 100% worry free! Exclusive design features allow some tanks to be used in conjunction with other popular cargo accessories such as retractable truck bed covers and tonneau covers. Let us "fuel your adventures" with a safe, legal and durable in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!

See all the models at: http://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/in-bed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Snow sweeping from Roof --Scania G440 with a Palfinger crane



A Scania G440 with a Palfinger PK34002.SH crane and jibb Clearing / sweeping snow from a roof with a hydraulic rotary broom

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Alternative Fuel Signage Update



Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) powered by electricity, natural gas, hydrogen and propane are growing in popularity. Availability and awareness of fueling stations is an important consideration in supporting the growth of the AFV marketplace. This webinar focused on corridor, general service and specific service signage and associated issues for AFV fueling stations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spec'ing for Vehicle Weight Reduction & Maximizing Payload Efficiencies


There’s little argument among fleet managers and upfitters — spec’ing a truck or van is a complicated process involving numerous decisions and considerations that take time and careful planning.

Of the dozens of decisions that need to be made, vehicle weight is among the crucial considerations that isn't always fully evaluated before a vehicle order is made. A truck or van spec may give special attention on lightweight body materials to save weight, but less lightweighting attention to upfit components, e.g., bins, racks, or a crane, that will also impact weight. The vehicle body and upfit components must be part of the lightweighting equation to achieve overall efficiency.

Read Full Article: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/safety-accident-management/whitepapers/detail/spec-ing-for-vehicle-weight-reduction-maximizing-payload-efficiencies.aspx

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The new Chevrolet Media Silverados are a big surprise for commercial truck customers.



The new Chevrolet Media Silverados are a big surprise for commercial truck customers. 

After mocking the introduction of the first Silverado brand of class 4 and 5 of medium-duty chassis cabins a couple of months ago, Chevy showed up at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a Class 6 version in tow. That puts the automaker with Ford in each segment of trucks in Class 7. The new Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 were developed in partnership with Navistar and mark the return of Chevrolet to the medium-service segment with an internally designed model after an absence of 10 years. It has been filling the void in recent years with Isuzu retro-style low pickups.

The Silverados are powered by a version of the existing 6.6-liter Duramax V8 from Chevy that has been designed to produce 350 hp and 700 pounds of torque in this application. That's 50 horsepower more than the F-series trucks and the same amount of torque, but the Silverado 6500 has a maximum of 22,500 pounds of gross vehicular weight GVWR while the F-650 is available in a version with a GVWR higher than 29,000 pounds.

Chevy is trumpeting other design features it hopes will help its trucks stay separate, including a factory-painted flat frame with wiring inserted inside to simplify accessories, an available rear air suspension system and a sloping composite hood of light front. Interior amenities include the Chevy Apple CarPlay and the infotainment system equipped with Android Auto and an integrated 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.

SOURCE:  Science and More

Friday, April 6, 2018

FMVSS 111 Explained with 2018 Updates | NTEA 2018



FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) 111 is a law coming into full effect on May 1st 2018 which requires a minimum view behind a vehicle which has a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or lower. Watch to learn all the details involved and how backup cameras can help your vehicle be compliant with this new regulation.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Navistar Unveils NEW International MV Work Truck



Navistar completed an overhaul of its International truck brand line Wednesday with the unveiling of its International MV, a medium-duty work truck at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Biggest Chevy Silverado ever debuts at work truck show



Chevy unveiled three Silverado chassis cab trucks that could form the basis for everything from utility bucket trucks to beer vans at the Work Truck show in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

VMAC G30 Gas Driven Air Compressor at work



Get all the power you need in this small air compressor. No air tank required. The G30 gas drive air compressor with 30 CFM rotary screw air power.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2019 Chevy Silverado 6500, Smokin' Titan, and new Ford van



 Today, we're shaking things up a bit for our TFLnow Live show. We're (almost live) on location in Indianapolis at the 2018 Work Truck Show! Watch now for a behind the scenes look at the show, including the new Chevy Silverado 6500, a 'Smokin'' Nissan Titan, and the new Ford Transit Connect cargo van!

Source: TFLtruck.com 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Chevy Trucks: Celebrating A Century of Dependability | Chevrolet



Why have we been saying the same thing for 100 years? To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chevy Trucks, we used footage from vintage and recent Chevrolet commercials to show that while times may have changed, dependable Chevy Trucks have not.

Learn more about the history of Chevy Trucks: http://www.chevrolet.com/truck-centen...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GMC Introduces the Next Generation 2019 Sierra


Commanding design, segment-leading technologies 
redefine premium truck

2019 GMC Sierra Denali

DETROIT — GMC is taking its most popular pickup truck to the next level with the completely redesigned 2019 Sierra Denali and SLT.

Distinguished by bold design and segment-leading technologies, the next generation Sierra Denali once again redefines the premium pickup, while advancing Denali’s legacy as the pinnacle of GMC design, capability and refinement.

“GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”

Powerful proportions and distinctive Denali design help define the Sierra’s unmistakable exterior, while the driver-focused cabin strengthens the brand’s reputation for refinement with premium materials, improved interior space and innovative storage solutions. 

The 2019 Sierra Denali affirms its position as the most premium Sierra ever with segment-leading technologies and exclusive features, including:

•    GMC Exclusive, Industry-first MultiPro Tailgate is the most innovative pickup tailgate ever, with six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easier access to items in the box.
•    GMC Exclusive, Industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, the CarbonPro, was developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.
•    All-new ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App offers a connected comprehensive suite of trailering technology that brings more confidence to the towing experience than ever before.
•    Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield in a 3x7-inch display to help drivers keep their eyes on the road.
•    Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror offers an optimized view via an available dual-function interior mirror that expands vision to overcome common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features a higher resolution camera and display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. 

The redesigned Sierra Denali offers a full suite of available advanced safety features, along with exclusive chassis technologies such as Adaptive Ride Control.

“The heritage of the GMC brand is rooted in full-size trucks, of which the Sierra is our cornerstone, with our SLT and Denali models contributing 87 percent of our total crew cab sales,” Aldred said. “The next generation Sierra caters to these unique customers who demand a premium, innovative truck that supports their professional and personal passions.”

A commanding presence
The 2019 Sierra Denali debuts a profound new GMC design. A taller, more confident stance gives Sierra Denali powerful proportions complemented by hallmark details such as a chrome grille with a sharp, precise dimensional pattern that epitomizes the truck’s attention to detail.

“The next generation Sierra Denali has a deliberate, commanding presence,” said Matt Noone, director of design, GMC Exteriors. “Its unmistakable design embodies the essence of GMC, while advancing the brand’s core styling elements — rooted in inherent capability — with a new expression of its signature cues.”

Sierra shows refinement and strength through a larger, more-dominant upright grille, a taller hood, and a bolder, more pronounced take on GMC’s C-shaped lighting signature.

Advanced lighting technology distinguishes the Sierra Denali from every other truck on the road. GMC’s front lighting signature is conveyed through a prominent “light blade” that delivers uniform LED illumination for the daytime running lamps. LEDs are also used for the headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps and other illuminative elements, with lenses constructed from durable material with an almost crystalline quality.

The truck is larger than the previous truck in virtually every dimension, and the larger grille and dramatic lighting accentuate its broad-shouldered stance. The wheels are pushed closer to the corners and wear larger diameter tires. Denali features available 22-inch Ultra Bright aluminum wheels; the SLT model offers its own unique 22-inch dark aluminum wheels finished with chrome accents.

New, more prominent badging includes a bold DENALI nameplate on the tailgate —expressed in a new block-style typeface that echoes the truck’s strong proportions — below the signature GMC identification.

An elevated interior refined
The Sierra Denali’s new interior builds on the refinement and sophistication that have become synonymous with Denali, topping the segment with best-in-class front head- and legroom (maximum), providing a more spacious, driver-centric environment finished with premium materials. 

Putting the driver at the center of experience starts with a higher seating position that offers a confident view behind the wheel. The optimized ergonomics emphasize easy, intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s technologies, such as the all-new Trailering App and segment-first Head-Up Display.

Denali-exclusive materials — including premium leather-appointed seating, authentic open-pore wood trim and dark-finish aluminum decor — help raise the interior to a new level of refinement. The exclusive leather appointments have a distinctive, large-pebbled grain with a contrasting stitch pattern that is both premium in appearance and touch without sacrificing durability, and the wood trim features an open-pore texture evocative of hand-planed furniture.   

When it comes to the space and storage vital to truck customers, the 2019 Sierra’s crew cab has nearly 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom compared to the current model. The outboard rear seat backs open to reveal rectangular storage spaces large enough for storing tablets or laptops, tie-down cords, umbrellas or other important accessories.

Groundbreaking cargo box capability and materials
The next generation 2019 Sierra debuts a GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate that is the segment’s most innovative tailgate ever. Standard on SLT and Denali, the MultiPro Tailgate features six unique functions and positions, offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode and easier access to items in the box.

The MultiPro Tailgate also incorporates a step entry and egress mode that, when paired with the assist handle, offers both step and seated functionality, with a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg). Ease of use is enhanced with two buttons on the tailgate handle that allow convenient inner gate release.

This multifunctional tailgate offers proven strength and durability, having undergone more testing and validation than any tailgate in GM’s history. Sierra is the first and only truck to offer the MultiPro Tailgate, providing premium truck customers the ultimate flexibility. MultiPro Tailgate will be standard on Denali and SLT.

The cargo boxes also offer best-in-class cargo volume — 63 cubic feet (1,784 liters) on the short box, as well as additional tie-downs and a new, available 110-volt power outlet. The bed continues to be made of roll-formed, high-strength steel, yet a revised alloy offers 50 percent more strength than the current model.

The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer, later in the model year, an available GMC exclusive and industry-first carbon fiber box — the CarbonPro — developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality of the truck. It replaces the standard steel inner panels and floor with a lightweight, purpose-designed carbon fiber composite that offers best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.

“In 116 years of making GMC pickup trucks, our industry-first carbon fiber box is the toughest and most durable pickup box we have ever made,” Aldred said.

The new CarbonPro box is 62 pounds (28 kg) lighter than the steel version, and is one example of GMC’s strategic use of materials in engineering the Sierra. The strategy also incorporates aluminum for the doors, hood and tailgate, while relying on steel for the fenders, roof and standard cargo box to shave up to 360 pounds (163 kg) from Sierra compared today’s model.

ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App
The 2019 Sierra offers a more confident towing experience thanks to GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, standard on Denali and SLT. The trailering system includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring.

Many of the Trailering App’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the MyGMC app on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.

The next generation Sierra also offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park Brake to help with perfect positioning when hitching. The available side view cameras and a trailer-mounted HD camera provide additional assistance when driving down the road or in reverse. With exclusive Trailer Theft Detection, owners can receive text and mobile alerts from OnStar when the trailer has been detached from the truck without permission.   

Purposeful technologies
Seamless, driver-focused technology has long been a Denali standard, and the 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark by incorporating purposeful technologies.

These technologies work together to increase functionality and enhance comfort and convenience. Highlights include:

•    Segment-first Multi-color 3x7 Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is the first full-size truck to offer this technology, which projects key vehicle information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight.
•    Advanced GMC infotainment: This new, dynamic platform offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition. Sierra Denali’s standard 8-inch diagonal system includes navigation. 
•    Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror: This available dual-function interior mirror offers an optimized camera view that can help the driver’s view around potential vision obstructions such as occupants or cargo, while also offering a greater field of vision. This next gen system features a higher resolution camera, a higher resolution display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. A conventional mirror view is also available.
•    Surround Vision: Offering a bird’s-eye view of the truck, this available feature displays an overhead image on the infotainment screen, helping the driver detect potential obstacles when backing up, including when trailering.
•    Full suite of advanced safety features: The 2019 Sierra Denali offers a full range of available advanced safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

Sierra performance
New versions of the proven 6.2L and 5.3L V-8 engines will be joined by an all-new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, expanding the powertrain lineup for the 2019 Sierra.

The 5.3L and 6.2L engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on one to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency. The new diesel builds on GMC’s expertise with Duramax turbo-diesels offered in Sierra HD and Canyon models. The available 6.2L and 3.0L engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sierra Denali features an exclusive Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It employs sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds.

Coming this fall
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT go on sale this fall. Additional details will be released closer to the start of production.

About GMC
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hino XL Series Reveal



The All-New Hino XL Series: Hino Trucks Enters into Class 8 with Diligence!! We unveiled our new line of trucks in a ‘big’ way at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis! Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches us into the Class 8 market for the first time in the U.S. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s legendary A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Coolest truck bed cargo box I have ever seen by Cargo Glide : SEMA 2017



While at SEMA 2017 I spotted this amazing cargo box on a slide out system for trucks and vans. This thing slides out incredibly far transforming your truck into a "command center".

For marksmen, it can hold all your firearms, ammo, targets and support gear.

 If you are a tradesman you can clearly see the possibilities. I especially like the roof top cargo rack that slides over to the side and down so you don't need to climb into your truck bed to access your gear. CargoGlide also makes slide out racks for vans and other pickups.
    www.cargoglide.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ford Uses Allen Park Climatic Wind Tunnel to Prepare Vehicles for Winter




DEARBORN, Mich., – With Old Man Winter on his way, Ford vehicles are ready to meet the harsh demands of extreme cold and heavy snow. That, in large part, is thanks to the company’s climatic wind tunnel, which tests the winter-readiness and reliability of Ford vehicles in blizzard-like conditions. Ford moved snow testing to the Allen Park, Michigan facility in 2006.

Engineers bring the outdoors in

The climatic wind tunnel allows Ford to take cold weather testing off the roads and conduct it inside, where engineers can replicate wintry conditions year-round. At the facility, all Ford vehicles – from F-150 to Fiesta – are subjected to worst-case winter scenarios so they are prepared to navigate snowstorms.

Engineers simulate conditions from extreme freezing to blistering desert temperatures, from as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind testing conditions can reach hurricane-like speeds of up to 125 mph, blowing snow at the front of the vehicle to simulate a blizzard.

To simulate worst-case scenarios, Ford vehicles are required to carry a full load of passengers and cargo. Some are made to tow heavy loads in these conditions.

Since snow can choke a vehicle’s engine, engineers continuously monitor air intake. The team also checks whether shift linkages freeze up, and where on the vehicle snow accumulates.

Besides a four-hour test in the climatic wind tunnel, Ford vehicles also undergo two days of snow-related testing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, near Sault Ste. Marie.

Equipped for slip

Ford prepares its vehicles to conquer winter with a stellar set of features, including a heated steering wheel, and heated front and rear seats available for Ford Explorer, as well as front and rear camera washers.

What’s more, Explorer’s intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, providing precise handling and traction. The driver uses a dial on the center console to shift on the fly, selecting among four terrain management modes – normal, sand, mud and, of course, snow.

Ultimately, these features, along with the performance and endurance tests all Ford vehicles undergo, help ensure each one will perform safely and reliably – no matter the weather.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Muncie's Advantage+ snow and ice control system


Muncie's Advantage+ snow and ice control system combines two new unique technologies to increase reliability and revolutionize the method in which snow and ice removal fleets are operated and maintained.

Our Wi-Fi powered real-time support link enables engineers to remotely view hydraulic system information and electronically adjust valves and system parameters to keep the truck on the road.

Find out more at: https://www.munciepower.com/products/detail/advantage_plus


Friday, March 9, 2018

CargoGlide CG1500XL Bed Slide Product Review at AutoCustoms.com



The CargoGlide turns the floor of your truck bed into a moving platform so you can easily reach the contents of your truck just by sliding it out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rack-it Modular Truck Rack For Camper Shell or Truck Cap

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Gary shows off a fully assembled modular truck rack designed to allow a camper shell or truck cap to be installed on the truck. http://www,rackitinc.com

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ampliroll Product Spotlight: Sparks, Nevada Takes Delivery of a 65,000-lb. Hooklift System/24.5-ton Crane “Package”

Needing a hooklift system/mobile crane combination for use in its municipal storm clean-up operations, the city of Sparks, Nevada reached out to Ampliroll for a 65,000-lb. hooklift system and an Ampliroll-branded 24.5-ton crane body.

 


In selecting the package, the suburb of 90,000-plus just east of Reno took advantage of Ampliroll’s engineering expertise in general, and its hydraulic crane experience in particular. Ampliroll is owned by Fassi Group — one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hydraulic cranes. Of course, all Ampliroll hook loader/crane combinations are carefully evaluated for use by the company’s engineering staff in the United States.

With the Ampliroll Hooklift System/Ampliroll Body package, the municipality gains remarkable flexibility … and considerable value. When the crane is not required, it’s disconnected from the hook loader hydraulic system, removed and stored onsite for future use. The time required? About five minutes!

 


Crane operations are just one of the many uses the city of Sparks has found for its new hook loader system — the second they’ve purchased from Enoven Truck Body & Equipment, an Ampliroll dealer located in West Sacramento, California. With the quick removal of the 24.5 ton meter crane, the Ampliroll Hooklift-equipped flatbed is ready to roll on another body for its next job assignment.
This example of a hard-working hook loader/crane combination is just one of many others that have been successfully engineered, fabricated and installed by Ampliroll through its nationwide dealer network.

Other municipalities and companies are encouraged to take advantage of the engineering expertise and worldwide resources of Ampliroll and Fassi Group. For these users, the hooklift system/changeable body concept is a proven way to save money by re-purposing a single Ampliroll-equipped truck chassis for multiple jobs as needed.

For selection, savings and service, make Ampliroll your first choice in hydraulic hook lift systems. 


Ampliroll Hooklift Systems are manufactured by Marrel – the inventor of hooklifts in 1969 and first again in bringing them to users across the U.S. in 1980. Today, Ampliroll is the nation’s leading provider of hooklift systems.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Snowplow Overview - Godwin, Henke and Cirus Components - Enoven Truck Body


AJ with Enoven Truck Bodies give a demonstration of a heavy duty snowplow with a Godwin dump body, Henke spreader and Cirus controls.  See more at http://www.enovenind.com


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

eNow Powering Possibilities for Transportation Companies



eNow helps commercial transportation companies and recreational vehicle owners reduce the total cost of ownership of their vehicle and become more comfortable, compliant and environmentally responsible. eNow's solar energy solutions create everlasting energy for the vehicle and its auxiliary equipment.

 Visit Booth 3375 at NTEA Work Truck Show — March 6–9, 2018 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Switch N Go Custom Dump Body - Enoven Truck Body


Sam with Enoven Truck Body goes over a custom dump body with a Switch N Go body dumping and removal system.  See more at http://www.enovenind.com

To have your junk removed contact The Junk Revolution at http://www.thejunkrevolution.com


Friday, February 23, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Work Truck Show® - North America's largest work truck event

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The Work Truck Show® is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses, and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals; set up meetings with current suppliers or customers; find solutions to resolve technical issues; and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.
The Show is the ultimate resource for industry professionals, offering the opportunity to:

    See the latest vocational truck and equipment displays, with product experts available at exhibitor booths
  •     Meet with current and prospective suppliers
  •     Find solutions to critical technical questions
  •     Interact with thousands of peers
  •     Gain insight into recent industry and market trends
Work Truck Week is where the industry comes to learn, network and find what they need to get the job done. Each year, we offer more options to build your Show experience. From exhibits, education and special events - you pick. Find your reasons to attend.

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


Monday, February 19, 2018

Enoven Truck Body offers the full lineup of Boss Snow Plows and Spreaders

 

We can upfit your existing vehicle or build out a full ready to work snow plow vehicle with spreaders and all.

Take a look at the product catalog from the Boss Brochure: http://enovenind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017truck-equipment-brochure.pdf

 Call us today for a quote.

 (916) 372-9692

Enoven Truck Body and Equipment
 2904 Duluth Street
W. Sacramento, CA 95691

Thursday, February 15, 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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Renewable Gas Supply Issue

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For several years there have been significant efforts to capture and divert fugitive renewable gases toward the transportation sector where, as a replacement for diesel in heavy duty vehicles, the fuel can do tremendous good. This is particularly true in California where many progressive policies have been passed to divert organic waste from traditional, unsustainable disposal methods and reduce emissions of climate-altering short lived climate pollutants.

However, some opponents of using renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel question whether there is enough supply of renewable gas. The doubts that they raise about supply lead them to conclude that RNG is not an energy source that should be taken seriously.

Supply vs. Demand
Some claim that policy makers should not invest resources in developing the markets for renewable gas, particularly in the transportation sector, in part because the supply of renewable gas in the state will never match the demand, and will only be capable of replacing a small fraction of the fuel consumption that is currently fed by fossil gas. They point to recent studies that suggest the potential quantity of economically recoverable gas in California is no more than ten percent of the fuel demand in the transportation sector. 

Learn more at: https://www.act-news.com/news/renewable-gas-supply-issue/