Thursday, February 28, 2019

Green Truck Summit at the 2019 Work Truck Show

When and where

Tuesday, March 5
JW Marriott Indianapolis
8:30 a.m.–5 p. m.

Green Truck Summit & Fleet Technical Congress Conference & Trade Show Package registrants have the opportunity to attend March 5 general sessions for both events as well as Work Truck Show concurrent sessions on March 5–7.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

EZ STAK - Your one stop shop



EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of modular interior storage systems for work trucks, service bodies, vans and trailers. We pride ourselves on delivering custom-fit and turnkey solutions, so whether you need a work-ready trailer, upfits to van interiors or just cabinets for your fleet, we’ve got you covered. And because we only use products made of high-grade aluminum or galvanized steel, they’re built to last — an average of 12 years, in fact.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Harbor 3-Piece Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure, Material Rack and Conduit Box

Store and Secure your tools, materials and equipment
in your Harbor Service Body








This Harbor body includes an optional 3-piece cargo bed enclosure installed on the service body to keep those items in there out of sight and out of mind. The top opens up two thirds of the bed area when opened and glides smoothly on teflon pads. The other unique thing on this is the way the rear is finished. Most commonly, the rear would be barn doors with no tailgate and this one retained the tail gate also has modifiedthe  barn doors with a HD lock assembly to boot.

This unit has a HD material rack with a conduit box and master lock system to make life easy on the job site.

This rig has plenty of storage and security. See more from Harbor at www.htbi.net

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fleet Technical Congress ar 2019 Work Truck Show

 

Fleet Technical Congress presents strategies and processes to help fleet managers take advantage of the technology revolution and find creative solutions to enhance fleet operations.
Key topics
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Strategies to secure fuel supplies
  • Using data to design work trucks
  • Ensuring a reliable fleet power supply
  • Last-mile delivery
 Learn more at: http://www.worktruckshow.com/fleettechnicalcongress


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Harbor CraneMaster Body - West Coast Style Personalized to Meet Your Every Need...



CraneMaster bodies represent an open design that permits you to choose all the appointments to meet your every need when using 2,000-4,000 lb. cranes with capacity up to 12,000 ft.-lb. The west coast service body design is the preferred style for these cranes. Harbor has sorted out which cranes go with which bodies. Tell us what weight you are loading and what length of crane you need to get the job done (length in feet x weight in lb. = ft. lb.) and we’ll put you in the right combination. Then, we’ll help you choose from among the many options that will make this your personal design!

Find more at: www.htbi.net



Thursday, February 14, 2019

Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms

 Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms


Understanding the many industry acronyms and terms can be overwhelming. This quick guide can get you up to speed on some of the most important terms and meanings.

GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight
This is the total weight of the truck, including all passengers, drivers, cargo, accessories, fuel, and fluid in the engine at any point in time. It is important that this measurement does not go over the GVWR, or it can be a safety hazard.

GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
This is the maximum total vehicle weight that is safe for the truck, established by the chassis manufacturer. The weight of the truck, any cargo, and passengers including the driver, as well as any fuel and fluid in the engine is included in the rating. Chassis manufacturers will most often set the GVWR lower than the combined axle ratings (the total amount of weight an individual axle can carry). This is due to the chassis manufacturer’s internal safety standards for durability, stability, and handling, as well as SAE International test protocols.

GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating
Everything that moves with the vehicle is included in the GCWR. The weight of the truck, any cargo, passengers including the driver, any fluid or fuel in the truck, as well as the weight of the trailer and the trailer’s cargo is included. Exceeding the GCWR can cause a safety hazard.

Payload
The cargo carrying capacity of a vehicle is the payload. It is calculated by subtracting the vehicles’ weight including passengers and the driver from the GVWR. Exceeding the Payload capacity can cause damage to your suspension, chassis, frame, tires, and many other parts of the truck.

CA – Cab to Axle
The cab-to-axle measurement is the distance from the back of the truck cab to the center of the rear axle. Clear CA or effective CA is the distance from the rear surface of any obstruction behind the cab to the center of the rear axle. If you have a tandem axle truck, then it is measured to the midpoint between the two rear axles. This measurement can help you determine the length of the body that can be mounted on the chassis.

Wheelbase
The wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear axles. When the truck has more than two axels, it is the distance between the steering axle and the center point of the driving axle group. This can affect body installation, weight distribution, and truck performance.

SRW – Single Rear Wheel
A single rear wheel refers to a chassis that has one wheel on each side of the rear axle. Single Rear wheels make for smoother driving without cargo, as well as easier driving in cities, suburbs, and highways. These trucks are more affordable to purchase outright, and have better fuel economy. A single rear wheel has less towing capability than a dual rear wheel, and less stability when towing in windy conditions.

DRW – Dual Rear Wheel
A dual rear wheel refers to a chassis that has two wheels on each side of the rear axle. This feature is a must if you are towing large payloads, or driving through rough terrain. It adds stability to your truck which increases safety for your divers and cargo. Having a dual rear wheel will allow the driver to safely get off the road in the case of a tire blowing out. Trucks with a dual rear wheel can be difficult to maneuver in cities, where parking and tight streets can be challenging. This feature can also reduce the truck’s mpg, especially in cities, and increase maintenance costs, because there are at least two extra tires to replace or rotate.

CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
The vehicle’s GVWR is one of the factors that will effect whether the diver needs a CDL. If the truck has a GVWR, and GVW of 26,000 lbs. or lower, the driver does not need a CDL.

Class A
A Class A license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more. This includes towing a trailer weighing over 10,000 lbs. which makes the vehicle and trailer rating over 26,001 lbs.

Class B
A Class B license is required to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR or 26,001 lbs. or more, and/or a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or heavier that is towing another vehicle weighting up to 10,000 lbs.

Class C
A Class C license is required if the vehicle you intend to drive does not meet the criteria for either Class A or B and it is meant to transport either: 16 or more passengers including the driver or hazardous material.

Original Source: NTEA Truck Equipment Glossary


Blog Source: https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2018/08/quick-guide-to-industry-acronyms

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

GMC Sierra 1500 Turbo 4-cyl. Gas Engine Half-Ton Pickup

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation

2019 Sierra 1500 'Elevation' takes monochrome, blacked-out route, features GM's new 2.7L turbo truck engine

GMC's next-gen Sierra 1500 lineup includes an Elevation edition—although it's now more focused on appearance than sport truck performance, which is how the Elevation came onto the scene among the previous-generation Sierras in 2015. But on that note, its engine may be a surprise high point.

The Sierra Elevation, which will be available starting this fall, joins the SLT, off-road-themed AT4, and high-society Denali trims that will be available on the 2019 Sierra 1500. With their tall front grille and curved "blade"-style headlights, the new Sierra 1500s all are designed for a standout look.

The Elevation model takes that farther, however, with body-color door handles, bumpers, and grille surround as well as a black grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim, and 20-in. wheels.

To outfit the Elevation for more serious off-road use, you'll want the available X31 Off Road package, which includes a specially tuned suspension with Rancho shocks, locking rear differential, protective underbody skid plates, heavy-duty air filter, dual exhaust system, a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, all-terrain tires, and hill descent control.

Or for towing, the Sierra's available ProGrade trailering system incorporating multiple cameras and backing guidance overlays is designed to make backing and hooking up to a trailer simple even for noobs.


Read more at:
https://www.fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/turbo-4-cyl-gas-engine-half-ton-pickups?NL=FO-005&Issue=FO-005_20180726_FO-005_423&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&utm_rid=CPENT000004488230&utm_campaign=19491&utm_medium=email&elq2=37ca0058cd7849c09177f63dff3ee1e1

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Knapheide KUV Utility Van Is Very Popular With Contractors


Ron Sadler, Commercial Department Manager shows off a very popular unit on a cutaway van. This is an 11' KUV enclosed service body that is very popular with plumbers and many other contractors too. There's room inside to carry tall items, pipe, and much more, plus all the storage on the outside that is under lock and key. It is also low to the ground to make it easy to get in and out of the cab or the back end.

See more about our commercial truck department at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Work Vehicle Ergonomics - Decked



DECKED drawers slide your payload of tools, gear and other supplies out right at waist height. This white paper, prepared by a third party expert, studies how toolbox solutions like DECKED are shown to save time and money.

DECKED drawers slide your payload of tools, gear and other supplies out right at waist height. This white paper, prepared by a third party expert, studies how toolbox solutions like DECKED are shown to save time and money.


Learn more at: https://decked.com/blogs/decked/ergonomic-white-paper-supports-decked

Monday, February 4, 2019

New Slide Out Bed Boxes from Buyers Products offer secure storage in the bed of your truck

 

Constructed from reinforced aluminum with an industry-leading top load weight capacity, auto locking detents and built-in gasket with rain gutter, these bed boxes can be customized using  horizontal and vertical partitions. Now available in natural, black, or white finish. 
  • Industry-leading weight capacity up to 500 lbs for drawers and 800 lbs for top load (evenly distributed)
  • Heavy duty reinforced aluminum box and drawer construction
  • Drawer automatically detents into a locked position every 8 inches for controller motion and convenience. Releases easily with push button.
  • Industry-leading customization with movable dividers to accommodate tools and hardware.
  • Locking push button with key
  • Full door gasket and rain gutter for four-sided protection against the elements.
  • Mounting hardware included along with predrilled mounting holes
  • Available in black and white powder coat finishes as well as natural aluminum (no powder coat finish)
  • Comes complete with dividers, additional divider kits also available.

    Learn more at:  https://www.buyersproducts.com/bedbox


Saturday, February 2, 2019

GMC Invites Customers to “Step Up Like A Pro”


New advertising campaign highlights how GMC’s MultiPro tailgate is revolutionizing the truck segment


 
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DETROIT — Today GMC debuts “Step Up Like A Pro,” a new campaign featuring the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate offered on the next generation Sierra. The launch film, “Anthem,” encourages customers to step up to GMC, confirming the 2019 GMC Sierra’s status as the premium model among all trucks.
“‘Step Up Like A Pro’ is an empowering call to action that resonates with truck owners, encouraging them to reach higher in their lives and not accept the ordinary. ‘Anthem’ continues to define our GMC ‘We Are Professional Grade’ standards and signals landmark change to the industry,” said Rich Latek, director of GMC Marketing.  
A GMC exclusive, the available world’s-first MultiPro tailgate is the most revolutionary tailgate ever, offering six functions and positions for enhanced second-tier loading, load-stop solutions and easier access to items in the cargo box, including:
1.    Primary gate — opens from the key fob, from inside the truck or via a button on the gate.
2.    Primary gate load stop — helps prevent items from sliding out of the box.
3.    Easy access — the inner gate folds down, allowing a deeper reach into the box.
4.    Full-width step — the inner gate folds into a large step for easy access and holds up to 375 pounds.
5.    Inner gate load stop — helps prevent second-tier items from sliding out of the box.
6.    Inner gate with work surface — when opened, provides a work surface as well as second-tier loading.
The campaign launches across numerous media channels and consumer touchpoints with innovative content, some of which “breaks” out of a user’s social feed. Broadcast TV will show commercials during both Wild Card games on ESPN today, including a 60-second version of “Anthem.”
Consumers join the conversation on social media using GMC’s Facebook or Twitter pages.
GMC
At GMC, professional grade means attention to detail and precision. From the 2019 GMC Sierra, featuring the world’s-first MultiPro tailgate, to the compact SUV Terrain, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. Our trucks and SUVs deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with Denali representing the pinnacle of GMC design and performance and the newly launched AT4 sub-brand taking premium capability off-road. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @gmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc