Friday, October 28, 2016

Ford F-150 Strobe Light Kit



The Ford F-150 now offers an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit for fleet customers.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

BEDSLIDE truck bed drawer system features and benefits



Learn how a BEDSLIDE will change the way you use your truck bed. Never crawl under your tonneau cover or truck cap again. Use the BEDSLIDE to slide all you stuff right to you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Riding the roads with Big Red

 

Fleet Owner recently got a second crack at one of Ford Motor Co.’s full-size Transit vans – affectionately dubbed “Big Red” – for a week-long test drive, putting the vehicle through its paces (loaded and unloaded) over 602.4 miles of highway and urban driving conditions across the state of Virginia. One big perk included with this Transit test model: satellite radio. That premium option provided 24/7 access to classic heavy metal music. (All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner)

See the whole story at: http://fleetowner.com/equipment/riding-roads-big-red#slide-3-field_images-199251


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review: Knapheide platform bed is versatile and functional


 

It’s a great commercial van. Ample power. Low cabin noise. Great maneuverability. Top notch all the way around. But part of what makes Transit such a great worksite workhorse is its versatility. Available in three roof heights, three lengths, two wheelbases, with three engines options and in cargo van or passenger wagon configurations, there is a seemingly endless list of upfit possibilities.

Case in point, Knapheide’s Value-Master-X (PVMX) platform bed, which was fitted to a 2015 Transit 250 chassis cab I was recently able to drive. Featuring solid steel construction and available in widths of 80 inch for single wheeled vehicles or  96 inch and 102 inch for dual rear wheels, the platform and can be ordered in lengths ranging from 8 feet to 26 feet.

The PVMX comes with different flooring options – wood, steel, diamond plate or Polyboard – and numerous bulkhead styles.

My Transit test unit was equipped with 12 foot platform, 80 inches wide for the single rear wheel unit.

IMG_3415The Polyboard flooring – not susceptible to weathering and cracking – provided a more rugged surface than wood decking, and was lighter than steel flooring. As an added bonus, it looked pretty cool.

The platform featured an LED light kit, an ICC rear bumper and BHG Bulkhead – a drop in rectangular style bulkhead with a punched window for visibility that also featured reinforcing gussets on each side to increase structural integrity

Two 36 inch Roughneck underbody toolboxes were mounted one for each side, as well as an underbody tie down rail. This was more than ample room for my tools of the day: a suitcase and laptop case.

The PVMX is surely to be an attractive option for vocations who need to haul large items on the bed while needing to keep tools and other small accessories handy.

- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/review-knapheide-platform-bed-is-versatile-and-functional/#sthash.O9mCTyvv.dpuf


Friday, October 21, 2016

Highway Products Service Body - Customized for Customer Requirements



Highway Products will build a work truck customized for the customers requirements. Every customer has unique requirements for their particular trade or specific application. Certain contractors have found that a service body configured in a certain way has great benefit to them in making their daily work easier, perhaps reducing waste or getting the job done quicker. Maybe its the storage of tools and equipment,access of cabinets or ladders in a certain way. Maybe its lockable compartments, or access to the welder or air supply, etc.Maybe its adding outside scene or inside cabinet lights for night work. There are many ways to configure a work truck, many features to add that will add benefits to the contractor or municipal utility.

Find out more at: http://www.highwayproducts.com/

Sortimo: Intelligent mobility-unlimited possibilities



Intelligent mobility for all workday heroes. We research and develop, so that you can concentrate on your job and bring over 40 years of expertise for your safety with us.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

STX Appeal: New Ford F-150 and F-Series Super Duty STX Models Provide Style and Value at Great Price

  •     Ford adds special interior and exterior upgrades to offer stylish, value-oriented trucks with the STX Appearance Package for 2017 F-Series Trucks
  •     Positioned between XL work and XLT mid-level models, STX available for 2017 F-150 and Super Duty
  •     Customers can order the STX package on F-150 in either SuperCab or SuperCrew and on Super Duty in any cab configuration from Ford dealers today
DEARBORN, MI – Ford, America’s truck leader, is giving entry-level truck customers a new option to find the truck of their dreams with great infotainment features and stylish design at an affordable price.

The STX Appearance Package will be available for 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks, building on the success of the previous generation F-150 STX. This will be the first time F-Series Super Duty is offered with the STX package.

“STX is for customers who want the utility of an F-Series truck in a stylish, well-optioned package at a competitive price,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager.

Positioned between the XL and XLT models, STX adds a stylish exterior and many interior features that aren’t normally available on the entry level F-150:
  •     20-inch machined-aluminum wheels with dark gray painted pockets
  •     Black billet-style grille with body-color surround and black mesh insert
  •     Body-color front fascia and front and rear bumpers
  •     SYNC® 3 with 8-inch center stack touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™
  •     Privacy glass
  •     Unique black sport cloth seats with Flow-through Console and steering column-mounted shifter
  •     STX Sport Box decal
  •     Fog lamps
  •     Manual driver and passenger lumbar support
The F-150 with the STX package is available with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 5.0-liter V8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost.

The Super Duty STX Appearance package brightens up the exterior with chrome features and unique badging. The package is available with either the 6.2-liter V8 gas engine, or the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel, and adds the following to the XL trim:
  •     Bright chrome grille
  •     Chrome front and rear step bumpers
  •     STX fender vent badge
  •     Unique aluminum wheels
  •     Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
  •     Bright hub covers (SRW only)
  •     AM/FM stereo with single CD/MP3 player
Available in either SuperCab or SuperCrew configurations on F-150, and in all cab configurations in Super Duty, the STX package bundles numerous features together to give customers a great value truck.

The STX package is available to order through dealers on both models now.

The F-150 STX starts at: $35,615.

F-250 STX starts at $34,910, and F-350 STX starts at $36,080.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Prime Design: Rear Access Ladder



Prime Design, a Safe Fleet brand, introduces a new product that makes accessing equipment on high-roof cargo vans safer. Weighing less than 20 pounds, the ladder installs in minutes without drilling and eliminates using a slippery tire or bumper as a step surface providing superior stability in accessing roof cargo. Made from anodized aluminum, the ladder resists corrosion from harsh road chemicals and provides Prime Design’s standard three-year warranty.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Exploring the Smart Features



We took our group of truck customers on the road to see firsthand, how Ford is helping to lead the way in driver-assist technology making it easy to own work with the smartest Super Duty ever.

From a 360-degree bird’s-eye-view camera system to Lane Keeping alert*, see how the 2017 Super Duty helps drivers navigate more effectively on the road and on the worksite.

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Work Truck Show® 2017 registration and housing open

 

Registration and housing for The Work Truck Show 2017 are available at worktruckshow.com. The event is scheduled March 14-17, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana). Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 14, and the exhibit hall is open March 15-17.

Note: this year, we're offering more streamlined registration packages to make it even easier to select the options you want. Already know you want to register? Click here.

Not yet an NTEA member? Join today to receive discounted member pricing on registration.

Book your room at discounted, NTEA-negotiated rates by calling 317-262-8191, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. EST or visiting worktruckshow.com

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Friday, October 7, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Forester Approved | We Own Work | Ford Tough



As a forester, Tim Pope from Terry Tree Service knows a thing or two about toughness. Hear what he had to say about getting up close and personal with the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty Driver Assist Technology | Ford Super Duty | Ford Tough



See how the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty has increased its smart technologies to make this the smartest Super Duty ever.