Saturday, July 14, 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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Aluminum Service Bodies by Reading


 Reading Truck Body

Made exclusively from recycled aluminum, our award-winning aluminum service bodies are a green alternative that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. Aluminum work truck bodies are increasingly in demand due to the many benefits they deliver, including lightweight construction that is easier on a truck’s drive train, in addition to the fuel savings you enjoy. Aluminum also won’t rust, so your trucks look great and your service truck bodies serve many years before you would even consider a replacement. Aluminum industrial truck bodies are durable, too, delivering the reliable performance you need for difficult work.


Learn more at: https://www.readingbody.com/products/service-bodies/

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Lightning Systems to Offer 150-Mile Range Electric Ford Transit


Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems. -


Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems’ line of battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric vans will now include a 150-mile range model, designed for three-shift operations and long-distance routes, according to the company.

The 150-mile model joins the company's existing 50-mile and 100-mile range models of the  Ford Transit LightningElectric, Lightning Systems said.

The Ford Transit 350HD equipped with the zero-emissions LightningElectric drivetrain achieves 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to Lightning Systems. The testing is part of the newly released 2018 CARB efficiency and range validation test procedures for medium-duty vehicles.

LightningElectric is available for the Ford Transit as part of Ford’s eQVM program. The product, which went on sale earlier this year, is available for heavy-duty Ford Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating, according to the company. Ford’s vehicle warranty covers the base chassis for vehicles with the Lightning drivetrain. Ford QVM dealers and upfitters perform installations and service.

The batteries of the all-electric Lightning vans can be fast-charged in 30 minutes for the 50-mile version and 90 minutes for the 150-mile version, the company said. Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric has a payload capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.

Source: https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/302714/lightning-systems-adds-150-mile-range-electric-ford-transit

Thursday, July 5, 2018

2018 Ford F-150 – Review and Road Test


Despite the F-150’s sales leadership Ford continues to innovate their full-size pickup truck. Combining lightweight aluminum construction and a range of powerful engines with countless bed, cab, and equipment choices there is an F-150 for all needs and budgets. In this video Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio commands the latest F-150 to see if it deserves its status as the king of pickup trucks.

Monday, July 2, 2018

EverLast™ Service Bodies

UtilityFX™



The BrandFX line of EverLast™ Service Bodies are made from advanced composite construction that deliver a high-strength and lightweight build with industry-leading durability—providing up to 20 years of continual use. That’s why BrandFX has been named the Life Cycle Value Leader.

Our composite body design offers numerous advantages compared to traditional steel and aluminum bodies, including zero-corrosion and zero-oxidation construction that will not bend, dent, crack or rust. The lighter weight bodies are also up to 60% lighter, improving fuel efficiency and reducing wear on tire, brakes, and suspension systems. To top it all off, these premium service bodies are designed to maintain their quality appearance for a sleek, professional look across entire service fleets.

Feel free to download our whitepaper, Advanced Composite Construction Changing the Truck Body Business. for in-depth discussion about how composite bodies are revolutionizing the industry.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Reading Truck Body Introduces the RVSL Steelhawk™ - 2018 NTEA



Something big landed at the 2018 Work Truck Show as Reading Truck Body introduced the new RVSL Steelhawk™. The much lighter RVSL Steelhawk is made with A60 Galvannealed Steel for optimal corrosion resistance and comes standard with steel diamond plated floors for better grip and slip resistance, and has more load-carrying capacity. This RVSL Steelhawk, designed for the Ford Transit cutaway chassis, is up to 700 lbs. lighter than current Ready Van SL bodies without compromising functionality or durability. That saves real money on fuel without impacting your ability to get the job done. Backed by Reading Truck’s legacy of service, the RVSL Steelhawk has a comprehensive six-year structural warranty and a three-year coating warranty. Standard packages include: secure, weather-tight compartments, interior & exterior LED lighting, easy cab access, infinitely adjustable shelving, and small parts storage.

Tuesday, June 26, 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