Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tommy Gate - Railgate Series - Bi-Fold, High-Cycle Models Operation


Operational Video for the Tommy Gate Railgate Series, Bi-Fold High-Cycle Models. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Air N Arc 250 Walk-Around Video


A brief walk-around video demonstrating the benefits of our ALL-IN-ONE Power System and the advantages this piece of equipment has over the competition.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lincoln AirVantage Operation Tour


Video tour of how to operate the air compressor on your Lincoln Air Vantage system.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from Harbor Truck Bodies!


Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a Very Happy New Year

Friday, December 23, 2016

Ram 1500 Dominates Cost-of-Ownership Diesel Analysis


Just because you have a diesel engine in your full-size pickup truck doesn’t automatically mean you’re saving money. There are many factors that have to be considered. In fact, according to the most recent Vincentric U.S. Diesel Analysis, only one full-size diesel choice is more cost-effective than its gasoline-engine counterpart: the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Vincentric is an automotive data company that calculates which cars and trucks have the lowest and highest cost of ownership based on several key factors. In its U.S. Diesel Analysis, the firm calculated the comparative costs of owning a gas engine pickup versus a diesel (where applicable). Not surprisingly — since there is only one small V-6 diesel in a full-size pickup — when calculating the cost of fuel, maintenance, insurance, repairs and more over five years and 15,000 miles between diesel and gas V-8 engines, several versions of the 2016 Ram 1500 came out on top. The calculations did not favor any of the three-quarter or one-ton diesel pickups due in large part to their substantial cost premium over the gas equivalent.

This particular survey did not compare Ram 1500 EcoDiesel numbers with the 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar gas engine (only the Hemi V-8), nor did it include the Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon I-4 diesel and V-6 gas engines. Our guess is that those vehicles would have scored pretty well here, too, given the parameters and assumptions.

Note: The survey calculated fuel prices at $2.20 for regular unleaded, $2.47 for mid-grade, $2.71 for premium and $2.39 for diesel, depending on what the factory recommendations called for. Of course, these fuel prices will vary depending on where you live. Additionally, people who purchase full-size pickups, especially ones with diesel engines, are much more likely to keep their pickup longer than just five years. Still, there are some interesting results here.

The most cost-effective full-size two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive four-door diesel pickups when compared to their gas V-8 counterparts were:

—Ram 1500 HFE Quad Cab 2WD short-wheelbase, with a total-cost-of-ownership savings of $3,323

—Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4WD short-wheelbase, with a total cost savings of $3,042

—Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4WD long-wheelbase, with a total cost savings of $1,926

—Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD short-wheelbase, with a total-cost-of-ownership savings of $1,920

—Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab 4WD short-wheelbase, with a total cost savings of $1,918

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/12/ram-1500-dominates-cost-of-ownership-diesel-analysis.html


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

How BOLT Locks Work


A brief video demonstration on how a BOLT Lock works.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Harbor WorkMaster Body - Great for Advertising Your Business!




Advertise your business on the side of the WorkMaster body. Here are a couple of examples, notice that whether its on the larger WorkMaster or the smaller WorkMaster, you get a very large proportional space to promote your business. Good for plumbers, good for electricians, good for all kinds of contractors, good for any business!

So go ahead advertise; make it big and bold!  Unless of course you are working undercover like the photo of a Swat Truck WorkMaster body photo below!




Visit our website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Zonar Ushers in a New Era of Fleet Management Technology with Zonar Connect

ELD-Ready Smart Fleet Tablet and Seamless Software Platform Allows Fleets to Customize and Upgrade for Future Growth


Seattle Wash. – October 1, 2016 – Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, today announced Zonar ConnectTM, a next generation tablet and software ecosystem that empowers commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations. Connect allows fleets to seamlessly enter the next era in fleet management technology using a smart fleet platform which is faster, more responsive, readily customizable and more user-friendly than current solutions in the commercial fleet marketplace. This ruggedized, high-performance, easy-to-use tablet delivers management tools for commercial vehicle operations including compliance, safety and efficiency monitoring.

“We are entering an age in connected commercial vehicles where the capabilities go beyond the individual vehicle and extend to fleet management and industry decisions regarding job bidding, safety, efficiency and compliance,” said Ian McKerlich, President of Zonar. “Connect is designed to exceed industry needs with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) readiness, Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR) and a growing number of apps built in a scalable environment to address needs further down the road. We believe that Connect is the path forward for designing and delivering the next generation of solutions for the smart fleet management era.”

Connect is always connected whether it is docked or undocked representing a significant milestone in smart fleet management. For example, a driver can submit a completed EVIR inspection back to dispatch without returning to the cab of the truck. The tablet-based platform further connects vehicles, driver/operators and fleet managers with critical information such as vehicle health, efficiency, driver hours of service, performance, data capture, compliance, safety and asset utilization.

“Just as smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, you soon won’t be able to run your fleet operations efficiently without a smart fleet technology like Connect,” said Brett Brinton, co-founder and CEO of Zonar. “Connect will help operators manage their fleets more effectively as technology changes with hardware that supports over-the-air updates to give them greater flexibility and scalability to grow.”

Connect has the ease of use of everyday consumer devices with the power and ruggedization needed for commercial vehicles. With it, drivers and operators can streamline daily tasks, such as pre- and post-trip inspections; hours of service logging with Roadside ViewTM for compliance inspections; communicating with fleet management; documenting deliveries; navigating routes and – in the case of passenger services – verifying ridership. The tablet also equips drivers and operators with tools that ensure adherence to a broad range of safety and compliance regulations.

Key features:
  • owered by a Quad-Core processor, 2GB of built-in memory and 32GB of storage for enhanced speed and responsiveness
  • Scalable Android™ platform supports options for third-party and custom Zonar apps to increase driver productivity and fleet compliance
  • Compliant with Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD) and Hours of Service regulations
  • Ready for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate with capability for over-the-air software update service
  • LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity keeps drivers connected to fleet managers, dispatch, and operations
  • Constructed with a ruggedized hardware design and a DragontrailTM Glass screen to endure harsh conditions
  • Seamlessly integrates with Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control® web portal and third-party programs including maintenance, payroll, navigation, workforce management software and more

“Zonar Connect tablet and platform represent an extremely compelling offer for fleet managers across a variety of industry verticals,” said Clem Driscoll, president of consulting and research firm C.J. Driscoll & Associates. “It’s a very rugged, state-of-the-art piece of hardware connected to a software ecosystem that offers new flexibility for customers to add third-party apps and upgrade easily as technology advances. It’s clear that Zonar listened to customers and upgraded an already-compelling product based on what they learned.”

For more information on Zonar Connect visit: www.zonarsystems.com/connect

About Zonar
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms for our customers in multiple markets. Our patented, award-winning technology keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Headquartered in Seattle, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta.

For more information about Zonar Systems, go to www.zonarsystems.com

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Tire Test: Some Treads Are Better Than Others



By Bruce W. Smith

Every so often I find myself checking out the tires of the vehicles around me when stopped in traffic, wondering how this or that one performs compared to the factory tires on my pickup truck. My questions become even more pointed in winter: Should I invest in a set of winter tires? Would mud tires be a good choice or all-terrain? Would it be worth the investment to buy a dedicated snow tire and run them half the year?

To find out, we went to the snow-covered hills just a few miles outside Steamboat Springs, Colo. Carved into the deep snow were three perfectly groomed snow courses with big berms and a variety of twists, turns and elevation changes. These tracks are the training grounds for the Bridgestone Winter Driving School. They also serve as the perfect location to test tires — and for us to see how popular pickup tire tread patterns compare when pitted against each other under controlled winter driving conditions.

And even though it's spring, the information we're offering here should help you decide what kind of tires you want next winter.

The Contenders
We spent two days this past winter with Woody Rogers and T.J. Campbell, product information specialists for Tire Rack, comparing popular 275/65R18 tires on a twisting, curving half-mile section of track three behind the wheel of two identical 2016 Ford F-150 4x4s. The tire comparison contenders were:

  • Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT OWL SL (P-metric)
  • Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 SL (P-metric)
  • Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT LT (E load range)
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 RWL LT (C load range)
  • Firestone Destination MT LT (E load range)

Source: www.pickuptrucks.com

Read more at: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/03/winter-tire-test-some-treads-are-better-than-others.html

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Should You Lease or Buy Work Trucks?


Lease or buy? It is one of the most fundamental questions a fleet manager must answer. And, because nothing in business is carved in stone, it is a question that will have to be answered many times over the course of a career.

Many fleet managers have a preference when it comes to acquiring new vehicles. But, ever-changing financial options and business demands can often mean new opportunities — and new doubts. Because no matter what path you choose to acquire new vehicles, there is always a nagging doubt in the back of your mind, wondering if you made the right choice — or could have cut a better deal.

“How you pay for your vehicles and equipment is critical to the purchase decision,” said Lee Gross, commercial brand director at Ford Credit.

He said that leasing and buying both have distinct advantages depending upon your company’s needs and objectives. And, although the many financing choices that confront a fleet manager in acquisition mode can be daunting, he said they actually work in your favor, since the more options you have up front, the better decision you can make for your company.

Carl Webb, vice president and general manager of International’s Medium Duty product line, said that the decision to lease or buy new trucks is as diverse as the universe of fleets and the jobs they do.

“Really, you have to get to know their business before you can give them the right advice,” he said. “Take a small customer — a landscaper with four or five trucks. He’s got a decent business built up and files his own tax returns and wants that vehicle value depreciation working in his favor. Additionally, he can handle the maintenance aspect of ownership. That guy is probably going to buy his trucks for those reasons and because he wants that asset in hand to trade in when it’s time to refresh his fleet.”

In contrast, Webb said many larger fleets — notably beverage companies — have moved away from purchasing to leasing trucks.

“In some cases, it’s because they don’t want to make the investments in infrastructure and personnel required to maintain those vehicles,” he explained. “But, they still want the peace of mind of a comprehensive maintenance program. For them, a lease package that includes full vehicle maintenance allows them to concentrate on their core business — delivering soft drinks or beer — while offloading an expensive maintenance package to a dealership that excels at keeping those trucks rolling.”

Read the whole article at: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/leasing/article/story/2016/11/the-how-s-and-why-s-of-lease-vs-buy.aspx


Friday, December 9, 2016

No pickup matches the premium status of the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali.


From the leather-appointed seating inside to the signature chrome grille outside GMC Director of Design Matt 
None explains why you won’t find another mid-size pickup matching the premium status of the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali. 

For more information about the GMC Canyon Denali, visit: http://www.gmc.com/trucks/canyon-dena..

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola


A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton, at the conclusion of a series of technical briefings on the products on Friday morning. And vocational straight trucks might be close behind.

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An unveiling of a Nikola One, a streamlined sleeper-cab tractor, the previous evening put nearly all emphasis on the long-haul model. But short and regional hauling is as important and the daycab Nikola Two is simpler, he told HDT at the event’s conclusion. Daycab tractor versions would share most operational benefits – low maintenance and operating costs along with zero emissions – with the over-the-road sleeper model.

Vocational markets will include refuse, and Milton said he and his engineers are already planning a chassis for trash collection. Dump and mixer trucks are likewise probable, and all-wheel drive would make them valuable in some on/off-road duties.

An earlier discussion of a Nikola’s likely lifespan included observations that the electric motors and battery “don’t need air to operate,” and the motors, anyway, could be driven into water and emerge undamaged.

Milton said he’s planning 6x6 and 6x4 versions of the fuel cell electric drive chassis; without front-driving gear, steer-axle wheels could cut sharper, aiding maneuverability in a number of applications.

Engineers initially designed the Nikola with a gas-fueled turbine-electric powertrain, but decided to go to hydrogen fuel cells because they’re much quieter and cleaner, and require no emissions certification.  A turbine version is still possible “for sale into markets where we can’t get hydrogen to,” he said.

The company’s plans to build hundreds of hydrogen fueling stations will include parking and shopping areas, and facilities will be “awesome -- they will be destinations,” Milton said. Existing truck stops were considered to be part of the network, but his team didn’t think their facilities were of the quality that Nikola wants for its customers and their drivers.

Production is three years away because durability testing must go through three winter seasons, and safety-related testing of braking systems and other components will also take time. As announced the night before, Fitzgerald Gliders will build the first 5,000 units and Nikola Motor will erect a factory to assemble subsequent vehicles.

Ryder System will handle sales and service for most Nikolas at its 800-plus facilities in the United States and Canada. Thompson Machinery, a Caterpillar dealer in Kentucky and Tennessee and an early investor in Nikola Motor, will have rights to handle Nikolas in those states.

Related: Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low

Monday, December 5, 2016

CargoGlide Gooseneck Application


A unique and  practical application for CargoGlide.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Harbor Truck Bodies - Custom Designed Welders Bodies






It seems that there's no such thing as a standard Welder Body because every welder want something different.Harbor can custom build a Welders Body for each customers unique needs.Here's a 9' Low Pro 34" Open Top Service Body with Stainless Steel lids and with slightly raised front compartments to the standard height of 40" closed compartment style.

This also has a small sized transverse compartment with two compartments for tall gas bottles in storage, while in the main front compartment are bottle brackets and rings for short gas bottles. This also has the rear compartment cut off and an 18" work platform with V-groove on the back plus the standard 8" step bumper.

This is all mounted on a new Dodge 3500 regular cab chassis and makes for a very clean looking rig.

Let Harbor create a unique body for you! Call 800-433-9452. www.htbi.net

Thursday, December 1, 2016

EnPak® - a revolutionary, fully-integrated power system for work trucks.

Enpak T4

EnPak combines a rotary-screw air compressor, hydraulic pump, generator and a 24.8 HP, Tier IV Final diesel engine in a single unit and is fully-functional with the truck turned off. - See more at: https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/engine-driven/enpak-power-system-m00457#sthash.Vxe6pH5R.dpuf



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ram ProMaster Augmented Reality Configurator alllows viewing varuious van interior options



Demo of the Ram ProMaster Augmented Reality Configurator shows how various van interior options can be presented "real time"using an empty van!.


Source: Fast Lane Truck

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SpaceKap on How Its Made


See how we manufacture our Transferable Service Bodies in this video as was shown on Discovery Channel's How It's Made.

Friday, November 25, 2016

CHEVROLET AND GMC EXPAND ALTERNATIVE FUEL FLEET OFFERINGS

Expanded CNG/LPG lineup broadens fuel diversification choices



DETROIT —Chevrolet and GMC announced today that they are partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.

The announcement follows the selection of PSI, based in Wood Dale, Illinois, as General Motors Fleet’s preferred upfitter for CNG and LPG trucks. PSI is one of North America’s largest and most experienced providers of integrated turn-key, alternative-fuel powertrain solutions.

Ship-through will be offered, allowing customers to seamlessly order and take delivery from the same dealer. GM will supply vehicles equipped with the 6.0L V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states. All PSI-modified vehicles are covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty.

The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers. Other recent additions include the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a Duramax 2.8-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans and all-new available 6.6-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engines for the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.

“Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.”

GM Fleet’s partnership with PSI follows customer demand and ongoing investment by companies across the nation in CNG refueling infrastructure.

This month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built. Currently four of the top five “Green Fleets,” as identified by Bobit Media Group, operate CNG-powered vehicles. All of the top 25 fleets use at least two fuels.

GM Fleet: Expanding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Options

Including 2017 and 2018 models, Chevrolet and GMC will offer more than 25 different cars, trucks and vans that use alternate fuels or electric propulsion.

CNG and LPG Models

Chevrolet
Express Cargo
Express Passenger
Express Cutaway
Silverado HD
Low Cab Forward 3500 and 4500

GMC
Savana Cargo
Savana Passenger
Savana Cutaway
Sierra HD

B20-capable Diesel

Chevrolet
Cruze
Colorado
Express
Silverado HD

GMC
Savana
Canyon
Sierra HD

Electric Vehicles and Hybrids

Chevrolet
Bolt EV
Volt
Malibu Hybrid

E85 Ethanol

Chevrolet
Caprice PPV
Equinox
Express
Impala
Silverado
Silverado HD
Suburban
Tahoe

GMC
Savana
Sierra
Sierra HD
Terrain

For more information about available alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, please visit GMFleet.com.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How To Fuel a Propane Autogas Powered Vehicle



Fueling a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered vehicle is not really any more difficult than fueling a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle... just watch!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ford Super Duty Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title



Nov 19, 2016 | HOMESTEAD, Fla.

  •      All-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty claims GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle, pulling a 45 by 92 foot, 4,124 U.S. flag over four laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5 mile track Saturday morning
  •     The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).
  •     Powered by its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, Super Duty delivers maximum gooseneck towing of 32,500 pounds for F-450, class-leading 27,500-pound fifth-wheel towing and class-leading conventional towing of 21,000 pounds; plus a best-in-class maximum payload rating of up to 7,630 pounds.
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016 – Torque rules when pulling big loads and Ford proved that today, setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle with a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty pulling a 4,124 square foot U.S. flag.

The record eclipses the previous mark set earlier this year by Chevrolet with a 40 by 80-foot flag at Texas Motor Speedway on September 28th.

With its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing a best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, the F-450 displayed an exceptional level of towing power that Ford truck owners have come to expect from the top-selling truck series in America.

“At Ford and with Ford trucks in particular we are used to being number one,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager.

Towing the largest banner here today and setting the Guinness World Record in the category certainly fits with our DNA and what we are all about when we talk about Ford trucks and their towing power. This is a great accomplishment, another to add to the list of distinctions. Earlier this week we received the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award so we will add this to the list.”

Ford is no stranger to patriotic displays at Ford Championship weekend, utilizing the F-Series line of trucks to fly the U.S. flag as part of pre-race activities since 2003. However, Saturday’s practice session for Sunday was special, as the United States flag flown by the F-450 Super Duty for the record-setting drive measured 45’ by 92’ feet.

To set the record, the truck had to travel beyond the 100 meters (328 feet) previous record mark, without the flag touching the ground. The F-450 more than exceeded that requirement, officially covering a verified distance of 109 meters (360 feet) and also completing four full laps around the Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval, site of NASCAR’s championship event, Ford Championship Weekend.

To accommodate the record setting flag, 45-foot riggings from eyelet to eyelet were constructed

enabling the F-450 a driving roll-out of the massive flag. A team of 20 launched and retrieved the flag, ensuring it did not touch the ground.

The F-450 will put on an encore performance on Sunday afternoon as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race live on NBC at 2:30 pm (ET).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ram On Demand | Test Drive: Veestro



The rapid growing business needs of Veestro call for the help of a Ram ProMaster City. Hoping to replace their minivan, owners Monica and Mark take the Ram ProMaster City for a test drive and learn how easy it can be to take their business to the next level.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Vanair PowerFlex - Options for Air Compressor, Generator and Hydraulics



A brief description of the features of PowerFlex Product Series from Vanair.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WARN Drill Winch: Drill-Powered Portable Winch



How do you turn a mere handheld power drill into a portable, versatile pulling tool? With the rugged, versatile, and easy-to-use WARN Drill Winch. From moving heavy nursery stock, to pulling a rolling load up onto a trailer, the 500 lbs. capacity Drill Winch does the hard-to-handle pulling jobs. Simply chuck in your drill to the winch, and you're ready to pull up to 500 lbs.

The WARN Drill Winch has 30 feet of durable wire rope and has a freespool feature for fast and easy rigging; integrated hawse fairlead, and rigging hooks front and rear. Learn more at http://www.warn.com/utility/acwinches....

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Harbor Service Body False Floor keeps the cargo separated, secure and easily accesible





Here’s a great solution for contractors, utilities and municipal water departments, etc. - a false floor for the Harbor service body. The Dual Tailgate keeps contents secure while allowing access to each independently.


The best of both worlds, space for your equipment above and other storage below. For instance the storage below could serve as a sign box, storage for road signs or long tools while keeping the cargo area free for equipment.





Note that the lower compartment is lockable.

Find out more: Harbor Truck Bodies 800-433-9452

Friday, November 11, 2016

VMAC UNDERHOOD 150 - Two Jackhammers at Once!



The compact, powerful UNDERHOOD 150 can power two jackhammers at once.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ram Trucks | 2017 Power Wagon Reveal | “Push On"



There is a point when giving up is not an option.
When you find out if you have what it takes to continue.
This is the point of no return. And this is the 2017 Ram Power Wagon.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ram Commercial | Time



Visit http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_comme... to learn how Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City can help maximize every hour, minute, and second even more effectively.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

TODCO Introduces WeatherTite Pro™: The Lightest Weather-Resistant Roll-up Door for Trucks and Trailers

New lighter co-polymer roll-up door is 100-percent recyclable.



Marion, OH (October 2016) – TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, introduces WeatherTite™ Pro,  the next generation weather-resistant roll-up door for trailer and truck body applications.  WeatherTite Pro improves upon the proven TODCO WeatherTite™ door that eliminated the problems of swelling, warping, finish delamination and rotting experienced with wood roll-up doors when it was introduced 15 years ago.  WeatherTite Pro takes these benefits to a new level, utilizing 100 percent recyclable and highly engineered co-polymer panels that dramatically reduce weight and improve heat tolerance.

A WeatherTite Pro panel weighs 25 percent less than standard WeatherTite panels and 37 percent less than ¾”wood and ¼” plate-style panels, increasing payload potential.  The lighter door weight will also allow the option of installing a long-life counterbalance spring that reduces costly downtime and maintenance costs.

Results of ASTM D648 Heat Deflection Testing at 66 psi conducted by TODCO shows WeatherTite Pro has a 23 percent higher heat tolerance than standard WeatherTite panels, reducing the opportunity for warpage in hotter climates.

Additional features of WeatherTite Pro include:
•    Improved impact resistance
•    Smooth panel surface – Allows for an automotive quality paint finish and excellent decal adhesion
•    Automotive grade UV stability and finish color
•    Anti-Pinch Panel Joint – Eliminates pinch point at panel joint to improve safety and reduce injuries and workmen’s compensation costs
•    Anti-Drip Design – Prevents water from the exterior of the door from dripping between panels onto cargo when in operation and moving through the radius
•    Interchangeable with current WeatherTite panels
•    Available with 1” or 2” track and rollers
•    10-Year limited warranty

The list of available options includes 1” and 2” SupeRollers™ that have been tested to last up 5X longer than standard steel rollers and EZ Seals™, dual durometer side seals that reduce seal installation time by 50% compared to rubber seals.

The WeatherTite Pro roll-up door was previewed at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, and Truck World in Canada.   

Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, TODCO manufactures and services roll up doors, swing doors and walkramps for the trucking industry.  The company maintains manufacturing plants in Marion, Ohio and Tecate, Mexico.  For more information, go to www.todco.com.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Any truck. Any job. Miller.

 

With so many options, accessories and features, there is a lot to consider when choosing the best engine drive for your needs. Start by using the “Engine Drive Selection” link below to compare output, processes and generator power as well as consider any hydraulic or air capacity needs you may have to help maximize idle reduction for your truck.

More at: https://www.millerwelds.com/applications/work-trucks


Tuesday, November 1, 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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ram reveals summary of options, features for its trucks and vans

 

Keeping up with the latest pickup innovations can be tough. To help you keep track Hard Working Trucks recently asked OEMs to tell us about their best work truck options.

Dave Sowers, head of Ram Commercial Marketing, went a couple of steps further and listed both features and options for Ram trucks and vans. Here’s his list:
  •     Light and heavy duty truck – available factory spray in bed liner for protecting the business’ investment under harsh working conditions
  •     Light and heavy duty truck – bed lighting to make working in and around the bed easier in low light situations
  •     Light and heavy duty truck – crew cab in-floor storage for storing common work items out of the way
  •     Light duty truck – Four Corner Active Level Air Suspension: lowers up to 4 inches for easier loading and unloading, automatically load levels with payloads up to GVW, and allows for lowering to connect trailers.
  •     Light duty truck – Ram Box Cargo management system (weather tight, lighted and power locking with the doors) maintains 49 inches between the bed walls for loading quads and building materials, but making better storage use of the space above and fore and aft of the wheel wells.
  •     Heavy duty off road – Power Wagon disconnecting sway bars, low range transfer case, 12,000 lb. winch and locking axles for businesses and agencies needing access to the most demanding terrains
  •     Chassis Cabs – right and left side PTO in 4X2 and 4X4 configurations allows the ultimate in flexibility, including industry unique under-deck mounted compressors, pumps, and generators
  •     ProMaster City – 60/40 rear doors for improved visibility and better curb side loading and unloading
  •     ProMaster vans – lowest load floor height by 6 inches, highest standard cargo height (65 inches), nearly vertical side walls widest cargo area.
We’ll take a look at Ford’s options next and feature a link to this story so that you can compare the two.

See more:  http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/ram-reveals-summary-of-options-features-for-its-trucks-and-vans/


Friday, October 28, 2016

Filter Types



Baldwin training videos are designed to help you understand equipment systems and the importance of proper filtration and maintenance practices.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fitness Goes on Tour with New #FitTruck Transit Van as Ford and Reebok Team Up on Tough Road Trip with Fitness Stars

  •     New FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is going on the ultimate road trip, bringing some of the most influential names in fitness – Emily Skye, Jamie Eason, Ashley Horner, Cory Gregory, “Silent Mike” Farr and others – to cities across the eastern United States
  •     Tour kicks off Thursday, with FitTruck driving more than 2,000 miles over seven weeks, bringing to life Reebok’s mantra that the gym is everywhere and fitness can happen anywhere
  •     FitTruck builds on Ford Transit’s tough, customizable platform with an eye-catching exterior and four rear seats for the influential fitness instructors who will be joining the tour along the way, as well as a gym’s worth of fitness equipment and more
BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2016 – What do you get when you combine one tough van, some of the world’s most influential fitness pros and an undying commitment to fitness?                                                        

FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road on one of the most pumped-up fitness tours ever – spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks this fall. The truck will pop up in locations across the eastern U.S. using Reebok’s world-class instructor network to take fitness beyond the gym with the help of the extremely customizable Ford Transit.

“FitTruck embodies the idea that the gym is everywhere and fitness can truly take place anywhere – a city, a park or your own home,” says Steve Robaire, Reebok director of instructor engagement and global events. “Today, everything can be made mobile, from food trucks, to retailing clothing and accessories, to basic health care and beyond. It just made sense to take this concept and use it to promote something healthy.”

The crew

FitTruck is bringing some of the world’s most renowned names in fitness to pop-up events, fitness boot camps and wellness clinics. Reebok’s wide instructor network, Reebok ONE, includes more than 106,000 fitness trainers from around the world.

Special guests from Reebok ONE’s network on the FitTruck tour include:
  •     Emily Skye: Australian fitness star and founder of the hugely popular F.I.T fitness workout
  •     Jamie Eason: International cover model and co-creator of Lean Body for Her natural supplementation
  •     Ashley Horner: Official female spokesperson for Bodybuilding.com
  •     Cory Gregory: Creator of the Squat Every Day program
  •     “Silent Mike” Farr: Co-host of the popular fitness podcast Powercast and a world-renowned powerlifting expert
Athletes will share on-tour experiences via social media. Follow the tour’s progress using the hashtag #FitTruck.

One wild ride

FitTruck’s multi-state tour will take it through a number of stops:
  •     Oct. 20-21, Boston: Reebok headquarters will get the tour started right with a celebration. From there, FitTruck will be making stops along the way to its next stop in Virginia Beach for pop-up activations at Reebok FitHubs in cities including New York and Washington, D.C.
  •     Oct 24-30, New York, Washington, D.C.: FitTruck will host popup activations at Reebok FitHubs
  •     Oct. 30 – Nov. 6: Virginia Beach, Virginia: FitTruck’s next stop takes it to the East Coast, where it will be hitting local gyms. Ashley Horner will host a Facebook Live training session, and FitTruck will be right there as she runs a 50-mile ultramarathon through the mountains. Plus, the winner of the Win a Day to Meet and Train with Ashley Horner contest will receive a one-day training with the fitness pro herself
  •     Nov. 8, Raleigh, North Carolina: Touring North Carolina’s capital city, FitTruck will feature a workout with adaptive fitness athlete and professional Logan Aldridge and other local grassroots events
  •     Nov. 12, Charlotte, North Carolina: Next, a trip through the Queen City as FitTruck parks outside a local gym, encouraging people to stop and join fitness competitions and apparel giveaways throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the chance to win prizes for doing burpees
  •     Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, Columbus, Ohio: It’s game day for FitTruck, which will be tailgating outside the Ohio State University-University of Michigan football game, hosting fitness competitions and giving away prizes to students. Plus, Cory Gregory will host a Squatlife seminar. And check out the big appearance from “Silent Mike” Farr, who will shoot a YouTube video onsite
  • Built Ford Tough
  • Just as Reebok encourages people to enhance their lives through the physical, mental and social benefits that fitness provides, Ford empowers fleets and tradespeople every day with tough vehicles built to take on demanding jobs.
  • Ford Transit features high-strength unibody construction and gives customers flexibility with 64 available configurations for 2017 – the most in its class. Built on a Transit 250, FitTruck has a high roof and 148-inch wheelbase, and is powered by a 3.2-liter Power Stroke® I5 Turbo Diesel with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.
  • Two of Ford’s qualified vehicle modifiers, TransitWorks and Adrian Steel, worked together to transform this Transit cargo van – with 404 cubic feet of cargo space – into a relentless fitness machine.
  • TransitWorks fitted the front of the van with four removable seats to comfortably transport the influential fitness instructors on tour, as well as a custom floor, lighting, headliner and partition. Adrian Steel custom-designed and built storage for a variety of fitness equipment, including dumbbells, barbells, weight plates, battle ropes, resistance bands, yoga mats, medicine balls and kettle balls.
It’s just another example of how Ford’s upfitter network can equip the flexible Ford Transit for any job – even if that job is a grueling 2,000-mile fitness road trip.

“When duty calls, business professionals and commercial fleets want a vehicle with the rugged reliability to get the job done and a feature selection customized to their specific needs,” said Julie Ellenberger, Ford marketing manager for Transit. “Transit has a track record of taking on the toughest situations drivers can throw at it, whether navigating a construction site or an urban landscape. Likewise, embracing a healthy, fit lifestyle allows people to handle the toughest life can throw at them, both mentally and physically.”
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enables movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit ­ whether it¹s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand¹s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com or for the latest news at news.reebok.com.

Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: facebook.com/reebok; twitter.com/reebok; and youtube.com/reebok.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Silverado: The Journey to ESPN College GameDay Week 7 | Chevrolet



Made with tough, proven high-strength steel for high strength dependability, the Silverado is the best truck to get your precious cargo to its destination. Where is the team headed this week? Watch and find out.

Learn more about the Silverado here: http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-15...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

GMC Introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X


Third model in brand’s X series offered 
with all-new Duramax 6.6L diesel

 

AUSTIN, Texas — GMC today introduced the 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, the most off-road-capable model in the Sierra HD lineup, and one that matches its enhanced capability with trail-ready style and the brand’s signature refinement.

It joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall as the third model in GMC’s distinctive, limited-edition All Terrain X series, offered on the Sierra 2500HD crew cab 4WD with a 6.0L gas V-8 engine or the all-new, next-generation Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. More powerful than ever, the new Duramax delivers a segment-topping SAE-certified 445 hp (332 kW) and an SAE-certified 910 lb.-ft. of torque (1,234 Nm).

“The new Sierra HD All Terrain X’s powerful attitude reflects a popular trend in very capable off-road trucks, executed with a range-topping level of refinement — a combination of attributes GMC has cultivated for years,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “And with the new, available Duramax 6.6L, this truck more than matches its bold good looks with true professional-grade capability.”

The All Terrain X’s customized appearance blends a premium package of monochromatic exterior trim and special equipment, complemented with GMC’s latest technologies. Content includes:
•    18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels
•    LT275/65R18 Goodyear Duratrac MT-rated tires that feature an aggressive tread pattern for outstanding off-road performance
•    A unique body-color grille surround with All Terrain insert
•    Body-color door handles and bodyside moldings
•    Black power-adjustable heated and power-folding trailering mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED rear guidance lamps and LED amber clearance lamps
•    Black belt moldings, front bumper skidplate and B-pillars
•    4-inch black sport side steps
•    Black sport bar (mounted in the bed) designed to support available GMC Accessories LED off-road driving lamps
•    Offered in Black Onyx and Summit White exterior colors

Additional All Terrain equipment includes a spray-on bedliner, Front and Rear Park Assist, the Z71 off-road suspension package, underbody shield, heated steering wheel and all-weather floor liners. The Eaton automatic locking rear differential is also standard.

The 2017 Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X also features GMC IntelliLink with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, Teen Driver, remote-locking tailgate, remote starting system, Rear Vision Camera, adjustable pedals, leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and wireless charging.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

ISUZU ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF ALL-NEW F-SERIES TRUCK


2018 FTR is set to change the class 6 market


ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, today announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made announcements to their dealers at a series of Isuzu Whistle Stops around the country the last two weeks.

Among the highlights:
•    25,950 pounds GVWR
•    The FTR will be available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long
•    The FTR is a dock height class 6 truck
•    The turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine propelling the FTR will generate 215 horsepower and 520 lbs.-ft. of torque
•    The engine will be mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability
•    Dana axles will have capacities of 12,000 pounds up front and 19,000 pounds rear  suspension
•    Bridgestone or Continental 11R22.5 tires will be fitted to 22.5" × 8.25" steel wheels

The FTR is slated to go into production at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan in mid-2017.

When Isuzu announced the truck at NTEA’s 2016 Work Truck Show in March, Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said, “This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry. The overall concept of the FTR is to bring to our customers the next generation medium-duty low-cab-forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly-efficient four-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for urban pickup and delivery. The letters ‘FTR’ don’t stand for ‘future,’ however this truck represents the future, and it will be here—soon.”


About Isuzu Trucks:

Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low-cab-forward trucks in America every year since 1986.  Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial trucks in the United States. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fuel savings with APUs


What makes auxiliary power units (APUs) such a good investment today? Bill Gordon, division president of Bergstrom Parts LLC, says that the primary reasons are “fuel savings and less wear on the engine as a result of reduced idling. The fuel savings associated with reduced idling are significant. Omnitracs released a whitepaper recently that quantified the amount of money spent on idling per year at roughly $14 billion. Battery-powered systems like the NITE unit play a huge role in reducing that number and represent big savings for fleets.”

“The Carrier Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is an integrated heating and cooling system that provides up to 12,000 British thermal units per hour (Btuh) of cooling and 10,000 Btuh of heating,” explains David Kiefer, director of sales and marketing for Carrier Transicold, Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas. “The Carrier APU also charges truck batteries, warms the truck engine and is compatible with shore power.” He adds that APUs offer potential for fuel savings as well as compliance with more prevalent and more stringent idling regulations. In addition, fleets understand the impact an APU can have on reducing truck engine maintenance. Fuel prices continue to make compelling financial incentives to use an APU.”

“In addition to the fuel savings, with which everyone is familiar, the TriPac Evolution decreases tractor maintenance costs due to reduced idle time, which increases tractor resale value,” says Steve DeLarosby, product manager of APUs at Thermo King. “Perhaps one of the biggest benefits is how the APU helps with driver retention. Our customers are experiencing a significant shortage in drivers. The TriPac Evolution allows drivers to have access to the comforts home while still being on the road, which helps improve driver satisfaction and reduces turnover. By having APU on a tractor, companies can save money by decreasing recruiting and training costs.”



“While not technically an APU, our product line provides three things: heat, air-condition and alternate power,” shares John Dennehy, vice president marketing and communications for Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems. “Eberspaecher manufactures ‘Fuel Operated Heaters’ that can heat two mediums, air or water (coolant). We don’t produce cool or additional power. We all know that fleets are having a tough time attracting and holding drivers. These heaters can defrost your windshield keeping you safe, they use minimal fuel and they work just like a home furnace, where you set the temperature and let the heater do the rest.”

Sunday, October 16, 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 14, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2017 GMC SIERRA HD: PRECISION-ENGINEERED DIESEL PERFORMANCE



A professional-grade heavy duty pickup is designed to work hard, without making the driver work hard behind the wheel. That’s where the updated 2017 GMC Sierra HD excels – whether you’re trailering a boat or carrying a heavy payload, GMC’s heavy-duty pickup trucks deliver an unrivaled blend of capability and driver confidence. Our latest Duramax Diesel, available in Sierra 2500 HD and Sierra 3500 HD, is our most powerful ever, with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque on tap. But power is but one piece of the puzzle – Sierra HD also offers a full array of available features, like an integrated exhaust brake and Digital Steering Assist -- designed to raise driver confidence and control.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Goes Deeper Undercover



Ford is debuting Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights to complement the “no-profile” Front Interior Visor Light Bar on Police Interceptor Utility. The feature integrates bright LED lighting into the vehicle’s rear spoiler, providing law enforcement with a highly effective tool to alert drivers of emergency roadside situations while affording officers full visibility out the rear window. When deactivated, the lighting is difficult to detect for someone approaching the vehicle from the rear.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

66th IAA International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles: Off-road and on-road: news on Mercedes-Benz construction vehicles

  •     Latest engine generations now also available for the Arocs
  •     New flagship engines: OM 470 with 335 kW (460 hp) and OM 471 with 390 kW (530 hp)
  •     Approval for alternative fuels to prEN 15940 standard and biodiesel
  •     New variants with low exterior height
  •     Latest safety technology also available for construction vehicles
Hanover – At the 66th IAA International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz presented a cross-section of its wide range of two, three, and four-axle chassis, tractor units and tippers for the construction industry and ancillary trades. The range of models on show featured a wealth of technical innovations and customer-oriented advancements.

The centrepiece was the Arocs - the specialist construction vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. A consummate construction professional, the Mercedes-Benz Arocs is available with two, three or four axles, with drive configurations from 4x2 to 8x8. With versions ranging from the Arocs Loader tractor unit and concrete mixer for on-road use to the Arocs Grounder for frequent off-road use, it covers all the bases for building contractors.

Latest engine generations now also available for the A