Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ram Trucks Commercial "Farmer" Long Version



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Friday, May 27, 2016

Are you willing to pay more for connected vehicle technologies?

We all know all sorts of technologies, everything from autopilot systems and remote diagnostics to stolen vehicle tracking, offer some potentially big benefits to the trucking industry.

But are truckers willing to pay extra for them? And if so, how much extra?

Global consulting firm Accenture recently conducted a survey posing those very questions to consumers in China, Germany and the U.S. regarding a range of automobile technologies and found – on average – drivers would opt to pay up to an additional 10% of a new car’s sticker price to obtain various in-car systems offering a variety of entertainment, information, remote and driver support services.

In the U.S., where average sticker prices for new light vehicles hit $34,428 in December last year, according to Kelly Blue Book, that “up to 10%” figure translates into some $3,400 or so for technology.

As a point of reference, Axel Schmidt, managing director in Accenture’s automotive practice, noted that the firm polled 5,111 drivers over the age of 18 who operate a vehicle on a regular basis in China, Germany and the U.S. and who also own a smartphone or plan to buy one in the next 6-12 months.

“Consumers are becoming more inclined to make separate purchases of the in-car functions they want most,” he added. “We believe that the demand for a range of features, from safety systems and remote services to parking assist technology, will increase in the coming years.”

Indeed, Accenture believes that by 2025, all new cars sold will be connectivity-enabled. But the question remains exactly what kinds of “connectivity” will appeal most to drivers. Some indications from the firm’s survey include:
  •     The functionalities consumers would be most willing to spend more on include remote services such as when a vehicle automatically sends a distress message (63%) to the nearest emergency center when a life-threatening situation occurs or alerts when vehicle breaks down (41%).
  •     There is also high interest in remote diagnostics (75%) and vehicle lifecycle management reports (71%), with nearly half of the respondents (43%) willing to spend extra on these features.
  •     Over half (55%) want location functionalities like stolen vehicle tracking and recovery, navigation, and remote parked car locator systems, with a third (29%) willing pay more for those in-car services.
  •     All told, seven in ten of all respondents (71%) would pay up to 10% of a car’s price to add such functionality to their light vehicles.

Accenture also emphasized that consumer interest in key in-car technologies is likely to grow, with 75% and 71% respectively expecting to use vehicle health and vehicle lifecycle management services in the future.

Appeal for location-based services is also anticipated to gain popularity, with 78% of respondents to Accenture’s poll saying they are interested in having a stolen vehicle recovery and tracking system in the future, with 71% desiring features like the remote parked car locator and just under two-thirds, or 59%, welcoming the use of in-car navigation systems down the road.

In addition, 35% of drivers surveyed by the firm desiring “concierge services” such as voice-activated responses to location-based questions, with 19% willing to pay an additional fee to get it.

A further 32% want “smart home” integration for their vehicles, which provides the ability to control automated devices within the home from a connected vehicle, and 20% would pay more for it.

Yet how much are folks willing to spend for such offerings? Here’s what Accenture’s poll found:
  •     Drivers surveyed in China would be willing to spend an average of 16% of the new car’s price on “infotainment” features, while U.S. drivers stop at 15% and Germans at 11% of a new car’s sticker price.
  •     For “convenience” services, drivers in the U.S. are willing to spend on average up to 16% of a car’s price, followed by China at 15% and Germany at 11%.
  •     With regard to payments for in-car services, nearly half of respondents (47%) are willing to make an upfront payment when buying a new car, or pay for connected services over the lifetime of the services.
  •     More than one-third of those polled (34%) want free basic services subject to in-car advertising with the option to upgrade to premium versions of services.
  •     And 32% would consider paying a monthly fee for connected vehicle services using a credit card or PayPal.
Some things to think about as we continue diving deeper into the connected vehicle future, in both the car market and commercial trucking space.

Source: http://fleetowner.com/blog/are-you-willing-pay-more-connected-vehicle-technologies


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ram hosts one-day dealer drive-away event



Ram Truck dealers from around the New York City area made their way to Pearl River, N.Y., this week to load-up on new Ram ProMaster City vans.

The Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a one-day dealer drive-away event for the popular new ProMaster City van. From there, dealers will head head back to their stores with dozens of small vans destined for all sorts of small businesses – from caterers to locksmiths.

Following Ram Commercial Truck brand’s best February, March and April on record for small-van sales volumes, Ram dealers have been clamoring for more shipments in order to meet the unprecedented demand.

The ProMaster City’s class-leading features and third-party accolades, including Green Car Journal’s 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year, have helped boost the van’s success.

Ram ProMaster City offers various best-in-class standard features: 178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque; payload of 1,883 pounds; cargo volume of 131.7 cubic feet; 24 combined mpg (21 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway); towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.; exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission; powertrain warranty of five years/60,000 miles.

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City is Ram’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built van segment with functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand. ProMaster City opens a door for incremental growth of Ram’s brand sales volumes.

Available in Tradesman cargo or five-passenger Wagon variations, the Ram ProMaster City is based on the successful Fiat Doblò, a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold. Ram reports that the Class 1 entry incorporates familiar Ram design elements and offers features, systems and powertrains preferred by North American customers.

- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/ram-hosts-one-day-dealer-drive-away-event/#sthash.sp5kWMco.dpuf

Monday, May 23, 2016

Harbor Truck Bodies Stocking Ford Dealers - Northern California and Northern Nevada

Here are dealers who consistently stock a good selection of Harbor Bodies. Because they are stocking dealers, they receive special discounts they can pass on to their customers. Give them a call!

Ford Fairfield
3050 Auto Mall Ct
Fairfield CA 94534
844-353-3848 Main
707-337-2921 Cell
Kent Fry
kentfry@fordfairfield.com
www.FairfieldWorkTrucks.com


Big Valley Ford
3282 Auto Center Circle
Stockton CA 95212
209-870-4473 Main
209-870-4453 Fax
Doug Subke
d.subke@bigvalleyford.com
www.bigvalleyford.com


Corning Ford
2280 Short Dr
Corning CA 96021
800-954-0718 Main
530-824-4348 Fax
Kelly Breedlove
Francis Hopping
www.corningford.com


Country Ford Trucks
1720 Herndon Rd
Ceres CA 95307
209-541-3673 Main
209-593-7326 Cell
Charlie Fernandes, Owner
www.countryfordtrucks.com


Crown Motors (Ford)
555 W Cypress Ave
Redding CA 96601
530-241-4321 Main
530-246-2615 Fax
Bill Dawson
bdawson@crownmotorsredding.com
www.crownmotorsredding.com


Rio Vista Ford
1010 State Hwy 12
Rio Vista CA 94571
707-374-6411 Main
707-301-0660 Cell
Kenny Adgate
riovistaford@yahoo.com
www.riovistaford.com


Oroville Ford
11350 Oro Dam Blvd
Oroville CA 95965
530-533-3313 Main
Chris Goodhue
flrngc33@yahoo.com
www.orovilleford.com


Fremont Ford
39700 Balentine Dr
Newark CA 94560
510-651-5600 Main
Dave Elkins
delkins@fremontford.com
Rob Rakosi
rrakosi@fremontford.com
www.FremontFord.com


Future Ford - Roseville
650 Auto Mall Dr
Roseville Automall
Roseville CA 95661
916-786-3673 Main
916-786-7962 Fax
Tom Netherby
netherby@futureford.com
www.futurefordroseville.com


Future Ford of Concord
2285 Diamond Blvd
Concord CA 94520
925-686-5000 Main
925-681-3465 Fax
Sandy Zukowski
sandyfleet@yahoo.com
www.futurefordcommercialsales.com


Future Ford of Sacramento
4825 Madison Ave
Sacramento CA 95841
888-573-5489 Main
916-349-3383 Fax
Jim Feusi
jimf@futurefordofsac.com
www.furturefordofsacramento.com


Future Ford of Clovis
920 W Shaw Ave
Clovis CA 93612
559-294-6342 Main
Carlos Rodriguez
carlosr@futurefordclovis.com
www.futurefordfleetclovis.com




   
Hansel Ford
3075 Corby Ave
Santa Rosa CA 95407
707-543-7300 Main
707-591-0176 Fax
Darron Kendall
dkendall@hanselauto.com
www.hanselworktrucks.com


Henry Curtis Ford
1120 Auto Center Dr
Petaluma CA 94952
707-769-2300 Main
707-762-5195 Fax
Michael Pardue
mpardue@hanselauto.com
www.henrycurtisford.com


Larry Geweke Ford
871 E Onstott Rd
Yuba City CA 95991
530-682-7693 Cell
530-821-2102 Fax
Paul Brown
pbrown@geweke.com
www.geweketrucks.com


Livermore Ford
2266 Kittyhawk Rd
Livermore CA 94551
925-294-7700 Main
925-443-5005 Fax
Steve Tehero
stehero@lagmail.net
www.livermoreford.com


Downtown Ford
525 N 16th St
Sacramento CA 95811
916-442-6931 Main
Dave Forbess
daveforbess@downtownfordsales.com
www.downtownfordsales.com


Mission Valley Truck Center
780 E Brokaw Rd
San Jose CA 95112
408-933-2375 Direct
408-483-6266 Cel-PCS
408-516-9446 Fax
Kyle Fujimoto
kfuji@mvft.net
www.missionvalleytruckcenter.com


All Star Ford
3800 Century Way
Pittsburg CA 94565
925-752-7800 Main
209-610-3656 Cell
Marshall Hausrath
mhausrath@allstarford.net
www.allstarford.net


Hoblit Motors
46 Fifth St
Colusa CA 95932
530-458-2151 Main
530-979-1296 Cell
Don Wayman
donw@hoblit.com
www.hoblitmotorsford.com


Salinas Valley Ford Truck
795 Elvee Dr
Salinas CA 93901
831-444-4467 Main
831-758-9053 Fax
Jim Lazarus
jimlazarus@salinasvalleyford.com
www.salinasvalleyfordsterling.com


Serramonte Ford
999 Serramonte Blvd
Colma CA 94014
650-755-7007 Main
408-607-7978 Cell
Jack Kitterman
jkitterman@vtaig.com
www.serramonteford.com


Harper Motors
4800 Highway 101 N
Eureka CA 95501
707-443-7311 Main
707-443-3839 Fax
Kurt Medeiros
kurtfleetman@harpermotors.com
www.harpermotors.com

Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016 Ram 1500 Review



The current-generation Ram 1500 has been one of the most value-packed half-tons in the segment from the moment it was introduced in 2013. Now that the pickup market is moving at warp speed (growing last month by 10 percent), Ram announced it will move most of its next-generation 1500 production to a bigger plant with more capacity.

Meanwhile, take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the current-gen Ram 1500 in our comprehensive Cars.com review to see how the current Ram half-ton measures up against the competition. Click here.

Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/05/2016-ram-1500-review.html

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sacramento Auto Museum Spotlights Pickup Trucks


Anyone living in or traveling to the Central Valley of California in the next few months should plan to visit the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. You'll want to see the dozen historically significant pickup trucks on display there.

Dressed up to do the things they're built to do, the pickups are part of a temporary exhibit called "The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets Everyday." The exhibit showcases some of the most important pickups built during the last century. It even includes an aluminum-body Ford F-150 to represent today's workhorse (some will argue whether this pickup will ever become a classic, but you never know).


"Where Utility Meets Everyday" includes period-correct displays of the activities for which these trucks may have been purchased, along with several interactive displays designed to get kids and adults contributing to the exhibit. Our favorites were the miniature toy truck display and the post-the-oddest-thing-you've-seen-in-a-pickup-bed board, where people can briefly tell their own stories about how creative pickup owners can be when it comes to cargo.

See more at: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/05/sacramento-auto-museum-spotlights-pickup-trucks.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty Camper Handling and Roll Testing



Ford engineers put the all-new 2017 Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – to the test at the Arizona Proving Grounds.

See how we push the Super Duty to the limit with a custom built slide-in camper simulator to demonstrate the roll stability control and other capabilities designed to ensure that every Super Duty customer is a happy camper.

Learn more about the all-new Super Duty: https://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Venturo Van Cranes for HVAC, Plumbing, Parcel Delivery, Utility Services, Etc!


Van manufacturers have been boosting production as demand increases for Euro style, high roof, cargo vans.  This includes many industries which could require lifting solutions such as HVAC, plumbing, parcel delivery, health services, construction fleets, utility services and government fleets.  With this in mind, Venturo has developed specialized crane applications that are the first of its kind in the industry.  The all-new VC1000 van crane from Venturo features a horizontally articulated jib boom to reach deep within the van with a capacity of 1,000 lbs. at maximum reach.  The VC1000 allows safe and productive material handling without the need for a forklift or a heavy, expensive lift gate.  Venturo also offers a side-door option with a 500 lb maximum capacity and a 2.6′ reach with a 12V DC winch.


 Model  VC500FB

The VC500FB van crane includes a 2 ft, 6 in boom length with a maximum capacity of 500 lbs. for the Ford Transit 250 Mid-Roof work van side door. This crane fits the new Euro-style vans.

Note: 500LB maximum capacity is based on typical van floor structure limitations, not winch capacity. It is the sole responsibility of the installer to determine if additional floor reinforcement is necessary.



VC1000 Commercial Van Crane – Coming Soon!    

All-New Van Crane Coming 2016!

The Venturo VC1000 Van Crane utilizes a unique dual floor and ceiling mounted telescopic mast that integrates with the van structure itself to ensure maximum structural integrity. The horizontally articulated boom uses roller bearings that allow the operator to guide the load easily in and out of the van. A unique rotation control feature utilizes a hand lever that operates a cable controlled multi-position rotation lock. This rotation lock enables the operator to lock the crane in various positions. This key feature adds an additional safeguard for the operator as the load is being loaded and unloaded.


12110 Best Place Cincinnati, OH 45241   PHONE: 800-226-2238  EMAIL: info@venturo.com 
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Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 GMC SAVANA CARGO - New for 2016




New for 2016:
•    Standard digital AM/FM radio with auxiliary port
•    Optional GMC IntelliLink with navigation radio
•    OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot
•    Six standard air bags: frontal, side curtain and seat-mounted thorax 
•    Six standard D-ring tie downs
•    Optional single-pane side-view mirrors
•    Optional 220-amp generator
•    Optional dual isolated battery system

2016 GMC SAVANA CARGO IS ONE OF INDUSTRY’S MOST VERSATILE VANS

The GMC Savana Cargo is a versatile van designed to make work easier and more accommodating. It is available in regular (135-inch / 3,429-mm) and extended (155-inch / 3,937-mm) wheelbase lengths, in heavy-duty 2500 Series and 3500 Series models.

The 2500 Series models are rated at 8,600 pounds (3,901 kg) GVWR and the 3500 Series is rated at 9,600 pounds (4,354 kg) GVWR. Both have a standard 4.8L gas V-8 and optional 6.0L gas. Also available is 9,900-pound GVWR (4,490 kg) with the available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel.

New for 2016 is OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which includes a Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected all the time. The hotspot allows passengers to connect up to seven personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets to high-speed wireless Internet whenever the vehicle is on.

Also new is an available navigation radio with the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system. Additional equipment and configurations offer many competitive advantages, with standard and available features including:
•    Standard 4.8L and available 6.0L gas engines
•    Available dedicated compressed natural gas package
•    Available 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with B20 biodiesel capability
•    Six standard air bags
•    Fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmissions
•    Available locking rear differential
•    Trailer rating of up to 10,000 pounds (4,535 kg)
•    StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models
•    SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available
•    Available 220-amp generator.


The unique Savana Crew Cargo Van offers a three-passenger rear bench, with additional equipment including full-length black rubberized-vinyl floor covering, fixed full-body window package glass, swing-out passenger-side door, full driver and passenger head-and side-curtain air bags and a Medium Pewter interior color. On extended wheelbase models, it also includes rear air conditioning.

Savana design and exterior features:
•    Chrome appearance package is available and includes chrome front and rear bumpers and chrome grille with dual composite headlamps. Black-painted bumpers are standard
•    Swing-out 60/40-split passenger-side doors are standard
•    Sliding passenger-side door is available
•    Heated power-adjustable outside folding mirrors are available on all models in both single and dual-pane mirrors
•    Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard
•    Ambulance prep package and hotel shuttle package are available
•    Exterior colors: Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Summit White, Cardinal Red, Wheatland Yellow and Bronze Alloy Metallic.

Savana interior standard and available features:
•    Power locks and windows are standard
•    Air conditioning (single-zone) is standard
•    Rear air conditioning is available
•    A standard digital radio including AM/FM/MP3 capability
•    A range of optional audio systems including USB port, CD and navigation is available on all models. An audio system provision package is available
•    SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available
•    Driver information center is standard on all models. A compass and outside temperature features are available
•    A rear auxiliary heater is available
•    An enhanced interior lighting package with three light-emitting diode roof-mounted lights in the cargo area is standard
•    Six standard D-rings for securing cargo
•    Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets are standard and located on the dashboard
•    110-volt outlet located on dash is standard
•    Remote keyless entry is available
•    Remote vehicle starter system is available
•    Six-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats are available
•    Leather-wrapped steering wheel and steering wheel audio controls are available
•    Custom vinyl or cloth upholstery is offered in Neutral or Medium Pewter colors.

Savana powertrains: 6.6L Duramax diesel
The available Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 delivers best-in-class torque and horsepower. Known by its “LGH” engine code, it is rated at 260 horsepower (194 kW) and 525 lb-ft of torque (711 Nm).

The LGH Duramax was designed with a robust EGR cooling system, along with revised turbocharger tuning that helps enhance EGR performance. It also has a large-capacity selective catalytic reduction system. In fact, the engine features the latest in emission control technology, making it the cleanest Duramax engine ever produced. NOx emissions are controlled via a Selective Catalyst Reduction aftertreatment system that uses urea-based Diesel (Emission) Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The DEF is housed in a 5.83-gallon (20 L) tank and needs to be replenished about every 5,000 miles (8,000 km). Electrically heated lines feed the DEF to the emission system to ensure adequate delivery in cold weather.

The Duramax also includes GM’s second-generation diesel particulate filter system. Unlike most competitors’ systems, the Duramax regenerates its diesel particulate filter using a downstream injection of diesel fuel directly into the exhaust stream and can travel up to 700 miles (1,125 km) between regenerations – a 300-mile (482 km) increase over the previous Duramax engine. The use of downstream injection also helps improve engine life by eliminating concerns regarding the possibility of diesel fuel contaminating engine oil, which can happen when fuel used for regeneration is introduced directly into the cylinder. 

The Duramax also provides outstanding cold-weather performance, with  microprocessor-controlled glow plugs capable of gas engine-like start performance in less than three seconds in temperatures as low as -20 degrees F (-29 C), without a block heater. The engine has been developed to operate for at least 200,000 miles (322,000 km) on a rough-duty cycle without the need for a major overhaul; and it is backed with a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.


A fuel-operated heater also is available for vans equipped with the Duramax 6.6L to provide heat quickly to the vehicle interior in cold weather. The seamlessly integrated system is designed into the Express chassis, saving customers the time and labor of upfitting an aftermarket system. The electronically controlled, fuel-operated heater operates automatically, turning on and off within parameters that include outside air temperature, fuel level, coolant temperature and whether the engine is running. It features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater (with a surge tank) that uses diesel fuel to generate up to 17,200 Btu/h (5 kW) of heating energy.

The Duramax engine is backed by GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L90 heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.

Savana powertrains – gas engines
GMC Savana offers a choice of two gas engines: a standard 4.8L V-8 rated at 285 horsepower (213 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) and an available 6.0L V-8 rated at 342 horsepower (255 kW) and 373 lb-ft of torque (506 Nm). Each is part of GM’s legendary small-block engine family and designed for quiet operation, including:
•    Special friction-reducing polymer coating on piston skirts
•    Full-floating piston pins
•    Damping patch on the oil pan (externally mounted)
•    Timing chain tensioner
•    Quiet alternator.

Backing the engines’ quietness is the assurance of long-lasting performance. The engine family was validated under extreme conditions, with the 6.0L engine dynamometer-tested to the equivalent of 200,000 miles – 50,000 miles more than other engines in the family. The engines also feature many long-life engine components that can reduce maintenance intervals and costs. The iridium-tip spark plugs, engine coolant, accessory drive belt and sealing gaskets are some of these items.

Some of the stringent durability testing included cycling engines between the peak torque and peak horsepower rpm points – the equivalent of towing a heavy trailer up a steep grade – for 600 straight hours.

The engines are mated to the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic and a fast-idle option makes it easier to run accessories at a work site.

The 6.0L is also offered in a special version with hardened valve seats for the available dedicated compressed natural gas models – the industry’s only CNG vehicles that are fully integrated at the factory, crash tested and backed by GM’s 60,000 mile/five-year transferable powertrain limited warranty.
(Certain commercial and government fleet customers receive the 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty.)

Two systems are offered:
•    A three-tank system (RPO code UFM) provides a range of up to 200 miles and allows the complete use of the cargo area
•    A four-tank system (RPO code UFP) provides a range of up to 300 miles, with the additional tank in the driver’s side of the cargo area, just inboard of the wheel well.

Savana chassis and suspension
The Savana is built on a strong, ladder-type full frame architecture. The frame features fully boxed sections for greater strength and rigidity, while extended and tapered front frame rails are used for improved crashworthiness. Also, additional tubular frame cross members are used to increase torsional stiffness.

All models feature an independent short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with a 35mm front stabilizer bar. Two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs are used in the rear suspension and help locate a semi-floating axle.

Additional chassis and suspension features include:
•    Hydroboost four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and dynamic rear proportioning 
•    StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models
•    A locking rear differential is available
•    31-gallon (117.3 L) fuel tank is standard on all models (except for dedicated compressed natural gas package)
•    8,600-pound GVWR on 2500 models
•    9,600-pound / 9,900-pound GVWR on 3500 models.

Savana safety and crash-avoidance features
Savana is equipped with a host of safety features, including six standard air bags: frontal, head and side curtain, and thoracic air bags, which provide a higher level of protection in the event of a side impact or a vehicle rollover.

Additional standard safety features include:
•    StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
•    OnStar with Turn-by-Turn navigation
•    Tire pressure monitoring
•    Flat and convex exterior mirrors (for a wider field of vision)
•    Four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system with Hydroboost
•    Daytime running lamps.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Work Truck Show 2016: Ford Trucks, International, Cummins, Telogis



Indianapolis, Indiana: Home to college basketball, the best shrimp cocktail you’ll ever have and, of course, NTEA’s Work Truck Show. We’ve got your badge and a slew of booth visits scheduled, so come along as FE’s On the Road tackles the Work Truck Show.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Harbor Truck Bodies - Northern CA Chevy Dealers

Here are dealers who consistently stock a good selection of Harbor Bodies. Because they are stocking dealers, they receive special discounts they can pass on to their customers. Give them a call!

Northern California and Northern Nevada Stocking Dealers
 
Momentum Chevrolet
3640 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95117
408-645-3974
Steve Glass

Victory Chevrolet
1360 Auto Center Dr
Petaluma, CA 94952
Main: 888-276-2300
Fax: 707-762-6587
Ron Schlesinger

Hanlees Chevrolet
4989 Chiles Road
Davis CA 95616
Dave Estacio
530-231-3300 Main

John L Sullivan Chevrolet
350 Auto Mall Dr
Roseville CA 95661
916-788-8786 Main
916-257-6269 Cell
Terry Rouda
J.R. O'Grady

Corning Chevrolet
2087 Solano St
Corning CA 96021
Rob Mesker
530-824-5171 Main

Stewart Chevrolet
780 Serramonte Blvd
Colma CA 94014
650-994-2400 Main
650-997-3026 Fax
Rick Dimitroff

American Chevrolet
4742 McHenry Ave
Modesto CA 95356
David Schene
209-575-1606 Main
209-575-3363 Fax

Folsom Chevrolet
12655 Auto Mall Circle
Folsom CA 95630
916-985-5600 Main
916-605-5727 Fax
Tom Weaver

Merle Stone Chevrolet-Porterville
800 W Henderson Ave
Porterville CA
Dave Gonzalez
559-781-8355 Main

Champion Chevrolet
800 Kietzke Lane
Reno NV 89502
Kyle Outland
775-786-3111 Main

Merle Stone Chevrolet-Tulare
2100 E Tulare Ave
Tulare CA 93274
559-686-8356 Main
559-686-1986 Fax
David Weemes

Chase Chevrolet
6441 Holman Rd
Stockton CA 95212
209-475-6679 Main
209-475-6699 Fax
Paul Correia
   
Platinum Chevrolet
3001 Corby Ave
Santa Rosa CA 95407
707-324-2039 Main
707-490-6881 Cell
Greg Martin

Putnam Chevrolet
198 California Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
Bob Davis
Ali Shahrokhi
650-425-7556 Main

My Chevrolet
444 Auto Center Dr
Salinas CA 93907
Rick Ray
831-240-4850 Main

Team Chevrolet
301 Auto Mall Pkwy
Vallejo CA 94591
Ron Reinhold
800-294-TEAM Main
707-974-4530 Alt

Ed Dena Auto Center
1500 W El Monte Way
Dinuba CA 93618
Mack Belcher
559-591-5000 Main

Chevy of Watsonville
490 Auto Center Dr
Watsonville CA 95076
Monte Medeiros
831-722-4155 Direct

Michael Hohl Chevrolet
3700 S Carson St
Carson City NV 89701
Jon 'JB' Blakely
775-297-4689

Maita Chevrolet
9650 Auto Center Dr
Elk Grove CA 95757
Curt Thomas
916-691-2800 Main

Steve's Chevrolet Chowchilla
1 Auto Park Place
Chowchilla CA 93610
Dave Larson
559-665-3701 Main

Wheeler Chevrolet
350 Colusa Ave
Yuba City CA 95991
Jim Turner
530-673-9160 Main

Abel Chevrolet
280 N Front St
Rio Vista CA 94571
Mike Garcia
707-374-6317 Main

Sonoma Chevrolet
687 W Napa St
Sonoma CA 95476
Ken Shull
707-996-2141 Main

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4811 Madison Ave
Sacramento CA 95841
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916-338-7322 Main

Thurston Chevrolet
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Ukiah CA 95482
Trevor Thurston
707-462-8817 Main



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Masterack Aluminum Shelving Packages


This lightweight interior has aluminum shelving, toolbox cradles, full-length drawers, and a full line of
customizable accessories. The aluminum is 30% lighter than steel with the ability to support a comparable capacity. Our aluminum shelf modules are made in the U.S.A.

When it comes to choosing high quality, professional grade commercial vehicle equipment, Masterack is an industry leader with over 40 years of experience in product design, manufacturing, and installation. Our large selection of steel and composite van interiors, pickup equipment, ladder racks, and accessories are available as pre-designed trade packages or can easily be mix-and-matched to customize your vehicle.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Automatic Emergency Brake Technology to Be Standard by 2022


Who says automakers can't work together for the good of the consumer?

In a voluntary agreement including just about every automaker that sells vehicles in the U.S., almost all vehicles will have forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment by model-year 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that is about two years faster than the time it would have taken for regulations to force them to add the technology.

According to Cars.com, the new technology could cut rear-end collisions up to 40 percent, saving thousands of lives. Collision avoidance systems with automatic emergency braking use cameras or radar to sense an impending collision, prepare vehicle safety systems — and hit the brakes if the driver does not react quickly enough, avoiding the crash or lessening the impact.

Each automaker will create their own timeline to incorporate the systems into their vehicles, but it looks like both cars and pickups will be included. The 2022 target applies to all vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings of 8500 pounds or less (which includes every half-ton and midsize pickup). Pickups with GVWR ratings from 8500 pounds and 10,000 pounds GVWRs get a little longer, with the technology to be standard by 2025.

We expect the technology to show up in the upper trim packages first, then trickle down to become a standard safety feature across the lineups by the target dates.


Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/03/automatic-emergency-brake-technology-to-be-standard-by-2022.html#more

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

VMAC under hood air compressor demo



Vmac VR70 under hood air compressor demonstration

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ford 2016 Medium Duty Reveal NTEA



2016 Ford F-650/750 John Davis Ford Chief Engineer video interview. Video interview Bruce W. Smith/HardWorkingTrucks.com