Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ford Transit: Ford Owner's Perspective on SelectShift® | Transit | Ford


Ford owner Alec Miller takes us through the 2017 Ford Transit 150 and shows us what he loves most about his vehicle, including its space for him to organize his tools and its SelectShift automatic transmission to go up the hills of San Francisco in manual mode.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

MAXON's Standard Tuk-A-Way® Liftgates - The 72-150 & TE-20 Series


72-150/TE-20
Maxon invented the Tuk-A-Way® liftgate in 1957 so that the platform can fold and stow under the truck body in the dock ready position. Today, Maxon offers a wide range of steel and aluminum platforms of different sizes along with various bed height options.

Evolved from this product line, the Tuk-A-Way® 72-150 and TE-20 models have resulted as the ideal economical and lightweight choices for smaller trucks with general purpose applications. Here are some of the product highlights:


Specifications

•    Lifting Capacities: 1,500 lbs. to 2,000 lbs.
•    Bed Heights: 38” – 54”
•    Weight: 542 lbs. to 570 lbs.
•    Platform Material: Reinforced Steel Diamond Plate
•    Key Features: Center arm, low maintenance, standard ride, low bed height compatible, platform folds & stows under the body in the dock ready position, lightweight design, torsion spring assist platform, available in painted or optional galvanized finishes

bolt-on opener

Recent Design Updates:

Bolt-On Opener

The 72-150/TE-20 series come with a new and improved bolt-on style opener assembly. This new assembly eliminates the need for welding thereby protecting the liftgates factory coating(s).




Mount Plates Now Bolted Instead of Tack Welded
mount plates
The 72-150/TE-20 mounting plates are now attached to the main frame tube by means of a bolt that is attached to a single tab that is welded to the main frame tube. This new mount plate attachment method replaces the previous one that used several tack welds to hold the mount plates in place. This new method shortens installation times by eliminating the grinding of tack welds.



Grease-able Pins
greaseable pins
The 72-150/TE-20 series of gates now come standard with grease-able pins.


Important Note for Gates Ordered in Galvanized Finish

Orders received for galvanized 72-150 and TE-20 models will have mount plates welded solid at spacing as noted below. Bed heights need to be identified on all galvanized orders.

•    34.25” spacing for high bed ranges of 44" to 54"
•    33.75” spacing for low bed ranges of 38" to 42”

An SOR (Special Order Request) will be required for all other spacing requirements or a callout for NON solid weld (tacked only) mount plates.

For more information on product updates, please contact Customer Service at (800) 227-4116 or visit our website at www.maxonlift.com.

Friday, February 23, 2018

eNow Powering Possibilities for Transportation Companies



eNow helps commercial transportation companies and recreational vehicle owners reduce the total cost of ownership of their vehicle and become more comfortable, compliant and environmentally responsible. eNow's solar energy solutions create everlasting energy for the vehicle and its auxiliary equipment.

 Visit Booth 3375 at NTEA Work Truck Show — March 6–9, 2018 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Work Truck Show® - North America's largest work truck event

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The Work Truck Show® is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses, and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals; set up meetings with current suppliers or customers; find solutions to resolve technical issues; and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.
The Show is the ultimate resource for industry professionals, offering the opportunity to:

    See the latest vocational truck and equipment displays, with product experts available at exhibitor booths
  •     Meet with current and prospective suppliers
  •     Find solutions to critical technical questions
  •     Interact with thousands of peers
  •     Gain insight into recent industry and market trends
Work Truck Week is where the industry comes to learn, network and find what they need to get the job done. Each year, we offer more options to build your Show experience. From exhibits, education and special events - you pick. Find your reasons to attend.

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


Monday, February 19, 2018

HVAC and Plumbimg Contractors - Van Storage for Gas Bottles, Ladders and Everything Else - Harbor Truck and Van





Plumbing Heating and Ventilation service technicians need to carry bottles of Nitro, CO2 or Brazing torch gases to pressure test systems, purge a system, blow out coils, or solder or repair lines. The Electrical/Telecom package is designed to satisfy your need with a 3-tank holder mounted off the rear shelf  panel, four (4) drawer packs, and a lockable storage compartment for valuable components. How about adding a drop-down rack for your different size ladders that help you get to that system? Keep your tanks at 40 cu.ft. or less if you have to carry them up the ladder!




Find more at: htbi.net



Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Saw Body for Concrete Cutters by Harbor Truck Bodies


This is an interesting combination of things that Harbor Truck Bodies calls a Saw Body. Designed for concrete cutters, it looks like a service body on the side, yet this is, as shown in the photos, a flatbed frame with things added to it, such as, tall storage compartments and smaller compartments on the side along with a metal wall frame. Inside this is an optional enclosed section sporting a 3-piece cargo enclosure, shown open and closed, and of course doors on the rear that are lockable. Closing up the entire rear area is an Interlift ILK Compact Cantilever liftgate doing double duty as a liftgate to raise and lower heavy saws while acting as an effective rear door.

How interesting to take a flatbed and create a whole new kind of body. It's a hybrid!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Find VMAC at The Rental Show Booth# 2631 - New Orleans Feb 19th - 21st



Find VMAC at Booth # 2631

VMAC
Air Compressor Products
Trusted by the Worlds Leading Brands



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Transfer Flow - Our Fuel Tank Categories


Transfer Flow manufactures the world's finest fuel tank systems for automotive manufacturers, commercial fleets, and drivers just like you who are looking for a quality solution to provide more fuel capacity and driving range.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Transverse Compartment - An Option for Harbor Service Bodies


The Transverse Compartment in the front compartment of an 11' Harbor Service Body is opened up to go across the bed are to the back of the opposite compartment on the other side of the service body. Notice how the shelf that lines up with the floor is a permanent steel shelf welded in place and the additional shelves are removable and movable.

The Transverse Compartment gives more space that can be locked and secured. You lose a bit of the front of the cargo area, but we think you'll agree that it is a very worthy trade-off. This is not an expensive option and Harbor does them all the time in various ways on a number of Harbor products. This is just one of the many modifications we can make to our standard products inexpensively to make them more useful for your business.

Give Kimberly and her team a call at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Rightsizing Your Vehicle Fleet to Conserve Fuel


Fleet rightsizing is a management practice that can help vehicle fleet managers build and maintain sustainable, fuel-efficient fleets. Fleet inventories often grow over time to include vehicles that are highly specialized, rarely used, or unsuitable for current applications. By optimizing fleet size and composition, managers can minimize vehicle use, conserve fuel, reduce emissions, and save money on fuel and maintenance.

Evaluate Vehicle Needs and Use
Fleet managers should understand their drivers' daily vehicle use and needs. Most fleet managers already have a handle on vehicle quantities, types, average mileage, payloads, and fuel economy. Fleet rightsizing combines this information with a critical look at fleet operations to identify opportunities for reducing fuel use. When rightsizing, fleet managers should evaluate how important each vehicle is to the fleet’s performance by asking themselves:

  • What is the optimal number of vehicles required to properly support the fleet’s needs?
  • What tasks are accomplished by each vehicle? Or, what is the drive cycle?
  • What is the daily, weekly, or monthly mileage of each vehicle? Or, what is the duty cycle?
  • Are fleet vehicles the optimal vehicle type, class, and size for the job?
  • Are there any vehicles that are no longer cost effective to operate or no longer fulfilling their purpose?
  • Are there any vehicles that are no longer being used or have a lot of downtime?
  • Can any vehicles be replaced by lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles?
  • Are there any alternatives to owning or leasing a vehicle, such as shuttle bus services, motor pool vehicles, sharing vehicles with other offices/agencies, public transportation, or short term rentals when needed?


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CTECH Manufacturing Company Overview


CTECH Manufacturing is a Wisconsin based Manufacturing company specializing in Aluminum Carts, Cabinets and Drawers. We have been in business for over 20 years. We started with deep roots in the race market and have serviced every major sanctioned race organization since that time. We bring that enthusiasm and quality to all of our product lines which ranges all markets from NASCAR race teams to Law Enforcement and University Facilities with our aluminum storage solutions.

Learn more at: https://www.ctechmanufacturing.com/

Monday, February 5, 2018

Masterack SmartSpace Video



Masterack SmartSpace van rack features

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Alternative Fueling Stations - Locator APP

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The Alternative Fueling Station Locator app helps you find fueling stations that offer electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol (E85), propane, and hydrogen.

Use your current location or enter a custom location to find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. View the stations on a map or see a list of stations ordered by distance from your location. Select your alternative fuel of choice and adjust the custom filters to fit your needs.

Select a station from the map or list to view contact info and other details:

- address, phone number, and hours of operation
- payment types accepted
- public or private access
- special services
- compression (natural gas)
- vehicle size access (natural gas)
- number and types of chargers (electric)
- blends available (biodiesel)
- blender pumps (ethanol)

The app draws information from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, which houses the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of alternative fueling stations in the United States. The database contains location information for more than 25,000 alternative fueling stations throughout the country.


Learn more at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=National+Renewable+Energy+Laboratory


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Future Ford - A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer In Roseville, CA



Future Ford has a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing! If you don't see what you are looking for, click on CarFinder, fill out the form, and we will let you know when vehicles arrive that match your search! Or if you would rather discuss your options with our friendly sales staff, click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information.

We look forward to serving you!  Find us at: http://www.future-ford.com/index.htm

Future Ford Lincoln of Roseville
650 Automall Dr
Roseville, CA 95661
Vehicle Sales: (866) 415-4719
Service: (888) 370-0606
Parts: (888) 577-5339