Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ford, FCCC, Freightliner, International, Mack, Nissan, Ram
among OEMs planning to deliver updates
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) says more than 100 companies plan to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.
The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, runs March 5-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis IN. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress, and the Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 5, and the exhibit hall is open March 6–8.
Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Freightliner Trucks, Hino Trucks, International Truck, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Kenworth Truck Company, Mack Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Nissan Commercial Vehicles, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ram Commercial, Volvo Trucks and Western Star Trucks plan to exhibit at the event, with 15 of them delivering exclusive chassis update sessions.
During each update session, company representatives provide insights into their future plans related to the work truck industry, share technical information on latest chassis specifications and designs, and review body and equipment installation options. Ford, FCCC, Freightliner, International, Mack, Mitsubishi Fuso, Nissan and Ram also scheduled press conferences at the Show.
“There’s no better place to see what’s new and what’s coming from the industry’s leading OEMs,” the association said.
To help attendees plan which booths to visit, 90 exhibitors are showcasing new products online in advance of the event as part of The Work Truck Show’s exclusive New Product Spotlight and Green Product Showcase programs. Offerings range from transmissions and suspensions to trucks and bodies. They include a variety of innovative power solutions, cargo management systems and vocational equipment from snowplows to cranes. To learn more about these products, visit the featured exhibitors section of the online floorplan at worktruckshow.com/floorplan.
“Every year at The Work Truck Show, the industry’s leading manufacturers of vocational vehicles, components and equipment converge on Indianapolis to showcase their newest products and share what’s coming next,” says Steve Carey, NTEA president and CEO. “With all the major players here, The Work Truck Show is the best place to take the pulse of the commercial vehicle community and find the equipment and education you need to continue to improve your operations.”
Show attendees will have the opportunity to check out products from 26 first-time exhibitors in a special New Exhibitor Pavilion that opens an hour before the exhibit hall on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7. It’s located across from the Hall I exhibit hall entrance.
The Work Truck Show main exhibit floor covers more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes an educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations.
“Anyone who works with commercial vehicles, including public and private truck fleet operators, manufacturers, dealers and equipment distributors, can find solutions to their business challenges at the Show,” NTEA said.
For more information and to register, visit worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Check out this quick demonstration of the proper procedures to operate the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane.
Friday, January 25, 2019
This DECKED truck bed organizer fits a Nissan NV Cargo Van with a wheelbase of 146.1" manufactured from 2012 to current. It takes a short bed DECKED system.
DECKED is designed for cargo vans NOT passenger vans. If you have a second row of seating or more and/or you have insulated walls in your van, DECKED has not been validated to fit with your configuration.
Quick FactsDECKED In-Vehicle Storage Systems ship freight, and shipping is included. Accessories are NOT included in free shipping; they ship UPS ground or parcel ground. Click the SHIPPING POLICY tab for detailed information.
All DECKED Systems come with a 3-Year Limited Warranty.
Please visit the FAQ page for more answers to those tough questions!
- Built from 100% recycled HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) co-molded to a galvanized recycled steel subframe
- System payload rating: 2000 lbs evenly distributed on the deck
- Drawer payload rating: 200 lbs per drawer
- System weight: 200 lbs short bed systems, 220-230 lbs standard bed systems
- Two full bed-length drawers. Note: Drawers do not fully extend. Max drawer extension: 48” for reasons related to physics
- Drawers are weatherproof. System itself is impervious to moisture, extreme UV light exposure and severe temperatures
- Oversized cast aluminum handles for ease of operation with gloves
- Typically no drilling of cargo van required
- Full line of accessories available to increase your level of awesome
- Will work with a spray-in bed liner, but not a drop-in plastic bed liner
- Will work with a BedRug mat, but not with a BedRug full liner.
DECKED is compatible with a variety of accessories including, but not limited to:
- Crossover toolboxes which leave > 12” to floor of bed
- Top rail mounted ladder racks
- Tonneau covers which leave > 12” to floor of bed for folded parts or canisters
- Slide systems like CargoGlide, Bedslide, Slidezilla;
- Thule and Yakima racks and accessories
- DECKED Cargo Van Systems are compatible with a variety of common van shelving and racking systems; for a list of compatible product part numbers and a best practices installation guide
Learn more at: https://decked.com/products/decked-nissan-nv-cargo-van?variant=31141390983
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
See what truck bed additions and features are available on the 2017 Nissan TITAN® that will make your life that much easier. Tough, smart, with a massive payload – TITAN's truck bed is ready to work. Best of all, you're backed up by America's Best Truck Warranty. Learn More at: http://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/titan See more Nissan Titan videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Take on the big jobs with the 2017 TITAN®. TITAN's bed is loaded with available features to let you work and play hard. A dampened tailgate that raises and lowers easily with one hand. A factory-installed spray-in bed-liner to help handle abuse, and massive payload capability to bring what you need. And with Nissan’s Utili-track system with 5 channels and heavy-duty sliding cleats, you can lock down just about anything. Hide away your gear in the available in-bed TITAN boxes. They even double as an ice chest – removable, too. And with a convenient 120-volt outlet and 8 bright, integrated lights, you’ve got a tough, rugged workspace – day or night. Best of all, you're backed up by America's Best Truck Warranty. Nissan. Innovation that excites.
TITAN bed features: - A dampened tailgate that raises and lowers easily with one hand - A factory-installed spray-in bedliner to help handle abuse - Massive payload capability to bring what you need - Utili-track system with 5-channels and heavy-duty sliding cleats - Hide away your gear in the available in-bed TITAN boxes. They even double as an ice chest - 120-volt outlet and 8 bright, integrated lights, you’ve got a tough, rugged workspace – day or night.
Monday, January 21, 2019
The Nissan TITAN is the truck equipped with a standard V8, incredible payload, plus innovative cargo features like 5-channel Utili-track. You've got advanced towing tech that helps you tow solo, including around view monitor, and remote trailer light check. Available in Crew Cab, King Cab, and Single Cab, there's a TITAN that's the perfect size for your needs.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Nissan Titan boxes create more storage space to TITAN and TITAN XD's bed without losing much cargo space. There's plenty of room for your tools, and the boxes can also be used as a cooler. For security, the boxes lock, and stay low out of sight. Smart design keeps the boxes clear of TITAN's 120-Volt outlet, and won't intefere with bed covers. Available for TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab and Crew Cab models.
Featured Vehicles: 2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab Platinum Reserve 4x4 with Cummins V8 diesel engine
Thursday, January 17, 2019
When budgeting for expenses, there are a lot of things that fall outside of your control. For the most part, fuel can be one of those things that’s generally “just a cost of doing business.” However, there are a lot of things you can consider to reduce, or mitigate as much as possible, fuel costs on the job. Check out these five things to consider.
Idle TimeIdling your work truck on the jobsite has become a fairly common practice, and sometimes it’s necessary. At times, things like inverters, power takeoffs, air compressors, and more require the engine to be cranking in order to work. However, don’t let the necessity to idle for those functions become a common occurrence of convenience when it isn’t needed. You’d be surprised how quickly cutting those idle minutes can add up over the span of months or years.
Vehicle MaintenanceFor a glut of reasons, you should be properly maintaining your work trucks. But one added benefit to regular maintenance is increased fuel economy. Regular fluid changes, changing filters, and routine engine tune-ups keep your truck’s powerplant optimally efficient. In addition to maintaining the powertrain, properly worn and inflated tires can make a big difference in fuel efficiency.
Slim downDo you really need to carry everything and the kitchen sink from jobsite to jobsite? You don’t, and your truck will thank you for not doing so. Loading your truck with only the tools for the job at hand reduces weight, and reduced weight is a major factor in fuel economy.
Lose the LeadfootYour driving habits may be the number one factor in fuel efficiency. When you drive with the intention of efficiency, it shows. While it might be a slow and steady ride, your wallet will thank you later for taking it easy on the gas pedal. Planning service calls in an efficient manner can help you save time and miles. Make sure you’re not driving cross-town multiple times when a little planning could have gone a lot further.
Right Truck, Right JobThis isn’t something you can change on the fly, but our last suggestion is the make sure you’ve got a fleet that’s appropriate for your line of work. If you’re over-specing your vehicles, you’re wasting fuel. If you’re under-specing your trucks, you’re also wasting fuel. It’s vital that you put a lot of thought into having the right class of truck, truck body, and work, trailers that allow you to do your job, and do it most efficiently.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The forecast calls for snow! You've been waiting for this all year. Finally, your city is in the path of the storm.
Here are a few tips to help ensure that your equipment is ready for battle:
Check Your Vehicle
Whether plowing with a BOSS pickup truck plow, a BOSS UTV plow or a BOSS Box Plow, knowing that your vehicle is in running order will ensure that you are successful this winter:
- Check your snow plow vehicle’s tire pressure.
- Check all fluid levels including engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, radiator coolant and windshield washer fluid.
- Check oil pressure, your engine will work hard this winter – oil is its lifeblood!
- Make sure the battery is working properly and that terminals are tightly connected with no corrosion.
- Check the condition of your wipers – operating your BOSS Snowplow with poorly operating windshield wipers is asking for problems. While you’re at it, make sure you defrosting system is working on snowplow truck as well!
- Check the vehicle’s headlights, brake lights and turn signals to ensure they are all in working order – visibility is crucial both to you and drivers around you.
- Never venture out without an adequate fuel supply.
Check Your BOSS Plow
You’ve checked your snowplow vehicle, now make sure your BOSS Snowplow is ready to go as well:
- Make sure that all bolts on your snowplow are tight and well fastened.
- Look for cracked welds and hydraulic fluid leaks.
- Make sure the plow lights and turn signals are aligned properly and are in good working order.
- Carry a few extras – keep a BOSS Snowplow Emergency Parts Kit handy that includes extra hydraulic fluid, hydraulic hoses, a pump solenoid, extra cutting-edge bolts and a trip spring.
- If you notice that you are in need of service or parts, call or visit your nearest BOSS Snowplow Dealer or visit ShopBOSS. If you need help locating your nearest dealer, simply visit bossplow.com and either use the Dealer locator, or feel free to use the Chat button to chat on-line with a BOSS Snowplow factory representative.
by Katie Roell
Sunday, January 13, 2019
DECKED makes your pickup truck more efficient and versatile with its sliding toolbox storage system allowing you to load your truck bed with materials and supplies while keeping your tools secure, dry and organized in drawers underneath. Work more efficiently with your tools and hardware rolling out at waist height reducing trips in and out of vehicles and increased storage organizer benefits. Transitioning from the lumberyard to jobsite and back has never been easier or more efficient.
Friday, January 11, 2019
2019 Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD have 8 exterior lights to show you the way. LED cab and bed lights, plus dual tailgate lights flood the bed with bright light. And with a tailgate that becomes a perfect work surface, and a convenient 120-volt outlet in the bed, you're ready to work, 24/7.
Featured Vehicles: 2019 TITAN XD King Cab SV with Cummins V8 diesel engine
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Improve Your Plumbing Van Organization with a Custom Upfit
For a plumber, every job presents a unique challenge. These challenges require a variety of tools, parts and gadgets to help diagnose and fix. A plumber’s van is their mobile shed, carrying almost everything they could possibly need. That’s why plumbing van organization is so critical – without proper planning, you may spend more time finding the tool you need than fixing the problem!
The best way to organize your van? A custom van upfit! Read on to discover how an upfit can benefit your bottom line, as well as tips for planning an effective upfit for your van.
Learn more at: https://www.adriansteel.com/blog/van-and-truck-upfits/plumbing-van-organization/
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Warren with Harbor Truck Body and Van shows off the modular van interiors bin packages available for all types of commercial vans. See more at http://www.harbortruck.com
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD are available with Utili-track, a class-exclusive, 5-channel tie-down system. 2 floor channels help with hauling odd-shaped cargo. Heavy-duty metal cleats slide along the top channels, so you can precisely psition the tie-downs – great for top-heavy loads. And with a variety of accessories designed for Utili-track, you work smarter than ever.
Featured Vehicles: 2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab Platinum Reserve 4x4 with Cummins V8 diesel engine