Friday, May 30, 2014

CV Show 2014 Interview - Rhino Products

On the Rhino Products stand at the 2014 CV Show, VansA2Z editor Neil McIntee spoke to Managing Director Steve Egerton and Clive Boult, Sales & Marketing Director. New products being launched at the show included SafeStep and TowBar and later in 2014 Rhino will be introducing the new aluminium LadderStow range.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BOLT Padlock

Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Padlock works with your vehicle key! For more information visit

Saturday, May 24, 2014

XL Hybrids Show Pepsi Van

Also Displays Lithium Ion Battery from Johnson Controls

Massachusetts-based XL Hybrids, which has promoted such major fleet customers as FedEx and Coca-Cola for its hybrid retrofits, and recently said its customers had logged more than a million miles of hybrid operation, showed a Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van in Pepsi colors at ACT Expo 2014

XL Hybrids showed this Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van in Pepsi colors at ACT Expo 2104 in Long Beach, Calif.

XL displayed the battery pack from Johnson Controls it employs in its hybrid vehicles at ACT Expo too.

XL uses a 40-kilowatt permanent magnet traction motor and 1.8-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack from Johnson Controls. The arrangement is said to increase city mileage by 25%.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Loadhandler - simply and safely unload your pickup truck...

Loadhandler - The pickup truck unloader!

A simple and safer way to unload up to a ton from your pickup truck!

Loadhandler Products Corporation
1901 Hur Industrial Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613 

phone: 800-580-0791 
fax:  512-671-7707

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne & 2014 Silverado LTZ -- Then & Now -- Faces of GM

The Chevrolet Cheyenne was the top of the line pickup truck in 1971. It was customizable and offered drivers what they needed in a work vehicle. Today, Chevrolet offers that same reliability with added comfort and technology. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is not only a work truck, but a family vehicle. It's stronger, more fuel efficient and more capable than ever before. Watch this special edition of Faces of GM - Then & Now to see how the Chevrolet pickup has progressed.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chevrolet Special Service Silverado Joins Police Lineup

Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is adapted for police use

DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV) joins the brand’s growing police vehicle portfolio. It goes on sale this summer, offering the same capabilities, efficiency and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special features designed for police use.

The SSV package is available on Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in 1WT or 1LS trims, and includes the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, rated at 355 horsepower and delivering the highest EPA-rated fuel economy for a 2WD V-8 full-size pickup: 23 mpg highway. The engine is available with E85 capability. Police agencies can choose 2WD or 4WD models with the standard 6’6” pickup box or a shorter 5’8” box.

“Last year, the Silverado 1500 was awarded for its low cost of ownership, a key purchasing factor for municipalities and government agencies,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet & Commercial. “The EcoTec3 engine provides the best fuel economy of any V-8 and still gives agencies the power and capability they need from a full-size pickup.”

Contented for service
The Silverado SSV is equipped with a standard 170-amp high-output alternator and 730-CCA auxiliary battery, which allows officers to operate lights, radios, computers, cameras and other equipment while parked with the engine turned off, preserving the charge of the vehicle’s primary battery. The SSV pickup also is equipped with a 110-volt outlet for equipment, and comes standard with electrical power supply for four upfitter switches located on the center stack for easy control and accessibility.

The crew cab offers a vinyl rear seat along with large rear doors for easy entry when transporting passengers. Other available interior options include front center seat delete, which provides an open center console space for police equipment, an auxiliary dome lamp and an electronic four-wheel drive switch located on the dash. 

An available common key option allows municipalities to use one key to operate all of their Silverado SSVs and 2015 Tahoe police vehicles. Chevrolet will offer ship-through options for the upfit of light bars, sirens, partitions and additional aftermarket equipment.

SSV package at a glance
Standard features:
·         5.3L EcotTec3 V-8 engine
·         Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
·         High-capacity air cleaner
·         170-amp high-output alternator
·         730-CCA auxiliary battery
·         110-volt outlet
·         Four upfitter switches with electrical power supply

Available features:
·         Spotlamp – driver or driver and passenger
·         Wiring for grille, lamp and sirens
·         Flasher system for headlamps and taillamps
·         Common key package
·         Vinyl rear seats
·         Front center seat delete
·         Auxiliary dome lamp
·         Electronic four-wheel-drive switch
·         Daytime running lamps delete
·         Rear-vision camera

Silverado 1500: Proven capabilities and comfort
The 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine is certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It combines direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing to achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway (2WD models). It’s the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup on the market.

Silverado 1500 is also equipped with DuralifeTM brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, which can result in maintenance cost savings for municipalities.

“Nearly two-thirds of the Silverado SSV’s cab is made of high-strength steel, and inlaid triple-sealed doors create a strong, quiet mobile workspace to conduct daily business,” said Peper.

The pickup boxes have the same functionality of the consumer models, including a CornerStep bumper, built-in handholds and upper tie down hooks. Those features make it more convenient, while providing usable space for equipment that police agencies access daily.

The Chevrolet Silverado SSV comes with the industry’s best pickup coverage, including two-year/24,000-mile recommended maintenance, three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

Monday, May 12, 2014

CNG Benefits - Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks | GM Fleet

One benefit to adding the Bi-Fuel CNG Chevy Silverado and GMC sierra 2500HD to your fleet is lowered fuel cost and a better bottom line. Compressed natural gas is a clean burning fossil fuel that emits fewer toxic carcinogens than traditional gasoline. Compressed natural gas is a plentiful resource, with 87% of CNG coming from North America.

The new Bi-Fuel CNG Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500HD offer a fuel range of up to 650 miles, with a 17 Gas to Gallon Equivalent (GGE) from CNG and a 36 gallon regular fuel tank. For more information on our full line of alternative fuel vehicles please visit:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Silverado Trucks Lineup: Strong Just Got Stronger | Chevrolet

Get great offers on the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, the 2014 North American Truck of the Year. And introducing the new 2015 Silverado 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty lineup. Strong, just got stronger. Learn more by visiting

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BOLT Lock Interview at NTEA Work Truck Show

BOLT Locks National Sales Manager Erika Garcia is interviewed at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show about upcoming new products for BOLT Locks

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Chev Cutaway with WorkMaster Service Body

Interior of a Workmaster on a SRW Cut-Away

If you could use a truck that has storage for tools and parts and want a space that you can stand up in and is enclosed to do your work in or keep larger items out of the weather and public view, the WorkMaster is your truck. The Harbor WorkMaster is a Service Body with a roof and additional useful features. Available in a 10' (10' 4") for the single rear wheel cutaway chassis, perfect plumbers or HVAC truck, and is also useful in any number of different professions such as remodeling, mobile mechanic, locksmith, and other service industry uses to name a few.

Interior Ladder Rack keeps them out of sight. Standard with Rear Grab Handles, Interior Dome Lamp and a Rear Access Panel that is flush with the first shelf to handle occasional longer cargo. The Master Lock System is standard. A Florescent upgrade package is available.

See more beautiful hard working Harbor bodies at our website at or give us a call at 800-433-9452.