Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chevrolet Colorado Diesel: America’s Most Fuel Efficient Pickup


 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel: America’s Most Fuel Efficient Pickup
•    2016 Colorado two-wheel drive model offers EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway
•    Up to 7,700 pounds of trailering when properly equipped

DETROIT – Chevrolet today confirmed that the 2016 Colorado two-wheel drive with the Duramax turbo-diesel will be the most fuel efficient pickup in America, offering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg highway fuel economy.

The EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2016 Colorado four-wheel drive diesel is 29 mpg.

The EPA has issued a Certificate of Conformity for the Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel. The agency expressed no issues or concerns following its recent extensive testing and evaluation of the emission control system on the Colorado Duramax diesel.

With the Colorado’s 21-gallon fuel tank, the 2WD model offers an estimated maximum highway range of 651 miles per tank.

“The Colorado Duramax diesel is in a league of its own,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “Colorado’s gas models already led the segment in fuel efficiency, and the new diesel – which no other non-GM competitor offers on a midsize truck – gives customers even greater freedom to go where they want with fewer fill-ups.”

The 2016 Colorado diesel 2WD offers an EPA estimated 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined. The 4WD model offers an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 23 mpg combined.

Colorado Duramax diesel’s fuel economy complements segment-leading capability, including maximum trailering ratings of up to 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) on 2WD models and up to 7,600 pounds (3,447 kg) for 4WD models with the available trailering package.

Colorado’s all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine generates 181 horsepower (135 kW) and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm). It is paired with the Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission, which uses a unique Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber in the torque converter to reduce powertrain noise and vibration.

A variable-geometry turbocharger helps optimize power and efficiency across the rpm band, while a balance shaft contributes to smoothness. Colorado’s diesel is engineered to be B20-capable.

Two new features add control and confidence to the Colorado diesel: smart diesel exhaust braking and an integrated trailer brake controller. Smart diesel exhaust braking enhances vehicle control and reduces brake wear by reducing the need for braking on downgrades. The integrated trailer brake controller works with the antilock brake system to provide immediate and measured brake force, eliminating the need for an aftermarket trailer brake controller.

The Colorado diesel goes on sale this fall, offered in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models, with 2WD or 4WD. Pricing for the diesel engine option is $3,730 more than a comparably equipped 3.6L V-6 model.

Editors: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination charges but excludes tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SEMA 2015: Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept



From the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mark Williams, of Pickuptrucks.com, takes a look at the Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept.

Monday, November 23, 2015

GM First To Offer ’Box Delete’ Option on All Truck Classifications

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 
models round out flexible portfolio

DETROIT – Customers who rely on Chevrolet and GMC trucks to get their work done can now modify all sizes of trucks with a “box delete” option.

General Motors is making the option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, completing the pick-up portfolio of box delete offerings.

“We are in the business of meeting our customers’ needs by providing a range of products and solutions that fit their businesses,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “Light-duty box delete is a direct response to our customers who have been clamoring for it.”

The new light-duty configuration eliminates the box, rear bumper and spare tire assembly, and includes high-rate rear springs and a front stabilizer bar from the Max Trailering Package for better performance when operating near the truck’s maximum gross vehicle weight rating. The box delete option will provide a credit of $575 from suggested retail pricing. The spare tire assembly can be added back on for $335.

“The Silverado and Sierra light-duty box delete models have been designed to take on the work our customers do every day,” said Dan Tigges, commercial product manager, General Motors Fleet. “For customers with lower payload requirements, this new option will reduce upfront costs and provide fuel-economy advantages compared to heavy-duty box delete alternatives.”

The new light duty models will join the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size extended cab trucks with a box delete option, as well as the Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD box deletes and chassis cabs.

The Silverado 1500 2WD Regular Cab box delete starts at $29,155. A box delete 2500HD 2WD Regular Cab box delete starts at $33,475, providing more than $4,000 in upfront savings for the light-duty box delete buyer. Significant annual fuel savings are also possible for the light-duty box delete.

For more information about General Motors Fleet vehicles, please visit www.gmfleet.com.

Editors: Manufacturers’ suggested retail prices include destination but exclude tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Classic 1970 Chevy Pickup - For Work or Relaxation




As the leaves are changing and temperatures dropping, now’s the perfect time for a camping trip. Crisp air, fall foliage and a 1970 Chevy Trucks C-20 Custom Camper.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO


New for 2016:
•    2.8L Duramax turbo diesel engine
•    Enhanced, multicolor driver information center display
•    Enhanced Chevrolet MyLink with phone integration technology, featuring Apple CarPlay capability

2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO BUILDS ON AWARD-WINNING PACKAGE OF CAPABILITY, EFFICIENCY AND STYLE

Chevrolet Colorado made an auspicious debut in 2015. The all-new, segment-busting midsize pickup was named the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015 – and was the fastest-selling truck in the industry, prompting a third shift to be added to the Wentzville, Mo., assembly facility.

For 2016, Colorado returns with the same award-winning combination of refinement, maneuverability and efficiency, while continuing to offer innovative features such as Chevy MyLink with a built-in available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert. They complement true truck elements such as the available G80 locking rear axle and a highly flexible bed with Chevy’s available GearOn™ system.

New phone integration technology on Colorado’s MyLink system displays content from Apple iPhone 5 or later models on the multicolor screen through the Apple CarPlay feature. Supported apps for the system include phone, messages, maps, music and compatible third-party apps.

Colorado also offers an all-new, 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine that takes its segment-leading capability to new heights, including a maximum trailering rating of 7,700 pounds (3,493 kg) for 2WD models.

The standard engine remains a 2.5L four-cylinder that’s rated at up to 27 mpg on the highway, while an available 3.6L V-6 tops competitors’ V-6 offerings with up to 1,590 pounds (721 kg) of payload and up to 7,000 pounds (3,175 kg) maximum trailering.

Colorado is available in four-door extended- or crew-cab models. Models and trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LT and Z71. The off-road-inspired Z71 features a gunmetal grille surround – a change from the standard chrome on the other models – projector headlamps and 17-inch aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires, automatic locking rear differential, and standard transfer case skid plate.

Duramax diesel details
The new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel expands the Colorado lineup to give customers more choices and the capability of exploring more possibilities on and off the road. It is offered in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models, with 2WD or 4WD.

The engine is part of GM’s global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines and features a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal power and efficiency across the rpm band and a balance shaft for smoothness. Power is SAE-certified at 181 horsepower (135 kW) at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm) at 2,000 rpm.

A broad torque band makes the 2.8L Duramax very powerful at low rpm, while the turbocharged performance provides a confident feeling of immediate and smooth horsepower on demand. Additional engine features include:
•    Iron cylinder block and aluminum DOHC cylinder head
•    Forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods
•    Oiling circuit that includes a dedicated feed for the turbocharger to provide increased pressure at the turbo and faster oil delivery
•    Piston-cooling oil jets
•    16.5:1 compression ratio
•    Common rail direct injection fuel system
•    Ceramic glow plugs for shorter heat-up times and higher glow temperatures
•    Balance shaft that contributes to smoothness and drives the oil pump
•    Laminated steel oil pan with upper aluminum section that contributes to engine rigidity and quietness
•    B20 bio-diesel capability.

The Duramax 2.8L is the cleanest diesel truck engine ever produced by General Motors, and meets some of the toughest U.S. emissions standards, thanks in part to a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system.

Additional features included with or exclusive to Colorado diesel models:
•    Smart diesel exhaust brake system that enhances vehicle control and reduces brake wear on steep grades
•    Standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission matched with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber (CPVA) in the torque converter, which reduces powertrain noise and vibration
•    An all-new integrated trailer brake controller is standard and exclusive on diesel models
•    A 3.42 rear axle ratio is standard.


The CPVA is an absorbing damper with a set of secondary spring masses, that — when energized — cancels out the engine’s torsional vibrations so the driver and passengers can’t feel them. In its unique design, the spring masses vibrate in the opposite direction of the torsional vibrations of the engine, balancing out undesirable torsional vibrations.

The Colorado’s integrated, driver-selectable exhaust brake system is based on the system introduced on the 2015 Silverado HD models and uses the compression power of the engine to improve vehicle control and reduce brake pad wear.

When the exhaust brake is engaged in cruise mode, exhaust cruise grade braking helps the cruise control system maintain vehicle speed when travelling downhill, keeping the driver from having to apply the brakes, thereby exiting cruise control.

In non-cruise mode, the transmission and the exhaust brake deliver the correct amount of braking to assist in vehicle control, regardless of vehicle load. It is a smart system that varies the amount of brakes needed for the vehicle, load and grade. The engagement of the system is smooth and quiet, while its performance enhances the driver’s feeling of control.

Colorado design
The Colorado’s North American design is unique, with a confident stance and a sporty demeanor. It features triple-sealed doors inlaid in the body sides, like the Silverado, for improved aerodynamic performance and a quieter interior.

To help keep overall mass down, lightweight materials such as a segment-first aluminum hood are used. It also offers the segment’s first active aero grille shutters, designed to enhance aerodynamics when closed.

Cab and bed configuration choices include an extended cab model with a 6’ 2” bed, a crew cab with a 5’ 2” bed and a crew cab with a 6’ 2” bed. With the tailgate down, the 6’ 2” bed allows hauling of 8-foot-long items.


Colorado’s innovative solutions for hauling and accessing cargo include:
•    Standard CornerStep rear bumper design pioneered on the 2014 Silverado
•    EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand, and a damper for more-controlled lowering; it is standard on Z71 and available on WT and LT models
•    Standard locking tailgate  
•    Standard two-tier loading that allows a platform to effectively split the bed into upper and lower sections, making it easier to haul, store and conceal items such as tools
•    Thirteen standard tie-down locations throughout the bed for use with available, movable cargo tie-down rings
•    Standard bed rail and tailgate protectors
•    Available factory-installed spray-in bed liner
•    Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard on WT and 16-inch aluminum wheels are available
•    Seventeen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on LT and 18-inch aluminum wheels are available
•    Seventeen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on Z71
•    Exterior colors: Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic, Red Rock Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Cyber Gray Metallic and Brownstone Metallic.

A WT Appearance Package is available on WT models and includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, body-color outside mirrors, spotter mirror and body-color door handles. The EZ-Lift-and-Lower tailgate is included with the WT Convenience Package, which also includes remote keyless entry, theft-deterrent system and cruise control.

For LT models, an available convenience package includes a rear window defogger, rear sliding window, front fog lamps, remote vehicle starter and the EZ-Lift-and-Lower tailgate.

The GearOn™ accessory system complements Colorado’s cargo-carrying versatility. It is designed for easy configuration with a multitude of mounting accessories for everything from bikes, kayaks, skis and stand-up paddle boards to a bed-mounted tent. Many of the GearOn accessories allow the bikes, boards and other “tools” of adventure to be mounted on upper rails, leaving room in the bed below for complementing gear. (See section below for more details.)

An interior for work, recreation and everyday comfort
The Colorado’s interior is comfortable, thoughtfully equipped and well connected. A bold, upright instrument panel with large controls and a center console with a floor-mounted shifter similar to those found in midsize cars and crossovers.

Colorado cabin designers paid exceptional attention to detail and premium appointments, including a sculpted headliner that enhances headroom, halo lighting on key controls for easier view and an open area at the front of the center console for easier phone charging. The Z71 model features exclusive color and trim details, including embossed seatbacks and contrast stitching.

Additional interior details include:
•    Sculpted door panels that make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle
•    Upper-instrument panel storage bin – when not equipped with the uplevel audio system – and large glove box volume
•    Standard center console with room to store a tablet
•    A door-to-door rear under-seat storage offers additional concealed cargo management in the cabin.

Colorado’s seats are designed for long-haul comfort and wear, too. They use dual-firmness foam for greater comfort on long drives and high-wear, stain-resistant cloth seating trim. Leather-appointed seating is available.

Comfort is enhanced with technologies, connectivity and other features that support owners’ daily and recreational lives including a 3.5-inch-diagonal driver information screen in the instrument cluster.

Additional interior features include:
•    New for 2016: Enhanced multicolor driver information center display in the gauge cluster on LT and Z71
•    Standard 4.2-inch-diagonal color radio with a USB port on WT models
•    Four standard USB ports on LT and Z71, including one on the dashboard, one inside the center console and two on the rear of the center console
•    Eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio is standard on LT and Z71; navigation is available on LT and Z71
•    Enhanced connectivity and convenience with MyLink includes text message support and Siri Eyes Free for compatible iPhones
•    OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on LT and Z71 with a 3 month/3GB(whichever comes first) trial, and available on WT
•    Bose® premium seven-speaker sound system is available on LT and Z71
•    Cruise control is standard on LT and Z71, and available on WT
•    Rear window defogger is standard on Z71 and available LT
•    Standard rearview camera system
•    Heated front seats are standard on Z71 and available on LT
•    Standard power window with driver’s Express Up and Down
•    Remote vehicle starter is standard on Z71 and available LT
•    Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and tilting/telescoping steering column are standard on LT and Z71
•    Sliding rear window is standard on Z71 and available on LT
•    Interior colors: Jet Black, Jet Black/Dark Ash and Jet Black/Dark Galvanized on Z71.

A Luxury Package is available on LT models and includes leather appointed seating, four-way power front passenger seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control, power front passenger lumbar control, heated driver and front passenger seats, automatic climate control, projector-type headlamps, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, heated outside mirrors with chrome finish, chrome rear bumper and door handles.

MyLink with phone integration technology and OnStar 4G LTE
New for Colorado in 2016, Chevrolet’s new MyLink system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay, which puts iPhone features (iPhone 5 and later) on the display in a smart, simple manner, allowing drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. That helps drivers spend more time with eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Using Apple CarPlay is simple. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected, then changes to indicate CarPlay when a compatible phone is connected via a USB. Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using and Apple’s privacy statement and terms of use apply.  Data plan rates may also apply.

Apple CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third-party apps. A full list of those apps can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay.

While development and testing is not yet complete, Android Auto compatibility may be available later in the 2016 model year.

Complementing MyLink to enhance Colorado’s connectivity is new OnStar with 4G LTE featuring a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial, whichever comes first.

4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than 3G and 100 times faster than the 2G network. And with OnStar, customers have a powerful antenna built right in to the vehicle's electrical system.

Active from the time of purchase, six months of OnStar Guidance includes all of OnStar’s advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation.

Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of vehicle systems – including the engine, transmission and anti-lock brakes – and sends a diagnostic update to the owner via email; and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer to simplify service scheduling. The Basic Plan does not include any emergency services.

Chevy truck DNA
The Colorado delivers the capability expected of a Chevy truck – engineered to offer better payload performance than any competitor and segment-leading trailering. Like the Silverado, the Colorado has a fully boxed perimeter frame, which provides the strength to support its capabilities, as well as a confident, smooth and quiet ride.

A coil-over-type front suspension features aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength, contributing to a more responsive feel and efficiency. Colorado also features the segment’s first application of electric power steering, which enhances efficiency by avoiding the energy used by what conventionally is an engine-driven feature. 

The Colorado has a short turning radius of 41.3 feet (12.6 meters), enabling easier turning in tight areas such as city streets or backing a trailer into a camping spot.

Four-wheel disc brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are standard and feature Duralife™ brake rotors – also pioneered on the Silverado. They can offer up to double the service life, which can save money on maintenance.

Another Chevy truck feature offered on the Colorado is the G80 automatic locking rear differential. Introduced by Chevy more than 40 years ago, it gives drivers a traction advantage when needed. It is standard on Z71 and available on WT and LT.

The four-wheel drive system employs an electronically controlled transfer case that allows the driver to shift from 2WD to 4WD. The driver can select from three modes, 2WD, 4WD HI or 4WD Lo.

Gas powertrains designed for work, efficiency
The 2.5L and 3.6L gas engines offered in the Colorado are based on proven designs found in other Chevrolet vehicles, but tuned uniquely for truck duty – including more torque at lower- and mid-range rpm levels – for a more confident feeling of power when the Colorado is loaded or pulling a trailer.

They’re also the most efficient in the segment, with up to 27 mpg EPA-estimated highway mileage with 2.5L 2WD models and 26 mpg with 3.6L 2WD models, when properly equipped.

The 2.5L four is rated at 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 191 lb-ft of torque (259 Nm), with approximately 90 percent of the peak torque available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. The 3.6L engine is rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 269 lb-ft of torque (365 Nm).

Aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts, along with dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection and jet-spray piston cooling, are features shared on both engines. A number of extended-life components can help reduce maintenance intervals and reduce the cost of ownership.

All models are matched with a six-speed automatic that complements the truck-tuned engines with features that make hauling and trailering easier and more comfortable, including auto grade braking and a tow/haul mode. Extended cab 2WD WT models equipped with the 2.5L engine are also available with a six-speed manual transmission.

Customer focused safety features
Colorado is designed to help keep occupants safe on the road, employing a number of active and passive safety features. Standard features include:
•    Six air bags, including head curtain side air bags
•    Large rearview mirrors and standard rear-vision camera system for greater visibility and safety
•    StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control, hill start assist and hill descent control (Z71).

A Safety Package is available on LT models and includes segment-first Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, which use camera-based technology to warn drivers of potential crash threats.

Accessories add versatility
Work and lifestyle accessories were developed in tandem with the Colorado to match the truck’s capabilities with integrated functionality and designs that complement its distinctive styling.

The lineup includes the all-new, patent-pending GearOn™ system and a variety of accessories designed to make cargo hauling easier and more convenient, as well as exterior styling enhancement and interior items.

Colorado’s GearOn™ system is designed to fit perfectly within the bed, for significant storage and hauling flexibility. It is upgradable, with modular cargo dividers and tiered storage to accommodate 4 x 8-foot sheets of plywood above the wheelhouses. It also uses the box’s four permanent and 13 tie-down provisions to allow for a variety of secure and convenient cargo stowage options.

Customers can have accessories installed when they purchase their new truck, so they are ready at the time of vehicle delivery. In fact, they can even roll the cost of the accessories into the monthly payments for the Colorado, and include them in the vehicle’s warranty.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fully Loaded Monroe Custom Service Body at the 2015 ICUEE Show in Louisville, KY

Discovered in and out of the rain at the 2015 ICUEE Exhibition in Louisville, KY, this service body built by Monroe Custom Bodies has so many great features; hidden door hinges, unique beveled edge clean looking doors,  nice air assisted top opening covers, Slide out drawer cabinets, heavy duty rear bumper with drop-down step, rear facing spot light and ladder rack supporting a large sealed pipe and conduit carrier. 








Monroe Custom Bodies are built in Indiana for all makes and models of  light, medium and Heavy Duty Trucks.

FEATURES:


DOORS
* 14 Ga. Outer  and  18 Ga. Inner Panels
* Radius Corners
* Wrap Around Beveled Edges for better sealing
* NO hemmed edges to trap water and salt

HIDDEN HINGES
* with 3 Axis Adjustment

AIR ASSIST HOLD OPENS
* Lifetime Replacement Warranty

       and more . . .

12 GA. WHEEL PANELS

 RUBBER FENDERS

 SINGLE Wheel, 56" CA:   96" long,   42.5" high x 16" deep compartments,  48.5" wide floor
* DUAL Wheel, 60" CA:    108" long,   42.5" high x 20" deep compartments,  51.5"  or  53.5" wide floor

* LOW SILHOUETTE available:  with 36.5" high compartments

* All GALVANNEAL Steel construction is standard . . .

     . . .  ALUMINUM  and  STAINLESS Steel construction available.

* Of course, they'll'll CUSTOM design and build a body for your specific needs.


Monroe Custom Utility Bodies, Inc. 3312 N 600 W. Greenfield, IN 46140

Phone (866) 294-6282 Fax (317) 894-1896

Visit them at:  http://monroebodies.com/


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monroe Truck's Montana Gooseneck Flatbed



Please turn the sound up!

Dave Chapman of Monroe Truck Equipment shows off their 9.5' Montana steel flatbed with Gooseneck hitch. This unit also has storage boxes on both sides, a class 5 receiver on the rear, LED lighting. Notice how nicely the headboard flows with the lines of the chassis.

 See more about this body at http://www.MonroeTruck.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GM Expands Scope of Military Discount Program

Generous discounts expanded 
to include more than 23 million veterans 
DETROIT – Beginning today through Jan. 4, 2016, more than 23 million veteran U.S. military personnel and their spouses can join active duty, reserved and retired service personnel in receiving the GM Military Discount on eligible Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models.

“As current and former members of our armed forces celebrate Veterans Day and the holidays with their families, we want to show our appreciation for their service,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. sales and service. “Working with key partners like Building for America’s Bravest, Hiring Our Heroes, and the Achilles Freedom Team, we hope to do even more to continue GM’s 100-year legacy of commitment to the brave men and women of the U.S. military.”

First offered in 2008, the GM Military Discount features pricing below the suggested retail price for eligible vehicles. Typically, the program is available only to active-duty, reserves, retirees and veterans and spouses within a year of discharge. The expanded program extends the discount regardless of separation date.

To learn more, visit gmmilitarydiscount.com or ChevySalutes.com.

GM military support

The GM Military Discount is one way GM continues to support the U.S. military. Forged when its factories were transformed into the Arsenal of Democracy during World War II, GM’s commitment to hiring and helping veterans is stronger than ever.

•    In 2015, GM was recognized by G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Military Times and the State of Michigan for strong support of its more than 5,000 employees who are veterans
•    As a national supporter of Hiring Our Heroes, GM has helped organize more than 900 job fairs where partner companies have hired more than 500,000 veterans since 2012.
•    Through ongoing support of the Achilles Freedom Team and Building for America’s Bravest, GM helps the most seriously wounded veterans recover. 
 
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com 

Monday, November 2, 2015

SEMA Show - Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 3 - Nov 6, 2015


The SEMA Show takes place November 3 - November 6, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road; Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The 2014 SEMA SHOW drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to the general public.

Find out more at: https://www.sema.org/sema-news/2015/11