Friday, July 29, 2016

AUV - Access Utility Vehicle by Monroe offers loads of benefits for contarctors!



 

Features and Benefits:

High Grade Aluminum Construction, aluminum is corrosion resistant, saves weight of the body and saves fuel.

Fully opening sides, tools and parts are easily accessible, and saves climbing in and out of the rear of the body

Overhead door design allows for increased length of reach into the storage area and shelters technicians from rain.

Waist High work surface.

Shelves are fully adjustable and bins can be added to suit the storage requirements.
Large, clear side areas available for signage and logos.

Various vocational packages available with many customizable options.

Find out more at: monroetruck.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chevrolet Leads J.D. Power Initial Quality Study


DETROIT – Five Chevrolet vehicles led their segments in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. No other brand has more J.D. Power Initial Quality awards than Chevrolet — for the fourth consecutive year.

This follows the brand’s strong showing in the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, where Chevrolet also had more models ranked highest in its segments than any other brand.

“These results play two critical roles in our strategy to bring new retail buyers to the brand,” said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. “First, the study results will help attract new buyers to Chevrolet, as J.D. Power data shows ‘expected reliability’ is customers’ top purchase consideration for a new vehicle. Second, the improved ownership experience of our new vehicles will help convert first-time Chevrolet buyers into repeat customers, as J.D. Power indicates customers who have a positive experience in the first 90 days of ownership are more likely to become repeat buyers for the brand.”

Chevrolet’s focus on the customer has fueled a 3 percent gain in retail sales for the first five months of 2016. In the same period, Chevrolet’s share of the retail sales grew 0.6 percentage points, making Chevrolet the fastest growing full-line brand in the industry.

Chevrolet segment awards in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study include:
•    Silverado swept the full-size truck categories, with the Silverado 1500 receiving the top marks for light-duty trucks and the Silverado HD receiving the top marks for heavy-duty trucks.
•    Equinox led the compact SUV segment (in a tie), with study results that were 15 points better than the segment average.
•    Tahoe lead the large SUV segment, with study results that were 19 points above the segment average.
•    Finally, the Spark dominated the city car segment, with study results that were 48 points higher than the segment average.

The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

The 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study is based on responses from more than 80,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2016 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question battery organized into eight problem categories designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement. The study was fielded from February through May 2016.

For more information about the 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study, visit http://www.jdpower.com/resource/us-initial-quality-study-iqs


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 more than 4.0 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, July 23, 2016

VMAC UNDERHOOD Lite - The Real User Experience



See the VMAC UNDERHOOD Lite 30 CFM Vehicle Mounted Air compressor performing standard service call tasks. Come along for the ride and watch this real user experience from a first person view. Learn More: http://vmacair.com/products/underhood...


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Silverado Impact Strength: Engineering Overview and Demonstration Methodology | Chevrolet



In extensive laboratory testing, as well as 26 real-world demonstrations, the impact strength of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado bed consistently outperformed the stamped aluminum bed of the 2016 Ford F-150.

All of the comparisons were conducted using 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 trucks. A total of 12 pairs of truck beds were used for video demonstrations, all purchased through retail dealerships. All demonstrations were conducted without bed liners, in order to compare the impact strength of each vehicle’s bed construction.

Learn more about the Chevy Silverado: http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-15...

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Spartan Cargo



The Spartan Cargo is a cutaway that’s an excellent solution for multi-stop deliveries in cities and other tight places. The low-profile design and exceptional maneuverability make for a smooth ride. Practical and comfortable, with room to stand up straight inside, the Spartan Cargo is all business.

Features

    Access your cargo with ease in our low-profile design that features low floor heights
    See better inside with bright, lightweight 3/8″ FiberPanel® PW  (FRP) white side wall panels
    Load large cargo – even sheets of plywood with the extra room of the true interior truck body lengths and 48-1/2″ double-swing rear doors
    Work comfortably in the cargo area with our stand-up truck body height interior (72″ and 78″ heights only)
    Gain better traction and prevent slips with a 3/4″ anti-skid black coated floor

Options

    Enjoy more cab room and stand up to move between cab and cargo area with a full-height cab-access door (availability based on chassis). Note: Shortens interior truck body length
    Access your cargo quickly and easily with an ultra-low, step-saver side door; great for multi-stop delivery
    Enjoy a bright interior work space by adding natural lighting with a translucent roof
    Organize and store cargo and equipment with custom interior fixed or adjustable shelves
    Save time by storing and accessing your ladder more efficiently with a ladder rack and rear access ladder
    Acquire additional towing capabilities with a hitch receiver
    Secure your cargo with several cargo control options best fit your business application

Find out more at: http://supremecorp.com/truck-bodies/spartan-cargo/


Thursday, July 14, 2016

SmartSpace Van Storage Solutions by Masterack



See how different configurations offer storage solutions for different industries and contractors.

Monday, July 11, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Silverado HDs Sport New Hood Design



Just as we saw on the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500, the new 2017 Chevy Silverado heavy-duties will receive a new hood design created to provide more and cooler intake air for the diesel engine.

Currently, both the 2500 and 3500 models offer a 6.6-liter 32-valve overhead V-8 turbo-diesel engine, but we're guessing it will be significantly upgraded for the 2017 model year, thus requiring the need for extra air for cooling. Gas engine models will have the intake-less hood style.

Basically, the new air inlet on the top of the hood acts as a second ducted air intake for the engine (there's also one on the grille), pulling in cooler air as needed. Additionally, when the pickup truck is moving at higher speeds, the new inlet pushes more air into the system chambers before entering the block for combustion, potentially delivering denser air into the intake — all for the sake of more power and efficiency. This new intake system also includes an upgraded separator system designed to keep moisture, in the form of droplets or mist (and snow), from getting to the filter.

From its inception, GM's Duramax diesel engine has had intake issues, which we noted in our first heavy-duty pickup comparison test. At the time, a GM engineering representative said the company was aware of the intake vibrations created during heavy-hauling situations, and it was in the process of providing an intake fix. Subsequent iterations of the intake would change significantly, GM said, in the years to come. So here we are.

We reached out to GM representatives to find out if any further structural changes were made to the heavy-duty models — such as receiving the front-end redesign the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-tons — did but did not get a response.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show 2016



Hosted in Salem, Oregon from May 26 to May 28, 2016, the annual American Truck Historical Society National Convention & Truck Show in Salem this past week attracted hundreds of trucks and plenty of spectators.

Special thanks to Hard Working Trucks reader Gow Litzenburger for passing along photos of the event which we’ve packaged in a slide show below.

Other antique truck shows are scheduled this summer. Shows generally feature class 1 to 8 trucks that are at least 25 years old. Visit the ATHS website for more information. For those interested in vintage truck restoration, membership in ATHS and networking at truck shows can prove invaluable.

“There’s actually quite a lot of parts out there that are stashed away. It’s just a matter of knowing who has them,” said ATHS member Scott Smith, who brought a 1957 Peterbilt to the show.


- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/slideshow-antique-truck-show-attracts-hundreds-of-trucks/#sthash.Qw86ZjYN.dpuf
The annual American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show in Salem this past week attracted hundreds of trucks and plenty of spectators.
















Special thanks to Hard Working Trucks reader Gow Litzenburger for passing along photos of the event which we’ve packaged in a slide show below.
Other antique truck shows are scheduled this summer. Shows generally feature class 1 to 8 trucks that are at least 25 years old. Visit the ATHS website for more information. For those interested in vintage truck restoration, membership in ATHS and networking at truck shows can prove invaluable.
“There’s actually quite a lot of parts out there that are stashed away. It’s just a matter of knowing who has them,” said ATHS member Scott Smith, who brought a 1957 Peterbilt to the show.
- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/slideshow-antique-truck-show-attracts-hundreds-of-trucks/#sthash.Qw86ZjYN.dpuf
The annual American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention & Truck Show in Salem this past week attracted hundreds of trucks and plenty of spectators.





Special thanks to Hard Working Trucks reader Gow Litzenburger for passing along photos of the event which we’ve packaged in a slide show below.
Other antique truck shows are scheduled this summer. Shows generally feature class 1 to 8 trucks that are at least 25 years old. Visit the ATHS website for more information. For those interested in vintage truck restoration, membership in ATHS and networking at truck shows can prove invaluable.
“There’s actually quite a lot of parts out there that are stashed away. It’s just a matter of knowing who has them,” said ATHS member Scott Smith, who brought a 1957 Peterbilt to the show.
- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/slideshow-antique-truck-show-attracts-hundreds-of-trucks/#sthash.Qw86ZjYN.dpuf
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

All-new Intake System Feeds Duramax Diesel on 2017 Silverado HD



Cool, dry air delivers 
lower engine temperatures, maximum performance

  

DETROIT – New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather.

Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, the all-new air intake system provides 60 percent of the air to the Duramax diesel engine from an inlet at the front of the hood. The air provided to the engine is very close to the outside ambient temperature and much cooler than the air under the hood.

Cooler air helps the engine run better under load, especially in conditions where engine and transmission temperatures can rise quickly. Running cooler allows the Duramax diesel to maintain full power and vehicle speed for capable trailering in even the toughest conditions.

There’s also a ram-air effect from the incoming air at highway speed that helps pack more air into the engine. The air filter housing also draws 40 percent additional air from a dry location in one of the front fenders. It blends with the cooler air from the hood inlet before funneling into the Duramax’s combustion chambers. This assures the engine can breathe even if the hood is completely blocked.

“The 2017 Silverado HD was engineered to provide maximum utility for our customers in even the most extreme situations,” said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day.”

At more than 11,000 feet above sea level, the Eisenhower Tunnel, is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world and one of the highest elevations for any roadway in North America.

Maximized engine performance requires more than cool air; the air must also be clean and dry. Accordingly, the functional hood scoop includes a unique air/water separator to ensure only combustion-enhancing dry air is drawn into the engine. The air charge enters an expansion chamber containing a sharp, 180-degree turn on its way to the air filter housing. That creates a velocity change that causes humidity or mist to form larger, heavier droplets that are flung centrifugally against the outside wall of the housing. The collected water drains through a valve, while the air charge continues on to the filter housing and into the engine. 

Testing the effectiveness of the system was rooted in real-world driving conditions of every degree — from misty rains to monsoon-level downpours; from powdery snow to wind-driven ice pellets; from desert dust to arctic cold.

Surprisingly, torrential downpours do not necessarily pose the biggest challenge, according to Kevin Dunn, global vehicle performance for splash engineering:  “Big, heavy raindrops from a thunderstorm are relatively easy to eliminate from air. The more challenging issue comes from the mist-like spray generated by semitrucks on wet highways. Those very fine water droplets prove more challenging to separate from the air. The air intake is an elegant solution that works well with water droplets of all sizes. For customers, the results delivers maximum engine performance and even greater towing confidence.”

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 more than 4.0 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, July 2, 2016

Saws: Best Tool for the Job - 2016 Silverado | Chevrolet



When we give hard-working guys a simple job to do, they tend to choose the best tool for the job.