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.

Sunday, May 25, 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

2015 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 All Terrain: First Look

In an attempt to further expand and harmonize the GMC brand, the 2015 Sierra Heavy Duty will now get the All Terrain HD trim package option that the Sierra 1500 has offered for several years. All Terrain will be offered in both 2500 and 3500 HD configurations (single-rear-wheel only) on top of either the SLE or SLT trims; it will require the vehicle be ordered in four-wheel drive with the Z71 suspension. Consumers will have a choice of the 6.0-liter gas V-8 or the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V-8.

Some might remember the GMC All Terrain HD Concept we saw almost four years ago. GM engineers built a heavy-duty off-road vehicle on an HD frame and chassis, used a Duramax engine and added creative storage details in the bed. We liked the concept when it was introduced, but this new trim package is little more than a slightly more sophisticated off-road package for the HD pickups. No doubt GMC is hoping that the All Terrain HD name gets as much ordering traction with customers as the Denali brand has. GMC says that at certain times of the year as many as 20 percent of the HD trucks ordered request the high-zoot Denali trim package.

Although pricing has not been announced yet, the new All Terrain HD trim option will be available later this fall on 2015 models; pricing is still a few months away. The package will offer a unique chrome grille surround, exterior graphics, additional underbody skid plating, unique six-spoke aluminum wheels, new chrome towing mirrors, unique bumpers, standard rearview camera and a host of interior accents, labels and details.

As you might expect with a premium package, the All Terrain will include GMC's latest OnStar 4G LTE technology, which will also include a built-in, fully functioning Wi-Fi hotspot any time the truck is running. The hotspot is free for the first three months after purchase and is available by subscription after that.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Harbor Contractor II Boosts Capacity and Effectiveness

Jordan Lewis, Commercial Truck Manager at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA shows off a great solution for many contractors who want storage, but also want the benefits of a flatbed truck. This body, mounted on a 2014 GMC 1-ton Dually chassis is a Harbor Contractor II Body. The twist with the Contractor II Body is the tall and deep compartment at the front of the body. The open lid typical upper box is retained, but the real value of this body is the combination of the two types of boxes.

You can see how much more storage capacity there is in the Contractor II arrangement. The shelves are moveable or removable and the compartment is deep enough to carry a wide variety of items, including tall items.

This unit also has a removable forklift loadable rack, fold-down contractor style gates in the rear, and a class IV receiver, and 7-pin trailer connector. It also has a great full-length step for easy rear access.

See more at


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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

Loadhandler - The pickup truck unloader!

A simple and safer way to unload up to a tonne 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

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 2

Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s industry leading Massillon, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. fiberglass truck caps and covers.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 1

Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s Mt Eaton, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Truck Caps and design their fiberglass truck caps.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014 GMC Savana Commercial Cutaway 3500 Van 139" with Knapheide KUV Body

    Price: $32,828

    Exterior: Summit White
    Engine: V8, 6.0L; FFV
    MSRP: $32,828
    Stock Number: 65970
    Transmission: Automatic
    VIN: 1GD072CG4E1140193

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Subject to Prior Sale  

 Dow Lewis Motors
2913 Colusa Hwy
Yuba City CA 95993

 Sales: (530) 923-4597
Service: (530) 923-4147

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sortimo for every transporter

In this video you get a quick overview of Sortimo products and its advantages. We talked to Ed Bishop from Sortimo about utility boxes, tools and interior. (Watch on "Everything on hand - Sortimo system".)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Knapheide KUV Gets a Rack-it Rack

This rack was designed and built for a Knapheide KUV body, and is constructed of 2x2 square tubing. Because of the way the roof of the body angles, The feet of the rack were designed to to pivot, ensuring a solid connection to the roof.

It has six cross bars for support,an extremely stout load handling solution for this application. The rack was finished off with a heavy duty, industrial grade black powder coat finish. 

To find out more, you may call Rack-It truck racks at 800-445-7666.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Used 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT in Yuba City, CA

Get Our Lowest Price Today!
(530) 923-4597

    Price: $34,862

    Exterior: Charcoal
    Interior: Gray
    Drive Wheels: 4WD
    Engine: V8, 6.2L; FFV
    Transmission: Automatic
    Stock Number: U3449
    VIN: 3GTU2WE27BG140330
    Mileage: 48,366

        City (MPG) 15
        Hwy (MPG) * 21
    Actual Mileage will vary 

- Subject to Prior Sale

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BOLT Lock Interview at the 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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sortimo Bins - A Nice Fit For Your Knapheide Service Body!

Sortimo bins are shown in a Knapheide service body horizontal compartment. Sortimo makes a number of different designed boxes and thev fit nicely in a Knapheide service body. Keep your stuff organized and easily retrievable with Sortimo Solutions!

Dow Lewis Motors
2913 Colusa Highway Yuba City, CA 95993
 Sales: (530) 923-4597
Service: (530) 923-4147

Friday, May 2, 2014

All-New GMC Canyon Brings Safety Firsts to Midsize Trucks

Active safety technologies and patent-pending child restraint safety feature

DETROIT – When the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon launches this fall, it will not only bring 
a full payload of midsize truck segment-leading capabilities, but segment safety firsts including a patent-pending child safety feature.
Smaller jump seats found in extended cab midsize trucks may have too little lower seat cushion length to meet many child restraint manufacturer’s recommendation to have at least 80 percent of the child restraint base fit on the seat cushion. General Motors’ engineers have designed a patent-pending solution for the 2015 Canyon extended cab to help keep kids in child restraints safer in a collision.
Using the rear jump seat headrest on the passenger side of the extended-cab Canyon, the jump seat cushion can be extended by removing the head rest and inserting it horizontally into the seat base. This helps the extended-cab Canyon satisfy the seat base recommendation of most child restraint manufacturers.
“It’s an elegant solution that makes efficient use of the limited space in the rear seat in this type of vehicle, by allowing us to adapt the seat cushion length for child restraint installation,” said Eduardo Bugelli, safety performance team lead. “The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash.”
In addition to this patent-pending design, the all-new Canyon will be the first midsize truck to offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning technology as part of the available Driver Alert Package.
Forward collision alert technology helps prevent frontal crashes by alerting the driver when the truck is closing in on a vehicle ahead too quickly, giving the driver additional time to react and avoid a crash.
Lane Departure Warning technology can alert the driver when the truck drifts over a lane line when traveling at least 35 mph.
In a collision, the Canyon’s all-new cab structure is made from over 70 percent high-strength steel to better protect its occupants. It also comes standard with six air bags, including head curtain side air bags that can also reduce the risk of occupant ejection.
Safety and convenience technology continues with a standard rear vision camera and available next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system. IntelliLink can seamlessly integrate the capability of a smartphone into the vehicle so that hand-held phones may be safely stowed while driving. Features such as smartphone voice recognition pass through, including text message support and Siri Eyes Free, enable the driver to be alerted to new text messages and have them read aloud and respond, depending on the functionality of the smartphone). Siri Eyes Free enables iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users to access Siri via the steering wheel controls and check calendar entries, have text messages read and respond to them, place calls or call up music.
Android phone users can also use the steering wheel controls to access their phone’s voice recognition features. 
The Canyon will be assembled at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant. GMC will continue to work on and develop the Canyon until the start of production in fall 2014.
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles.  The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most fuel-efficient V-8 light duty pickup truck on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at