Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
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 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 http://DowLewisTrucks.com
Friday, March 23, 2018
Commanding design, segment-leading technologies
redefine premium truck
DETROIT — GMC is taking its most popular pickup truck to the next level with the completely redesigned 2019 Sierra Denali and SLT.
Distinguished by bold design and segment-leading technologies, the next generation Sierra Denali once again redefines the premium pickup, while advancing Denali’s legacy as the pinnacle of GMC design, capability and refinement.
“GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”
Powerful proportions and distinctive Denali design help define the Sierra’s unmistakable exterior, while the driver-focused cabin strengthens the brand’s reputation for refinement with premium materials, improved interior space and innovative storage solutions.
The 2019 Sierra Denali affirms its position as the most premium Sierra ever with segment-leading technologies and exclusive features, including:
• GMC Exclusive, Industry-first MultiPro Tailgate is the most innovative pickup tailgate ever, with six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easier access to items in the box.
• GMC Exclusive, Industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, the CarbonPro, was developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.
• All-new ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App offers a connected comprehensive suite of trailering technology that brings more confidence to the towing experience than ever before.
• Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield in a 3x7-inch display to help drivers keep their eyes on the road.
• Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror offers an optimized view via an available dual-function interior mirror that expands vision to overcome common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features a higher resolution camera and display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view.
The redesigned Sierra Denali offers a full suite of available advanced safety features, along with exclusive chassis technologies such as Adaptive Ride Control.
“The heritage of the GMC brand is rooted in full-size trucks, of which the Sierra is our cornerstone, with our SLT and Denali models contributing 87 percent of our total crew cab sales,” Aldred said. “The next generation Sierra caters to these unique customers who demand a premium, innovative truck that supports their professional and personal passions.”
A commanding presence
The 2019 Sierra Denali debuts a profound new GMC design. A taller, more confident stance gives Sierra Denali powerful proportions complemented by hallmark details such as a chrome grille with a sharp, precise dimensional pattern that epitomizes the truck’s attention to detail.
“The next generation Sierra Denali has a deliberate, commanding presence,” said Matt Noone, director of design, GMC Exteriors. “Its unmistakable design embodies the essence of GMC, while advancing the brand’s core styling elements — rooted in inherent capability — with a new expression of its signature cues.”
Sierra shows refinement and strength through a larger, more-dominant upright grille, a taller hood, and a bolder, more pronounced take on GMC’s C-shaped lighting signature.
Advanced lighting technology distinguishes the Sierra Denali from every other truck on the road. GMC’s front lighting signature is conveyed through a prominent “light blade” that delivers uniform LED illumination for the daytime running lamps. LEDs are also used for the headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps and other illuminative elements, with lenses constructed from durable material with an almost crystalline quality.
The truck is larger than the previous truck in virtually every dimension, and the larger grille and dramatic lighting accentuate its broad-shouldered stance. The wheels are pushed closer to the corners and wear larger diameter tires. Denali features available 22-inch Ultra Bright aluminum wheels; the SLT model offers its own unique 22-inch dark aluminum wheels finished with chrome accents.
New, more prominent badging includes a bold DENALI nameplate on the tailgate —expressed in a new block-style typeface that echoes the truck’s strong proportions — below the signature GMC identification.
An elevated interior refined
The Sierra Denali’s new interior builds on the refinement and sophistication that have become synonymous with Denali, topping the segment with best-in-class front head- and legroom (maximum), providing a more spacious, driver-centric environment finished with premium materials.
Putting the driver at the center of experience starts with a higher seating position that offers a confident view behind the wheel. The optimized ergonomics emphasize easy, intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s technologies, such as the all-new Trailering App and segment-first Head-Up Display.
Denali-exclusive materials — including premium leather-appointed seating, authentic open-pore wood trim and dark-finish aluminum decor — help raise the interior to a new level of refinement. The exclusive leather appointments have a distinctive, large-pebbled grain with a contrasting stitch pattern that is both premium in appearance and touch without sacrificing durability, and the wood trim features an open-pore texture evocative of hand-planed furniture.
When it comes to the space and storage vital to truck customers, the 2019 Sierra’s crew cab has nearly 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom compared to the current model. The outboard rear seat backs open to reveal rectangular storage spaces large enough for storing tablets or laptops, tie-down cords, umbrellas or other important accessories.
Groundbreaking cargo box capability and materials
The next generation 2019 Sierra debuts a GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate that is the segment’s most innovative tailgate ever. Standard on SLT and Denali, the MultiPro Tailgate features six unique functions and positions, offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode and easier access to items in the box.
The MultiPro Tailgate also incorporates a step entry and egress mode that, when paired with the assist handle, offers both step and seated functionality, with a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg). Ease of use is enhanced with two buttons on the tailgate handle that allow convenient inner gate release.
This multifunctional tailgate offers proven strength and durability, having undergone more testing and validation than any tailgate in GM’s history. Sierra is the first and only truck to offer the MultiPro Tailgate, providing premium truck customers the ultimate flexibility. MultiPro Tailgate will be standard on Denali and SLT.
The cargo boxes also offer best-in-class cargo volume — 63 cubic feet (1,784 liters) on the short box, as well as additional tie-downs and a new, available 110-volt power outlet. The bed continues to be made of roll-formed, high-strength steel, yet a revised alloy offers 50 percent more strength than the current model.
The 2019 Sierra Denali will offer, later in the model year, an available GMC exclusive and industry-first carbon fiber box — the CarbonPro — developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality of the truck. It replaces the standard steel inner panels and floor with a lightweight, purpose-designed carbon fiber composite that offers best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance, making it the most durable pickup box in the segment.
“In 116 years of making GMC pickup trucks, our industry-first carbon fiber box is the toughest and most durable pickup box we have ever made,” Aldred said.
The new CarbonPro box is 62 pounds (28 kg) lighter than the steel version, and is one example of GMC’s strategic use of materials in engineering the Sierra. The strategy also incorporates aluminum for the doors, hood and tailgate, while relying on steel for the fenders, roof and standard cargo box to shave up to 360 pounds (163 kg) from Sierra compared today’s model.
ProGrade Trailering System with Trailering App
The 2019 Sierra offers a more confident towing experience thanks to GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, standard on Denali and SLT. The trailering system includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring.
Many of the Trailering App’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the MyGMC app on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.
The next generation Sierra also offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park Brake to help with perfect positioning when hitching. The available side view cameras and a trailer-mounted HD camera provide additional assistance when driving down the road or in reverse. With exclusive Trailer Theft Detection, owners can receive text and mobile alerts from OnStar when the trailer has been detached from the truck without permission.
Seamless, driver-focused technology has long been a Denali standard, and the 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark by incorporating purposeful technologies.
These technologies work together to increase functionality and enhance comfort and convenience. Highlights include:
• Segment-first Multi-color 3x7 Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is the first full-size truck to offer this technology, which projects key vehicle information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight.
• Advanced GMC infotainment: This new, dynamic platform offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition. Sierra Denali’s standard 8-inch diagonal system includes navigation.
• Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror: This available dual-function interior mirror offers an optimized camera view that can help the driver’s view around potential vision obstructions such as occupants or cargo, while also offering a greater field of vision. This next gen system features a higher resolution camera, a higher resolution display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. A conventional mirror view is also available.
• Surround Vision: Offering a bird’s-eye view of the truck, this available feature displays an overhead image on the infotainment screen, helping the driver detect potential obstacles when backing up, including when trailering.
• Full suite of advanced safety features: The 2019 Sierra Denali offers a full range of available advanced safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
New versions of the proven 6.2L and 5.3L V-8 engines will be joined by an all-new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, expanding the powertrain lineup for the 2019 Sierra.
The 5.3L and 6.2L engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on one to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency. The new diesel builds on GMC’s expertise with Duramax turbo-diesels offered in Sierra HD and Canyon models. The available 6.2L and 3.0L engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Sierra Denali features an exclusive Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It employs sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds.
Coming this fall
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT go on sale this fall. Additional details will be released closer to the start of production.
With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at www.facebook.com/gmc.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Spring brings a whole new level of challenges for your Profesional Grade GMC. From wipers to filters, your GMC Certified Service experts can help make sure you are ready to get out there and experience the wonders of spring.
Learn more about Certified Service offers: http://www.gmc.com/certified-service/...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Review by etrailer.com
Learn more https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Locks/...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Transfer Flow manufactures the world's finest fuel tank systems for automotive manufacturers, commercial fleets, and drivers just like you who are looking for a quality solution to provide more fuel capacity and driving range.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
This is an example of a Service Body with a raised cargo bed enclosure fitted with barn-style rear doors, and a 3-piece cargo bed enclosure that opens up two thirds of the bed area when needed. This is a great way to keep things carried in the back area out of sight and out of mind.
This Harbor 8' single rear wheel Service Body also sports some great built-in drawers in the streetside front compartment, HD material rack with Rack-Straps on both sides, class IV receiver, and more.
Take the tour courtesy of Mike Olin of the Paradise Fleet team by watching the video.
See more great trucks at http://www.ParadiseWorkTrucks.com
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Being more productive leads to being more profitable! So why wouldn’t you boost productivity by organizing your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van with an Adrian Steel upfit? During the Upfit Days promotion, you can take advantage of this great offer:
When you spend $2,500 or more on an Adrian Steel upfit for your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van, we’ll give you the new Tech Desk for FREE – a $500 value! Offer valid in U.S. only.
New Adrian Steel Tech Desk
Adrian Steel’s Tech Desk is the first center console with technology in mind. Keeping you connected to your electronics throughout the day will make your life easier and more efficient. The Tech Desk includes an ignition triggered USB port, interior LED light, and non-slip lid tray to keep cell phones from falling on the cab floor. You can score the Tech Desk for FREE during the Upfit Days promotion!
Claim Your Free Adrian Steel Tech Desk
From March 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018, Adrian Steel is offering GM upfit customers the new Tech Desk for FREE – A $500 VALUE – when you spend $2,500 or more of installed Adrian Steel product to upfit your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van. Offer valid in U.S. only.
New GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express Van + $2,500 Adrian Steel Upfit = FREE Tech Desk
An offer this good won’t last long! Contact your GM Dealer to start building your own customized Adrian Steel upfit!
Speak to your local distributor when you upfit your new GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express cargo van, you’ll improve your efficiency by organizing your tools and parts so you can find things faster. With a more efficient workflow, you’ll shave valuable minutes from your work day.
More time means more opportunity to invest in your business and customer relationships.
Why Choose an Adrian Steel Upfit?
Adrian Steel is a National Truck Equipment Association MVP. We’re committed to providing quality products highlighted by constant innovation. Our strong reputation in the industry is matched only by our resolve to offer the best lead times and highest quality product. Our products are durable and reliable.
We take our customer service to the next level. Speaking to an experienced Customer Service Team in Adrian, Michigan provides answers to your questions. Our extensive network of distributors supports you locally and offers you the best in cargo management solutions.
Upfit Packages by Adrian Steel
We know that you need a work vehicle that is as specialized as your job. That’s why you’ll find an entire line of upfit packages – all designed around YOU, not your vehicle. Each product was specifically crafted for the day-to-day work of real-life techs. Contact your distributor to build the customized package that’s right for you!
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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Troy Newcomb of Knapheide Truck Equipment California in Tracy CA shows off a custom ordered KUV Plumber Style Body with numerous interesting options to make it more useful and efficient.
Love the organization capabilities in a KUV, but require a truck chassis because you need more cab space or four-wheel drive? We've designed the KUVcc just for you. All the same great benefits of a KUV, yet compatible with a cab chassis. With more than enough secure compartments and cargo area storage, the KUVcc can handle all of your tools, equipment and parts while keeping them separated and organized. The KUVcc features solid galvanneal steel construction so you know you will get years of durable service out of this enclosed utility body. Productivity and efficiency is vital to your success so choose a Knapheide KUVcc to add a boost to your bottom line.
See more at http://www.Knapheide.com
Thursday, March 1, 2018
eNow helps commercial transportation companies and recreational vehicle owners reduce the total cost of ownership of their vehicle and become more comfortable, compliant and environmentally responsible. eNow's solar energy solutions create everlasting energy for the vehicle and its auxiliary equipment.
Visit Booth 3375 at NTEA Work Truck Show — March 6–9, 2018