Friday, November 30, 2018

The toughest truck accessories on earth

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Military grade truck accessories that are built to last forever. Our truck accessories were built for the toughest jobs on earth and to protect your valuable trucks, tools and gear. We don’t just say that. We back it up by standing proudly behind a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.

Shop truck accessories: https://www.highwayproducts.com/collections/truck-accessories/


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Automation: The unstoppable force

But what will this mean for truck drivers?

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For transportation economist Noël Perry, the debate over the future of autonomous truck technology has already ended.

“It is an unstoppable force, no less unstoppable than the car killing the trolley car,” said Perry, who heads up consulting firm Transport Futures.

The reasoning behind his belief is simple: Automation will increase truck utilization to levels never before thought possible.

Learn more at: https://www.fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/automation-unstoppable-force?NL=FO-06&Issue=FO-06_20181123_FO-06_790&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_1&utm_rid=CPENT000004488230&utm_campaign=22069&utm_medium=email&elq2=fd41e15a5cea4ba4820df0e0db509ae0

Monday, November 26, 2018

Venco Venturo ET6K Electric Crane


The standard configuration for the ET6K includes a manual extension boom from six to 10 feet and hydraulic elevation from -5 to +75 degrees. The crane’s rating is 6,000 foot-pounds with a maximum lifting capacity of one ton – falling below the OSHA requirement for operator certification – making it exempt from OSHA 1926.1427 operator certification requirements.

The ET6K winch features a high-efficiency, heavy-duty three-stage electric planetary gear drive, 12V permanent magnet motor and dual braking systems, and comes standard with a capacity overload shut-off system, aircraft-quality wire rope, and remote control pendant.

Available options include radio remote control, anti two-block system which meets ANSI B30.5 safety standards, mounting pedestals for platform body applications, outriggers and jacklegs for a variety of truck bodies and an adjustable boom rest with a load block storage hook.

The ET6K is recommended for general service applications on any truck with a GVWR of 8,000 LBS or more.

- See more at: http://venturo.com/product/et6k/

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

 

Buy fuel-efficient tires

Getting the right tire at the right wheel position can improve fuel economy by several percentage points.
About 13% of each gallon of fuel consumed goes solely to overcoming rolling resistance. That can vary by the load on the tire, the tread pattern and of course, inflation pressure.


“The relationship between rolling resistance and fuel consumption is about 8:1,” says Rick Phillips, senior director of sales, commercial and OTR products at Yokohama Tire. “An 8% reduction in tire rolling resistance will result in a 1% savings in fuel consumption.”

Various wheel positions have different impacts on fuel economy.
“On a tractor-trailer combination, the steer tires contribute 15-20% to fuel economy, drive tires 30-40% and trailer tires about 40-50%,” says William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for Giti Tire USA. “The first priority for a fleet interested in saving a significant amount of money is to start moving toward fuel-efficient tires for the trailer axles.”

Learn more at:  https://www.truckinginfo.com/155093/121-ways-to-save-fuel-tires


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

READING Aluminum Classic II - LIGHTWEIGHT DURABILITY YOU CAN TRUST

Reading Truck Body


The first and most rugged aluminum service body, tested on the job for over 35 years.

Our aluminum service bodies are made with heavy-duty powder coated aluminum – a material that resists rust for life. Designed to go anywhere and haul anything, our aluminum service bodies are lightweight yet rugged, so you pack up to 50% more cargo and save up to 10% on fuel.

Leran more at: https://www.readingbody.com/truck-show-aluminum/


Monday, November 12, 2018

Dangers of driving drowsy

November 2018

Each month, Rental Management highlights a topic that will help equipment and event rental companies conduct effective safety meetings. These topics, developed by the American Rental Association (ARA) and ARA Insurance, are ARA-member-only safety resources available for free at ARArental.org under the “Risk Management” tab.

Every year, 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured in crashes involving drowsy driving. These statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the dangers of getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. To help raise awareness, the National Sleep Foundation has created Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which is Nov. 4-11.

Drowsy driving dangers, sleep tips and ways to stay alert can be found in ARA’s “Dangers of Driving Drowsy” safety meeting agenda sheet through Work Safe. This agenda — which can be used as a resource during your next safety meeting — also includes a handout with car crash statistics as a result of drowsy driving, warning signs and tips to avoid drowsy driving. Work Safe safety meeting agendas are designed to help you and your staff quickly understand and address important safety issues.

The National Sleep Foundation offers tips to protect yourself from drowsy driving, including:
  • Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
  • Not driving if you’ve been up for more than 24 hours.
  • Drinking caffeine if you feel tired.
  • Stopping if you’re traveling and start to feel drowsy.
Keep you and your staff members safe by focusing on the dangers of drowsy driving this November. Learn more about this safety meeting agenda and other safety topics at ARArental.org/go/WorkSafe.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved

Saturday, November 10, 2018

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor - The Real User Experience



See the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 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://www.vmacair.com/vr40

Thursday, November 8, 2018

GMC Canyon - 2019

 2018 GMC Canyon

FAST FACT
The available 2.8L Duramax diesel engine offers the segment’s best fuel economy: an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway (2WD).

BASE PRICE
$22,0951

EPA VEHICLE CLASS
Midsize truck

NEW FOR 2019
  • New GMC Infotainment systems2, with more personalized, intuitive user interface. Features include available navigation3, Apple CarPlay4 and Android Auto5 phone projection capability, enhanced voice recognition, access to catalog of apps through embedded Collection/Shop features, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot6 and automatic software updates that don’t require a dealership visit
  • HD Rear Vision Camera camera replaces previous analog camera (standard on all models except base Canyon trim)7
  • Rear Park Assist available7
  • Second hands-free microphone added to SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali models to enhance speech recognition performance
  • Expanded availability of wireless charging and heated steering wheel features
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver seat on SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali models
  • New 17-inch wheel design on SLE models
  • Exterior colors: Dark Sky Metallic, Smokey Quartz Metallic, Blue Emerald Metallic and Sedona Metallic
VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Canyon is offered in SL, Canyon, SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali models
  • 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
  • Canyon Denali features a unique chrome grille and specific 20-inch aluminum wheels; unique heated and ventilated front leather-appointed seats and additional special trim and content
  • The off-road-inspired All Terrain package is available on SLE and in a leather version. Content includes off-read suspension, automatic locking rear differential, transfer case skid plate and more
  • All Terrain X package is available on All Terrain and includes Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac P255/65R17 all-terrain tires, 3-inch round step bars, spray-on bedliner, all-weather floor liners, off-road suspension and Hill Descent Control
  • Spray-on bedliner is standard on Denali and available on other models
  • Capless fuel fill (gas-engine models)
  • Diesel exhaust brake system with the 2.8L Duramax enhances vehicle control and reduces brake wear on steep grades
  • Available G80 automatic locking rear axle
  • Standard CornerStep rear bumper design
  • Available 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
  • 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
  • Remote start is standard on All Terrain, SLT and Denali. It is available on SLE
  • Heated front seats are standard on All Terrain and SLT
  • Perforated leather-appointed seats with heated/ventilated front seats are standard on Denali
  • Heated steering wheel is standard on Denali, All Terrain (with leather) and SLT; available on SLE
  • Four standard USB ports on SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali, including one on the dashboard, one inside the center console and two on the rear of the center console8
  • Wireless charging is standard on SLT and Denali9
  • Standard Teen Driver
SAFETY FEATURES
  • Six standard air bags, including frontal air bags, head-curtain side air bags for outboard passengers in all rows and seat-mounted side air bags for the driver and front outboard passenger10
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill-start assist
  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Rear Park Assist is standard on SLT and Denali and available on SLE and All Terrain7
  • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are standard on Denali and available on SLE and SLT7

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

40 Gallon In-Bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank System - TRAX 3

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Finally, an almost universal auxiliary fuel tank. Our 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system is designed to be compatible with almost any diesel truck, including half-ton pickups, trucks with utility beds, RamBox equipped trucks, or those with a factory installed 5th wheel prep package or other 5th wheel hitch. The patented fuel tank design has a recessed cover box where the sending unit, rollover valve, and fuel filter come preassembled. You'll be pleased that its low height means it can fit under most standard tonneau bed covers.

This auxiliary system is computer-controlled by our patented TRAX 3™ operating system with exclusive AutoTrans® technology. All TRAX 3™ systems include an LCD that shows fuel levels in both the main and auxiliary tanks. Computer-controlled automatic fuel transfers mean worry-free operation, and much safer and more reliable operations than gravity fed systems. Built from ReliaSteel®, high-yield U.S. aluminized steel; and powder coated black, Transfer Flow tank systems offer superior corrosion resistance and strength.

View our TRAX 3™ User's Guide for more information.

NOTE: Product dimensions include 1 1/2" in width for the mounting brackets and 3" in height for the filler neck.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

SpitzLift Cranes - Many Applications


SPTIZLIFT SPECS:
  •     Meets ASME and OSHA standards
  •     Components manufactured according to ISO compliance
  •     Made in USA
  •     Load capacity: 650 - 900 lbs.
  •     Crane weight: 36- 45 lbs.
  •     Lifting speed 22 ft. per/minute
  •     2” strap is UV resistant and abrasion resistant

SAFETY FEATURES OF ELECTRIC CRANES:

  •     Safety release auxiliary handle
  •     Circuit breaker system for overload protection
  •     Dynamic and disc brake dual load control system
 

Learn more about SpitzLift: ABOUT US
SpitzLift Product Catalog

Friday, November 2, 2018

Get The Machines And Tools To The Jobsite with a Concrete Saw Body


Here's a  great truck for Concrete Cutting contractors, a 12 foot saw body has plenty of cabinets and is backed up with an Interlift conventional liftgate. It is as functionally effective as it is good looking. Notice the huge locking compartments to keep large saw blades and other gear out of the weather and out of sight.

The liftgate serves two purposes, one being the obvious one to lift the equipment onto the bed area and the other to provide a backstop to secure the equipment in place and prevent it from rolling off the back of the bed!

See more of this body: http://htbi.net/sawbody.html

Visit Harbor's complete website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.