Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Goose Neck Hitch by Blue Ox - NTEA Show



Tom goes over the Diamond Goose Neck hitch by Blue Ox at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in March.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ford - Women in Technology


To cap-off our celebration of Women in Technology, we want you to hear from the experts themselves. Watch the video to hear from three females who are making big ripples at Ford in virtual reality, infotainment engineering, ergonomics, and other areas of vehicle tech

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Switch N Go - NTEA 2012 DEMO 1 of 2


Gabe gives a great demonstration of how easy it is to remove a body from the SwitchNgo system. See more at www.switchngo.com

Friday, March 16, 2012

Telogis Fleet 9 (ICUEE)


Jeff Cohen from Telogis explains some of the new features available in Telogis Fleet 9 including a range of tools to customize the fleet management software experience. Visit http://www.telogis.com/solutions/fleet/ to learn more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ford Crew Chief powered by Telogis


With total fleet visibility and real-time alerts on a wide range of driver and vehicle metrics, you'll be managing your fleet like never before. Get reports on anything from unsafe driving and fuel efficiency to asset utilization and vehicle maintenance. You'll be cutting costs and boosting productivity in no time. After all, at the top of your list is your bottom line.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ford Super Duty with MyFord Touch


Ford F-Series Super Duty customers demand a truck with toughness and capability, yet they still appreciate the amenities that make their driving experience more enjoyable. The 2013 F-Series Super Duty offers both, with a first-ever Platinum series and the addition of SYNC with MyFord Touch®.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

BEDSLIDE SEMA 2011 New BEDSLIDE Cargo Accessories for 2012


See the 2012 BEDSLIDE Products from the SEMA Show. BEDSLIDE is a sliding drawer tray to access cargo from your truck van or SUV. We now have a 2000lb capacity BEDSLIDE for heavy equipment and cargo management. The BEDSLIDE is the most practical truck bed accessory.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Knapheide KUV and Sortimo Storage Solutions


Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing shows us their partnership with the world leader in storage solutions in vechicles, Sortimo. Knapheide has designed special shelves prepunched to accomodate varied box sizes to allow for maximum storage and to match individual business needs and desires. It is a brilliant use of the space and helps people be more efficient and effective. The Sortimo boxes are available in the Knapheide KUV body, and all of Knapheide's service body products. This video was taken with a Flip camera at a Knapheide event in Livermore, CA in October, 2010. See more about Knapheide products at www.knapheide.com and you can see the full range of products from Sortimo at www.sortimo.com.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Taylor Steinberg Talks About The Knapheide CNG Service Body


Taylor Steinberg of Knapheide Manufacturing talks to Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success about the Knapheide CNG option for their service body line. Recorded on March 9, 2011 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis using a Flip Video camera.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ford Recognized with Climate Leadership Award

  • Ford has been recognized with a Goal-Setting Certificate at the inaugural United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference for its global CO2 strategy, which includes a publicly stated goal of 30 percent per vehicle reduction in manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 to 2025

  • This strategy builds on CO2 reductions of approximately 49 percent, or 4.8 million metric tons, from 2000 to 2010. During this same period, Ford reduced facilities-related CO2 emissions per vehicle by 30 percent
  • Ford also became Climate Registered with the publication of its complete carbon inventory for 2010 by The Climate Registry, a voluntary North American carbon disclosure program
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 29, 2012 – Not only is Ford Motor Company showing leadership in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles, but the company is also being recognized for its greenhouse gas leadership in manufacturing as well. Today, Ford received a Climate Leadership Award at the inaugural United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference. Ford was the only automobile manufacturer to receive an award.
Ford was recognized with a Goal-Setting Certificate for its publicly stated manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, which is part of the company’s global manufacturing CO2 strategy. Ford had previously established vehicle CO2 goals based on its contribution to achieving 450 ppm atmospheric CO2 concentration. Applying this stabilization goal to its manufacturing operations helped the company develop its stated goal of 30 percent reduction per vehicle built between 2010 and 2025.
“Emissions reduction is a key element of Ford’s approach to sustainability and we plan to build on our accomplishments moving forward,” said Andy Hobbs, director, Environmental Quality Office. “This Climate Leadership Award is a symbol of the dedication our employees have made to become a leader in reducing manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions.”
A leader in greenhouse gas reductions and reporting
Ford has been a leader in facilities-related greenhouse gas and energy-use reductions, and public reporting of greenhouse gas emissions:
  • Ford reduced CO2 emissions from its global manufacturing facilities by approximately 49 percent, or 4.8 million metric tons, from 2000 to 2010. During this same period, the company reduced facilities-related CO2 emissions per vehicle by 30 percent
  • Ford was the first automaker to join The Climate Registry, voluntarily committing to measure, independently verify, and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis
  • Ford was the first automaker to participate in greenhouse gas reporting initiatives in China, Australia, the Philippines and Mexico
  • Ford received its sixth consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award, which recognizes the company’s continued leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Ford’s Global Emissions Manager database is used to track energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental metrics to enable internal progress reports and public reporting
On the way to the goal
Ford plans to achieve its goal through a variety of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction technologies, including:
  • Improved paint processes: Improved paint processes include implementation of the 3-wet paint process and recirculation of air in paint spray booths. The 3-wet process reduces volatile organic compounds by 10 percent and CO2 emissions by up to 40 percent compared to traditional paint systems
  • Robotic parts washing system: Cleans parts mechanically by moving them in front of specialized high-pressure nozzles with a robotic arm. This new robotics-based system saves energy because, unlike previous systems, it does not require any heat. It also uses a much smaller water pump
  • Minimum Quantity Lubrication: In MQL, a machining tool is lubricated with a very small amount of oil sprayed directly on the tip of the tool in a finely atomized mist, instead of with a large quantity of coolant/water mixture
  • Paint Emissions Concentrator: In Ford’s PEC, volatile organic compound emissions are super-concentrated approximately 2000:1. In this super-concentrated state, the VOCs themselves can be burned as a fuel source, reducing the amount of natural gas necessary to destroy them. By reducing the need for natural gas, the fumes-to-fuel system has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 to 85 percent compared to traditional abatement equipment
  • Energy Performance Contracting: During 2010 and 2011, Ford packaged 40 buildings in the Dearborn, Mich., area into a performance contract to upgrade to more efficient lighting. The project reduced energy use by more than 18.2 million kilowatt-hours – enough to power 1,648 U.S. homes for a year. The project also eliminated more than 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ford VIRTTEX Driving Simulator


Ford's Mike Blommer shows us the VIRTTEX driving simulator that helps Ford study drivers to make Ford vehicles safer.