Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For Sale: 2000 International 4700w/ 24 ft Box - Northside Ford Truck Sales



Stock No:    6638A
Our Price:    $16,000
Special Price:    $11,000
Mileage:    99,401
Engine:    Diesel
Fuel:    Diesel
Transmission:    Automatic
Drivetrain:    RWD
Exterior Color:    White
Body Style:    2 Door
  •     Dual Rear Wheels
  •     Bucket Seats
  •     Power Brakes
  •     Tachometer
  •     Vinyl Seats
Odometer has been replaced in this truck contact sales for mileage. Don't miss the fantastic bargain! Your time is almost up on this stout 2000 International 4700. It is nicely equipped with features such as White 24' Box Air Conditioning Automatic Transmission and Diesel Engine. Git-R-Done here boys! This bad boy is tough. Tough. TOUGH! We will never be undersold!

Northside Ford Truck Sales, Inc.
Commercial Fleet Dept.
6221 N E Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, 97218

1-800-757-4535

Monday, April 28, 2014

Maintain Your Truck at Northside Ford Truck Sales



Why come to our dealership for service?
  •     We have genuine expertise when it comes to your vehicle, which means your service or maintenance will be performed promptly, and done right
  •     We have Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Parts made specifically for your vehicle
  •     Our technicians are factory trained specialists on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
  •     We offer competitive prices on everything your vehicle needs
Northside Ford Truck Sales, Inc.
6221 N E Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, 97218
1-503-282-7777

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2004 Ford Econoline E-350 For Sale



Stock No:    C42999A
Our Price:    $7,000
Special Price:    $4,900
Mileage:    195,263
Engine:    V8, 5.4L (330 CID); SOHC 16V; EFI
Fuel:    Gasoline
Transmission:    Automatic
Drivetrain:    RWD
Exterior Color:    White
Body Style:    3 Door

    Foldaway Mirrors
    Power Brakes
    Overdrive
    Dual Air Bags
    AM/FM/CD
    Tilt Steering

Confused about which vehicle to buy? Well look no further than this rugged 2004 Ford E-350SD. This great E-350SD is the roomy van with everything you expect from Ford and THEN some. It is nicely equipped with features such as Class I Trailer Towing Package Trailer Towing Package (Frame Mounted Hitch Receiver) Cargo Van 5.4L V8 EFI Automatic Oxford White Clearcoat 3.55 Axle Ratio 9500# GVWR Package Air Conditioning AM/FM radio Driver & Passenger Airbags Power steering Rear Step Bumper Sliding Side Cargo Door Swing-Out Side/Fixed Rear Cargo Door Glass Tilt steering wheel and Variably intermittent wipers. We will never be undersold!

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Tiffany Meade
503.282.7777 x175
6221 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97218
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

All-New Ford F-150 Redefines the Future of Pickup Trucks

When you spend nearly four decades at the top of the pickup truck mountain, you learn some things.

You listen. You hear what truck customers want. And you learn how to meet their evolving demands.

Embarking on a complete redesign of its award-winning F-150 pickup truck, Ford knew what it needed to do – design and build a pickup for customers who want a truck that is tougher, smarter and more capable, but can still meet their growing demand for efficiency.

So Ford set out to create a new standard.


“F-150 is well-known for being Built Ford Tough,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company chief operating officer. “Now, it is both tough and smart.

“The all-new F-150 redefines the future of trucks, and it is yet another example of our One Ford plan producing vehicles that serve customers with a commitment to the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value,” he added.

From nose to tailgate, the 2015 F-150 is an entirely new truck right down to its signature feature – an all-new, fully boxed ladder frame with more high-strength steel than ever to make it stronger yet lighter. For the first time, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys are used throughout the F-150 body. These alloys, already used in aerospace, commercial transportation and other industries, make the new truck’s body lighter, stronger and more resistant to dents. Overall, the F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter, helping the truck tow and haul more, accelerate and stop faster, and operate more efficiently.

Rigorous testing – it will have undergone more than 10 million miles in the harshest of conditions by the time the first truck rolls off the line – capped by a flawless performance in off-road racing’s grueling Baja 1000 proves the new F-150 carries Built Ford Tough DNA.

Changes were made under the hood as well, with four engine options that include an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, delivering an important combination of power and efficiency.

Bumper-to-bumper, the next-generation F-150 takes advantage of Ford’s state-of-the-art technologies to offer the smartest F-150 ever built. Features such as a 360-degree rear camera, dynamic trailer hitch assist and a host of driver-assist technologies put F-150’s truck smarts at the head of the class.

“More than ever before, customers want a truck that is a dependable partner, mobile office and a go-anywhere workshop,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “To meet the needs of our truck customers, we created smart new features and a whole new approach to using advanced materials and engines to improve capability and efficiency.”

With that “office-on-the-go” mentality, Ford engineers and designers included a long list of onboard features that offer capabilities never before realized in a full-size pickup. Included for the first time in an F-150 are a remote opening tailgate, LED headlights, LED cargo box lights, and extensive on-the-job and at-play amenities.

When it goes on sale late this year, the all-new Ford F-150 will continue the tradition of offering the broadest selection of trim levels in the full-size pickup segment. Five primary trim levels are available – XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch. Chrome appearance packages are available with XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. Monochromatic sport appearance packages are available with XL, XLT and Lariat.

The FX4 off-road package can be added to most four-wheel-drive models, improving trail capability with an electronic locking rear axle, skid plates and off-road-tuned shocks.
All models deliver enhanced interior and exterior designs that are the result of customer feedback collected over decades. The interior was created with comfort and utility in mind, right down to the buttons and controls that are sized so that a person wearing work gloves can operate them.

“Once again, Ford F-150 establishes new standards in durability, capability and technology to help owners be more productive 24/7 – whether for work or weekend fun,” said Nair.

How do you make America’s favorite truck better?
You listen.
You learn.

And then you do what you’ve always done but what nobody else has ever done before: You take what F-150 owners have told you they love most about their trucks and you make sure that defines the all-new model.

With the all-new F-150, Ford has designed and built the toughest F-150 ever.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2010 Ford E-350SD with 16 Foot Box!


Come take a look at the deal we have on this rugged 2010 Ford E-350SD. This E-350SD is nicely equipped with features such as Triton V8 5.4L EFI Flex Fuel Automatic Oxford White 16' Box 4.10 Axle Ratio ABS brakes Air Conditioning AM/FM radio Power steering Roll Up Rear Door Tilt steering wheel and Variably intermittent wipers. If I had the money this is the big truck I would buy and keep for myself. But I don't so it's your lucky day. We will never be undersold!

Stock No:         C22661
MSRP:$53,170
Special Price:$43,955
Engine:V8, 6.2L; FFV
Fuel:Propane
Transmission:Automatic
Drivetrain:4WD
Exterior Color:White
Body Style:Super Cab

Subject to Prior Sale

Friday, April 18, 2014

Watch the 2015 F-150 survive ovens, freezers and salt. With some acid thrown in.





Ford engineers tested the ever loving snot out of the new F-150 to help measure its durability. In labs and in the real world, the truck was shaken, beaten and coated with corrosives. Over and over. Watch to see what happened.

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 NTEA Work Truck Show, Ford Truck Club and Adrian Steel


Adrian Steel Marketing Manager Todd Goldmeyer talks with the National Ford Truck Club President Joe Hughes about the new Ford Transit Connect and the new Ford Transit full size van. Adrian Steel manufactures cargo management solutions for these new vehicles including partitions, shelving, storage bins, drawer units and ladder racks. See more about Adrian Steel products at www.adriansteel.com.

See more about the National Ford Truck Club at www.NationalFordTruckClub.com

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ford earns Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award for best truck brand


Ford Motor Company will be honored as Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand at the New York International Auto Show on April 16. The kbb.com Brand Image Award acknowledges an automaker’s accomplishments in developing and upholding brand characteristics that are embraced by the market. For more information on the award, visit http://mediaroom.kbb.com/kelley-blue-book-announces-2014-car-brand-image-award-winners.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Government's Highest Safety Rating


    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program

    2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon offers owners comprehensive safety systems to help ensure occupant safety

    Transit Connect Wagon is available as a five- and seven-passenger people mover that offers the most flexible seating in its class

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s highest possible overall rating.

Last year, the European version of Transit Connect Wagon, known as Tourneo Connect, earned a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program, the highest possible score from the consumer advocacy group. Transit Connect Wagon – available as a five-passenger or seven-passenger people mover in North America – went on sale here earlier this year.

“Transit Connect Wagon gives people on the go a unique-looking, fuel-efficient vehicle that also provides a high level of safety,” said Steve Kenner, director of Ford’s global automotive safety office. “The suite of safety and driver-assist features available on Transit Connect makes it a great choice for families and businesses.”

Safe and tough
Transit Connect Wagon’s driver and passengers are protected by its body structure – more than half of which is built with high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steels, including 16 percent boron steel. Transit Connect Wagon features driver and passenger side airbags for front-row occupants, as well as side curtain airbags for all seating rows.

Customers looking for a flexible people mover benefit from stringent testing conducted during the development of Transit Connect Wagon. The vehicle has been designed and engineered to meet rigorous global commercial vehicle durability standards – the equivalent of more than 3 million miles. This includes more than 250,000 miles of demanding on-road conditions.

Driver-assist and safety features
Transit Connect Wagon is available with a full complement of driver-assist and safety features, making it attractive to families and businesses alike.

Available driver-assist features include a rear view camera, and forward and rear-sensing systems. The rear view camera shows what is behind the vehicle on a screen located in the center dash panel. The display’s guidelines and zoom feature help the driver align the vehicle, which is especially beneficial when towing.

At low speeds, ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper alert the driver to objects behind the vehicle, while front sensors warn of objects at the front. The closer an object is to the vehicle, the faster the beeps sound, escalating to a constant tone.

Industry-exclusive Ford MyKey® technology is also available for Transit Connect. MyKey can be programmed to limit top speed and audio volume, encourage safety belt use and restrict incoming calls and texts to a paired cell phone. MyKey encourages safe driving habits in new drivers and can also serve as a useful tool for business owners to help them manage their fleet.

The vehicle also features an electric windshield defroster – a series of heating filaments within the windshield that can be used to more quickly clear ice, snow and mist.
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Ford Transit Connect What's New? Review Test Drive and Walkaround




What's new on the 2014 Ford Transit Connect? In today's episode of Town & Country TV, we are giving you a full review and walk around of this all new vehicle! You will get everything you will need to know about the all new 14 Ford Transit Connect!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Exclusive Ford MyKey Technology Helps Encourage Safer Driving in Fleets


  •     Exclusive Ford MyKey® technology, designed to encourage safe teen driving habits, is also being used by fleet owners to encourage safer driving habits among employees
  •     When enabled, MyKey encourages front seat occupants to wear safety belts, limits top vehicle speed and can route incoming calls directly to the voicemail of paired phones
  •     2014 Transit Connect, a smart choice for business fleets, is one of the latest Ford vehicles  to feature MyKey as standard equipment with XLT van, XLT wagon and Titanium trim packages

MYKEY FACT SHEET

For Joe Dougherty, Ford Motor Company’s MyKey® technology is a feature his family’s construction company uses to help keep their drivers safe.

MyKey, a tool that parents of teen drivers can use to encourage safer driving habits, is also an attractive technology for many fleet managers. MyKey debuted as standard equipment on the 2010 Ford Focus; it is now standard on nearly all Ford and Lincoln models.

Dougherty, president of Kentucky-based Louisville Paving Company, said his drivers need to be aware of their surroundings, and must be able to concentrate on busy, noisy construction sites. Thirty of his company’s vehicles are now equipped with MyKey, which allows owners to program a key that can limit a vehicle’s top speed and audio volume, and encourage safety belt use. The technology also routes incoming calls directly to voicemail on paired phones.

Louisville Paving Company, which was started by the Dougherty family in 1949, is a full-service contractor involved in highway and heavy construction. Dougherty plans to purchase more Ford vehicles with MyKey because he wants to put his employees in a position to focus on driving, even when working on unpredictable job sites.

“With us, safety is the No. 1 priority,” said Dougherty. “These job sites can be high-risk situations if drivers are distracted by the radio, phone calls or texts.”

One of the most recent applications of MyKey technology is the 2014 Ford Transit Connect, which has become popular with businesses for its fuel efficiency and class-leading configuration options.

“MyKey has been a great tool for fleet managers, giving them a technology that encourages good driving habits for their employees,” said Megan Gillam, commercial vehicles brand and fleet communications manager for Ford Motor Company. “Many companies have safe driving guidelines for fleet vehicles, and MyKey serves as a reinforcement of some of those basic rules.”

Louisville Paving Company leases its fleet vehicles from Enterprise Fleet Management, which markets MyKey as a safety tool useful for businesses.

“The versatility of MyKey for fleet owners makes it a great feature for our customers,” said Kevin Kelley, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Enterprise Fleet Management. “The feedback from our customers who select it as a feature has been positive, with several stating they’d like to have it added in future orders.”

Some of the features and settings on MyKey include the ability to:

    Limit vehicle top speed to 80 mph, or lower on some models
    Issue a warning when the vehicle is at or within 5 mph of reaching the preset maximum speed
    Limit vehicle’s entertainment system audio to 45 percent of maximum volume
    Sound a chime and mute the audio system until safety belts are buckled
    Route incoming calls directly to voicemail
    Issue an additional low-fuel warning when the fuel tank is one-eighth full

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Looking Toward the Future of Truck Bodies

What will the commercial truck bodies of tomorrow look like? What will be different? What design innovations can we expect to see?

For clues on what the future holds in the commercial truck body market, one starting point is to look at what the automakers are doing, said Ray Chess, president of R.J. Chess Consulting LLC, an automotive industry advisory firm based in Oxford, Mich. Chess is a former commercial truck vehicle line executive for General Motors.

“OEMs are a leading indicator. To me, that’s your road map for seeing what will happen in the commercial truck and equipment sector,” Chess said. “The truck body manufacturers do not need to create a lot of new invention here because they don’t have to. They can piggyback off what the OEMs are doing. And, when OEMs get involved, they help lower the cost.”

Take, for example, the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, which is 700-pounds lighter than the outgoing model by replacing traditional steel with a military-grade aluminum alloy throughout 95 percent of its body. According to Ford, the aluminum alloys, already used in the aerospace and other industries, not only make the new truck’s body lighter, but also stronger and more resistant to dents.
Ford introduced the 2015 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show, noting that it will utilize an all-new, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body and will weigh 700-pounds less than previous models.


Ford introduced the 2015 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show, noting that it will utilize an all-new, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body and will weigh 700-pounds less than previous models.

“The things we see getting utilized in light-duty vehicles — if and when it becomes cost effective — tend to migrate into bigger trucks and bigger truck bodies,” said Doyle Sumrall, managing director for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), the association for the work truck industry. “I think we’ve already seen a transition in the last decade where, as truck chassis become more aerodynamic and use more modern materials, I think we’ll see that same sort of trend being adopted in the body industry over time.”

Bob Johnson, the NTEA’s director of fleet relations, agreed. “OEMs are developing the advanced material technologies and increasing their use, which means as the availability of these materials increase, driving down the price,” he said. “As the OEMs use more and more of these advanced material technologies, they are going to refine the technology and build the service and repair infrastructure to make the material more available and affordable.”

Utilizing Advanced Material Hybridization

If the automakers are a leading indicator for what to expect in the truck body market, then it’s not likely one advanced material — whether aluminum, fiberglass composite, plastic composite, high-strength steel, or carbon fiber — will be declared the sole winner in the foreseeable future.

The MY-2015 Ford F-150 incorporates other advanced materials beyond aluminum, such as high-strength steel that’s used in design of the truck’s fully boxed ladder frame to make it stronger yet lighter.

Johnson of the NTEA forecasts a similar trend with truck bodies, where one material does not fit all fleet applications or duty cycles.

“Moving forward, I think we will see more hybrid bodies. We’re going to see a lot of innovation in design in the area of moving away from an all-steel or all-aluminum or all-fiberglass bodies and start mixing and matching the materials and technologies to get the best features of all of them into one body — for weight reduction, corrosion resistance, reparability, and lifecycle considerations,” Johnson said.

Additionally, the increased cost of the advanced materials currently comes into consideration, and increased usage may drive these costs down.
Johnson added: “I can’t say the OEMs are leading the body companies because the body companies are really doing more in the area of fiberglass, plastics, and aluminum right now than the OEMs are. But, that being said, as OEMs get involved with it they achieve much higher volume, which drives availability and cost and knowledge of how to repair it.”

Creating High-Strength Bonds Without Welds

The increased use of lighter-weight materials in truck bodies may increase the use of high-strength adhesives versus conventional riveting and welding techniques to ensure an optimal bond. Used extensively in aerospace applications, these adhesives are ideal in joining dissimilar materials where welding may not be possible.

In the right applications, these adhesives provide greater bonding flexibility to achieve more aerodynamic body designs and reduce the number of welds to increase manufacturing efficiency.

“Once the adhesive technology matures, I think you’ll see more use of the adhesives in the truck body market, especially when you get into the advanced materials like the carbon fibers, plastics, and things of that nature,” said Johnson of the NTEA. “You can weld plastic, but it takes special equipment and skills, so why not bond it?”

by Sean Lyden
 http://www.worktruckonline.com