Thursday, April 30, 2015

CargoGlide helps Fastenal workers





This video demonstrates how CargoGlide helps Fastenal Industrial Supply workers and prevents damaged tailgates on Fastenal trucks.






Tuesday, April 28, 2015

All-New Ford F-150 Earns Top Spot Among Pickups in 2015 AAA Green Car Guide


The all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – leads its segment as the greenest truck in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide.


AAA selected the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost® gasoline engine as its top choice. When equipped with the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, the all-new F-150 4x2 returns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary.


F-150 is part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling full-size truck for 38 straight years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 33 straight years.


Read more details at http://newsroom.aaa.com/2015/04/top-green-vehicle-2015-tesla-according-fifth-annual-aaa-green-car-guide/?sf37738971=1. AAA Green Car Guide winners were tested and scored by the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center in 13 categories, including braking, fuel economy, emissions, handling and ride comfort.

About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 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 http://corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Aluminum Service Bodies by Highway Products





A standard Highway Products service body comes with six internal storage compartments, a drop down tail gate and a bolt on bumper. The lockablestorage compartments on these service bodies protect your tools from the elements. Aluminum services bodies are half the weight of steel bodies which will increase your fuel economy. We have a wide variety of utility bodies to choose from and over 20 add-on option. We guarantee a perfect fit and all service bodies come with a Lifetime Warranty.


Friday, April 24, 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Ba a Van Driver






Every 7th vehicle sold in the UK is a Transit". With this stat in mind, we decided to dedicate this #Top10s to Ford's van. Salute!


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015 Ford F-150: From Seats to Bumpers, No Part Overlooked to Reduce Weight




DEARBORN, Mich., April 6, 2015 – Ford engineers responsible for the all-new F-150 were tasked with taking weight out of the truck while improving its capability to accomplish all of the work owners expect of the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. While many already know that the increased use of high-strength steel throughout the frame and the first-in-class military-grade, aluminum-alloy body led to approximately 450 pounds of weight savings, there’s more to the story, as engineers took approximately 250 pounds of additional weight from seats, bumpers and lots of other places. Every pound shaved from a variety of components returns capability back to the customer, so that the all-new F-150 can achieve its best-in-class payload of 3,300 pounds* and best-in-class towing of 12,200 pounds**. F-150 also offers a best-in-class EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy rating†.


Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds GVWR

*When properly equipped with 5.0-liter V8, 4x2

**When properly equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, 4x2

†EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 4x2. Actual mileage will vary

About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 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 http://corporate.ford.com.

Monday, April 20, 2015

DECKED Truck Bed Organizer and Storage System - ABTL Auto Extras





The DECKED truck bed organizing system was really born out of the fact that many pickup owners live their lives out of the back of theirtrucks. The initial goal was to build something made in America,spatially efficient, ergonomic, and weather proof. The DECKED system iscomprised of a set of waterproof drawers that can each hold up to 200lbs. and run on rollers. You still keep some of the utility by havingroom on top of the DECKED system to load items.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sortimo saves you time


Globelyst brings order to your vehicle. With lots of extras and new functions the in-vehicle equipment helps reduce time spent searching and contributes towards efficient work - in every branch. Sortimo provides the highest quality with Globelyst due to the special material combination of high strength steel, light aluminium and sturdy plastic.


Discover more about all the functions of Globelyst and find out which extras are personally more important http://www.sortimo.us/ 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150






What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.


Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE fiber to many Ford vehicles. Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By substituting with this recycled material, Ford will divert more than five million plastic bottles from landfills this year. 


Ford is the only automaker to use REPREVE, made from 100 percent recycled materials including plastic bottles, in its vehicles. Ford is currently using REPREVE in five vehicles around the world, making it a truly global material, and it represents Ford's larger commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of the company’s global sustainability strategy to lessen its environmental footprint.


By using REPREVE in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles,” said Carol Kordich, lead designer, global sustainability materials strategy development. “We are always looking for ways to incorporate more innovative and sustainable materials into our vehicles.”


About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 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 http://corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Westin Headache Rack57-8025_ov1Westin professional headache racks protect rear windows of 2009-2015 Ford F-150s

Commercial-Grade F-150 Headache Rack





Westin Automotive Products has expanded the coverage of their Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack to extend through the 2015 model year for the Ford F150.



Westin’s Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack protects the truck’s rear window and its angled louvers provide shade to the interior.



It features a 2″ round upper body tube for easy adjusting of cargo, and includes 4 welded light tabs for the mounting a Westin LED Light Bar or a combination of Auxiliary and Work Utility LED Lights.



A crossover tool box up to 70” wide can be easily mounted over the rack’s bed rail mounting brackets. A separate mount kit is available to accommodate boxes larger than 70” wide.



The mounting brackets feature a laser-cut Westin logo and have a 4-bolt support for a secure fit. Mounting kit and hardware are included.



The HD Headache Rack can be used in conjunction with Westin’s HD Ladder Rack. Available in black or white powder coat finish, backed by a 3 year warranty.



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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Meet the Female Engineers Driving Ford





In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day,several of our leading female engineers share what they would say toinspire young women and girls to enter the STEM field.


“It’s OKto be feminine, and to be who you are. You don’t have to act like a manto be in a male-dominated field and relate to men.”


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features That Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers Drive Smarter



    The all-new Ford F-150, the smartest F-150 yet, is available with the following class-exclusive driver-assist technologies: adaptive cruise control, smart towing module, multi-contour seats, active park assist and 360-degree camera system


    Smart features like these are why Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years


    The all-new Ford F-150, which is the ultra-capable pickup of the future, will give customers great convenience and smart solutions not only to get the job done, but to get it done right


The all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, packed with available driver-assist features aimed at giving the customer improved utility, comfort and convenience.


Find all the details here: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2014/09/24/10-awesome-f-150-driver-assist-features.html

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand in 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards




DEARBORN, Mich., April 1, 2015 – Ford claims Best Overall Truck Brand in the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards – the latest accolade for the brand that introduced the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time in seven years Ford has captured the award. Along with the all-new 2015 F-150, truck shoppers’ favorable perceptions of Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 helped Ford clinch the award. Read more details at http://mediaroom.kbb.com/2015-04-01-Kelley-Blue-Book-Announces-2015-Brand-Image-Award-Winners.


The 2015 Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:


    2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year

    2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year

    Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year

    Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year

    Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year

    Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck

    Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall

    Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New

    2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck

    Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas

    Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck

    Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck

    Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature

    Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year

    New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup

    Automotive Fleet Magazine 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year

    Motor Press Guild 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year Over $30K

    AutoGuide 2015 Reader's Choice Truck of the Year

    New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year

    Ruedas ESPN Best Full-Size Pickup Truck

    2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative

    Automotive Science Group

    - 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner

    - Best Full-Size Truck of 2015

    - Smallest Carbon Footprint

    Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year

    Green Car Technology Award

    Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – Large Truck category

    Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – Engineering and Technology category

    Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV


2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 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 http://corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

COMMON TRUCK BODY TYPES | VAN



The Van Body is sometimes called a Dry Van and is a very common body that is primarily used for carrying cargo from one place to the next. It is a very common delivery vehicle. The Van Body keeps the cargo out of sight and out of the weather, so it is useful year round. Van Bodies come in many different lengths and heights and there are a number of options such as liftgates, ramps, side access doors, underbed boxes and more.

The Van Body can be mounted on the conventional cab chassis or the Cutaway van chassis. The most common lengths are 12', 14' and 16' and the most common heights are 84", 90" and 96". Common liftgate options are TommyGate Liftgate, Rail Liftgate and the Tuck-a-Way Liftgate. The Rail Liftgate has the largest platform and doubles as a security barrier for the rear door.