Friday, November 21, 2014

2015 Ford F-150: "Best Overall Buy"

Kelley Blue Book has named the 2015 Ford F-150 "Best Overall Buy" for 2015.  It has been awarded the Overall Winner in the Best Buy Awards due to its breakthrough aluminum body structure, its smooth and fuel-efficient powertrains and its impressive collection of thoughtful features, according to Jack R. Nerad, who is the executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  The purpose of these awards are to provide a service to new-car buyers by identifying the new top 2015 model-year vehicles.  These awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing for nearly every new vehicle.  Out of more than 300 new-car models available for 2015, Kelley Blue Book's editor narrowed it down to 49 Best Buy Award finalists in 12 major vehicle categories.

To get an entire best-in-class work truck, look no further than Load'N'Go by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.  These transferable pickup tool boxes fit most short or long bed model Ford trucks, as seen in the pictures below. They are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes, with no-holes-drilled installation for optimum flexibility.  Picture below is the Load'N'Go ST-2000.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get more information on Load'N'Go service bodies or go online to get a quote.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Safety Tips for Fleet Trucks this Winter

It is that time of year again as winter approaches, to prepare your vehicle for safe driving.  For fleet trucks it is important to go over the basics of winter driving to be able to prevent any accidents.  One of the best ways to make sure that you’re driving safely during this season is to improve the contact points between the vehicle and the road surface, which will help avoid slipping and sliding in a vehicle.  It is also recommended that fleet companies opt for winter tires to maximize safety.  Other helpful tips are to always be aware of other drivers on the road, drive at the according speed limit and plan ahead by checking weather conditions before heading on the road.

 To enhance safety for fleet trucks, the Load'N'Go service bodies by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies, such as the SecurityTop, are equipped with stainless steel, double locking T-handles, and made to protect expensive cargo from both theft and weather damage. They can be transferred from one pickup to another with optional four-corner lifting jacks, a crane, or a forklift via the built-in forklift tunnels. The Security Top fits all major makes of pickup trucks such as Chevy, Dodge, GMC and Ford short or longbed models. Some of its features include 2000lb capacity on floor above drawer, 1000lb capacity drawer, and double locking compartments (cylinder and padlock).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Future for Fleet Trucks

In 2013, Natural Gas Experts in Texas and Louisiana, launched their DuraDrive bi-fuel for fleet trucks.  Now they have announced that they have delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks, according to Hard Working Trucks.  Nat G CNG Solutions delivered 2015 model vehicles to a local business in Houston and San Antonio with a General Motors’ 5.3 liter direct injection engine.  This allowed for each fleet to be upgraded to run on either natural gas or gasoline using the DuraDrive natural gas system.  During the testing, the DuraDrive set a record for efficiency on an eight-cylinder natural gas truck by achieving 23 miles per gallon.  The CEO of one of the company’s that took part in the testing stated, “It’s just a no brainer, the savings are incredible,” in reference to their gas bill.

To further enhance your fleets savings look into the Load'N'Go ST-2000 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.  It is light enough for aluminum-body pickup trucks and ideal for continuous fuel and maintenance fleet savings. Load'N'Go truck bodies are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. This means flexibility and higher overall value for fleets. An optional 1000 lb capacity drawer can be added to the Load'N'Go ST-2000 to provide extra organized storage in addition to the double-locking side compartments. Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote and learn more about adding flexibility and efficiency to your work truck fleet.