Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Once again Ford has knocked it out of the park and delivered another award winning lineup. Ford debuted the 2018 F-150 lineup in Dearborn, Michigan on August 9, 2017. The new 2018 F-150 is more advanced, smarter, and tougher than ever before with best-in-class towing, payload and efficiency. And let’s not forget about more choices!
With this more advanced powertrain lineup, Ford made it easier to find the right truck for your needs-just maybe harder to choose your favorite.
- The second generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with segment-exclusive SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission offers an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and a best-in-class rating of 22 mpg combined.
- The enhanced 5.0-liter V8 demonstrates a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds
- The second generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers with a best-in-class towing capacity of 13,200 pounds
- The all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine is more efficient, more powerful and delivers more torque
- The all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6 paired with 10-speed SelectShift automatic is the first diesel engine offered for the F-150
The new 2018 Ford F-150 will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan and goes on sale this fall.
For an ultimately efficient work truck pickup, embellish a new F-150 with a Fleetwest service body. Fleetwest offers steel and fiberglass service bodies that are 100% transferable that slips in/out of the bed of the pickup. No holes are drilled for the installation, creating a higher resale value for both your service body and your pickup truck. This also means fewer trucks are needed for your fleet, which is more versatile and economical. Fleetwest service bodies fit most major makes of full-size trucks such as GMC, Chevy, Ford, Dodge and Toyota. Models are available to accommodate both standard short and long bed trucks.
For more information call (866) 497-7200
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Fleet and self-employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done every day. Accidents, technician time off, work truck maintenance and repairs result in costly downtime; simply put, there is no good time for downtime. Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running a business or fleet. Fleet managers have to foresee these problems and have a prepared strategy. Preventative measures can be taken to avoid downtime and to handle acquired costs. The best way to lower or eliminate downtime costs is preparing for the unexpected…
Enter Fleetwest with alternative service vehicle solutions. When a pickup truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Fleetwest service bodies are 100% transferable and able to be moved from the damaged pickup truck onto another truck in minutes, fully loaded. Continuing to operate a work truck depends on the condition of the pickup with traditional bolt-on bodies or a van. This means that an individual or company continues to incur expenses until the vehicle is repaired. When a vehicle and its driver aren’t working, there is a considerable financial loss per hour. These costs can be controlled with a transferable truck body because it is not dependable on the condition of the vehicle.
The steel and fiberglass service bodies by Fleetwest are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane and with no holes drilled so there is no permanent damage done to the pickup truck or service body. Your technician can continue his service calls with his personal service body, tools and equipment until his vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again, fully loaded. Problem solved!
To add a Fleetwest transferable service body to your fleet, call toll-free in the U.S. at
866-497-7200 or get a quote.