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The U.S. goal is to reach at least 50% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030. Is natural gas. Natural gas is a cleaner alternative. Furthermore, with gasoline and diesel fuel both reaching record highs, most agree that something must be done. While electric vehicles are already on the market, there are still issues with them. Could the next big fuel be natural gas? Some of the experts are saying, “Yes!”

There are around 200,000 vehicles in the US. Many are commercial work trucks that owners depend on for their bread and butter. When fuel prices are sky high (as they are now), it’s hard to make a living.

Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel?

While it might seem odd to think of natural gas as an alternative fuel, any fuel that isn’t gas or diesel that powers a vehicle is considered alternative fuel. EV, E85, biodiesel, and hydrogen are all examples of alternative [...]

When you heavily depend on your medium-duty commercial work truck to make a living, every improvement in technology is appreciated. Even if your truck isn’t used in your line of work, you bought it for a reason and when advances in the tech world increase its performance, it’s a good thing.

Big changes are coming where commercial work trucks are concerned. By the year 2030, the medium-duty work truck industry is expected to be transformed. Here are some of the modifications you can expect in the upcoming future:

New-Energy Powertrains

There will be three “big dogs” on the scene:

Liquefied Natural Gas. Benefits include long-range transport capability and fast refueling. The practicality will heavily depend upon the availability of natural gas, however. 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell. With advantages that include quick refueling, long-range capabilities, and zero emissions, this new energy will be a tempting powertrain.  The price may be its [...]

Isuzu is a manufacturer that just keeps surprising the public. Every year, they are adding more features to make their commercial work vehicles more powerful, more comfortable, more efficient, and more economic.  This time, they’ve done all that and have a promising new captain at the helm too.

Shaun Skinner has been appointed as the chief executive of Isuzu.  He’s the first local to be elected to oversee the overseas distributorship.  He joined up with American Isuzu Motors in June of 1987 and in 2002 moved to ICTA. By 2016 he was named as the first American president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Skinner has been quoted as saying that he’s bullish on the future of medium-duty trucks which comes as welcome news to those who drive one.  Often times, consumers have expressed that they feel medium-duty work trucks are overlooked in the lineup with more emphasis being placed on heavy-duty commercial trucks [...]

We’d like to wish all the truck driving mothers a happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you’re behind the wheel of a big rig traveling across the country or operate a Boom Truck or Flatbed, our hats go off to you. Where eighteen-wheelers are concerned, there are over three million truckers in the United States. Around 200,000 of them are women. A number of the women have children and still manage to drive wherever they are required to go.

Not only do truck driving mothers get a shout out today, but also the holiday itself. In the US alone, over 23 billion dollars is spent for Mother’s Day. The big spending trickles down to the trucking and transportation business by way of hauling flowers, candy, and more. 

Even drivers of commercial work truck vehicles profit from Mother’s Day. “What would you like for Mother’s Day?” is a loaded question. Sometimes the answer is not in [...]

Fleet tracking is one of those things that may not be foremost on your mind…until one of your trucks are missing. While theft recovery is one of the main reasons fleet tracking makes sense, it’s not the only benefit that comes along with the service.

What is Fleet Tracking?

Fleet tracking is an automated way of keeping up with your line of trucks. There are various types of fleet tracking services. Most use GPS and software and the results are available in real time or near real time.

Fleet tracking can be implemented on big rigs and on commercial work trucks such as Box Trucks, Boom Trucks, and Flatbeds. No matter what type of fleet you have, tracking the trucks is definitely worth checking into – sooner rather than later. 

Benefits of Fleet Tracking

Fleet tracking has become very popular in recent years as a way to recover stolen vehicles and to manage [...]

The past few years hasn’t been an easy one where vehicle sales are concerned.  Covid put a damper on importing vehicles and parts.  Still, sales are up.  Commercial work truck sales are up 11% from this time in 2020.  Custom-fitted work trucks are soaring in sales too.  So, what’s the reason for the growth spurt?

Opportunity is knocking…that’s what’s up!  Rarely before has there been such a time as this to grab hold of your dream.

If you are wanting to ditch your 9-5 and go into business for yourself, the time is now.  Buyer demand is skyrocketing.  Here’s the stats:

Dry Freight.  Dry Freight is up 275%.  Grab yourself a Box Truck or Flatbed and get rolling.  From transporting medical supplies to delivering water and groceries to stores across town or across the nation, Dry Freight is an industry you just can’t lose out on.  It is also said that Dry Freight [...]

Commercial work trucks are in hot demand lately.  Not only are sales up by about 11%, but thefts are also up too.  According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), cargo theft in the US adds up to approximately $15 to $35 billion every year. 

While filing an insurance claim on the vehicle and/or cargo is always and option (if you have qualifying coverage), you can count on your insurance going up if you do.  Furthermore, there’s a lot of inconvenience and down time when your vehicle and/or cargo is stolen.  The best solution is to prevent theft from happening.

 

10 Tips to Prevent Truck Theft

Commercial work truck thievery is twofold – the actual vehicle and the contents within the cab and bed of the truck.  Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your truck and it’s cargo isn’t stolen:

  1. Lock Up.  It sounds like a [...]

Choosing the Farm Trailer that’s the right fit for your needs can get complicated.  But, in order to have a successful farm, you need the correct trailer to transport your machinery on.  You certainly don’t want to break down while toting your equipment or have an overloaded trailer that’s a danger to you and others on the road.  Read on to find out what to look for in a Farm Trailer. 

Available Options

There are a number of trailers that will serve to transport your farm machinery such as Flatbed Trailers, RGN (Removeable Goose Neck) Trailers, and Step Deck Trailers.  The more you learn about each of them, the better you can choose which option is the most optimal for your purposes.

Flatbed Trailers

Flatbed Trailers are the most economical option of the three most common modes of hauling farm equipment.  Flatbed Trailers are ideal for machines that are within the capability of [...]

If you purchase a commercial work truck, new or used, it’s a given – you’ll need service and maintenance.  When it’s time to have your vehicle tended to, it’s nice to have the service available at the dealership.  Here’s why:

Team of Experts

You don’t want to trust your truck to just anyone.  Taking it to the dealership where you purchased it from guarantees you’ll have professionals working on it because they are certified.  Plus, you can bet your dealership wants your return business. 

Warranty Work

If you have a vehicle that’s covered by a warranty, to benefit from the warranty, you’ll need to take it to the designated place of service.  Repairs made at the dealership that are under warranty will make it free of charge.  Being able to take it straight to their parts and service department makes the process a smooth and easy one. 

Original Parts and Equipment

Some commercial [...]

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