Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Nissan TITAN XD Overview



The Nissan TITAN XD is equipped with an exclusive Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Diesel, you've got incredible hauling capability, plus innovative cargo features like 5-channel Utili-track. Bring what you need with a gooseneck hitch and advanced towing tech that helps you tow solo, including around view monitor, and remote trailer light check. Available in Crew Cab, King Cab, and Single Cab, there's a TITAN XD that's ready to work for you.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

You Shouldn't Need a Ladder to Get Your Ladder


Adrian Steel's new Drop-Down Ladder Rack can be operated by technicians 5'4" or taller. These new ladder racks are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum and have innovative adjustment knobs that allow users to set up their ladder rack in seconds.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Nissan TITAN Towing Features



The Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD have game-changing towing capabilities like Intelligent Around View monitor that gives you two camera views to make lining up to a trailer easy. And the remote trailer light check lets you check your connections with TITAN's keyless remote – no help needed. Whether working or playing, TITAN is ready to get the job done.

 2019 Nissan TITAN Towing Features -------------------------------------- - Intelligent Around View Monitor - Trailer Light Check - Tow/Haul Mode - Trailer Sway Control - Trailer Brake Controller

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

VMAC - The Only Air Compressor Specifically Engineered for Commercial Vans

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When making purchasing decisions, we’re seeing that commercial van customers are considering TCO over the lifetime of their vehicle. They are prioritizing ease of up-fit and customization options, proven powertrain options, and strong dealer networks. One of the most frustrating up-fit items with commercial
 vans is the air compressor.
Until recently, fleets were limited to two options:
  • An electric drive air compressor that takes up too much valuable cargo space, is underpowered, and plainly just not suited for commercial work.
  • A gas drive reciprocating air compressor which takes up even more space, is heavy and is known to cause heat damage in the interior of vans. Further, these types of compressors cause safety issues due to exhaust fumes not being properly ventilated, and gas tanks being filled inside the cargo area.
Recently a new type of under the hood air compressor has been designed for these vans. Custom engineered for each engine and van by VMAC, these incredibly compact air compressors are easy to install and have the power to fill a 11R24.5 commercial truck tire in just over 3.5 minutes.

Learn more at:   https://www.vmacair.com/blog/choosing-air-compressor-commercial-van/

Monday, December 3, 2018

The toughest truck accessories on earth

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Military grade truck accessories that are built to last forever. Our truck accessories were built for the toughest jobs on earth and to protect your valuable trucks, tools and gear. We don’t just say that. We back it up by standing proudly behind a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.

Shop truck accessories: https://www.highwayproducts.com/collections/truck-accessories/


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Automation: The unstoppable force

But what will this mean for truck drivers?

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For transportation economist Noël Perry, the debate over the future of autonomous truck technology has already ended.

“It is an unstoppable force, no less unstoppable than the car killing the trolley car,” said Perry, who heads up consulting firm Transport Futures.

The reasoning behind his belief is simple: Automation will increase truck utilization to levels never before thought possible.

Learn more at: https://www.fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/automation-unstoppable-force?NL=FO-06&Issue=FO-06_20181123_FO-06_790&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_1&utm_rid=CPENT000004488230&utm_campaign=22069&utm_medium=email&elq2=fd41e15a5cea4ba4820df0e0db509ae0

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dangers of driving drowsy

November 2018

Each month, Rental Management highlights a topic that will help equipment and event rental companies conduct effective safety meetings. These topics, developed by the American Rental Association (ARA) and ARA Insurance, are ARA-member-only safety resources available for free at ARArental.org under the “Risk Management” tab.

Every year, 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured in crashes involving drowsy driving. These statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the dangers of getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. To help raise awareness, the National Sleep Foundation has created Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which is Nov. 4-11.

Drowsy driving dangers, sleep tips and ways to stay alert can be found in ARA’s “Dangers of Driving Drowsy” safety meeting agenda sheet through Work Safe. This agenda — which can be used as a resource during your next safety meeting — also includes a handout with car crash statistics as a result of drowsy driving, warning signs and tips to avoid drowsy driving. Work Safe safety meeting agendas are designed to help you and your staff quickly understand and address important safety issues.

The National Sleep Foundation offers tips to protect yourself from drowsy driving, including:
  • Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
  • Not driving if you’ve been up for more than 24 hours.
  • Drinking caffeine if you feel tired.
  • Stopping if you’re traveling and start to feel drowsy.
Keep you and your staff members safe by focusing on the dangers of drowsy driving this November. Learn more about this safety meeting agenda and other safety topics at ARArental.org/go/WorkSafe.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

2019 Nissan Titan: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: A new 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard for all trim levels. A new Fender Audio System is available on certain King Cabs and crew cabs.

Read the review here.

Friday, November 16, 2018

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor - The Real User Experience



See the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Vehicle Mounted Air compressor performing standard service call tasks. Come along for the ride and watch this real user experience from a first person view. Learn More: http://www.vmacair.com/vr40

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nissan TITAN Utili-Track System



Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD are available with Utili-track, a class-exclusive, 5-channel tie-down system. 2 floor channels help with hauling odd-shaped cargo. Heavy-duty metal cleats slide along the top channels, so you can precisely psition the tie-downs – great for top-heavy loads. And with a variety of accessories designed for Utili-track, you work smarter than ever.

Monday, November 12, 2018

40 Gallon In-Bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank System - TRAX 3

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Finally, an almost universal auxiliary fuel tank. Our 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system is designed to be compatible with almost any diesel truck, including half-ton pickups, trucks with utility beds, RamBox equipped trucks, or those with a factory installed 5th wheel prep package or other 5th wheel hitch. The patented fuel tank design has a recessed cover box where the sending unit, rollover valve, and fuel filter come preassembled. You'll be pleased that its low height means it can fit under most standard tonneau bed covers.

This auxiliary system is computer-controlled by our patented TRAX 3™ operating system with exclusive AutoTrans® technology. All TRAX 3™ systems include an LCD that shows fuel levels in both the main and auxiliary tanks. Computer-controlled automatic fuel transfers mean worry-free operation, and much safer and more reliable operations than gravity fed systems. Built from ReliaSteel®, high-yield U.S. aluminized steel; and powder coated black, Transfer Flow tank systems offer superior corrosion resistance and strength.

View our TRAX 3™ User's Guide for more information.

NOTE: Product dimensions include 1 1/2" in width for the mounting brackets and 3" in height for the filler neck.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

SpitzLift Cranes - Many Applications


SPTIZLIFT SPECS:
  •     Meets ASME and OSHA standards
  •     Components manufactured according to ISO compliance
  •     Made in USA
  •     Load capacity: 650 - 900 lbs.
  •     Crane weight: 36- 45 lbs.
  •     Lifting speed 22 ft. per/minute
  •     2” strap is UV resistant and abrasion resistant

SAFETY FEATURES OF ELECTRIC CRANES:

  •     Safety release auxiliary handle
  •     Circuit breaker system for overload protection
  •     Dynamic and disc brake dual load control system
 

Learn more about SpitzLift: ABOUT US
SpitzLift Product Catalog

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nissan announces pricing for 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD

  • New Fender® Premium Audio System offered on select 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab and King Cab models – features Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control™ technology
  • All 2019 TITANs include new 7.0-inch touchscreen audio/IT display with NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • New Rear Door Alert (RDA) system1, which helps remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked, added as standard equipment on TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab and King Cab models
  • Popular Midnight Edition Package again offered on TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab models, bringing a custom look straight from the factory
  • TITAN's innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge towing, utility and driving aids – along with America's Best Truck Warranty2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the complete 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD lineups, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing3 starts at $30,390 for the TITAN S Single Cab 4x2, $32,670 for the TITAN XD S Single Cab 4x2 Gas and $38,270 for the TITAN XD S Single Cab 4x2 Diesel.

For the 2019 model year, TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab and King Cab models add the "emotion of a live performance" created by the new, segment-exclusive Fender Premium Audio System. The system's 485-watt, 9-channel amplifier with Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control™, which renders the reverberation and ambience of original recordings with stunning realism. It is designed to provide the precise, tight bass sound control usually reserved for a studio rather than a full-size pickup. The result is the delivery of "arena-sized sound" to the roomy TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab (12 speakers) and King Cab (10 speakers) cabins.

The system is standard on TITAN Crew Cab SL, SL Midnight Edition and Platinum Reserve models and optional on Crew Cab and King Cab PRO-4X models. For TITAN XD, the Fender system is standard on TITAN XD Crew Cab SL and Platinum grade levels and optional on TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab and King Cab models.

All models also receive a new 7.0-inch touchscreen audio/IT display with NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. An additional USB media port (two total) is also included, while a pair of illuminated USB-A charge ports is added to PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve grades.

As part of a Nissan model line initiative, the innovative Rear Door Alert (RDA)1 system is now standard on all King Cab and Crew Cab models. The system uses the vehicle's door sensors, horn and message display to help remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked. Nissan plans to have RDA standard on all four-door trucks, sedans and SUV nameplates by model year 2022.

All 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD models are covered by Nissan's "America's Best Truck Warranty"2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. Vehicles covered by the new limited warranty, which includes basic and powertrain coverage, include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2019 TITAN XD models.

2019 Nissan TITAN Pricing
For 2019, Nissan again offers a full range of rugged TITAN half-ton pickups, including Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 drive, and a choice of up to five grade levels. Every TITAN half-ton is powered by a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the previously mentioned enhancements for 2019, TITAN also recieves a new body-color outer grille with gloss metallic black inner treatment for the SV grade (replaces the previous chrome grille treatment) – along with two new exterior paint colors: Midnight Pine Metallic and Moab Sunset Metallic.

As in previous years, the 2019 TITAN half-ton also offers cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. It offers an available maximum towing capacity of 9,660 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,860 pounds when properly equipped.

Available technology features include Around View® Monitor (I-AVM), Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation System with 3D building graphics and satellite imagery, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and RearView Monitor.

The 2019 TITAN half-ton is available in a range of nine Crew Cab, five King Cab and four Single Cab drive and grade configurations . Following is a sample of Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)3 for the 2019 Nissan TITAN. Please see the 2019 Nissan TITAN MSRP pricing chart for more:

TITAN S Single Cab 4x2 $30,390 USD
TITAN SV King Cab 4x4
$40,180 USD
TITAN PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4
$46,710 USD
TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x2
$48,340 USD
TITAN Platinum Crew Cab 4x4
$57,390 USD
Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission. Destination and handling $1,395.

2019 TITAN XD Pricing
The 2019 Nissan TITAN XD stakes out a unique position between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty trucks, offering some of the effortless towing and hauling of larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – yet with fuel-efficiency and affordability closer to a half-ton pickup.

Additional enhancements for the 2019 model years include a new body-color outer grille with gloss metallic black inner treatment for the SV grade (replaces the previous chrome grille treatment), a new integrated gooseneck hitch with a plug inside the bed for even greater ease of towing, a larger capacity DEF tank for diesel-equipped models, and two new exterior paint colors: Midnight Pine Metallic and Moab Sunset Metallic.

TITAN XD models equipped with the 5.0L Cummins® diesel have a maximum payload of 2,490 pounds (when properly equipped) and a maximum towing rating of 12,710 pounds (when properly equipped).

Equipped with the 5.6L Endurance® gasoline V8, maximum payload is rated at 2,990 pounds (when properly equipped) and a maximum towing rating of 11,680 pounds (when properly equipped).

For 2019, TITAN's truck innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN XD's RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides and available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM).

The 2019 TITAN XD Gas is available in a range of nine Crew Cab, five King Cab and four Single Cab drive and grade configurations. Following is a sample of Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)3 for the 2019 Nissan TITAN XD Gas. Please see the 2019 Nissan TITAN XD MSRP pricing chart for more:

TITAN XD Gas SV Single Cab 4x4
$39,870 USD
TITAN XD Gas S King Cab 4x4
$37,790 USD
TITAN XD Gas PRO-4X King Cab 4x4
$46,810 USD
TITAN XD Gas SL Crew Cab 4x4
$53,750 USD
TITAN XD Gas Platinum Crew Cab 4x4
$59,600 USD
Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission. Destination and handling $1,395.

Finally, the 2019 TITAN XD Diesel is available in a range of nine Crew Cab, five King Cab and four Single Cab drive and grade configurations . Following is a sample of Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)2 for the 2019 Nissan TITAN XD Diesel. Please see the 2019 Nissan TITAN XD Diesel MSRP pricing chart for more:

TITAN XD Diesel SV Single Cab 4x2 $42,850 USD
TITAN XD Diesel S King Cab 4x4
$44,910 USD
TITAN XD Diesel PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4
$54,380 USD
TITAN XD Diesel SL Crew Cab 4x4
$59,050 USD
TITAN XD Diesel Platinum Crew Cab 4x4
$64,900 USD
Note: All models are equipped with a Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Destination and handling $1,395.

For more information on the 2019 TITAN, TITAN XD and the complete 2019 Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit www.NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world's largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

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1. Rear Door Alert is intended to remind people to check the back seats of their vehicle under certain circumstances.  It cannot prevent accidents caused by inattention or carelessness.
2. Claim based on years/mileage (whichever occurs first) covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage. Ward's in-market Large Pickup Segmentation and Small Pickup Segmentation v. 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD. Nissan's New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage excludes tires, corrosion coverage and federal and California emission performance and defect coverage. Other terms and conditions also apply. See dealer for complete warranty details. Warranty claim is current at time of printing.
3. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,395.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Highway Products | Custom Fabrication [Roll Up Tool-Boxes]



Roll-Up Boxes are an ideal choice for those who need storage with a lid that can move completely out of the way of your workspace. Fire-fighters, emergency workers, on-site contractors and many other professionals across various industries find the extra storage invaluable in their every day work environment. 

Roll-Up Boxes are a type of custom truck toolbox made by Highway Products Inc.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

FISHER® HT Series™ Snowplow


As half-ton pick-ups became lighter, half-ton truck owners have struggled to find a rugged, hard-working snow plow that meets today's vehicle weight requirements. The HT Series snow plow is a full-size, full-featured snow plow, made just for today's lighter half-ton pickups. Visit our website: http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/index.php

Friday, November 2, 2018

2019 Nissan Intelligent Mobility Featuring Safety Technology



Nissan Intelligent Mobility explained. See how Nissan Intelligent Driving helps you see more and sense more through innovative safety features and advanced technology. Be amazed as Intelligent Integration extends your smart home to your driveway, and lets your mobile device make the center of your world, the center of your drive. And experience Intelligent Power making your drive more exciting, with 100% electric power delivering instant thrills.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nissan TITAN XD Engine and Chassis


From legendary Cummins diesel power to a chassis with commercially-proven components, the new 2016 TITAN has the massive strength you need. Learn More at: http://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/titan

Monday, October 29, 2018

It Starts Here | BOSS Snowplow |


For BOSS, it all starts here in Iron Mountain, Michigan, where designing, innovating and manufacturing world-class snow and ice removal equipment is what we're all about. We are a worldwide leader in snow and ice control with a growing lineup of plows for trucks, UTVs and ATVs, salt and sand spreaders and box plows built for the professional.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Nissan NV Insider - Innovative Cargo System


Nissan Insider Dean Bowman takes a tour through the 2012 NV lineup and its innovative cargo features.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nissan NV 2500 Dimensions With Shelving And Bulkhead - Nissan Of Vacaville


Scott with Nissan of Vacaville shows off some of the key dimensions of a Nissan NV2500 with the standard shelving package. See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

BEDBIN by BEDSLIDE


Take a closer look at the BEDSLIDE accessories. See how the BEDBINS work with everyday items and why they are a great addition to your BEDSLIDE.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sortimo By Knapheide Overview


Sortimo by Knapheide allows users to create unique and customized storage solutions to meet their specific needs. We are committed to being the leader for organizational systems for commercial vehicles and getting our customers from curbside to the work site - fast.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fuel your adventures with a fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!


Transfer Flow manufactures aftermarket fuel tank systems for drivers who work hard, play hard, and look forward to their next adventure. When your pickup can tow a 22,000 lb. fifth-wheel across the country without breaking a sweat, don't compromise the quality or performance of your fuel system with a lightweight gravity-fed plastic container. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are manufactured from high-yield 12 and 14 gauge steel hot-dipped in aluminum alloy for maximum corrosion resistance and durability. Choose the tank or tank combination to meet your driving goals and business needs: Replacement tanks, auxiliary tanks in the bed of your pick-up, refueling tanks, or toolbox and fuel tank combinations. With more than 275,000 tanks sold, Transfer Flow is the premier supplier of fuel tank systems in the world. See our entire line of fuel tank systems here: http://www.transferflow.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BOLT Receiver Lock



Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Receiver Lock works with your vehicle key! Available for Class I, II, III, IV, & V hitches!

For more information visit http://www.BOLTLock.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

Up-Tite Cargo Control - Tie Down Points... Where You Need Them!

Discovered at the 2015 ICUEE Show in Louisville, KY, Up-Tite cargo control system mounted on a Monroe Custom Service Body. This is a unique product found on many utility company bodies. It is very easy to locate or relocate hooks or tie downs where you need them.  Here are a few variations of the product carrying tools or securing loads.


 




Find out how it works at:

http://up-tite.com/HowItWorks/tabid/1493/Default.aspx

http://www.up-tite.com/

Saturday, October 13, 2018

SpaceKap service vehicle still going strong after 15 years.


The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for those needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body and that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours.

Pickup Packs™ include a headache rack, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, and a removable ladder rack. Other options include gullwing saddle box and an HPI Truckslide™.

Learn more at http://www.highwayproducts.com/pickup...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pickup Vault - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers


To learn more about the Pickup Vault, and other accessories offered by A.R.E.,
 please visit their website at www.4are.com.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tommy Gate - V2 Series Operation



                                        Operational Video for the Tommy Gate V2 Series.

Friday, October 5, 2018

FMVSS 111 Explained with 2018 Updates | NTEA 2018



FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) 111 is a law coming into full effect on May 1st 2018 which requires a minimum view behind a vehicle which has a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or lower. Watch to learn all the details involved and how backup cameras can help your vehicle be compliant with this new regulation.

Monday, October 1, 2018

2019 Nissan TITAN debuts to the soundtrack of the Calling All TITANs campaign TV spot launch

  • New Fender® Premium Audio System offered on select 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD models
  • All 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD models include new 7.0-inch touchscreen audio/IT display
  • Standard NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Nissan's exclusive Rear Door Alert1 safety technology standard on TITAN King Cab and Crew Cab models
  • Nissan's purpose-driven Calling All TITANs campaign continues with first official TV spot, led by renowned directors Shawn Levy and Stephen Campanelli, airing tonight on ESPN
DALLAS – With the Texas sun shining and deep fryers frying, Nissan returned to the heart of truck country – the annual State Fair of Texas – today to reveal the 2019 TITAN, the most refined TITAN yet. Following a rockin' performance from Fender® artist Eric Johnson, the new pickup was introduced by Fred DePerez, vice president, North American LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, to a group of the nation's top truck, auto and lifestyle media a day before doors open to an anticipated 2.5+ million fair-goers.

On sale this fall, the 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD will be on display through October 21 at the historic Fair Park in Dallas.

"The 2019 TITAN will be our most refined truck yet," said DePerez. "Backed by America's Best Truck Warranty2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles – the 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD will build upon today's strength and capabilities by adding advanced technology, new safety features and an awesome new audio system to provide the soundtrack for all the amazing adventures ahead of you."

In addition to the 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD unveilings, DePerez provided media with a look at the first official TV spot in the purpose-driven Calling All TITANs marketing campaign. Nissan and partners American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and National Park Foundation first announced the campaign on Sept. 5 and will set another milestone when the spot airs tonight during the North Carolina vs. Miami college football game on ESPN.

Renowned producer and director Shawn Levy, known most recently for his work in the hit series Stranger Things, and second unit director Stephen Campanelli, directed the commercial.
"At Nissan we believe America needs more TITANs, so today we are celebrating the TITANs of the Community, TITANs of the Neighborhood and TITANs of the Outdoors with the launch of the first TV spot of our purpose-driven Calling All TITANs campaign," added DePerez. "The commercial, led by the outstanding directors Shawn Levy and Stephen Campanelli, highlights the inspirational work of the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the National Park Foundation – three national organizations we are proud to call partners."

Learn more at:  http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2019-nissan-titan-debuts-to-the-soundtrack-of-the-calling-all-titans-campaign-tv-spot-launch

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision to bring ‘Safety Shield 360’ to top-selling models, representing more than 1 million vehicles annually

Infographic: Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision to bring ‘Safety Shield 360’ to top-selling models




Source:  http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-intelligent-mobility-vision-to-bring-safety-shield-360-to-top-selling-models-representing-more-than-1-million-vehicles-annually
 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

2018 Nissan Titan XD: What's Changed

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  • Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018
  • Price change: All Titan XDs increase by $700; most option packages see a $25 to $45 increase and destination stays the same at $1,295
  • On sale: Now
  • Which should you buy, a 2017 or 2018? The 2017; incentives have been available on leftover models, but they won't last long
Introduced in 2016 in crew-cab flavor as a new lighter-duty three-quarter-ton option with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins diesel, the Nissan Titan XD lineup expanded in 2017 to offer both single (regular) and King (extended) cab models along with a 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 option. There are no significant changes for 2018 except the addition of a Midnight Edition black trim package. Trims levels for the Titan XD include S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. The Midnight Edition is available for SV and SL crew-cab diesel 4x4 models.

The available 5.0-liter diesel V-8 is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.6-liter gas V-8 has a seven-speed automatic, the only one it its class. Both engine options can be had in rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive drivelines.

Titan XD Single and King cabs are similar in size to their Titan half-ton counterparts, but they have larger/stronger heavy-duty underpinnings that offer higher payload and towing capacities across the lineup. Single cabs get an 8-foot bed while King Cabs come with a 6-foot-6-inch bed. Titan XD crew cabs have a longer wheelbase and overall length than the half-ton models and have a 6-foot-6-inch bed.

As something of an "in-betweener," the Titan XD competes with both full-size half-ton and three-quarter-ton pickups. Nissan's intent with the Titan XD was to offer something similar to a traditional light-duty (half-ton) pickup with towing and hauling capabilities approaching those of a three-quarter-ton model, but without the traditional rough-riding road dynamics.

Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Nissan Holds the Line on 2019 Frontier Pricing

 2019 Nissan Frontier_1

The most affordable pickup truck on sale today will soldier on for 2019 with the same pricing it had in 2018, according to Nissan. The 2019 Frontier mid-size pickup, currently on sale at dealerships nationwide, will be priced from $19,985 including destination fees. While holding the line on price, Nissan added content for 2019: a standard 7-inch color touchscreen on the S and SV trim levels, for one thing. The popular Cayenne Red paint also will be available on more models.

Nissan will continue offering the popular Midnight Edition Package, which includes a gloss-black grille; 18-inch gloss-black wheels; semigloss black step rails; black badging, mirrors and handles; and body-color bumpers. The Midnight Edition is available only on the automatic-transmission SV crew cab in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations with a choice of three colors: Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic or Glacier White.

The rest of the Frontier lineup carries over unchanged, and why not? Nissan still sells plenty of the aging Frontier, which is due for a redesign — we've seen spy photos but not much else so far. The Nissan Frontier is pretty much the only original-sized small pickup on the market now that the Toyota Tacoma and GM's Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have grown.

As before, the Frontier will come in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations, in either King-Cab or crew-cab styles. Two powertrains will also carry over: the 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (only available in the King Cab) or the 261-hp, 4.0-liter V-6. As before, five trims will be offered: S, SV, Pro-4X, Desert Runner and SL.

Learn more at: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2018/08/nissan-holds-the-line-on-2019-frontier-pricing.html

Source: www.pickuptrucks.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sortimo = SORTING & MOBILITY

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All vehicle organization systems by nature offer the user some level of organization.Even a basic three shelf system offers more organization than no shelving at all. The density of organization and storage of a Sortimo By Knapheide system makes it the premier organization system in the market today. Keeping your parts and tools organized means less time spent looking for items and the ability to easily inventory them on the vehicle.  Having the right parts and tools, and being able to find them when you want them, results in improved worker efficiency.

Other vehicle organization systems offer limited mobility. This is where the Sortimo ByKnapheide system is unique to the market.

Mobility is made possible through the use of BOXXes. 



Sortimo by Knapheide has many different types and sizes of BOXXes to meet your
organization needs. BOXXes are secured intotracks on the shelves that hold them in place
when the vehicle is in motion. Having the ability to remove the BOXXes from the vehicle and take them with you to the vehicle and out.

Learn more at:  https://www.sortimo.us


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Which BOSS Spreader is right for you?

No two ice removal jobs are the same, and that is why we offer multiple options to meet your specific needs. With a variety of features to back you up in your ice control efforts, confusion may arise regarding which BOSS spreader is right for you. Below is a description of the similarities and key differences between the FORGE and VBX spreaders to assist you in your decision!


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Hopper Capacity: The VBX line offers multiple hopper capacity options to fit your needs – 1.5, 2, and 3 cubic yard capacity

Enclosed Spinner Motor: With a ¾ horsepower stainless steel spinner motor, the VBX gives you all the power you need without the maintenance of a gas-powered feed system. Also, the spinner motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure performance, durability, and reliability.

Hopper Material: The double-walled Polyethylene hopper provides a spreader that is durable, corrosion resistant, and low maintenance.

Standard Tarp: The VBX comes standard with a tarp to protect your de-icing materials from snow and moisture on the job.

LCD Screen In-Cab Controller: To make your life even easier, BOSS has equipped the VBX with an in-cab LCD display controller that allows you to manage spreader functions at the touch of a button. The LCD screen is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

LED Work Lights: BOSS knows that many ice removable jobs take place after normal hours, so LED work lights are a standard feature that illuminate the spreader at night.

Spinner Assembly: In addition to the swing-out feature on the spinner assembly – which makes for an easy removal of excess material – the VBX allows for further spinner customization. Users can easily adjust the height of the spinner to set their desired spreading range.

Additional Accessories:
Pre-Wet Ready: New VBX purchases come standard as Pre-Wet ready spreaders. Learn more about adding a Pre-Wet System to your spreader HERE.

Pro-Lid: VBX spreaders now have the option of adding a weather-sealed, poly-hard cover to protect deicing materials. Pro-Lid retrofits to existing VBX models and is available on the VBX6500, VBX8000, and VBX9000. Learn more about adding the Pro-Lid to your VBX HERE.

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Hopper Capacity: The FORGE 2.0 spreader is only available in one size – 2 cubic yard capacity with a minimum bed length required of 6’6.”

Enclosed Spinner Motor: The FORGE is equipped with a ½ horsepower drive motor. Like the VBX spinner motor, the FORGE motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure durability, performance, and reliability.

Hopper Material: Using heavy gauge stainless steel, the Forge provides a strong body that is less susceptible to damage and better prepared to take on the winter elements.
In-Cab Controller: The Forge features a high value in-cab controller that is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

Spinner Assembly: The FORGE also provides a swing out spinner assembly to allow for the emptying of old materials.

Additional Accessories
Customizable Features: BOSS allows you to customize features to fit your needs. Optional accessories include the Forge light kit, tarp, vibrator, and inverted V (pintle).

Pre-Wet Capable: The FORGE is pre-wet capable if desired. In order to add the Pre-Wet System, a Pre-Wet capable controller is required. To learn more, visit bossplow.com

Similarities
Though the VBX and FORGE 2.0 spreaders each contain unique features, BOSS has equipped both spreaders with similar features that are necessary to battle the winter elements.

Tie Down Kit: Both spreaders come standard with a tie down kit that keeps your spreader safe and secure in the bed of your truck.

Standard Top Screen: The VBX and FORGE both come standard with a top screen that prevents any large clumps of material from entering the spreader.

Dump Switch: After your ice removal job is completed, the VBX and FORGE both feature a dump switch that empties excess material effortlessly.

Inverted V Auger System: The inverted V auger system comes standard on both spreaders, and is optional on the pintle chain system. Only the auger feed system comes standard with a vibrator to assist in material movement, as the pintle feed design rarely requires this feature.

As with any purchase, taking the time to understand each product will help you select the spreader that best suits your needs. Contact your local dealer today for further questions and inquiries.
Topics: Buyer's Guide

Learn more at: http://info.bossplow.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

DECKED 101 | (Almost) Everything You Need to Know about DECKED



This is a deep dive into DECKED pickup truck and cargo van storage systems : exploring what it does for the customer, how it's constructed, its features and benefits, as well as assembly/installation best practices. While this is intended for DECKED retailers this is also a helpful guide for interested customers as well.

For more info on DECKED visit https://decked.com/

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nissan is Calling All TITANS in new purpose-driven truck campaign

 Nissan is Calling All TITANs

• New integrated marketing campaign seeks to celebrate everyday heroes as TITANs of the Community, TITANs of the Neighborhood and TITANs of the Outdoors
• Campaign developed in response to consumer research that found Nissan TITAN® customers are driven by improving the world around them
 • To kick off the campaign, Nissan has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation – three national organizations rooted in serving the neighborhood, community and the outdoors
 • In addition to a $1 million donation to each organization, Nissan will actively promote local volunteer opportunities and ways TITAN enthusiasts can get involved through a new campaign website, CallingAllTITANs.com    

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept 5, 2018) – When is a TITAN more than a truck? Nissan’s new marketing campaign, Calling All TITANs, seeks to celebrate everyday heroes using pickup trucks to improve the world around them. These TITANs of the community, neighborhood and outdoors are driving change from behind the wheel of Nissan TITAN trucks.

“We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their world better than they found it,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. ”Be it conservation of the outdoors, contributions to local charities or simple acts of kindness, there is a natural desire among pickup truck owners to take action when help is needed.”

Over three-quarters of Americans1 (78%) believe companies must do more than just make money; they must positively impact society as well. Central to the Calling All TITANs movement is Nissan’s commitment and partnership to three national organizations: Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation. Nissan will donate a total of $1 million to each organization. The donations will be used to support the missions of each nonprofit, helping drive awareness and provide opportunities for Nissan employees, dealers and owners across America to get involved.

“To truly be a Titan, you need a dependable vehicle that can tow, haul and drive through the worst of it. With its rugged capability and Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, the Nissan TITAN is fit to take on any assignment from the heroic to the everyday,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc.

“From the grass roots efforts of our local dealers to the great work being done on a national scale, Calling All TITANS gives us a meaningful way to connect the capabilities of our TITAN truck with our current and future customers – the Titans of our world - answering the call when they see a need,” said Tucker. 

Beginning in September, a series of new advertising spots and social media campaigns will highlight the inspirational endeavors of each nonprofit. Additionally, a campaign website, CallingAllTITANs.com, has been created to provide information on how to donate, volunteer and more.

While this marketing campaign is new, giving back to the community is a signature of Nissan’s business model and built into TITAN’s DNA. Every year Nissan’s corporate philanthropy efforts are directed to nonprofits working in education, environmental stewardship and humanitarian relief, enriching people’s lives in the communities where its employees live and work. Habitat for Humanity Nissan began its partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2005, providing a fleet of first generation Titans to assist in cleanup efforts following the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. By the end of 2018, Nissan will have helped build 98 houses and donated more than 145 trucks and over $15.5 million to the organization and its mission for affordable housing. The Calling All TITANs campaign will expand the relationship further with more vehicles, donations and opportunities to drive TITANs of the Neighborhood volunteers to help build affordable homes across America.

American Red Cross From disaster relief to employee blood drives, Nissan’s partnership with the American Red Cross has raised more than $2.5 million in donations over the past five years. Kicking off the Calling All TITANs campaign, Nissan will host a social donation drive in support of preparedness month on Thursday, Sept. 20 calling all of the TITANs of the Community. Future activations will help the American Red Cross connect volunteers to blood drives, smoke alarm replacement campaigns and disaster relief efforts.

National Park Foundation There are few things more naturally connected than pickup trucks and the outdoors. TITANs of the Outdoors are passionate about enjoying and conserving our outdoor resources, most notably our national parks. By joining forces with the National Park Foundation, Nissan will support Service Corps that undertake critical trail and park restoration projects. Nissan encourages all Americans to discover the amazing sights, sounds and adventures awaiting them in America’s national parks.

Central to the campaign will be a series of new advertising spots showcasing the charitable partners, social media activities to raise awareness and the website CallingAllTITANs.com where consumers can get more information on how to volunteer.

For information on the entire Nissan lineup, visit NissanNews.com.  

About Nissan North America  In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the
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Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissanglobal.com/EN/.

About Habitat for Humanity  Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About the National Park Foundation Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and ENGAGE the next generation of park stewards.  In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years.  Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Nissan's "Heisman House" campaign enters eighth year with a star-studded lineup

  • Newcomers to the campaign include 2017 Heisman winner Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) and Auburn legend Bo Jackson (1985)
  • Season's first TV ad, "Calling All Heismans", airs Aug. 30 on ESPN; Nissan Heisman House website is live now
  • New this season is a series of animated GIFs of each Heisman Trophy winner for fans to easily share socially and via text
  • Nissan "fan vote" for the Heisman Trophy winner continues for 12th straight year
  • Nissan fans have accurately predicted the winner 10 of past 11 years
  • Heisman House campaign supports Nissan's now 13-year sponsorship of the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award and the Heisman Trophy Trust
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma, 2017), Bo Jackson (Auburn, 1985) and Gino Torretta (Miami, 1992) are the three newest recruits to the 2018 Nissan Heisman House, a fictional fraternity that provides fans a glimpse of what it might be like if the winners of college football's highest individual honor lived together under one roof.

Now in its eighth year, the 2018 Nissan Heisman House campaign features 10 Heisman Trophy winners in a series of TV spots airing on ESPN beginning Aug. 30 and running throughout the college football season. The season's opening spot, "Calling All Heismans," premieres tonight during the college football season opener, Purdue vs. Northwestern, 8:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

"The Heisman House campaign has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for Nissan to creatively feature our robust vehicle lineup and innovative technology in front of the massive audience that is college football fans," said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America, Inc. "This year, with a strong ad focus on Nissan Intelligent Mobility and our TITAN pickup – featuring America's Best Truck Warranty1 – we're taking the campaign to new heights with one of our most star-studded casts ever."

Returning Heisman House members are Herschel Walker (Georgia, 1982), Mike Rozier (Nebraska, 1983), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State, 1988), Charles Woodson (Michigan, 1997), Tim Tebow (Florida, 2007), Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014) and Derrick Henry (Alabama, 2015).

Learn more at:  http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-s-heisman-house-campaign-enters-eighth-year-with-a-star-studded-lineup

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nissan Technology Package In NV Van Series - Nissan Of Vacaville


Rich Sikoral from Vacaville Nissan Fleet Department shows off some of the great features of the Technology Package available in the 2017 NV Cargo Vans. See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

LoadsRite Ladder Rack: Van Ladder Rack for Nissan NV High Roof


The LoadsRite ladder rack lowers the ladder down to you for safe and easy loading and unloading,  a drop-down ladder rack for the high roof Nissan NV van.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2019 NV200 Compact Cargo

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo van, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $22,200 USD

The NV200 Compact Cargo is offered in two grades, S and SV, along with a number of option packages that allow buyers to create the exact vehicle for their specific business needs.

Every NV200 Compact Cargo offers America's best commercial van warrantywith basic limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The powrtrain limited warranty is also 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)1 for the 2019 Nissan NV200:

NV200 S $22,200 USD

NV200 SV $23,200 USD

Destination and Handling $885.

About the 2019 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo The 2019 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van is designed to help business owners navigate their way through the challenges of tight spaces and tight deadlines, combining a small exterior footprint and excellent fuel efficiency with a large cargo capacity and outstanding versatility.

Its smart functionality features include a small turning radius for easy parking and maneuvering in city traffic and a comfortable, commanding driving position. The passenger seat includes a fold-down feature, providing a convenient worktable. It has interior cargo space that boasts 122 cubic feet and is capable of fitting a 40 x 48-inch pallet sideways with access by convenient 40/60-split rear doors or sliding doors on each side. In addition, integrated mounting points are included to allow for third party upfitting of racks and bins.

Available technology includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

Powering the front-wheel drive Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is a 131-horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine matched with an updated, next-gen Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy3 is rated at 24 mpg city, along with 26 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

For photography and additional information about the 2019 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit www.NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world's largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The 5 Hitch Classes and Their Maximum Load Capacities

With the right towing hitch, you can make your vehicle into a road trip ready, trailer-hauling machine! But in order to choose the right trailer hitch, you must first learn which hitch class matches your towing vehicle. In fact, it is also important to consider a few additional factors that influence the hitch class you will need for your towing purposes. For starters, be sure to refer to your towing vehicle's owners' manual, as well as, the same manual for your trailer. The manual for your towing vehicle will provide its maximum tongue weight (TW) and gross trailer weight (GTW).

TW = Total amount of weight that rests directly on top of the hitch.

GTW= Total mass of your trailer, including hardware and cargo.

Once you have this information, you will have an easier time selecting the proper trailer hitch for your towing needs. You may also contact a local towing and recovery company for professional towing service if you are not comfortable setting up your own rig. For now, continue reading to learn the average towing capacities for all 5 hitch classes.

Hitch Classes

There are a variety of tow hitches available on the market, all of which retain varying features and capacities for different towing applications and trailer types. But all hitches can be categorized into 5 classes, appropriately labeled Class 1 through Class 5. Look below for a guide to their maximum towing capacities. Generally Roman Numerals are used for hitch classes (i.e. Class I, Class II, Class III, Class IV, and Class V), but we have used numbers for easier understanding.

Class 1:

GTW = 2,000 lbs.

TW = 200 lbs.

Class 2:

GTW = 3,500 lbs.

TW = 300 lbs.

Class 3:

GTW = 5,000 lbs.

TW = 350 - 600 lbs.

Class 4:

GTW = 10,000 lbs.

TW = 600 - 1,800 lbs.

Class 5:

GTW = 10,000+ lbs.

TW = 600 - 1,800 lbs.

Additional Hitch Considerations

Now that you know each hitch class and their towing capacity, you can easily figure out which class you'll need for your tow. Keep in mind that you must also match all other towing setup components with your correct hitch class, including the ball mount. When it comes to choosing a tow hitch manufacturer, be sure to read customer testimonials and product reviews before making a final purchase. With so many manufacturers and brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming come time to make a purchasing decision. Just trust recent reviews and read up on return policies and you should be just fine!

Call Zore's Towing at 317-247-8484 for professional Indianapolis towing and recovery you can trust. They serve all of Central Indiana with fast and friendly towing services, including 24 hour roadside assistance, heavy duty towing, long distance towing, and more. Call 317-247-8484 to request a free estimate for 24 hour towing in Indianapolis, IN anytime.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms

 Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms


Understanding the many industry acronyms and terms can be overwhelming. This quick guide can get you up to speed on some of the most important terms and meanings.

GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight
This is the total weight of the truck, including all passengers, drivers, cargo, accessories, fuel, and fluid in the engine at any point in time. It is important that this measurement does not go over the GVWR, or it can be a safety hazard.

GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
This is the maximum total vehicle weight that is safe for the truck, established by the chassis manufacturer. The weight of the truck, any cargo, and passengers including the driver, as well as any fuel and fluid in the engine is included in the rating. Chassis manufacturers will most often set the GVWR lower than the combined axle ratings (the total amount of weight an individual axle can carry). This is due to the chassis manufacturer’s internal safety standards for durability, stability, and handling, as well as SAE International test protocols.

GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating
Everything that moves with the vehicle is included in the GCWR. The weight of the truck, any cargo, passengers including the driver, any fluid or fuel in the truck, as well as the weight of the trailer and the trailer’s cargo is included. Exceeding the GCWR can cause a safety hazard.

Payload
The cargo carrying capacity of a vehicle is the payload. It is calculated by subtracting the vehicles’ weight including passengers and the driver from the GVWR. Exceeding the Payload capacity can cause damage to your suspension, chassis, frame, tires, and many other parts of the truck.

CA – Cab to Axle
The cab-to-axle measurement is the distance from the back of the truck cab to the center of the rear axle. Clear CA or effective CA is the distance from the rear surface of any obstruction behind the cab to the center of the rear axle. If you have a tandem axle truck, then it is measured to the midpoint between the two rear axles. This measurement can help you determine the length of the body that can be mounted on the chassis.

Wheelbase
The wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear axles. When the truck has more than two axels, it is the distance between the steering axle and the center point of the driving axle group. This can affect body installation, weight distribution, and truck performance.

SRW – Single Rear Wheel
A single rear wheel refers to a chassis that has one wheel on each side of the rear axle. Single Rear wheels make for smoother driving without cargo, as well as easier driving in cities, suburbs, and highways. These trucks are more affordable to purchase outright, and have better fuel economy. A single rear wheel has less towing capability than a dual rear wheel, and less stability when towing in windy conditions.

DRW – Dual Rear Wheel
A dual rear wheel refers to a chassis that has two wheels on each side of the rear axle. This feature is a must if you are towing large payloads, or driving through rough terrain. It adds stability to your truck which increases safety for your divers and cargo. Having a dual rear wheel will allow the driver to safely get off the road in the case of a tire blowing out. Trucks with a dual rear wheel can be difficult to maneuver in cities, where parking and tight streets can be challenging. This feature can also reduce the truck’s mpg, especially in cities, and increase maintenance costs, because there are at least two extra tires to replace or rotate.

CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
The vehicle’s GVWR is one of the factors that will effect whether the diver needs a CDL. If the truck has a GVWR, and GVW of 26,000 lbs. or lower, the driver does not need a CDL.

Class A
A Class A license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more. This includes towing a trailer weighing over 10,000 lbs. which makes the vehicle and trailer rating over 26,001 lbs.

Class B
A Class B license is required to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR or 26,001 lbs. or more, and/or a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or heavier that is towing another vehicle weighting up to 10,000 lbs.

Class C
A Class C license is required if the vehicle you intend to drive does not meet the criteria for either Class A or B and it is meant to transport either: 16 or more passengers including the driver or hazardous material.

Original Source: NTEA Truck Equipment Glossary


Blog Source: https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2018/08/quick-guide-to-industry-acronyms