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.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Sarahbeth_Kluzinski/1326228

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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

Friday, August 24, 2018

About the 2018 SEMA Show

 

The SEMA Show takes place October 30 - November 2, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The 2017 SEMA Show drew more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to the general public. 

Learn more at:  https://www.semashow.com/the-sema-show


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

GoLight Product Information Video



This is a product video of GoLight, Inc. GoLight creates industry leading lighting solutions for recreation, military, automotive, and more.


Monday, August 20, 2018

TRANSFER FLOW - INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY FOR FUEL AND PROFITS!


A Transfer Flow fuel tank installed on your work truck allows you to spend less time at the fuel pump and more time on the job. Increased capacity gives you the option to shop for the best fuel prices, and save money by purchasing more fuel at one time.


With almost 35 years of engineering and manufacturing fuel tank systems, some of the biggest and best companies trust Transfer Flow for their fuel system needs. To increase the driving range on one vehicle or a fleet of vehicles, we have the manufacturing capabilities and product diversity to help you grow your business.

Increase your capacity for fuel and profits by contacting us at 800-826-5776 or visit our website at transferflow.com.

Transfer Flow – we fuel YOUR success!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

5 Tire Tips For A Safer Work Truck

 Work Truck Tires

Tires withstand severe environments throughout their life on a work truck. Holding up to heavy loads and traveling on a multitude of surfaces are common for work truck tires. Most of us give the tires on our work truck little thought until they are in need of replacement. While this strategy may have worked for you in the past, neglecting to regularly check the condition of your tires will eventually catch up to you and leave you stranded on the side of the road. If your truck is down, your work is down. Utilize these tips to keep your work truck off the shoulder.

1. Tread Depth

Check tread depth often utilizing the penny test (a minimum of 2/32” of tread left on the tire). Most make the mistake of checking one spot on each tire, to ensure even wear check at least three spots on each tire.
2. Tire Pressure

Keep a tire pressure gauge in each work truck and check the pressure regularly. Keep the tire pressure within the vehicle’s recommended PSI range.
3. Cracks, Checks & More

Check for cracks, punctures, tears, bulges, bumps or tread separation. If you come across any exposed strands of metal or fabric, take the truck out of the field and have the tire(s) replaced as soon as possible.
4. Alignment

Keep proper alignment of your work truck tires. If they are improperly aligned it will result in premature wear and tear on the tires.
5. Overloading

Don’t overload! Your work truck (and tires) are only rated to handle so much weight. Overloading can create a recipe for disaster on not just your tires but your entire vehicle.


Source: https://www.knapheide.com/news/blog/2018/05/5-tire-tips-for-a-safer-work-truck


Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Nissan TITAN: Overview

2018 Nissan TITAN half-ton offers expanded range of body and bed configurations, new Midnight Edition Package

  • 2018 TITAN half-ton model projected to be the highest volume TITAN – available in Crew Cab, King Cab and Single Cab models, three bed lengths and up to five trim levels
  • 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine standard, along with 7-speed automatic transmission
  • New Midnight Edition Package, offered on Crew Cab SV and SL grades, brings custom look straight from the factory
  • TITAN's legendary innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge towing, utility and driving aids – along with America's Best Truck Warranty1

For 2018, Nissan 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.

The family adventure-ready TITAN Crew Cab is available in five well-equipped trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. All are offered with 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations, except for the PRO-4X model, which is available exclusively as a 4x4. TITAN King Cab is available in S, SV (4x2, 4x4) and PRO-4X (4x4) grades, while TITAN Single Cab is offered in S and SV 4x2 and 4x4 models.

For 2018, TITAN adds a new Midnight Edition Package available on Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4 and 4x2 models, providing a custom look straight from the factory. The TITAN Midnight Edition Package includes body color front grille with dark insert, dark headlamps, black fog lamp finisher, black exterior badging, black mirrors, black door handles, 20-inch black wheels, body color front and rear bumpers, black step rails, charcoal interior trim and "Midnight Edition" exterior badge.

Like the TITAN XD, the new TITAN half-ton was developed with core Nissan planning, design, engineering and manufacturing teams contributing from Tennessee, California, Michigan, Arizona and Mississippi. The TITAN half-ton is assembled in Canton, Mississippi, with its V8 engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.

All 2018 TITAN models are covered by Nissan's "America's Best Truck Warranty"1 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. Vehicles covered by the new warranty, which includes basic and powertrain coverage, include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2018 TITAN XD models.

Learn more at:  http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/presskits/us-2018-nissan-titan-crew-cab-v8

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Highway Products | Warehouse Walkthrough


Highway Products, Inc. was founded in 1980 and we have been fabricating aluminum ever since. We back all of our products with a Lifetime Warranty.

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Kargo Master Partition Kit

 Compact Van Partition

The Kargo Master Partition Kit provides security for the cargo area and protects your valuable tools and parts.  The Partition Kit is constructed with heavy-duty 16 gauge steel and 6ga wire, and welded supporting channel provides extra strength and security.  Custom wing kit is included that sets back the partition bulkhead to provide driver more leg room without loosing floor space. Extreme light weighted wire van partition provides security without adding on gas bill.  The Kargo Master Partition Kit is one of the strongest partitions in the market that provides excellent security and comes with a generous price tag.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nissan celebrates 13 years of building sustainable communities with Habitat for Humanity

Nissan donates to Rutherford County Habitat


  •     Nissan has contributed more than $15.5 million to Habitat nationally since 2005
  •     2018 donation funds home builds in 12 communities where Nissan employees live and work
  •     Nissan Canton and Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant employees recently dedicated two new Habitat homes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America continues its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation to help build affordable, homes in partnership with families in need of decent housing. Nissan's contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America amount to more than $15.5 million over the past 13 years.

"There is a growing need for affordable housing across the U.S.," said Nissan Vice President of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility Rebecca Vest. "Nissan values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps build sustainable communities where our employees live and work. Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners, and their experiences affirm our corporate vision to enrich people's lives."

The majority of Nissan's 2018 donation will go toward the building costs of Habitat homes in locations where Nissan has an operational presence, for vehicle purchases for use by local Habitat organizations and sponsorship of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

"Nissan's 13-year commitment to Habitat has played an important role in helping families achieve affordable homeownership," said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, the senior vice president of development at Habitat for Humanity. "We are grateful for Nissan's continuous generous support and the many volunteers who have built alongside future homeowners."

Learn more at: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-celebrates-13-years-of-building-sustainable-communities-with-habitat-for-humanity

Monday, August 6, 2018

Detroit Auto Show Trades Winter for Summer

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The North American International Auto Show is moving, although not from its physical location in downtown Detroit. Rather, it's moving down the calendar by five months.

While the 2019 NAIAS — also known as the Detroit auto show — will happen in January, the 2020 show will forgo winter and set up shop in and around the Cobo Center in June.

The move will allow one of the country's premiere auto shows to highlight Detroit's downtown assets and present an auto show that resembles an indoor/outdoor festival and dream car cruise. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association, the show organizer, said opportunities for consumer engagement will be endless. Exhibitors will be able to give media members and showgoers the opportunity to actually drive new cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers in newly designed interactive vehicle displays. Ride and drives, autonomous/automated driving, off-road challenges and more are all on the table.

The 2019 show and schedule will be similar to years past, with Jan. 14-15 being press preview days and the public show running Jan 19-27. The show will then take 17 months off to prepare for the all-new 2020 show. The Detroit auto show has seen a declining number of automakers participating due to timing, cost and audience turnout. Time will tell whether this reinvention will attract the big auto debuts that once were a hallmark of the show before it had to compete with the November Los Angeles Auto Show and the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Read more from the source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2018/07/detroit-auto-show-trades-winter-for-summer.html#more


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Nissan TITAN XD flexes its beach bod as TITAN Surfcamp



Sand under tires, sun setting on the Atlantic Ocean, Nissan today dropped the towel on the ultimate beach-inspired show vehicle – TITAN Surfcamp.

From its off-road tires to the roof-top tent, TITAN Surfcamp is an all-inclusive beach cruiser featuring surfboards, paddleboards, fishing rods, a solar-powered shower and more. It is the latest in the TITAN Adventure series of lifestyle-themed project builds from Nissan.

Disclaimer: Titan Surfcamp not available for purchase. Do not attempt. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. See Owner’s Manual for more information.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

DECKED Customer Gallery

 

See how DECKED’ers use and customize their truck bed with the DECKED storage system. Upload a photo or video of how YOU ended the junk show in the back of your vehicle, and we’ll feature it on our website and possibly on Instagram!

See how more customers use their DECKED Systems: SEE GALLERY