Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 Nissan NV Cargo Van - Heater and Air Conditioner

This is one of the available heater and air conditioner panels for your vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with a different heater and air conditioner system, see your Owner’s Manual for additional information.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nissan TITAN Overview

The Nissan TITAN is the truck equipped with a standard V8, incredible payload, plus innovative cargo features like 5-channel Utili-track. You've got 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 that's the perfect size for your needs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Nissan NV Cargo Van Overview

The Nissan NV Cargo is built to get the job done, with plenty of cargo capacity, available stand up headroom, easy-access sliding side doors, a versatile interior, and advanced technology like a backup camera, Bluetooth and Google Search. Plus, the confidence of America's Best Commercial Van Limited Warranty.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 Nissan Frontier Overview

The 2019 Nissan Frontier is equipped with a powerful 4.0-liter V6, and innovative cargo features like 5-channel Utili-track . Available in Crew Cab, King Cab, there's a Frontier that's the perfect for work and play.

Friday, April 19, 2019

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

1) Buy fuel-efficient tires

Getting the right tire at the right wheel position can improve fuel economy by several percentage points.

About 13% of each gallon of fuel consumed goes solely to overcoming rolling resistance. That can vary by the load on the tire, the tread pattern and of course, inflation pressure.

“The relationship between rolling resistance and fuel consumption is about 8:1,” says Rick Phillips, senior director of sales, commercial and OTR products at Yokohama Tire. “An 8% reduction in tire rolling resistance will result in a 1% savings in fuel consumption.”

Various wheel positions have different impacts on fuel economy.

“On a tractor-trailer combination, the steer tires contribute 15-20% to fuel economy, drive tires 30-40% and trailer tires about 40-50%,” says William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for Giti Tire USA. “The first priority for a fleet interested in saving a significant amount of money is to start moving toward fuel-efficient tires for the trailer axles.”

A tight rib pattern, thinner tread — 12/32- to 20/32-inch of tread depth — and advanced compounding make today’s trailer tires very fuel-efficient.
With drive tires, traction and durability are higher on the list of priorities. But traction hasn’t really suffered in a significant way in the quest for lower rolling resistance, manufacturers say.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Introducing NTEA's 55th Board Chairman, Wm. Craig Bonham

Wm. Craig Bonham, VP of Commercial Vehicle, Safe Fleet (Belton, Missouri) was installed as NTEA's 55th Board Chairman on March 7, 2019 at the President's Breakfast and Annual Meeting held during WTS19.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Prime Design’s Ergorack- The Drop Down Ladder Rack for Nissan NV200

Watch how Prime Design's ErgoRack allows for productive, safe, and easy loading and unloading of a ladder. With the Ergorack you can load a ladder in 20 seconds or less without risking injury by climbing on a bumper or tire. The ErgoRack fits on almost any commercial van and truck model, wheelbase, and height. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and check out this demo of an Ergorack on a Nissan NV.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Trade Shows By Vocations


National Farm Machinery Show - For over 50 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Business professionals from around the world gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for the upcoming farming season during the four-day show.

World Ag Expo - World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition. More than 1,500 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.

Farm Progress Show - Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm event, annually hosts more than 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm implements; seed and crop protection products; and many additional farm supplies and services.

Husker Harvest Days - Farm Progress' Husker Harvest Days is the nation's largest, totally irrigated working farm show. With more than 500 exhibitors, the show provides farmers and ranchers direct access to company representatives and allows the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge about the latest products and services available.


World of Concrete - World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.

International Builders Show - IBS is the largest gathering of home building professionals in North America, and your best opportunity to get all the business tools you need—in three days! No other event brings together people, products and trends like the Builders' Show.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more.

National Hardware Show - At the National Hardware, you'll find everything you need to move your business forward including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas & solutions, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities. The future of home improvement is here.

Kitchen & bath Industry Show - The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America's largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design.


NECA - The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the US.


AHR Expo - The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) has grown into the event of the year for the HVACR industry. The Show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.


GIE + Expo - Two tradeshows – GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America – co-located in one central location, provide your No. 1 opportunity to see what the industry is buzzing about.

TCI Expo - Hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), TCI EXPO is the world's largest tree care industry trade show and conference.


MINExpo - MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® is the world's largest expo for mining equipment, products & services.


PestWorld - Every year, NPMA gathers thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe to offer opportunities for information sharing, provide access to the latest products, services, and technologies in the 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, and generate critical thinking in world-class educational sessions..


ASPE Expo - The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention & Expo is dedicated to quality education, connections and experiences for those skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems.


Cable-TEC Expo - The epicenter for innovative thinking, Cable-Tec Expo is the industry’s largest cable telecom event in North America. Nothing else comes close. If you only attend one professional conference all year, this is the one..


ICUEE - ICUEE is the utility industry's largest trade show, covering 28+ acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits, and bringing together more than 18,000 utility professionals every two years.

Power-Gen International - As the World's Largest Power Generation Event, POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Businesses need smarter tech in their fleets to survive e-commerce boom

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New data from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi highlights unpreparedness of small to medium-sized businesses to keep up with the growth of e-commerce
  • Small businesses with fleets need smarter technology to improve delivery efficiencies
  • Improved connectivity is considered most key to logistical success
  • More than half of small businesses (55%) believe fleets will be fully autonomous within 20 years1, by which point 66%2predict they will also be fully electric
Almost a fifth (18%)3 of small business leaders say the sheer pace of the fast-moving world of e-commerce and the rising demand for deliveries is the biggest business challenge they face logistically, closely followed by the ability to keep up with regulation changes (17%)4.
Small businesses surveyed across the globe also highlighted changing customer expectations for delivery times (12%)5and urban traffic and congestion (11%)6 as key concerns.
While 40% of small businesses feel well set up for the increasing demands of e-commerce7, research commissioned by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi LCV business – which is part of the Alliance, the world's leading automotive partnership – has shown that almost a third (30%)8 believe their business is not ready for these demands as they need smarter technology.
American small businesses recognize some of the benefits of autonomous fleets, but are doubtful fleets will become fully autonomous in the future. To read more insights about the U.S. market, read the U.S. factsheet document provided.
For more on this study, visit Nissan's global newsroom.

Friday, April 5, 2019


Tech Tools
The days of the a simple hammer, square and a tape measure being all you need to get the job done are gone. While these are still viable tools, there’s been a great deal of advancement in contractor tool technology that makes your job easier than ever before. Here are some of our favorite new tool technologies being used today.


While levels and tape measures are time-tested jobsite staples, there’s always room for improvement. Laser levels can quickly and accurately provide both horizontal and vertical level lines in an instant. In the same interest of saving time, a laser tape measure can quickly give a readout of distance between walls.


For when those long days become nights, an LED light bar helps you continue working around the clock. Many of these battery-powered lights are magnetic to maximize versatility. By utilizing power-sipping LED lights, these lights should work long into the night.


Sometimes the cold weather creeps in and it’s not possible to prep your jobsite for with heating elements. That’s where a heated jacket can come in handy. Even if your jobsite is plenty warm, a heated jacket is still a great option when moving from place to place on a cold day.


Sometimes, you just can’t get a good look at the situation on the job. Whether it’s snaking a drain or getting a better look in an attic, an inspection camera gives you the additional range to get into those hard-to-reach spaces and know what you’re up against.


Similar to an inspection camera, a drone gives you the ability to survey a jobsite quickly and easily. When it comes to site surveying, drones are an up and coming method. Some drones built-in cameras even have the ability to collect survey grade data for jobsites within minutes.


Keeping track of your tools as they move between the shop, work vehicles and the jobsite can be a daunting task. Having your tools barcoded and scanned in and out using an inventory management system. This helps maintain who’s checked out a tool, so you always know where it’s at. Additionally, inventory management systems can help track usage for improved maintenance and upkeep of your tools.


Our phones are more powerful than ever. While they’re great devices for communication and entertainment, many contractors are beginning to harness that power on the job. There are a number of applications available to help contractors handle job quoting, project management, construction calculators, safety guidelines, and even gas savings.
Make sure you’re always on the lookout for ways to make your job easier by keeping up with the latest work technologies for your particular vocation.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Car Depreciation: How to Calculate Your Vehicle Depreciation Deduction

Entrepreneurs who drive cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs for business can deduct part of the vehicle purchase price from their taxes. The purchase price is typically deducted over one to five years using a process called depreciation. Three methods for calculating car depreciation are the special depreciation allowance, modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS) depreciation, and the Section 179 deduction.

Regardless of which car depreciation method you choose, we recommend using tax software or relying on a tax professional to make sure you’re filing is correct. Tax software like TurboTax can calculate car depreciation and check for other business deductions. You can get started with TurboTax for free and pay only when you are ready to file.

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By William Perez on January 7, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

How to load and unload the Kargo Master 4A92L EZ Dropdown Ladder Rack

Kargo Master makes it easy to load and unload your ladder racks. The 4A92L features aluminum design and ergonomic loading to make it easy to grab your ladder and go!