There are so many vessels and vehicles to satisfy your inner adventurer. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know about getting these beauties from point A to point B.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Time savings is a large part of a successful business. Keeping on track and on time is key to increasing your sales and overall gross profit. On a daily basis, there are simple things that can help you and your employees stay on track. Creating prioritized task lists for example, helps give perspective on what needs to be accomplished during the course of a day.
However, it’s also important to ensure you have the correct tools for time savings. Whether you’re a fleet owner or a sole proprietor with one van, it’s important to ensure the van equipment you have is going to help you save a couple extra minutes of your day. Below is a list of van equipment designed for company time savings:
Rear Access Partition
Increase time savings by accessing your cargo space directly from your cab, with a walk-through partition. These partitions still offer you the safety you need while on the road, but also eliminates the need for you to exit your vehicle to access your cargo.
Drop-Down Ladder Rack
Load and unload your ladder in under a minute with our Max Rack. With a single stage drop, the Max Rack lowers your ladder down to eye level, eliminating the struggle of trying to load and unload your ladder from the top of a high roof, multiple times a day. It’s an incredible time savings option and also a much safer option for your employees.
Are you looking for van equipment for delivery? If so, fold-away shelving is the quickest and most efficient way to deliver cargo of any volume. The flexible shelves can be folded up or down in multiple configurations to accommodate whatever size packages you may be carrying.
Keep your small parts organized and reduce the time spent searching for them. Partskeepers allow for small tools to be stored neatly in an easily accessible spot, with divided compartments to keep each piece separate. The partskeeper cases can also be brought directly onto the jobsite to eliminate trips back and forth to the van and increase time savings.
Don’t waste time searching through your dark cargo van for the tools you need – light up your cargo area with LED light strips. These small, inexpensive pieces of van equipment are actually a surprising time saver, especially in winter when the days get darker a lot faster.
These are just some of the van equipment products that were designed to keep you organized and help save time on this job. Like we mentioned before, time savings is key to increasing profit. In fact, we’d like to prove it to you! Check out our times saving calculator to get an idea of the annual gain that comes with saving a few moments everyday.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Series of locks is for you. The BOLT Series of locks lets you set all your truck, trailer and equipment locks to work with one key – your ignition key!
Simply insert the truck’s ignition key into the BOLT lock, turn it once and the lock mechanically and permanently learns the key code.
Whether you are a truck pro or a weekend warrior, you can’t beat the convenience of BOLT locks. Why carry all those extra keys?
Monday, October 19, 2020
Navajo native brings water, solar power, learning kits to a homeland in dire need
Click here to view Fowler’s photography
SALT LAKE CITY – Nissan owner Mylo Fowler delivers fresh water and solar kits to families in need in Navajo Nation because he understands their struggle.
"I don't want a kid to have to go through the experiences that I had," says Fowler, who is from Navajo Nation, the largest Native American territory in the United States that spans throughout portions of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. "It's amazing how not having running water or electricity can trickle down into so many other issues."
Over 30 percent of an estimated 55,000 Navajo Nation households do not have running water. Nearly just as many do not have electricity, according to the American Public Power Association. Fowler grew up in one of those households.
Looking back, he recalls a day during his freshman year of high school.
"I had just finished soccer practice, and I hadn't been able to shower for about a week-and-a-half," Fowler said. "Kids kept saying, 'Oh, you stink', or 'What do you do, put motor oil in your hair?' It just went on and on. As a kid, that sticks with you."
Fowler persevered. He credits his parents and grandmother for teaching him to "be grateful for what you have, not resentful for what you don't." Today, he is a successful and well-known nature photographer. But, as Fowler says, that just pays the bills.
Fowler sees his real job as a husband, father and humanitarian who has dedicated his life to his homeland.
A self-proclaimed truck lover, Fowler has done most of his Samaritan work behind the wheel of his 2006 Nissan Armada and 2012 Nissan TITAN, throughout some of the most rigorous landscapes in the country. Just last month, he added a new 2020 TITAN to his garage.
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On speciﬁc rail-type models, this option allows your cargo to travel above the ﬂoor level of the truck or trailer based upon the bed height of your application.
The vertical distance from ground level to the ﬂoor surface of the vehicle.
When specifying a liftgate, the lesser dimension refers to the bed height when the vehicle is loaded to maximum weight capacity. The greater dimension refers to the bed height when the vehicle is empty.
Option found on many railgate models that allow the liftgate platform to be stored so its highest point is below the bed height of the vehicle, thus allowing unobstructed access to the rear of the vehicle without having to operate the liftgate.
A device used to prevent wheeled cargo from rolling off the ramp end of the liftgate platform.
A liftgate that is welded to the frame of the vehicle chassis. The loading platform is designed with two or three folding sections. In the stored or travel position, the platform is folded and stored beneath the body ﬂoor allowing access to the cargo area without activating the lift.
A Cantilever liftgate is a self-adjusting platform that stays level relative to the truck bed throughout the entire raise and lower cycle. Options are also available to convert the platform to a dock board or for use as a rear door.
The process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, in order to prevent rusting.
Maximum amount of cargo weight that a given liftgate is rated to handle during one cycle. Full rated capacity is based on the cargo being centered on the platform as close to the vehicle as possible or the weight being evenly distributed over the entire platform surface.
Distance required between the rear-most obstruction on the chassis and the end of the vehicle body in order to mount a liftgate.
Hydraulic operation of the liftgate platform during the open and closing portion of the cycle, which allows for consistent opening and closing speed regardless of the climate conditions.
Hydraulic operation raises the liftgate platform, while its own weight lowers it.
Hydraulic operation of the liftgate platform during the raise and lower portion of the cycle, which allows for consistent lifting and lowering speed, regardless of the climate conditions.
Railgates have vertical tracks that weld or bolt to the rear frame of a truck body or trailer. The loading platform travels up and down on these tracks through the use of cables or chains in conjunction with a hydraulic cylinder, or the use of two hydraulic cylinders directly attached to the loading platform. In the travel position, the platform stores over the rear door, although an option is available to allow storage below the door.
• Medium Rail-Type Liftgate – References the lift capacity. • Heavy Rail-Type Liftgate – References the lift capacity. • Bottle Gas (BG) Rail-Type Liftgate – Offers design features targeted to the bottle gas delivery industry.
Standard on all Waltco liftgate models, independently or a combination of ﬁberglass-reinforced Teﬂon™ bearings, slide pads and grease zerks to allow additional protection to the major pivot points on your liftgate.
A liftgate that is typically mounted below the side door of a truck body or trailer and can be either frame or body mounted, depending on the application. In the stored or travel position, the platform stores under the body and is either unfolded or extended out from under the door.
A structure consisting of a steel brace and a rubber bumper pad used commonly with Flipaway models. The snubber kit stabilizes the liftgate platform while in the transit position, minimizing potential for damage due to bouncing and/or road vibration.
Reduces platform opening and closing forces with the use of spring loaded counterbalanced torsion bars or rods.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Katie Osborne takes a look at one of UnderCover's most popular truck bed covers, the Ultra Flex.
Monday, October 5, 2020
David Page from Nissan shows us the #UltimateParksTitan and how Hellwig Big Wig air springs and sway bars help manage the extra load.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
- 100% of the Cargo Tray Length Slides Out for Total Access to your Cargo.
- Real plywood deck with a TPO rubber laminated surface for strength and durability.
- 22 Industrial Cam Follower Needle and Ball Bearings provide Dependable Lasting support for the Cargo You Haul in Your CargoGlide.
- Powder Coated Industrial 4 in. high extruded 6061-T6 Thick Aluminum Side Rails with integrated Full Perimeter Tie-Down Tracks
- 4 Infinitely Adjustable Eyebolt Tie-Downs to make securing cargo easy and versatile.
- Includes 8 inch High Side Extensions on the first four feet of the rails at the cab end that helps contain more cargo.
- Comes fully assembled for easy installation by either 2 people or an available National Dealer Installer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Towing a camping trailer with your 2019 Nissan TITAN can be easy, as Carl Phillips, Nissan Product Specialist demonstrates in this video featuring Nissan’s Trailer Light Check, Integrated Trailer Brake & Sway Control, and Easy Fill Tire Alert (If Available).
Learn more about the 2019 Nissan TITAN: https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/tr...
2019 TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab 4x2 (Red) and 2016 TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab 4x2 (White) shown. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guild and Owner’s Manual for additional Information. Availability of features vary by vehicle model year, model, trim level, packaging and options. Easy Fill Tire Alert is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks.
Autos & Vehicles
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Catch a first look at the reveal and overview of the 2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve with TITAN Ambassador Cory Bahr. Learn more about the luxury and technology available in the 2020 Nissan TITAN here: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb
Friday, September 25, 2020
- STAY CLEAN - It all starts with clean hands - then everything will be clean.
- STAY HEALTHY -
- SAVE TIME - Always ready to use. Lower the hose with your arm, and your hands are clean in just 30 seconds. No more looking for sanitation – its right there, in your van.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Gary gives us a tour of their modular truck rack system. These racks have the same high quality as Rack-it's famous fully welded versions. This is the standard version and all of their racks are made truck-specific so that it is designed for your truck. See more at http://www.rackitinc.com
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST - That’s why AMP Research invented the Powerstep™, the automatic, electric-powered running board that instantly extends when you open your door, and retracts out of sight when the doors close for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its sleek design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2021 Nissan TITAN is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP2 of $36,550 for the TITAN King Cab 4x2 S model.
Equipped with a standard 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 with best-in-class 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque3, standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology and a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, the 2021 TITAN offers the most standard power, safety and technology features in its class1.
Every 2021 TITAN comes standard with America’s Best Truck Warranty4, featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first (includes basic and powertrain coverage).
When things get busy at work or at home, the available, class-exclusive5 Nissan Concierge provides owners 24-hour access to a live assistant at the push of a button. With Nissan Concierge, which is available through NissanConnect Services, assistants can help with a range of tasks like restaurant reservations, appointment scheduling, wake up calls and even personal shopping for event tickets or a special gift.
For buyers looking for an even higher level of performance and capability, the TITAN XD fits the bill. Built on a unique frame and chassis, TITAN XD has an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase – about 15 inches longer than TITAN models (Crew Cab comparison) and 6.5-foot bed.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices2 for the 2021 Nissan TITAN King Cab:
TITAN S King Cab 4x2
TITAN SV King Cab 4x2
TITAN S King Cab 4x4
TITAN SV King Cab 4x4
TITAN PRO-4X King Cab 4x4
Destination and Handling $1,595.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices2 for the 2021 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab:
TITAN S Crew Cab 4x2
TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x2
TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x2
TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2
TITAN S Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4
Destination and Handling $1,595.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices2 for the 2021 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab 4x4:
TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x4
TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4
Destination and Handling $1,595.
All TITAN models are assembled at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, with engines sourced from Nissan’s Powertrain Assembly Plant in Decherd, Tennessee.
For more information on the 2021 TITAN and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.
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1. Ward's Segmentation. 2021 TITAN vs. latest in-market Large Pickup Segment competitors. Based on Standard Horsepower and Torque. Horsepower and Torque figures based on Premium Fuel Only. Technology refers to advanced vehicle features including driver assistance systems and connectivity, comfort, and convenience features. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. Base models compared. Based on manufacturer websites.
2. 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 $1,595.
3. Ward's Segmentation. 2021 TITAN vs. latest in-market Large Pickup Segment competitors. Horsepower and Torque figures based on Premium Fuel Only. Based on Standard Horsepower. Base models compared. Based on manufacturer websites.
4. 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. 2021 TITAN. 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 publication.
5. Wards Segmentation. 2021 TITAN vs. latest in-market Large Pickup Segment competitors. Available feature. Use feature only when safe and legal. Subscription and service required. Subject to third party service availability. For more information see www.nissanusa.com/connect/legal. Based on manufacturer websites.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
The WeatherTech AlloyCover is a lightweight foldable hard truck bed cover for those looking to maximize security and durability without compromising style and aerodynamically-friendly qualities. This low-profile hard truck bed cover features an easy-to-use tri-fold design, which makes for effortless installation and removal. The Alloycover also features the AutoLatch II latching system that when paired with a locked tailgate provides excellent security. To further protect your cargo from unwanted access or vulnerabilities, the bed cover incorporates strong aluminum panels with durable, watertight, reinforced vinyl coated hinges. Each panel is made from aluminum alloy commonly found in commercial trailers – yeah, we got you covered!
With our products, we like to think it’s better to be seen than heard, which is why the hard truck bed cover is carefully designed to reduce unwanted vibrations and excessive noises commonly found in most bed covers. To solve these issues, we incorporated flexible rubber seals, vinyl coated hinges and reduced metal-on-metal contact allowing for a nice, quiet ride in front.
LOW PROFILE DESIGN
The truck bed cover sits less than half an inch above the truck bed and incorporates a textured matte black finish that blends with your truck's OEM bed caps to provide a sleek, consistent look.
ULTIMATE PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS
The water-shedding design and waterproof, reinforced vinyl coated hinges route water away from the bed without gutters or drains. The hard truck bed cover overlaps the bed rails with a continuous seal along the entire length of the side rails, preventing elements from entering the truck bed.
STRENGTH PAIRED WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
Extruded aluminum channels support the panels to hold up to 400 pounds of evenly distributed weight, while weighing approximately 50 pounds for a high strength-to-weight ratio.
INTEGRATED STORAGE CLIPS
Sleek, retractable storage clips hold the hard truck bed cover secure, while rigid standoffs with rubber pads keep panels properly spaced in the folded position. No adjustments needed.
Learn more at: https://www.weathertech.com/nissan/2020/titan/alloycover/titan-cab-style/crew-cab/