Sunday, August 30, 2020

How to Properly Load a Trailer - CURT


This short video will teach you how to properly load a trailer. The most important thing to consider is how the weight of your cargo is distributed onto your trailer. The ideal distribution is to have 60% of the weight in front of the trailer axle, and 40% behind. Its also very important to make sure your cargo is secured properly. Always practice safe towing.

Friday, August 28, 2020

OnStar Business Solutions is the New Hub for All Things Fleet Management

OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services and Wi-Fi now consolidated to make fleet management simpler than ever before



DETROIT – OnStar is taking its more than 20 years of safety and security expertise and expanding its offerings to meet the needs of fleet managers and small business owners in a new, more seamless way. Available now, OnStar Business Solutions brings four distinct product offerings together — OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services and Wi-Fi — to make fleet management simpler than ever before.
“We understand that every fleet operation has its own needs and goals and that there isn’t one perfect fleet management solution for everyone,” said Michelle Calloway, director of OnStar Business Solutions. “We created OnStar Business Solutions so our fleet customers can go to one place to learn about all of our products and offerings and choose the option that will best keep them protected, connected, informed and in control.”
With OnStar Business Solutions, customers can choose from the following business fleet products and services:
OnStar Safety Services
OnStar Safety Services aims to keep drivers safe and assets secure. Available plans include:  
  • Safety and Security: Provides Automatic Crash Response1 and 24/7 access to OnStar’s specially trained Advisors to help with any road emergency.
  • Assurance: Includes essential services like Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services and Stolen Vehicle Assistance2.
  • Driver Remote Access: Allows drivers to perform remote commands3, like lock and unlock, from a vehicle’s mobile app.
OnStar Vehicle Insights
GM’s newest fleet telematics solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights4, provides fleet managers and drivers with the tools they need to make the most of their daily operations. Features include: 
  • Vehicle Locator: View the location of all fleet vehicles in real time.
  • Vehicle Health: View vehicle mileage, oil life and fuel efficiency, as well as receive preventative service prompts and maintenance notifications.
  • Driver Performance: View driver behaviors and trips taken, and receive safety alerts around specific events, like exceeding a specified speed limit.
  • Trip Summaries: Maintain and reference trip history in an organized manner.

API & Data Services

OnStar Business Solutions works with a number of telematic service providers and fleet management companies to provide reliable, accurate data to help take a business’ fleet operations to the next level.
Wi-Fi Capabilities
Wi-Fi5 keeps fleet vehicles and drivers connected. Crews can connect up to seven devices within 50 feet of the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi vehicle hotspot.
Pricing varies depending on service plan selected. For more information and assistance with determining the right product for your fleet, visit www.onstar.com/businesssolutions or email an OnStar Fleet Account Executive at OnStarBusinessSolutions@gm.com.
About OnStar:
Launched in 1996, OnStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) and offers emergency, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall models. OnStar offers a range of subscription services such as Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. 
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1Automatic Crash Response/Emergency Services: OnStar plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal required. OnStar links to emergency services. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. See Onstar.com for details and limitations.
2Stolen Vehicle Assistance: Requires paid plan, working electrical system, cell reception, GPS signal, armed GM factory-installed theft-deterrent system, contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Additional messaging and data rates may apply. Services are intended to assist with vehicle recovery and do not prevent theft or protect against damage or loss. See Onstar.com for details and limitations.
3Driver Remote Access | Remote Commands: Requires paid plan. Lock/unlock feature requires automatic locks. Remote start requires GM factory-installed and enabled remote start system. Directions On The Go: Requires paid plan and properly equipped vehicle. Mobile app functionality is available on select devices and requires data connection. Map coverage available in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. See onstar.com for details and limitations.
4OnStar Vehicle Insights: Terms apply. Available on select properly equipped 2015 model year and newer GM vehicles (excludes Volt, Low Cab Forward trucks and GM vehicles built without OnStar hardware, which includes, but is not limited to, select base Chevrolet and GMC trucks). Requires an active connected vehicle services plan. Fees, services and availability subject to change without notice. Applicable taxes not included. Does not include emergency or security services. Diagnostic capabilities vary by vehicle model. Not all issues will deliver alerts. See OnStarVehicleInsights.com for details and limitations.
5Wi-Fi: Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T data plan. Vehicle must be on or in the accessory position for Wi-Fi to function. See Onstar.com for details and limitations

Monday, August 24, 2020

Curt BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale Smartphone Ready


This video is about the BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale – a Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-compatible device that plugs into any OBD-II port and weighs the vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain.

Equipped with TowSense™ technology, BetterWeigh™ provides real-time, live measurements to take the guesswork out of towing and hauling. With it, you can know exactly how much weight you’re towing, and whether it’s safe to tow with your vehicle.

It has virtually no installation requirements. BetterWeigh™ simply plugs into the OBD-II vehicle diagnostic port below the steering wheel, wirelessly links with your smartphone and comes with a free, downloadable app.

Unlike physical towing scales and tongue weight scales, BetterWeigh™ gives you a digital readout, sent right to your smartphone -- no more walking to the back of the vehicle to check the weight.

BetterWeigh™ also makes brake controller setup fast, easy and accurate by calculating the exact trailer brake gain needed for your particular load size.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale is compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS. The downloadable app is intuitive, easy to use and completely free.

BetterWeigh™ Features & Benefits

  • Measures real-time vehicle-trailer weights for safer, easier towing and hauling
  • Bluetooth connection provides active readouts on the driver’s smartphone
  • No-install, plug-and-play setup into vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) below the dash
  • Weighs vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue and pin weight and weight distribution
  • Provides easy brake controller setup by measuring exact trailer brake gain needed
  • Wireless, compact, portable design
  • Downloadable app available for Apple iOS and Android OS
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Friday, August 21, 2020

Harbor Black Boss Flatbed/Stakebed


Platform bodies promise unyielding quality and reliability. Whether your business is hauling stuff or you’re hauling stuff for business, these platform bodies go the distance!
  • Choice of diamond/smooth plate steel deck, aluminum iso-mounted deck, or 7/8" hardwood aptiton deck (aptiton deck only available for CA, AZ, and NV customers)
  • Square turret-punched headboard, made of a tough 12 gauge galvanized sheet and 2" x 2" tubular frame
  • Stainless rear apron between the dock bumper uprigths to hide unsightly clutter under the bed
  • Glossy black coating
Learn more at: 
http://harbortruckandvan.com/

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WARN VR EVO Winches


We take a closer look at the complete lineup of WARN VR EVO winches, the new standard in standard-duty.

• Available in 8,000, 10,000, and 12,000 lb. capacities with synthetic or steel rope.
• IP68 waterproof.
• Two-in-one wired/wireless controller. Best-in-class performance.
• Limited lifetime (mechanical), 7 year (electrical) warranty (North America)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Transfer Flow's TRAX 3™ Fuel Monitoring System!



The next generation of Transfer Flow's TRAX auxiliary fuel tank operating system is here! TRAX 3™ is a computer controlled, self-diagnosing fuel monitoring system that transfers fuel from your Transfer Flow auxiliary fuel tank to your main fuel tank. For your peace of mind, the TRAX 3™ computer module constantly monitors fuel levels in both tanks. Now, you’ll always know the percentage of fuel in your Transfer Flow auxiliary fuel tank and main fuel tank!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

ECCO TAILORS SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS

CUSTOMIZED WARNING AND LIGHTING DEVICES FOR DIVERSE APPLICATIONS

ECCO Tailors Safety Solutions for Public Works

Whether patching up a road, clearing brush or building a playground, there is never a dull moment in the Public Works department. Each job requires a specialized set of tools and often demands the use of different vehicles or heavy equipment to accomplish the task at hand. Fortunately, ECCO’s diverse product line meets the many needs of Public Works so crews can operate safely while protecting the citizens they serve.
Choose from a vast array of warning and white lighting products to enhance visibility on site and on the road. Beacons and lightbars are must-haves for work trucks and other vehicles that primarily operate in the roadway and make frequent stops. Directional lights complement that visual warning capability and worklights provide useful illumination on low-light worksites.
Reversing safety equipment is also essential, especially when operating in high-traffic areas and neighborhoods. Back-up alarms are more advanced now and they can adjust their tone based on ambient noise. Multi-frequency alarms reduce noise pollution and may be an appropriate solution in residential communities. Supplement the alarm with a camera system so operators can see potential hazards and maneuver in tight spaces.
Learn about these and many other devices that are designed to work hard and keep people safe with ECCO's Public Works Solutions Guide. ECCO has you covered with a no-hassle warranty and unparalleled customer service. With reduced lead times, easy-to-install components and a helpful technical service team, your crews will be ready to roll out for another shift in no time.

https://www.eccoesg.com/us/en/blog/post/public-works-solutions

Friday, August 14, 2020

A.R.E. Z Series Truck Cap: secure & weather-proof - Consumer Review


Truck owner, sportsman and A.R.E. brand enthusiast, Ryan Dechaine, shares why the features of the Z series truck cap work well for his lifestyle.

The Z Series Truck Cap is engineered to provide the best fit and finish possible. The truck accessory's styling, frameless doors and windows and attention to details make the Z-Series Truck Cap the perfect choice for any truck. The product also offers room for storage and accessories along with optional keyless entry system.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

BOLT Receiver Lock


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Receiver lock is for you. The BOLT receiver lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once and your key is memorized.

Other features:
-Fits class 3,4 & 5 hitches
-Stainless Steel pin for durability
-Auto return spring longs automatically when key is removed
-Weatherproof
-Stainless steel lock shutter keeps out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Monday, August 10, 2020

Knapheide KUV Utility Van Is Very Popular With Contractors


Ron Sadler, Commercial Department Manager shows off a very popular unit on a cutaway van. This is an 11' KUV enclosed service body that is very popular with plumbers and many other contractors too. There's room inside to carry tall items, pipe, and much more, plus all the storage on the outside that is under lock and key. It is also low to the ground to make it easy to get in and out of the cab or the back end.

See more about our commercial truck department at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Knapheide 46" and 60" Service Bodies


The world depends on you to deliver the goods that keep the economy moving. That's why Adrian Steel engineered products to build a custom upfit solution for your work van that makes it easier to get the job done. Check out the Parcel Delivery Solution! Learn more about our Parcel Delivery Solution: https://www.adriansteel.com/parcel-de...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Knapheide 8' Service Body Is Our Most Popular Work Truck


Ron Sadler, Commercial Department Manager shows of the biggest selling unit he stocks: The 8' service body with a rack on a 2500HD chassis. Drives like a pickup but carries so much more.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

12' Knapheide Stakebed Handles Big Deliveries


Ron Sadler, Commercial Department Manager, shows off a popular 12' Knapheide Stakebed on a GMC 3500HD Chassis. This one has steel gate to match. See more about our commercial truck department at http://www.lehmersgmc.com