Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Complete Process: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide

A COMMITMENT TO BE THE BEST Our new aluminum truck bodies feature a no compromise design, underwent rigorous testing and are constructed using cutting-edge manufacturing. We took customer first, collaboration and continuous improvement to a whole new level. Learn more about our aluminum truck bodies:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Colorado ZR2 Wins Multiple 2018 TFLtruck Awards

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 was named both 2018 Gold Hitch Truck of the Year as well as 2018 Gold Hitch Best Off-Road Truck by TFLtruck.  “TFLtruck is one of the opinion leaders in the truck world and a top publication dedicated to pickups,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Marketing, Chevrolet Truck. “We’re honored that they recognize how strong of a contender ZR2 is, not only among midsize pickups but off-road vehicles of all kinds.”

TFLtruck’s team praised ZR2’s combination of “qualities of a capable off-road vehicle” along with its “ease of use and comfort as a daily driver” in selecting it as the co-winner of the 2018 Gold Hitch Truck of the Year. The team also commended the truck’s standard Multimatic DSSV dampers and their ability to “handle rough terrain” while also offering a “confident and comfortable ride on the street and highway.”

As part of the voting criteria for the 2018 Gold Hitch Best Off-Road Truck, the competitors were tested on the Cliffhanger 2.0 off-road trail in the Colorado Rockies. The trail features a 20 percent incline with “many large, loose rocks, a Truth-or-Dare split, and a large rock obstacle near the top” called Razor’s Bend.

TFLtruck praises ZR2’s “ground clearance, approach angle, front and rear lockers, Goodyear Duratrac tires and the truck’s midsize dimensions” as qualities that helped carry the truck “to the top of the mountain” as the 2018 Gold Hitch Best Off-Road Truck.

The ZR2 is effectively a segment of one, combining the nimbleness and maneuverability of a midsize pickup with a host of new off-road features and technology.

Compared to a standard Colorado, the ZR2 features a 3-and-a-half-inch wider track and a suspension with a 2-inch lift from the factory. Functional rocker protection has been added for better performance over rocks and obstacles, and the front and rear bumpers were modified for better off-road clearance.

Class-exclusive features include front and rear electronic locking differentials, an available diesel engine and the first off-road application of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) damper technology.

As a result, the Colorado ZR2 delivers exceptional performance in a variety of scenarios, from technical rock crawling to tight two-track trails to high-speed desert running to daily driving.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spec'ing for Vehicle Weight Reduction & Maximizing Payload Efficiencies

There’s little argument among fleet managers and upfitters — spec’ing a truck or van is a complicated process involving numerous decisions and considerations that take time and careful planning.

Of the dozens of decisions that need to be made, vehicle weight is among the crucial considerations that isn't always fully evaluated before a vehicle order is made. A truck or van spec may give special attention on lightweight body materials to save weight, but less lightweighting attention to upfit components, e.g., bins, racks, or a crane, that will also impact weight. The vehicle body and upfit components must be part of the lightweighting equation to achieve overall efficiency.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Biggest Chevy Silverado ever debuts at work truck show

Chevy unveiled three Silverado chassis cab trucks that could form the basis for everything from utility bucket trucks to beer vans at the Work Truck show in Indianapolis.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kargo Master Van Equipment

Kargo Master offers wide varieties of van equipment, van shelving, and other van storage systems. Visit for more information