Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Ladder Pro Plus - An Attractive and Removable Pick-up Rack

Unit can quickly be broken down
to its simplest form - a Standard or
Deluxe series headboard.

Ladder Pro Plus

Side bar easily mounts via
our added strength

By popular demand, Rack-it has expanded on our classic headboard. The Ladder Pro Plus includes both front and rear headboards, and left and right side clamp-on side rails to create a sturdy, fork lift loadable, cargo area rack with a removable rear bar. Side bars and rear headboard can be removed when the rack system is not required, leaving the front headboard in place for cab and/or rear window protection. Front headboard can be ordered with or without mesh. Fit is truck specific for most domestic and foreign made trucks. Works with most SureFit accessories. Hardware included.

Gusseted joints for added strength

• Modular design allows for 3 different rack configurations.
• Forklift Loadable.
• Rope hooks allow for quick and easy tie downs.
• Available with headboard mesh behind cab.
• Removable rear bar.
• Black powder coat finish.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A.R.E. CX-Series Shell On 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

Kevin, owner of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV shows us a recent installation of an A.R.E. CX-Series shell or truck cap in matching color mounted on a 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab with the extra short bed. This unit has 31% tinted glass, aluminum frames for the glass and rear door. It also has the Yakima rack system installed.

In addition, this unit has the Wise Industries Bed-Rug, and a drop front sliding window so the glass between the truck and shell can easily be cleaned. Special LED lighting inside the shell makes it easy to see things anywhere in the truck bed at night.

See more at, or call 707-447-9905

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Rack-it Conduit Carrier - A Safe and Secure Lock-up for Conduit and Pipe

The Rack-it Conduit Carrier is a great option for any rack where you will be carrying conduit, pipe and other long objects.  Lockable with your padlock and secured to the truck rack making it a safer and more secure load!

Close-Up Views

Sometimes you need just a little something extra, like this conduit pack. No problem. Just give us a call at 800-445-7666 and we can take care of whatever customizations you might need. For our standardized products, see

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Silverado High Country: HD Pickups with All-Day Comfort

  • Rugged luxury with heavy-duty capability, Silverado dependability

  •               Choice of gas, diesel or CNG power
  • Advanced chassis controls for more capable, confident towing

DETROIT – When you spend long days on the worksite or long nights towing a heavy trailer, comfort and capability are hardly a luxury.

With its quiet, well-appointed interior and advanced technologies that bring extra confidence to the most challenging towing situations, the 2015 Silverado High Country HD has what it takes to make the tough jobs easier.

Silverado High Country HD, Chevrolet’s first premium heavy-duty pickup, combines the refinement and convenience of the Silverado 1500 High Country with the rugged capability of the new Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups.

Luxury for go, not for show
Unique content includes a chrome grille with horizontal bars, and body-color front and rear bumpers – including Chevrolet’s CornerStep rear bumper. All models include 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country badges on the doors and tailgate and High Country logos on the door sill plates.

Silverado 2500HD High Country models also feature a unique 20-inch chrome wheel. Single-rear-wheel 3500HD models have an 18-inch chrome wheel, while dual-rear-wheel models use a 17-inch forged polished aluminum wheel.

Inside, Silverado High Country HD features an exclusive saddle brown interior. Heated and cooled perforated premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests are standard, along with Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose premium audio and front and rear park assist.

Options include a sunroof, navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a BluRay/DVD player, as well as a High Country Premium Package that includes heated steering wheel, driver alert package and power adjustable pedals.

New trailering mirrors available
Also available on the Silverado HD High Country are Chevrolet’s new up-level trailer tow mirrors. The chrome-capped mirrors manually extend for wider trailers and feature power adjust with memory and power fold. They include heat and turn signals in the glass. They also incorporate auxiliary clearance lamps and auxiliary cargo lamps to help make backing a trailer easier.

Engineered for capability, built for dependability
Under the skin, the new High Country models are 100 percent Silverado HD, engineered to tame the toughest tasks and validated by the team that has helped make Silverado the most dependable, longest lasting pickups on the road.

The High Country comes in 2500HD and 3500HD crew cab models in both two- and four-wheel-drive. The 3500HD High Country will be available in single- or dual-rear wheel models, with maximum tow ratings of up to 22,900 pounds for fifth wheel/gooseneck towing, and up to 19,600 pounds for conventional towing.

Like other Silverado HDs, the High Country HD will offer a choice of three powertrains:
·         A 6.0L V-8 specifically tuned for heavy-duty trucks, rated at 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
·         A bi-fuel version of the 6.0L V-8 that can seamlessly switch from gasoline to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
·         The 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel teamed with the Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. Rated at 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque, the Duramax V-8 features a variable-vane turbocharger that acts as an exhaust brake, helping control speed on downgrades for more confident towing.

The foundation of the 2015 Silverado HD lineup is a family of fully boxed frames, which use large cross sections, hydroforming and high-strength steels in key areas. The stiffness of the frames contributes to improved handling and ride comfort while the strength of the frames enhances payload and towing capability.

The Silverado HDs employ an independent front suspension specifically engineered for HD pickup use. Torsion bars tailored to the weight ratings of the trucks allow easier trim height adjustments. In the rear, asymmetrical leaf springs balance ride-and-load carrying and improve control of axle hop.

The new Silverado HDs are engineered to bring new levels of confidence to tough towing through further refinement of Silverado’s available cruise control, auto grade braking, and diesel exhaust brake. Integrating these features helps the 2015 Silverado HD maintain a set speed up and down grades, even when towing a heavy trailer in mountainous terrain.

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD High Country models will be available starting this summer.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to Turn Your Chrysler Commercial Vehicle Into a Mobile Office Equipped With WiFi

We live in an age of seamless connectivity, where immediate access to information has become a central part of daily life and a key component to running a small business.

With the available Uconnect® system with 8.4-inch touchscreen, turning your vehicle into a mobile office has never been easier. The system offers drivers connectivity solutions, like an available WiFi subscription that enables you and your workforce to make the most of your in-vehicle experience.

The Uconnect® WiFi hotspot* is on-demand and offers 3G connectivity that’s built in and ready to go whenever you are. A WiFi subscription is available in the following Chrysler Group vehicles equipped with Uconnect® 8.4AN and 8.4A.
  •         The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200
  •         2014 Ram 1500
  •         2014 Ram 2500/3500
  •         2014 Ram Chassis Cab
  •         2014 Dodge Durango
  •         2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee
  •         2014 Jeep® Cherokee
Learn how to transform your work vehicle into a WiFi hotspot by watching this video.

*WiFi subscription required.  Vehicle must be registered with Uconnect Access and fulfill minimum subscription requirements.  Vehicle must be properly equipped and in active and usable cellular range for WiFi usage.  WiFi Hotspot does not enable direct communication between multiple in-vehicle devices.  Factors affecting the performance of WiFi Hotspot include: cellular network, signal strength and quality, time of day, number of channels used by the service provider, type of connection, number of clients using WiFi Hotspot and client device.  This feature is not intended for use by the driver while the vehicle is in motion.  Always drive safely.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Exclusive Ford MyKey Technology Helps Encourage Safer Driving in Fleets

  •     Exclusive Ford MyKey® technology, designed to encourage safe teen driving habits, is also being used by fleet owners to encourage safer driving habits among employees
  •     When enabled, MyKey encourages front seat occupants to wear safety belts, limits top vehicle speed and can route incoming calls directly to the voicemail of paired phones
  •     2014 Transit Connect, a smart choice for business fleets, is one of the latest Ford vehicles  to feature MyKey as standard equipment with XLT van, XLT wagon and Titanium trim packages
MYKEY FACT SHEET For Joe Dougherty, Ford Motor Company’s MyKey® technology is a feature his family’s construction company uses to help keep their drivers safe.

MyKey, a tool that parents of teen drivers can use to encourage safer driving habits, is also an attractive technology for many fleet managers. MyKey debuted as standard equipment on the 2010 Ford Focus; it is now standard on nearly all Ford and Lincoln models. Dougherty, president of Kentucky-based Louisville Paving Company, said his drivers need to be aware of their surroundings, and must be able to concentrate on busy, noisy construction sites. Thirty of his company’s vehicles are now equipped with MyKey, which allows owners to program a key that can limit a vehicle’s top speed and audio volume, and encourage safety belt use.

The technology also routes incoming calls directly to voicemail on paired phones. Louisville Paving Company, which was started by the Dougherty family in 1949, is a full-service contractor involved in highway and heavy construction. Dougherty plans to purchase more Ford vehicles with MyKey because he wants to put his employees in a position to focus on driving, even when working on unpredictable job sites.

“With us, safety is the No. 1 priority,” said Dougherty. “These job sites can be high-risk situations if drivers are distracted by the radio, phone calls or texts.” One of the most recent applications of MyKey technology is the 2014 Ford Transit Connect, which has become popular with businesses for its fuel efficiency and class-leading configuration options.

“MyKey has been a great tool for fleet managers, giving them a technology that encourages good driving habits for their employees,” said Megan Gillam, commercial vehicles brand and fleet communications manager for Ford Motor Company. “Many companies have safe driving guidelines for fleet vehicles, and MyKey serves as a reinforcement of some of those basic rules.”

Louisville Paving Company leases its fleet vehicles from Enterprise Fleet Management, which markets MyKey as a safety tool useful for businesses. “The versatility of MyKey for fleet owners makes it a great feature for our customers,” said Kevin Kelley, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Enterprise Fleet Management. “The feedback from our customers who select it as a feature has been positive, with several stating they’d like to have it added in future orders.” Some of the features and settings on MyKey include the ability to:    
  • Limit vehicle top speed to 80 mph, or lower on some models     
  • Issue a warning when the vehicle is at or within 5 mph of reaching the preset maximum speed     Limit vehicle’s entertainment system audio to 45 percent of maximum volume     Sound a chime and mute the audio system until safety belts are buckled    
  • Route incoming calls directly to voicemail     
  • Issue an additional low-fuel warning when the fuel tank is one-eighth full About Ford Motor Company 
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit