Who does not like a sturdy vehicle when carrying some goods across lands? The roads are rough and, the climate unpredictable. The wheels have to bear the ground even when it wishes to be shaky. Given these circumstances a truck happens to be one sturdy vehicle that drives without pain. You would be seated in the truck for hours and, it would give out no signals of rushing on or breaking down.
Choosing a truck is a difficult task. While choosing a truck, you should be aware of the various truck manufacturers. Currently the marketplace is flooded with truck manufacturers as they are getting back into picture. You would see that the reason for so many manufacturers is the growing demand for trucks in the market. You could either visit the nearby shop or the online shops to have a look at the various trucks available.
Once you know the manufacturer you wish to deal with, you should know what kind of truck you wish to buy. The truck size depends on the nature of your work with the truck. You could either have a small or big truck depending on the need of the hour. Once the size is determined, comes the accessories. Accessories are an important part of the truck. You would wish for the best accessories (custom wheels, grilles, headlights, chrome accessories, air intakes, and truck exhaust systems) considering your travel needs and places. Some of you can even buy those mid-size pick-up trucks that are pretty effective and efficient.
The seating requirements should be noted before indulging in the purchase. You may need spacious seating places along with good storage place. Note that while purchasing a truck. The engine can even be customized as per your need.
Choose the truck that you feel best suits your requirements. The sturdiness has a long life and so, do the trucks.
Experience with GMC Sierra
There are various heavy duty vehicles available in the market these days. But not all of them are able to provide the ultimate power. GMC Sierra manufactured by the General Motors has been able to provide the best carrying service to the owner. The best thing about it is that it’s a full sized truck. It is one of the best models that have been designed by General Motors. It has a finishing that is smooth and civilized in nature. It has a chassis that is first class in nature.
Features of the new model:
General Motors have carried out many innovative changes in the new model of the truck. Let’s have a look at some of the most striking features.
There are eight cylinders in the engine of the vehicle. Four cylinders are controlled by the active fuel management system. This helps the vehicle obtain a steady speed.
The engine of the Sierra is located in the front side. It has four wheels and has the ability to provide a huge pickup.
The truck has electric motivations. The transmission system of the vehicle is also highly sophisticated in nature.
The truck has the ability to accommodate five people.
The vehicle has a graphic display that gives the rider a detail insight about the status of the car.
One of the vital factors that have led to the popularity of GMC Sierra is its trailing capacity. The dynamics of the truck has been implemented in such a way that makes it acceptable among the people. The design of the vehicle is a solid one and allows the driver to experience a thick ride quality. But there are still some areas where GM is working to improve the quality of the automobile. The best thing about the vehicle is that it has a fuel management system that is highly efficient in nature.
Different countries have varied ways for shipping and transportation. Ford has collected relevant details of the business and work upon them to create the best solution suitable for you. The latest model of transit trucks by Ford known as 2014 Ford Transit will be in the US markets by the year 2014. This model is built in Turkey and is exported to US.
This vehicle is made with the latest technology and hence you can expect great fuel efficiency. It is believed that you will get 25% fuel economy while compared to other similar models by the competitors. 2014 Fort Transit will be launched all over the world to attract the businesses all round the world. This model is extremely light-weighted compared to other vans. The main reason behind fuel efficiency is the light weight of the body of this model. Chassis Cab Versions, Cutaway Versions, Cargo Van and Passenger wagon are the four models which will be available for sale soon. For commercial vehicles, it gives options to use natural gas, liquid propane gas, bio diesel, flex fuel etc. To learn more details, visit GearHeads.
The durable and light body of 2014 Transit is the attractive feature which Ford promises. Moreover, three roof heights are designed for every model (Low, Medium and High). Previously Ford models were developed on solid wheel basis where even it could hold 12-15 passengers. The Transit Wagon was developed in four versions namely; Chassis Cab, Cutaway, Passenger Wagon and Cargo Van. Here, the wagon’s power ranges from 3.2 liters to 3.7 liters. It also had few added features such as advanced technology, modern interiors, accessible to mobile & laptop communication, touch sensitive buttons and other comfort things for car sitters. The driver’s seat has lot of adjustments which are focused to get more convenience while traveling.
Trucks are a form of vehicle that has varied uses. It can be used for commercial purposes as well as for personal or retail purposes. However, the manufacturers of truck and heavy vehicles usually segregate themselves from the manufacturers of light moving vehicles. The segment which sells trucks as well as the consumers for trucks are usually distinct from those who purchase light moving vehicles like cars, sedans and even SUVs.
Use In Military Organizations
Most government enterprises are in need of trucks for movement of goods. The military organizations in any country are the largest consumers of trucks and heavy vehicles. They need such vehicles for moving men from one region to another as well as arsenals, goods and even smaller vehicles. The companies which supply to military organizations have to cater to their needs exclusively. They need to ensure certain parameters or standards of manufacturing and then only are their contracts renewed with the military organizations. Even for government enterprises there are many rules to adhere by in order to become a supplier to such organizations.
Use In Different Industries
When it comes to the commercial market, there are large industries and even medium sized businesses which need tucks for their commercial usage. Moving goods from one place to another is what trucks are used for the most. As per every industry there are certain specifications in design and manufacturing is one accordingly. Thus, there are truck companies that cater to logistics companies and design trucks to suit their freight carrying responsibilities. Others design trucks for car companies where tiers of small cars are placed for transporting them from one place to another. Trucks for individual usage are more compact in design and have powerful maneuvering features. They come with modern technologies are best for taking on the rough terrain and for long distance journeys.
The 2014 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck that is expected in the summer of 2013 is said to be at a different level when it comes to the interior styling of the truck. The GMC says that the 2014 GMC Sierra will set a new standard in the interior designing of the trucks and the cabin in the new Sierra is said to be quiet, comfortable and enhances driving comfort. The new Sierra is where comfort meets convenience and the quality of the build is also expected to be high.
Technology And Safety Features Of The 2014 GMC Sierra
Rear Vision Camera will be available in the new Sierra
Intellilink with an 8” Color Touch radio featuring Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio, Smart phone integration and a lot more
Tow/Haul Mode, Driver Shift Control, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway control, Intelligent Brake Assist and Ultrasonic Front and Rear Park Assist are some of the features that will be available in the new Sierra.
Safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are also available.
Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Automatic Crash Response, Turn by turn navigation and Emergency Services Link are the other safety features.
Performance Related Features
The 2014 GMC Sierra will feature the all new Eco Tec3 engines and will be paired with the 6 speed automatic transmission making it efficient.
Direct Injection Engine with Active fuel Management will give the right balance between power and efficiency that will meet all driving conditions.
DURALIFE Brake Rotors are used to help prolong the life of the brake rotors and to help avoid corrosion.
Hill Descent Control, Stabilitrak with traction control, Electronic Power steering, Driver Shift control and Automatic Locking Rear Differential are all performance features that are expected in the new Sierra.
Ford Commercial Vehicles
Ford is considered to be the leader in commercial vehicle in the United States of America. According to Polk U.S. Registration data, Ford sells 6 of the top 10 commercial vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that by the end of 2012, half of the commercial vehicles manufactures by Ford are capable of using alternative fuels like natural gas, biodiesel, flex fuel, hybrid, liquid propane gas and battery power. The models of Ford commercial vehicles available are very diverse and therefore the popularity of the commercial vehicles that are sold by Ford. Ford commercial trucks are known to have very good build quality that is essential for any commercial vehicle and the options that is provided along with the build quality is what contributes to the success of the Ford commercial segment.
2014 Ford Transit
The 2014 Ford Transit that will be available in the U.S by 2014 is expected to live up of the standards of Econoline’s Built Ford Tough and also achieve at least 25% better fuel economy thereby lowering CO2 emissions and also the operating cost for customers. The 2014 Ford Transit will use the common global platform that Ford plans to introduce all over the world. The weight of the new 2014 Ford Transit is said to be down by at least 300 pounds when compared to a E-Series van of a similar size. The increase in fuel economy is largely due to the reduction in weight and the changes that are planned for the powertrain. The 2014 Ford Transit will be available in Cutaway versions and Chassis Cab versions along with the full body version.
2014 Ford Transit specifications
The 2014 Ford Transit will have a lightweight and durable unibody construction.
It will be available in four models – chassis cab, cutaway, cargo van and passenger wagon
Three roof heights are planned for all models – low, medium or high
The Ford Transit van and the wagon models will be available in regular (130 inch) wheelbase length and long (148 inch) wheelbase length.
Cutaway models and chassis cab models will be available in three wheel bases – 138 inch, 156 inch and 178 inch.
The 2014 Ford Transit has a wide range of GWWR ranging from 8600 pounds to 10,360 pounds
The Transit Wagon can hold 8 to 10 passengers and the long wheelbase model can hold 12 to 15 pasenger.
The 2014 Fortd Transit series will be available in a three varieties of powertrains ranging from 3.2L to 3.7L. Alternate fuel capability powertrains and Flex Fuel Capable powertrains are also planned for this model
2014 Ford Transit added features
The 2014 Ford Transit is slated to contain advanced technology to go with the modern interior that will ensure that you have a lot of comfort on the road while technology makes it easier to do things. The Ford SYNC®System allows you to access mobile communications, navigation, entertainment and travel information using voice commands or touch sensitive buttons. The interior are based on the Fosrd Kinetic design and is focused on driver comfort. The driver’s seat has multiple adjustments that can be done to ensure that the driver has a comfortable position while driving.
The 2014 Ram 1500 Is Expected To Be The First North American Full Size Pickup To Offer A Diesel Power Train
The biggest change in the interior is a brand new cabin which boasts of an extremely massive touchscreen user interface. The screen is expected to be much more larger than the 8.4 inch ones that we find today. However, the exact specifications are yet to be released by the automaker.
From the way things look, the 2014 Ram 1500 is also expected to sport a new grille and an array of projector headlamps and LED tail lamps. However, what remains unclear is whether this amazing light combination will be offered as a standard product or will be given out as an option in the higher versions. Moreover, the 2014 Ram 1500 includes a completely revised suspension design. The front multi link array seems to have given way to a single trailing arm setup. The shock absorbers seem to have been relocated as well. With the company doing its best to keep the details of the new 1500 under lock and key at the moment, it is difficult to provide the exact specifications and we just have to wait for the company to make its official announcement soon.
The 2014 Ram 1500 Is Expected To Be The First North American Full Size Pickup To Offer A Diesel Power Train
One of the most popular manufactures when it comes to trucks is Ram. The company is known for producing some of the most fuel efficient and user friendly pickups available in the markets. Thus, there has been a great buzz and tremendous excitement around its upcoming 2014 Ram 1500. The amazing machine is expected to be launched at the 2013 Chicago auto show when we expect the complete specs and details about the truck to come out. With the 2013 Ram 1500 winning the Truck of the Year award from Motor Trend and the North American Truck of the Year award, one expects great things from the 2014 version. While a release date and performance information is not yet available, we expect them to be released quite soon.
The 2014 Ram 1500 Are All Set To Offer Diesel Power Trains
Ram is all set to be the first company in North America to offer a diesel power train in its 2014 version of the Ram 1500. With this step, Ram takes another bold step in their aggressive journey to become the leading full size truck manufacturer in North America. The 3 liter V6 turbo Eco Diesel is all set to join the already proven Torque Flite 8 speed transmission systems in the 2014 Ram 1500 and promises the best in the class performance, torque and capability in both the tow and haul capacities and fuel efficiency. This game changing technology is expected to raise the bar for pickups and will no doubt offer Ram a huge competitive advantage in the markets. Moreover, the 3 liter V6 engine is amongst the most advanced diesel engines in the world and it also gives out 60 percent lesser emissions than the diesel power trains of yesteryears. When we add the increased fuel economy and performance to this combination, the result is a potent and deadly pickup which should bomb the markets on its arrival.
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Cars are the focus of lavish attention from tuners and fans alike, so if you own a truck and you are intrigue with the thought of improving its looks and performance check this out.
For starters, engine can be modified multiple ways – adding a turbo set on a custom manifold, large front mount intercooler and performance exhausts will boost horsepower and torque, and give a smooth deep tone. Chip tuning would maximize fuel efficiency, ignition timing, charge pressure, etc. If your engine is turbocharged, you gain 15% to 35% in performance with better acceleration. Because it will allow you to drive with lower torque, you will see a marked improvement in fuel consumption. Depending on how much modifications you would want, there are many other performance arts that will help your SUV speed up.
Body kits can give your trucks subtle changes in appearance or a vastly different look. Front and rear bumpers may be changed or added along with side skirts. Further add-ons are spoilers, splitters and fender flares. Some additions will change the contours of the body breaks and lines of the original design. Race-inspired styles will give your truck better aerodynamics, or may make your SUV appear lower. Lowering blocks at the rear and drop spindles in front will give it real lower profile, and adding LSD will give the driver better control. Large 18” wheels under widened fenders will give an aura of strength and masculinity. A very much welcome side benefit of body kits is that while enhancing your SUV’s appearance, you will be replacing body parts that are damaged, defective or worn out anyway. In fact, the need to make repairs or replacements will give you a reason and excellent opportunity to give your truck improvements in performance and appearance. If your truck is of the older variety, you will give it also a much-needed face-lift for that modern look.
Body kit materials are high quality products, durable and lightweight like fiberglass that will easily mold into panels and cut out openings. The ABS plastic is flexible and impact- absorbent, and if you pick the right kit, replacement parts will fit into original mounting points and brackets
Inside, you can stamp your personality and style with sporty dash for better monitoring, shift knobs, parking brake handles, new rally style steering wheels, race-inspired pedals, rear view mirrors and Recaro seats. If you want to retain the original seats, seat covers will hide worn out leather or stained fabrics and provide protection against further wear and tear, and so too will dashboard covers and heat shields. Other interior accessories available that are decorative and very useful are florescent dome lights, floor and cargo mats, and a fire extinguisher for safety. And, don’t forget the air fresheners that can make for a pleasant driving experience.
There is a reality show on television that shows truckers going about their everyday lives. I have to admit that before this show, I was one of those people that knew absolutely nothing about tuckers and trucks were the last thing from my mind. For me, these road giants are dangerous and scary. These days however, more and more people are paying attention to changes in trucks. Although unlike physical changes done in cars and other smaller vehicles, there are also superficial changes made in trucks but these changes are more geared towards enhancing performance and ensuring safety rather than for aesthetic purposes. .
Recently, the utility trailer has announced that it will be making changes to its side skirt. The trailer’s skirt is aerodynamic which allows for a more comfortable driving experience, they are making changes to the skirt in hopes of being able to further enhance the performance of the vehicle. The new design allows for a more flexible, bendable skirt making it easier for the truck to overcome bumps in the road.
The Utility brand has been around since 1914 and the makers are constantly looking for ways to make changes that would help in the efficiency of the road giant. Many other trucks are also expected to follow the example set by Utility as we forge into an environment that is promoting efficiency and at the same time conservation. More vehicles – trucks for that matter are expected to be making changes to their designs and their machines in the hopes of being able to make a name for themselves, and take a leading role in the market.
Online, you will also be able to see new releases or changes made in old trucks. This is very helpful to the normal everyday consumer because you are presented with the facts that you need to know when purchasing a vehicle. You can also actively research online to be able to make a decision based on the changes that are being made in the trucks these days. There may be times that just like in the smaller vehicle, you will see trucks that have been painted in a different way and this will definitely catch your attention. Just like smaller vehicles, there are shops that accept customization of trucks although admittedly, the changes are only usually skin deep. It would not be a very good idea to have customizations made to your trucks where the machine is concerned since trucks are mainly used for tough jobs.