Truck Industry News


Buyers Technology Direction with Brian Smith, COO

What’s next for Buyers? Brian Smith, COO at Buyers believes we will be seeing more volatility in the industry. There will be some rapid changes and some unpredictability. Customers are going to be more cautions with their investments and when they do decide to make an investment, they want immediate satisfaction. Count on Buyers When contractors need to use their equipment, they are going to count on a company like Buyers. Buyers strives to develop and have product on hand …

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Mills Insurance – Don’t Waste a Rainy Day

Rain, Rain, Go Away Save it for rainy day, right? Mills Insurance wants you to take advantage of the rainy days and get a jump start. Anything can happen on the worst of days out on the road, so why not do the work ahead of time and prepare? Take Your Photos When your equipment starts coming in, but sure to take pictures right away. Make sure the values are accurate and send to your insurance company. You don’t want …

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GM 2019 Trucks Expand Plow Prep Package

GM is expanding their line of trucks with the 2019 Silverado. The new line will offer something for everyone and every type of job you need to take on. The new line will offer an expanded snow plow prep package. This additional availability goes from just a regular cab as they are today to include not only double cabs but crew cab models as well. This flexibility and additional feature allows the customers to get exactly what they need. New …

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Buyers Adds SaltDogg Pro Series Spreaders

Buyers has been making salt spreaders for well over 30 years. They came into the industry with a huge competitive advantage. The customers told them exactly what they were looking for in a spreader. When you know what contractors are looking for, you are able to become a powerhouse for quality products that people will invest in.  Learn from Success About 13 years ago, the SPHE series was developed. A newly designed SaltDogg Pro Series is based off of that …

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BOSS Drag Pro Rear Plow Increases Productivity

Boss introduced their Drag Pro rear mounted plow. This powerful new plow will have three models including an 8ft fixed wing, 8-12ft expanding wing and a 8-16ft expanding wing. The rear mounted plow was a request coming from their customers and distribution network. They have been wanting a back blade and new rear mounted plow.  Great Network to Pull From With their great distribution network and fans of the rear mounted plows, Boss knows they can deliver quality service parts …

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RAM Truck Dedicated Snowplow Lighting Wiring

It’s important that we not only get the plow we need for the jobs we need to do, but also make sure that our trucks have the right capabilities. RAM Truck has been working on a dedicated lighting wiring for snowplows. Their commercial vehicle team specializes in interfacing with the upfitters that modify vehicles to do what they need to do. The dedicated lighting wiring is an important feature because snowplows essentially try to emulate the truck lights. When you …

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GM Medium Duty Engineered to Upfit

GM has been in the medium duty business in the past. They know that often times, plowing snowing isn’t always a customer’s primary job. They probably are in the landscaping or construction business in the summer months. So during the winter months, they want to put a plow on their truck to move snow or a spreader to throw salt down on the roads.  For any Vocation With that in mind, GM designed their Chevy commercial truck to fit upfit …

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Ford Applications Engineering – Snow & Ice

New Engineering Group at Ford The Snow & Ice Industry is constantly changing and evolving. A main component is obviously your truck. Ford’s Commercial Vehicle Group has created a sub-group called Applications Engineering. This group is dedicated to improving Ford trucks in order to better serve the industry. Liaison for Product Development The Applications Engineering group has been connecting with upfitters to be their liaison with Ford’s product devolvement teams. This communication allows for Ford to hear directly what changes …

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Ford Programmable Upfitter Interface Module ‘Critical’ to Industry

Ford always has been at the forefront of final stage installed equipment, and that is no different for its latest spreader and snow plow assemblies that use a programmable upfitter interface module. The upfitter interface module is a factory-installed option that gives end-users “smart” logic controls that can affect the auger, spreader and the snow plow. Ford has various speeds of spreaders on the market presently, and with the upfitter interface module, the company can tie the speed of the …

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Bonnell Commander Series Multi-Purpose Truck Bodies

A Look at Bonnell Industries In this edition of Snow Plow News, we’ll take a look at Bonnell Industries, one of the leading distributors of truck equipment in the industry. Bonnell Industries began as a small home business in 1960. Over fifty-five years later, Bonnell now resides in a 61,000 square foot facility and is one of the largest truck equipment distributors in the area. While originally a welding service, they have grown into a leading manufacturer of snow plows, …

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