Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ford Transit: Durability and Fleet Testing for North American Customers

Coming soon. . . 2013?
The next-generation Ford Transit full-size van will be built in the United States as an eventual replacement for the best-selling Econoline E-series. Sharing the same name and platform as the Transit that's sold in Europe, Asia and other markets, we're putting Transit through grueling durability and real world testing to make sure it will live up the demands of our customers and E-Series' workhorse reputation.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Michigan Assembly Plant: Electric Vehicle Immersion (2 of 2)

Sherif Marakby, Director of Ford Electrification, Programs & Engineering welcomed the group and introduced a number of Ford Electric Vehicle subject matter experts on the intricacies of charging our Electric Vehicles. Additionally Bill Frykman, Manager of MyFord Mobil provided the audience with an interactive demonstration of the Electric Vehicle application.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Michigan Assembly Plant: Electric Vehicle Immersion (1 of 2)

Ford's Group Vice President of Product Development Derrick Kuzak and Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming welcome media guests to the Michigan Assembly Plant for our Electric Vehicle Immersion program

Friday, December 23, 2011

1914 Henry Ford boosted the line workers' salary

Video #14 Advent 2011 - Visit for more. The massively increased productivity enabled by Henry Ford's revolutionary moving assembly line methods not only reduced the time to build a Model T chassis from around 12 hours to nearer 1.5hours, but it also allowed Ford to give something back to his workers. In 1914, Henry Ford left a significant legacy by boosting the line workers' salary to $5 for an eight hour day, as opposed to the previous rate of $2.34 for a nine hour day. This was more than just an early Christmas present or a bonus. It was a move that many cite as being the starting point of the 'middle class', a fair wage for a fair day's work, and a belief in giving jobs to the right person, no matter what age, sex or ethnic origin. It allowed thousands of Ford employees to rise out of relative poverty and enjoy the type of conditions that workers across the world expect today.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ford F-150 Wins 2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year!

Find out why we named Ford F-150 the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Read the full story here:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Alum-Line Flatbed Features at California Work Trucks

Clay gives us a brief tour of the features and benefits of the Alum-Line Aluminum Flatbed. They stock this product in single rear and dual rear wheel sizes. California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at

Saturday, December 17, 2011

See the 2012 BEDSLIDE Products from the SEMA Show. BEDSLIDE is a sliding drawer tray to access cargo from your truck van or SUV. We now have a 2000lb capacity BEDSLIDE for heavy equipment and cargo management. The BEDSLIDE is the most practical truck bed accessory. See more at

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Torklift International Quick Disconnect StableLoad

Designed for vehicles with lower overload springs with a ½ inch hole. Torklift's adjustable StableLoad spring pads put the factory springs back to work stabilizing the suspension and the truck's load.Designed for vehicles with lower overload springs with a ½ inch hole. Torklift's adjustable StableLoad spring pads put the factory springs back to work stabilizing the suspension and the truck's load.

Engages and Disengages in seconds
Lifetime Warranty
Quick NO-Drill Installation
Dramatically Improves Handling and Sway Reduction
Lower Air Spring pressure
Angled design to maximize spring contact surface
Anti-rotation Key Tabs
Kit includes Four StableLoads (outfits one complete truck)

For more information please visit our webstie at:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year! Picking A Winner

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Truck Of The Year competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year. Read the full story here:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Official Ford WRC Season Review 2011

Follow the Team on See the highs and lows of the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's 2011 WRC season in our Official Season Review

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ford Super Duty F-650 6.8L V10 Offers Functionality, Medium-Duty Capability in Class-Exclusive Affordable Package

  • The Ford Super Duty F-650 gas model provides municipalities an affordable option in a robust truck adaptable for various purposes – saving an average of $8,300 compared to the F-650 diesel model
  • 6.8-liter three-valve V10 gas engine provides 362 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. of torque
  • New interior for added comfort with SYNC® hands-free phone connectivity available
  • Optional gaseous fuel prep package for conversion to compressed natural gas or propane fuels
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 7, 2011 – Budget cuts and financial restrictions are daily realities for city and town governments, so finding ways to save money is imperative.
For municipalities and others seeking a cheaper alternative to replenish an aging medium-duty truck fleet, Ford offers the 2012 Super Duty F-650 with a gas engine – a class exclusive in the medium-duty truck segment. The gas variant costs thousands of dollars less than diesel trucks of its size.
Class 6 and 7 medium-duty trucks are the workhorses of municipal fleets, from single-axle dump trucks to highway plow trucks.
“The gas-engine F-650 is a highly capable truck that is Built Ford Tough without sacrificing comfort and fuel economy,” said Todd Kaufman, F-Series Chassis Cab Marketing manager.
The F-650 6.8-liter Pro-Loader with 19.5-inch wheels starts at $54,840 MSRP and the F-650 6.8-liter Dock Height with 22-inch wheels starts at $55,065. The average vehicle savings for an F-650 gas model compared to F-650 trucks with diesels is $8,300.
Power and flexibility
The 6.8-liter three-valve gas engine renders 362 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine couples with a Ford 6R410 six-speed transmission with double overdrive gears for improved fuel economy. Further, an optional gaseous fuel preparation package is available for conversion to compressed natural gas or propane fuels if desired, another option for fleets to lower their operating costs.
The all-new F-650 is Ford-designed and Ford-built with a new interior providing comfort unexpected in a work truck.
Enhanced connectivity
Now all 2012 Ford F-650 models will have available SYNC® technology to help keep drivers better connected without them having to divert their eyes from the road. Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a ruling prohibiting Interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held electronics while behind the wheel. Ford SYNC allows drivers to communicate wirelessly without sacrificing safety

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mountain Climbing Adventure in California - Ford Explorer Go Do Webisode

The Ford Explorer takes a Denver cop and an ex-LA gang member to Cardinal Pinnacle, an imposing 10,000 foot mountain in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Are Craig and Gerardo up to the challenge of summiting the mountain? This is what happens when you ask the question "What adventure would you Go Do if you had the Ford Explorer for a week?" Check out all the adventures we've made come true at

Monday, December 5, 2011

Let Them Tweet Cake

The tale of a talking cake in the shape of a 2012 Ford Focus that speaks tweets

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Knapheide 9' Dual Rear Service Body Features and Benefits

Clay gives us a features and benefits tour of the Knapheide 9' Dual Rear Wheel Service/Utility Body, including the Master Locking System, rear window protector, HD rack and more. California Work Trucks is an authorized distributor for Knapheide Manufacturing. California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 1

Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s Mt Eaton, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Truck Caps and design their fiberglass truck caps.