blank 04/28/16 04:44PM Max-D, Monster Jam Trucks, monster trucks, readers videos

Max-D Goes Big at East Rutherford

When you play on the biggest stages, you need to bring everything you have in your repertoire. In the past, Tom Meents and Max-D™ have developed some interesting stunts for Monster Jam® fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the shadow of New York City.  Double backflip attempts had ruled the past, but it was time for something new. After a successful jump over five Monster Jam trucks in Las Vegas in March, Meents wanted to go one better.

When the time came about, six Monster Jam trucks rolled to the floor to precise positioning. Max-D made a triumphant procession into the arena as the fans held their collective breaths. When the moment arrived, the 10,000-pound beast was launched into the air amid a fireworks display. The truck hurtled through the night air, passing over the trucks below. As Max-D began to descend, it looked for a minute like it may clip the El Toro Loco™ truck at the end of the line. With inches to spare, Meents landed the truck clear of the obstacle, but that wasn’t the end of the challenge

Bringing a Monster Jam truck from the height and speed necessary to perform these antics required a precise landing. Anything less than perfection would call on the driver ability. The truck began to appear on its way off four wheels, but Meents wrestled it into submission, gaining full control at the end of the landing. The thunderous roar indicated the crowd’s approval.
The obvious question is “what’s next?”. We will know soon.

Monster Jam® is the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in racing and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam features some of the biggest names including Grave Digger®, Max-D™, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, Mohawk Warrior® and more thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.
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blank 04/27/16 10:48AM Antique Truck Club, Antique Trucks, Events, Tractor Show, Truck Show

ATHS Music City Chapter Antique Truck and Tractor Show
Saturday, June 17-18, 2016; Crossville, Tennessee

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Antique Truck Club of America

Cumberland County Community Complex
1398 Livingston Rd
Crossville TN

Antique trucks, tractors, working trucks, rusty or restored, big or small, old or new. All trucks are welcome. NO JUDGING.

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blank 04/26/16 09:12AM Antique Truck Club, Antique Trucks, Events

ATCA 37th Annual National Meet in Macungie
June 17, 2016; Macungie, Pennsylvania

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Antique Truck Club of America
ATCA 37th Annual National Meet in Macungie

Macungie Memorial Park
Route 100
Macungie PA

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Trucks, trucks, trucks..... Don't miss the best antique truck show in the world -the ATCA National Meet held at Macungie Memorial Park. For 2016 we will be featuring "A" trucks.

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blank 04/25/16 02:45PM Mack Trucks, readers videos

Mack Trucks - We Are the Pioneers

This took a long time to get here. It doesn't just happen overnight. Mack Trucks has a long history leading the way with an integrated powertrain. Now the best just got better.

With a new common rail fuel system and turbo compounding, it gets you there without breaking the bank.

It can think ahead, saving you even more fuel.

It respects the environment further reducing your carbon footprint.

And now with low 13 and 14 speed Creeper Gears and multi speed reverse you can get the job done in the pit, on the road, or with a heavy load.

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blank 04/22/16 08:18AM LED Lights, Offroad Trucks, Work Trucks

Truck LED Pod Lights for Work or Off Road


What's one of the most important truck upgrades for off-road or work use? Off-road enthusiasts know that one of the singular, most important upgrades for trucks is adequate lighting and visibility. Some truck owners like to take their vehicles off-roading on uncharted terrain or use their trucks for work related purposes. In times like this, lighting apparatuses need to be up to par and at their best capacity since it's extremely important that the driver be able to see in unsafe conditions. Oftentimes, stock truck lighting is not enough to be the only source of lighting in some more dangerous conditions. This is where aftermarket LED lighting comes in, with a more superior output and higher end emitters that can function as adequate lighting.

LED pod lights are a very popular choice for truck owners because they can be easily and safely installed without being too obtrusive. Rather than have a huge lighting kit that could block the visibility of other drivers on the road and be a potential driving hazard, these little cube shaped lights can be fastened on the front or rear of the truck. This produces a spotlight effect that is akin to the output that a lighthouse can provide. These LED kits can stick out from the vehicle or they can be flush mounted into the bumper to leave a smooth, OEM style look. This is great for people who like to have a more factory styled look and have the assembly blend in to look more suave.

These LED pod light kits are great for a number of vehicles, including Jeep, 4x4, ATV, boats and much more. If you feel like you need more lighting to help you see, then these LED pod light kits are definitely a must-have as an upgrade. The aftermarket assemblies are a great way to get a bit of an updated look without having to shell out money for an OEM part or even a new off-road vehicle. Lighting gear is an important component for all things with wheels so it makes sense that you would want the best and the brightest. Since these aftermarket parts are only a fraction of what it costs from the factory, there's no need to compromise safety or style based on a budget. There's no need to choose between price or safety since the aftermarket LED pod lights are extremely affordable and do an excellent job of illuminating the road.

Truck LED Pod Lights

One of the best upgrades for trucks is a set of LED pod lights for off road of work use.

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blank 04/21/16 10:18AM FDIC Show, Fire Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, Product Spotlight, Readers Pics, Work Trucks

Freightliner Trucks Showcases Fire and Emergency Solutions
At FDIC International Show

Freightliner Trucks fire and emergency

Freightliner Trucks fire and emergency

INDIANAPOLIS – April 18, 2016 – Freightliner Trucks will feature several of its leading fire and emergency vehicles at the 2016 FDIC International Show (April 18-23, 2016). The booth (#4921) will showcase multiple configurations available to customers as well as options for this market.
“It’s critical that emergency service vehicles provide consistent uptime and versatile capabilities,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Our solutions ensure customers can depend on those capabilities in even the most difficult situations.”
Freightliner’s fire and emergency vehicles include the 114SD, M2 106 and M2 112. All Freightliner fire and emergency vehicles feature industry leading visibility and maneuverability and can be spec’d with SCBA provisions, NFPA vehicle data recorders and seatbelt displays, and a variety of bright finish exterior options.

Freightliner trucks to be featured at the FDIC International Show include:
An M2 106 featuring a KME Challenger™ body and a Cummins ISL engine with an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission. The fire truck has the Freightliner SmartPlex® Electrical System, as well as ample storage space.    
A Freightliner M2 112 Spartan ERV pumper truck with a Detroit™ DD13® engine and Detroit Virtual Technician™.  Features such as a lightweight Donaldson Air Cleaner, a side hood air intake with NFPA-compliant ember screen and fire and an adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column further enhance the vehicle.

A Pierce Manufacturing M2 106 fire truck with a Cummins ISB engine, Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission and a WABCO ABS traction control system.

An M2 106 Excellance ambulance. Equipped with a Cummins ISB engine and Allison EVS 2500 automatic transmission, the ambulance’s modular body has a specially-designed extruded aluminum framework and thick aluminum plate welded together to form a strong but lightweight unit without exposed seams.  

A Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) on a M2 112 truck with a Cummins ISL engine and Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission. The custom, all-aluminum pumper body and door vehicle is manufactured to withstand the toughest conditions.
Stop by booth #4921 during FDIC International for additional information on the latest fire and emergency solutions from Freightliner Trucks or visit
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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blank 04/20/16 08:25AM 2016 Jeep Wrangler, 2016 Ram 2500, Readers Pics

Looking for value? Look at Jeep, Ram Truck

2016 Ram 2500 and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2016 Ram 2500 and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 

acebookWhen you make an investment in a new vehicle, you definitely want to get your money’s worth, right?

Then it’s no surprise that two of our most popular vehicles give our customers the most value: Jeep® Wrangler and Ram 2500 pickup.

That’s a fact backed up by 2016 Best Retained Value® Awards. Both vehicles were tops in their respective segments: mid-size traditional SUV for the Wrangler and heavy-duty truck for the 2500 pickup. highlights just how important long-term value is for car shoppers:
“Smart car shoppers will choose vehicles with high retained value so they can maximize their worth at trade-in or sale. And for consumers who lease, selecting cars with strong resale value is just as important: Resale value is a key factor in determining the monthly lease payment.”

In addition to Wrangler and 2500 taking the top spot in their segments, we had several vehicles show their value with honorable mentions:

  • Large Car: Dodge Charger
  • Entry Sports Car: Dodge Challenger
  • Small Commercial Van: Ram ProMaster City
  • Large Commercial Van: Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

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blank 04/19/16 08:47AM F150 Special Service, Ford F-150 SuperCab, Ford F-150 SuperCrew, Ford Pickup, Readers Pics

Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Reporting for Duty

2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

  • -2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle package – available for both SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations – tailors the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever to meet the unique needs of government and fleet customers
  • -Package adds high-output alternator to meet power needs, plus easy-clean rear vinyl bench seating and flooring; a removed center console allows for custom equipment placement
  • -Along with the Special Service Vehicle package for both F-150 as well as Expedition, Ford offers a Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle and a Special Service Police Sedan to help fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement agencies nationwide


DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2016 – Government and fleet customers – including law enforcement and roadside assistance providers – require the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work, so Ford offers a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 F-150 to meet their rigorous needs.

F-150 Special Service Vehicle gives fleets a selection of configurations so customers can pick what best suits their needs. Available in XL trim for either F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for the package in a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0-liter V8 or high-torque 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine to ensure there is never a lack of power.

Law enforcement and fleet work can get messy, so trucks equipped with the package replace carpeting with easy-to-clean vinyl flooring. The rear seat is swapped out for a vinyl bench for quick cleanup.

A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for extended idle times. Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization.

“Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. “They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched.”

Law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added F-150 to satisfy a complete range of police needs.

“We offer a whole family of police vehicles,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. “Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation.”

The following Ford vehicles are available for law enforcement use:

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