Here at Work Truck Direct, we like to have a little fun. Here is a short comic to help you get through the busy peak season!
The FedEx Peak Season is almost upon us and we at Allegiant Partners want you to be ready! The Promotion is available to all current FedEx Contractors and will get you into a new or used FedEx vehicle for $100 (on approved credit). In fact, we will even make the second payment on your vehicle $100. All it takes to get the process started is a completed credit application.
- 1st payment $100
- 2nd payment $100
- All new and used vehicles are eligible
- All makes eligible: Freightliner, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Ram…and many more
- Step Vans, Cutaways, Box Trucks, vans and Semi’s are eligible
- Application must be received by
November 15th, 2016.
- Apply Here!
Peak season is hectic enough, why make it more complicated? If you are interested in our Peak Season Special, call your account manager, or call 888-998-6909 if you’ve never spoken to us.
We’re writing a series of articles highlighting some of the best work trucks available. Today we’re going to shed some light on the Hino 268A Straight Truck.
The Hino 268A truck is the go to vehicle for bulk routes in the FedEx industry. Its unprecedented engine durability makes it a no-brainer for businesses nation wide. Work Truck Direct sources these vehicles with the 26 foot supreme body and fold out shelving. The Hino 268A also boasts standard A/C and an AM/FM/CD entertainment system.
This truly is one of the best work trucks around. It was voted the 2010 ATD (American Truck Dealers) Truck of the Year for its durability and reliability and proves it with an industry best 5 year/250,000 mile engine warranty.
Engine Options: J08E-VC Turbo Charged and Intercooled engine
Transmission: Allison Transmission 2200
If you’re looking for a Medium Duty Truck for your business, you can’t do much better than the Hino 268A. For more info, Click Here or call your national account manager.
We’re writing a series of articles highlighting some of the best work trucks available. Today we’re going to shed some light on the Chevy City Express
Work Truck Direct offers a Pest Control Upfit for the Chevy City Express featuring the Delivery Concept Inc’s Sealed Bulk-head. This makes the vehicle usable for Pest Control Operators who can’t drive a vehicle without an airtight cab. In addition to the sealed bulk-head, there is a slide-out backpack sprayer holder, a hand held sprayer holder, shelving, and a number of other options.
Engine Options: 2.0 Liter DOHC I-4 Engine
Transmission: Xtronic CVT Transmission
The Chevy is a great vehicle for Pest Control Operators. The air tight bulk-head solves the problem that prevented Pest Control operators from using vans in the past. On top of that, van’s are far more accessible than crawling around in the bed of a pick up truck so the Delivery Concepts package is a great upfit for PCO’s everywhere.
For more info on all the Chevy Cutaway options, Click Here or call your national account manager.
We’re writing a series of articles highlighting some of the best package delivery trucks available. Today we’re going to shed some light on the Chevy Cutaway Chassis.
The Chevy Cutaway Chassis is a workhorse of the parcel delivery sector. Low initial cost and high durability make it an easy buy for many FedEx contractors. It’s easy to see why it is a popular choice. With 4.8L and 6.0 V8 options, the Chevy Small block is well known for its durability and ease of maintenance. The 4500 Chassis also has the added option of the 6.6L Duramax diesel. The box upfits on the Chevy Cutaway Chassis can range from 12′ to 18′ long and the GVWR ranges from 9,900 lbs on the 3500 chassis to 14,200 lbs on the 4500 chassis.
4.8L V8 Gas with 285 Horsepower and 295 lbs.-ft of Torque
6.0L V8 Gas with 342 Horsepower and 373 lbs.-ft of Torque
6.6L V8 Diesel with 262 Horsepower and 525 lbs.-ft of Torque (with Allison Transmission)
Transmission: 6-speed Automatic Overdrive
The Chevy Cutaway is a great vehicle for FedEx contractors in rural areas or residential routes. Because the cab’s construction is based off of the cargo van and not a step van, it is much quieter and more comfortable for longer hauls between deliveries.
For more info on all the Chevy Cutaway options, Click Here or call your national account manager.
We’re writing a series of articles highlighting some of the best package delivery trucks available. Today we’re going to shed some light on the 2015 Ford Transit.
The Ford Transit is one of the top competitors in the new euro-style cargo van segment that have taken over the industry. With the introduction of the new Transit, Ford has discontinued the Ford E-series van. This versatile platform boasts best in class fuel economy and maintains the roominess of the old E-series panel cargo vans (500 cu. ft. storage in the largest model). The versatile chassis is even being used for a number of different cutaway models including the upcoming Utilimaster Velocity Step Van.
The Ford Transit is a great van for getting into tight places. With a turning circle of approximately 56 ft. and it’s sleek profile, this van can go places your typical step van or straight truck can’t go.
Engine: 3.7L V6 Gas Engine with 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
Transmission: 6-speed Automatic Overdrive with SelectShift
The 3.7L Gas engine is a real performer with 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Not to mention; the maintenance is cheaper than a diesel and the fuel economy is significantly better than the previous Ford E-series cargo van. Jerry from FedEx Ground Fredericksberg, VA reported being “impressed with the 15 MPG’s and the smoothness of the transmission up the rural hills” in his service area.
For more info on the Ford Transit Gas vehicle, Click Here or call your national account manager.
We’re starting a series of articles highlighting some of the best package delivery trucks available. Today we’re going to shed some light on the MT-55 Freightliner Gas chassis.
While there are many options out there for P-1000 and P-1200 sized step vans, there are many qualities that make the Gas Freightliner MT-55 chassis superior to the rest. Below are some of the noteworthy qualities of the MT-55 gas chassis.
MT-55 Chassis: The strongest chassis in the P-1000 and P-1200 step van class. The 23,000 lb GVWR is the largest in it’s class and will hold up better than it’s competitors under a full load. The straight front axle reduces body roll and tire wear, saving you money on tires.
Transmission: The Allison Series 2200 transmission is used in many medium duty chassis’ trucks in the industry and is the standard for durability.
Engine: The 6.0 Liter small block is a bullet proof GM engine known for long lasting durability. This V8 configuration also provides better fuel economy when compared to 10 cylinder engines used in similar vehicles. Maintenance is much cheaper for a gas engine than a diesel.
I’m real happy with my gas Freightliners! They are durable, cheaper to maintain then the diesels and the mileage is only a little less than the diesels that I own. I wouldn’t mind getting another one soon. – Mitch from FXG – Carol Springs
For more info on the Freightliner MT-55 Gas vehicle, Click Here or call your national account manager.
Work Truck Direct is proud to announce that Ryan Makris, Austin Kingsley, and Jakeb Klein are the latest National Account Managers to become Certified Lease and Finance Professionals! According to the CLFP Foundation, “The Certified Lease and Finance Professional designation is the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals throughout the world who have demonstrated competency through testing of knowledge, continuing education and a commitment to their business practices and dedication to the industry.”
As fleet specialists, we know that handling your next truck purchase with care is of the utmost importance. Our large staff of certified CLFP’s will ensure that your next equipment transaction goes smoothly and quickly.
Allegiant Partners, Inc. employs the 3rd most Certified Lease and Finance Professionals out of any company in the entire nation. Allegiant Partners takes pride in being a part of the equipment finance industry and is a member and sponsor of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).
Allegiant Partners Inc. Certified Lease and Finance Professionals:
Chris Enbom; CEO, ELFA Board of Directors – Certified 2005
Mike Arness; President, Clearview Financial – 1999
Sylvia Greninger; Senior Account Coordinator – 1999
Brad Harmon; CIO – Certified 2007
Raquel O’Leary; VP of Operations – Certified 2007
Mike Helder; VP of Sales & Business Development – Certified 2010
Kim Shea; Funding Manager – Certified 2013
Chris Lerma; VP of Credit & Syndications – Certified 2013
Nick Fong; VP of Marketing – Certified 2014
Jennifer Pryor; Credit & Risk Manager – Certified 2014
Ryan Makris; Sales Manager – Certified 2015
Austin Kingsley; National Account Manager – Certified 2015
Jakeb Klein; National Account Manager – Certified 2015
Freightliner recently debuted their very first self driving Semi-truck, the Inspiration. The national highway traffic safety administration has a rating system for a vehicle’s level of autonomy from 0-4 (0 given to a standard human operated vehicle, and 4 given to a fully autonomous vehicle). The Inspiration has a 3 rating, meaning that an operator is still required for certain functions and a driver must always be in the seat ready to take over. The Inspiration can maintain legal speeds, keep safe driving distance, and brake when necessary. It cannot, however, merge and exit highways, drive on local roads, or dock the trailer.
For now, commercial drivers are still required and who knows if semi’s will ever become legally fully autonomous. But what does this mean for the commercial trucking industry? What are your thoughts on autonomous cars and trucks? Leave your comments below.
For More information on the Freightliner Inspiration, Click Here.
For the video of the unveiling at the Hoover Dam, Click Here.
Internet Fraud and Identity Theft are major problems that we face in our lives. According to the Internet Crime division of the FBI, there were 262,813 Internet crimes reported totaling $781,841,611 in total reported losses during 2013. The average loss for people who reported a monetary loss was just over $6,000.
Here at Allegiant Partners, we’re always looking out for our customers’ security. We put together a list of top tips to help keep your personal information and identity secure:
- Do not disclose personal or transactional information about your Allegiant Partners lease/loan with someone who is not an Allegiant Partners employee
- When providing information online, make sure the web page is secure – the URL begins with “https” or the page has a padlock icon
- Be careful about the programs you install or run
- Use secure passwords with a mixture of symbols, numbers, and capitalized characters
- Be cautious of email attachments from unknown senders
Following simple steps like these will help ensure your identity and personal information stays secure.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us.