Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Built Tough Ford Commercial Vehicles Dominate the Market

At the recent 2013 Work Truck Show Ford Motor Company showed the big picture for the commercial products, Gresham Ford Fleet among other Oregon Ford dealerships, offer to the commercial and municipal marketplace.  The event was held in Indianapolis and had one of the most impressive Ford Commercial Vehicle Presentations ever.  In spite of a virtual blizzard that engulfed Indiana, over 10,000 committed car people attended the Green Truck Summit showcasing alternative fuel seminars.  They visited over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 520 exhibitor companies showcasing their wares.  Over 60 OEM sponsored educational sessions covering industry topics, engineering, business, government, new products and market trends were on hand as well.  Ford Commercial Truck was aggressively involved in all facets of this huge convention and used every opportunity to reinforce its position as the leader in the commercial truck industry.  Ford even brought the 2014 Transit and Transit Connect to showcase just a few of the exciting offerings differentiating Ford Commercial work trucks and vans in the marketplace.  

One of the key presentations at the Green Truck Summit included a seminar entitled "OEM Perspectives on the Future of Clean Technologies".  It was designed to provide insights from the OEM point of view concerning anticipated changes in the transportation fuel sources as well as vehicle technology.  Obviously, the majority of attendees were interested in the opinions on how these changes impact commercial trucks and their associated equipment.  Rob Stevens, Ford Chief Nameplate Engineer, provided a wide-ranging insight into the Ford sustainability plans for Ford Commercial Vehicles.  Gresham Ford Fleet is proud to offer the full line of alternative fuel vehicles offered by Ford Motor Company and its Qualify Vehicle
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Modifiers.  It includes a strategy to offer commercially-based customers a broad selection of powertrain options that include both traditional gasoline based technologies and hybrid/electrical variations utilizing current Ford vehicle platforms.  The chart below captures some of this Ford powertrain strategy and graphically demonstrated to attendees the level of Ford commitment and participation in the future of alternative fuel based vehicles.  The OEM panel included the Moderator Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART: Dave Majors, International Truck; Frank Schenk, Peterbilt Motors; Robert Carrick, Freightliner Trucks; Rob Stevens, Ford Commercial Truck division.  Gresham Ford is a proud Oregon Ford dealership minutes from the heart of Portland, located at 1999 East Powell Blvd in Gresham Oregon.