Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ford Motor Company Adds Jobs at Truck Factory

Ford Motor Company announced that it is adding 2,000 workers to the Missouri plant that produces the Ford F-150 pickup due to a growing US truck demand, the Associated Press reported.  Ford is adding a shift with 900+ workers in the third quarter of 2013 to produce the F-150 half ton work truck.  This is in addition to the 1,100 workers Ford is also hiring to produce the new Transit van.  The Transit, full-size work van, will begin the fourth quarter.
Gresham Ford is Proud to Offer American Made Trucks

The Kansas City plant already has 2,450 workers in two shifts just outside of Claycomo Mo. in a 4.7 million square foot plant.  Ford made 800,000 F-Series truck at three plants last year and is looking forward to doing even more in 2013.  The full size half ton F-150 is growing at three times the pace of the rest of the American auto market.  Ford is also making efforts to rehire those workers who were laid off when the Escape production was closed in Claycomo.

The need for full size trucks shows a strength in our economy and is a good sign for America. The Ford F-Series trucks have been the best-selling trucks for 35 years and the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for
30 years, with unparalleled levels of capability and functionality.  Ford is offering four-engine powertrain options in their lineup — all paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.  No matter which option you choose they all offer an excellent combination of capability and fuel efficiency.  The four-engine lineup, all paired to a robust 6-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode help to provide the right option for every line of work.
– 3.7L 4V DOHC V6 and 5.0L 4V DOHC V8 engines with Ti-VCT and Flex Fuel (E85) capability
– 6.2L 2V SOHC V8 engine
– 3.5L EcoBoost 4V DOHC V6 engine
Ford also offers a aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO) technology helps maximize fuel efficiency.  While the Ford also offers best-in-class 11,300 lbs. of towing capability is made easier with standard trailer sway control and the available trailer brake controller and best-in-class payload.
Ford's New 2014 F-150
The productivity screen provides convenient customer access to a wide range of vehicle information.  The Ford F-150 work truck offers comfort and convenience that includes standard driver-side integrated blind spot mirror, available rear 110-volt household-style outlet and telescoping steering column.  Gresham Ford Fleet is proud to sell the F-150 because it offers class-exclusive(1) high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps as standard or available equipment in addition to the MyFord or MyFord Touch is standard or available on select models.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Roadside Assistance - Your Comprehensive Concierge-Style Services

Although it is often overlooked, the Ford Roadside Assistance Program from Coach-Net provides invaluable services when you purchase a Ford work truck.  It is a 24 hour, seven-days-a-week, 365 days-a-year complimentary feature on all new Ford Commercial Vehicles including the Ford Transit, Ford Econoline, Ford Super Duty trucks and Chassis Cabs.  Program coverage for the E-Series work van and the F-Series work trucks are 5 years or 60,000 miles - whichever comes first.  With a single call to 1-800-241-3673, Ford Commercial Customers are quickly connected with phone technicians in a US based call center.  They have access to an extensive network of qualified Ford Dealerships, including Gresham Ford.  Arrangements for towing and repairs are made simultaneously, using advanced GPS technology to quickly identify the vehicle location.  Owners of motor homes built on a Ford Class A or Class C chassis are able to access the same services by calling 1-800-444-3311. 
Extended Service Plans from Gresham Ford Fleet

This is a nationwide service and can connect you with over 4,000 dealerships that specialize in commercial vehicles and commercial fleet management.  Gresham Ford Fleet maintains its status as a Business Preferred Network Oregon Ford Dealership in order to effectively reduce the overall cost of ownership for minor and major fleet customers.  For more information about how you can reduce your overall cost of ownership contact a Gresham Ford Fleet Manager at 503-969-4184 or Fleet@GreshamFord.com.