Pest Perspectives - January/February 2014 - (Page 12)
What's New, Cool and Popular
By Mary Lou Jay
service truck becomes an
office on wheels for pest
and improvements to vehicles and
equipment can make a real difference
in their comfort and productivity.
Here are some changes expected in
the world of fleets for 2014.
Trucks big and small
Arnie Smith, corporate lease
consultant at GT Leasing, reports
several changes in trucking
manufacturers' lineups for 2014.
"Since Ford and Chevy have done
away with their small pickup trucks,
the Toyota Tacoma should continue
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to be a popular choice for pest control
companies in 2014," he said. But the
Tacoma is scheduled to come only
in an extended cab version this year.
"This should be a pretty expensive
price bump in the $1,500 - $2,000
range, and companies may want to
plan ahead and weigh their options
carefully." One alternative later in
the year could be the returning
Chevrolet Colorado. (Details below.)
GM has already introduced
the 2014 redesigned Chevrolet
Silverado half-ton pickups. In the
heavy duty line, the redesigned
Chevrolet/GMC pickups will go on
sale in the first quarter of 2014 and
be designated as 2015 models.
"The big news for the upcoming
2015 Ford Super Duty is the secondgeneration Powerstroke V-8 engine,"
Smith said. "Ford's stated goal is
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