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Hengehold Trucks Using Social Media to Improve Customer Service

Hengehold Trucks, a provider of quality pre-owned commercial vehicles, has announced an alternative method to alerting their customers of new vehicles arrivals into their inventory. Hengehold Trucks will be using social media, Twitter, for instant updates on recent additions to their sales inventory. Customers can now see what vehicles are available without having to wait for Hengehold Trucks’ monthly newsletter for the information.

Within the last month, Hengehold Truck has added over 30 new vehicles to their inventory, bringing their current total to over 90 used commercial vehicles. The inventory includes a wide range of commercial vehicles from mini cargo vans, box vans, passenger vans, pickup trucksutility trucksflatbed trucks, stakes trucks, and dump trucks.

“I have bought several trucks from Hengehold over the years and there is a reason I keep going back. The quality of their used vehicles is unmatched. They have very clean vehicles and a pretty good selection of them at that. They go through an extensive inspection on each vehicle. I have purchased four vehicles and have never had the problem,” said Sally M., a Hengehold Trucks’ customer. (Source:http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3710515810/hengehold-motor-co-palo-alto-1)

Hengehold Trucks has served costumers in many places beside California such as Saipan, Marinia Island, Seattle, Washington, San Antonio, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Their primary customers come from a diverse collection representing many industries as well as customers from universities, government agencies, and individuals.

To get the latest updates of Hengehold Trucks’ new commercial vehicles, follow them on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/htrucks.

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TRAILER SUPERSTORE is clearing out Enclosed Trailers affected by hailstorms

All Pro’s TRAILER SUPERSTORE is clearing out all remaining Enclosed Trailers affected by hailstorms from the beginning of summer with deep discounts on brand new trailers.

All Pro West Customers can certainly thank Mother Nature for the deeply discounted pricing on select new single axle and dual axle Enclosed Trailers at their TRAILER SUPERSTORE.

While selections last, All Pro will be reducing the cost of all hail damaged trailers to consumers. Discounts can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands depending on the severity of the hail damage to each unit. The severity of damage varies from trailer to trailer and will be discounted on a case by case basis.

Affected units range from small Enclosed Trailers up to 24′ Custom Car Trailers. Also discounted for the ‘Hail Sale’ are stock Enclosed Motorcycle Trailers to Custom Bike Trailers and 20′ and 24′ Custom Cargo and Car Trailers.

“Our ‘Hail Sale’ will give consumers the opportunity to purchase a brand new Enclosed Trailer or Custom Enclosed Car Trailer at unbelievable pricing” remarks Scott Smith, Director of Sales for All Pro “These units have been moving fast and we expect to have all the affected trailers cleared out by the end of summer.”

All Pro’s TRAILER SUPERSTORE offers an extensive product line of Trailers for Sale, including a full line of Enclosed Trailers, Open and Enclosed Car Trailers, Motorcycle and ATV Trailers and Construction Trailers such as Equipment and Dump Trailers.

“Our trailer sales department is top of the line” states Smith “And our TRAILER SUPERSTORE consistently stocks hundreds of all type new trailers for sale to assure you always find the best trailer to fit your needs and budget.” All Pro also offers a trade in your trailer program and carries an extensive line of used trailers for sale as well.

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Tailgate Steps Are Not Just for Ford Pickups Anymore

There has been increasing demand from 2011 Chevy and GMC heavy duty pickup owners for a tailgate step like the popular Ford tailgate step. Pickups are getting taller each year making it more difficult to climb into the bed of the trucks. Ford is the only manufacturer that includes a tailgate step as an option. Aftermarket suppliers have been meeting this demand with innovative products.

STATZ Corporation has added a new tailgate step model for the 2011 Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500 heavy duty pickup trucks. The model 10321 DEBO Step® tailgate step is an addition to STATZ Corporation product line of custom fit truck steps. This step mounts to the trailer hitch crossbar, and can be extended and used to help the user to gain access to the bed of the pickup truck, and telescopes under the truck when not in use.

The changes to the 2011 GMC and Chevy’s trailer hitch made this new design necessary. Unlike the other STATZ Corporation Chevy/GMC models that bolt to the frame of the truck, this model is designed to go over the 3″ square crossbar of the hitch frame. STATZ Corporation manufactures 16 models for Chevy/GMC, Ford, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota full size pickup trucks.

STATZ Corporation is a service disabled veteran owned company based in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. STATZ Corporation has been manufacturing, marketing and selling pickup tailgate steps under the brand name DEBO Step® since 2007.

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TRAILER SUPERSTORE Recognized as one of Car Mate Trailers Top ‘Dealers of the Decade’

Just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, All Pro sells Enclosed Cargo Trailers, Custom Car Haulers, Dump Trailers, Landscape Utility Trailers, Equipment Trailers, ATV and Motorcycle Trailers. Involved in the Trailer and Towing business in Pennsylvania since the mid 1980’s, All Pro has grown into a full service Trailer and Towing Facility earning its title TRAILER SUPERSTORE. All Pro inspects, repairs, customizes, finances and delivers trailers out of one single location in Central Pennsylvania, which services consumers locally and nationwide.

The TRAILER SUPERSTORE‘s best selling Custom Cargo and Car Trailers are manufactured by Car Mate Trailers Inc. All Pro has been Car Mates #1 Trailer Dealer in the Nation since 2007 and consistently stocks hundreds of Car Mate Trailers for sale. “All Pro’s commitment to quality and their unsurpassed customer service go hand in hand with our most important belief.” states Greg Snyder, CEO of Car Mate Trailers Inc. “That’s one big reason why they are so successful with us!” Car Mate offers an above average product at a competitive price. Their goal and mission is to build the most dependable trailers in the industry while maintaining the highest level of quality for which a Car Mate Trailer is known.

All Pro is committed to keeping its TRAILER SUPERSTORE Inventory updated and fresh with the latest and newest Trailers out there. “We consistently clearance brand new trailers in order to bring in new inventory” remarks Scott Smith, Director of Sales for All Pro “Our HOT DEAL Clearance Trailers are a big seller right now.” Clearance Trailers are Brand New Trailers offered at deeply discounted pricing for reasons such as DEMO, Leftovers or Dings and Dents. Aside from the Clearance Trailers, All Pro also offers Used Trailers at affordable prices. All Pro offers top dollar for Used Trailers traded-in for Newer Models.

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Hengehold Trucks of Northern California Celebrates 62nd Anniversary

Hengehold Trucks of Palo Alto is proud to announce that 2010 represents their 62nd Anniversary of operating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally founded in 1948 by Fred Hengehold of Globe, Arizona, the family owned business has grown to boast largest selection of pre-owned commercial vehicles in Northern California. Up until 2003, Fred Hengehold continued to run Hengehold Trucks at which point he finally announced his retirement at the age of 100.

In 1965, Hengehold Trucks moved to San Antonio Road in Palo Alto f r o m its original location on El Camino, and was eventually joined by sons Jim and David Hengehold. By the time of Fred’s retirement at the age of 100, granddaughter Christine Hengehold Twichell and grandson Matt Hengehold had joined the business. Today the company represents one of a dwindling number of long-established, multi-generational family businesses still operating in the Bay Area.

Since the company’s inception, the customer base has changed along with the times. One of the earliest customers of the business was the (at-the-time) newly incorporated Hewlett-Packard Company. Today, there are a huge variety of clientele f r o m  contractors seeking utility trucks, to business owners looking for value in entire fleets of used trucks for sale, to the annual Burning Man enthusiasts searching for cargo vans and box trucks for their pilgrimage to Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

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How SR-22 Insurance Can Improve A Driving Record

What any driver who has had a few too many run-ins with traffic police may have to face at some point is SR-22 insurance. According to a recently published InsuranceAgents.com article, ‘Getting Acquainted With SR-22 Insurance,’ SR-22 insurance is essential if you want to improve your driving record.

The purpose of SR-22 insurance is to prove your financial responsibility and allows you to get your driving record back on the right track.

“If you are cited by law enforcement for driving without insurance then you will be required to carry proof of SR-22 insurance for roughly three years just as if you were on probation,” the article states.

SR-22 insurance can be obtained through most insurance providers. To find out your state’s requirements, fees, and why or when you will need an SR-22 insurance policy, contact your auto insurance agent without delay.

You will need an SR-22 insurance policy if you have:
• A DWI, DUI, or any other serious moving violation
• A suspended or revoked license
• Been involved in an at-fault accident without insurance
• Made repeated traffic violations

SR-22 insurance can be a pain to file, and it can also be expensive. Visit InsuranceAgents.com to learn more about SR-22, and to request auto insurance quotes from up to five local agents.

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Click Seat Belt Or Car Insurance Will Take a Hit

Most drivers have heard the “click it or ticket” expression but many don’t consider that saying as having anything to do with car insurance quotes. According to an article recently published on InsuranceAgents.com, those drivers who refuse to buckle up not only run a greater risk of seriously injuring or killing themselves in an accident but also of racking up high car insurance premiums.

“Buckling up might seem like a harmless offense but the fact of the matter is you will be ticketed and it will show up on your car insurance bills,” states the InsuranceAgents.com article, ‘How Seat Belts Affect Car Insurance Rates.’ “Not to mention the fact that buckling up could save your life in the case of an unexpected collision.”

Here is a few important reasons on why buckling up can save on car insurance:

– Car insurance companies base your rate on how much risk a driver represents. If the driver have a clan driving record with no seat belt infractions then they are considered responsible in their insurance company’s eyes. – If a driver is ticketed for not wearing a seat belt then your insurance company will find out about it and will most likely raise their premiums. – Aside from all that, wearing a seat belt is the smart and safe thing to do and can save any driver’s life in any type of collision whether it’s major or simply a
fender bender.

It’s simple and it’s quick and it makes a world of difference. If every driver simply buckled up then car insurance premiums would go down across the board and everyone would be happy. Visit InsuranceAgents.com today to find out more about the factors that go into determining car insurance rates as well as why it is important to buckle up.

Visit InsuranceAgents.com for more information and for insurance quotes from up to five local agents.

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New Research: The Insurance Industry Foots A GBP1.9 Billion Fraud Bill

•As the insurance industry shoulders a GBP1.9 billion fraudulent claim bill and investigators report a 44% increase in fake motor insurance claims, car insurance stealth charges are also on the up

•Compulsory excess payments have been increased by 32% in the last year from GBP129
to GBP170 – 85% of drivers would pay this charge in the event of an accident

•Drivers with a compulsory excess above GBP500 has increased almost tenfold from just 0.3% to 2.7% – 1.55% of these could pay between GBP1,000 to GBP3,000 to claim

•With over 4.4 million accidents resulting in a claim each year, this GBP41excess increase will make the insurance industry GBP154 million more in the next 12 months

•The number of drivers with a compulsory excess on their policy has jumped by 4% from 81% and currently impacts 21.5 million drivers

•On top of this, the average policy price has increased by 10% from GBP478.70 to GBP526.42 for fully comprehensive cover and almost 13% for third party

As the insurance industry foots a GBP1.9 billion fraud bill and recent reports reveal a 44% increase in false claims, new research from uSwitch.com shows that providers are strategically recouping this money from consumers by hiking compulsory excess charges by almost a third (32%) in the last year. In addition, the number of drivers being hit with a compulsory excess fee of between GBP1,000 and GBP3,000 has increased almost tenfold from just 0.3% to 2.7%. Across the country, this means that in the event of an accident, drivers will now have have to pay their insurer an average of GBP170, a fee which has gone up by GBP41 from GBP129 since August 2008.

With over one in five drivers (4.4 million) claiming on their car insurance each year, insurance providers will now be making an additional GBP154 million more from compulsory excess hikes in the next 12 months. This GBP170 compulsory excess charge combined with the average voluntary excess payment of GBP197 can make claiming for an accident a costly business. In fact, any damage that costs less than GBP367 to repair really isn’t worth making a claim.

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Protect Your Taxi Company with Taxi Insurance

The main source of transportation in big cities such as New York City or Chicago, taxis offer many people the convenience of not having to deal with the responsibilities of owning a car. For a taxi company to thrive, however, it must possess a quality taxi insurance policy to protect not only their employees, but the customers as well. A recently published article on InsuranceAgents.com explains how vital taxi insurance is to a company. To compare insurance rates, fill out this form now.

“Not only are taxis a cheap alternative to owning a car, they also act as our own designated driver after a long night of over-age drinking,” the article, Taxi Insurance: Protection for Your Yellow Vehicle, reveals. “At the end of the day, however, a taxi is first and foremost a business, and any legitimate taxi company needs taxi insurance to protect their business. Operating in an industry that results in over two million passengers injured each year, taxi insurance provides taxis with the assurance that they will be protected in case an unfortunate incident occurs.”

Unlike standard auto insurance, taxi insurance provides a number of coverage options designed particularly for taxis. This includes liability coverage that protects the cab company, the driver, and the company’s assets. It also includes comprehensive coverage against vandalism, theft, fire and other damages caused by an accident.

There are certain requirements a taxi must first meet before even being considered for coverage. On top of functioning as fare-based, taxi drivers must also be between the age of 25 and 65, have a valid driver’s license for more than two years in the United States and possess a clean criminal record.

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Take Action Against Car Title Fraud

Most people were raised with the value of treating others the way they would like to be treated but unfortunately in this cutthroat society we live in these days, that value gets lost and it becomes every man or woman for themselves. Car title fraud is a prime example of people taking advantage of people for an easy profit. However, car title fraud can be avoided by simply performing a vehicle title history check, according to an article recently published on InsuranceAgents.com.

Knowing why car title fraud exists and how it works is an important stop in prevention. “The main reason car title fraud exists is because states lack conformity on what constitutes a ‘salvaged car,’” states the InsuranceAgents.com article titled, ‘Car Title Fraud: An Introduction‘. “There has been a push for the federal government to step in and mandate what is considered a ‘salvaged car’ so there isn’t a discrepancy between states.”

But until the feds step up to the plate, here are a few simple tasks that be accomplished by the purchaser to avoid car title fraud.

-Perform a vehicle title history check online by running the vehicle identification number, or VIN, of any vehicle made after 1981. -Take a pick from any of the numerous Web sites designed to perform accurate and timely VIN checks.

-Purchase car title insurance. This is relatively low cost and can save bundles if the buyer runs into a fraudulent title.

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Breaks From Driving Fuel Accident Rates

New research released by Lloyds TSB Insurance has revealed the serious impact of driving breaks on accident rates, as nearly 100,000 crashes caused last year were by drivers taking to the wheel after a long break from driving.

Lloyds TSB Insurance commissioned road safety experts to test the roadworthiness of licensed motorists who had not driven for six months or more. The results revealed that these drivers made four times as many serious safety errors as regular drivers, worryingly increasing their crash-risk by a quarter.

The insurer estimates that 98,000 accidents last year can be directly attributed to lack of driving practice, causing over £200 million worth of damage. Yet public awareness of the risks is low, with half a million ‘rusty drivers’ planning to take to the road in the next 12 months.

Driver ability in all key areas is impaired, according to the findings, with serious deficiencies in observation (86 per cent), speeding discipline (27 per cent), clutch control (33 per cent) and steering (13 per cent).

Crash risk is also heightened by the length of the driving ‘break’, with those taking to the wheel after a year nearly twice as likely to have an accident.

Despite the experiment revealing no marked difference in performance between the sexes, further research suggests women are more likely to take extended driving breaks than men (58 per cent vs. 42 per cent).

Commenting on the research, Karen McCarthy of Lloyds TSB Insurance, said:

“There is no substitute for practice and anyone thinking of getting behind the wheel after a long break needs to think really carefully about the risks. A simple refresher lesson or practice in a low traffic area can make a huge difference to your confidence and road awareness.”

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Truck Insurance Quotes For That Trusty Pick-Up

Auto insurance should be as vehicle-specific as possible. Just like luxury automobiles require premium auto insurance, pick-up trucks require a specific policy that offers extensive coverage as well as affordable rates. According to an article recently published on InsuranceAgents.com, truck insurance can be expensive if the consumer doesn’t know what steps to take before purchasing a policy.

“With its sturdy frame, blue collar-esque design, and pension for being practical instead of flashy, you might think insuring your pick-up truck will be inexpensive,” the article titled, ‘Truck Insurance: Fill The Bed Of Your Pick-Up With Savings’. “[But] auto insurance—and more specifically truck insurance—is determined by a number of different factors that you should be aware of if you want to find the lowest possible quotes.”

The factors that insurance companies look at in determining auto insurance quotes for trucks include the age, make, model, and anti-theft devices of the truck. Those interested in the most affordable truck insurance should compare quotes before purchasing their truck since make and model do factor into premiums.

Go online to InsuranceAgents.com to get in touch with an auto insurance agents and learn more about saving on truck insurance today.

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Visionstat™ Portable, A New Transportable Wireless Camera System Which Provides A Safe And Convenient Solution For All Types Of Towing And Hitch Applications

Mobile Awareness, LLC, a provider of leading-edge transportation safety products, today announced VisionStat™ Portable, a new transportable wireless camera system. VisionStat™ Portable provides a safe and convenient solution for all types of towing applications, visual security, temporary use for backing and observation of valuable cargo.

The VisionStat™ Portable camera system is cost-effective, easily installed, and allows the driver to back-up and align a towing vehicle using the removable, handheld monitor with a 2.4” LCD screen. The Night Vision enabled camera has a magnetic base to allow for flexible mounting which can be adapted for visual security purposes. Both the handheld monitor and the camera can be charged using either the vehicle power adapter or the plug-in AC adapter (both included) and can be conveniently stored after use.

“Mobile Awareness recognizes that vehicle owners and businesses want flexible, effective and affordable camera systems that improve their vehicle safety environments,” says Brandon Stotsenburg, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mobile Awareness“Our VisionStat™ Portable color video system provides a transportable camera at a price which will allow RV and utility truck customers to safely back their vehicles, align them for hitching and monitor valuable cargo during transportation.”

Additional features include the ability to switch camera views, to reverse the image when aligning a hitch, as well as adjust contrast and brightness on the portable monitor. Wireless camera transmission capability is up to 300 feet with night vision range of approximately 15 feet.

Stotsenburg concludes, “VisionStat™ Portable has a one-year warranty and provides a truly affordable and flexible color camera system for our customers who need a temporary system, but still want many of the safety benefits that they have come to expect from Mobile Awareness.”

About Mobile Awareness
Cleveland, Ohio based Mobile Awareness, LLC™ designs and markets leading-edge, affordable transportation safety products. The company provides integrated accident prevention solutions for commercial transportation professionals with its VisionStat™ Wired & Wireless Vehicle Camera Systems, TireStat™ Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and SenseStat™ Wired & Wireless Obstacle Detection Sensor Systems. For more information, please contact Mobile Awareness, Toll Free: 866-653-5036 or visitwww.MobileAwareness.com

Mobile Awareness…Reducing the Total Cost of Safety™

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