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Commercial Spotlight: Transit Connect

May 31st, 2012

This month, we’re highlighting one of our most versatile and affordable commercial vehicles, the 2012 Transit Connect. It’s a great vehicle for any kind of business, incredibly customizable for its class, and is built to last with all of the Ford quality you’ve come to expect and enjoy.

The Transit Connect is engineered and tested to thrive in conditions that are harder, faster and tougher than most of its drivers will ever see. It’s Built Ford Tough on a rugged, commercial vehicle platform, with over 670,000 sold worldwide since 2003. Regular maintenance is simple, and the first spark plug change isn’t due until 90,000 miles.

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New 6.8L V10 Gas Engine Brings Power to Medium Duty

May 31st, 2012

At Borgman Commercial, we’ve got great news about your the future of your fleet. Ford has unleashed an all-new engine for the Medium Duty series that promises to give your trucks the boost they need. Check it out!

The 6.8L V10, with features such as a free-breathing 3-valve-per-cylinder induction system, continues building its reputation as a dependable powerplant with its impressive 357 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission.

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What Do the King Ranch and Ford Trucks Share in Common?

May 18th, 2012

Did you know that the King Ranch Edition F-Series trucks and Expedition were inspired by a real working ranch? A ranch that still exists today? And that the King Ranch and Ford share a lot in common?

Both are American icons. Both were founded by visionaries – Henry Ford and Richard King. And both companies are leaders in innovation, conservation and preservation. With all that in common, collaboration between Ford and King Ranch seems rather fitting.

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Ford’s Alternative Fuel Guide Now Available!

April 23rd, 2012

Optimize Your Fleet and Save Some Green

Ford has released a helpful Alternative Fuel Guide to optimize your fleet. You can save money — and the environment — by optimizing your commercial vehicles, and the brochure includes many helpful tips on how.

Download the PDF HERE.
After you’ve taken a look, call Borgman Ford Commercial to build your fleet the way you want. We’re here for your fleet needs and always happy to help!

Ford Leads in Commercial Alternative Fuel Development with Bi-Fuel Trucks

April 23rd, 2012

From Scott Gibbons, Commercial Sales Manager

For years, Automakers have been rushing to develop a less expensive, viable, and efficient alternative to gasoline powered vehicles. The result has been a string of battery electric hybrid mini cars lacking commercial appeal. For years, shrinking the carbon footprint meant losing towing capacity, but Ford has a new solution: Compressed Natural Gas.

The advantages of CNG are plentiful. Both the environment and your pocketbook will benefit from its use. CNG burns cleaner than gasoline and increases engine life. A CNG-powered vehicle requires oil and filter changes every 9000-10,000 miles — a far cry from the 3000-5000 miles required by gasoline powered vehicles.

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Diesel Transit Joining Ford’s Commercial LIneup

April 23rd, 2012

Ford announced recently that its Ford Transit commercial van will come to market with a new clean-diesel engine, on top of the already announced EcoBoost V6. These engines will allow the new Transit to achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy than current E-Series vans it replaces.

In addition to the new Transit, certain E-Series body styles will continue to be available through most of the decade in North America, even after the U.S.-built Transit goes on sale. Production of the new Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans will start in Kansas City in 2013. Ford was able to keep the weight down and the new Transit will be at least 300 pounds lighter than the current E-Series.

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SuperDuty: We Own Work

March 19th, 2012

In celebration of truck month, we’re offering great deals on the popular F150, which has been powering the workforce for 35 years. But let’s not forget the F150’s big brother: the Ford SuperDuty. For those super-sized jobs, count on the one heavy-duty truck used on more work sites than any other.

If you own one, check out this gallery. If you submit a video of your SuperDuty at work, you may be selected for the next Ford video!

If you WANT one, check out the Super Duty site, then talk to us for a test-drive!


Crew Chief: Keep Tabs On Your Fleet

March 19th, 2012

Keep your fleet on the road instead of idling in the garage. Crew Chief, powered by Telogis®, helps track your fleet of Ford trucks and assists you in everything from real-time vehicle maintenance alerts to routing.

A GPS-enabled “black box” mounted inside the dashboard of the vehicle records and processes a wealth of useful information – from current location, speed and fuel economy to airbag status or low battery levels. Crew Chief uses this data to create helpful reports and real-time alerts for metrics that are important to your bottom line.

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What Can EcoBoost Do for You?

March 19th, 2012

With gas prices on the rise, commercial truck users need power plus fuel economy.

EcoBoost direct-injection technology helps produce a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel. What you experience is instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag.

2012 F-150 EcoBoost – This technologically advanced engine was developed especially for use in our new 2011 F-150 pickup. The available 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine delivers the power to tow up to 11,300 lbs. – the most towing capacity in its class. It delivers 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the most torque of any premium- performance engine in its class, as well as best-in-class payload.

Talk to us to learn more about the power of EcoBoost!

Fuel-Saving Tips for Fleet Managers

March 19th, 2012
We’ve rounded up some ways that Fleet Managers are dealing with increases in fuel costs. In addition to keeping fleets well maintained and selecting our high-efficiency passenger cars, eco-boost technology on the F-Series, and using our robust business technology features, these tips can help you save further.

Email Fuel Saving Tips to Employees

It never hurts to remind drivers that HOW they drive makes a difference in fuel consumption. These include maintaining proper tire inflation, changing driving habits, such as not racing to a red light, maintaining posted highway speeds and eliminating unnecessary idling engines. Managers can help keeps employees cognizant of fuel consumption by including tips at the bottom of all email communications.

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