PowerDeck

By on Jun 30, 2014 in PowerDeck, Uncategorized |

“Some companies just don’t need large cargo vans, but until recently that’s about all that was available” Read the full article here. Large cargo vans can be inefficient for some shipping operations, as some companies do not need a large amount of cargo space. The Nissan NV200 is part of a growing segment of smaller cargo vans. As Small businesses are shipping more products than ever, smaller more agile cargo vans are more suited towards delivering smaller shipments, or one or two heavy items. With an efficient design, including a passenger seat that folds over into a desk, the Nissan NV200 gets the job done for small business. Shipping product quickly and efficiently has never been easier. The PowerDeck by Barnett Manufacturing increases efficiency in loading and unloading. The PowerDeck eliminates the need to drag pallets across van floors, and optimally distributes payload. In short, your van will last longer and look better with the PowerDeck. We build to order and are ready to install in any make/model. Contact us today for a quote and see how much the PowerDeck by Barnett Manufacturing can save you! Save time, save money, invest in the PowerDeck for your cargo van!...

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By on Jun 24, 2014 in PowerDeck |

“Ford believes the 2015 Ford Transit’s versatility and increased capabilities open up new markets and set the Transit apart from the vehicle it replaces, the venerable E series, the mainstay of Ford’s van business since it went on sale as the Econoline in 1961.” according to the recent Automotive News report. The 2015 Ford Transit will be available in three roof heights, body lengths, and engines, along with two wheelbases. 58 possible variations will help the Transit capture a large portion of the cargo van market. With so many options, businesses will have no difficulty finding a van that fits their needs. In certain configurations, the 2015 Ford Transit can offer up to 75% more cargo space than the outgoing E-Series vans. Couple that with a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 lbs, and a maximum payload of 4,650 lbs, and the 2015 Ford Transit can haul just about anything you can fit in it! Ford’s new focus on the Transit series mirrors the shift in the U.S. commercial van market to the European style. At Barnett Manufacturing, we have the PowerDeck ready for the launch of the new line of 2015 Ford Transit vans. We custom fit every PowerDeck to fit our clients specific van. With a low profile design and load plates that can be adjusted to fit any size pallet, the PowerDeck will increase shipping efficiency and protect your cargo. The PowerDeck will also protect van interiors from the wear and tear of dragging heavy pallets across the...

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PowerDeck Support 3PL Operations

PowerDeck Support 3PL Operations

By on Nov 6, 2013 in PowerDeck |

Don Mulder, President of Barnett Manufacturing Co., was recently in Denver where the CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) convention was being held.  This annual conference brings together professionals from all over the world that have a stake in delivering improved results for supporting organizations’ supply and logistics requirements. Many companies continue to look for ways to support their 3PL (third party logistics) operations, last mile operations, and expedited freight — the PowerDeck delivers excellent results for many of these problems.  Several of our best fleet customers that have multiple PowerDecks installed support 3PL and expedited freight needs for their customers.  The Power Deck is an outstanding solution that helps them cut load time while decreasing van wear and tear. See if the PowerDeck would work to improve your transportation and logistics operations at...

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PowerDeck Decreases Driver Downtime

PowerDeck Decreases Driver Downtime

By on Oct 24, 2013 in PowerDeck, Safety |

The DOT’s new Hours of Service rules are forcing companies to look for any opportunity that decreases driver downtime due to loading and unloading.  Some companies are even going so far as spending thousands of dollars on infrastructure to ensure that every minute of the drivers legal driving hours are being used.  (see the examples discussed in a recent Material Handling & Logistics article). That brings us back to the Power of the PowerDeck!  The PowerDeck has the potential to decrease driver downtime by up to 75% in some applications.  Consider the savings in the following scenarios… Instead of jumping in a box truck, wrangling a pallet jack, and pushing/pulling to cargo to the back of the truck, the driver can open the doors and press a button. Instead of crawling into the back of a cargo van to hook up a chain and drag the cargo out, the driver can simply press there reverse button and the cargo will safely and quickly move to the back of the van. The examples could go on, but the key is that the PowerDeck can be applied to help in these situations for vehicles that are impacted by the new Hours of Service rules.  In the past, most of our PowerDeck’s have gone in Sprinters and other cargo vans but we expect that to change as carriers above the 10,0000 pound threshold look to meet the new restrictions and decrease driver downtime. For a better look at just how much the PowerDeck decreases driver downtime, check out the following video for a side by side comparison....

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How Much Can the PowerDeck Save Cargo Van Owners?!

How Much Can the PowerDeck Save Cargo Van Owners?!

By on Jul 24, 2013 in PowerDeck |

It has been well documented that a picture can be worth a thousand words, but in the case of the PowerDeck and cargo vans, it has been a worksheet that seems to do the trick. Our simple, Cargo Van Savings Calculations Worksheet allows potential PowerDeck users to discover just how much the PowerDeck could impact their bottom line based on conservative use estimates. Download your copy of the Cargo Van Savings Calculations Worksheet and find out today why the PowerDeck is transforming the bottom line of our customers....

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By on Jul 22, 2013 in PowerDeck |

Barnett Manufacturing, makers of the the PowerDeck pallet handling system, is excited to announce the completion of a nationwide rep network.  In the past 3 months, the PowerDeck has secured representation in all 50 states and the Canadian Province of Ontario thus allowing them to serve the cargo management needs of customers throughout North America.  Since 2008, the PowerDeck has mostly served the commercial van market in the upper Midwest.  The addition of sales experts throughout the country will allow the PowerDeck to serve far more companies that use commercial vans for moving palletized materials. The representatives that have been selected to be part of the nationwide PowerDeck sales force come primarily from the Heavy Duty industry and include H&W Marketing (Northeast), Eighner Associates (Southeast and South Central), Sherman Pearson (Midwest), Team Concepts Midwest (Upper Plaines), Central States Sales (Lower Plaines), and Work Truck Unlimited (Rocky Mountains and West Coast).  Each of these agencies comes with a wealth of experience in these areas and are excited to begin selling the PowerDeck immediately. Since starting their rep network, the PowerDeck has seen increased interest from commercial van and freight fleets around the country.  This increase has been mainly due to the PowerDeck’s ability to dramatically impact the bottom line of van owners.  PowerDeck users site the decreased maintenance cost, increased delivery speed, and overall cargo and driver safety as major cost saving advantages.  The PowerDeck has also shown that it can outlive many of the vans in which it was initially...

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