This ad will close in 15 sec

Chevrolet takes on towing with new Silverado 1500 features

The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will introduce four levels of towing features to provide customers more confidence, better visibility, easier hitching and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer.
The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will introduce four levels of towing features to provide customers more confidence, better visibility, easier hitching and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer.

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will introduce several levels of towing features to improve customers' trailering experiences — all light-duty Silverado models have myChevrolet mobile app trailering capability and customers can add the Advanced Trailering System, which includes access to the system in-vehicle.

The Trailering Camera Package works in conjunction with both of these technologies and provides a more comprehensive trailer view.

Chevrolet is also helping to take the guesswork out of calculating the combined weight of customers' truck and trailer combinations thanks to an industry-first trailering label.

In developing the all-new Silverado, Chevrolet spoke with 7,000 customers over the course of 18,000 hours. Sixty percent of those surveyed named towing as a key purchase consideration. Another recurring theme was the difficulty many customers have with certain aspects of trailering.

To address this, all four trailering levels offered on the 2019 Silverado 1500 will provide customers more confidence, easier trailer hitching and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer.

"Ultimately, these technologies serve to eliminate common pain points of towing and help provide customers with a less stressful experience while trailering," said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors.

Included with the purchase of all 2019 Silverado 1500s, the myChevrolet® app will offer select trailering features such as pre-departure step-by-step towing checklists and a glossary of towing terms for compatible smart phones and data plans1.                                 

The myChevrolet mobile app also allows drivers to conduct a trailer light test that uses an automatic exterior light sequence to help confirm that the trailer is properly connected. In the past, this was a two-person job - now a single individual can properly connect a trailer and check the lights.

The trailer light sequence can also be activated via the Advanced Trailering System.

For customers who tow more often, the Advanced Trailering System provides features to make towing a more seamless process. The system is standard on LTZ and High Country trim levels and available on LT, RST and Trail Boss trim levels. The system includes:  

  • Auto Parking Brake Assist: Customers who've dealt with the frustration of perfectly aligning their truck and trailer hitch only to see the truck roll when they put it in park will appreciate this industry-first technology. It sets automatically when the vehicle is put into Hitch View to help avoid vehicle movement after the customer lines up the truck with the trailer and then shifts to park.
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View: This adds a dynamic backing guideline to the Rear Vision Camera system to help customers line up their hitch, adding some precision and a visual cue to reduce the difficulty of aligning a hitch to a trailer.
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System: When properly equipped, this optional feature can monitor the tire pressure of the trailer tires using the truck's infotainment system. This system also allows customers to monitor the temperature of their trailer tires to help prevent blowouts from overheating. Requires optional equipment and dealer installation.

This infotainment app that comes with the available Advanced Trailering System allows customers to track the mileage, fuel economy and transmission temperature of their truck while towing2. Customers can create and store up to five profiles, including guests, for different trailer types.

Brake gain memory is part of this system and works with the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, which provides fingertip control of the trailer brakes, to let the customer set and save the controller's brake gain setting for each trailer within their profile.

Another industry-first, Trailer Theft Alert, can activate the truck's lights and horn if the harness of the trailer attached to the truck is disconnected3. Customers enrolled in the OnStar Safety & Security Plan will also receive a theft alert via their preferred method of contact: phone, text or email.

The available wireless trailer tire pressure and temperature monitors listed above are also integrated into this system. Four sensors come with the Advanced Trailering System, with more available as accessories. Dealer installation is required.

The Trailer Camera Package enhances trailering views, using up to four available cameras to provide a 270-degree view.
The Trailer Camera Package enhances trailering views, using up to four available cameras to provide a 270-degree view.

This all-new package enhances trailering views with three cameras that provide a 270-degree view: a standard Rear Vision Camera and two side view cameras mounted in the side view mirrors. An optional fourth accessory camera that mounts to the trailer provides an even more comprehensive view while towing.

Not all trucks, even from the same manufacturer, are exactly alike in terms of their capacities to tow and haul. Capability tends to vary widely from truck to truck and can be difficult to calculate.

To address this, Chevrolet has created an industry-first trailering label that is located on the driver's side door jamb of all next-generation 2019 Silverado pickups. This label provides customers with the information they need to calculate their pickup's exact capacities.

This label takes the guesswork out of towing and hauling and is tied to VINs of individual trucks, providing information such as:

  • Gross vehicle weight rating.
  • Gross combined weight rating.
  • Gross axle weight rating (rear).
  • Maximum payload.
  • Maximum tongue weight.
  • Curb weight.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado goes on sale in the fall of 2018.

Company Info

Related Products

Latest News

Tags
Industry News

Athabasca Oil Corporation announces $265 million Leismer Infrastructure Transaction

Athabasca has taken a number of steps to enhance liquidity to ensure financial resiliency. Early in Q4 2018, the Company obtained the release of a $41.5 million letter of credit related to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and secured a $25 million increase to its letter of credit facilities.

Athabasca Oil Corporation is pleased to provide an update on its midstream process, preliminary 2019 capital guidance expectations and its recent reductions in corporate costs.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Pipelines

Cenovus’s 2019 budget demonstrates cost leadership and capital discipline

The structural improvements Cenovus has achieved at its oil sands operations have resulted in reduced costs for maintaining base production and adding new production and have positioned the company to create additional value with more efficient use of capital.

Cenovus Energy Inc. remains committed to increasing shareholder value through cost leadership, capital discipline and safe and reliable operations. These commitments, in combination with the company's high-quality upstream assets and joint ownership in strong refining assets, are expected to further strengthen Cenovus's ability to generate free funds flow and continue deleveraging its balance sheet in 2019.

Read More

Tags
Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Spring-loaded LVDTs perform in applications with corrosive environments and vibration

NewTek offers customized options for its spring-loaded LVDTs including extended temperature ranges up to 400°F (200°C), mild radiation resistance to 30 MRad, air extend probes and custom spring rates.

NewTek Sensor Solutions offers an extended series of spring-loaded LVDTs that provide accurate dimensional feedback for a variety of position measurement and quality assurance applications including go/no-go measurements, automotive part quality testing, roller position/product thickness control, TIR measurements and material testing under stress.  

Read More

Spray dispenser ideal for applying Sulzer MIXPAC abrasion-resistant coatings

Paired with the unique DPS Spray Dispenser for maintenance and repair projects, the complete MixCoat Spray system includes cartridges containing the packaged coating material, a mixer that ensures consistent coating mix, and the pneumatic operated spray.

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. offers the MIXPAC MixCoat cartridge-based system for a variety of mining applications, including applying abrasion-resistant coatings on pipes and transportation equipment, bores, walkways, and conveyor equipment.

Read More

Tags
Drilling & Production
Industry News

Canadian rig count down slightly year-over-year for November

Baker Hughes, a GE company announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for November 2018 was 991, down 26 from the 1,017 counted in October 2018, and up 49 from the 942 counted in November 2017. The international offshore rig count for November 2018 was 206, down 1 from the 207 counted in October 2018, and up 23 from the 183 counted in November 2017.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Thousands of Rotork electric actuators installed at Chinese oil refinery

More than 2,500 Rotork IQ3 electric actuators have been installed at a Chinese oil refinery and petrochemical complex.

More than 2,500 Rotork IQ3 electric actuators have been installed at a Chinese oil refinery and petrochemical complex. Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Company Ltd, which refines oil and manufactures chemical products, ordered the actuators for the refinery in construction on the island of Zhoushan, near Shanghai.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

xLC stator adjustment unit triples service life of NETZSCH pumps

In case of wear, the setting nuts of the xLC® unit are adjusted, com-pressing the elastomer to re-establish the reduced sealing line.

The new xLC unit on the NEMO progressing cavity pump from  NETZSCH triples the service life of the pump, particularly when conveying difficult, abrasive media. When wear occurs in the rotor-stator system, the new xLC unit allows the performance of the pump to be re-established by adjusting the preload between the conveyor elements. 

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Pipelines

Innovative solution delivers additional natural gas to eastern markets on Canadian mainline

TransCanada Corporation has secured 675,000 gigajoules (GJ) (630 million cubic feet) per day of new natural gas transportation contracts from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) on TransCanada's Canadian Mainline. Its North Bay Junction Open Season resulted in long-term, fixed-priced contracts for service that will reach markets in Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and the Northeastern U.S.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Pipelines

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announces agreement to acquire Enbridge Gas New Brunswick

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced that its subsidiary Liberty Utilities (Canada) LP has entered into an agreement to purchase Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Limited Partnership , a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., along with its general partner for C$331 million, subject to certain customary adjustments. New Brunswick Gas is a regulated utility that provides natural gas to approximately 12,000 customers in 12 communities across New Brunswick, and operates approximately 800 km of natural gas distribution pipeline.

Read More

Tags
Instrumentation, Systems & Automation
Software & IT

5 reasons why organizations are outsourcing pipeline control room services

Houston-based Remote Operations Center (ROC), a leader in oil & gas control room operations, provides outsourced control room services to over 6,000 miles of pipelines, spanning crude, natural gas, saltwater disposal, and refined products.

A pipeline control room is the central nervous system of oil and gas operations - continuously receiving and processing tremendous amounts of sensory data, quickly highlighting important information requiring action and using that information to coordinate and control operations to mitigate risks and optimize performance. With heightened public attention on pipeline assets, growing regulatory oversight over operations, increased market competition amongst operators, and an ever-aging asset base, the ability to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of pipeline operation has become increasingly difficult. More than ever there is a pressing need to ensure each pipeline is operated safely, reliably and compliant with the latest regulations.

Read More

Tags
Drilling & Production

Operators save rig time and improve safety using Churchill's drift tool

Jose Soliz, Vice President of Sales for Churchill's operations in the US said:

Churchill Drilling Tools celebrated a landmark achievement recently.  Churchill's Drift Catcher, run by operators across the globe to secure positive drift confirmations, celebrated its 2,000th run.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Alberta calls for production cuts to combat oil price gap

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a production cut of 8.7 percent to take effect on oil producers in the province January 1, 2019. – Government of Alberta, via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a temporary slowdown in oil production in the province to try and combat low prices for Albertan oil driven by a lack of shipping capacity to U.S. refiners. That gap is costing the country more than $80 million daily, according to the Alberta government, which blames the troubles largely on the federal government's inability to move pipeline construction forward.

Read More