Truck Month is back, which means automakers are holding sales on the best pickups they have to offer. Now is the perfect time to grab a sweet deal on a new truck to help you around the jobsite and home. Ford has a fantastic offering of capable trucks designed to go the extra mile time and time again. Here’s a few trucks you shouldn’t miss during truck month this year!
2017 Ford F-150
The 2017 Ford F-150 is the light-duty truck that drivers have been eating up for 40 years straight. The bestselling vehicle offers a 12,200-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. This workhorse can even double as a family hauler with some configurations seating up to six passengers comfortably.
New for the 2017 model year, the Ford Raptor brings plenty of performance and a unique, eye-catching style to the roughest terrain imaginable.
2017 Ford F-250
The 2017 Ford F-250 is a heavy duty monster design to complete tough tasks with ease. The latest model tops out at a 21,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. It also boasts a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,630 pounds.
See us here at Two Rivers Ford to test drive any of the tough trucks we have in stock!
Now that school is back in session, you are sharing the road with more drivers, school buses, and children riding bikes or walking to school. With this in mind, it’s a good time for some back to school driving tips.
- Never pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload children. This is illegal in all 50 states. Remember, a child’s life is more important than a few minutes of your time.
- Always allow a greater following distance for a school bus than you would for a regular vehicle.
- Do not block crosswalks while stopped. This forces children to go around you and could put them in potential danger.
- Always stop for a school crossing guard—do not go around their stop sign or flag.
- Do not honk your horn or rev your engine to scare pedestrians.
- Drive with extra caution through school zones.
If you are driving your kids to and from school, here are a few rules to remember.
- Do not double park. This could block visibility for children.
- Always load and unload children on the same side of the street as the school.
- Carpool, if possible, to reduce the number of cars at the school.
We hope you and your children have a safe and fun school year!
Here at Two Rivers Ford, we’re involved with numerous different organizations. Dianna Montgomery is a pro angler fisher who is part of a fishing team we sponsor.
Dianna is from Lebanon, Tennessee and has been fishing since she was a young girl with her father. She credits her father for her love of fishing. It wasn’t until she met her husband, Eric, that she found her passion for tournament fishing. Her first tournament was the Women’s Bassmaster Tour back in 2008. Since then, she’s made many friends and her knowledge of fishing continues to grow. We asked Dianna to answer a few questions for us to get to know her as more than just a great pro angler!
How long have you lived in Tennessee? I’ve lived in Tennessee my entire life.
What’s your favorite Middle Tennessee sports team? The Tennessee Titans!
Do you have a nick name? How did you get it? My nickname is Red. I got it because my hair is red.
Where’s your favorite place to fish? Kentucky Lake
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught? The biggest fish I’ve ever caught was 9 pounds!
What do you like to do when you’re not fishing? When I’m not fishing, I’m working outside either in my flowers or in the garden with my husband, Eric.
Is there anything special we should know about you? I’ve been married for 10 years to Eric Montgomery and he is my favorite fishing partner. I have three sons: Chaz Montgomery, Jason and Austin Thompson. I also have 5 grandchildren: Dalton – 11, Cameron – 10, Elizabeth – 9, and identical twins Griffen and Fenton – 1. I love tournament fishing in a male dominant sport. I have learned a lot from them and have made a lot of great friends!