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Nov 29, 2021 – Eby Truck Bodies (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced Ford Motor Company awarded drop-ship codes to four Eby facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa and South Dakota.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU in October decreased by 2.4% to 185,055 units, breaking a 21-month trend of consecutive growth, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) announced the addition of a new hydraulic crane with maximum lift capacity of 8,500 pounds to its innovative line of work truck cranes.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (Anaheim, California) confirmed a long term collaboration with Decisiv, the industry-leading provider of dealer Service Relationship Management (SRM) software.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Maxxima (Hauppauge, New York) introduced its MaxxHeat series of LED headlamps and stop/tail/turn lights with a microprocessor that automatically initiates the lens heating system when the outside air temperature drops below 50 degrees F (10 C).
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Nov 29, 2021 – XL (Boston, Massachusetts) announced Debora (Deb) Frodl, former global executive director for Ecomagination at General Electric (GE), joined its board of directors.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Superior Signals Inc. (Olathe, Kansas) expanded their LED worklight selection to include the SY2X140S and SY3X140S. These worklights feature an impressive 140-degree light dispersion.
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Nov 29, 2021 – J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers (Somerset, Pennsylvania) announced the completion of a new stainless steel Pressure Vacuum Tank.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Over the last few years, some companies have moved away from improving operations — focusing instead on rethinking the nature of their business.
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Nov 29, 2021 – STAHL, a Scott Fetzer Company (Wooster, Ohio), From building a truck body for Clark Gable, once one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, to firmly establishing its position as a leader in truck service bodies, STAHL’s legacy spans 75 years.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Rostra Accessories (Aberdeen, North Carolina) announced the company's tailgate camera relocation product lines to now include applications for all-new 2022 Ford Super Duty trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) recently exhibited their new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks at the American Towman show in Baltimore, Maryland, with a fully-equipped Miller Industries Century 3212 G2 medium-duty wrecker and an LCG16 Series carrier.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Badger Truck Equipment (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was named the exclusive Wisconsin dealer for Schmidt Snow and Ice Equipment. The company has installed and deployed two Schmidt Stratos spreader units on vehicles for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Morgan Truck Bodies (Morgantown, Pennsylvania) and CellTech Metals announced an exclusive development agreement to integrate structural CellTech wall panels and all metal sandwich floor systems into Morgan’s fleet of dry freight truck bodies.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a solid 4.1 percent pace in the second quarter, its best pace since 2014, boosting hopes that the economy is ready to break out of its decade-long slumber.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Summit Body & Equipment (Portland, Oregon) announced their forthcoming acquisition of National Truck and Paint Specialists, Inc. (NTPS), a leading provider of service, paint and body work for commercial vehicles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Morgan Corporation (Morgantown, Pennsylvania) announced plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into the Midwest.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bonnell Industries Inc (Dixon, Illinois) has a full range of blades, wear shoes and curb shoes – all available on Sourcewell contract.
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Nov 29, 2021 – National Fleet Products (Buffalo, Minnesota) introduced its newest offering, the UFO+ Lock for rear and side vehicle doors. The UFO+ automatically locks when closed, improving in-rout security compliance and operator convenience.
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Nov 29, 2021 – GM said it will invest $1 billion in its Wentzville, Missouri, plant to build the next-generation of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) announced Jim Press joined the company as a senior advisor. Press has extensive auto industry experience spanning over 50 years serving in senior executive roles for several automotive manufacturers.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Wheels Inc. (Des Plaines, Illinois) announced that Norman Din, vice president of strategic sales, will retire August 31, 2018. He joined Wheels in 2004 as vice president of client relations.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ford (Dearborn, Michigan) revealed their smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19, 2021, at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Miller Electric Mfg. Co (Appleton, Wisconsin) introduced the new Dynasty 280 DX with CV, a multiprocess welder capable of AC/DC TIG, MIG and stick welding.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) introduced heated Super 44® and 60® Series stop/tail/turn (STT) LED lights to reduce buildup of ice and snow on light fixtures.
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Nov 29, 2021 – M.H. Eby (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced it was awarded a RAM bailment pool for its Pennsylvania manufacturing and sales operations. This will allow EBY to provide quick installation of its flatbed, landscaping, service, van and custom truck bod
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Nov 29, 2021 – InPower (Lewis Center, Ohio) recently launched new electronic solutions for a wide-range of applications requiring vehicular power, monitoring or control.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Safe Fleet Holdings LLC (Belton, Missouri) entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Oak Hill will acquire the Company from its current owner, The Sterling Group.
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Nov 29, 2021 – This article aimed at truck builders addresses how to determine if a center of gravity complies with limits set by the OEM.
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Nov 29, 2021 – SuperSprings International Inc. (Carpinteria, California) announced two shifts in its executive leadership organization. Adam Weisner moves into the role of chief marketing officer and Michael Stickney joins chief sales officer.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Innovation. Efficiency. Solutions. Those were the common threads witnessed by NTEA members attending IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 International Motor Show.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Martin Engineering (Naponset, Illinois) manufactured a special series of its Cougar® brand DC truck vibrators in the traditional pink color, and will donate $50 for each one of the limited edition units sold throughout the month.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) named Brad Doane as a purchasing agent. Doane has been a key part of the ARBOC team for five years.
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Nov 29, 2021 – This is the NTEA member directory
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Nov 29, 2021 – Reyco Granning (Mt. Vernon, Missouri) introduced the AirMaster, the latest suspension air control system for suspensions in medium duty markets.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Daimler Trucks North America, along with its component brand Detroit, unveiled the new Detroit™ DD8™ Medium-Duty Engine. Aimed at the vocational truck markets the Detroit DD8 is a 7.7L in-Line 6-Cylinder medium-duty engine.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, Texas) announced Bendix Wingman Fusion, as well as the addition of SmartLINQ Remote Diagnostics, for medium duty product line.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ford and Volkswagen announced plans to team up to build midsize pickups and commercial vans as they consider expanding the partnership to include the development of autonomous and electric vehicles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – International Truck (Lisle, Illinois) launched its fully electric eMV Series. Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of more than 335 horsepower.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) launched the latest UNDERHOOD30 air compressor for 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Peterson Manufacturing (Grandview, Missouri) introduced the 5600 Timer Box Switch, a new system for controlling interior cargo lights with push-button ease and timed convenience.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bollinger Motors plans to produce and sell the all-electric B2 Chassis Cab. The Bollinger B2CC is the world's first and only Class 3 all-electric chassis-cab truck platform.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Information on FMVSS 111 rear view camera requirements
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation (Lake Crystal, Minnesota) announced Jason LaPlante was named vice president of product and service technology.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The Manitowoc Company Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Aspen Equipment Co., a diversified crane dealer and a final-stage, purpose-built work truck upfitter, for approximately $51 million.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduced the new MULTILIFT Futura 18 skiploader, which meets the requirements of heavy duty skiploader operators in the industry.
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Nov 29, 2021 – PROAIR LLC, a KODA Enterprises Group Portfolio Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Scheuler to the position of President effective September 30th.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Summit Truck Bodies (Wathena, Kansas) announced the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system. Summit Truck Bodies certification scope includes design, manufacturing, and assembly of truck bodies.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Switch-N-Go, a division of Deist Industries, Inc., (Hadley, Pennsylvania) expanded its dealer network with three new companies.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Eberspaecher North America has announced Oleg Riabstev joined the company as head of its North American Climate Control Systems business. Riabstev has many years of experience in the automotive sector.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.7 cent to $2.382 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy as oil prices hovered around $45.
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Nov 29, 2021 – HDA Truck Pride (St. Louis, Missouri) announced the addition of Fleetone Truck & Trailer Parts to its membership. Fleetone is located in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Access NTEA's whitepaper on hindsighting your fleet.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) announced their new office location in Troy, Michigan.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. (Anaheim, California) announced its U.S. team of service technicians placed second in the 13th Annual Isuzu One Grand Prix World Technician Competition.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bsquare (Bellevue, Washington) and AWS (Amazon Web Services) announced a new transportation-focused IoT webinar IoT in Transportation 2.0: Maximizing Uptime scheduled for Aug. 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. PST.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Runnion Equipment Company (Hodgkins, Illinois) continues its growth by adding Jake Regnier to the sales team. Customers will be able to take advantage of his knowledge of providing truck-mounted equipment to contractors and municipalities.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) launched the TerraTran™, its latest innovation in propulsion solutions purpose built for the global construction and mining markets.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Link Manufacturing (Sioux Center, Iowa) appointed Mike Leakey to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Leakey brings more than 32 years of sales, engineering and marketing management experience to his new post.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bridgestone Americas announced Scott Damon has been named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.
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Nov 29, 2021 – This article describes how the distributor segment works within the work truck industry.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) recently conducted a survey of 1,464 visitors on their website revealing most respondents expect a truck mounted air compressor to last 6 to 10 years, with 40.5% of respondents selecting this option.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Curry Supply Company (Martinsburg, Pennsylvania) announced the promotion of Will Buddin to director of sales. He will primarily work with and oversee Curry Supply’s regional sales managers across the country.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Westmor Industries (Morris, Minnesota) used their industry expertise and product knowledge to determine a way to standardize and simplify the electrical center in their Blueline® Bobtail.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) introduced innovations for the diesel engine intended to achieve a low nitrogen oxide-emissions future, a reduction in the carbon footprint and improve fuel mileage. It also presented a hybrid-electric powertrain.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Snugtop joined the Truck Accessories Group family of companies. The aim is for Snugtop fleet customers to now be served more efficiently through increased capacity, reduced turn-around time, and reduced freight costs.
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Nov 29, 2021 – U.S. builders trimmed spending on construction projects in August for a second straight month with housing, non-residential and government activity all seeing declines.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Karmak Inc. (Carlinville, Illinois) announced more than 60 clients running Fusion Lease/Rental at over 140 locations.
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Nov 29, 2021 – While details on President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning eMotors (Loveland, Colorado) and Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company announced they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy up to 7,500 zero-emission shuttle buses.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) announced Ozark Regional Transit in Arkansas has awarded ARBOC with an order for up to 40 Spirit of Equess low-floor, medium-duty transit buses.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) partnered with Supreme Industries Inc. to show participating dealers’ in-stock inventory of Supreme commercial vehicles to truck buyers.
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Nov 29, 2021 – In February, the EU market for new commercial vehicles grew 2.7%, totaling 164,788 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). Demand was mostly driven by the light commercial vehicle and bus segments.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Utility Equipment Service Inc. (Spring Hill, Tennessee) announced a new dealership agreement with Sage Oil Vac (Amarillo, Texas), effective October 9, 2017.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Manitex International Inc. (Georgetown, Texas) announced the expansion of its crane distribution network to include former Terex Dealers MADISA Group based in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and Wyoming Machinery Company based in Casper, Wyoming.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Holman Enterprises has named Chris Conroy as its next president and chief operating officer, along with a series of executive appointments that will support the organization’s continued evolution.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Eaton (Galesbury, Michigan) announced the availability of its FLEX Reman transmissions in the Canadian marketplace for the first time.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ford (Dearborn, Michigan) is updating its biggest trucks to improve performance and serviceability. Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks were completely redesigned for 2016.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Dana Incorporated will provide its Spicer D172 series heavy-duty tandem axles and its SPL 170 and 250 driveshafts to McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., as standard equipment for its newly redesigned Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Mixer.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) announced the addition of Heidi Smart to the ARBOC team. Smart will be the executive assistant to President Don Roberts.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) is beginning production on six Spirit of Liberty buses for Avondale, Arizona.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Reading Truck Group (Reading, Pennsylvania) will unveil its newly-redesigned Aluminum Classic II service body and a brand new Master Mechanic crane body.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Taylor joined Rush in 2003. Since then, the company has sold approximately 600 medium duty trucks per year through a small number of GMC and Hino franchises and Peterbilt’s medium duty product lineup.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Masterack (Decatur, Georgia) named Carolyn Edwards as the new Head of Sales and Marketing. Edwards will direct Masterack’s flourishing sales and marketing teams and will continue to advance the company’s value excellence driven approach.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Swampy Hollow Manufacturing LLC (Honey Brook, Pennsylvania) announced the rebranding and name change to SH Truck Bodies effective Feb. 1, 2017.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Curry Supply Company (Martinsburg, Pennsylvania) appointed Cory Wilson as the company’s vice president of operations. In this role, Wilson oversees all elements of the company’s supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Kussmaul Electronics Co. (West Sayville, New York) announces their new Battery Saver Low Ripple VHO (BSLR). The BSLR with 40 Amp output, is designed for the rigors of emergency vehicle use.
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Nov 29, 2021 – TRANSIT Truck Bodies Inc. (Laval, Quebec) announces its 40th anniversary in 2018. In 40 years, more than 50,000 truck bodies came out of its factory.
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Nov 29, 2021 – In fleet terms, sustainability might refer to moving your fuel type to renewable energy and reducing your criteria and greenhouse gas emissions profile.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announced 74 of its employees spent time serving four local human service agencies in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa during the company's annual sales training meeting.
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Nov 29, 2021 – American Eagle Accessories Group (Garner, Iowa) announces release of 40P compressor and new aluminum lube skid. Both products will be displayed at The Work Truck Show 2020 in Booth 3367.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and EAVX (Houston, Texas) announced that they will join forces to develop and commercialize innovative and industry-leading all-electric vocational work truck solutions.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Sign up for whitepaper that addresses federal safety certification responsibilities pertaining to work truck upfitting.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) announced Erik Nelson as national accounts sales manager. Nelson will nurture and enhance current business relationships with national accounts, foster new accounts.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ROUSH CleanTech (Livonia, Michigan) developed the first available propane autogas engine certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low oxides of nitrogen emissions standard for heavy-duty engines with 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour
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Nov 29, 2021 – It’s hard to believe the new year is already upon us. At NTEA, we’re gearing up for The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit (March 14–17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana).
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Nov 29, 2021 – Switch-N-Go, a division of Deist Industries, Inc., (Hadley, Pennsylvania) launched new products, including a hydraulic valve, bolt-on Versa Bumper, and bolt-on Gooseneck Adapter.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) partnered with East Manufacturing to supply the Road Ready trailer telematics system on all flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) achieved standard position on the new Cascadia, one of the top-selling heavy-duty trucks on the road.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced it purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle (EV) systems division.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) has unified its entire lineup of trucks, including model names, to make it even easier for customers to match the perfect Hino to business’ needs.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The basic concept of workers’ compensation is if employees are injured during the course of work, they will be taken care of regardless of fault.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allegis Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota) is now producing face shields for medical professionals who urgently need these essential pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE). The company's core product lines are handles, latches, and hinges.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Effective immediately, M&K will offer Mack and Hino products and all support services out of the Dunmore location. Additionally, M&K Truck Leasing, LLC has acquired the leasing operations of NEC Leasing’s Scranton location.
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Nov 29, 2021 – SWS Warning Lights Inc. (Niagara Falls, Ontario) launched their vehicle battery check feature to monitors the power level of a vehicle's battery.
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Nov 29, 2021 – PRO-VISION Video Systems (Byron Center, Michigan) announced the release of SecuraMax™ for commercial applications. Developed with commercial fleets in mind, SecuraMax™ helps users upload, manage, protect and share video files.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Custom Truck One Source (Kansas City, Missouri) entered into a strategic partnership with EZ Trac. The partnership positions Custom Truck as an exclusive authorized dealer and installer in the United States.
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Nov 29, 2021 – NTEA Director of Technical Services Bob Raybuck wrote an article for the June 2017 issue of Modern Work Truck Solutions on specifications.
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Nov 29, 2021 – A two-decade partnership among two of the most trusted and respected names in the work truck and parcel-delivery industries reached a major milestone, as Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Curry Supply Company (Martinsburg, Pennsylvania) announced the promotions of Bailey Schandelmeier and Chiara De Luca. Both De Luca and Schandelmeier spent the summer with Curry Supply as marketing interns.
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Nov 29, 2021 – LINE-X (Huntsville, Alabama) launched a new service offering complete light- and medium-duty work truck upfitting with a quick turnaround.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Demers Ambulances USA Inc. (Van Wert, Ohio) unveiled a new Type I ambulance. The Crestline CCL 150 Type I is the latest addition to the CCL 150 full-featured lineup of Crestline brand ambulances offering safety and durability.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Charles (Chuck) Morris Clark, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Dec. 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. His passing marked the end of his long-term battle with prostate cancer.
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Nov 29, 2021 – XL Hybrids Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts) announced the installation of its XL3™ Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 additional passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Maryland.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) reached an agreement with Lilley International to sell Maintainer’s premium line of service trucks, lube trucks, and cranes.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Daimler Trucks North America has made spec’ing the Freightliner M2 106 medium-duty truck even easier with a new online configurator tool.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bobit Business Media (Torrance, California) announced the launch of its new brand, iFIRE International. To help launch iFIRE International, Bobit is pleased to announce the brand’s first acquisition, Industrial Fire World.
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Nov 29, 2021 – General Motors (GM) selected Power Solutions International (PSI) as its alternative-fuel specialty vehicle modifier in North America.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Auto Truck Group entered into a new agreement with Mercedes-Benz to offer ship-thru service for the Mercedes van product line.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Eaton (Galesburg, Michigan) enhanced the company’s ServiceRanger™ 4 diagnostic and service tool to provide commercial service providers with a suite of solutions.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (Logan Township, New Jersey) recently unveiled its FUSO FE CNG concept truck developed with leading alternative fuels system provider Agility® Fuel Solutions.
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Nov 29, 2021 – TecNiq Inc. (Richland, Michigan) introduced its new four-inch round and six-inch oval heavy-duty hi-visibility Stop/Tail/Turn and reverse lights.
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Nov 29, 2021 – DownEaster MFG (Topsham, Maine) released the nine-foot-three-inch x 96-inch wide, drop side dump body for 60-inch cab-to-axle chassis trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers (Somerset, Pennsylvania) announced the unexpected passing of their longtime leader, Bill Riggs, at the age of 69.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ranger Design (Montreal, Quebec) announced more accessories were added to the QuickShip program. Products on QuickShip ordered from Ranger Design before 1 p.m. EST ship from their factory the next business day.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The PALFINGER Group (Niagara Falls, Ontario) appointed Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new vice president of sales & service for the North America Region.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) was awarded a Colorado Manufacturing Award as an “Outstanding Energy/Environment Manufacturer.”
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Nov 29, 2021 – Runnion Equipment (Lyons, Illinois) announced they are now a dealer for Stellar Industries. Runnion’s main focus will be on the mechanic trucks and service cranes, as well as the TMAX line of steel and aluminum service bodies offered by Stellar.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Vehicles built in multiple stages, such as work trucks, are becoming increasingly more complex. This article provides manufaturing and regulatory processes that fleet professionals need to know.
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Nov 29, 2021 – M&K Truck Centers (Byron Center, Michigan) announced their newly-acquired dealership in Flint, Michigan, is now an authorized Mack Truck dealer. The dealership opened as M&K Truck Centers on August 14, 2018, offering the Volvo and Isuzu brands.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ReeferTek USA, a national manufacturer of refrigerated vans, recently introduced a new line of refrigerated truck bodies.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Dakota Bodies (Watertown, South Dakota) expanded their sales team with the addition of Jerry Eckel.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Wilcox Bodies Ltd. (Milton, Ontario) announced Andy deLivron joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts within the United States market as a sales manager.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Fleet Lease Disposal (FLD) (Delray Beach, Florida) celebrates 40 years in business. From its humble beginnings in 1979 to today, FLD continues to provide remarketing services for any vehicle or piece of equipment.
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Nov 29, 2021 – In early 2020, TruckorTrack.com, an innovative e-commerce website, was launched. Backed by industry experts, Todd Manley and Steve Enoch, TruckorTrack.com sells parts and accessories for trucks and track machines.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ridewell Suspensions (Springfield, Missouri) released a five-inch Ridewell brand axle compatible with WABCO PAN-17 air disc brake.
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Nov 29, 2021 – SuperSprings International (Carpinteria, California) introduced the SumoSprings Solo Kit as a replacement/upgrade for the Sprinter's front and rear O.E. bump stops.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Link Manufacturing (Sioux Center, Iowa) announced the production of its two millionth Cabmate premium cab suspension. Cabmate was the first cab air suspension for Class 7 and 8 trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – American Eagle Accessories (Garner, Iowa) announced Jason Vertin was named assistant product manager and inside sales.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of American Crane, Incorporated and Tire Trucks International.
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Nov 29, 2021 – FMVSS 209 Guide - seatbelt assemblies
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Nov 29, 2021 – Westin Automotive Products, Inc. (San Dimas, California) announced it is in the process of acquiring specific assets, IP rights and brand name of Superwinch Group, located in Portland, Oregon.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Holman Enterprises (Mount Laurel, New Jersey) announced the launch of an all-new, automotive, fleet, and mobility podcast, MOTIVE powered by Holman.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Powerbrace Corporation (Kenosha, Wisconsin) will reach another milestone in 2020. They celebrate 60 years of manufacturing trailer swing-door securement products.
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Nov 29, 2021 – For two decades, Switch-N-Go® (Hadley, Pennsylvania) has been providing solutions to businesses that want a work truck that can do more.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) is celebrating 10 years of manufacturing medium duty trucks at its facility in Williamstown, West Virginia.
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Nov 29, 2021 – TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, (Marion, Ohio) announced John Burger was hired as director of fleet and aftermarket sales.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has moved its Laredo, Texas, modification center 14 miles down the road to a new 27,000-square-foot facility adjacent to TruckMovers, a yard management and third-party logistics service provider.
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Nov 29, 2021 – HME Ahrens-Fox (Wyoming, Michigan) announced it was awarded a three-year contract by the Department of General Services (DGS), through competitive bid, for the manufacture and equipping of a new edition of the Cal OES Type 6 Wildland.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Miller Electric Mfg (Appleton, Wisconsin) introduced the new Bobcat 200 Air Pak, a power solution that helps users increase capabilities, reduce expenses and boost profitability and efficiency.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Demers Ambulances (Beloeil, Quebec) is celebrating 60 years in business of designing and building some of the safest, reliable, and efficient ambulances on the road today.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Redmark (Commerce City, Colorado) formally launched its hybrid-electric upfits and charging station services program for fleets. Redmark is a sales and installation partner with XL Fleet.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ROUSH CleanTech (Livonia, Michigan) revealed that its 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour engine can operate on renewable propane.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Paul Menig, CEO of Business Accelerants (Sherwood, Oregon) was named executive director of the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI), a trade association for manufacturers of original equipment and aftermarket motor-vehicle safety devices
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Nov 29, 2021 – The Work Truck Show is expected to draw over 500 exhibitors from across the country. The show gives fluid power professionals the opportunity to make connections with workers throughout the truck industry’s supply chain.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Jerr-Dan Corporation (Hagerstown, Maryland) expanded its Tow Support program by adding district service managers providing full regional coverage and carrying and stocking more parts in inventory than ever before.
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Nov 29, 2021 – One Equity Partners announced its portfolio company, The W.W. Williams Company, LLC completed the acquisition of Auto Safety House LLC (Phoenix, Arizona).
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Nov 29, 2021 – Glider kits — new trucks that are equipped with older engines and drivetrain components — will be almost outlawed by 2021.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) delivered the first two units on an initial order of six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD wheel-chair accessible passenger vans to Freebee, an operator of on-demand public transportation.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Wheels Inc. (Des Plaines, Illinois) offers an app version of its FleetView fleet management portal to help fleet managers stay on top of key tasks in their fleet operations even when out of the office.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Kenworth Truck Company (Kirkland, Washington) announced the T680 on-highway flagship is now available for order for the first time with the combination of the PACCAR MX-11 engine and the new PACCAR Automated Transmission.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) announced 2020 model-year Hino Trucks equipped with Allison transmissions include a five-year, unlimited-mile transmission warranty.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Omaha Standard Palfinger (Council Bluffs, Iowa) entered in to a co-branding relationship with Reading Truck Group (Reading, Pennsylvania) for telescopic cranes.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announces a new Hi-Ranger™ telescopic aerial device with superior jib capacities to meet the needs of trouble truck applications.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Kenworth (Kirkland, Washington) announced the T370 is now available with factory-installed 18,000-pound and 20,000-pound front drive axles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – When many people think of solar power, only residential areas come to mind. They see the solar panels attached to the top of a roof that can power a whole home.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) won the Manufactured Products Category at the 2017 BC Export Awards. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by the Business in Vancouver Media Group.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) welcomed Karl Bauer as manufacturing manager. Bauer brings 23 years of industry experience in the hydraulic truck equipment manufacturing realm.
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Nov 29, 2021 – M.H. Eby (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced its acquisition of a 95,000 square-foot production facility on 17.5 acres in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. The transaction was completed August 9, 2017.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Anderson Metals Corporation (Kansas City, Missouri) announced Wynnchurch Capital LLC has completed an investment in the Company.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Karmak Inc. (Carlinville, Illinois) partnered with Interstate Truck Center (ITC), a multi-location dealership in California, to host a user group meeting for companies running Fusion.
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Nov 29, 2021 – NGVAmerica (Washington, D.C.) announced Mitchell Pratt, chief operating officer and corporate secretary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., was appointed chair of its Board of Directors. Also, Matthew Godlewski is stepping down as president.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Maxon Lift Corporation (Santa Fe Springs, California) announced it reached an agreement with Nexxus Industrial Parks to acquire 36 acres of land in their ADN 2 park North of Monterrey, Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2021 – PPG (Strongsville, Ohio) launched MEASURECOLOR MOBILE™, an innovative color-matching app that brings thousands of colors to customers’ fingertips in a matter of seconds, coupled with a small colorimeter to read the target color.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Filings for U.S. jobless benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, staying near a four-decade low as employers remain unwilling to part with workers.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ridewell Suspensions (Springfield, Missouri) revised and expanded the 233-20K truck and trailer product lines to better serve customer needs. The truck and trailer product lines have expanded availability for galvanized components.
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Nov 29, 2021 – In September, 20,400 Classes 5-7 net vehicle orders were booked, according to preliminary figures by ACT.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Demers Ambulances (Beloeil, QC) and Lion Electric Company (McClellan, California) unveiled the Demers eFX Ambulance, the first all-electric and purpose-built ambulance.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Mitchell 1 (Poway, California) completed model year 2018 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Navistar (Lisle, Illinois) announced the closing of its wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck and Bus.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) announced the City of Grapevine in Texas awarded ARBOC with an order for two bustleback-style Spirit of Freedom buses.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) released its popular UNDERHOOD™ 70 Air Compressor for 2019 RAM trucks with Cummins diesel engine.
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Nov 29, 2021 – BOSS Industries LLC (LaPorte, Indiana) announced Jerry Eckel as the new western regional sales manager. He brings more than 30 years of vocational, utility and specialty vehicles sales experience.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Eby Truck Bodies (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced the addition of Brandon Rohr to play a key role in their new sales team.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Manufacturers Council of Small School Buses (MCSSB) was formed 15 years ago as an NTEA affiliate division.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lytx Inc. (San Diego, California) Lytx expanded its support of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Lytx’s sponsorship supports CVSA’s various vehicle safety initiatives, including Operation Safe Driver Week held July 12-18, 2020.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced they are the recipient of the 2019 Master of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA). This is the fourth time that Allison has received this elite award from DTNA.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced the availability of three new road-ready bodies for select Isuzu N-Series trucks. Built by Knapheide, the KUVcc, dump and landscaper models will offer new flexibility and practicality.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Alliance AutoGas (Asheville, North Carolina) announced their Port Fuel Direct Injection (PFDI) technology fueled by propane autogas is a viable solution for the first time in the United States.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Navistar (Lisle, Illinois) announced it will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, Illinois, by the second quarter of fiscal 2018.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Douglas Dynamics, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment (Kings Park, New York) for $206 million, including a $26 million performance earn out provision.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) and Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) announced certification from CARB for MY 2020 Allison Hybrid 40/50 Electric Propulsion system paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ridewell Suspensions (Springfield, Missouri) introduced Ryan Griesemer as the south central regional sales manager.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hendrickson (Itasca, Illinois) announced the introduction of ULTIMAAX™, the next generation in severe-duty rubber suspensions, for International® branded Trucks in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Monroe Truck Equipment (MTE) (Monroe, Wisconsin) introduces the DTS Metro, a compact service truck, sized to fall below CDL requirements and still provide the versatility for a range of applications.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Eastern Wrecker Sales Inc (Clayton, North Carolina) celebrates 50 years of business in 2019. The company was founded founded in 1969 by Billy Kornegay and Worden Price, and is still owned and operated by the same two men.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Miller Electric Mfg. Co (Appleton, Wisconsin) announced the release of Wireless Interface Control as an option on Trailblazer® and Big Blue® welder/generators.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Clean Fuels Ohio will host the innovative annual Midwest Green Transportation Forum and Expo (Sept. 14-25, 2020). The Clean Fuels Ohio team has developed a creative solution to allow people to virtually come together.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Switch-N-Go (Hadley, Pennsylvania) expanded sales and engineering teams.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Utility Equipment Service Inc. (UES) (Spring Hill, Tennessee) announced a new dealership agreement with Builtrite™ Manufacturing based in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
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Nov 29, 2021 – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reached a deal on a "framework" for an infrastructure spending bill and planned to discuss it with President Joe Biden.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ridewell Suspensions (Springfield, Missouri) released a new series of short track axles that can easily be configured with Automatic Tire Inflation Systems.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old NAFTA pact, capping a year of negotiations and offering a glimmer of certainty amid rising global tensions over trade.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) reached an agreement with Nixon-Egli Equipment Company to sell Maintainer’s premium line of service trucks, lube trucks, and cranes.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hillsboro Industries (Hillsboro, Kansas) introduced two new combination steel and aluminum truck beds, the Series 500 and Series 1000. Hillsboro designed this new combo truck bed to help combat today’s road conditions.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) announced the release of their 2018 search data on commercial body types. This data represents over a million searches that were completed last year on their platform.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced that it is expanding and renaming the company to Lightning eMotors, effective immediately.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ram increased the payload capability and towing capability for the ProMaster and updated the exterior appearance of the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans for the 2019 model year.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Switch-N-Go, a division of Deist Industries, Inc., (Hadley, Pennsylvania) recently presented its 2017 dealer awards in conjunction with a customer appreciation lunch and update meeting during The Work Truck Show 2018.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announced The Edge online training curriculum, offering a convenient, self-paced training tool for operators seeking to document their understanding of Aerial Device and Digger Derrick operation.
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Nov 29, 2021 – XL (Boston, Massachusetts) announced it's upfitting six hybrid electric Ford F-250 trucks and one hybrid electric Ford Transit passenger van for Sacramento, California.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Housing starts dropped for the third straight month in May, plummeting to their lowest level in eight months.
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Nov 29, 2021 – General Motors Co. is creating a new electric business called BrightDrop that will focus on aiding delivery and logistics companies with electric software, services and a new vehicle.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) announced the addition of Anne Fortin to the marketing team, sharing her expertise in digital marketing and communications.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Fontaine Modification Fleet Services (Statesville, North Carolina) promoted Juan Salazar to facility manager to keep pace with a significant increase in the volume of trucks coming through its Laredo, Texas, truck modification center.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Kenworth (Kirkland, Washington) announced Camionnage CP is the first company in Canada to order the zero emissions Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle. Camionnage CP is a leading transport, storage, distribution and fulfillment company.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Chevrolet (Detroit, Michigan) announced it's expanding their range of low cab forward trucks with a new dock-height Class 6 model – the 6500XD.
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Nov 29, 2021 – J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers (Somerset, Pennsylvania) announced the appointment of Nolan Link as national trailer sales manager.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VIPAR Heavy Duty (Crystal Lake, Illinois) announced Thermo King of Central California joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributor stockholders.
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Nov 29, 2021 – LINE-X (Huntsville, Alabama) will feature their full line of protective coatings in different applications for fleet vehicles and equipment at The Work Truck Show® 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Road Ready from Clarience Technologies, LLC (Southfield, Michigan) partnered with ConMet to advance its trailer telematics capabilities. Road Ready is the industry’s first telematics solution that incorporates “smart” OE trailer systems into a single
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Nov 29, 2021 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) partnered with Skillo, a Learning Management System, to offer dealerships interactive, online training on how to run their commercial business better and sell more trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – TransitWorks (Richfield, Ohio) announced the company is now known as Driverge Vehicle Innovations. The company’s new brand reflects expanding capabilities and provides a broader platform for growth.
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Nov 29, 2021 – New claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, as the job market continues to recover from hurricane damage.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc. (IMT) (Garner, Iowa) announce the installation of a new laser cutting machine as part of an initiative to improve efficiency while putting the customer mission first.
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Nov 29, 2021 – U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in July saw their largest drop in almost seven years, Ward's Auto reports, and it was a similar story for sales in Canada.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ASA Electronics (Elkhart, Indiana) launched the latest Voyager Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor, making changing lanes, merging into traffic, and backing-up more manageable.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Havis Inc (Warminster, Pennsylvania) announced it has established Havis Europe Ltd. and added John Harris as director to support customers and partners internationally.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Unity Manufacturing Company (Chicago, Illinois) announced the new X-LED post-mount spotlights are now available for the 2017 Ford F250-F550 Super Duty multi-purpose work vehicles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – LINE-X (Huntsville, Alabama) featured their full line of spray-on armor products to fleet and industry professionals at The Work Truck Show® 2017.
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Nov 29, 2021 – SAE International honored Stephen Spata, Technical Assistance Director for NTEA, with the SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award, during the 2018 SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bobit Business Media (Torrance, California) will host the Work Truck eXchange (WTX) at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Arizona on October 16-18, 2019.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Kenworth (Kirkland, Washington) announced the K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers will now be available with three Dana Spicer axle series for different applications.
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Nov 29, 2021 – PROAIR LLC (Elkhart, Indiana) announced the appointment of Bob Brzozowski as chief executive officer. Brzozowski joins ProAir after a successful career and solid record of maximizing efficiency, growth and profitability.
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Nov 29, 2021 – M.H. Eby (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced F & S Supply Company, Inc. of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, is now an authorized distributor of EBY Trailers and Truck Bodies.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Federal regulators advanced efforts to replace the large side-view mirrors on big trucks with cameras by granting Stoneridge Inc., a company that builds the system, a five-year exemption to commercialize the technology.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Zorg North America (Raleigh, North Carolina) introduced a complete line of easy-to-install, plug-and-play trailer camera systems that automatically change the camera view from the tailgate to the rear of the trailer when towing.
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Nov 29, 2021 – PRO-VISION Video Systems (Byron Center, Michigan) extensively overhauled its internal printing system platform.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Transfer Flow Inc. (Chico, California) introduces two new refueling tanks for diesel fuel. The 50- and 80-gallon fuel tanks fit full-size pickups and come with mounting hardware, fuel cap, and rollover valve.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Rostra Accessories (Aberdeen, North Carolina) announced the availability of the 250-1930 Blind Spot Detection System. This innovative kit includes two rear-facing surface-mount sensors that can be installed onto the side of a work truck, service body
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Nov 29, 2021 – As part its commitment to customer experience, Daimler Trucks North America has created an entirely new customer experience organization, naming Paul Romanaggi as chief CX officer.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Miller Electric Mfg (Appleton, Wisconsin) is celebrating 90 years in business. Beginning with an innovation that responded to customer needs in the marketplace, Miller has grown from a one-man operation in 1929.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning eMotors (Loveland, Colorado) announces Steve Ivsan as its new chief procurement officer. Ivsan will join the company’s senior leadership team and lead all purchasing activities as well as quality and the performance of the supply base.
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Nov 29, 2021 – BYD Motors, LLC (Los Angeles, California) congratulates its transit agency partners for securing Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants to expand the use of zero-emission bus technology.
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Nov 29, 2021 – ASA Electronics (Elkhart, Indiana) announced the expansion of their line of Voyager observation and safety equipment with the VCAHD140i Heavy Duty Camera.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Keystone Automotive Operations (Exeter, Pennyslvania) announced the acquisition of Topline Systems, Inc., a dealer and retail software development company that specializes in dealership/shop management and point of sales products.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) introduced the patent pending TMAX™ 30K Aluminum service body. The TMAX 30K Aluminum is the latest evolutionary design in the TMAX Series.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) and its dealer Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicles Co., Ltd. signed a letter of intent for Xuzhou to purchase 5,000 units of insulated aerial devices from Terex over a five-year period.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits in mid-August fell to the lowest level in six months, mirroring the strongest U.S. labor market in almost two decades.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Federal Signal Corporation (Oak Brook, Illinois) announced the completion of the acquisition of OSW Equipment and Repair, LLC for cash consideration of $52.5 million.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The Construction Education Trust (CET) Apprenticeship Training School has been training skilled laborers in southeast Michigan for more than 30 years.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Bergstrom Inc. (Rockford, Illinois) announce partnership with Viatec to provide package of no-idle options for utility trucks. A SmartPTO upfitted truck can save up to 1,890 gallons of fuel annually.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hendrickson (Itasca, Illinois) and and Mack Defense, LLC, announced they received a contract award from the U.S. Army for PRIMAAX® EX suspension systems on all new Mack Granite® armored and armor-capable dump trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced the launch of eGen Power, Allison’s new series of fully integrated zero emission electric axles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – HDA Truck Pride (St. Louis, Missouri) announced the launch of HDA Truck Pride University, its new training portal loaded with technical, safety, regulatory, customer service, leadership and sales training.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) launched a new eCommerce platform to support all customers and give customers the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect.
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Nov 29, 2021 – After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give small manufacturers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations (GHG), the EPA has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Buyers Products (Mentor, Ohio) appointed Mike Miller as its new director of engineering. Scott Moorman, the previous director of the engineering department, will stay with the company as director of snow and ice.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Crestline Coach (Saskatchewan, Canada) launched a video showing their remount process of a box onto a new chassis.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) announced the launch of its DTM70 PTO driven rotary screw air compressor for the Ford F-250 to F-550 Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke diesel 4x2 and 4x4 work truck.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced Thomas Built Built Buses exclusively selected the Allison 2500 automatic transmission for its new Safe-T-Liner® C2 propane autogas school bus.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Auto Truck Group (Bartlett, Illinois) was awarded Ford Transit Connect ship-thru status out of Auto Truck’s New Jersey facility.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Nissan North America has expanded production of its NV cargo and passenger vans by adding a second shift to its Canton, Ohio, assembly plant.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) announced changes to the organization of its senior management team, appointing former president Jim Hogan to chief executive officer, and Tod Gilbert, former executive vice president to president.
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Nov 29, 2021 – SEA Electric (Los Angeles, California) announced Fulton Hogan, in collaboration with ORIX Australia Fleet Management, launched their first all-electric SEA Electric commercial truck.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hartford Truck Equipment (South Windsor, Connecticut) was founded in 1994 by Pat and Lynn Brannon.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Flaps Up (Riva, Maryland) introduced the patented FLAPS-UP® automatic mud flap lift system, designed with the fleet and owner/operator in mind.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announced five Terex Service Center team members were recently interviewed for an episode of Military Makeover: Operation Career, to air on the Lifetime Network on Dec. 20 at 7:30 a.m. EST.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced it acquired Time Manufacturing Company from O'Flaherty Holdings Limited.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Rack-It Truck Racks (Shingle Springs, California) announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Albany, Kentucky. The 39,000 square foot facility will house manufacturing and powder coating operations.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Optronics International (Tulsa, Oklahoma) released three new LED Light Bars in 13-, 22- and 33-inch lengths. Each LED Light Bar projects a combination spot/flood beam pattern.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) released the new G30 gas engine driven air compressor, now powered by a Honda GX390 gas engine.
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Nov 29, 2021 – The Environmental Protection Agency reinforced existing greenhouse gas emission regulations via a “proposed determination” for model year 2022 through 2025 light-duty vehicles.
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Nov 29, 2021 – M&K Truck Centers (Byron Center, Michigan) announced the promotion of Mike Rutherford and appointment to vice president of used trucks. ​Rutherford joined M&K Truck Centers in 2017.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announces the newest addition of its HyPower™ hybrid solutions – the Viatec SmartPTO. This simple and reliable product reduces idling, increases fuel savings, and minimizes noise and air pollution.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Manufacturers of medium-duty trucks lowered production levels in August amid a projected slow down heading toward the end of the year.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Meyer Truck Equipment (Jasper, Indiana) completed its acquisition of Urgent Upfit Indianapolis. Meyer Truck Equipment will continue to offer Kargo Master’s full line of products.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford sought to reassure investors that the company's decision to discontinue several of its sedans isn't a retreat but would instead help reshape the company's lineup.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (Anaheim, California) announced production plans for its 2019 and 2020 model-year lineup.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Marion Body Works (Marion, Wisconsin) opened new corporate headquarters and production facility.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) launched its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 series engines. These heavy-duty diesel engines from Cummins were built upon the proven architecture of their EPA 2017 versions.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system. The Road Ready system creates the industry's first true "smart" trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit.
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Nov 29, 2021 – TecNiq (Galesburg, Michigan) debuted the E02 Step Accent Light. It is completely waterproof with a 90-degree projection and perfect for illuminating deck areas, passageways, steps and stairs, and as an accent or task light.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Lightning eMotors (Loveland, Colorado) named a new head of its Lightning Energy division and a new vice president of global manufacturing.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) entered an agreement with Crane Freight & Cartage to integrate the Road Ready™ telematics system into the fleet's trailers.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Load King LLC (Kansas City, Missouri) announced Stevenson Crane will be the first Authorized Service Center for Load King cranes. With locations in Bolingbrook and South Holland, Illinois, Stevenson Crane will service Load King boom trucks.
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Nov 29, 2021 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) welcomed Dean Gary to the outside sales team.
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Nov 29, 2021 – XL (Boston, Massachusetts) announced it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14th CARB executive order achieved by the company.
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Nov 29, 2021 – American consumer confidence rebounded this month to the highest level since November after drooping in June. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 135.7 in July from 124.3 in June.
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Nov 29, 2021 – XL Fleet (Boston, Massachusetts) announced it expanded its line of electrified powertrains to include a hybrid electric drive system for the Class 5 Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Hendrickson (Itasca, Illinois) supplemented their Genuine Parts portfolio with the addition of the Equalizing Beam complete with the innovated patented Rotating Bar Pin End Bushing for a quick and easy installation.
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Nov 29, 2021 – Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) announced the retirement of Al Keithley, after After 13 years working as the director of operations and then as vice president of vehicle integration.