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#2316 | Member $149, Nonmember $299


NTEA enhanced this guide to capture the latest regulatory information in the U.S. and Canada, offering a more complete representation of compliance mandates and implications facing work truck industry companies in North America.

Content in 2018 edition
  • Section addressing Canadian regulations
  • FMVSS and CMVSS compliance worksheets with updated requirements
  • Updated... Details
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#2317 | Member $24, Nonmember $39

This laminated 19-inch by 25-inch lighting guide poster provides illustrations indicating specific lighting requirements for commercial vehicles.
Two full-color charts (11 inches by 16.25 inches) are included in the Commercial Vehicle Certification Guide. An online interactive version of the lighting guide is... Details
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Jun 2, 2020 – The Knapheide Manufacturing Company (Quincy, Illinois) announced H.W. “Bo” Knapheide IV was named president and CEO. He has held multiple positions throughout his career with the company and is the sixth generation leader of Knapheide.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hiniker Company (Mankato, Minnesota) introduced the new Model 975 dual-motor electric salt and sand spreader featuring a large 4-cubic yard capacity.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Timbren Industries (Toronto, Canada) recently introduced a Timbren SES upgrade - part GMRCK15MR - for the rear suspension on the new 2017-18 Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickup with MagneRide.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanair Manufacturing, Inc acquired Goodall Mfg LLC. Vanair will offer Goodall’s Start-All and Boost-All products and related accessories under the Goodall brand.
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Oct 1, 2015 – Some NTEA members inquire about allowable license plate locations, but there is no easy answer as federal regulations do not dictate positioning.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Utility Equipment Service, Inc. (UES) (Spring Hill, Tennessee) announced a new distributorship agreement with Switch-N-Go (Hadley, Pennsylvania) effective March 28, 2018.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Monroe Truck Equipment (Monroe, Wisconsin) welcomed Bill Stewart to their commercial vehicles and modification sales staff.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Mickey Truck Bodies has completed a new liftgate installation facility, the first phase of Mickey's expansion program at its High Point, North Carolina, manufacturing complex.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Muncie Power Products Inc. (Muncie, Indiana) expanded its line of low speed high torque motors with its latest addition – the MH Series.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – ASA Electronics (Elkhart, Indiana) continues their commitment to providing quality observation equipment to the heavy duty and commercial markets. Safety is a top priority with the Voyager VOM43HD.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc. (IMT) (Garner, Iowa) announced the promotion of Todd Brager to service representative, as well as the hiring of Chase Reding as a production supervisor.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, Texas) announced the Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase customer functionality and simplify body upfitting.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Link Manufacturing (Sioux Center, Iowa) announced the promotion of Greg Hulstein to director of engineering and Joel Van Den Brink to engineering manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – M.H. Eby (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced Susanville Auto Center of Susanville, California, is now an authorized dealer of EBY Trailers and Truck Bodies. Susanville Auto Center has an established name in the automotive and light truck market.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) introduced an expanded line of Lube Skid models. The Maintainer Lube Skid line now features eight standard models.
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Sep 6, 2016 – Growth in the work truck industry has been slow but steady. Vitality in the construction sector of the U.S. economy is a primary driver of current commercial vehicle demand.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Daimler Trucks North America announced David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Kenworth is adding the TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics system as an option for its medium-duty conventional trucks.
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Feb 27, 2017 – International Truck (Lisle, Illinois) was awarded a new contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to expand sales opportunities for new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States
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Jun 2, 2020 – Calling it the next evolution of the boom truck, National Crane introduces the tractor-mounted NBT30H-2 TM.
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Aug 29, 2016 – International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Karmak Inc. (Carlinville, Illinois) announced key appointments created to help drive efficiencies and innovation throughout the company.
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Jun 2, 2020 – November retail sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks sales slipped in all classes compared to the month before, but continue to post gains over 2017.
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Jun 2, 2020 – The Boler Company (parent company of Hendrickson) elected Matthew J. Boler as Chairman of the Board.
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Aug 1, 2013 – With the increase in road construction over the summer months comes the prospect of increased payloads.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Keystone Automotive Operations (Exeter, Pennyslvania) announced the addition of Havis vehicle docking and mounting solutions, MEK Magnet and Baha Designs lighting products to their product line.
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Jun 2, 2020 – SAF-HOLLAND (Muskegon, Michigan) announced the relaunch of its Aftermarket Parts on Demand (POD) Electronic Parts Catalog, rebranded as POD Plus.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jul 18, 2016 – The U.S. Senate on July 14 confirmed by voice vote T.F. Scott Darling as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Truck-Lite Co LLC (Falconer, New York) announced the release of its second-generation Road Ready system. The latest development from Road Ready focuses on the master control unit, which effectively serves as the brains behind the system.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Isuzu Finance of America (Purchase, New York) announced a milestone of 10 years in business as the financial captive for Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America, Inc.
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Jul 13, 2016 – XL Hybrids receives industry-first approval from CARB
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Elliott Machine Works (Galion, Ohio) launched the Mini Refuse Hopper for municipal, park and industrial use.
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Jun 2, 2020 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an amendment of regulatory guidance.
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Jun 2, 2020 – President Trump signed the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, which is the biggest trade deal of all-time, covers more than $1.3 trillion of commerce.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Meyer Products (Cleveland, Ohio) introduced the newest line of insert spreaders for utility vehicles, mid-sized pickups, and cab and chassis trucks.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Construction spending rebounded in February after two months of decline, and for the month was at its highest rate since April 2006.
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Apr 4, 2019 – Diesel Laptops (Lexington, South Carolina) and American Diesel Training Centers (ADTC) announced a strategic partnership to address the diesel technician shortage and on-going career development that is essential to improving employee retention.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Southern Coach (Kernersville, North Carolina) started its 40th year in business. The company is a fleet and commercial vehicle upfitter delivering service body, platform body, dump body, cargo van, pickup and specialty upfit.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Oct 1, 2016 – In 1966, Leslie Varga Sr. founded Central Truck Body Co. Ltd. as a one-person operation in Ontario, Canada. Although the business has grown and evolved over time, the same core values have stayed consistent.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, Texas) announced expanded availability for the PACCAR 12-speed automated transmission. The PACCAR transmission is now available for use in vocational applications.
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Mar 5, 2019 – Agility Fuel Solutions (Costa Mesa, California) announced it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for a natural gas fuel system for installation on Ford 6.8L V-10 gasoline engines with gaseous engine prep package.
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Jan 7, 2020 – Commercial truck manufacturers, upfitters, distributors and body builders of all sizes can learn how to improve manufacturing efficiency and business results at Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jul 1, 2015 – Question: As a truck equipment distributor, we routinely consult body charts published by chassis manufacturers to ensure we are installing appropriately sized bodies on our customers’ chassis. Sometimes, customers request bodies that are not include
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Jun 2, 2020 – XL (Boston, Massachusetts) launched a comprehensive new partner network with 27 professional fleet equipment installer companies throughout 96 individual locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announces that it shall discontinue new truck sales.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc. (IMT) (Garner, Iowa) announced the promotion of a dedicated team member and the addition of one new hire in the role of accountant II.
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Jun 13, 2016 – Bezares USA (Oak Ridge North, Texas) is now offering a new line of single-acting telescopic cylinders on pin-to-pin and trunnion mount designs.
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Jun 2, 2020 – VISTA Manufacturing (Elkhart, Indiana) celebrates 40 years in business in 2019. In 1979, Jim Tieszen, who was in the motorcycle distribution industry and is one of the founders of VISTA Manufacturing, noticed the “strip lighting” on touring motorcycl
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Jun 2, 2020 – Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. (Lee's Summit, Missouri) released a new corrosion-resistant, universal, flexible cowl vent called the Flex-Vent. The Flex-Vent is an improvement on the basic design of many cowl vents on the market today.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Muncie Power Products (Muncie, Indiana) announced the launch of the new Omni-System™ and Omni-System™ Plus as snow and ice control solutions.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Navistar has reached an agreement with Meritor to co-brand brake shoe kits offered under the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand.
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Jun 2, 2020 – VIPAR Heavy Duty (Crystal Lake, Illinois) unveiled its all-new website with a clean, modern design and improved navigation to enhance visitor experience while on the site.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanner Inc (Hilliard, Ohio) named Carl Postiglione as business development manager for Revolution Technology.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hyva Corp (Bensonville, Illinois) released the first two families of a completely new line of Hyva Cranes. The line sets new standards in design, performance, reliability and safety for truck-mounted cranes.
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Jun 2, 2020 – EPA and NHTSA published in the Federal Register 2,762 pages of the next truck fuel efficiency rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles - Phase 2.”
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Sep 1, 2015 – NTEA receives numerous federal excise tax (FET) questions regarding modifications to customers’ truck chassis and implications to companies as modifiers.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, Texas) announced record dealer network growth, adding their 400th location with the new TLG Peterbilt facility in Dunn, North Carolina.
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Jun 2, 2020 – XL Hybrids Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts) announced new fleet customers who intend to purchase its XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution for Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Truck-Lite Holdings announced it changed its corporate name to Clarience Technologies, LLC. The name change reflects the company's broader focus on providing total visibility to the commercial and recreational transportation industry.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Ford Motor Company has fired CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with James Hackett, head of the automaker's Smart Mobility arm, as part of a broad management shakeup.
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Jun 2, 2020 – J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers and J&J Truck Equipment (Somerset, Pennsylvania) announced the successful transition of their ISO 9001:2008 certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Anderson Metals Corporation (Kansas City, Missouri) announced Wynnchurch Capital LLC has completed an investment in the Company.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa (Sheldon, Iowa) recently launched their Lube Truck of Tomorrow, new electric-hydraulic cranes and redesigned Lube Skid.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) welcomed Hillary Frye to their engineering department as an electrical engineer.
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Jun 15, 2016 – Medium and heavy truck sales were down 6% in May over the same period a year ago and down 2% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by WardsAuto.com
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Jun 27, 2018 – LGS Group, master distributor for InterMotive Vehicle Controls, announced the hiring of Ron Ron Sayles as operations manager and Dave Eagan as technical specialist at the Elkhart, Indiana, office.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Work Truck Solutions (Chico, California) along with Fleet Management Weekly, are co-hosting a panel discussion with some of the industry’s trailblazers at The Work Truck Show 2019.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Ridewell Suspensions (Springfield, Missouri) tested and approved the new, lighter Bendix ADB22X-LT disc brake for use with Ridewell five-inch and 5.75-inch axles.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc. (TBEI) (Lake Crystal, Minnesota) announced Ashley Pace joined the company as distribution marketing manager.
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Nov 2, 2017 – ECO Vehicle Systems (Union City, Indiana) announced a new ship through program for General Motors Wentzville, Missouri, and Springfield, Ohio, plants.
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May 1, 2016 – Question: We install ladder racks and partitions in vans and understand a new roof crush test takes effect in the fall. How can we be prepared to meet these requirements?
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Jun 2, 2020 – Webasto Thermo & Comfort (Fenton, Michigan) announced the introduction of its new Thermo Top Evo coolant heater. The Thermo Top Evo is the latest in a long line of proven engine-off heating technologies from Webasto.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peter Voorhoeve, currently the President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, was named president of Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Göran Nyberg, who left the company in April.
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Jun 2, 2020 – FORCE America (Burnsville, Minnesota) announced the promotions of four key individuals to the position of vice president.
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Jun 2, 2020 – ECCO Safety Group (Boise, Idaho) announced the appointment of Enrico Vassallo as managing director of its European headquarters.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Fontaine Modification (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced will offer pre-wiring packages for Lytx fleet solutions on major truck brands including Ford, Hino, International, Volvo, Freightliner and Kenworth.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Feb 1, 2015 – Each month, the NTEA’s staff engineers field questions about Federal Excise Tax (FET) on “replacement” bodies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) HinoStyle now has its own website. The site features an interactive experience that allows customers to quickly navigate and view the accessories needed to add a custom look to their truck.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Wheels, Inc. (Des Plaines, Illinois) celebrated the 45th anniversary of its Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP). It is the first maintenance program of its kind in the fleet industry.
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Sep 24, 2018 – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, Colorado) seeks proposals for novel research and development (R&D) of medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle technologies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Donovan Equipment Company (Londonderry, New Hampshire) mourns the loss of owner, Donald Donovan. He passed away peacefully on August 13, 2018.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Woodbine Manufacturing Company announced the launch of Anteo USA, a medium- to heavy-duty liftgate line, now available for purchase and supported throughout North America.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Federal Signal Corporation (Oak Brook, Illinois) announced it completed the acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI), for a purchase price of $270 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford F-59 Model to support its customers with delivery and food truck applications.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Link Manufacturing (Sioux Center, Iowa) announced it was recognized as an Achiever by PACCAR’s 2018 Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program.
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Jun 13, 2016 – Stellar Industries, Inc. (Garner, Iowa) released the redesigned 20,000-lb capacity Hooklift line upgraded and lighter than the previous version.
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Jan 17, 2017 – Aspen Equipment (Bloomington, Minnesota) announced a new business relationship with Groupe Bibeau Inc., manufacturer of Bibeau dump bodies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) updated the monitor display for the Terex Load Alert system. Load Alert monitors and analyzes the truck’s jib and platform capacity and boom positions on Terex aerial devices.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems (Canton, Ohio) revamped its TIREMAAX PRO return-on-investment calculator with a new look.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Eaton (Galesburg, Michigan) is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Spending on U.S. construction projects edged up 0.4 percent in May, while April’s figure was revised down significantly — signs that new building is still uneven despite a growing economy.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Transfer Flow Inc. (Chico, California) released the aftermarket replacement fuel tank for the 2017 Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty short bed, crew cab diesel trucks.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Bezares USA Ltd (Oak Ridge North, Texas) announced John Peeler as territory sales manager in the Southeastern U.S. region.
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Dec 1, 2014 – ach year at the NTEA’s Truck Product Conference, leading chassis manufacturers showcase their new trucks and vans to the industry, giving attendees the chance to review, measure and plan for these upcoming models.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's designed from the ground up as an AMT.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Pritchard Companies (Clear Lake, Iowa) named John Vega vice president of commercial sales and Nicole Nuehring as vice president of administration.
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Jun 2, 2020 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) earned its position within the Great Place To Work’s Best Workplaces™ in Manufacturing, joining the top 11 manufacturing organizations in Canada.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) announced the expansion of its Certified Ultimate dealer network with the addition of eight dealers that earned their spot to be called one of the best.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Learn about and order TE201 Calibrations, Emissions & Fuel Economy training for engine calibration, tailpipe and evaporative emissions, onboard vapor recovery, onboard diagnostics, fuel economy and greenhouse gas.
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Jun 2, 2020 – TCI Mobility, LLC (Sciota, Pennsylvania) is currently in the process of issuing its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 8.32 percent for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with federal United States Department of Transportation.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Diesel Laptops (Gilbert, South Carolina) announced the relocation of its offices and production facility from Lexington, South Carolina to new, larger quarters in Gilbert, South Carolina. The move was effective April 23, 2018.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Monroe Truck Equipment (MTE) (Monroe, Wisconsin) announced leadership changes and additions to support the company’s growth initiatives.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Drive Products Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario) honored industry leaders on Wednesday, March 15, at The Work Truck Show® 2017.
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Jun 2, 2020 – InterMotive Vehicle Controls (Auburn, California) announced the addition of Dawnell Blaylock as marketing and communications specialist.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterbilt announced a new warranty option for Red Oval Certified Pre-Owned truck customers.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Big Tex Trailers (Mount Pleasant, Texas) launched another key addition to its dump trailer lineup, the 16LP Super-Duty Ultra Low Profile Dump Trailer.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Members inquire about federal excise tax (FET) as related to transportation charges. Solutions are typically fact-specific.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Diesel Laptops (Gilbert, South Carolina) announces their launch of a new software program called Truck Labor Times.
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Jun 2, 2020 – After a three-year project in conjunction with SEA Electric, fleet service provider All Purpose Transport is set to deploy Queensland’s first 100% electric delivery truck for IKEA’s planned zero emissions truck fleet by 2025.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Unity Manufacturing Company (Chicago, Illinois) announced the new X-LED postmount spotlights are now available for the popular 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 police and multi-purpose work vehicles.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models.
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Jun 2, 2020 – LockNClimb LLC (Independence, Kansas) announced their 42" and 44" platform ladders have been to help reduce accidents and injuries to maintenance technicians.
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Jan 25, 2017 – Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company LLC (Kings Park, New York) welcomed Elizabeth Peck to their national fleet sales team as business development manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Kenworth (Kirkland, Washington) announced the T270 and T370 medium duty trucks are now standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – M&K Truck Centers (Byron Center, Michigan) announced the recent investment in a state-of-the-art brand new Volvo truck dealership in Romulus, Michigan.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Motiv Power Systems, a manufacturer of electric truck and bus powertrains, has opened new headquarters at 330 Hatch Drive in Foster City, California.
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Nov 1, 2015 – Fall is in full swing, which means it's the start of snowplow season in northern states.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) announced Dean Strathman was promoted to the position of vice president of sales.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Kenworth Truck Company (Kirkland, Washington) announced the T680 on-highway flagship and Kenworth T880 and T880S vocational leaders are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine.
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Sep 13, 2017 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) announced the addition of Shawn Hamilton as business development manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Wheels Inc. (Des Plaines, Illinois) recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles as the recipient of its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Omaha Standard Palfinger (Council Bluffs, Iowa) named Jason Holt as president. He previously served as vice president of operations.
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Jun 2, 2020 – ARI announced a series of additions to its sales organization that will support the company’s strategic vision and continued growth in the fleet management marketplace.
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Jun 2, 2020 – U.S. manufacturing activity remained robust in April but the pace of growth slowed, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Chevrolet announced the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year as a 2020 model.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) was awarded an Engineering Impact Award for Transportation and Heavy Equipment by National Instruments.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the zero-emissions Lightning Electric model for Ford Transit.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) announced the next-generation of integrated power that will benefit high-horsepower applications, the Cummins X15 Performance Series and the Endurant XD 18-speed transmission.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) announced the all-new VP1513 open frame air compressor with an industry-first digital controller and ¾ inch steel frame.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Federal Signal Corporation (Oak Brook, Illinois) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International (Lake Crystal, Minnesota) for $270 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
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Mar 6, 2018 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) introduced the Model 6521 telescopic crane. This crane offers a maximum lifting capacity of 6,000 pounds.
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Jun 2, 2020 – The board of directors for Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced President and Chief Financial Officer David S. Graziosi will succeed Chief Executive Officer Lawrence E. Dewey on June 1, 2018.
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Nov 1, 2018 – Sage Oil Vac (Amarillo, Texas) announced the acquisition of Femco Drain Solutions, the authorized dealer in North America of Femco Drain Plugs and accessories, manufactured by Femco Drain Technology in the Netherlands.
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Jun 2, 2020 – VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) launched its latest UNDERHOOD150 rotary screw air compressor system designed specifically for Ford F650 & F750 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine work trucks.
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Jan 4, 2018 – Curry Supply Company (Martinsburg, Pennsylvania) announced Gina Olivo joined the organization as strategic account manager.
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Nov 28, 2016 – Fontaine Modification (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced Jeff Kolner as general manager of the Garland, Texas operation.
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Jun 2, 2020 – International Truck (Lisle, Illinois) launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed with a strong emphasis on the driver???s perspective.
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Dec 1, 2013 – For the past few months, the NTEA has received numerous calls and emails regarding the requirements for annual inspections of commercial motor vehicles.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Safe Fleet’s Commercial Vehicle Group is debuting its new Prime Design branded Over the Cab Material Rack for 8, 9, & 11 ft. service bodies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) announced the promotion of Kim Yoder to national sales manager. As national sales manager, Yoder will be responsible for overseeing all sales procedures for both the United States and Canada.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterbilt now offers three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Tommy Gate Company (Scottsdale, Arizona) announced the appointment of Bryan Fischer to the mid-central territory manager position on the sales team. He will be representing Tommy Gate in this newly-created territory.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Buyers Products (Mentor, Ohio) recently added two new district managers and a national account manager.
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Aug 14, 2019 – InterMotive Vehicle Controls (Auburn, California) developed a product to address the proliferation of aftermarket devices using the OBDII connector on commercial vehicles.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announced the HyPower IM Hybrid System broadens economical options for commercial and government fleet truck owners.
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Oct 7, 2019 – Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. (Ooltewah, Tennessee) unveiled the first ever 100-Ton Rolling Rotator- the Century® M100. The M100 rotator offers a true 200,000-pound lifting capacity.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (Logan Township, New Jersey) celebrates 35 years in the United States in 2020. In 1985, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Company of Kawasaki, Japan opened a wholly owned subsidiary in the United States.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Peterson Manufacturing Company (Grandview, Missouri) introduced its patented PetersonPULSE™ intelligent trailer system. The company thinks it’s time that fleet trailers got as smart as today’s high-tech trucks.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (Anaheim, California) announced the availability of a new road-ready service body for select Isuzu N-Series gasoline trucks.
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Jul 27, 2016 – Consumer confidence held steady in July despite increased market volatility after the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Further incentives to develop clean vehicle technology could soon be on the horizon with the reintroduction of the Vehicle Innovation Act in the U.S. Senate.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Odyne Systems LLC (Pewaukee, Wisconsin) received a $2.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 5 through 7).
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Jun 2, 2020 – Stellar Industries Inc. (Garner, Iowa) announced Adam Oppermann joined as assistant product manager.
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Jun 1, 2018 – Kenworth is working with UPS under the U.S. Department of Energy's SuperTruck II program, utilizing the Kenworth T680 tractor and the PACCAR MX engine.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Marion Body Works (Marion, Wisconsin) sadly announced the passing of Vinson Raleigh (Bud) Simpson, Jr. at the age of 89.
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Jun 2, 2020 – TODCO (Marion, Ohio) named Travis Dintelman as strategic account manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – NTEA submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service about its proposed regulations governing the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks, tractors, and trailers.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Terex Utilities (Watertown, South Dakota) announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Trans/Air Manufacturing Corporation (Dallastown, Pennsylvania) announced the expansion of its West Coast sales and technical services team with the promotion of Jeff Holbert and addition of Steven Fedor.
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Jun 2, 2020 – New-home sales fell sharply in April after reaching a nine-year high the prior month, a possible sign of weaker demand after a run up in prices.
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Jul 14, 2017 – Crestline Coach (Saskatchewan, Canada) welcomed Gordon McLean, director of engineering, and Richard Valenti, vice president of operations, to the company’s senior management team.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Morgan Olson (Sturgis, Michigan) announced the expansion of its Sturgis, Michigan, production facilities into Howe, Indiana, with the addition of a 163,000-square-foot facility.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Del Equipment Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) announced the completion of the transaction with Drive Products Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada), resulting in the majority of DEL’s Canadian business consolidated within the Drive Products business.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) announced the B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification.
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Jun 2, 2020 – ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a 35-gallon propane autogas fuel tank for medium-duty trucks such as the Ford F-450 and F-550.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Cummins Inc. has been awarded Heavy-Duty Trucking’s Top 20 award for its X12 engine platform, to be available this year. This award signifies the innovation that delivers the lightest heavy-duty engine in North America.
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Dec 1, 2013 – Question: We’re a truck equipment distributor, and occasionally a dealer or customer will ask us to remove the cargo box from the pickup and upfit the truck with a commercial body. The body could be for service/utility, platform/stake or van body app
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Oct 4, 2016 – IHS Markit™ hosted its Automotive Conference in Detroit, Michigan, in September, providing valuable insights for the more than 300 industry professionals who attended.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Mickey Truck Bodies (High Point, North Carolina) announced a major transition within its leadership team that will take effect January 1, 2019.
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Jun 2, 2020 – These manufacturers are among 100 exhibiting companies that have shared plans to introduce commercial vehicles and equipment at North America’s largest work truck event.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Vanair (Michigan City, Indiana) announced John Dunn has taken the position of strategic account manager. His duties are the pursuit, development, and management of strategic accounts.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Karmak Inc. (Carlinville, Illinois) announced Allison Laing as a lease/rental product adviser at the company's Annual Leadership and Technology Conference.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Motiv Power Systems (Foster City, California) received the first zero-emission chassis certification from the California Air Resources Board.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – International Truck (Lisle, Illinois) announced the new Eaton Cummins Endurant™ 12-speed automated transmission, a light and efficient 1,850 foot-pounds capable heavy-duty transmission, is now available on International® LT® Series and LoneStar®.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Switch-N-Go, a division of Deist Industries, Inc., (Hadley, Pennsylvania) expanded its dealer network with five new companies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Utility One Source (Kansas City, Missouri) announced a major rebranding effort, changing the company’s name to Custom Truck One Source. The rebrand unifies all company platforms under the Custom Truck One Source name.
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Jun 2, 2020 – DownEaster MFG. (Topsham, Maine) relaunched the 8’ x 88” wide dump body, for pre-2011 GM and chassis trucks, w/o rear auxiliary 40 gallon tank and provisions for frame shortening to 96”.
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Apr 16, 2018 – Eberhard Manufacturing (Cleveland, Ohio) announced the hiring of Anthony Manns, Jim Paxitzis and Greg Campbell.
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Jun 2, 2020 – HIPPO Multipower (Riverside, Missouri) announced the addition of Darin Becker as regional sales manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – After reporting a steep drop in new residential construction in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report showing housing starts in the U.S. rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of January.
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Jun 2, 2020 – PALFINGER North America (Niagara Falls, Ontario) appointed Randy Wingenroth vice president of operations for business area North America.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Maintainer Corporation of Iowa Inc. (Sheldon, Iowa) announced upgraded features of the new “II” models for 2017.
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Apr 12, 2018 – Karmak Inc. (Carlinville, Illinois) partnered with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to bring dealers Over the Counter Excellence to help dealers manage parts sales and customer relationships.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Parker Hannifin released the Parker ICS-567, a new snow and ice system for class 5, 6 and 7 trucks. The Integrated Spreader Control System for the snow and ice market is an IQAN-based electroproportional hydraulic system.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Big Tex Trailers (Mount Pleasant, Texas) rolled out several updates across its dump category, including a new length for the popular 90SR model, and upgrades that add greater functionality to existing models.
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Aug 9, 2016 – The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 3.2 cents to $2.316, while oil prices climbed out of last week’s bear market. Diesel is 30.1 cents cheaper than it was a year ago, when the price was $2.617.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Hercules Manufacturing Company (Henderson, Kentucky) announced the promotion of Justin Wilson to inside sales and marketing manager.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Retail sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks sales posted broad gains in October after a September slip, and Class 8 continued to lead the market by racking up huge gains compared to a year ago.
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Jun 2, 2020 – M&K Truck Centers (Byron Center, Michigan) announced the acquisition of two additional Michigan Volvo dealerships in Flint and Saginaw.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Kenworth (Kirkland, Washington) announced it was awarded a new contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to expand sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7 and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members.
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Jun 2, 2020 – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC (Middlebury, Indiana) is beginning production on six Spirit of Liberty buses for Avondale, Arizona.
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Apr 5, 2018 – The PALFINGER Group (Niagara Falls, Ontario) announced their wholly-owned distribution, PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, LLC (PalFleet), will discontinue the name PalFleet and will continue operations as Palfinger USA, LLC.
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Sep 1, 2013 – With summer's end and the weather beginning to cool, upfitters are starting to prepare for snowplow season with their customers and dealers.
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Jun 2, 2020 – FORCE America (Burnsville, Minnesota) announced the appointment of Jason Westad as chief sales officer. Westad joined FORCE America in 2001 and previously served as senior vice president of sales.
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Jul 1, 2014 – The Association has recently received several inquiries from members who are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Federal Excise Tax (FET) compliance.
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Sep 29, 2018 – Superior Signals Inc. (Olathe, Kansas) announced the addition of a new LED beacon series.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Kenworth announced it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.
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Jun 2, 2020 – M.H. Eby, Inc. (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania) announced Regan Coyle was hired to fill the newly-created truck body sales representative position for the Midwest territory.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Navistar announced the launch a new business unit assembled to deliver a customized electrification solution to International’s truck and school bus markets.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Bonnell Industries Inc (Dixon, Illinois) announced the expansion of their manufacturing facility with the opening of a new building at the company’s headquarters in Dixon, Illinois.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 1, 2015 – NTEA’s Technical Services Department is receiving questions about maximum carrying capacity for trucks.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. (Exeter, Pennsylvania) added Race Gas and Weego to its growing line card.
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Jun 2, 2020 – 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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Jun 2, 2020 – Transfer Flow Inc. (Chico, California) introduced a 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system for the 2018 diesel Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.
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Feb 4, 2020 – Let me begin this little article with a disclaimer: Profitability is important, as it keeps us in business.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Reading Truck Group (Reading, Pennsylvania) acquired substantially all of the assets of Caseco Manufacturing Inc. (Claremore, Oklahoma) and its affiliates (“Caseco”).
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Mar 1, 2014 – Calls and emails regarding Federal Excise Tax (FET) have surged in the last few months.