Stellar Receives President’s “E” Award for Exports

Stellar Industries received the President’s “E” Award for Exports, given to recognize its contributions to an increase in U.S. exports. Stellar was one of 30 U.S. entities recognized this year. “Stellar Industries’ achievements have undoubtedly […] More

Product Showcase May 2024

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES  Duraspar Industrial Performance (IP) from Sherwin-Williams General Industrial offers hide and sag resistance with the aesthetics of an automotive finish, Duraspar IP is used by work truck manufacturers worldwide […] More

Mastering Fleet Data Through Centralized Management

When an asset issue arises, making informed decisions quickly can mean avoiding costly setbacks. However, many fleet managers find themselves grappling with disparate data sources — whether from manually documenting data or using multiple disconnected […] More

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Win the Talent Race

At a time when finding qualified truck drivers is more difficult than ever, the people side of the business is even more paramount. Your ability to hire and retain safe and reliable drivers is one […] More

EV Education and Green Conversions

In the realm of fleet maintenance education, FleeTec Academy, spearheaded by Terry Rivers, is breaking new ground with its diesel-to-EV (electric vehicles) conversion initiatives. Rivers is no stranger to the EV market, with has a […] More

The Need for Solutions That Work Now

In today’s push for sustainability, fleet managers face the challenge of upgrading their fleets to comply with emissions standards without breaking the bank or waiting years for new technologies to become viable. All-electric vocational fleets […] More

Fleet Operations In 2024

Businesses with heavy duty transportation fleets are no strangers to economic fluctuations. These companies have experienced the ripple effects of market downturns, supply chain disruptions, and shifting consumer demand. In such uncertain times, flexibility becomes […] More

Optimizing Construction Operations

In the world of construction, time is money and safety is non-negotiable, the choice of commercial work trucks plays a pivotal role in managing productivity, costs, and overall job site efficiency. The role of customized […] More

Outfit After You Upfit

When it comes to upfitting a van for any trade, there are many tried-and-true elements that will always be on a tradesperson’s wish list. Shelves, roof racks, partitions, these are all things professionals everywhere agree […] More

HINO L-SERIES TRUCKS

Established in the 1940s and making its debut in the United States in 1984, Hino Trucks is currently celebrating their 40th anniversary in the U.S. As a Toyota Group Company, Hino has been making quality […] More

Greentech Highlighted at Truck World

Over 14,000 truck industry professionals descended on the International Centre in Toronto for Truck World recently.  “It’s wonderful to see Truck World back to pre-pandemic numbers, both in attendance and exhibit space,” says Joe Glionna, […] More

ELECTRADA PARTNERS WITH RED BULL DISTRIBUTION

Electrada has entered into an agreement with Red Bull Distribution Company to provide the electric fuel component for Red Bull’s strategy to electrify its fleet. The program was initiated through Electrada’s program partnership with Holman.  […] More

HOLMAN NAMES MANAGING DIRECTOR

Holman named Brent Scowen as Managing Director of its fleet management division in Canada.  “Brent is an exceptional leader, and he embodies the core values that have long served as the foundation for Holman’s sustained […] More

FEDEX ORDERS EV TRUCKS

The Shyft Group, Inc. announced a purchase order with FedEx for an initial order of 150 Blue Arc EV Trucks to be integrated into the FedEx pickup and delivery fleet in the U.S. “As we […] More

GREENPOWER UNVEILS UTILITY TRUCK AT NAFA

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., unveiled its new all-electric EV Star Utility Truck at the NAFA 2024 Institute & Expo. Upfitted by GP Truck Body on the GreenPower proprietary EV Star Cab & Chassis. GreenPower’s EV […] More

WAYTEK AND DSG-CANUSA PARTNER

DSG-Canusa and Waytek, Inc., have an agreement for Waytek to become an authorized distributor of DSG’s products.  The distribution agreement will allow Waytek to support existing DSG-Canusa products such as polyolefin, Kynar, and elastomeric tubing […] More

MACK’S MOBILE OFF-GRID CHARGING SYSTEM

Mack Trucks has built a mobile off-grid charging system that will be integrated into the body of a Mack MD Electric truck. The system can be used by customers testing the technology, and by dealers […] More

Isuzu invests in Gatik

The agreement is focused on the development of middle mile autonomous driving and will include the design and development of a new chassis (redundant chassis) that ensures safety when equipped with an autonomous driving system. […] More

Mullen Adds Ziegler Truck Group and Range Truck Group

Mullen Automotive, Inc., announced the addition of zero-emissions commercial vehicle dealers, Minnesota-based Ziegler Truck Group (ZTG) and Washington-based Range Truck Group (RTG), a part of the Ziegler Companies distribution network. “This partnership signifies an additional […] More

2024 Products & Services Guide

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Surveillance Technologies

Surveillance technologies, both on-site and in work trucks, play a crucial role in enhancing driver and work truck safety in numerous ways. By integrating on-site surveillance with vehicle surveillance systems, drivers, work crew and companies […] More

Shifting Gears

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Joe George, president of Cox Automotive Mobility, and Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, chatted with four female technicians within Fleet Services by Cox Automotive and Manheim, […] More

Why You Should Never Install Shelving on a Factory Mat

Many dealerships tend to sell, what they call, a standard work van mat with all their new vans. While these mats look good when you first take ownership of your van, over time it’s possible […] More

Mitigating Circumstances

Idle mitigation is fast becoming a hot topic among today’s commercial fleets. Work truck fleets are increasingly focused on reducing or eliminating the amount of time their vehicles spend idling or running while not in […] More

Leveraging Sensor Data Snapshots for Proactive Maintenance

Downtime due to shop delays can snowball into significant and costly productivity losses, and the time it takes to diagnose asset issues often contributes to a good chunk of that downtime. Additionally, unaddressed, or incorrectly […] More

Value Added Hydraulic Part Sourcing

For OEMs of agriculture, construction, mining, oil and gas, off-road, forestry, and heavy-duty trucking equipment, there can be thousands of parts to integrate into a single vehicle. These include the hydraulic components that provide the […] More

GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

Recently, Modern WorkTruck Solutions had the opportunity to drive the top of the range GMC Sierra HD Denali Ultimate. This is the top of the range model offered by General Motors for those looking to […] More

HEXAGON AGILITY NEW ORDERS FOR CLASS 8 TRUCKS

Hexagon Agility has new orders for its CNG/RNG fuel system installations on pilot trucks powered by Cummins’ X15N natural gas engine.  “The launch of the Cummins X15N, 15-liter engine will triple the addressable market for […] More

NEW TRUCK STANDARDS TO HELP CUT POLLUTION AND COSTS

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles were announced recently. They will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to one billion metric tons of CO2e and provide […] More

HOLMAN NAMES EXECUTIVE VP OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Holman names Aarthi Murali as executive vice-president, service excellence. Murali will be leading Holman’s commercial client relations strategy and customer service efforts throughout North America.  “Aarthi brings impressive business acumen and a wealth of customer […] More

GreenPower Unveils EV Star Utility Truck at NAFA

Upfitted by GP Truck Body on the GreenPower proprietary EV Star Cab & Chassis. “The addition of the EV Star Utility Truck to GreenPower’s already robust all-electric commercial vehicle lineup offers our commercial fleet customers […] More

Product Showcase March 2024

DORAN MANUFACTURING YARDCHECK 360 MONITORS TIRES EVEN WHEN VEHICLES ARE SHUT DOWN  Doran YardCheck 360 helps fleets with continuous monitoring of tire pressure and temperatures, even when equipment is off. YardCheck 360 Gate reader creates […] More

Truck Technology on Display

NTEA – The Work Truck Association’s Work Truck Week this year took place March 5 to 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, and consisted of Green Truck Summit, Ride & Drive, educational sessions, […] More

Lowering Known Fleet Risk

Thousands of van drivers and technicians were feeling the heat this past summer. A record-breaking heatwave blanketed many countries, challenging industries’ productivity in many areas, and worker safety everywhere. When temperatures are so hot that […] More

One Woman’s Intuition Saved Her Husband’s Life

Jared Pridmore and his wife Amanda are the owners of Precision Auto Glass in Conway, Arkansas. Their story begins when they bought a new van for their growing company. Amanda, always vigilant about safety, researched […] More

Mitigation Strategies to Protect Workers

In the span of five years, 255 roadway workers were struck and killed by vehicles, according to an ongoing annual report compiled by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI). The report shows an uptick in […] More

Scooping Up Savings

Various designs, including ones which are aerodynamic, are greener by saving an average of 15 percent on fuel, while significantly decreasing CO2 emissions. WHAT A DRAG In the bustling world of medium-duty box trucks, the […] More

Alternative Fuels for Fleets

Today, many organizations are exploring a variety of strategies to meet various ESG goals and mandates. From a fleet perspective, this often means finding new, innovative ways to reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint to align […] More

Solving Truck Ground Wire Issues

Every business experiences truck downtime, which can be challenging for businesses relying on trucking for transportation and logistics. Many downtime issues are usually the result of ground wire problems. While downtime can cost a business […] More

Corrosion: Public Enemy Number One for Trucks and Their Cabs

There is no way to avoid the damaging chemicals used to clear winter roads, and these compounds wreak havoc in many ways. The spray that comes off the road impacts the exterior of the truck […] More

Transformative Trends for 2024

Over the last four years, the commercial truck industry has experienced an unexpected evolution, leading to a significant transformation in how dealers and buyers engage. This shift, coupled with various challenges in the economy, sets […] More

Ford F-150 Lightning

As more fleets are reducing their emissions, and setting short- and long-term targets, alternative fuel vehicles, including electric vehicles are attaining more attention. As a result, Ford Motor Company, which has been the best-selling pickup […] More

Innovations in Work Truck Surveillance Technology

Jason Chiu is the professional services group manager with Axis Canada. He has a background in IT and networking and has spent over 15 years in the security industry, from being an integrator, consultant and […] More

CLARIENCE TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES SAFE FLEET

Clarience Technologies has acquired Safe Fleet, who delivers technology-enabled solutions for fleet video and evidence management, collision prevention, violation detection and trailer temperature control, as well as cargo storage systems and several other safety solutions.  […] More

TSR AND NWRA PARTNER TO EXPAND FOCUS ON FLEET SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) and The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) are partnering to extending the FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training program to independent haulers within the waste and recycling industry.  The program, […] More

LOOMIS PARTNERS WITH NETRADYNE

Netradyne announced a partnership with Loomis, that will see the implementation of 3,000 units of Netradyne’s Driver i D-430 video safety devices, to Loomis’ fleet across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.  The Driver i […] More

STELLANTIS NORTH AMERICA MAKES EXECUTIVE CHANGES

Stellantis North America will have a new sales organization structure that focuses to the two primary sales channels – B2B and B2C. Jeff Kommor is appointed senior vice-president of commercial sales, responsible for fleet, government […] More

BOLLINGER MOTORS NAMES LAFONTAINE AS FIRST COMMERCIAL DEALERSHIP

Bollinger Motors, Inc has named LaFontaine Automotive Group as their first authorized dealer, with two locations. According to LaFontaine, the acquisition brings their portfolio to 54 retail franchises and 39 retail locations.  Bollinger commercial vehicles […] More

GODWIN GROUP FOUNDER REMEMBERED

In November, at the age of 82, Pat Godwin Sr., after 57 years of hard work at the company he founded, came to an end after a brief illness. While Pat’s terrestrial life came to […] More

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MITIGATION STRATEGIES

In five years, 255 roadway workers were struck and killed by vehicles, according to an annual report by Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI). The report shows an uptick in struck-by-fatality deaths of roadway crews. Of […] More

FLEETIO EXPANDS OFFERINGS

Fleetio announced four new features including tire management, warranty management, sensor data snapshots, and enhanced service tasks.  “At Fleetio, we’re passionate about empowering fleets to reach their full potential,” says Jon Meachin, CEO of Fleetio. […] More

INTELLISHIFT NAMED “IOT ANALYTICS COMPANY OF THE YEAR”

IntelliShift was selected as winner of the “IoT Analytics Company of the Year” for the second year in a row in the eighth annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough. “We’re honored to […] More

COX AUTOMOTIVE OPENS EV BATTERY SOLUTIONS FACILITY IN GEORGIA

Cox Automotive announced the opening of its new EV Battery Solutions service center in Conyers, Georgia. “The geographic expansion of our EV battery service network reinforces our dedication to both our customers and the growth […] More

ECOLAB SELECTS FORD PRO TO ACCELERATE ELECTRIFICATION OF THEIR FLEET

Ecolab selected Ford Pro to accelerate the electrification of its sales and service fleet, targeting complete North American fleet electrification by 2030.  Electrification of Ecolab’s North American fleet begins in California with the conversion of […] More

Product Showcase February 2024

CURRY SUPPLY Lube Skids  Curry Supply Lube Skids s provide the capabilities of a lube truck with added convenience and flexibility. Lube Skids make preventative maintenance simple and keep your equipment up and running so […] More

Convenience Versus Congestion

Last mile delivery has emerged as the pivotal battleground where convenience collides with congestion. The global market for last mile delivery is poised for unprecedented growth expected to reach US$137.4 billion by 2030, as consumers […] More

Automotive Industry 2024

Clarity comes in different packages. While there will always be factors at play in the work truck industry, it’s best to understand and gain insight from a variety of sources. Here are five predictions. 1. […] More

Your DIY Guide to Trailer Wiring Harness Inspection

Ensure the safety and reliability of your trailer by following this step-by-step DIY inspection guide. VISUAL INSPECTION At least once a month, closely examine the entire length of your trailer’s wiring harness, paying special attention […] More

Choosing the appropriate coupling equipment makes heavy hauling safer and easier

Heavy haulers know the story all too well – when hauling heavy loads, a big challenge is finding the right coupling equipment. PINTLE HITCHES A big issue is weight capacity. Many manufacturers that produce pintle […] More

Ready to Roll

It’s a great time for carriers to harness the power of telematics and fleet management technology to support fleet safety and efficiency throughout the winter months. Keep reading to learn how telematics can help you […] More

Want it Done Right? Get the Right Reel

Work trucks have limited space, but it’s vital to have all the equipment truck owners need to get the job done right the first time. A wide range of industries, including utilities, fueling, construction, landscaping, […] More

Springing into Action

Work vans are an essential part of the commercial vehicle landscape. Vans provide an efficient and highly adaptable platform for many professions. From plumbers to mobile x-ray technicians, vans conveniently get needed equipment to a […] More

Light Fantastic

When it comes to commercial vehicle lighting, the word uninspired might spring to mind. SAME OLD, SAME OLD Traditional four-inch round and six-inch oval stop tail turn lights have been around for a long time, […] More

Three Ways to Step Up Your Service Game

It is no secret that a mechanic truck can help to level up your fleet. Rather than needing to tow broken-down equipment to a specialty repair shop, which can not only be hard to come […] More

Planning for Fuel Efficiency: What are the Best Strategies?

Fuel is one of the highest regular expenses for any fleet. In turn, route planning can make a dramatic difference to fuel efficiency; however, sometimes it is hard to know how to approach it. Optimization […] More

2025 Isuzu F-Series

Isuzu came to the United States in 1984 and now Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has sold more than half million trucks, from the original KS22 with 87 horsepower to the current lineup of class […] More

Making Fleets Safer

Peter Goldwasser, Esq., is the executive director at Together for Safer Roads. Goldwasser has two decades of experience working across the public and private sectors, advising companies, non-profits, and individuals on how to make a […] More

Product Showcase January 2024

Thunderbolt Locks, Inc. Locks for Vans and Enclosed Trailers Our anti-theft deadbolt lock is the premier choice for safeguarding work vans. The lock’s tamper-resistant design and heavy-duty materials make it a formidable deterrent against theft. […] More

Vocational Fleet Health is a Priority

As the frequency and severity of natural disasters increases, vocational fleets must modernize how they prioritize safety, uptime, and vehicle health for emergency deployment. Each year, thousands of hard-working crews take on a nonstop, complicated, […] More

Voyager AIO Leads the Way

Since the genesis of the commercial vehicle industry, operations have focused on durability and reliability, often prioritizing functionality over cutting-edge technology. In addition to these values, adapting new equipment or systems to an in-service fleet […] More

Fleet Industry Key Trends

Each November, Holman, a global automotive services organization, hosts Holman Drive, an annual conference that focuses on sharing proven fleet management solutions and exploring the future of mobility. Now in its fifth year, Holman Drive […] More

The Power of Cross-Industry Learning

Everyone has probably heard the saying that goes something like the following: “Technology is advancing faster than ever before, and it will never be this slow again.” It’s kind of a crazy statement, especially if […] More

Empowered to Make Safer Driving Decisions

When it comes to managing a fleet of any kind, there is no higher priority than safety. While the needs and policies of fleets in various industries may differ, safety should be paramount for all. […] More

Driving Innovation and Competition with Tailored Solutions

When designing and building a heavy-duty work truck, efficiency, productivity, and reliability are key factors for success. Upfitters, body builders, and vocational vehicle manufacturers understand this premise well. They recognize that even incremental gains can […] More

A Case Study for Fleet Technology Deployments

Most, if not all, work truck fleet managers have been caught in the middle of this all too familiar conundrum regarding new technology equipment deployments: Do we deploy using in-house vehicle maintenance staff? Or do […] More

The Artificial Intelligence Influence

In the heart of your neighborhood, town, and city, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, a quiet revolution is underway in the world of work truck fleets. It’s a transformation powered by artificial […] More

The Reality of Fleet Electrification

Emily Graham’s career achievements center on aligning business competencies while NAVIGATING the ever-evolving landscape of the AUTOMOTIVE industry. In her current role, she leads the development and execution of HOLMAN’S electrification and alternative fuel solutionS […] More

Back In Black

It’s no secret that blackout packages have been growing in popularity within the commercial vehicle market, particularly as they relate to truck beds on work trucks. Fueled by trends in the automotive sector and industrial […] More

2024 Ford F-150

A 1966 Ford ad reads, “If they start as better ideas, they stay better ideas.” This headline works as a rallying cry for the F-Series truck team, which has delivered a lineup of tough and capable […] More

The Push for Safer Roads

Uri Tamir leads Mobileye’s Intelligent Mobility Solutions division in North America with responsibilities for growth, strategy, and operations. As general manager, he brings more than 20 years of experience in growing revenue, leading teams, and driving […] More

REE COMPLETES U.S. CERTIFICATION OF FULL-BY-WIRE VEHICLES AND BEGINS CUSTOMER DELIVERIES OF ITS P7-C ELECTRIC TRUCK

REE Automotive Ltd. an automotive technology company and provider of full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, announces that it has begun customer deliveries of its P7-C electric chassis cab following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards […] More

COX AUTOMOTIVE LAUNCHES ‘PROJECT PINK’ – A CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING TECHNICIAN DIVERSITY AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Cox Automotive announces “Project Pink,” an innovative initiative to celebrate diversity among its Fleet Services and Manheim technicians and support breast cancer awareness.  Project Pink is a groundbreaking campaign that features high-visibility pink uniforms for […] More

HIGH BAR BRANDS, LLC ANNOUNCES ITS SUCCESSFUL RECAPITALIZATION WITH SENTINEL CAPITAL PARTNERS.

High Bar Brands, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality commercial vehicle solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, with its portfolio of iconic brands, including Minimizer, Premier Mfg., Dieter’s Accessories, Panelite, and Viking Sales, […] More

MULLEN, PHENIX TRUCK & VAN AND KNAPHEIDE ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF A NEW CLASS 3 LIGHT-WEIGHT EV SERVICE BODY

Mullen Automotive, Inc. announces the completion of a light-weight service truck body for the All-Electric Mullen THREE, which was developed in collaboration with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment and Knapheide Manufacturing. Mullen and the […] More

The Mullen THREE, Class 3 EV Truck Now CARB Certified and Ready for Sale in All CARB States and District of Columbia

Certification opens the Mullen THREE EV truck with a suggested MSRP of $68,500.00 to important state incentive programs, including the opportunity with California’s HVIP project, which offers a rebate of up to $45,000.00 and, when […] More

Mullen Automotive at Fed Fleet

Mullen Automotive’s commercial team will be at FedFleet this week in booth FL-542. They will be showing the new Mullen ONE all-electric Cargo Van, which will be available for test drives during the indoor EV […] More

Ford Pro Insure Launches to Make Commercial Auto Insurance Easier

In a business environment focused on simplification and ease for customers, commercial auto insurance seems to be an outlier. Yet businesses must have fleet insurance and navigate these complexities. Making things simpler and easier for […] More

Mullen Achieves Production Milestone in December 2023 With 100th Mullen THREE EV Truck Rolling Off Tunica, Mississippi, Assembly Line

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announces the company achieved a production milestone on December 13, 2023, with the 100th Mullen THREE, Class 3 cab chassis electric truck, rolling off the assembly line in […] More

Volta Power Systems Announces Wade Wyant as CEO

Already a longstanding strategic advisor to the company, Wyant transitioned to the CEO role in mid-October. In his new role, Wyant will lead the company through its next phase of growth, implementing key process improvements, […] More

Safe Fleet Expands Its Safety-As-A-Service Network in Louisville, Ohio

Safe Fleet, the leading supplier of fleet vehicle safety solutions, continues to expand its Commercial Vehicle division’s Safety-As-A-Service (SAAS) network, with a facility in Louisville, Ohio. This new location will support Safe Fleet’s tarping business […] More

Mullen Class 1 EV Cargo Van Now Certified for Sale in all 15 CARB States and District of Columbia by California Air Resources Board

Mullen Automotive, Inc. an emerging electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announces the achievement of a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 1 cargo van. The Mullen ONE received certification from the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) as a zero-emission vehicle […] More

2024 Buyers Guide

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A NEW CHINESE MID-SIZE PICKUP AND VW DEAL FOR ALL-ELECTRIC VATICAN FLEET

SHANDONG, CHINA With China’s nascent pickup market in a slump because of weaker construction and real estate activity, exports have become a bright spot. Enter: Feel The Poer! Pronounced “power,” POER stands for powerful, off-road, […] More

Holman Drive 23

In November, Holman, a global automotive services organization and premier fleet management provider, hosted Holman Drive in Boca Raton, Florida. More than 150 fleet, finance, and procurement professionals as well as several automotive and equipment […] More

Resolve the Outsized Impact of Stress on Safety

Drivers working in construction, utility, and pits and quarries are grappling with environmental stressors, unpredictable hours, and variable safety protocols that, when combined, are having an outsized impact on their well-being and their safety outcomes.  […] More

Turn Heads & Win Customers with Exterior Maintenance and Branding

First impressions are vital for every company. A great one can pull in new clients, help with recruitment efforts, and keep the company’s reputation in good standing. But many companies don’t realize that their work […] More

Transforming Construction Fleet Management

Advanced technologies are playing a larger role in the construction industry, helping ready-mix producers make gains in product quality and operational efficiency. Technology solutions are changing construction fleet management by enhancing access to essential information […] More

Future-proof Your Fleet With Technology

EROAD offers a complete solution engineered for construction projects that empowers fleet managers with the knowledge and communication tools to be more efficient and productive with the unique needs of their fleets. A connected compact […] More

Mullen Automotive

Mullen Automotive is an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer that makes clean-energy alternatives that are Efficient, Economical, and most importantly, Easy to operate. Headquartered in Brea, California, Mullen recognizes the immediate needs for electrification in the […] More

Geotab Receives Industry-First Executive Order for its Connected Vehicle Aftermarket Solutions Supporting California’s Climate Requirements

Geotab, the global leader in connected transportation solutions, announces it has received an industry-first Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) officially exempting Geotab’s aftermarket solutions from CARB’s emissions anti-tampering regulations in the […] More

Stellar Invites College Students to Apply for Exclusive Engineering Experience Program

Stellar Industries, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, announces the launch of its Engineering Experience Program (EEP). Designed to […] More

Love’s Invests in Latest Hunter Alignment Innovation for Commercial Vehicles

Love’s and Hunter Engineering announce the rollout of Hunter’s new HawkEye® XL alignment system at five Love’s locations. The new aligner is designed for maximum speed, durability, and ease of use for heavy-duty, medium-duty, and […] More

VMAC’s Industry Data Shows Service Vans Are Gaining Traction: 47% Of Fleets Now Include Vans

The number of fleets with service vans increased significantly in 2023 to 47%, up from 36% in 2022, according to the 331 service truck industry professionals surveyed by VMAC. Fleets with 6 to 25 vans […] More

CTech Manufacturing Breaks Ground on New Expansion

This past week, CTech Manufacturing officially broke ground on its second major expansion in less than five years. The Weston-based storage manufacturer is adding an additional 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space to an existing […] More

From Summiting the World’s High Volcano to Working Down in the Mines

SWITZERLAND TO CHILE In Switzerland, a collaborative team plans the ultimate challenge of summitting a solar-powered truck on Ojos del Salado, the highest active volcano on the planet. Ojos del Salado straddles the border of […] More

Product Showcase November 2023

EXTENDOBED Slide Out Trunk Organizers In 1987 Extendobed invented the first telescoping truck bed extender and continues to build the most durable slide out system available. Extendobed offers fully customizable trunk organizers, which are designed […] More

Tools to Elevate Your Operation

No matter what industry you’re in, if you don’t have the right equipment for the job, two things will happen. First, the work becomes harder than it needs to be. Second, downtime and unnecessary expenses […] More

Tackling Skepticism and Ensuring Quality

Engine oil and fuel additives can make most feel wary and uneasy. While situations are typically case-by-case experiences, where some see the benefits of an increase in fuel economy or decrease in wear and friction […] More

How to Start Your Fleet’s Sustainability Journey

Whether it’s local, state, or federal government mandates or strategic business goals, sustainability is quickly becoming a priority in the transportation sector. While every decarbonization journey shares the same goal, there are different roads to […] More

Locking It Up

Magnolia Plumbing has been serving the Washington D.C. area for more than 70 years, consisting of hardworking, dedicated people who love their profession and the customers they serve. Since 2022, crime in this community has […] More

Develop an Effective Upfit Strategy

For vocational fleet operators, your commercial trucks, vans, and equipment are tools vital to servicing your customers. To maximize the potential of these assets, you need a strong upfitting strategy that transforms these vehicles into […] More

The Importance of Routine Inspections

When it comes to best practices for routine wheel end inspections, the same rules apply across vehicle classes and truck sizes. However, while these pre-trip and post-trip inspections may seem simple and straightforward, they are […] More

Overcoming Labor Shortage Challenges

Photos courtesy of Fleetio With surges in consumer demand for home deliveries and onsite services in recent years, the fleet industry has found itself grappling with a critical challenge: workforce shortages. To fortify your fleet’s […] More

The Harsh Reality

Every construction company with a well-run transportation fleet today regularly reviews its operational and systematic data to identify key trends and opportunities to improve its overall efficiencies and bottom line. With so much change taking […] More

A Lot Riding on Them

From the earliest days of modern hauling trailers to their horse-drawn wagon forbearers, one component that has remained a constant is the highly functional and reliable leaf spring.    IF IT AIN’T BROKE . . […] More

The Mullen THREE

After first debuting in March 2023, Mullen Automotive launches its Mullen THREE, Class 3 all-electric urban utility low cab forward, to market. With fleet electrification making waves and strict regulations tightening up, this Class 3 […] More

A Door to New Opportunities

As 2023 winds down and everyone prepares for 2024, some industry trends will keep on going and excel to higher heights. Technology, whether you hate it or love it, is a tool that can be […] More

Cummins® Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Demonstrate Real-World Hydrogen Ecosystem

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Terex® Advance Mixer Inc., a subsidiary of Terex Corporation, Edge Materials LLC, and PCC Hydrogen Inc., to produce, trial, […] More

Daimler Truck North America Begins Series Production of Freightliner eM2 Battery Electric Trucks

Daimler Truck North America LLC commences series production of the Freightliner eM2, a battery electric medium-duty truck designed for pick-up and delivery applications. These vehicles are being manufactured at DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Portland, […] More

ChargePoint Accelerates Fleet Electrification With New Suite of Management Applications

ChargePoint, a leading provider of networked solutions for charging electric vehicles, announces the expansion of its fleet management product line. A new suite of software solutions is available for both mixed fuel and all-electric fleets […] More

Stertil-Koni Welcomes Optimized Distributor Partners to its Exclusive North American Distributor Network

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni announces it has welcomed Optimized Distributor Partners (ODP), a family owned and operated automotive equipment distribution and service company located in Commerce City, Colorado, to its exclusive North American distributor […] More

Mack Trucks Introduces Electrifi Subscription Exclusively for Mack® MD Electric Vehicles

In an effort to help customers more easily adopt battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology into their fleets, Mack Trucks announces it now offers from Mack Financial Services ElectriFi Subscription, a usage-based leasing option exclusive to new […] More

U.S. Isuzu Technicians Win Unprecedented Fourth Silver Medal in World Technical Challenge

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, announced today that its U.S. team of service technicians placed second in the 18th Annual Isuzu World Technical Competition, also known as the […] More

Highway Products Inc. Celebrates 43 Years of Innovation and Excellence

Highway Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium aluminum work truck storage solutions and truck accessories, announces its 43rd anniversary, marking over four decades of dedication to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. Founded by CEO […] More

Mullen Receives EPA Certificate of Conformity for Class 1 EV Cargo Vans, Effective Nov. 2, 2023

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces its achievement of a key milestone with full approval from the Environmental Protection Agency that provides Mullen with the EPA’s Certificate of Conformity for Class 1 […] More

A FULLY ELECTRIC BUCKET TRUCK IN CANADA & INDUSTRY WARNINGS ABOUT COMPROMISING EV BATTERY HEALTH FROM ISRAEL

ONTARIO, CANADA Alectra Utilities, the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada, adds an International eMV all-electric double bucket truck to its fleet—one of the first of its kind in Ontario. The EV will be used […] More

Product Showcase October 2023

EXTENDOBED Slide Out Trunk Organizers In 1987 Extendobed invented the first telescoping truck bed extender and continues to build the most durable slide out system available. Extendobed offers fully customizable trunk organizers, which are designed […] More

The Operator Balancing Act

Work truck operators today are under a fair amount of pressure to adhere to heavy demands and tight schedules, all while staying within legal operating guidelines. Completing a wide range of tasks on repair jobs […] More

Leveraging AI & Data Technologies

Battery charging for electric vehicles remains difficult due to the high electricity costs—and EV operators are frustrated by inconsistent pricing practices, frequently broken equipment, and the lack of chargers available in strategic locations. Charging can […] More

The 185 cfm Myth

The culture of buying the right air compressor for the job is based on the legacy of the 185 cfm towable compressors. The 185 cfm towable market found roots in the Michigan City, Indiana area. […] More

A Continuum of Mobile Power Solutions

In an environment where mobile power solutions abound, innovations are not just appreciated—they’re expected. As industries evolve, the equipment and tools they rely upon must rise to meet new challenges, which is especially true for […] More

Work Truck Accessory Eases Movin’ Up the Sewer Line

In the work truck industry, heavy-duty work trucks like sewer cleaners are essential to getting the job done with high-pressure water jetting and a high-flow vacuum. For the municipalities and contractors that rely on these […] More

State of the Mobile Compressed Air Industry

Vehicle-mounted air compressor manufacturer, VMAC, is back once again with its fourth State of the Mobile Compressed Air Industry survey. For the 2023 report, VMAC surveyed 331 individuals between December 2022 and April 2023. These […] More

A Powerhouse Collaboration

In today’s competitive environment, the efficiency of fleet operations plays a pivotal role in achieving higher productivity and healthier bottom lines. The collaboration between Summit Truck Bodies and Miller Electric Mfg. LLC., demonstrates a collaborative […] More

Mack MD Series Review

The Mack MD6 and MD7 were first introduced in March 2020 at NTEA Work Truck Show. The next week, the world shut down. It was launched into a different market, one nobody could have predicted, […] More

2024 Ford F-150

A 1966 Ford ad reads, “If they start as better ideas, they stay better ideas.” This headline works as a rallying cry for the F-Series truck team, which has delivered a lineup of tough and capable […] More

Detroit Commemorates 85 Successful Years

It was in 1938 that Detroit set out with one focus: crafting top-tier engines for heavy- and medium-duty trucks. Now Detroit is a North American leader in engine technology for commercial vehicles, and a part […] More

Mitigating Labor Shortage Concerns

No industry is safe when it comes to labor shortage concerns, especially the work truck industry. As times change and negotiations are made, it’s imperative to seek other avenues to attract and retain talented employees, […] More

Lightning eMotors’ Telematics Solution Optimizes Fleet Planning and Deployment with Massive Database

Lightning eMotors, a leader provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles and charging solutions for fleets, announced that it has passed the 10 terabyte (TB) database milestone for its state-of-the-art Lightning Insights telematics system […] More

Volvo Trucks Continues Expansion of Electromobility Ecosystem with 11 New Certified EV Dealers in North America

Volvo Trucks North America confirms that 11 dealership locations in the US and Canada have completed its vigorous sales and service training and facility upgrades needed to become Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealerships, marking […] More

2024 F-150 Lightning PRO Fleet Order Banks Officially Open

The 2024 F-150 Lightning PRO fleet order banks are officially open. Ford PRO opens up orders for the next iteration of the F-150 Lightning PRO on the heels of the 2023 Lightning PRO being recognized […] More

Nauto Launches New Telematics Solution, Consolidating AI-Powered Fleet Safety, Risk, and Operations into a Single Solution

Nauto, the leader in AI-powered safety and operations excellence for commercial vehicles, announces the introduction of new telematics capabilities offering visibility into vehicle tracking, utilizations, misuse, and maintenance planning. Nauto’s latest offering delivers telematics alongside […] More

Cummins Collaborates with Industry Partners on Open Telematics Architecture for Commercial Vehicles

Cummins Inc. announces its collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation, Microsoft, and industry partners to release a new and innovative approach to develop telematics software for commercial vehicles. The Open Telematics Framework is being designed to […] More

Volvo Trucks Launches Volvo Connect, All-in-One Fleet Management Portal

Volvo Trucks North America announces a new comprehensive fleet management portal to access Volvo Trucks’ digital services, providing fleets with near real-time data on the health and performance of trucks in operation. The new portal, […] More

Mike Albert Receives Family and Private Business Award

Mike Albert, one of the fastest-growing mobility companies in the nation, receives an award from the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Goering Center for Family and Private Business. The award recognizes […] More

Innovative Onsite Commercial Mechanical Repair Company Rapidly Expands in Southwest Florida

An onsite mechanical repair company owned and operated by a local Marine Corps veteran is rapidly expanding its operational footprint. Mobile Techs, headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida and offers 24/7 mobile mechanical servicing for heavy-duty […] More

Peterbilt Announces Partnership with Transition Overwatch to Recruit Transitioning Military Veterans for Service Technician Careers

Peterbilt partners with Transition Overwatch to assist transitioning military talent leverage their transferable skills into service technician careers within the Peterbilt dealer network. Transition Overwatch, a veteran-owned company founded in 2018, identifies high-potential veterans transitioning […] More

Isuzu Selects ChargePoint to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure & Training to Support Upcoming Electric Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, announces that it has appointed ChargePoint, a leading provider of networked solutions for charging electric vehicles, as an official source to provide EV […] More

New Power Heavy Duty Member Strapps’ Truck Center Keeps Focus on Customers & Community

Power Heavy Duty is pleased to welcome Stapps’ Truck Center as one of the newest distributors to join its network. With the Russell Springs, Kentucky company approaching its 25th anniversary, Stapps’ Truck Center continues to […] More

BYD Motors & Cox Automotive Announce Groundbreaking Service Partnership in US Market

BYD Motors and Cox Automotive announce the two companies have entered into a service agreement that covers BYD customers and their growing fleets of Class 6 and Class 8 trucks within the US with 24/7 […] More

Knight Transportation, Cummins, and Clean Energy Demonstrate Potential of Ultra-Low Carbon Fuel Through Cummins X15N Natural Gas Powertrains in California

Phoenix, Arizona-based Knight Transportation Inc., part of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. and the industry’s largest full truckload company, has been successfully testing Cummins’ new X15N natural gas engine in Southern California, realizing NOx and greenhouse […] More

Fleetio Named Fleet Management Technology Company of the Year by AutoTech Breakthrough

Fleetio, a leading fleet management software-as-a-service company, gets recognized for the second consecutive year as Fleet Management Technology Company Of The Year in the fourth annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards. These awards are conducted by AutoTech […] More

New eTechnician Upgrade Supports Detroit Diesel Engines Through 2024 Model Year

NEXIQ Technologies announces the release of eTechnician 2.9, which enables the PC-based solution to provide bi-directional diagnostic support for Detroit Diesel engines through the 2024 model year. “In addition to providing technicians with the comprehensive […] More

Holman Introduces Full Suite of Fleet Electrification Solutions

Holman, a global automotive services organization, introduces a comprehensive collection of fleet electrification solutions designed to simplify the transition to electric vehicles for fleet operators. The company’s innovative suite of fleet electrification services includes an […] More

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation Promotes Retreading at the OSBMA 34th Annual Workshop

PRE-Q® Galgo Corporation promotes retreading at the annual OSBMA (Ohio School Bus Mechanics Association) workshop in Columbus, Ohio. OSBMA works to improve, promote, and develop the professional status of school bus mechanics throughout Ohio. “We […] More

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation Celebrates 25 Years in the US & Canada

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation celebrates 25 years in the US and Canada at a meeting at the corporate office in Dallas, Texas. GALGO is a world leader in rubber manufacturing and began producing rubber products in […] More

Dragonfly Energy Enters the Heavy-Duty Market with New All-Electric APU to Reduce Fuel Costs and Emissions

Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp., maker of Battle Born Batteries, brings its leading energy storage solutions to the heavy-duty industry with the introduction of the new Battle Born All-Electric APU (auxiliary power unit). Dragonfly Energy’s advanced […] More

FleetPride Strengthens Florida Presence with Acquisition of Raney’s Truck Center

FleetPride Inc., the nation’s largest distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty parts and services, announces its recent acquisition of Raney’s Truck Center, a highly regarded business based in Ocala, Florida. This acquisition marks a further expansion of […] More

Applied Driving Launches Global Driver Challenge to Incentivize Safer Driving Habits and Reduce Fleet Risk

Applied Driving launches a global competition to encourage and reward safe driving behavior as part of its newly-launched Road Safety Month initiative. The Driver Safety Challenge is open to all fleet drivers and motorists, with […] More

Hendrickson Acquires Brunner Inc.

Hendrickson acquires Brunner International Inc., based in Medina, New York, and Brunner Manufacturing and Sales Ltd., based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Brunner is a privately-owned business that manufactures components for the commercial vehicle and […] More

Fastenal Selects ZEVX for Operational Trial to Electrify Select Fleet Trucks

Fastenal selects ZEVX™, a worldwide leader in intelligent electric vehicle (EV) systems, for an operational trial to convert pickup trucks in its fleet to EVs. “We are committed to helping Fastenal incorporate EV technology in […] More

California Energy Project Announces Dates to Apply for Medium- and Heavy-duty Public Charging Infrastructure Incentives

The EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project’s Public Charging funding lane will begin accepting applications starting October 19th at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific Time on November 3rd. This funding lane will offer up to $11.7 million […] More

The Shyft Group Signs Agreement with Rush Enterprises Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group for Sales and Service of Blue Arc Electric Vehicles

The Shyft Group Inc., the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, announces that it has finalized an agreement with Rush Enterprises Inc., […] More

Breakthrough Propane Direct Injection Technology Provides Fleet Owners with Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Option

Fleet owners looking for a low-emission, high-efficiency, and affordable engine solution will soon have new technology to turn to thanks to a partnership between Stanadyne, Katech, and the Propane Education & Research Council. The innovation […] More

Navistar Recognizes Top Suppliers with 2023 Supplier Excellence Awards

Navistar Inc. announces the recipients of the 2023 Supplier Excellence Awards, recognizing top-performing suppliers across a variety of industries. The 2023 Supplier Excellence Awards have been designed to recognize suppliers in two major categories: Performance […] More

Volvo Trucks Introduces Turnkey Solutions Program to Provide Fleets Full-Service EV Infrastructure Development

Volvo Trucks launches its customer-focused Turnkey Solutions program, a consolidated fleet management process for procuring vendor services, parts, and products for EV charging, in addition to outlook planning for incentives, installation, and interfacing with utility […] More

Cummins Announces Approval of Unblended Renewable Diesel Use in All Industrial High-Horsepower Engines

Cummins Inc. announces the approval of their entire line of diesel high-horsepower engines across all ratings for use with unblended paraffinic fuels (EN15940), often referred to as renewable diesel, including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Utilizing […] More

NYC DOT Proposes Replacing Delivery Trucks with Four-Wheeled Electric Cargo Bikes

The New York City Department of Transportation proposes to replace delivery vans with four-wheeled electric cargo bikes to promote safety and sustainability on NYC streets. The department’s figures estimate that just two cargo e-bikes can […] More

Modernizing the Commercial Vehicle Buying Process

Maritz, a leading provider of automotive training and marketing services, partners with Work Truck Solutions to provide assessments and sales coaching and training services to commercial dealership customers using the Work Truck Solutions dealership platform. […] More

Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR Form a Joint Venture to Advance Battery Cell Production in the US

Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business unit of Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks, and PACCAR are partnering to accelerate and localize battery cell production and the battery supply chain in the US. The joint venture will […] More

Bridgestone Launches Azuga Fleet Management Software Availability in AWS Marketplace

Bridgestone Americas announces its Azuga Fleet Management Software is now available for purchase in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy […] More

A BREAKTHROUGH IN JAPAN AND A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TRUCK IN SWEDEN

Welcome to News from Abroad, a new column that will feature research and experiments, technology and innovations, and ideas and strategies from across the globe that could one day affect the work truck industry in […] More

Product Showcase September 2023

VENTURO HT60KX Heavy-Duty Service Crane Venturo introduces the Venturo HT60KX, a made in the US heavy-duty service crane that is purpose-built to handle whatever work demands, anywhere from agriculture and construction to municipalities and truck […] More

A Reliable, Functional, and Versatile Hoist Comes from Commitment to Innovation

If necessity is the mother of invention, the human drive to innovate may be its father—or so some might say about the inception of the Scott Level Lift Hoist. In 1978, when the founder of […] More

Unveiling the Future

Sustainability initiatives, new regulations, and technological innovation have opened a world of possibilities for the utility industry. With intense global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, equipment manufacturers are exploring ways to lessen the carbon impact […] More

Navigating Driver Hesitancy

When it comes to managing a fleet, embracing new technologies and solutions can be a pivotal step in optimizing operations, enhancing efficiency, and staying competitive. However, the road to successful technology adoption is not always […] More

DPF Regeneration: A Case Study

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) play an important role in diesel engines. They’re designed to trap and store particulate matter (soot) that is produced by the diesel engine during driving. The DPF allows exhaust gases with […] More

Save Money and Reduce Emissions with Propane Autogas

Now, more than ever, fleet owners are considering a move to alternative energy sources like propane autogas. Clean energy sources not only help companies meet emission benchmarks, but also allows businesses to position themselves as […] More

No More Compromises

It comes as no to surprise to fleet managers that their organizations are focusing on how fleet departments can support sustainability and net zero goals. According to a 2023 power and utilities outlook produced by […] More

Ford Pro Expands Charging Solutions Revealing a New Lineup of Chargers

Ford Pro™, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, reveals new charging hardware added to its suite of end-to-end solutions to help make it easier for commercial customers to transition their fleets to electric.  A […] More

Equipment Asset Awareness

Equipment asset awareness has never been more critical, especially in today’s rapidly changing economy. Reviewing contract renewals and equipment replacement cycles is difficult for many construction companies, as one study shared by CloudCover (2023) shows […] More

The Perfect Storm

Set the wipers on high. Companies are entering The Perfect Storm of new union leaders flexing their muscles, seasonal shortages, resignations, compliance issues, and more. Like following the path of a hurricane, this storm has […] More

Should Your Small Business Invest in Fuel-Efficient Trucks?

Commercial trucks are a large part of production for many business owners, and truckers need their vehicles to run smoothly. Many fleet owners and managers are considering fuel-efficient trucks for their small businesses. Read on […] More

Colorado Mail Delivery Fleet Makes a Commitment to Clean Energy

Hi Pro, Inc., a postal service contractor in the Denver metro area, is now providing cleaner mail delivery to the communities it serves with new propane vehicles. When Hi Pro received its first five Ford […] More

Peterbilt 567, 579, and 589 with Hendrickson PRIMAAX EX

Just because the work is heavy-duty doesn’t mean the ride needs to be. While air suspensions have high initial costs, they can make for a smoother ride, improve the fuel economy, and create less untimely […] More

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro’s Winter Reliability

Skepticisms surrounding electric vehicles largely has to do with the reliability and safety performances in extreme conditions, from freezing Alaskan winters to the desert heat of Southwest US. Ford’s Mark Poll explains how the F-150 […] More

New York Power Authority Purchases Mullen Cargo Vans

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state public power organization in the US, has purchased Mullen’s Campus Delivery Cargo Vans after a successful completion […] More

Mack’s Roanoke Valley Operations Now Certified for Supporting Renewable Energy Resources

Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) in Virginia, where all Mack Trucks’ medium-duty vehicles are assembled, is now certified and participating in Appalachian Power Company’s 100% Renewable Wind-Water-Sunlight (WWS) Service. This means that RVO purchases 100% of […] More

Lightning eMotors Vehicles Surpass Five Million All-Electric Miles

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of zero-emission, medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, announces its fielded units deployed to commercial electric vehicle fleets have surpassed five million real-world miles. Lightning has delivered […] More

Ryder Deploys Its First BrightDrop Electric Vehicles

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces the deployment of its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas, and New […] More

Mullen Announces Launch of In-House Fleet Telematics Solution

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces the launch of Commercial Pulse, an advanced telematics solution for customers, providing a complete solution for vehicle diagnostics and fleet optimization. Mullen’s Commercial Pulse is an […] More

Universal Technical Institute and Peterbilt Technician Institute Hit Milestone, Continuing Work to Meet Demands for Diesel Technicians

Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. and a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation, skilled trades, and energy education programs, along with industry partner Peterbilt, is celebrating several milestones for […] More

Mullen Announces New Stops for the 2023 Strikingly Different EV Tour

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces new stops for the 2023 Strikingly Different EV tour. The current tour includes a stop today at Dover Motor Speedway, September 18th and 19th, in Washington […] More

PowerStop Introduces Brake Solutions for Last Mile and Medium-Duty Vehicle Applications

PowerStop®, a leader in brake solutions since 1995, introduces Z47 Medium Duty & Fleet brake pads to its lineup of products for the Class 4-7 hydraulic brake vehicle market, alongside the Z36 Truck & Tow […] More

Kriete First to Achieve Electric Truck Certification

Kriete Truck Centers, a Wisconsin-based commercial truck and equipment dealer, announces that it has completed the rigorous training and facility upgrades to become the first Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer […] More

Peterbilt Celebrates Production Milestone with 100,000th Model 389

Peterbilt celebrates the production of the 100,000th Model 389 at its Denton, Texas manufacturing plant. The Model 389 was introduced in 2006 and this 100,000th truck represents the hard work of designers, engineers, and plant […] More

Superior Energy Systems Propane Autogas Dispensers Pump 100 Millionth Gallon

Superior Energy Systems, best known for its propane midstream and autogas installations around the country, reaches a milestone of more than 100 million gallons of fuel pumped through its line of PRO-Vend 2000 propane autogas […] More

Lightning eMotors Obtains Certification

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of zero-emission, medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, announces it has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its company-wide quality management system. “This certification […] More

A Change at Hino Motors Manufacturing USA

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA (HMM), Inc. announces the appointment of Davey Jung to the position of president and chief executive officer, and chairman of the board for HMM.  Jung succeeds Masamichi Mizukoshi, who has retired […] More

Azuga Unveils Its Telematics-Driven Collision Reconstruction Solution

Azuga, a global leader in fleet telematics, announces the debut of its pioneering Collision Reconstruction solution, a telematics-integrated accident analysis tool. This state-of-the-art technology, born from seven years of rigorous research and development, is poised […] More

MY FINAL EDITOR’S NOTE

It was 2018. That February, South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot. France defeated Croatia in the World Cup. The world said goodbye to Aretha Franklin, the “Queen […] More

Product Showcase August 2023

INDUSTRIAL TRUCK BEDS BY HILLTIP Interchangeable Winter Maintenance Bed Industrial Truck Beds by Hilltip introduced an Interchangeable Winter Maintenance Bed designed for use with interchangeable-style truck bodies. The bed offers performance advantages for winter maintenance […] More

Accountability Defines Pest Control Firm’s Client (and Technology Provider) Relationships

From spiders to bed bugs to ticks, fleas, and lice, North America’s pest management industry has its hands full in meeting the needs of today’s homeowners and commercial businesses. The industry is growing at better […] More

Fleet Management and AI

Today’s highly sophisticated and evolving Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven tools and resources, including ones that leverage natural language processing like ChatGPT and Google’s new AI product Bard, are creating many new opportunities for organizations. However, the […] More

How a Webasto Air Top Evo 40 Beat the Odds

When he was installing the Webasto Air Top Evo 40 Air Heater in the service bay of the new 2014 Peterbilt 337, the maintenance technician had no idea that it wouldn’t be removed again until […] More

Batteries are Crucial to the Dependability of Snowplow Trucks

Cost increases and shortages of labor are burdening snow removal services in big cities and small towns alike, all while climate change has increased snowfall levels around the country. For example, according to an article […] More

Use API’s Motor Oil Standards to Protect Fleet Vehicles

Using high-quality parts to repair a truck is essential to keeping it running safely and to prevent future breakdowns. Working with a trusted supplier as well as having the ability to examine the packaging and […] More

Selecting a Diesel Exhaust Fluid Storage Solution to Improve Jobsite Efficiency

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is surging through the construction industry as more operations convert their fleets to equipment powered by Tier 4 Final engines. While DEF offers plenty of benefits, such as safer emissions, optimized […] More

Get Maximum Recovery from Not-at-fault Collisions

I’m amazed how many fleet operators that we talk to don’t realize they have thousands or even millions owed to them. It is understandable that the insurance carriers don’t want fleets to know they are […] More

Types of Snowplow Blades Explained

Selecting a type of snowplow blade is a big decision to make—especially when there’s a couple of different kinds of blades to choose from. Whether removing snow and ice from driveways or clearing miles of […] More

The 2024 Ford F-650 and F-750

Often, for those that employ a work truck in their fleet, especially those in the light- and medium-duty segment, driving isn’t the main job. Many times, the work truck is simply the vehicle that takes […] More

Need a New Winter-Ready Truck Now? You Have Options.

With the supply chain woes and low dealer inventories the industry has come acquainted with since the pandemic, vehicle acquisition has become a challenge. And in the work truck industry where not just any old […] More

Mullen Commemorates Start of Class 3 Vehicle Production with Successful Commercial EV Launch Event

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces that it held its first Tunica open house event, highlighting its first Class 3 EV trucks rolling off the assembly line. The launch event was conducted […] More

Marion Body Works to Host Event Celebrating the Shipment of Its 15,000th Cab

Marion Body Works, national manufacturer of commercial truck bodies, fire and emergency apparatus, custom cabs, custom engineered vehicles, and defense bodies, celebrated the shipment of its 15,000th cab. Marion crafted the unit for longtime customer, […] More

Volvo Trucks to Showcase Electromobility Innovations, Sustainability, and Transportation Efficiency with VNR Electric

Volvo Trucks North America will offer test drives of its Class 8 VNR Electric as part of the “Acceleration to Zero” emissions initiative at the Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) August 22-24 in Tacoma, […] More

Isuzu’s Scranton Parts Distribution Center Named One of North America’s Top Performing Warehouses

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announces its parts distribution center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, was recently named one of North America’s top performing warehouses in Carlisle & Co.’s 2023 North American Parts Benchmark (NAPB). The award […] More

Hot Shot’s Secret Introduces Adrenaline Assembly Lubricant

  In response to requests from top engine builders, Hot Shot’s Secret announced the launch of Adrenaline Assembly Lubricant. This corrosion-resistant assembly lubricant has extreme dry-start protection and a strong tacky adherence to parts. Adrenaline […] More

Stellantis Expands and Enhances Parts Business in North America

To further enhance and expand its replacement parts and service business in North America, Stellantis announces the bproauto® aftermarket parts brand as its new line of high-quality, competitively priced, replacement parts. Following decades of success […] More

Fleet Advantage Fleet Services Experts Provide Complimentary Fleet Safety Audits During Brake Safety Week

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announces it will be offering complimentary fleet audits in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) […] More

Optronics Introduces MCL Series Marker/Clearance Lights

Optronics International, manufacturer of vehicle harnesses, electronic control systems, and LED lighting for the global transportation industry, announces the release of its new innovative MCL2300, MCL20, and MCL16T Marker/Clearance Lights. The novel lights will enable […] More

VMAC Earns Great Place To Work Certification for Fifth Straight Year

VMAC secures its status as a Great Place To Work for 2023-2024, earning this certification for the fifth consecutive year. To become certified, coworkers must answer an anonymous Trust Index Employee Survey that focuses on five […] More

Safe Fleet Acquires Leading Rolling Tarp System Provider

Safe Fleet, the leading supplier of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, extends its tarp system capabilities with the acquisition of Merlot Vango Tarping Solutions, an industry-leading provider of rolling tarpaulin systems for flatbed and platform […] More

Mullen’s First Commercial Production Vehicle Rolls Off Assembly Line

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces the first production vehicle, the Mullen THREE, a Class 3 EV truck, has rolled off the line at Mullen’s commercial vehicle assembly facility in Tunica, Mississippi. […] More

Amerit Launches Reefer Tech Academy and Trailer Tech Academy, Creating Next Gen of Skilled Technicians

Amerit Fleet Solutions introduces Reefer Tech Academy, a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on environmental compliance, refrigerants management, leak detection, and other repairs and maintenance, and Trailer Tech Academy, a curriculum designed to equip individuals seeking […] More

Pre-Q GALGO Corporation Extends Extreme Tread Line By Five Designs

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation announces an extension of their famous Extreme tread line that now includes the addition of five designs that were lab-tested down to 80° below. The Extreme line includes LDD (Long Distance Drive) […] More

Coxreels Introduces New Extreme Duty XTM Series

For years, Coxreels has supplied heavy-duty reels with triple axle supports and solid ¼-inch plate bases for demanding applications and environments. Coxreels engineered strength with features, balancing performance with cost, bringing suitable solutions for many […] More

7 Reasons to Use Fleet Data

By Emily Newton “Data is the world’s most valuable resource” is a popular saying among businesses and industry think tanks today. These conversations often revolve around tech companies and information professions, but the importance also […] More

Doran Tire Monitoring Provides Early Warning for Heat

Summer is tough on tires. Asphalt retains and radiates heat and compounds the problem of heat build-up. This causes issues such as wheel bearing problems or stuck brakes. The belts inside a tire can separate […] More

Nexar Fleets Improves Efficiency, Ensures Driver and Vehicle Safety, and Saves on Fuel and Insurance Costs

Nexar Fleets, specifically designed for small business owners, has seen its growth surge by hundreds of percent, a testament to the compelling benefits it offers. Nexar Fleets is not merely a provider of tech-based services; […] More

New Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic is Now Available

New Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic Heavy Duty Engine Oil with Triple Protection Plus™ Technology is now available at over 6,000 O’Reilly Auto Parts locations and online at oreillyauto.com. It is available at Amazon […] More

INNOVATIONS ANNOUNCED AT SAMSARA BEYOND CONFERENCE

Samsara, pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which harnesses data to develop business insights, held its second annual Samsara Beyond conference in Austin, Texas, last month. The conference gathered together leaders and innovators across industries […] More

Product Showcase July 2023

FREIGHT DEFENSE Cargo Safe External aftermarket door locks act as a target for thieves, advertising where the security system can be defeated. However, the Cargo Safe mounts inside the vehicle and remains hidden from exterior […] More

Link Removes Weight and Adds Clearance on its Ramp Lineup

As we progress further into the 21st century, the need for efficient and versatile cargo handling solutions in work van applications becomes increasingly essential. It’s not necessarily about making work easier; it’s about making it […] More

A Guide to Sourcing Fleet Vehicles

Is water wet? Are hot dogs tacos? Is Dad ever coming back with those cigarettes? These questions have plagued mankind since the beginning. More recently, fleet managers and CFOs around the world are asking a […] More

Reasons to Consider a Retreaded Tire

Retreading has been around since the beginning of the 1900s, and during WWII, synthetic rubber was invented due to the import restrictions of natural rubber. Since the development of synthetic rubber was in its infancy, […] More

Reliable, Efficient Storage Solutions for Vans and Truck Bodies

Truck boxes are a mainstay for many industries and all sizes of corporations. From the single service truck units of the hardworking tradesman to the fleets of utility and energy vehicles and everything in between. […] More

A Toll Management Solution that Simplifies Operations

The frequency of a fleet vehicle traveling toll roads depends on the location of the business or how far the fleet vehicle needs to travel to get to a job or perform the job. Some […] More

How Tail Lifts Benefit Business

Tail lifts, also known as liftgates, have become indispensable tools for businesses across various industries. By providing a practical solution for handling heavy loads, tail lifts offer a range of benefits that can significantly impact […] More

The Mullen ONE

Those that attended Work Truck Week 2023 might have already seen the new Class 1 EV cargo van from Mullen Automotive, the Mullen ONE. Mullen first revealed the vehicle at the show in Indianapolis alongside […] More

Now Introducing, Mullen Automotive!

Just in time for summer, one electric vehicle manufacturer is making waves in the commercial vehicle segment. The company, Mullen Automotive, launched its new electric vehicles, the Mullen ONE, Mullen Campus, and Mullen THREE, at […] More

Platform Science and Uptake Partner to Bring Predictive Maintenance to US Fleets

Platform Science, a connected vehicle platform, and Uptake, a predictive analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced a partnership to extend data-driven insights as well as predictive maintenance capabilities to some of the country’s largest vehicle fleets. […] More

Stertil-Koni Production Facility in Streator, Illinois, Delivers 20,000th Mobile Column Lift

Stertil-Koni announced its US production facility Stertil ALM, in Streator, Illinois, recently produced its 20,000th Mobile Column Lift. The significance of the milestone underscores Stertil-Koni’s growing dominance in the heavy-duty vehicle lift industry in North […] More

A Light of Hope, Felling Trailers Announces 2023 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates

Felling Trailers will conduct its 11th annual auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. Felling Trailers chose Pockets of Hope as the 2023 recipient. Every day, children face abuse, […] More

VMAC Earns 2023 Safety Pinnacle Sapphire Award from The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

VMAC renewed its Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) Certificate of Recognition (COR). The company also received the 2023 Safety Pinnacle Sapphire Award for safety excellence. The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of British Columbia, a certified […] More

Greater Plant Capacity, Improving Efficiencies Support Lower F-150 Lightning Prices for Customers

Ford takes advantage of increased plant capacity, work on scaling production, and improving material costs to lower F-150 Lightning® MSRP. The Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan is temporarily closed to complete final plant upgrades. […] More

Dana Expands Spicer Select Drivetrain Coverage

Dana Incorporated expanded the Spicer Select® line, adding end yokes, axle shafts, and D/S170 and D/S190 primary gearing coverage. “As vehicles age, product choices may change,” says Bill Nunnery, senior director, sales and marketing, global aftermarket […] More

New FoldPro Shelving from Safe Fleet Delivers Innovation, Reliability, and Safety for the Long Haul

Safe Fleet unveils its newest technology, FoldPro Shelving, by Prime Design. Because speed is what counts in last-mile delivery, FoldPro Shelving offers a solution that boasts a design meticulously engineered to offer unparalleled durability, enhanced […] More

Ranger Introduces TruSensor Universal TPMS Diagnostic and Programming Kit

Ranger Division of BendPak, a leader in wheel service equipment, introduces its TruSensorTM universal TPMS solution for diagnosing and programming tire pressure monitoring systems on import and domestic cars, SUVS, vans, and trucks. “Professional technicians […] More

Yokohama Tire Announces New Sizes for the GEOLANDAR X-AT

Yokohama Tire’s award-winning GEOLANDAR X-AT® extreme all-terrain tire is now available in more sizes. The company will add 17 new Euro/hard metric sizes to the size lineup to pair with the existing LT-metric sizes. Yokohama […] More

Eberspaecher Celebrates 50 Years in North America

Together with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and guests, Eberspaecher Management celebrated 50 years of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems in North America. The site in Mississauga is the oldest overseas subsidiary of the Eberspaecher Group; it supplies […] More

Winter Equipment Announces New Product Finder

Winter Equipment recently launched a Product Finder on its website to help users find the right products and parts for their plows. The Product Finder will allow customers to search by brand or plow type […] More

Of All Commercial Diesel Trucks on the Roads, 57% are Near-Zero Emissions

US trucking companies are buying more new, low emission, diesel technology than ever. Research shows the number of new near-zero emission diesel trucks on the road increased 10.2% between 2021 and 2022 according to the […] More

Mullen Announces New Mobile EV Charging Truck Delivering Level 2 and Level 3 DC Fast Charging

Mullen Automotive announced PowerUP, Mullen’s new mobile EV charging truck that delivers Level 2 and 3 DC fast charging capabilities. PowerUp is ideal for scenarios where such power is not available. This includes roadside assistance […] More

Mullen Announces the Sale of 22 EV Cargo Vans to Randy Marion Automotive Group; Sales Revenue to Be Recognized in Upcoming 10-Q

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an EV manufacturer, announced the sale of 22 EV cargo vans to Randy Marion Automotive Group. The $308,000 is the company’s first recorded revenue, which Mullen will recognize in the quarter ending June […] More

GPS Trackit Launches New E-Commerce Platform

GPS Trackit, provider of all-in-one fleet management solutions, launches its e-commerce platform, offering AI fleet management, telematics, and video solutions. This new store caters to the growing demand for reliable and technologically advanced tracking solutions […] More

Protecting Night Vision With Lighting

For fleets that operate at night or in low-light scenarios, proper lighting is an absolute must—not only to see the task at hand, but also for the safety of the workers and those in the […] More

Product Showcase June 2023

HIGHWAY PRODUCTS Utility Deck Highway Products’ latest innovation is the UTILITY DECK—a load-bearing commercial bed cover that is revolutionizing the work truck industry. As the ultimate alternative to service bodies, the Utility Deck offers numerous […] More

Connect All Your Fleet Technology on a Single Platform

As technology is ever-expanding, so is fleet management technology, fleet telematics, driver training resources, and asset tracking. It may seem that fleet management has become less about managing a fleet and more about managing technology […] More

Essential Fleet Inspections

When people think of road safety, they typically consider how drivers operate—how fast they’re driving, tight turns, level of braking, and their concern for others. However, another component that plays a significant role in road […] More

A Tire Pressure Management System Designed for Fleets

Thirty years ago, a private company was founded based upon a new and innovative concept of automatically filling underinflated trailer tires—even while the trailer is moving. This company is Pressure Systems International (PSI), and it […] More

Preparing Your Supply Chain Strategy for a Decidedly Different Ordering Cycle

In a typical year, most fleet operators would now be preparing for ordering season by determining their budget, assessing models, developing specs, and coordinating with their supply chain vendors. However, the outlook for this year’s […] More

The Complexities of a Heavy-duty Tow

Business depends on keeping work trucks, vans, and utility vehicles on the road—all day, every day. Unfortunately, all those extra miles mean those vehicles are four times more likely to have a disablement event than […] More

The BYD 8TT

Headquartered in Los Angeles is an electric truck company with trucks working in the field today. Trucks from this company are no longer in development stages, in field testing, or customer trials. These trucks currently […] More

Helping Work Trucks Look Good in Some of the Harshest Working Environments

Work trucks and vehicles within the heavy hauler class are some of the hardest working vehicles on the road. Getting the job done often means exposure to harsh elements that can damage a vehicle’s finish. […] More

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation Exhibits at Trade Shows

PRE-Q GALGO PROMOTES RETREADING AT 2023 PSBA TRADE SHOW PRE-Q® Galgo Corporation promoted retreading at the 43rd PSBA (Pennsylvania School Bus Association) conference and trade show at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in […] More

eTechnician Upgrades Support for EPA 2021 Hino Trucks

NEXIQ Technologies® released eTechnician 2.8, which enables the PC-based solution to provide bi-directional diagnostic support for Hino Trucks. “Medium- and heavy-duty truck repair operations now have the ability to program injector codes for EPA 07 […] More

Mullen Launches AI-powered PERSONA Vehicle Technology Across All EV Lineups

Mullen Automotive, Inc. announced the integration of AI-powered PERSONA vehicle technology into its overall commercial and consumer vehicle lineups. PERSONA, originally developed for the Mullen FIVE, is an advanced interactive AI camera/sensor and video monitoring […] More

Do We Have the Infrastructure Required to Support Increased EV Fleets?

By Emily Newton Electric vehicles (EVs) are undoubtedly the biggest technology trend in the automotive space today. As more automakers release electric models and environmental issues grow more prominent, the prospect of EV fleets is […] More

Nauto Among Stellantis Ventures’ 11 Key Investments into Sustainable Mobility

Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Stellantis N.V., was formed to support and amplify the execution of Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. Ten startup companies and one mobility venture fund have been considered so […] More

NEXIQ Technologies Launches New Blue-Link 2 Mobile Vehicle Interface

NEXIQ Technologies® announced the release of its Blue-Link™ 2 Mobile Vehicle Interface. Developed for use with mobile device applications, Blue-Link 2 enables seamless communication with vehicles for access to diagnostic information. “Our second generation Blue-Link […] More

Mullen Announces Development of Lightweight EV Truck Body with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment of Southern California

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced the development of a lightweight truck body for its Class 3 EV with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment. Phenix will develop a lightweight body […] More

PRE-Q GALGO Corporation Exhibits at the 2023 TAPT Conference

PRE-Q® GALGO Corporation exhibited at the annual Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. “This year’s show far exceeded our expectations,” says Ron Elliott, PRE-Q GALGO marketing manager. “We were met with […] More

VisionTrack and Applied Driving Join Forces to Target Safer Driving

VisionTrack teamed up with Applied Driving, a driver safety and performance management specialist, to develop a video-enabled safe driving solution. The companies will bring together the benefits of automated risk reduction, 360-degree vision, and cloud-based […] More

Parker Hannifin Check Valves Serve Critical Role in Work Trucks with Aerial Work Platforms

Even when workers follow jobsite safety protocols to a T, emergencies can happen. And when working with large, powerful machines in dangerous or challenging environments, things can become catastrophic quickly. However, there is one small […] More

Isuzu and Builtmore Celebrate Assembly of 100,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, has announced that the 100,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck was produced today, at the Builtmore Contract Manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Michigan. Since 2011, […] More

VMAC Launches New User-focused Website on VMACAIR.com

VMAC announced the launch of its new website at VMACAIR.com. The new site boasts a revitalized design as well as an improved user experience. This makes it easier for customers to find the right air […] More

Tarps Shipped Same-Day, Safe Fleet Unveils New E-Store

Safe Fleet, a provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, announced a new online option for purchasing replacement tarps. Just launched, Rapid Tarps™ e-Store allows for same-day or next-day shipping on tarps for dump truck, […] More

DRIVERS ARE DISTRACTED. THIS SURVEY SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH.

Just in time for the Maintenance + Safety issue, Netradyne, a Safety as a Service (SaaS) provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing solutions, released its latest safety survey results. The company’s recent survey […] More

A FAMILY THAT LIGHTS THE WAY

Peterson knows that in any weather and in every lighting condition, work needs to get done. For that reason Peterson developed a family of work truck lighting designed, engineered, and manufactured in America’s heartland that […] More

Product Showcase May 2023

VENCO VENTURO Venturo HT60KX Big jobs in challenging industries need strong, safe heavy-duty equipment you can depend on. From agriculture to construction, municipalities and truck repair, the Venturo HT60KX is a made-in-the-USA heavy-duty service crane […] More

An AI-enabled Safety System that Keeps Driver Safety and Privacy a Top Priority: Part 2

Last month’s issue included part 1 of this article. Part 1 introduced the Nauto safety system, which includes a device that installs on a work vehicle windshield that uses computer vision to detect what’s happening […] More

Improve Your Fleet’s Safety Culture and Increase the Chances of a Lower Insurance Rate

It’s no secret that the insurance market for work truck fleets has been tough over the past several years. As a provider of online training for fleets, we work closely with insurance companies, so we […] More

How to Prevent Accidents

In trucking, moving, storage, and warehousing, personnel often rely on ramps to load and unload a wide variety of heavy or bulky items such as pallets, large boxes, furniture, and appliances from ground level. Ensuring […] More

Improve Asset Service Times in the Shop

Inefficiencies in service workflows can increase equipment downtime in the shop. Fleet management solutions automate the service workflow and allow users to create, track, and communicate within digital work orders to improve productivity and quickly […] More

How to Properly Maintain Bucket Trucks and Digger Derricks

Owners and users of bucket trucks and digger derricks are responsible for ensuring their equipment is inspected both a daily pre-shift and annually. While safety is the foremost concern, annual inspections can also reveal small […] More

8 Electrical Supply Tips

Work truck electrical systems have grown more complex in recent years, providing not just ignition and lighting but a growing array of accessories inside and outside the cab. Along with this complexity comes greater risk […] More

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

Unexpected repairs can be costly, especially when a budget is already tightly delineated. Whether owning one work truck or a fleet of thousands, implementing a preventive maintenance strategy will help save money, increase safety, and […] More

How One Predictive Alert Saved $40,000

Replacing just one critical truck component can be pricey. Parts and labor prices are on the rise—not to mention hard to come by—and vehicle downtime can add up quickly. As interest rates rise, it’s important […] More

The Unexpected Hero of Refueling Efficiency

What makes your favorite movie stand out to you? Whether it’s plot twists or action scenes, it’s easy to forget that it’s often the work behind the scenes that sets this experience up for success. […] More

Navigating 2023’s Fleet Industry Challenges

Even though 2023 started a few months ago, the transportation fleet sector continues to face numerous industry, economic, and environmental challenges that are certain to create operational turbulence. Everything from fuel and equipment prices due […] More

Blue Arc Class 5 Crew Cab EV

The goal was to create a “solution that provides customers with flexibility and innovation in a commercial-grade, ready-for-work product,” according to The Shyft Group president and CEO, Daryl Adams. First revealed at Work Truck Week […] More

How to Keep an Efficient Shop Using a Shop Management Platform

This issue is all about maintenance and safety—after all, a well-maintained vehicle is a safe vehicle. An efficient shop gets fleet vehicles in and out quickly and keeps vehicles on the road earning money. So […] More

Mullen Partners with Amerit Fleet Solutions to Support National Service, Parts, and Warranty for All Commercial Vehicles

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced Amerit Fleet Solutions as the provider for national service and warranty work supporting Mullen’s commercial vehicle lineup, including the Mullen CAMPUS – EV Cargo Van, the […] More

Liacon Cranks Out New 12V LFP Battery with a 4,000-plus Life Cycle

Liacon, European battery manufacturer, released a new, versatile lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery that can replace all Group 31 lead acid units. “Group 31 batteries are one of the highest selling in the market,” says Philip Meek, […] More

Chevron Delo 600 ADF Oils Approved for Cummins Mobile Natural Gas Engines

Chevron Products Company announced the approval of Delo® 600 ADF 10W-30 and Delo® 600 ADF 15W-40 for use in Cummins mobile natural gas engines. The Cummins’ approval process requires two years of field testing in Cummins engines […] More

Trillium Energy Solutions to Fuel Werner Enterprises Field Trials for New Cummins 15-L Natural Gas Engine

Trillium Energy Solutions will supply Werner Enterprises with renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the 15-L Cummins natural gas engine as part of field trials of the new Cummins X15N engine in North America. Trillium […] More

Isuzu Creates Director, EV Strategies Position in Preparation for the Future

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that Matthew A. Mesick will hold the position as the company’s first director, EV strategies. Isuzu created this position in the company just two months after its big […] More

EnerSys Introduces ODYSSEY Connect Battery Monitoring System

EnerSys® launched the ODYSSEY Connect battery monitoring system. The system features technology to actively monitor and track a range of battery health and performance data for optimal operations. The information received through the system is […] More

Physical Operations Leaders Step Up Investments in Workforce and Technology to Reinvent Operations, Samsara Research Shows

Samsara Inc., pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, announced its 2023 State of Connected Operations Report. The reports offers a look into how organizations within industries that drive more than 40% of the global GDP […] More

Coxreels Improved Options for the Vacuum Series Reel

Coxreels V-100 Series product line has improved and expanded. Introducing the new 1.25-inch vacuum hose reel V-112-735 without hose and the V-112H-735 with hose. The new model features a smaller frame size with 12-inch diameter […] More

Advantage Truck Group Hosts SkillsUSA Massachusetts Diesel Equipment Technology State Championship

Advantage Truck Group hosted the Diesel Equipment Technology competition for the 2023 SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Championships on April 28. The event brought together the state’s top high school students to compete for a chance to […] More

Mullen Announces $15,755,000 Vehicle Purchase Agreement with MGT Lease Company for 250 Class 3 Commercial EV Trucks

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced the signing of a vehicle purchase agreement with MGT Lease Company (MGT), a national fleet leasing provider, to purchase 250 all-electric commercial Class 3 cab […] More

The Reading Truck Group Signs an Agreement to Acquire Mastercraft Truck Equipment

The Reading Truck Group signed an agreement to acquire Colorado-based Mastercraft Truck Equipment, a commercial truck and van solutions provider. With two locations in Colorado, the acquisition furthers Reading Truck’s growth strategy. It also positions […] More

Blue Arc EV Delivery Vans Win 2023 Green Car Product of Excellence Award

The Shyft Group, Inc. announced its Blue Arc™ EV delivery vehicles have received a Green Car Journal 2023 Green Car Product of Excellence™ award. The award honors commercial vehicles that feature greater environmental performance through […] More

VMAC Receives Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

VMAC announced that it has received the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award for the fifth consecutive year; the company will also maintain its Gold Standard designation. The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program annually awards Canadian […] More

Mullen Readies for Commercial Launches, Announces Customer Pricing for Class 1 EV Cargo Vans and Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Trucks

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced customer vehicle pricing for the Mullen ONE, Class 1 EV Cargo Van, and Mullen THREE, Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Truck. “As more fleets focus on […] More

Fontaine Modification Introduces Dual Drive Conversion for Kenworth Conventional Medium-duty Trucks

Fontaine Modification Medium & Heavy Truck Operations introduced its Kenworth Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive modification. It’s the only sit-down dual drive (SDDD) conversion available for Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480 medium-duty conventional trucks. Fontaine […] More

Mack Granite CNG Debuts at 2023 WasteExpo

Mack Trucks announced the availability of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered Mack® Granite® model. The announcement took place at 2023 WasteExpo, May 1-4, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mack […] More

Stellar Introduces NXT52 Hooklift to its Lineup

Stellar introduced the NXT52 Hooklift. This 52,000-lb capacity hoist is the latest telescopic hooklift in the NXT series from Stellar. “The introduction of the NXT series has reinvigorated the hooklift market, and we’re pleased to build […] More

Hino Trucks Partners to Distribute Battery Electric Heavy-duty Tractors

Hino Trucks has signed a distribution agreement with Hexagon Purus to exclusively distribute a complete battery electric tractor. This tractor will use Hexagon Purus’ proprietary zero-emission technology, including battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules, and […] More

Mullen Announces 1,000-Vehicle Order from Randy Marion Automotive Group for Class 3 EV Cab Chassis Trucks

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced a 1,000-vehicle order for the Mullen THREE, a Class 3 low cab forward (LCF) EV truck. Randy Marion Automotive Group (RMA) placed the order with deliveries […] More

2023 Products and Services Guide

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An AI-enabled Safety System that Keeps Driver Safety and Privacy a Top Priority

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, car accidents are the number one or number two cause of work-related deaths in every major industry. In 2020, work-related crashes made up 22% of all work-related deaths. […] More

Right-sizing can Ensure Safety, Reliability, and Low Costs in the Long Term

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has stated that right-sizing a fleet is a management practice that will help vehicle fleet managers build and maintain sustainable and fuel-efficient fleets. It’s important to recognize that right-sizing […] More

Protect Your Fleet From Showers this Spring

No matter the type of fleet, be it electric, alternative fuel, gas powered, or diesel powered, taking care of a work truck is crucial, especially in the rainy spring months. With spring quickly approaching, it’s […] More

Purchasing a Used EV? Check its Battery Health First.

As technology advances, our world changes, and it seems as though those changes take place on a daily basis. The automotive and trucking industry is also undergoing change at a rapid pace. With the introduction […] More

Limiting SSOs with Superior Sewer Maintenance Tools and Techniques

Most municipalities are aware that preventing sewer overflows is a national enforcement priority for EPA, yet many struggle to stay compliant. Too often when municipalities are short-staffed and must maintain miles of sewer line, they […] More

Understanding Truck Fundamentals

The first workable commercial truck was built by Gottlieb Daimler in Germany in 1896. In North America, the first semi-truck was built by Alexander Winton in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1898. The first commercial vocational truck […] More

The International HV Series

With International, it’s all about making a truck that works for its customer. International offers its trucks in multiple configurations with multiple powertrain options, and multiple options for driver comfort—all depending on the work its […] More

Ensure a Safer Fleet with Truck Lighting

Efficient work truck lighting is essential for vocational fleets in virtually all applications. Yet, each application has different lighting requirements. SoundOff Signal’s Brent Walker explains why lighting is important, offers insight on what fleets risk […] More

Innovation and Community Dominate NAFA’S 2023 I&E

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) recently concluded its 2023 Institute and Expo (I&E) in Baltimore, Maryland. Nearly 2,000 fleet and mobility professionals from around the globe convened to network, learn, and explore the latest from […] More

Modine Launches New EVantage Fuel Cell Stack Cooling Package for Commercial Zero-Emission Vehicles

As demand for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) grows, the need for reliable and energy-efficient thermal management solutions has never been greater. In response to this need, Modine Manufacturing Company, thermal management technology and solutions, announced the […] More

Fleet Advantage Unveils New Analytic Tool That Will Define the Future of Transportation

Fleet Advantage will unveil a revolutionary new analytic tool at the upcoming National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference (May 7-9 in Orlando, booth #923) offering technology to help define the future of transportation for […] More

VMAC Wins Exporter of the Year and Manufactured Products Awards at the 2022 BC Export Awards

VMAC received awards at the 2022 BC Export Awards for its contribution to British Columbia’s economic growth. The company earned: Manufactured Products as well as the top award, BC Exporter of the Year. The BC […] More

ROUSH CleanTech to Showcase Autogas Vehicles at Propane Expo

ROUSH CleanTech will showcase two propane autogas-fueled vehicles used by ThompsonGas in its booth #119 at the 2023 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, April 23-25 in Nashville. ThompsonGas, based in Frederick, Maryland, operates 10 […] More

Roadz Announces Fleetstore Online Marketplace for Commercial Fleet Operators

Roadz, a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company, announced the latest Roadz-powered SaaS marketplace: Fleetstore, a Bosch Initiative. The one-stop-shop environment offers digital solutions to help commercial fleets address operating costs, productivity, safety, and regulatory compliance. […] More

Cipia Announces the Release of the Next-Gen Cipia-FS10 Plus, Providing AI Video Telematics for Fleets

Cipia, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, announced the release of Cipia-FS10 Plus, the next generation of its Cipia-FS10 advanced video telematics device specifically designed for fleets. The Cipia-FS10 Plus offers Cipia’s AI-based […] More

Peterbilt Announces Partnership with Lincoln Tech to Expand PTI Service Technician Training Program

Peterbilt announced a partnership with Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (Lincoln Tech), one of America’s most established technical schools. Lincoln Tech will offer the Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) program at its Nashville, Tennessee, location. This will […] More

ACE Recycling & Disposal Orders Mack LR Electric Refuse Vehicle

Mack Trucks announced that ACE Recycling & Disposal, based in West Valley City, Utah, recently ordered a Mack® LR Electric Class 8 refuse model to add to its fleet. ACE Disposal will use the LR […] More

Volta Trucks to Debut All-electric Volta Zero at ACT Expo as Highlight of US Launch Plan

Volta Trucks, all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, confirmed the US launch and first public display of the all-electric Volta Zero at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo between May 1 and 4, as […] More

STEMCO Announces New Auto-Torq Axle Fastener

STEMCO, an Enpro company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components as well as solutions for commercial vehicles, launched its new Auto-Torq™ axle fastener. This advanced wheel end product recently made its debut at the Technology & […] More

6 Ways IoT Makes Fleet Management Smarter

The Internet of Things (IoT) is actively changing the transportation and logistics industry. These connected devices are more common and accessible, spotlighting their advantages. IoT fleet management is becoming the industry standard as more businesses […] More

Mack Trucks Launches New E-Commerce Site

Mack Trucks announced the relaunch of its popular e-commerce site, MackShop.com, with new features to make it easier to find and purchase official licensed Mack® merchandise. The updated site features advanced search filters for easier […] More

One Way to Stay Safe in Low-visibility Environments

Nationwide, municipal leaders, engineers, and equipment manufacturers work to create solutions that keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the road. With road safety in mind, Monroe Truck Equipment added Air Blade Warning Lights to its […] More

The Shyft Group Achieves CARB Approval for Blue Arc EV Delivery Vans

The Shyft Group, Inc. completed testing and received an executive order of compliance from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Company’s Blue Arc™ EV Solutions Class 3, 4, and 5 electric delivery vehicles. […] More

How to Make the Case for Your Fleet Budget to Key Stakeholders

It may take some work to convince your organization that investing in a premium product is the best solution. Here’s how. FLEET BUDGET BUY-IN It can be stressful figuring out how to balance competing metrics […] More

Product Showcase March 2023

MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT Cat Cage Monroe Truck Equipment’s mTEC products were created to address its customer’s core concerns. The latest mTEC product is the Cat Cage, a 14-gauge stainless steel box that “cages” the catalytic […] More

How AI Video Telematics Transforms Road Safety and Saves Lives

Increasing safety on US roads is high on the agenda right now—from policymakers and campaign groups to everyday road users and commercial fleet operators. But rather than waiting for legislative change, fleet operators and managers […] More

New Submerged HPUs Increase Reliability of Work Trucks

Specialized work trucks like snowplows, street cleaners, garbage trucks, dump trucks, and truck-mounted cranes are often custom ordered with diverse equipment variations and body styles. Many rely on Hydraulic Power Units (HPUs) to provide the […] More

Unlock Reliability, Performance, and Durability in Commercial EVs

For nearly two centuries, humans have designed and built motorized vehicles. The choice of propulsion method was initially driven by practical considerations such as technical feasibility and availability of fuel rather than environmental impact. Although […] More

Achieve Regulatory Compliance with Vanair

Whether their objectives are to comply with state, county, and local idling laws, or to exhibit forward-thinking corporate citizenship, fleets increasingly have the topic of idle mitigation on their minds. Part of what concerns these […] More

NAFA Launches ESG Reporting Resource for Fleet Professionals

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced a new ESG Reporting offering for the fleet community. Designed by fuel and fleet leaders, this reporting application allows fleets to calculate and track their emissions and emissions reductions. […] More

The Chevrolet Silverado EV

Chevrolet is yet another original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to tout its next electric vehicle (EV). The automaker acknowledges that it isn’t the first to debut an electric pickup truck, but at last year’s Work Truck […] More

Kenworth Trucks Celebrates 100 Years

The year was 1923. The logging industry in the Pacific Northwest was booming. Harry Kent and Edgar K. Worthington sought to find a way to more efficiently move heavy loads down winding, narrow, and muddy […] More

A Simpler Way to Charge Electric Vehicles

This month’s issue is all about electric fleets and alternative fuels, and before fleets switch to electric vehicles, it’s important managers and owners decide how to charge them. The charging infrastructure process can be costly, […] More

Work Truck Week 2023 Recap

What a show!! This year’s Work Truck Week was one of the best shows I’ve been to in my years at Modern WorkTruck Solutions. Electrification wasn’t just dominating the conversation, it was displayed on the […] More

NAFA Launches Two New Programs to Spark Innovation at Upcoming 2023 Institute & Expo Conference

NAFA Fleet Management Association announced the addition of two new programs at the 2023 Institute & Expo (I&E) Conference. The first is a special Innovations Showcase where attendees can experience new products from I&E exhibitors. […] More

PacLease Places First Leased Electric Peterbilts into Service

PacLease presented keys for two Peterbilt Model 579 EV Day Cabs to Truck King, a Dallas-area trucking company. The day cabs, leased through PacLease Dallas, will be used for local line-haul operations—running approximately 100 miles […] More

5 Ways Parker Hannifin’s QuickFit Oil Change System Will Increase Fleet Maintenance ROI

Hidden costs associated with changing the oil in mobile equipment and trucks costs fleets thousands of dollars each year, and you probably don’t even realize it. These expenses include lost production, proper staff training, oil […] More

ACE Parking Surpasses One Million All-Electric, Zero-Emission Miles with Lightning eMotors Lightning ZEV4 & Lightning ZEV5

Lightning eMotors announced customer ACE Parking’s San Diego Airport ZEV4 and ZEV5 bus fleet surpassed one million all-electric, zero-emission miles. Lightning CRO Kash Sethi says ACE Parking’s San Diego Airport fleet is a success story […] More

TecNiq Develops T67 Family of Lights to Include Stop/Tail/Turn/Reverse, Amber Strobe, and Reverse Options

TecNiq announced the addition of an all-new series of 6-inch oval lighting, the T67 Amber Strobe, and DOT lamps. The T67 is an all-new, diffused lamp from TecNiq. This light comes in four different lenses […] More

SEA Electric Selected to Power Hino Trucks’ M and L Series

The move follows in the footsteps of earlier supply agreements, which included the sale of SEA Electric-branded Class 5 trucks. This announcement paves the way for Hino Trucks to fit SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® power-system to […] More

Netradyne’s Q1 ’23 Launch Unveils Technologies Addressing Cost, Safety, and Fleet Management Challenges

Netradyne, a SaaS provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing solutions, announced its seasonal launch. The launch introduces new solutions and updates to its existing product suite. Amid economic uncertainty, efficiency and visibility into […] More

Chevron Refreshes and Optimizes Grease Product Line

Chevron announced refreshed branding for its line of grease products, featuring new naming and packaging to make the product selection process more seamless for customers. This product optimization aims to future-proof its product line to […] More

IMT Showcases Industry-Leading Battery-Powered Hydraulic Telescopic Crane at Work Truck Week 2023

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT) provided a look into the company’s sustainable technologies with the battery-powered hydraulic telescopic crane and air compressor package displayed at Work Truck Week 2023. “We are leveraging our best […] More

Bestpass and Comdata Announce Partnership

Bestpass, Inc., a payment platform provider and leader in toll management solutions for fleets, announced a partnership with Comdata, Inc. Comdata is a FLEETCOR company and leader in payment innovation. The relationship helps fleets and […] More

Workhorse Group Unveils W56 Step Van at the NTEA Work Truck Show

Workhorse Group Inc. announced the formal unveiling of its W56 step van model at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first-look presentation, hosted by Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch, […] More

3M Launches New Best-in-class Print Wrap Film and Overlaminate for Commercial Vehicles

The performance-minded work truck industry demands creative ideas as well as bold designs and flawless installations. Therefore, graphic manufacturers and installers require solutions that exceed expectations and achieve the maximum return on investment (ROI) for […] More

FCCC Delivers First Two All-electric MT50e Walk-in-van Units to Ryder

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Ryder System, Inc. recently delivered two MT50e all-electric walk-in van units for use in the greater Boston area. Both MT50e electric vehicles will join the Boston-area fleet of W.B. […] More

Isuzu Executive Director of Marketing Brian Tabel Joins NTEA Board Of Directors

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced that Brian J. Tabel, the company’s executive director of marketing, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of NTEA—The Association for the […] More

Isuzu Introduces Its First Electric Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced its first all-electric production model, the N-Series EV. The 2025-model-year Class 5 truck—featuring a full 19,500-lb gross vehicle weight rating, a battery electric platform developed by Isuzu Motors […] More

VMAC Announces Three New Product Releases at NTEA’s Work Truck Week 2023

VMAC announced three new product innovations at NTEA’s Work Truck Week 2023. New VMAC product releases include the DTM185 direct-transmission mounted air compressor, the G30+GEN rotary screw air compressor/generator, and the 5-in-1 Multifunction power system, […] More

Why are Truck Driver Numbers Still Low?

By Emily Newton The US faces an unprecedented labor shortage in the trucking industry, which impacts the entire nation’s economy. Without truck drivers to move goods from state to state, supply chain operations can slow […] More

Allison Transmission Showcases Latest Innovations in Propulsion Technology at Work Truck Week 2023 in Indianapolis

Allison Transmission will sponsor and exhibit at Work Truck Week® 2023, March 7 – 10 in Indianapolis. “As a member of the Indianapolis community for more than 100 years, Allison takes immense pride in hosting […] More

Propane Now Reducing Emissions through Recharging Infrastructure

Propane now reduces emissions along the path to zero even further, providing a significantly less expensive and cleaner recharging solution. The new portable dual-purpose standalone fueling system from Propane Fueling Solutions allows fleets with various […] More

The Shyft Group Raises the Bar with EPA 200-Mile Range for Blue Arc Delivery Vans

The Shyft Group, Inc., a North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, announced the completed testing as well a certification from the United […] More

WEATHER GUARD Announces New Aluminum Safari Van Rack

WEATHER GUARD®, an industry leader in work truck and van equipment, introduced a new WEATHER GUARD Aluminum Safari Van Rack. Because contractors need to take a bulk of materials and ladders to the jobsite, WEATHER […] More

Fontaine Modification Expands Air-Weigh On-Board Scales Offerings

Air-Weigh will make it easier to add on-board weighing technology to new vocational vehicles through an agreement with Fontaine Modification. Fontaine Modification Medium & Heavy Truck Operations will now install Air-Weigh LoadMaxx on-board scales on […] More

Think Beyond Acquisition to Track Work Truck Total Cost of Ownership

When deciding on the specifications of a new work truck, it can be tempting to make decisions based only on the sticker price. As the costs of maintaining a work truck fleet continue to rise, […] More

WORK TRUCK WEEK PREVIEW

Are you ready for trade show season? Has trade show season already started for you? The biggest trade show event for our magazine is upon us. NTEA’s Work Truck Week runs from March 7-10 in […] More

Transfer Flow

Transfer Flow has manufactured aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems at its Chico, California, manufacturing facility since the spring of 1983. Since then, the company has added 70,000 sq ft to its total facility space […] More

Built to the Toughest Standards: Yours

Be ready for anything with Reading Truck’s Contractor Body—face tough conditions and alleviate common stressors with this all-new truck body design. With A60 galvannealed steel construction, e-coat primer and powder coat finish, this reliable work […] More

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Utility Decks

Highway Products recently introduced the UTILITY DECK, the Work Truck industry’s first load-bearing bed cover with Utility Boxes and a Utility Gate. Finally, there is a real solution for fleets large and small that drives […] More

Product Showcase February 2023

VENCO VENTURO ET8KX The Venco Venturo ET8KX is a midsize electric-hydraulic service crane suitable for many applications and industries. This crane is engineered with a 3,200-lb lifting capacity and 6 to 14-ft boom lengths. Rated […] More

Protect Against Catalytic Converter Theft

For the past several years, catalytic converter theft has dramatically increased. If you haven’t already had yours stolen, there’s a great chance you know someone who has. This is a growing concern for vehicle owners […] More

Why Fleets Should Include ADAS in their Winterization Plans

For many, winter lasts long into March, and it’s not uncommon to have the occasional snowfall in early April. This means fleets must have a comprehensive winterization action plan that lasts several months. WINTER SERVICE […] More

Why Nailing Last-mile Delivery is Crucial for Success

The logistics and shipping industry continues to grow, despite the historical supply chain issues brought on by the global pandemic. Demand is increasing for faster shipping speeds and more technologically advanced logistics processes. One of […] More

State of the Industry

November is a great time to visit Miami Beach, and it’s not a bad place to hold a conference, either. That’s just what Holman did this past fall. Holman, an integrated automotive services company, provides […] More

How to Smooth the Road to Electric Work Trucks

There are good reasons for many fleets to switch to electric power. But converting a fleet of work trucks to run on electricity is no flip of a switch. To start with, producing a work […] More

How a Check Valve can Reduce Emissions

All truck manufacturers are fighting to meet emissions targets, whether those targets are set by the manufacturer themselves or, especially, targets set by the government. Because internal combustion engines have been around for well over […] More

An Untapped Source of Trucker Talent

Aaron Smith was always interested in business—enough to graduate college with a degree in business management. But growing up in inner-city Chicago among drug culture, Smith ultimately found himself involved in the illegitimate business of […] More

The New Bollinger Motors B4 Chassis Cab

Last year, Modern WorkTruck Solutions introduced its readers to the Bollinger Motors B1, B2, and Chass-E. At the time, Bollinger Motors, a brand that’s relatively new to the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing space, designed and […] More

2022’s Most Popular Commercial Trucks and Truck Brand

Commercial Truck Trader crunched its user search data and revealed the most popular commercial trucks and truck brands for the year 2022. Rounding out the top five commercial trucks were: 1) Freightliner M2 106, 2) […] More

A Century of Innovation: Kenworth Turns 100 in 2023

Over the last century, more than 1.3 million trucks have traveled across the US and Canada with a Kenworth badge. In 2023, Kenworth begins a year-long celebration, commemorating its 100th anniversary and contributions to the transportation […] More

Uptake Enhances Predictive Maintenance Technology through Daimler Truck North America’s Data-as-a-Service Model

Uptake, a leader in predictive analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS), entered into a commercial agreement with Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), a manufacturer and provider of commercial vehicle products, services, and technologies. The agreement will enable the use […] More

Cummins Announces New X10 Engine, Next in the Fuel-agnostic Series, Launching in North America in 2026

Cummins Inc. announced it will launch the next engine in the fuel-agnostic series, the X10, in North America in 2026. This engine could replace both the L9 and the X12 with the versatility to serve […] More

Stertil-Koni Faces Polar Vortex Head-on at Event Benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland

Stertil-Koni employees along with their friends and families gathered on February 3rd to brave some of the season’s lowest temperatures. It was all in an effort to jump into the icy Chesapeake Bay at Sandy […] More

NAFA Celebrates the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager 2022 Graduates

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, recognizes the 2022 graduates of its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program. This eight-module program offers the most current fleet management education. It […] More

How to Ensure Your Fleet Has the Proper Computerized Maintenance Management System

By Matthew Wiedmeyer Operators of corporate and for-hire transportation fleets certainly understand the importance of maintenance and repair (M&R). It’s a vital aspect of keeping trucks operating and on the road throughout all times of […] More

Commercial Truck Trader Debuts Visual-based Search to Increase Dealer Leads

Commercial Truck Trader introduced a new search option that uses visual images to help buyers quickly zero in on vehicles that match their specific requirements. The new guided search function dramatically reduces search time and has the […] More

Drive 19 Commercial EVs, Medium-duty Trucks, and More at Work Truck Week 2023 Ride & Drive

Test drive more than a dozen electric commercial vehicles as well as new internal combustion medium-duty trucks just steps from an exhibit hall packed with the latest products and technology from 500 companies at Work […] More

Fleet Advantage’s Latest Industry Benchmark Survey Illustrates Growing Desire for Financial Flexibility and Business Agility in Fleet Operations

Fleet Advantage announced results of its latest industry benchmarking survey. In the survey, the company took the pulse of industry leaders on topics ranging from the use of alternate-fuel trucks; equipment finance trends; and strategies for […] More

The Shyft Group Invests in Michigan to Build Blue Arc All-Electric Commercial Vehicles

The Shyft Group plans to invest in and expand the company’s facilities in Charlotte, Michigan. This will enable production of commercial electric vehicles for its Blue Arc™ EV Solutions brand, launched last year. Shyft will […] More

Bosch Rexroth Completes HydraForce Acquisition to Enhance Global Hydraulics Offering

Bosch Rexroth completed the acquisition of hydraulic specialist HydraForce on February 3. The acquisition of the Lincolnshire, Illinois-based company was announced in July 2022. It strengthens Bosch Rexroth’s footprint in North America. It also expands […] More

Mclaren Doors Launches New Streamline 2-inch Insulated Reinforced Intermediate Panel

MCLAREN DOORS announced the launch of its new reinforced intermediate panel for the Streamline 2-inch Insulated roll-up truck door. The reinforced panel is a completely extruded 1/8-inch thick aluminum panel with an exterior PVC fascia. […] More

Autocar’s Record-breaking Innovations Remain Unparalleled and Celebrated

Autocar LLC shared its record-breaking accomplishments and innovations from 2022. In 2022, the Autocar brand celebrated its 125th anniversary, marking another year as the nation’s first and oldest truck brand. Fueling Autocar’s continued success in […] More

Record Year for Volvo Trucks in 2022

The year 2022 was a record year for Volvo Trucks. The company delivered an all-time high number of its trucks to customers and increased its market share in 41 countries. Volvo Trucks also executed its […] More

Mack Trucks Produces 10,000th Mack MD Series truck at Roanoke Valley Operations

Mack Trucks Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) employees pose with the 10,000th Mack® MD Series vehicle to roll off the line. The Mack MD6, a Class 6, and the MD7, a Class 7, began rolling off […] More

Use Traffic Technology to Navigate Winter Road Conditions

By Emily Newton Winter is one of the most dangerous times of the year for a commercial fleet. While there are typically fewer people on the roads, drivers face far more natural hazards such as […] More

FCCC Celebrates Delivery of First Two MT50e Units to Penske Truck Leasing in California

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Penske Truck Leasing recently commemorated the delivery of two MT50e all-electric walk-in van units for use in California. Penske Truck Leasing delivered one MT50e unit each to two California-based […] More

Felling Trailers Releases Design Innovations for X-Force Hydraulic Detachable Goosenecks

Felling Trailers, Inc. will debut design modifications to the X-Force hydraulic detachable’s gooseneck at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. Felling is known to enhance and develop new product designs for increased production efficiencies, operator safety, and ease of […] More

Kenworth T880 Concrete Pump Truck Produces $505,000 Donation to Support CIM Education Program

A donated Kenworth T880 truck sold during the Concrete Industry Management annual auction will contribute to the CIM educational program. This is thanks to Kenworth, Alliance Concrete Pumps, Papé Kenworth, as well as other Kenworth […] More

Fontaine Modification’s New International Premium Dual Drive Improves Driver Comfort for Trash Collection, Street Sweeping

The new International Premium Dual Drive modification from Fontaine Modification Medium & Heavy Truck Operations makes it just as comfortable for a driver to operate a refuse collection vehicle, street sweeper, or road-striping truck from […] More

Steering System Manufacturer Enters New Markets

Steering system manufacturer Pailton Engineering will design and build a new steering column for lightweight delivery vehicles. The column will satisfy a growing demand for components optimized for lightweight vehicles, particularly last-mile delivery vehicles. This […] More

Stellar Introduces Six New Lighter-Weight Telescopic Service Cranes Featuring the CDTpro™ Remote with Range Finder™

Stellar launches six new telescopic cranes using the exclusive CDTpro Remote with Range Finder to the marketplace. These cranes are redesigns of its 9,000-lb class cranes (9621 and 9630), 10,000-lb class cranes (10621 and 10630) […] More

Diesel Vehicle and Diesel Fuel Price Outlook For 2023

Now, almost three years later, the economy and the supply chain are still recovering from Covid-19 and the stalls in production from 2020. What is on the horizon for the year ahead when it comes […] More

Safety Shoes for Landscapers with a Stylish Makeover

Working in laborious industries like trucking, construction, landscaping, farming, and more tends to require workers to wear safety or steel toe shoes while on the job. Workers are often stuck with basic colors and styles […] More

Product Showcase January 2023

Felling Trailers Utility Reel “R” Series The Felling Trailers’ Utility Cable Reel “R” series model lines have undergone design modifications to increase operator safety and ease of use. The most significant update to the model […] More

Say Hello to Supercapacitors

It can get pretty frigid in the wilds of Western Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon during the winter months. However, for the folks at Cascade Carriers out of Sherwood Park, Alberta, cold weather […] More

Fuel Economy and Maintenance and Repair Strategies

Today’s fuel prices have re-introduced a bevy of asset management challenges for fleets that significantly impact the bottom line of every fleet organization. This is especially a concern since fuel is the largest component of […] More

Fleet Tips for the Cold Times Ahead

A new year has started, and for many, that means the coldest months of the winter are still ahead. Even though many fleet owners have likely already experienced frosts and snow, the time is now […] More

Fuel Tank Selection

Some things change constantly. Take cars, for example: Each year brings significant changes and advancements and someday, fully autonomous cars will likely rule the road. Fuel storage tanks on the other hand aren’t traditionally thought […] More

How Summit Bodies and Vanair Helped Resurrect a 1987 Peterbilt 362 Cabover

When one particular Peterbilt 362 Cabover rolled off the assembly line in 1987, it’s doubtful that any of the factory workers imagined that it would still be in service some 35 years later. Originally outfitted […] More

The 2023 Gas-powered Isuzu N-Series

Anyone who’s driven one before knows a low cab forward (LCF) definitely has its advantages. The gas-powered Isuzu N-Series is a testament to that fact, beginning with its increase in visibility and maneuverability compared to […] More

Employing EVs in Extreme Climates

This issue features a double focus: Trucks in Landscaping and Future Forward—after all, it is a new year! Vehicles traveling from jobsite to jobsite in cold months, landscape or otherwise, makes us wonder how electric […] More

Rotary’s New XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift Offers Wide Service Capacity Range in a Small Footprint

Rotary, part of Vehicle Service GroupSM (VSG), a Dover company, announced the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift. The lift is an addition to its line of lifts for independent shop owners, dealership service departments, and […] More

Knapheide Manufacturing Company to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will celebrate its 175th anniversary this year, marking nearly two centuries as a family-owned and operated business in Quincy, Illinois. In 1848, Herman Heinrich Knapheide, a German immigrant, moved to Quincy […] More

Volta Trucks 2022 Roundup

2022 was a significant year of milestones for Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider. The company continues its journey toward production of the full-electric Volta Zero vehicles for customers in early […] More

The Shyft Group Acquires XL Fleet

The Shyft Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of XL Fleet as planned and initially announced by Spruce Power last month. The acquisition includes the option to extend employment opportunities to XL Fleet technical talent. Shyft […] More

Cross Underground Development, LLC. Converts Fleet to Felling Trailers

Cross Underground Development, LLC. is a Class A Specialty Contractor located in Chesapeake, Virginia. The company specializes in the natural gas distribution industry. “We are a complete construction service provider: pipeline construction, maintenance, repairs, facility […] More

Fleet Advantage Supports January Financial Wellness Month & Extends the Focus to Helping Corporate Fleets Obtain Financial Flexibility

Financial Wellness Month is observed throughout January each year. It was created to remind people to pay closer attention to their financial wellbeing. With the continued challenges to the overall economy and companies with transportation […] More

SoundOff Signal Introduces Solution for Traffic Advising

SoundOff Signal, a leader in vehicle lighting, control systems, and electronic warning solutions for law enforcement, fire, EMS, utility, as well as government vehicles, announced the official launch of the TM100 Traffic Controller. The TM100 […] More

New 2023 Ram 1500 TRX Havoc Illuminates Expanded Light-duty Lineup

Ram Truck brand announced the exclusive new 2023 Ram 1500 TRX Havoc edition joins the light-duty lineup. The Ram 1500 TRX Havoc edition—with a Baja Yellow exterior—offers customers another option for exterior and interior appointments […] More

New EPA Rule for Heavy-duty Trucks Drives the Next Chapter for Advanced Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a final rule establishing future emissions standards for heavy-duty engines. Executive Director Allen Schaeffer says, “Today’s final rule establishes the […] More

Advantage Truck Group Marks 10 Years of Haulin’ 4 Hunger

Advantage Truck Group (ATG) celebrates 10 years of giving back to its communities through Haulin’ 4 Hunger. ATG will celebrate by increasing donations to help provide meals in communities near ATG dealerships throughout New England. […] More

Service Truck Equipment Study Reveals Overwhelming Preference for Rotary Screw Air Compressors

VMAC surveyed 340 people in the service truck industry in 2022, asking them about their fleets and service truck equipment. The data shows 80% of professionals prefer rotary screw air compressors over reciprocating air compressors […] More

2023 BUYERS GUIDE

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Improve Work Truck Electrical Solutions to Increase Efficiency, Cut Costs

Fleets that require auxiliary power, listen up! The electrical systems and products you choose for your vehicles can make a significant impact on the efficiency of power output and operating costs. Mitul Chandrani of Mission […] More

Key Metrics for Successfully Rightsizing Your Fleet

For fleet-reliant businesses, rightsizing is as applicable to the fleet individually as it is to the overall business. Integrated fleet solutions offer automated data capture and reporting so fleets can quickly see productivity metrics to […] More

Monitor Alternative Fuel Tanks Remotely

New from Superior Energy Systems (SES), fleets using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas, can remotely monitor their tanks. The software allows fleets to monitor tank levels through SES’s fuel management software […] More

The Importance of Skilled Technicians

Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services combines industry-leading technology and the industry’s top technicians to deliver fleet maintenance services nationwide. It’s important to the company to ensure its technicians are knowledgeable problem solvers, that’s why it […] More

Tips on Buying and Maintaining Your Next Ratchet

Ratchets are one of the most demanded tools in a fleet maintenance toolbox. In today’s market, ratchets come in a variety of lengths and designs all created to help complete repairs quickly and efficiently. For […] More

How to Conserve Valuable Fuel and Water Resources During Sewer Cleaning

Municipalities responsible to keep sewer lines free from debris and blockages face the challenge of maintaining these lines during a time of rising fuel prices and water scarcity throughout much of the United States.  To […] More

Innovations in Liftgate Technology, Courtesy of the Company that Invented Liftgates

The work truck industry is in a constant state of evolution. From the trucks we drive to the way we load equipment to how we sign paperwork, very few operations look the way they did […] More

2022 Toyota Tundra Review

Check out a short summary video here. If you happened to see my viral Instagram Reel, you already know what’s to come from this article. OK, so the Instagram Reel didn’t exactly go viral, but […] More

How this Year’s Challenges can Inspire Next Year’s Successes

If 2022 felt like another challenging year, 2023 likely will too. Now is an ideal time to learn from the past year and use those insights to prepare for the next. We asked Travis Lachinski, […] More

Autofleet Launches First Self-Serve Electrification Simulator to Accurately Plan the Transition to Electric Vehicles for Fleets and Charging Point Operators

Autofleet introduced a new, self-serve Fleet Planning Simulator that makes it quick and easy to accurately plan all aspects of the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and build-out of Charging Infrastructure. This includes considerations such […] More

Leading Commercial EV Manufacturers to Provide Exclusive Updates at Work Truck Week 2023

NTEA added exclusive update sessions from five electric vehicle manufacturers to the Work Truck Week® 2023 educational conference. These EV sessions join the dozen OEM updates previously announced. During the sessions, manufacturer representatives will cover important […] More

Motiv Power Systems Wins 175 New Vehicle Vouchers in California’s HVIP Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

Motiv Power Systems, innovator of all-electric medium-duty trucks and buses, secured 175 new vehicle vouchers in California’s HVIP incentive program. The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is the California program […] More

GPS Insight Continues to Enhance Fleet + Field Offering Across Small Business, Franchise, and Mid-Enterprise Customers

GPS Insight, provider of SaaS-based fleet and field service management software solutions, announced enhancements to its integrated Field Service Management (FSM) suite. These enhancements mark strides toward the empowerment of fleet and field service companies […] More

Mclaren Doors Launches New INSUL-LITE 2.125-inch Bottom Panel

MCLAREN DOORS launched a new bottom panel for the INSUL-LITE 2.125-inch Insulated roll-up truck door. It features a completely extruded 1/8-inch thick aluminum panel with an exterior PVC fascia. The addition of the bottom panel […] More

Dynamic Offers New Line of Tool Organizers for Sockets, Wrenches, and More

The Dynamic® tool brand introduced a new line of tool organizers. The line includes solutions for storing sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and other small tools. Manufactured with industrial quality and offered at budget-sensitive prices, each Dynamic […] More

Rotary Announces New Line of Fully Automatic Air Conditioning Recharging Machines Powered by TEXA

Rotary, part of Vehicle Service GroupSM (VSG), a Dover company, launched its new line of fully automatic air conditioning diagnostic and recharging equipment through Rotary’s recently announced partnership with TEXA. The product line offers service […] More

Bonnell Industries Acquires Flink Assets

Bonnell Industries Inc. announces the asset acquisition of the Flink Company located in Streator, Illinois. Bonnell Industries will not be acquiring the company, land, or building in Streator, Illinois. The company will operate and service from […] More

Optimal EV and Fontaine Modification Repower Conventional Trucks and Buses with New E1-R Electric Vehicle System

Optimal EV and Fontaine Modification Work Truck & EV Solutions introduce a repower solution that seamlessly converts conventional gasoline- or diesel-powered trucks and buses to zero-emissions electric power. The companies built the Optimal EV E1-R […] More

Talbert Manufacturing Celebrates the Removable Gooseneck Trailer’s 75th Anniversary

Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, celebrates the 75th anniversary of the release of its non-ground bearing removable gooseneck trailer. First introduced in 1947, the removable gooseneck technology revolutionized safety in […] More

The Bulldog Truck Brand Gives Back to Animals

Mack Trucks donated $100,000 to the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to create a matching fund for Giving Tuesday. The effort kicks off Mack Trucks’ Partners for the Ride […] More

Volta Trucks News in Brief

VOLTA TRUCKS COMPLETES FIRST CUSTOMER AND MEDIA EVALUATION OF THE FULL-ELECTRIC VOLTA ZERO PROTOTYPE IN EUROPEAN LAUNCH MARKETS Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, completed the first customer driving evaluations of […] More

Growing Logging Company Chooses Kenworth for its Fleet

Each of its trucks puts in roughly 130,000 miles on the road per year. That’s a lot of time spent in the truck. And when a jobsite is a remote forest, such as the ones […] More

LED Technology That is Clearly Superior

Don’t take your forward lighting technology for granted. The superior performance of LED headlights offers improved lighting in any weather and every lighting condition. The increase in output of LED highlights enhances safety while their […] More

Product Showcase November 2022

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 for Sprinter Vans VMAC has released the UNDERHOOD40 – Van Series for 2019-2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans with a 2.1-L turbo diesel engine. This UNDERHOOD40 rotary screw air compressor produces up to 35 CFM […] More

Making Safety Lighting Safer with a Distinct Design

Even today, many work trucks are fitted with separate 6-inch oval or 4-inch round stop, tail, turn, backup, and warning lamps. Each lamp requires a wiring and mounting hole in the vehicle body panels, frame […] More

How to Stay Visible and Stay Safe

According to recently released information from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the traffic fatality rate for the first quarter of 2022 increased to 1.27 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. That is up […] More

IoT in Construction Makes Operations Safer, More Efficient

It’s becoming increasingly popular for decision-makers to use the Internet of Things (IoT) during construction projects. The IoT in construction usually involves using smart sensors and similar data trackers to provide real-time information, allowing for […] More

Did You Think Push-to-Talk was Gone Forever?

Did you or someone you know own a Nextel device? A conversation could be heard by anyone near when using push-to-talk. They were also often used on jobsites and between employees and managers. They eventually […] More

Hiring and Retaining Work Truck Industry Employees

It seems no one can find employees these days, and those that can find a worker can’t hold onto them—and often at no fault of their own. The work truck fleet industry is no exception. […]