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New Publications Release Date is  December 6th!


We’ve Come a Long Way –     October 2023

Most of us know technology evolves and can help move us forward. But, it can also be overwhelming at times due to the speed of change.
Check out our most recent publications where we highlight several different developments that can help us keep up with what’s happening in the Commercial Vehicle ecosystem. 

The mission of the CVBNetwork is to be the toolbox of resources for the entirety of the commercial vehicle ecosystem:

  • To support the entire network of businesses in the ecosystem and increase their connectedness through the exchange of ideas with peers;
  • To offer education plus exposure to resources, procedures and best practices being used by others in the industry;
  • To be a meeting place and hub of resources, information, stories and breaking news.


Growth…when it comes to our commercial vehicle businesses, we all want it. But, simply having a desire to grow your business is only the first step to actually achieving (and potentially exceeding) the goals you’ve set. There are many other pieces involved, starting with examining where you are today, and how you got there, to making a plan, to putting that plan in motion. Our Fall 2023 Commercial Vehicle Business Summit will arm you with insights, metrics, ideas, and tools to push your business forward....


WATCH AND READ MORE HERE The automotive industry has experienced notable shifts in car buying behavior over the last five years, even in the commercial vehicle segment. Since 2022, fleet customers have been a primary source of sales for manufacturers, with many owing their unexpectedly fast post-pandemic recoveries to business clients. On this episode of Driving Solutions, host Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Kathryn Schifferle, founder and chief visionary officer at Work Truck Solutions. Schifferle has extensive knowledge of the commercial vehicle sector and the car buying behavior...

Work Truck Week® 2024 schedule released, registration open

Includes Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, Ride & Drive, NTEA Annual Meeting FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Oct. 25, 2023) — NTEA – The Work Truck Association™ has released the full Work Truck Week® 2024 schedule and opened registration and housing for North America’s largest work truck event. It runs March 5–8, 2024, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Register at             Work Truck Week is More Than a Trade Show™, providing commercial vehicle industry professionals with unmatched opportunities to explore the latest trucks, equipment and trends; learn new ideas and solutions...

The “Safe” in SafeFleet – Jared’s Story

Jared Pridmore and his wife, Amanda are the proud owners of Precision Auto Glass in Conway, Arkansas. Their Safe Fleet story begins when they bought a new van for their growing company. Amanda, always vigilant about safety, researched the importance of having a partition behind the van’s seats. Jared, after 20 years of driving a van without a partition, felt he didn’t need one. “We are going to order this partition, install it, and THEN you can drive the van,” Amanda declared. “Of course, I...


Let me take you back to a time before cell phones. If you remember phones that were attached to a wall and had a cord, you probably know what I’m talking about. Or how about the era before the Internet was a “thing”? Some of you may be thinking, “What? Hasn’t the Internet always been part of our lives?” While it may be shocking, the answer is no. You may even remember when some dealers scoffed at having a website, thinking it just wasn’t a...


According to Contrive Datum Insights, the commercial vehicle market is expected to reach around $1,712.44 billion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR Of 8.7% during the forecast period 2023—2030. That’s great news for manufacturers, and it also bodes well for the companies that supply them. However, with news cycles dominated by stories such as the UAW strike[1]  and possible worldwide Lithium shortages, it’s understandable that many commercial vehicle professionals might suffer a bout of frustration now and again. Maybe even an occasional lapse into...


It’s not just handwriting on the wall, there’s miles of graffiti, gallons of virtual ink, a tsunami of information engulfing the commercial industry; and it’s all about tech. Everywhere we turn, the unrelenting tide of emerging technology is crashing onto the shores of our business world. Am I being a bit overly drama-poetic? Probably, but I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the evolutionary impact that technology is having on the way commercial vehicle professionals do business. In fact, I would argue that technology is...


By Bill Vander Plaats, Scelzi Inc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in technology today. Some believe it will change many things in our lives, including how we do business. But how might it affect the work truck industry? For Fleet Owners and Drivers, AI appears ready to accelerate changes in several areas, including: For Truck Body Manufacturers like Scelzi Enterprises, the impact of AI is harder to estimate. But here is what we might see coming soon: UNTIL AI IS READY TO DELIVER...

LISTEN: Fall 2023 CVBSummit Preview – Kevin Kinell, CTO + Kathryn Schifferle, CVO Work Truck Solutions

Kathryn Schifferle, CVO and Kevin Kinell, CTO Work Truck Solutions sat down to highlight their own and the other sessions at the upcoming Fall 2023 CVBSummit and give you an idea of why you should go! Don’t Forget to Register for the Fall 2023 CVBSummit –Reminder – even if you can not attend any or all days, as long as you register you will get  priority access to the Summit’s Videos and Resources!