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Expanding Ideas and Facilities in Scelzi’s 45th Year

It has been said it is hard to teach an old dog a new trick, but if the old dog shows no signs of slowing down, that might be the best course of action. As Scelzi Enterprises celebrates their 45th year producing premium truck bodies for Ford chassis cabs and others, the drawing board is full of new tricks to learn and new “dog houses” to construct. Ask Mike Scelzi, the founder and co-owner. Along with brother Gary they continue to plan for an even...

Commercial Vehicle Pro-File: Mike Kelly, Mike Shaw RAM

With a background in construction and industrial work, Mike Kelly now serves as the dedicated Commercial and Fleet Department Director at Mike Shaw CDJR. Transitioning from a 3-year stint in retail car sales and leveraging his background as a contractor, Mike integrated his knowledge of construction and commercial vehicles with his experience in the car business. His journey with the Mike Shaw dealership began seven years ago, marking a decade of his involvement in the automotive industry, with the last seven years focused on commercial...

Commercial Vehicle Pro-File: David Rittenhouse, Bergey’s Buick GMC

David Rittenhouse, an esteemed member of Berkey’s GMC, boasts a seasoned career stretching over two decades in commercial light-duty truck sales. With a background in heavy-duty trucking, David’s career took a pivotal turn when his aptitude for commercial sales was recognized, propelling him into his current position at Berkey’s GMC store. Confronted with the swift retirement of his predecessors, David mastered his craft in what one might describe as ‘baptism by fire.’ This hands-on learning experience, while challenging, led to a unique self-taught expertise. At...

NUPROPEL | Exploring Your Fleet EV Charging Options

For every business operating a commercial fleet, whether it comprises 3 or 300 vehicles, the combination of stringent mandates, strict regulations, and the imperative to minimize pollution compels fleet owners and managers to explore net-zero operations as an unavoidable necessity. One of the options is fleet electrification, and a critical aspect of commercial EV operations is charging the batteries. The right EV charging options can significantly affect the operational efficiency and sustainability of commercial fleets, making the selection of EV charging solutions a critical decision for...

Motiv Electric Trucks Launches Argo – A New Truck Configurable for Multiple Applications

Motiv’s first fully integrated cab-chassis design expands the number and variety of electric trucks and applications that can be produced to meet growing customer demand LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Motiv Electric Trucks, a leading OEM of medium duty electric trucks and buses today launched Argo, its first-ever fully-integrated cab-chassis design that significantly expands the number and type of vehicles and applications that can be electrified. Available in multiple configurations, Argo supports dock-height to lower-profile applications and a wider range of truck body lengths...

Mack Trucks Expands Certified EV Dealer Network to 53 locations

LAS VEGAS (May 21, 2023) Mack Trucks announced today that 24 dealerships across the United States and Canada have recently achieved Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) status. With these additions, nine more states and one province joined the network, bringing the total number of EV certified dealerships to 53, a significant milestone in the journey to sustainable mobility.This certification enables dealerships to provide comprehensive service and support for Mack’s battery-electric vehicles (BEVs),including the Mack® LR Electric refuse truck, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, and the Mack MD Electric medium-duty...

Penske Energy Formed to Advise and Support Commercial Fleets on EV Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS – May 21, 2024 – Penske Transportation Solutions and ForeFront Power have formed a new joint venture named Penske Energy LLC. The new venture aims to help commercial fleet operators plan, design, and deploy optimized EV charging infrastructure capabilities that support and safeguard their operations. “Together, we will create synergies benefitting commercial fleet customers by leveraging Penske’s deep fleet expertise along with ForeFront Power’s infrastructure and renewable energy development expertise,” said Drew Cullen, senior vice president of fuels and facilities at Penske Transportation Solutions. Penske Energy will provide...

Daimler Truck North America Provides Second Life to Commercial Vehicle Batteries

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 20, 2024) – Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) is committed to reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint by integrating a comprehensive circular economy approach across its operations. This strategy emphasizes repairing, remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling lithium-ion battery materials used in all DTNA electric vehicles (EVs). With goals to maximize battery lifespans and reduce material waste, the circular economy approach strives to extend the usability of rare-earth materials and products, thereby tackling global sustainability challenges. Leveraging advanced technology, DTNA can discern when a...