Category: Columns

WATCH + LISTEN: WTW24 | SAFE FLEET | Marc Richter

Marc Richter, Vice President & General Manager, Work Truck & SafeFleet SAAS walked through two of many products SafeFleet had at the 2024 Work Truck Week with Steve Henning, CVBNetwork.com. Marc touched on many of the easy to use and steadfast safety upgrades on both vehicles.Be sure to check out their booth at the 2025 Work Truck Show next year! https://www.safefleet.net/

WATCH + LISTEN: WTW24 | SAFE FLEET | Alex Trkulja

Alex Trkulja, Director of Sales, RVS – Safe Fleet met with Steve Henning, CVBNetwork.com to briefly touch on Clarience Technologies acquisition of Safe Fleet, RVS 360 System and Upgrades to 1080 PHD for all systems. Be sure to see them at the 2025 Work Truck Week!! https://www.safefleet.net/brands/rear-view-safety/

WTW24: Odyne Systems Awarded Department of Air Force SBIR Phase II

For Hybrid Electrification of Class 5 to 8 Non-Tactical Vehicles Pewaukee, WI – Odyne Systems, LLC announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II in the amount of $1,250,000.00 focused on Hybrid Electrification Technology for medium and heavy-duty Non-Tactical Vehicles (NTV) to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating...

FEBRUARY 2024 – LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Relationships – Still a Cornerstone There’s no doubt the world of business – of buying and selling goods – has changed. It’s no longer simply going down to the corner store to purchase what you need. Or heading to the one and only dealership in town to buy that vehicle you need. The way in which we purchase goods, both for our personal use and for our businesses, is vastly different than what it once was, and some of it is probably for the better,...

SAFETY CENTRAL

Yet Again, Safe Fleet Prepares to Conduct Its Masterclass in All Things “Fleet Safety” At Work Truck Week 2024 For the biggest fleets and manufacturers, something special happens in the first week of March; the floors of the Indianapolis Convention Center open, the industry’s best get together, and a period of discovery ensues for 3 days during NTEA’s Work Truck Week. For Safe Fleet, it’s an opportunity to continue its annual tradition of putting their best fleet feet forward, specifically those of their Commercial Vehicle...

 California Regulators Charge Ahead with EV Work Trucks 

Electric vehicles (EV) in the US have been growing in popularity for over a decade. Tesla began production of its Roadster sports car in 2008 and followed that with various other models in the ensuing years.  Tesla and others have also developed first generation electric pickups and semi-trucks and vans. But power requirements for passenger vehicles and vans are vastly different than for work trucks – especially if those work trucks are outfitted with cranes and generators and hoists, etc. A delivery van or lightweight...

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

More great AltFuel Breaking News and Tools at NuPropel – powered by Work Truck Solutions Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces the achievement of a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 3 low cab forward chassis truck, receiving certification from the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”). The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers who meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations. The District of Columbia and 14 states, including California, have adopted vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air...

REVOLUTIONIZING THE ROAD

CRESTLINE IS IN THE FAST LANE OF AUTO TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS IN THE WORK TRUCK INDUSTRY In an era where businesses and customers are no longer confined by geographical boundaries in their vehicle purchases, auto transport and logistics companies are at the forefront of reshaping the industry. One such trailblazer is Crestline Auto Transport, a dynamic organization specializing in the work truck sector. And as the traditional constraints of purchasing fleet vehicles within local markets fade away, Crestline is redefining how logistics in the work...

DEALERSHIP SUCCESS: Can Trade Show Connections Boost Commercial Dealership Success?

As the trade show and expo season of 2024 begins to bloom, it’s the perfect time to emphasize the significant role these events play in our fast-paced commercial auto dealership industry. Trade shows and expos bring forth opportunities for dealership owners and managers, along with personnel from OEMs and upfitters, that are truly unique to in-person events. First of all, trade shows and expos give commercial auto dealerships direct VIP access to industry experts and peers. These events establish a single location where stakeholders can:...

COACH KEN: Is Your “Net” Working?

I often get asked, “Ken, what is the best way to network?” I have an unusual response to this question that requires a lengthy answer. I tell them to imagine they are fishing with one of two kinds of nets: a “casting net” and a “drag net.” A casting net spans about six feet in circumference and drag nets can be up to fifty feet long. The casting net is thrown into the ocean water by one person and after many tries you are lucky...