Category: News

WORK TRUCK SOLUTIONS’ CUTTING-EDGE MERCHANDISING FEATURES

Work Truck Solutions®, the leading authority on commercial vehicles, continues to see vehicle inventory being replenished, and is excited to highlight several features that revolutionize how work truck buyers interact with dealership websites. These merchandising innovations not only make the shopping experience more engaging, but also significantly streamline the process of finding and purchasing commercial vehicles online. Work Truck Solutions recognizes the distinct demands of commercial vehicle dealerships and the critical influence that user experience has on sales performance. In response, the company is proud...

WATCH + LISTEN: Spring 2024 CVBSummit Review

Connecting the Dots – that was the theme of the recent Spring 2024 Commercial Vehicle Business Summit hosted by Work Truck Solutions, along with sponsors Escalent, Mitsubishi HC Capital America and Comvoy. The concept for the virtual event revolved around the connections that are so important in our business. After all, the work truck and van ecosystem is all about relationships with customers, upfitters, colleagues, OEMs and so on. And making these connections, hearing from other experts, is a key way to how we improve...

Ram Announces New Off-road Truck Lineup With Benchmark Light- and Heavy-duty Offerings

April 25, 2024 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Today marks a new milestone in the continued evolution of Ram with the arrival of the most capable, most affordable off-road truck lineup in the industry. The most off-road models Ram has offered spans both the light- and heavy-duty lineup, including the all-new 2025 Ram 1500 RHO, 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel, 2025 Ram 1500 Warlock, 2024 Ram 2500 Power Wagon and 2024 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel. This newly created off-road truck lineup reinforces North America’s leading producer of...

UNVEILING THE FUTURE: DEBUTING THE ALUMINUM KNAPHEIDE MECHANICS SERVICE TRUCK

The Knapheide Mechanics Service Truck (KMS) is a solution that has been trusted by work truck owners and operators for years, chosen for its durability and weight savings. And now, there’s a new option on the horizon for those looking to invest in even longer-lasting, lighter-weight workstations on wheels. INTRODUCING THE AKMS16 Knapheide showcased its Aluminum KMS16-09 prototype in Indianapolis, Ind., at the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Week expo in March. The AKMS16 combines steel and aluminum: The crane compartment and understructure are...

GM Energy Rolls Out New Product Suite, Offering Customers the Ability to Transfer Power Between EVs and Homes

DETROIT – As EV technology continues to evolve, GM is working toward elevating the overall ownership experience by introducing new ways for customers to unlock additional value and gain access to the expanded benefits of an all-electric future. Available for the first time as part of its expanding product ecosystem, GM Energy’s initial offerings for residential customers will enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home, helping to mitigate the negative impacts...

Q1 2024 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET ANALYSIS REVEALS SIGNIFICANT SWINGS IN TRENDS

Work Truck Solutions®, the leading authority on commercial vehicles, today released their Q1, 2024 Commercial Vehicle Market Analysis, highlighting numerous key industry trends. Inventory Prices Days to Turn Sales Vocation With the reduced inventory of cutaways, we will keep an eye on the demand from top users in those vocations: Together, these top 5 vocations comprise roughly 61% of demand for cutaways on all our platforms (dealership sites, OEM Tier-1 sites, Upfitter Locators and Comvoy.com) combined. Takeaways “As we unveil our Q1 2024 data findings, it’s clear...

Driving Connections: One Nexus Acquires Commercial Truck Training

This industry is all about making connections, and you see evidence of that everywhere. It is an honor to share details on one such connection in this admired publication. Our job is to help a business grow by connecting them to the tools that can assist in their everyday efforts. Maybe that’s enhancing efficiency, making transportation safer, providing unprecedented convenience, or simply allowing the bottom line to tilt more in their favor. To succeed anywhere in the commercial and fleet world, you have to love...

Cisco and Ford Motor Company Rollout Webex App for Productivity on the Move

Webex by Cisco elevates the in-vehicle workspace experience in Ford and Lincoln vehicles  News Summary: ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — At Enterprise Connect today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced that the Webex app by Cisco for conferencing and collaboration is now available for download in the all-new Ford and Lincoln Digital Experience. This unique experience available for Ford and Lincoln customers on select vehicles, will empower the freedom of choice to work from anywhere, with seamless connectivity and immersive meeting experiences. Webex...

Hitachi and Penske launch large-scale electric truck charging pilot

Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution supports high-capacity charging for electric vehicles at major commercial truck depot in Stockton, California and paves way for sustainable transportation. Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution charging electric trucks at Penske truck depot California, March 19, 2023 – Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi), Hitachi Energy, and Penske Truck Leasing today announced the launch of a large-scale, centralized electric truck charging solution. This groundbreaking project supports Penske’s electric truck deployments for its customers in the Stockton, California area. For this pilot initiative, Hitachi Energy has supplied Penske with its state-of-the-art...

Commercial vehicle industry shows up and shows off at Work Truck Week® 2024 

Record-setting event brings together 15,790 attendees, 536 exhibitors FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 18, 2024) — Work Truck Week® continues to grow. A verified 15,790 industry professionals from 29 countries and all 50 U.S. states gathered March 5–8 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for Work Truck Week 2024, breaking last year’s attendance record of 14,885. Work Truck Show exhibit space was sold out, with 536 companies filling the exhibit hall and New Exhibitor Pavilion with the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology.              Work Truck Week is...