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GM, Honda launch fuel cell production at Michigan site

Brownstown Township — General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. have launched commercial production of jointly developed fuel cells systems at their manufacturing site here, the companies said Thursday. Workers at the Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC plant, the first large-scale manufacturing joint venture to build fuel cells, develop fuel cell systems for both companies. The competing automakers then sell or use the systems separately. The facility covers 70,000 square feet. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @DetroitNews/Auto

FORD PRO STEPS UP VEHICLE INSIGHTS AND CONTROL WITH EXPANDED SUITE OF SOLUTIONS

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 25, 2024 – Today, Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, is unveiling several new and improved software and technology features to give fleet managers more insight about and control over how their commercial vehicles are operated to manage fleet risk. New and Improved Solutions in one Integrated Platform Ford Pro’s commercial solutions pull connected vehicle data and integrate it seamlessly into the Ford Pro Intelligence platform to arm fleet managers with a new level of insight about and control over...

WTW24 PLANNER

All Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Week Conference Package registrants must create a Planner and be logged in to view any on-demand videos and content. You will need to create your Planner using the same email address and registration number listed in your confirmation.  THE WTW24 PLANNER COMBINES PLANNING AND LOGISTICS INTO ONE EASY-TO-USE TOOL. Helpful tip: As you search and build your experience, click the + icon to save exhibitors, products and other resources to your personal WTW24 Planner. REGISTERED, BUT NEED ANOTHER CONFIRMATION? HERE’S...

WORK TRUCK SOLUTIONS: ANNUAL REVIEW OF 2023 DATA REVEALS STABLE DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

First published at worktrucksolutions.com/news-and-events The commercial vehicle market has seen remarkable changes over the recent years, but for informed stakeholders, most post-pandemic trends have not been completely unforeseen. Work Truck Solutions’ reports for 2021 and 2022 offered data-driven insights into how the sector was overcoming labor shortages, manufacturing shutdowns, and inventory challenges. In addition, data concerning price changes, inventory levels, days-to-turn, and mileage were analyzed and confirmed a slow-but-steady recovery. Amid the dramatic shifts in inventory numbers, one element of the commentary has remained consistent;...

EV ROUTING FOR ANDROID AUTO COMING TO FORD LIGHTNING

F-150 Lightning (and Mustang Mach-E) drivers who love using Google Maps through Android Auto will soon enjoy more sophisticated routing capability to help with the charging needs of an electric vehicle (EV), especially on road trips. This includes the battery on arrival estimate, suggested charging stops, and minimum recommended charge times at each stop. The feature works when a user connects their smart phone and activates Android Auto in the vehicle and uses Google Maps for navigation. Google Maps will be able to deliver routing...

NTEA ANNUAL MEETING WILL FEATURE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS JEROME BETTIS AND EMMITT SMITH

This article was published in the January 2024 edition of NTEA News. Registration is available for NTEA’s Annual Meeting — held during Work Truck Week on the morning of Thursday, March 7 — which will feature two of the National Football League’s greatest running backs — Jerome Bettis and Emmitt Smith as keynote speakers. The Annual Meeting keynote will be a question-and-answer conversation between Bettis and Smith moderated by Jason Ritchey, 2024 NTEA Convention chair, and president and owner of Curry Supply Co. About Bettis...

2024 GREEN TRUCK SUMMIT

More info at HERE Tuesday, March 5 JW Marriott Indianapolis This annual event provides insights, solutions and resources in support of the work truck industry’s drive toward achieving greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency. Green Truck Summit offers intensive programs from industry experts, government representatives, fleets, and vehicle and equipment manufacturers. Sessions address the evolution of the commercial vehicle landscape as the shift toward zero emissions continues to accelerate. SCHEDULE Green Truck Summit (GTS) Conference Package registrants have the opportunity to attend GTS General and Breakout...

TOOLBOX NEWS: KNAPHEIDE EMPLOYEES HELP BRING HO-HO-HOLIDAY SPIRIT TO ILLINOIS VETERANS’ HOME RESIDENTS

Knapheide employees dedicated their time, talents and treasures to bring joy to residents of the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, Ill., on December 19, 2023. “During Christmas, there is so much that draws our attention, and there are so many opportunities to donate and help kids and families in need, but it seems like, in general, the older generations are forgotten. I love that this program reminds them that we haven’t,” Stacy Houghton, Customer Service Representative and Veterans Tree co-organizer at Knapheide, said. “When you...

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

Louisville, OH – December 20, 2023 – 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, OH. This new location will support Safe Fleet’s tarping business and better service the Northeast Ohio dump truck & trailer manufacturers. For the time being, it will specialize in premium solutions from its family of tarping brands: Roll·Rite, Pulltarps, and Vango. With a wide array of automatic, semi-automatic, and rolling tarp systems, Safe Fleet offers protection for payloads of all types. The new Louisville location will cater to open-top dump trailers,...

WORK TRUCK WEEK 2024 EXPANDED WITH NEW TRAINING SESSIONS

Green Truck Summit schedule extended, breakout session added  FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 12, 2023) — NTEA has added two more breakout sessions to a packed Work Truck Week® 2024 educational program, announced presenters for OEM panel discussions and other training sessions, and extended Green Truck Summit hours.           Work Truck Week 2024 runs March 5–8, 2024, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses Green Truck Summit, The Work Truck Show®, NTEA Annual Meeting, Ride & Drive, educational sessions and more. Green Truck Summit...