Category: OEMS

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...

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...

LISTEN: WTW24 | REE

Jake Obert, Senior Director of Sales and Kim Mathers, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, REE Automotive sat down with us the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 and discussed the P7C Cab Chassis, first time showing in the USA, as well as the highlights from their attendance!https://ree.auto/

LISTEN: WTW24 | MULLEN AUTOMOTIVE

Kaitlyn Deleary, Assistant Marketing Director and Clay Okabayashi, Director of Sales at Mullen Automotive sat down on the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 to showcase new and existing products and highlight the needs to come out to shows.https://www.mullenusa.com/ Be sure to check out Mullen on NuPropel!

Daimler Truck North America’s First Battery-Electric Freightliner eM2 Box Trucks Hit the Road

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 14, 2024) — Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) announces the delivery of its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks, after the start of series production of the medium-duty electric vehicles at the end of 2023. The Freightliner eM2, manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Portland, Oregon, has since been distributed to customers across the country. PITT OHIO, a leading transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2. The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks, which PITT OHIO is integrating...

WTW24: Mack Begins Production of Mack® MD Electric, Customers Begin Receiving Delivery

INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2024) – Mack Trucks recently began production of its second battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Mack® MD Electric, and delivered units to several customers, who are using the truck in a variety of applications. Mack delivered the Mack MD Electric to ABF Freight, DC Logistics, Mission Linen and Pronto Freight Ways to begin operations and testing. Mack made the announcement at the NTEA – Work Truck Association’s Work Truck Week 2024, March 5-8, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. “We’re thrilled that the Mack...

GM Fuel Cell Pilot Program Extends Beyond Hydrogen Trucks to Create Blueprint for Low-Emissions Worksites

DETROIT – When it comes to electrification, GM is serious about introducing a range of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles and applications. From lithium-ion batteries to hydrogen fuel cells, GM is dedicated to helping other companies integrate these solutions into their business operations — and that extends beyond just the fuel cells and batteries.  GM’s latest fuel cell-related project is a hydrogen-based worksite ecosystem, centered around its fleet of medium duty fuel cell trucks. With funding awarded from the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 3 program and the Hydrogen...

WTW24: Ram Launches Next-generation ‘Ram Professional’ Full Commercial Mobility Solutions

March 5, 2024 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Ram announced today the new Ram Professional commercial vehicle division with full-service customer mobility and value solutions. Ram Professional will make its debut at the upcoming 2024 National Truck and Equipment (NTEA) Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis on March 6.  As a key brand within Stellantis Pro One, the enhanced strategic offensive to achieve commercial vehicle business global leadership, Ram Professional will play a pivotal role in North America to achieve the company’s Dare Forward 2030 global plan targets to reduce the...

ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF AMERICA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF ISUZU TRUCKS IN THE U.S. MARKET

Company Poised Success of Next 40 Years with New Electric Truck, Redesigned Cab ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s bestselling low-cab-forward trucks, has begun celebrating the 40th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market.Isuzu Commercial Truck of America—then called Isuzu Truck of America, Inc.—was founded on March 16, 1984.The first Isuzu truck, the KS22, arrived in the United States in November 1984.That 87-horsepower truck was quickly embraced by American truck buyers who were looking fora medium-duty truck with durability, efficiency,...