Category: News

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...

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...

WTW2024 | A Decade of Success: Ford Pro Marks 10th Anniversary of Transit Van in America with Upgrades to E-Transit, Charging & Software

A Decade of Success: Ford Pro Marks 10th Anniversary of Transit Van in America with Upgrades to E-Transit, Charging & Software DEARBORN, Mich., March 5, 2024 – Ford Transit®—America’s iconic No. 1 bestselling commercial van1—celebrates a decade in-market and its 10th year of U.S. production and sales with enhancements to E-Transit™ range and new charging, software and integrated solutions, helping to ease the transition to electric and maximize benefits for commercial customers.    Ford Transit History: A Legacy of Hard-Working Versatility Transit has provided customers with the power of choice across...

LISTEN: LAUNCH OF SEASON FOUR OF OUR PODCAST WITH A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING 2024 WORK TRUCK WEEK

Kathryn Schifferle, CVO Work Truck Solutions launches the 4th season of the Commercial Vehicle Pro Podcast – Introducing Kristean Von der Heiden, Work Truck Solutions’ new Enterprise Channel Sales Manager. The two discuss the challenges of finding just the right flow and tone for the Commercial Vehicle Business Market and how one might utilize the upcoming 2024 Work Truck Week for their advantage – and to add to their proverbial toolbox. Come connect the dots with us!

CALENDAR: Green Drives Conference and Expo

VISIT TO REGISTER! WhenThursday, May 9, 2024from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT) WherePowering Chicago – IBEW/NECA Technical Institute – 6201 West 115th Street – Alsip, IL RegistrationTICKETS Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation is excited to present the annual Green Drives Conference & Expo on Thursday, May 9, 2024, hosted by Powering Chicago at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, Illinois. Green Drives – one of the largest clean-transportation conferences held in the Midwest – is a must-attend event for government officials, commercial and municipal fleet managers,...

NEW TAILLIGHT UPGRADE OPTION FOR KNAPHEIDE PLATFORM TRUCK BODIES

First Published at Knapheide.com/Blog We all know that taillights are essential for safety. However, not all taillights are equal. Until recently, only OEM chassis cab taillights were available for Knapheide Platform Bodies. And while those taillights are capable of the basic necessary functions, they lack a capability needed by many work truck users: strobe. The strobe taillight is designed to a emit bright, flashing light. This lighting is an important safety feature for work truck users, as it helps increase visibility, especially in low-light or high-traffic...

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,...

Clarience Technologies Acquires Safe Fleet to Expand Safety Technology Portfolio, Broaden Customer Reach into new Market Segments

Southfield, MI, Feb 15, 2024 – Clarience Technologies, a global provider of visibility and safety technology solutions for transportation, announced today that it has acquired Safe Fleet, a leader in safety solutions for fleet vehicles, reinforcing the company’s mission to bring total visibility to transportation by providing technologies that enhance safety, security and productivity for customers across the industry. “Clarience Technologies and Safe Fleet share a common mission of making transportation safer and smarter through technology,” said Brian Kupchella, Chief Executive Officer of Clarience Technologies. “The...

Reading Truck Announces the Acquisition of General Truck Body

READING, Pa.–(Business Wire)–The Reading Truck Group, LLC (Reading Truck) announced that it has acquired General Body Manufacturing Company (DBA: General Truck Body). General Truck Body, a current Reading distributor, is a well-established south-central manufacturer and upfitter of work truck bodies, equipment and custom engineered trucks with three locations in Texas and one in Kentucky. The acquisition of General Truck Body increases the total number of Reading Truck locations to 28 facilities nationwide. Founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in the early 1900’s, Morris Levitch expanded General...

Take the latest commercial EVs, trucks and technology for a spin at Work Truck Week® 2024 Ride & Drive

Attendees can experience 19 vehicles March 6–7 in Indianapolis FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2024) — Go beyond “hands-on,” and get “on-road” experience with the latest work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week Ride & Drive. Held as part of Work Truck Week® 2024, Ride & Drive is free and open to all event attendees on a first-come, first-served basis March 6–7, from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Choose from 19 vehicles, including all-electric vans, trucks and chassis, as well as internal combustion vehicles featuring advanced technology to improve...