Category: Toolbox

5 TRENDS SHAPING FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL AUTOMOTIVE IN 2024

The commercial automotive industry stands at the crossroads of economic challenges, evolving customer needs, and a dynamic environmental landscape, setting the stage for a transformative journey in 2024. As a new year unfolds, bringing fresh goals, evolving regulations, and expanded opportunities, let’s delve into the five pivotal trends that promise to shape the industry’s future. Dealerships pivot towards commercial customer obsession In a changing economy where inflation and interest rates have hit the brakes rapidly for retail buyers, dealerships are likely to pivot towards commercial...

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...

KNAPHEIDE BLOG: 5 WAYS TO GET YOUR BUSINESS FOUND ONLINE

First Published at Knapheide.com/blog These days, it’s not enough to just have a website. After all, there are billions, yes, you read that right, BILLIONS, of web pages out there. And even though many of those pages have no relevance to your business’s site, they’re still your competition. Their content and make-up can make it challenging for search engine users to find you, even when the users are purposefully looking. So, the question is, what are you doing to set your website apart from the others?...

HOW TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ‘NET ZERO’ ROADMAP

In a recent survey, Gartner found that 65% of decisions being made today are more complex (involving more stakeholders or choices) than they were two years ago – and the lines between strategic, tactical, and operational decisions are blurring.One very complex challenge is deciding on the right approach for your company as you navigate the seemingly inevitable pathway to ‘net zero’. Most of us in the commercial vehicle industry have been watching, sometimes cynically, as EVs have been forced into that commercial decision tree by...

Fleet Advisory Hub: Telling the story of tomorrow’s fleet in a new way, today

New tools and technologies are disrupting the commercial vehicle and fleet industry, making it essential for dealers, product manufacturers and service providers to get two steps ahead of their customers’ ever-changing needs.  To do that it takes a broad set of data-driven insights for the 360-degree view of the pressures, concerns, and influences that are driving small, medium and large fleet decisions ranging from EV adoption (or other zero/low emission options), to services such as fleet management, charging, and mobile maintenance. And, of course, each...

LISTEN: Launch of NuPropel – Candy McCollum, COMVOY

Steve Henning, Senior Director of Marketing, Work Truck Solutions recently had a conversation with Candy McCollum, Business Development Manager, Comvoy.com. During their chat, they discussed the launch of NuPropel, the resource for advanced fuel solutions in the commercial vehicle space. Tune in to hear how NuPropel might be a terrific resource for you and your business.

WATCH+LISTEN: DRIVING SOLUTIONS – CBT News + Work Truck Solutions

WATCH AND READ MORE HERE The automotive industry has experienced notable shifts in car buying behavior over the last five years, even in the commercial vehicle segment. Since 2022, fleet customers have been a primary source of sales for manufacturers, with many owing their unexpectedly fast post-pandemic recoveries to business clients. On this episode of Driving Solutions, host Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Kathryn Schifferle, founder and chief visionary officer at Work Truck Solutions. Schifferle has extensive knowledge of the commercial vehicle sector and the car buying behavior...

Reading Truck Open Houses from East to West

Following their rebranding launch, Reading Truck was excited to showcase their facilities, products and services by holding open houses at six Reading Truck centers on the East and West Coasts. Hosting its valued customers and dealers, Reading highlighted their breadth of capabilities and services. “The open houses were a great way to connect with our customers and discuss how we can continue to support their evolving needs,” explained Jason Connell, President, Reading Truck Center. The open houses presented Reading Truck’s full line-up of its latest...

THE TOOLBOX NEWS: READING TRUCK 24TH ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT

READING TRUCK 24TH ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT Reading Truck was in full SWING on Tuesday, October 3rd for their 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Outing and Product Showcase. The local event took place on a beautiful day at Foxchase Golf Club in Stevens, PA. Customers, vendors and team members were greeted with a showcase of products from Reading Truck, as well as representatives from Leer and Masterack before being sent off to enjoy an afternoon to hone their golf skills. After dinner, they recognized those...