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New Publications Release Date is  December 6th!


We’ve Come a Long Way –     October 2023

Most of us know technology evolves and can help move us forward. But, it can also be overwhelming at times due to the speed of change.
Check out our most recent publications where we highlight several different developments that can help us keep up with what’s happening in the Commercial Vehicle ecosystem. 

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  • To support the entire network of businesses in the ecosystem and increase their connectedness through the exchange of ideas with peers;
  • To offer education plus exposure to resources, procedures and best practices being used by others in the industry;
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Propane Council Calls Attention to Energy Resiliency for National Propane Day

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2023) – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is celebrating the second annual National Propane Day on October 7, 2023. National Propane Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the ways propane keeps America running and to highlight all the benefits propane offers, including for fleet owners and transportation directors. “Fleet owners need a reliable and resilient energy source they can count on to meet their demanding duty cycles—whether they’re transporting students safely to and from school, ensuring goods are delivered on time, or...


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...

LISTEN: DeliveryCon Preview – Candy McCollum, Business Development Manager, Comvoy + Steve Henning, Senior Director of Marketing, WTS

Steve Henning, Senior Director of Marketing, Work Truck Solutions sat down with Candy McCollum, Business Development Manager, Comvoy to discuss the new and upcoming DeliveryCon If you’re in the delivery business, from first mile, to middle mile to final mile, you know how critical the trucks and vans that deliver goods are to your success. And if you’ve shopped for delivery vehicles, or any type of vehicle for your business, you may have used in your search. In this session, Candy and Steve talk about DeliveryCon, what attendees might learn, and how helps...

Before You Lose Them: Customize Your Lead Response for Commercial

Your First Irrelevant Communication to a Commercial Customer is The Last You’ll Get By Alicia Von Bokel – Performance Manager – Maritz Automotive The “One Size Fits All” Method If you are like most stores, you likely have a specific Internet/BDC department to handle your website, 3rd party and all Internet leads.  Whether you have a specific BDC department that turns over leads to the sales team, or you have a “cradle-to-grave” approach to closing leads, your store has a process for that. What your...

LISTEN: Fall 2023 CVBSummit Preview- Jim Press, Senior Advisor + Kathryn Schifferle, CVO – Work Truck Solutions

Kathryn Schifferle, CVO and Jim Press, Senior Advisor of Work Truck Solutions sat down to discuss the upcoming Fall 2023 CVBSummit – Fireside Chat style. Don’t Forget to Register for the Fall 2023 CVBSummit –Reminder – even if you can not attend any or all days, as long as you register you will get  priority access to the Summit’s Videos and Resources!

LISTEN: Commercial Vehicle Pro Podcast with Work Truck Solutions – Spotlight on Upcoming October 2023 Digital Dealer

Commercial vehicle sales has historically been based on relationships with business owners/fleet buyers. But, if you aren’t using technology and digital tools to enhance these relationships, you’re missing out! Check out the conversation Steve Henning had with Kathryn Schifferle, founder and CVO of Work Truck Solutions, about these very topics – and the opportunity to see more at Digital Dealer in Las Vegas. Don’t forget to attend Digital Dealer in Las Vegas, NV!

Adrian Steel Unveils Groundbreaking Truck Upfit Products Based on Their Best-Selling Van Lines

September 29, 2023 – Adrian Steel, a pioneer in innovative vehicle upfit solutions, is thrilled to introduce its newest product line tailored specifically for hardworking tradespeople who depend on their trucks every day. This strategic move aims to bring the same efficiency-enhancing benefits of their famed van upfits, now to truck owners. “Our mission has always been to create products that make the lives of professionals easier and safer,” said George Bernwanger, Chief Engineer at Adrian Steel. “Understanding the growing use of trucks in the...

LISTEN: Commercial Vehicle Pro Podcast- Javier Lozano Jr. CMO Wrapmate with Kathryn Schifferle CVO Work Truck Solutions

Kathryn Schifferle, CVO of Work Truck Solutions sat down with Javier Lozano Jr., CMO of Wrapmate to talk about the importance of “Putting Large Stickers on Vehicles” – from the advertisement needs to data tools to the necessity of marketing on wheels. Javier will be the Keynote speaker on the first day of the Fall 2023 Commercial Vehicle Business Summit, October 25th and 26th! Be sure to REGISTER!


FERRELLGAS PROPANE Ferrellgas is a propane provider and trusted partner for approximately 1 million customers across the United States. Their service technicians pick up and deliver propane tanks in various sizes to customer locations across a wide geographic area. THE CHALLENGETy Tucker, service technician with Ferrellgas, operates a ser¬vice truck to load and unload propane tanks for residential use.Tucker needed a reliable, easy-to-use crane to keep his deliv¬eries on track. The crane had to be able to withstand different weather conditions and job sites, while...

The Blended Future of AltFuels In Commercial Transportation

Amid the clamor surrounding the rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs), there lies an unspoken reality—the commercial transportation industry is just not on a path of singular dependence on EVs. The complex balance between environmental responsibility and commercial transportation cannot be satisfied solely by vehicle electrification, it also depends on the diverse potential of alternative fuels. Conversations within the commercial vehicle industry make it increasingly clear that renewable fuels, hydrogen, and propane, the silent stalwarts of the alternative energy industry, will not be relegated to the...