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January 19, 2017 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Hires Midwest Fleet Sales Manager

Klinghoffer

Auto Truck Group has hired Jeff Kinghoffer as a fleet sales manager for the Midwest territory, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: New Hire, Fleet Sales, Auto Truck Group, Upfitters

January 12, 2017 - Press Release

Wheels Names Midway Upfit Supplier of the Year

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles as the recipient of its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Wheels Inc., Midway Specialty Vehicles, Awards

January 11, 2017 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Hires Fleet Sales Manager

Einbinder

Auto Truck Group has hired Nicole Einbinder as a fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: New Hire, Fleet Sales, Auto Truck Group

January 10, 2017 - Press Release

Warranty Extended on Elliott BoomTruck Cranes

All new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. (Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment)

Elliott Equipment Company announced that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty.

Tags: Warranty, Cranes, Boom Trucks, Elliott Equipment

January 5, 2017 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Sales Manager Returns to Upfitter

Petrizzo

Peter Petrizzo has returned to the Auto Truck Group's sales team as fleet sales manager, where he will be responsible for the development and performance in the newly created vocational sales segment and will cover the construction and landscape markets.

Tags: New Hire, Auto Truck Group

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2016

The 2016 calendar-year brought about more new-vehicle launches, an increased interest in upfitting and truck spec'ing, continued concerns about controlling fuel costs, and new technology and features on trucks than ever before.

Tags: Upfitting, Isuzu, Ram Truck, Ford, Truck Specs

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Names Dondlinger President

Pete Dondlinger

Pete Dondlinger is replacing Jim Dondlinger as president of the Auto Truck Group, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Senior Management, Promotions

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 News Items in 2016

Photos on the top (L-R) are the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward and the Isuzu FTR. Photos on the bottom are the Ram Chassis Cab and GM Cutaway Van (Photos from news items)

In the 2016 calendar-year, the top news was all about vehicles. From new-vehicle launches to changes and enhancements, even autonomous truck deliveries, this year was about innovation.

Tags: Isuzu, Cummins, Ram Truck, Ford, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Autonomous Vehicles, Spartan, General Motors

December 7, 2016 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Appoints Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has appointed Scott Walters as a fleet sales manager who will specialize in growing the company's upfitting business for Mercedes-Benz vans.

Tags: New Hire, Auto Truck Group, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

Photo courtesy of Auto Truck Group.

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Section 179, Small Fleets, Taxation

November 23, 2016 - Industry News

Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, Tablets, Mobile Apps

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Full-Size Vans

November 7, 2016 - Press Release

Knapheide Inventory Now Searchable with Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions, an online platform for commercial truck inventory searches by body type and chassis, has partnered with Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Tags: Knapheide, Work Truck Solutions

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, Reebok Team Up on Tough Road Trip

Ford and Reebok #FitTruck (photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road on one of the most pumped-up fitness tours, spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks this fall.

Tags: Ford, Reebok, Fitness

October 18, 2016 - Press Release

Midway Specialty Vehicles Earns Wheels Supplier Award

(From r. to l.) Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain Manager, Wheels; Mike Violi, President and CEO, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Mark Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Service Vehicles, Wheels; Russ Gilpin, Vice President Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Michael Violi, Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Brad Brubaker, CFO, Midway Specialty Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Wheels, Inc.

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles with its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Midway Specialty Vehicles, Wheels Inc., Awards

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Accessories Group Acquires SNUGTOP

Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG), announces the acquisition of Custom Fibreglass Manufacturing Co. d/b/a SNUGTOP.

Tags: Truck Accessories Group, SnugTop, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 26, 2016 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Names Director of Fleet Sales

FOSTER

Auto Truck Group announced the appointment of Joe Foster to director of fleet sales, effective immediately.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, New Hire/Promotion

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Van Ship-Thru Starts Oct. 1

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Auto Truck Group's new facility will be located in Summerville, S.C. seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz van plant. The new service center is expected to be operational by Oct. 1.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Auto Truck Group, Ship-Thru, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Upfitting

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group's Western GM to Retire

Hayes

Steve Hayes, the Auto Truck Group's western region general manager, will retire on Sept. 2. Hayes finishes a 24-year career at the company and more than 35 years in the truck industry.

Tags: Retirement, Auto Truck Group

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Morgan Plans to Build Midwest Truck Body Plant

Photo: Morgan Corporation

Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.

Tags: Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies, Manufacturing

August 1, 2016 - Press Release

Knapheide Adds Ship-Thru Capabilities for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of MBUSA.

Knapheide announced its ability to now provide van and cutaway based upfit solutions for the Mercedes Sprinter and Metris along with ship-thru capabilities to service regional and national fleet customers and fleet management companies.

Tags: Knapheide, Ship-Thru, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans. The OEM is also rolling out a value-priced Metris Worker model, as well as expanding its Worker lineup for the Sprinter.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ship-Thru

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Reading Group Offers Online Inventory Access

Photo courtesy of The Reading Group.

Work Truck Solutions has partnered with The Reading Group to provide up-to-date bailment pool inventory online.

Tags: Bailment Pools, The Reading Group, Work Truck Solutions, Online Inventory

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth's Body Builder Manual Assists in Planning

A bumper to back-of-cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches enables the K270 and K370 (pictured) to haul more payload with a shorter overall length. (PHOTO: Kenworth)

The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Upfitters, Body Builders

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Upfitters Announced

Photo of Chevrolet Low Cab Forward models courtesy of GM.

General Motors has struck ship-thru deals with Morgan Corp. and Supreme Corp. to add bodies to the first Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks expected to arrive in late August, according to a General Motors Fleet sales manager.

Tags: General Motors, Ship-Thru, Cabovers, 2017-MY, Order-to-Delivery

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