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February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Mickey Truck Bodies Announces Expansion Plans

The new facility, which is expected to be operational in July 2017, will house a total of 15 bays for liftgate installations and chassis preparation.

Tags: Upfitting, Liftgates, Mickey Truck Bodies

February 15, 2017 - Press Release

Ranger Design Donates to Montreal Hospital

Ranger Design has donated $100,000 to the Montreal Neurological Institute to help the hospital launch its Neuro-Palliative Care program, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Charity, Ranger Design

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Todco Holds 'Oldest Door' Contest to Mark 60th Anniversary

Todco is celebrating its 60th anniversary of manufacturing dry freight and insulated roll-up doors, dry freight swing doors, walk ramps, and aftermarket parts.

Tags: Anniversary, Roll-Up Doors, Todco

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Sets Up Van Upfitting Near Transit Plant

Spartan Motors' fleet upfitting division has opened a new assembly facility in Kansas City to provide fleets with tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles in close proximity to Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant that produces the Transit full-size van.

Tags: Upfitting, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Ship-Thru, Van Equipment

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

Tags: Upfitting, Mercedes-Benz, Chicago Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Concept Vehicles, Ship-Thru

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites, acquiring its service body line. (Photo courtesy of PalFleet)

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Upfitting, Palfinger, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions, PalFleet

January 27, 2017 - Press Release

Vanner Hires Business Development Manager for Engine Power Tech

Postiglione

Commercial vehicle power product supplier Vanner has hired Carl Postiglione as business development manager for its Revolution technology.

Tags: Vanner, New Hire, Engines

January 25, 2017 - Press Release

Dejana Names Business Development Manager

PECK

Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company, LLC, announced the addition of Elizabeth Peck to its National Fleet Sales Team.

Tags: Dejana Truck Equipment, New Hire

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

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: Fleet Sales, Auto Truck Group, New Hire

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: Auto Truck Group, New Hire

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

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

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