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April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Mickey Truck Bodies Appears at PepsiCo Fleet Training

Mickey Truck Bodies worked with Lay's to develop their potato chip delivery truck. (Photo courtesy of Mickey Truck Bodies)

PepsiCo fleet supervisors, managers, and field personnel who attended the soft drink and snack food giant’s Technical Training Summit last month in Arlington, Texas, took time out from their class schedules to visit with all the vendors who support the Pepsi and Frito-Lay brands, including Mickey Truck Bodies.

Tags: PepsiCo, Upfitters, Mickey Truck Bodies, Van Bodies

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utilimaster, NAFA Institute & Expo, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Concept Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Vehicle Modifiers

March 29, 2018 - Press Release

Morgan Truck Body Details New Connecticut Plant

Morgan Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of medium-duty truck bodies, shared additional details of its plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Names 2018 Innovation Awards

Photo of Innovation Award presented to Workhorse courtesy of The Work Truck Show.

The Most Innovative Vehicle award went to Workhorse for its W-15 electric pickup truck, the Most Innovative Safety Product award was presented to J.W. Speaker Corporation for the Model 8910 Evolution 2 LED headlight, and the Most Innovative Truck Equipment honor went to CARR for its Factory Step.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Workhorse, Awards

March 12, 2018 - Press Release

IMT Revamps Website for Enhanced Experience

The new website features a modern interface and is designed with the customer experience in mind. (Image courtesy of IMT)

The redeveloped site offers essential product information and features, a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of IMT, and dealer access to a new Distributor Resource Center.

Tags: IMT, New Website, Website Design, Iowa Mold Tooling Co.

March 12, 2018 - Press Release

Stellar Industries Names New Sales Manager

Kevin Harmon, Mid-South regional sales manager for Stellar Industries.

Stellar Industries, Inc. has named Kevin Harmon its new Mid-South Regional Sales Manager.

Tags: Stellar Industries, Promotions, Cranes, Upfitters, Truck-Mounted Equipment

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Shows Intelligent Upfit Technology at Work Truck Show

Originally released with the 2017 Ford Super Duty, now available on the 2018 Super Duty, and slated for the 2019 model year, Ford will be demonstrating the capabilities of its Upfitter Interface Module (UIM) at its booth at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Upfitting

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Photo of Ranger Design's shelving and flooring options by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring system at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

Tags: Ranger Design, Van Equipment, Van Shelving, Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Truck Bodies, Aluminum

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard's Steel Truck Rack is designed for easy installation and can secure loads of up to 1,000 pounds. Photo: Weather Guard

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Weather Guard, Storage, Roof Racks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC Savana, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ship-Thru, Knapheide, Adrian Steel

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Provides Customized Cabover to Landscaping Fleet

Photo courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has delivered several customized FTR cabover trucks to a large landscaping fleet that included a body from Supreme Industries with a reinforced load floor and other features based on feedback from the fleet, Isuzu has announced.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Landscaping Fleets, Cabovers, Isuzu FTR, Supreme Corp.

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Former VT Hackney CEO Joins Mickey Truck Bodies

TUCKER

Mike Tucker, the former President & CEO of VT Hackney, Inc., and a 27-year veteran of the company has joined Mickey Truck Bodies as Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth & Business Development.

Tags: Promotions, Upfitters, Mickey Truck Bodies, VT Hackney

January 22, 2018 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Employees to Take 'The Plunge'

It can be chilly in the Polar Bear Plunge! (Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni)

A dozen Stertil-Koni employees and friends will throw caution to the frigid winds and icy waters to raise money, spirits – and possibly some heart rates – at the 2018 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Charity, Stertil-Koni

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Upfitters

January 5, 2018 - Press Release

Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

Tags: Kinedyne, Recognition, Women in Fleet, Women's Business Enterprises

December 21, 2017 - Press Release

TODCO Names Director of Sales

Joe Owen, president of TODCO, announced that Chris Mihalik has joined the TODCO team as director of sales. TODCO is the Transportation Division of the Overhead Door Corporation.

Tags: Roll-Up Doors, Todco

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec'ing, and fuel.

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

Tags: Work Truck Magazine, Upfitting, Fuel Management, ELDs, Full-Service Leasing, Leasing, Telematics

November 15, 2017 - Press Release

Wheels Recognizes Upfit Supplier of the Year

(From left to right) Ahsan Rahim, COO, Wheels; Dave Decker, director, strategic planning, Canfield; Nate Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield; Larry Gibson, president and CEO, Canfield; Joe Brightwell, supply chain manager, Wheels; Steve Wolff, VP of operations, Wheels

Wheels Inc. named Canfield Equipment as the recipient of its 2017 Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for performance excellence, exemplary service, and innovation. This is the second year the award has been presented by the fleet management company.

Tags: Awards, Wheels Inc., Upfitters, Fleet Management Companies

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Dejana Opens Underground Ship-Thru Facility

Dejana's new  ship-thru facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis. (Photo: Dejana)

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Dejana Truck Equipment, Upfitters

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Nissan TItan XD Adds Snow Plow Prep Package

The new Snow Plow Prep Package features high-capacity, heavy-duty front springs and is available for use with five leading snow plow manufacturers. (Photo courtesy of Nissan)

Though winter officially doesn’t start until December 21, the 2018 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup will be ready for the worst the season can throw at it with the arrival of a new Snow Plow Prep Package.

Tags: Winter Driving, Nissan, SnowEx, Meyer, Snow Plow, Western, Nissan Titan, Fisher, Boss

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

LINE-X Launches Fleet Upfitting Solution

Photo of pickup truck upfitted by LINE-X courtesy of LINE-X.

LINE-X, a provider of protective coatings and spray-on bed-liners, has launched a new service that offers complete light- and medium-duty work truck upfitting. The service offers a quick turnaround, discounts of up to 15%, and centralized control over jobs being completed at multiple shops all across North America.

Tags: Upfitting, LINE-X, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Upfitters

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Utilimaster, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 20, 2017 - Press Release

BrandFX Moves Production to Iowa

In an effort to streamline and centralize its production, BrandFX, a manufacturer of composite bodies for service and line trucks, announced its production move to Pocahontas, Iowa.

Tags: Service Bodies, Branding, Upfitters, Production Facility

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