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June 23, 2016 - Press Release

Mickey Employees Make ‘Clean’ Sweep for High Point

<br />Mickey employees take to the streets of High Point to help Keep America Beautiful. (PHOTO: Mickey Truck Bodies)<br /><br />

Twenty-four Mickey Truck Body employees volunteered for the “Great American Clean Up” in High Point, N.C., this spring as part of a nationwide initiative sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

Tags: Charity, Mickey Truck Bodies, Keep America Beautiful

June 22, 2016 - Industry News

Douglas Dynamics Buys Medium-Duty Upfitter Dejana

Photo: Dejana

Douglas Dynamics has agreed to acquire medium-duty truck upfitter Dejana Truck and Utility equipment for $206 million It is expected to close the deal during the third quarter of 2016.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dejana Truck Equipment, Upfitters

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body Taking Orders for Classic II, SL Service Bodies

The Classic II Service Body (PHOTO: Reading Truck Body)

After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford F-250 Added to Trilliant Technology Tour

PHOTO: GROTE

Grote Industries has added a new 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck to its Trilliant Technology Tour lineup, which includes three vehicles outfitted with lighting products designed and manufactured using Grote’s cutting-edge LED technology.

Tags: Ford F-250, Ford, LED Lighting, Training & Education, Grote Industries, Trilliant Technology Tour

May 24, 2016 - Product News

Knapheide's KUV Body Sheds 650 Pounds

Screenshot via Knapheide.

Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Knapheide, Van Equipment, Chassis Cab Vans

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Adrian Steel Offers Composite Van Partitions

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Cargo Vans, Partitions

April 19, 2016 - Product News

Donlen Adding Upfit Status to FleetWeb

Donlen is adding an upfitting status tool to its FleetWeb fleet management software system, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: NAFA Institute & Expo, Donlen, Fleet Management Software, Fleet Management Companies, Order to Delivery

April 18, 2016 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Louisville Location Now Open

Auto Truck's Louisville location has moved to a new facility and is now open for business.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Service Center

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Donates Custom Transit to Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has donated a custom Transit Van to support the Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts in southeast Michigan, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Transit, Disaster Relief, Salvation Army

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

Final FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule differs in numerous ways from the agency&#39;s original proposal.

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

April 1, 2016 - Press Release

Ranger Design Distributor Named Master Upfitter

Ranger Design Inc.'s distributor, Kodiak Upfitters LLC, has been granted the status of Master Upfitter 2015-2016 by Daimler Vans/Mercedes-Benz America.

Tags: Upfitting, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Ranger Design

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

FCA Pushes Jeep Products to the Limit with Safari

Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept. Photo: FCA

Seven new Jeep concept vehicles, featuring an array of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers, will conquer the challenging trails of Moab, Utah, at the Easter Jeep Safari.

Tags: Jeep, Mopar, Concept Vehicles

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Sortimo Van Partition, Shelving Lineup Expanded

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Sortimo by Knapheide has added several van partitions and shelving products to its Exxpand lineup, the partnership announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Sortimo, Partitions, Van Equipment

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Ranger Design Introduces Van Partition

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design has launched its new Max View Clear Top Composite safety partition to separate cargo from the passenger cabin in vans such as the Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Ram ProMaster City.

Tags: Ranger Design, Safety, Van Upfitting

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, 2017-MY, Ford Transit Connect

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Photo courtesy of Motive Power Systems.

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

Tags: Morgan Olson, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans, Electric Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride

February 26, 2016 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas to Convert F-150 at Work Truck Show

The Ford F-150 truck to be converted March 3. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas will be converting a bi-fuel 2016 3.5L Ford F-150 V-6 on March 3 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Photo courtesy of Niyato

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Fontaine Opens F-650/F-750 Upfitting Center in Ohio

Photo of 2016 F-750 truck courtesy of Ford.

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.

Tags: Ford, Fontaine Modification, Ford F-650, Food and Beverage Fleets, Ship-Thru, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Truck Equipment

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

Tags: Spec'ing, Terex, Utility Fleets

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Appoints Four to Sales, Marketing Roles

(Clockwise from top left) Corey Stanley, Matt McGowan, Mike Peterson, and Sean Otterberg

Auto Truck Group has hired or promoted four associates to its sales and marketing departments, the work truck upfitter announced.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, New Hire, Promotions

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Bodies

December 21, 2015 - Product News

Cobham Now Offering CNG Storage Tanks for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Cobham

The defense and aerospace technology company's two new Type 4 compressed natural gas storage tanks have been successfully qualified, marking its entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Natural Gas Trucks, CNG Tanks, Cobham

December 17, 2015 - Press Release

Stellar Exits Kiefer Trailer Manufacturing Business

Stellar Industries announced that it will close its Kiefer Manufacturing facility in Sneedville, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2015, and transition its Kanawha, Iowa, operation to a Stellar company effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Tags: Stellar Industries, Trailers, Corporate Restructuring

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