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Bureau of Labor Statistics Creates Price Indexes

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) created four new producer price indexes (PPIs) for the truck equipment industry — two codes for vans, one for service bodies and one for upfits.

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Stellar Names Assistant Product Manager

Adam Oppermann has joined the Stellar team as an assistant product manager where he will be instrumental in helping plan, organize, and control new product development from conceptual stage thru the product lifecycle.

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Spartan Motors Names President, Fleet Vehicles and Services

Spartan Motors, Inc., announced the appointment of Tom Ninneman as president of Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS), which includes the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands,

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

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Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has opened a new truck modification center in Laredo, Texas, adjacent to the TruckMovers consolidation and dispatching operation. Photo: Fontaine Modification

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Fontaine Modification Opens Texas Facility

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has moved its Laredo, Texas, modification center to a new location 14 miles down the road.

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Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

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Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

The song “Brave Men”, is from Colton’s TIME IS NOW album, and is a tribute to all that served in America’s Armed Forces. (Screen Capture from Music Video)

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Patriotic Music Video Features JASPER Associate Veterans

Ride N High Records recording artist, Colton James, produced a special music video for Jasper Engines & Transmissions, in conjunction with the company's 75th Anniversary celebration.

Wabash National’s refrigerated truck bodies are constructed using state-of-the-art bonding assembly technology combined with a revolutionary patent-pending composite panel, providing up to 25% improvement in thermal efficiency when compared to conventional designs. (Screen capture from YouTube)

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American Metals Supply Moves Steel with Wabash

American Metals Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of sheet and coil steel, prefabricated duct and fittings, and HVACR products operates from seven locations and distributes products to nine Midwest states. To assist in their product transportation needs, they turned to Wabash Truck Bodies.

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Dejana Acquires Arrowhead Equipment

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, an upfitter and manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment and a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced it has acquired Arrowhead Equipment, Inc.

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