During a continuous stream of news that often highlights struggles, challenges, and crises, it becomes crucial to acknowledge the positive happenings in the work truck fleet industry.
With a focus on uplifting stories, we have curated a collection of the most inspiring news highlights as of June 2023. These stories will surely bring a smile to your face and provide a much-needed boost of inspiration in these demanding times.
Top Fleet Stories
Here are the top eight fleet stories of the month to brighten your day from June.
- Kenworth Celebrates 100th Anniversary — To celebrate Kenworth's 100th anniversary, a specially designed trailer and history exhibit is touring North America. This Great Dane 53-ft. step-deck van provides visitors with the brand's history and advancements that will continue to shape its future.
- Women in Automotive History — Women in Trucking recently spotlighted the remarkable history of Charlotte Bridgwood, whose windshield wiper invention revolutionized driving experiences for everyone. Discovering Bridgwood's story is a fascinating journey into automotive history and a testament to her innovative spirit in striving to enhance everyday technologies.
- June Is Automotive Service Professionals Month — Automotive service professionals are employed at general repair shops, vehicle dealerships, and service stations nationwide. They perform essential service to the motoring public by keeping their vehicles in safe, dependable operating conditions.
- Isuzu Produces 100,000th N-Series Gas Truck — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America celebrated its 100,000th gasoline-powered N-Series truck at the Builtmore Contract Manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Michigan.
- Truckers Traveling With Pets — A Truckstop survey found that 50% of owner-operator truck drivers travel with their pets for emotional support. And 46% would consider a different occupation if they could not travel with their pet(s).
- Emergency Alerts Growing — The Uconnect connected-vehicle platform in over 1.8 million Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep brand vehicles in North America include the Emergency Vehicle Alert System feature. This notifies drivers of active fire trucks, ambulances, and other roadway hazards. Future developments aim to expand the system's capabilities to include alerts for disabled passenger and commercial vehicles in proximity, further improving driver awareness.