Truck Equipment en It’s time to say goodbye <div class="field-deck"> July 2017 Editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Almost 43 years ago, I pulled up in front of a two-story house in Houston’s most notoriously funky neighborhood. And now it’s over. The fastest 42 years I have ever lived. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts Snow & Ice Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Truck Equipment Distributors, Upfitters Chassis News Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:19:00 +0000 63801 at New VP of sales at Ridewell <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ridewell&nbsp;Suspensions announced that Justin Cravens has been named vice president of sales for Ridewell as of&nbsp;October 1.&nbsp;Cravens is an 18-year-veteran with the company, serving as regional sales manager for both the north-central and south-central regions.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +0000 63551 at Omaha Standard Palfinger hires new regional sales manager <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Omaha Standard Palfinger, located in Council Bluffs, IA, has appointed new regional sales manager David Phillips, who will cover the Midwest territory.</p> <p>In this capacity reporting to national sales manager Brian Heffron, Phillips will sell all Omaha Standard Palfinger products, with a strong promotion of PALFINGER Service Cranes (PSC) and PAL Pro Mechanics Trucks. Meanwhile, he will also focus on solidifying an excellent distribution and service network experience for their end customers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:28:00 +0000 63541 at Palfinger names Loch new VP of supply chain management <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Michael Loch has been appointed VP of Supply Chain Management,&nbsp;a new position to strengthen the strategic sourcing position of&nbsp;PALFINGER in Business Area North America.</p> <p>Loch brings over 35 years of related supply chain management experience to PALFINGER. In this capacity reporting to Randy Wingenroth, VP Operations-North America, he will work to drive cooperation, consolidation and improvements throughout the supply chain, while developing strategic supply partners.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:09:00 +0000 63321 at New Michelin tire for vocational segments <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN X MultiTM D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:24:00 +0000 63031 at Vehicle-to-vehicle communication: Message to truck manufacturers remains unclear <div class="field-deck"> Expert addresses various myths and says timelines for truck platooning and independent operation are ‘ambitious’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NHTSA published a vehicle-to-vehicle communication Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require wireless communication technology on all new vehicles. Read the myths and implications for the trucking industry</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:10:00 +0000 62871 at Petersen Industries Names River City Hydraulics as 2016 Dealer of the Year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Petersen Industries has honored River City Hydraulics as 2016 Dealer of the Year.&nbsp; Petersen gives this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.</p> <p>Company owners Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen presented River City Hydraulics regional sales managers Roger Williams and Jamie McCoy with a personalized trophy and an Authorized Dealer Petersen Industries&rsquo; logo sign at the recent Waste Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. River City Hydraulics was previously awarded Dealer of the Year in 2014.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 62481 at ‘Energy’ invigorates Work Truck Show <div class="field-deck"> North America’s largest work truck event draws 11,799 to Indianapolis; Keane installed as 53rd NTEA president </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Work Truck Show 2017 showed the ongoing evolution of the commercial truck industry displaying advances in electrification, diesel, gasoline, and advanced fuel powertrains, light-weighting, and even augmented reality and solar power. Here are the highlights.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Distributors, Upfitters Fri, 05 May 2017 20:44:00 +0000 61471 at Riding the “final mile” to profits or loss <div class="field-deck"> April 2017 editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why e-commerce matters to the commercial truck and trailer industry and why truck body and trailer manufacturers are offering new products for this market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Fri, 05 May 2017 14:29:00 +0000 61391 at Technology—3D CAD, 3D scanning, 3D printing—is reducing costs, saving time, eliminating waste, and speeding up production <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturing takes step up </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Rapid Prototyping for Small and Mid-Sized Companies,” exploring the product development life cycle from design to manufacturing and its technologies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Distributors, Upfitters Fri, 05 May 2017 13:33:00 +0000 61511 at