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The truck service benefits of data integration

The way we’ve compacted a lot of daily tools into one easy to use device has made such an impact for people with busy lives. The convenience of having everything you need at your fingertips allows for us an efficient way of getting things done. When it comes to fleet operations, it is no different.

2023 HDAW event theme is ‘Shift. Adapt. Grow.’

Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) have recently announced “Shift. Adapt. Grow.” as the theme for HDAW ’23. This year’s event will take place Jan. 16-19, 2023 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. This year’s HDAW ’23 will offer more pre-scheduled opportunities on Tuesday and unscheduled meetings on Thursday afternoon. The

Verizon Connect introduces new EV features for Reveal

Mobile workforce managers looking to make more informed investment and planning decisions as they consider moving to electric vehicles (EVs) from their gasoline-powered ones will benefit from new enhancements, developed exclusively for EVs, in the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management platform. For those customers who have already made the leap to EVs, the new updates

Vander Haag’s announces new Louisville, Kentucky location

HDA Truck Pride member Vander Haag’s recently announced its newest store now open in Louisville, Kentucky, located at 405 Maclean Ave, Suite 5D. Vander Haag’s other locations include Spencer, Des Moines, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kansas City, Missouri, Winamac and Indianapolis, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio.

Phillips Connect promotes new vice president

Phillips Connect has promoted Cliff Creech to vice president of customer engineering. In this role, Creech will be responsible for customizing telematics solutions to meet customer needs, leading product/feature development, integrating third-party products, and other support functions within Phillips Connect to deliver the highest quality and best solutions for their customers. Creech joined Phillips Connect

Work Truck Solutions adds Manheim Vehicles to VAST

Work Truck Solutions has added Manheim Vehicles to its Vehicle Acquisition Search Tool (VAST). With the addition of Manheim, VAST now has more than 50,000 commercial vehicles available.  The company says dealers can use VAST to find inventory from auctions, fleets, rental companies and other sources from one platform. With VAST, commercial dealers can narrow

Don Ake to retire from FTR 

Don Ake retired from FTR at the end of September. Ake has been the vice president of commercial vehicles at FTR since 2013. His responsibilities included forecasting and analysis of the Class 8, commercial trailers, and medium duty truck markets. Ake began his career in the industry with equipment supplier Hendrickson in 1993 and has

Meyle unveils its first climate-neutral product range

Meyle HD has unveiled its first climate-neutral product range in the independent aftermarket. The company aims to be climate-neutral by 2030. Meyle is now working with ClimatePartner to compensate for the CO2 emissions associated with Meyle HD parts in the steering and suspension category. These parts are largely manufactured at the company’s own plant in Turkey, which

First Call Truck Parts announces new Thomasville, Georgia location

HDA Truck Pride member First Call Truck Parts, based in Tallahassee, Fla., is opening its newest location in Thomasville, Georgia. The branch will be located at 1113 West Jackson Street. First Call Truck Parts has been servicing the tri-state area in the Southeast for over 20 years. First Call Truck Parts is a partner with

Kenworth T680 Next Gen to transport U.S. capitol Christmas tree

A Kenworth T680 Next Generation will transport the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the national forests in North Carolina to Washington, D.C., with stops en route to a full slate of community celebrations. This year’s U.S. capitol Christmas tree – a 78-foot tall Red Spruce – is scheduled to be harvested on November 2 from the Pisgah National Forest

U.S. energy secretary experiences the Volvo VNR Electric

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm recently visited with Volvo Group leaders while touring TEC Equipment, the company’s first EV-certified dealership selling and servicing Mack and Volvo Trucks’ electric Class 8 models, in Fontana, California. Secretary Granholm discussed the transformative investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to increase access to affordable electric vehicles,

Werner Enterprises to secure 500 X15H engines from Cummins

Werner Enterprises has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability. The two companies announced earlier this year that Werner Enterprises plans to validate and integrate Cummins’15-liter natural gas and Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines, both part of Cummins’ fuel agnostic platform, into their fleet. Hydrogen engines offer