The event will be highlighted by keynote speeches from NFL Hall of Famers.
Electric trucks, chassis, bodies and related equipment are among the new products launching at Work Truck Week 2022, North America’s largest work truck event. New electric vehicles are the focus of many of the 27 press conferences scheduled for Work Truck Week. The Shyft Group will reveal an all-new electric vehicle on a purpose-built Class 3 chassis platform, along
Registration and housing are now open for Work Truck Week 2022, which is returning to Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Work Truck Week includes Work Truck Show exhibits, education and training, Green Truck Summit, a Ride and Drive and multiple networking activities. Work Truck Week 2022 includes new online features such as on-demand exhibitor listings, product information and
Last week, Fleet Equipment visited the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, where we caught up on the latest news and equipment from the medium-duty, vocational and construction segments. Scroll to the bottom of this post for links to all the news from the show, and in the meantime, enjoy a photo gallery of
As part of its ongoing effort to provide fleet executives with valuable resources, NTEA, the association for the work truck industry, regularly releases articles and other technical materials. Recently, an article by George Survant, senior director of fleet relations at the association and a veteran fleet manager himself, provided some very helpful advice on how
FedEx makes the largest commercial electric vehicle purchase in the U.S., continues the zero-emissions trend
In a groundbreaking decision, FedEx Corp. is expanding its fleet to include 1,000 new electric vehicles. The Chanje V8100 medium-duty electric panel vans will be operated by FedEx Express in commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in California. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder System.
NTEA has launched the Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator, a web-based, interactive tool that provides vehicle specification and weight information. This tool is an NTEA member benefit at no cost and not available for public purchase. “NTEA is pleased to provide this unique tool to the membership,” said Steve Spata, NTEA’s technical
As light- and medium-duty work trucks become more complex, well-written specifications are increasingly important for avoiding costly mistakes. That is the key message in an article by Christopher Lyon, director of fleet relations at NTEA, as part of the organization’s efforts to provide resources for improving operational efficiency and fleet performance. Efficient vocational vehicle specifications
Fleet efficiencies are intertwined with operational needs. To be effective, fleet managers need to know how to measure operational needs. According to Christopher Lyon, director of fleet relations for NTEA, there are several approaches that help quantify necessary functional requirements while filtering out end-user operator demands, often communicated as needs. “In the end, fleet
According to the NTEA’s Fleet Purchasing Outlook study, biodiesel is now the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market. Survey data shows 18% of fleets use biodiesel now, up from 15% in 2015. Biodiesel also came in first in the survey in terms of future interest. “The evolution of alternative fuel technologies is
The Work Truck Show 2016 takes place between March 1-4 in Indianapolis, and companies making announcements at the show include Mitubishi Fuso of America, Inc.; Cummins Inc.; Mack Trucks; and International Truck, the show reported. Kenworth Truck Co., Ford Commercial Vehicles, Ram Commercial and Knapheide Manufacturing Co. also have scheduled press briefings at the show.
Earlier in 2015, as part of a larger package of energy legislation, a bill introduced to fund research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. At the end of the year, H.R. 4106, the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA), was brought to the House of Representatives.