Fleet professionals are tasked with providing safe, reliable and compliant vehicles for their organization. In many cases, fleet professionals that design these work trucks only have indirect control and/or input on how these vehicles are used after being placed in service. One of the biggest concerns is understanding the consequences of operating overloaded vehicles. This includes drivability issues, reliability and maintenance concerns, and the regulatory impacts and liability risks associated with operating overloaded vehicles. With some forethought in the vehicle design phase and broad-based education for all stakeholders, these issues can be minimized, if not completely eliminated.
A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended The Work Truck Show 2019 as Work Truck Week continues to grow in an evolving commercial truck industry. Event highlights included vehicle introductions, equipment demonstrations, expanded educational opportunities, and the industry's broadest display of vocational trucks and equipment.
During the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, FUSO unveiled its new FUSO FE180 gasoline-powered cabover truck. This extension of gasoline-powered trucks offered by FUSO and exclusively for the North America marks the FE GAS series as the new standard in work trucks.
Mack Trucks has introduced a new package for customers that will further maximize their uptime via Mack Over The Air, Mack's best-in-class remote programming solution that allows for remote software updates and the setting of vehicle parameters.
Mack Trucks' factory-installed auxiliary axles on Mack Granite models now feature standard shock absorbers for improved ride comfort, durability and tire life. Mack made the announcement at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Stellar Industries has developed an innovative new electric crane to help operators save weight on their mechanics trucks. The new lightweight Stellar EC3200 Aluminum telescopic service crane — the mechanics truck market's only aluminum service crane — was shown this week at The Work Truck Show
More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.
New technology and the work truck industry's continued emphasis on achieving zero emissions are the focus of the 2019 Green Truck Summit, held with Fleet Technical Congress and The Work Truck Show 2019, which run March 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
NTEA developed the Rear Visibility F/CMVSS 111 Field of View Conformity Manual to capture the latest regulatory information in the U.S. and Canada. This edition now includes conformance mandates that take effect in Canada in 2019, providing a more complete representation of field of view requirements for commercial vehicle companies in North America.
NTEA is introducing an enhanced member benefit and business planning tool — Work Truck Industry Financial Benchmarking Survey. This research initiative gathers financial and operating ratio information from truck equipment manufacturers and distributors to produce the industry's most comprehensive benchmarking study.