June 24, 2020

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Alliance AutoGas, Roush CleanTech initiate progress
Separated only by a Work Truck Show aisle at the sprawling Indiana Convention Center in March, two strong advocates for propane autogas championed new products, projects and partnerships created to help grow the market in the United States. Full story
New video showcases what’s next for propane autogas: renewable propane
In an effort to showcase the zero-emissions outlook of propane autogas, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled a new video highlighting renewable propane: the energy source for fleets now and into the future. Full story

One driver, two trucks? Paving the way to public automation acceptance
Fully autonomous, driverless trucks might one day be a vital link in the American supply chain. But that future still faces regulatory and public acceptance that is likely at least years away, if not longer. Full story

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California
Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project-an innovative collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to successfully introduce battery-electric trucks and equipment into the market at scale.  Full story

ServPro to purchase 1,200 Endurance Electric pickups
ServPro, a national fire and water restoration company, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 1,200 Endurance battery-electric pickup trucks from Lordstown Motors Corp. Full story

NTEA releases updated commercial van resource  
NTEA released Commercial van overview and market data insights, an updated report on the commercial van segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.  Learn more
Upcoming webinars
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 11–11:45 a.m. EDT
Before we can calculate axle weights, we need to gather weights, dimensions and center of gravity information for the truck, body and equipment. This webinar will cover the information required and how to find it. It will include a live demo of the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator, using Class 3 and Class 8 vehicles. 
Presented by  Sorcha O'Grady, director of sales and marketing, TruckScience. Register 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:15 a.m.–noon EDT
Many industry companies have been dealing with large disruptions from COVID-19 and are starting to build tactical plans for the coming year. Understanding established market trends and anticipated developments is critical. Join NTEA's staff economist for valuable insight on the year ahead.
Presented by Steve Latin-Kasper , director of market data and research, NTEA. Register  
GTA members achieving MVP status
NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes eligible companies in the work truck industry for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards.  View current GTA members with MVP status .