We invited Alan Levy, founder of Crestline Auto Transport, to spend a few minutes with us talking about the commercial vehicle transportation business. During the conversation, Alan shared a bit of the history of the company, how he got into the commercial/fleet transportation space and a couple fun stories about some of the more unique vehicles they’ve transported. Most importantly, he also shared his thoughts on some critical components of the transport business.
Online: CV Buying in the Future | CVBSummit Spring 2023
CVBS Spring 2023 Panel explores the future of online commercial vehicle acquisitions.
• Aaron Johnson (Moderator) – CEO of Work Truck Solutions
• Jameel Ghata, Chief Strategy Officer at PAVE, Tucker Erickson, Managing Director of Holman Risk Partners
• Dr. Germana Paterlini, COO/Co-Founder of Certusoft
• Eric Foster, Head of Marketing at Taycor Financial
The Future of Automotive Commercial | CVBSummit Spring 2023
A casual conversation ranging from AI in transportation to drone cargo delivery to recycled natural gas and more with Kathryn Schifferle, Founder/CVO of Work Truck Solutions, and Steve Greenfield, Founder & CEO of Automotive Ventures.
The Future of CV Design | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Mark Hope, COO & GM at EAVX, explores the different ways current global challenges are influencing zero-emission vehicle design.
Mapping the Future | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Live demo of Commercial Vehicle 360 dashboards with John Bankes, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Advisory Solutions at Escalent, and Kathryn Schifferle, founder and CVO of Work Truck Solutions.
CVs EV Futurish | CVBSummit Spring 2023
CVBS Spring 2023 Panel digs into the practical side of clean vehicle adoption in the commercial vehicle industry.
• Gregory Skinner (Moderator) Vice President, Strategic Insights at Escalent
• Gary Schmidt, SVP Sales & Marketing at Motiv, Todd Mouw, EVP of Sales & Marketing at Roush Clean Tech
• Omar B. Sandlin II, Sr Vice President Sales & Business Development at Cenntro Automotive
• Sara Montalat Verdú, Director of Program Management at Xos.
Graduating from Dealerships | CVBSummit Spring 2023
CVBS Spring 2023 Panel explores the difference between "service department" and "CV Maintenance Repair & Operations."
• Jim Press (Moderator), Dan Bryan, General Manager at Ricart to Business
• Mark Williams, Fleet / Commercial Director at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet
• Norm Gilbert, Commercial Manager at AutoNation Ford Memphis
• Scot Wingo, CEO and Co-Founder of Spiffy
Investing in the CV Future | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Daryl Adams, President and CEO of the Shyft Group, discusses parcel fleets, EV infrastructure trends, and more in his keynote presentation.
Day 2 Opening Welcome | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Kathryn Schifferle, Founder and CVO at Work Truck Solutions, recaps day 1 then kicks off day two of the CVBS Spring 2023.
Ford's Futurish | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Karen AG Krodel, Commercial Business Manager at Ford Motor Company, delves into how Ford’s Productivity Accelerator helps B2B dealers expand their value to their customers.
Futurish | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Tony Rimas, Venture Partner with Autotech Ventures, reveals how diversification, customer insights, and mindset play a role in addressing future-ish challenges to your business.
Mapping The Future of Commercial Vehicle Insights | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Live demo of Escalent’s Commercial Vehicle 360 data dashboards with John Bankes, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Advisory Solutions at Escalent, and Kathryn Schifferle, founder and CVO of Work Truck Solutions.
Illuminating Options: The CV Future | CVBSummit Spring 2023
CVBS Spring 2023 Panel explores the fluid landscape of operational options from financing to telematics to data and beyond.
Lauren Fletcher (Moderator) - Work Truck Magazine/Bobit, Executive Editor
Dania Rich-Spencer - Escalent, VP Automotive & Mobility
Ann Brodette - Mitsubishi HC Capital America, SVP of Sales, Eastern Region
Michele Pierog - ParkMyFleet, Chief Strategy Officer
How to Think of the Future of CVs w/ Gregory Skinner | CVBSummit Spring 2023
Gregory Skinner, Vice President, Strategic Insights at Escalent, brings a little order to the whirlwind of change in the commercial vehicle industry.
Key Themes and Technologies Shaping The Future of Commercial Truck Retail | CVBSummit Spring 2023
CVBS Spring 2023 Panel discusses key themes and technologies shaping the future of commercial truck retail.
• Jim Press (Moderator)
• Mandar Dighe - Knapheide, Global Sales/Marketing and Business Development Executive
• Dave Herring - Mitsubishi HC Capital America, SVP of Sales, Western Region
• Debbie Shust - Navistar, Vice President, Medium Duty Truck Business
Day one of the CVBS Spring 2023 kicks off with an outlook on the adoption of 0% Emissions regulations in the commercial vehicle industry with Kathryn Schifferle, Founder and CVO at Work Truck Solutions, and Andrew Wrobel, Director, Commercial Vehicle, Fleet Research and Advisory Practice at Escalent.
Video at https://youtu.be/7hM3OsenS88
Taylor Steinberg, former corporate trainer at Knapheide, and commercial-vehicle industry authority, was on hand at Work Truck Week 2023 to commemorate Knapheide’s 175th anniversary with their History Booth display. Steinberg shared several modern-day truck features and business terms associated with the historical timeframe of Knapheide’s early days, including work truck frame width and the origin of the word “tire.”
Next, Steinberg highlighted the 1924 Ford Model TT, explaining Knapheide’s work upfitting these early work horses with custom-built bodies.
Moving on to the 1955 Chevrolet C6400 truck, Steinberg told of Knapheide’s work upfitting these early work horses with custom-built bodies.
Last, but definitely not least, Steinberg showcased the Chevrolet C10 Truck - The original truck chassis has been upfitted with a new one-off Heritage service body designed and built to 1971 specifications.
Mandar Dighe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Knapheide, discusses Knapheide’s cautiously optimistic approach to designing bodies for specific makes and models of EVs.
Mandar Dighe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Knapheide, talks about Knapheide’s 175th anniversary and how the future will be built around solution-based design.
Russ Wallace, Product Manager at Switch-N-Go, debuts Switch-N-Go’s first system designed specifically for commercial EVs. Wallace explains how their current electrical systems combined with their brand new all-aluminum bodies combine to provide good payload capacities in medium-duty work trucks.
Russ Wallace, Product Manager at Switch-N-Go, explains the design benefits of their 2nd generation system, which boasts a significant reduction in loading friction as well as improved serviceability and durability. Wallace also looks at how installer feedback prompted updates to give their bumper a more universal fit among various makes and models of work trucks.
Russ Wallace, Product Manager at Switch-N-Go, reveals the influences on their company’s beginning. Wallace explains how customer demand for medium-duty applications as well as for commercial EVs, affects Switch ‘N Go’s product development.
Ian Lahmer, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Venco Venturo, explains how upfitters benefit from attending Work Truck Week. Lahmer also demos how new features in Venco Venturo body design improve upfit installation and post-install repairs.
Gabby Haines, Marketing Manager at Adrian Steel, highlights a prototype upfit for a truck for situations when a light-duty van is no longer available.