Last week, Peterbilt Motors Company unveiled the all-new medium duty Model 535 and Model 536, designed for the Class 5/6 non-CDL lease and rental markets.
“This year has proved to be a very big year for Peterbilt, first with the launch of the New Model 579 and now with launch of the new Model 535 and Model 536. The medium duty segment is integral to Peterbilt’s business and we have seen great gains in market share since the launch of our first medium duty truck back in 1995,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.
“These trucks are a perfect fit for the growing lightweight lease, rental and pick-up and delivery markets with their versatility, excellent efficiency and uptime”.
By Mike Sheldrick, Senior Editor
For months now, Amazon has been trumpeting its plan to introduce 10,000 electric delivery vans in 2022 and 100,000 by 2030.
Intel's Mobileye and Udelv have just upped the ante in the futures game by unveiling plans to produce 35,000 driverless electric delivery vans between 2023 and 2028.
Intel bought Mobileye in 2017, and Udelv is a well-funded Silicon Valley start-up. It's no late-comer to equipping autonomous delivery vehicles. It has partnered with Wal-Mart since 2019 and claims to have made thousands of automated deliveries around the U.S. in the past few years for a number of retailers.
Udelv's emphasis has been on the last mile of delivery although it plans to also enter other vehicle fields, including taxi services.
By Ed Pierce, ITA Communications. Fleet
The pandemic has sped the need for fleet service providers to find more effective means of winning and keeping business in a digital business world.
Account-based marketing moves beyond disparate lead generation, sales, customer service, and account management programs to deliver a winning strategy for the entire customer relationship journey.
Part III reviews a list of metrics to ensure ABM success.
Your sales and customer-facing teams all are communicating with key account contacts with personalized, account-specific messages to key contacts. Sales, marketing and account management teams must coordinate messaging for ads, emails and content to ensure they strategically reinforce the intended theme and deliver the intended action – sales funnel progress, relationship strengthening, and so on.
Merchants Fleet already had a good transportation network that allowed for delivery and pickup in all 50 states. But with all that happened last year, it needed to be improved, so they came up with ReadyFleet, featuring delivery vehicles that were essentially ready to go with only a couple of weeks lead time.
Chevy has confirmed that it will build an electric version of its Silverado pickup truck. This upcoming Chevy EV will go up against the upcoming electric Ford F-150 and the countless other electric trucks promised to hit the market soon.
GM claims that it will offer up to 400 miles of range on a single charge, and it will feature the company's Ultium battery packs.
Chevy also said that the electric Silverado will be offered in both work-oriented fleet and snazzier retail versions. Its impending arrival won't affect the gasoline-powered Silverado for now, as Chevy says that it is planning an update for the current internal-combustion Silverado lineup, likely for the 2022 model year.
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