Volume 7, Issue 11 Contact the UTA @ 1-877-GETS-UTA or www.uta.org November 2005
For those of you that are at the Warehouses are packed ﬂoor to ceiling with the
convention, we welcome you, generous gifts of the American people.
and believe you will have a fun
and proﬁtable time. We will rebuild, new businesses will emerge, new
Attendance is the largest of our homes will replace the old ones and families will
six conventions. Networking move back in and the Gulf Coast will be stronger
opportunities should be the best and prettier than ever before. Why? Because that’s
you’ve seen in a long time. We the way we Americans are. We are survivors. We are
are grateful for your participation builders. We are creators of new lives. The people of
and the generous support of America have deﬁnitely “Performed a service worthy
our many sponsors. When you of being remembered” (Harold Schafer) and will be
see a sponsor badge, please forever.
take the time to give them a In the same way, we make the UTA what it is today.
special thank you. We all contribute in our own way. Our little
November is always an exciting time of the year. For organization suffers losses also. This year we have four
us Southern folks, it brings us cooler weather. High board members that will be leaving - Jim Sundy,
school, college and pro football gets underway. Justina (Faulkner) Nadolson, Craig Kendall and Tom
Excitement is in the air. Horne. We will be gaining, at least, four new board
members. No different than the Gulf Coast we will
And with Thanksgiving around the corner, we are suffer a loss, but be thankful for the new board
sincerely grateful in giving thanks for our many members. We will carry on, continue to grow and
blessings. This year, Thanksgiving takes on a new become even stronger because of the change. This
meaning as we are reminded to be thankful for the organization is not dependent upon any single indi-
simpler things of life - food, clothing and shelter. vidual, with the strong membership body we have,
the organization can only continue to get better.
With the greatest tragedy our nation has ever
experienced, the hurricanes brought out the largest For those of you that were not at the convention, you
out pouring of support from the people of our entire missed a great time and we missed seeing you. It
country. Our citizens not only gave of themselves, but was fun to see our friends and talk about used trucks,
gave clothes, household items, food, money, and their families and the price of fuel. It is encouraging
most of all, prayer and moral support. Never before to see the younger generations be excited about
in our nation’s history has this type of support been
shown and has the response been so overwhelming. (Continued on page 7)
INSIDE THIS ISSUE GOT NEWS?
2 Industry News Briefs
Expanding a business? Promoting staff? Won an
2 Professional Used Truck Management Graduates award? Opening a new location? Share your
2 Honors news with the UTA Industry Watch. Send
3 Convention Update – Thank You Sponsors! submissions, as well as ideas and comments.
4 Membership News & Views David A. Kolman
4 UTA Professional Education Courses Terry J. Williams
7 Welcome New Members Editors
7 Board News & Views UTA Industry Watch
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INDUSTRY NEWS BRIEFS
ArvinMeritor is selling the assets of its off-highway The Federal Motor Carrier
brake business to Carlisle Braking Products as part of Safety Administration has
its strategy to focus on its core products within the said there will be a
Light and Commercial Vehicle Systems businesses. “transitional period for
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new enforcement” from Oct. 1
hours of service (HOS) regulations became effective through Dec. 31, 2005.
on Oct. 1. Under these rules, truckers:
- May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 GM’s website, gmﬂeet.com, has been revamped
consecutive hours off duty. with all-new features and easier access to
- May not work more than 14 hours after coming information and assistance. New features include: a
on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty. listing of new and upcoming GM vehicle launches,
- May not drive more than 60 hours over a 7-day GMAC payment calculator and useful tools to help
period or 70 hours over an 8-day period. with business vehicle research and acquisition.
- May restart a 7/8 day period after taking 34 or Goodyear has a new medium duty commercial
more consecutive hours off duty. drive tire for city and regional applications that fea-
- Using the sleeper berth provision must take at tures long life and quiet performance. The Unisteel
least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, G182 RSD tire has a deep open lug pattern for
plus 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper improved handling in wet or snowy conditions and a
berth or off duty or any combination of the two graduated tie-bar on the shoulder that provides
added strength, improved traction and reduced
Under the rule’s new short-haul provision, drivers of irregular wear. Goodyear says G182 pre-cure
commercial vehicles which do not require a retreads will be available in early 2006.
Commercial Driver's License and who operate within
a 150 air-mile radius of their normal work reporting International Truck and Engine Corp. has launched its
location: new Class 6 4200 4x4 and 4100 Class 5 conventional.
- May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 The 4200 4x4 is a factory-built four-wheel-drive truck,
consecutive hours off duty. available with 21,500 and 25,999 GVW ratings. The
- Are not required to keep logbooks. 4100, available in 17,800 and 19,500 GVW ratings,
- May not work more than 14 hours after coming has an optional crew cab or extended cab. Both
on duty 5 days a week or after 16 hours after trucks have been designed for maneuverability and
coming on duty 2 days a week. visibility, come with extended and synchronized
service intervals for reduced maintenance and
operating costs and are equipped with
Professional Used Truck Management International’s Diamond Logic electric system which
October 2005 Session
Congratulations to the dealers shown above who Rigﬁnder.com has introduced a new online
completed the October 2005 session of the UTA’s marketplace for ﬁnding or listing medium and heavy
Professional Used Truck Management professional duty trucks and trailers that have leases that can be
education course. They conducted a study of the transferred, thereby providing an alternative to
processes involved in successful management of buying, selling or defaulting on leases. The site allows
used truck sales and marketing, inventory control searching for trucks based on the year, make,
and human resources. model/series and body of the equipment. Trailers
can be searched based on make, model/series and
body length and width. For more information,
contact Jim Sapp at (317) 570-5436 or
Rush Enterprises is buying some of the assets of
Barrett Trucks, a GMC and Isuzu medium duty truck
dealership in Texarkana, TX, and is adding a full line
of Peterbilt trucks. The dealership will operate as a
full-service Rush Truck Center.
Pictured are, front row left to right: Phil Chavez, Diversiﬁed Truck
Center, Fontana, CA; Paul Bidwell, Wieland Trucks, Bay City, MI;
Andy Scheiderer, Columbus Kenworth, Hilliard, OH; Tom Fry,
Cerni Motors, Youngstown, OH.
Back row left to right: Steve York, MHC Kenworth, El Paso TX; Jim Custom Truck Sales, based in Saskatchewan,
Zimmerman, Kenworth of Pennsylvania, Carlisle, PA: Ron Moon, Canada, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a
Housby Mack, Des Moines, IA; Joe Bowersox, Housby Mack, Des
Moines, IA; Rich Newell, SelecTrucks of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. Kenworth dealership.
2 UTA Industry Watch November 2005
UTA 6th Annual Convention
Nov. 2-5, 2005
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
The following companies have sponsored our convention. When you see a representative from one of these
companies, please say hello and thank them for their generous support.
Adesa Corp. Utility Trailer Sales of Dallas
American Trucker Used Truck Inventory.com
Arrow Truck Sales Volvo Trucks North America
ATD/N.A.D.A. Commercial Truck Guide Weldon Manufacturing
Best Used Trucks Western Star Trucks
CAG Truck Capital Wholesale Trucks Of America
Detroit Diesel Corporation
Equipment Data Corp.
Fastline Publications Charity Golf Sponsors
Fort Wayne Vehicle Auction
Bennett Motor Express
Freightliner Market Development Corp.
Bennett Truck Source
Heavy Duty Marketing Associates
Highline Capital Transportation Best Used Trucks
HTAEW.com Best Used Trucks of Kansas City
International Truck & Engine Corp. Bruckners
Intersafe Champion Truck & Trailer
Kenworth Truck Company Chicago Mack Sales & Service
Mack Trucks Crook Motor Co.
My Little Salesman Enterprise Rent-A-Truck
National Auto Research - Black Book General GMC Trucks
National Truck Protection Hunter Truck Sales & Service
Overland Truck Sales Idealease
PacBrake Interstate 65 Truck Sales
Penske Truck Leasing Nalley Motor Trucks
Peterbilt Motors Company
Premium 2000 Plus Warranties
Premium 2000 Plus Warranty
R.L. Polk & Co.
SOARR/Interstate Online Software
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
SOARR/Interstate Online Software Sterling Truck
Sterling Truck The Truck Blue Book
The Truckers Choice Tim Ormsby
Truck Market News Truck Center of America
Truck Remarketing Services Truck Paper
Truck Paper Truck Trader Online
Truckmovers.com Volvo Trucks North America
November 2005 UTA Industry Watch 3
MEMBERSHIP NEWS & VIEWS.
Great Things Going On
I want to say thank you to everyone who is a information at the convention
member of the UTA. Thank you for joining. And a about the new 2007 engines.
special thanks to those of you who have asked
others to join or have worked to make the UTA The UTA continues to work to
better. The UTA is YOUR organization. Thanks for all provide you information about
that each of you do. some of the important changes
coming to our industry in 2007, Craig Kendall
I am happy to report that the UTA has added more 2010 and beyond. We all need
than 100 new members so far this year. to keep learning. The UTA is committed to helping
you and your company stay current regarding
As of Friday September 30, the UTA had 627 information about changes coming to our industry.
members - a fantastic amount. Large membership
numbers was the dream of Jerry Nerman, Jim Sundy, I want to recognize the 2005 UTA Membership
Marvin Gordon and others who started the UTA in Committee. They are:
1995. Tim Ormsby, T & R Truck Sales
Not to get hung up on numbers, but the UTA is Waﬁk Elsanadi, Freightliner Development Corp.,
working! There are some great things going on. committee co-chair
Rich Held, Commercial Truck Sales
The UTA is in discussions with a large national leasing Cyndi Aranyosi, Kirk NationaLease
company to sign up more of its locations. Several Ron Lipman, Truck Enterprises
major ﬂeets, other leasing companies, many dealers
and many suppliers have signed up. Keep checking Al Hess, Wholesale Trucks of America
www.uta.org to see who the new members are and Terry Williams, Truck Blue Book
who is offering new and improved affiliate programs. Marty Crawford, Arrow Truck Sales
You owe it to yourself to check out www.uta.org Hal Dickson, Mack Trucks
I look forward to seeing you in Savannah at the UTA
The UTA’s Sixth Annual Convention will be held at the Convention.
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, GA. We already
had more than 360 people signed up by early If you have suggestions for growing the UTA or
October. Don’t miss this industry roll call. This making it better, please let me or any Membership
Convention will be the best one yet. Committee Member or Board Member know.
Your UTA is working hard to provide more Thanks again.
opportunities for you. One of the things I am pleased
to see is a push to reach out to the medium duty Craig Kendall
dealer community. The UTA’s Medium Duty Chairman - Membership/Affiliates Committee
Committee will be providing some very timely firstname.lastname@example.org
UTA Professional Education Courses
Professional Used Truck Selling Skills When: February 7-9, 2006.
Who: For anyone engaged in selling Why: To increase sales, proﬁts, and turns,
used commercial trucks. lower costs and improve employee per-
What: Focus is on building relationships, qualifying, select- formance.
ing and presenting, handling sales, Cost: UTA members $634.50; non-members $705.
overcoming objections, negotiating, and closing. Fundamentals of Used Truck Sales
Where: San Antonio, TX Who: For new or inexperienced used truck sales reps and
When: November 17-18, 2005 sales rep candidates.
Why: To capture sales that will enable you to sell and deliv- What: Learn trucks, components, performance
er one additional truck per month, every month, and calculations, basic prospecting, the sales process, ﬁnanc-
increase gross proﬁts by 10%. ing, goal setting and time management.
Cost: UTA members $385.50; non-members $425. Where: Nashville, TN.
Professional Used Truck Management When: April 4-6, 2006.
Who: For managers having used truck responsibility and Why: To shorten the learning curve, increase
management candidates. performance and employee satisfaction, and reduce
What: Developing and improving sales and marketing, turnover.
inventory control and employees. Cost: UTA Members $724.50 & Nonmembers $805.00
Where: Las Vegas, NV.
Want to register? Obtain more information? Call Paul Spokas at the HDMA Academy at (336) 643-1961
or go to www.UTA.org or www.hdmainc.com.
4 UTA Industry Watch November 2005
Reﬂections of a Charmed Life
in the Used Truck Business
by Justina Faulkner Nadolson
As my ﬁnal term in office of the Used Truck light in my day, my shoulders to cry on, and they
Association comes to a close, I can’t help but reﬂect believed in me when I was down and not as
on the last 18 years in this business, 9 of which were organized as I might have once been.
spent as part of the Board of Directors for the UTA.
This is my last newsletter article and I thought I would What I found out the hard way was that I also had a
share some thoughts about my charmed life in the few “friends” who showed little sympathy for my
used truck business. plight, took it as an opportunity to focus on my
shortcomings, and destroyed the close relationship
Lesson #1 It is OK to have humble beginnings. It is that (I thought) we had. It was shocking and sad to
what you do with them that counts! realize that I had lumped them all together and that
Few people in our business know that when I only my devastation could bring out their true colors.
accepted a job for American Trucker back in 1987, I’ll never forget those who were there for me during
I began as the receptionist. Who knew what such a difficult time in my life . . . and I will never
opportunities were waiting for me? I took my humble forget those who weren’t. The question is: What kind
beginnings, put myself through night school, and of friend are you?
ended up ﬁlling 13 different roles in the company in
18 years. My last position was Associate Publisher / Lesson #4 Our business is a small one, so ﬁercely
National Sales Manager. guard your integrity and your reputation!
Though we sell trucks and related services across this
Where does your next opportunity lie? Are you great nation and Canada, this business is local.
laying the groundwork for your next promotion or Everybody seems to know everybody and your
career change? Do you have vision about who, reputation will precede you. Whether it is how you
what, and where you want to be? close and deliver a deal or how professional you are,
people know. .. and they tell others. As my mom
Lesson #2 Perform for the job you want, not the job always said, it takes a lifetime to build a great
you have. reputation but just one mistake to ruin it.
In my years as both an employee and manager, I
have found there are two types of individuals: those Lesson #5 If you are doing things for a “pat on the
who perform beyond the expectations, knowing that back”, you are going to be disappointed.
the reward will come later; and those who wait for I don’t know why people seem to have so much
something to happen to them. Fair or unfair, if you trouble giving someone an “attaboy” when they do
are waiting around for a promotion and not a good job, but it seems that is often the case. What
pro-actively proving yourself, you are probably one I realized early on is that good deeds need to be
really disappointed person. done for personal satisfaction…for the pleasure of
knowing you are doing the right thing…for the
Belong to the ﬁrst group and you understand that fulﬁllment that comes from helping others or making
you must prove yourself. Go beyond the “minimum the company (organization, association, family,
required”, take on new tasks, ask for more world, etc) a better place to be. . . and for the
responsibility, be dependable, and work beyond peace that comes when you lay your head on the
your paycheck. If you set yourself up to be pillow at night.
recognized as the one who goes above and
beyond, you will have positioned yourself perfectly Lesson #6 A professional, committed, intelligent
when opportunity presents itself. Those who belong woman can make a difference in a man’s world.
to the second group have the mindset that they will I once wrote an entire article about this particular
begin to perform when the company recognizes topic in a UTA newsletter (see May 2004 at
how great they (think they) are. They wait for the www.uta.org if you want to read it). Suffice it to say
company to pay them what they think they are that I have had a very satisfying career in a man’s
worth before they put forth more effort. world because I used my natural talents, and then
trained myself to acquire other skills I needed to
Lesson #3 You can’t have too many friends, but you survive and ﬂourish in our environment.
don’t know who they really are until you need them.
This was a hard lesson to learn. Over the years in this Lesson #7 You will become like the company you
business I have made many great friends. However, keep.
it took a personal trial in my life for my true friends to Another one of mom’s lessons, but when I got into
shine through and my “fair weather friends” to be the working world I found out how true it is. I have
revealed. seen more people compromised by this principle
than any other. Watch carefully the company you
I began going through a difficult divorce a few years keep . . they will help form who you are whether you
ago. I found that I had a group of friends who were want them to or not.
supportive, uplifting, encouraging, and diligent in
showing me their love in many ways. They were the (Continued on page 6)
November 2005 UTA Industry Watch 5
(Continued from page 5)
Reﬂections of a Charmed Life in the Used Truck Business
by Justina Faulkner Nadolson
If you get your counsel from people with Many of you know Ethan Nadolson for the wonderful
questionable ethics, you will certainly begin to ration- and generous man that he is. All these years in the
alize your questionable decisions. If you hang out business I respected him, but only in the last several
with people who are gossipy and critical, you will ﬁnd months have I really began to understand how
yourself chiming in. If you do business with genuine, kind, and giving he is. I am proud to now
people who give kickbacks, you might eventually be call him husband. Don’t think we didn’t know what
tempted to compromise your principles. kind of uproar all this was going to cause and what
ridiculous rumors would circulate. But the truth is that
On the converse side, if you surround yourself with we were 100% sure that this was the right decision for
positive thinking people, you are more likely to be us and we have been true to ourselves. The bottom
this way. If you get your advice from someone you line is…I was true to myself and married for love.
admire for their high ethics and standards, you can
probably rest easy that their counsel is wise and Regarding my retirement, this was primarily done for
helpful. If you do business with people you learn to my daughter. Her father has a very serious illness
trust and are trustworthy yourself, life will become and she needs me more than ever. I left American
easier for both of you. Trucker on very good terms and continue to enjoy a
wonderful relationship with my very understanding
Lesson #8 One person Can make a difference. and supportive ex-boss, Kyle Eggert. I visit the office
I am going to direct this comment in reference often and still consult with them regularly and he has
speciﬁcally to the UTA. As a member, have you ever told me I am welcome back to work there if I should
sat back and thought about the fact that the UTA ever so choose.
board of directors are all volunteers? Not one
person on that board receives any compensation for We never know what blessings lie ahead for us if we
all the work that they do, yet individual contributions only have the courage. How many times have we
have shaped this organization. Without the vision of not done what was right because we were afraid?
one man, Bear, we would probably not have a How many times have we questioned ourselves and
convention today. Without the vision of another not had the conﬁdence to make a change?
man, Eddie, we would not have set a goal to reach
500 members. Without the dedication of one man, Lesson #10 Embrace your future with a joyful heart.
Marty (and Vince before him), our books would be At the convention in November when I relinquish my
a mess. board position, I will have completed the ﬁnal piece
of the puzzle to leaving my old life behind. It was a
I would like to believe I, as one person, have had a “charmed life” in many ways and very fulﬁlling. There
huge impact on the UTA as Secretary for 9 years and are things about it that I look upon wistfully like the
Convention Chairman for 5 years. The board tells me daily conversations with friends in the business; the
this is true. All I can say is that if you think you, as one position of power I held; the problem-solving and
person, can’t make a difference in this association strategic thinking I was allowed to explore both at
(or anywhere else, for that matter), you are sadly American Trucker and the UTA; the satisfaction of a
mistaken. All it takes is your vision to change the job well done; and having something to write in that
world. blank by “Employer”.
Lesson #9 Be true to yourself. You’ll never know what What I have found so far, though, is that looking
blessings lie ahead for you. backwards really doesn’t get you too far. My new
Many people have asked why I retired from life is like a breath of fresh air with all the possibilities
American Trucker and why I am not running again of making a different type of impact on the lives of
for UTA office. As a matter of fact, there have been my husband, children, and in my community. I have
some very hurtful rumors being spread that are stepped in to a whole new world and ﬁnd myself
simply not true. (Another lesson: People are going to eager to explore every facet of it. While I say thank
talk about you whether you like it or not. I hate that you for all the opportunities you, as UTA members,
one!) Though my personal business should be mine, I have afforded me and good-bye to all of you, I am
don’t mind sharing what so many are curious about. skipping lightly into the future and embracing it with
After many years of platonic friendship, I became a joyful heart. May I invite all of you to do the same?
best friends with a man who had proven himself to
be the type of great friend that I discussed in Lesson May God bless every one of you in your future
3. We talked on the phone, worked together, devel- endeavors. I will never forget you.
oped a product, ran conventions together and were Justina (Faulkner) Nadolson
there for each during difficult times. During all this, email@example.com
we never got sideways with one another… not even
once. We ﬁnally realized that we had fallen in love.
After a very brief and private courtship, we
announced to the world our plans to marry.
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WELCOME New Members!
401 Trucksource Inc, Mike Billette, Maidstone, Ont McDevitt Trucks Inc, Gary
Arrow Truck Sales, George Papp, Kansas City, MO Gobin Sr, Manchester, NH
Arrow Truck Sales, Ken Kosic, Kansas City, MO Mid-Ontario Group, Jason
Badger Truck Center, Ken Puetz, Milwaukee, WI Ker, Barrie, ON
Bayview International Trucks Ltd, Neil Orchard, Mid-State Truck Service Inc, Joel D Strack, Marshﬁeld,
Fredericton, NB WI
Beaver Trucks, Gary Kirk, Winnipeg, MB Paciﬁc Coast Group, John Williams, Surrey, BC
Bennett Motor Express Inc, Dave Rivers, McDonough, Performance Equipment, Keith Brittain, Mississauga,
Big Trucks Inc, Gerry Svoboda, Sioux Falls, SD Premium 2000 Plus Warranty, Bill Marion,
Browns Hunterdon International-Brown Truck Group, Winston-Salem, NC
Corey Brown, Bloomsbury, NJ Redhead Equipment Ltd, Ron Duda, Regina, SK
Cambridge Mack, Sean Whelan, Cambridge, ON River City Equipment Sales Inc, Craig A Scholten,
Camions Montreal, Jean Massimetti, Dorval, QC Grand Rapids, MI
Dealer Manage Inc, David Melosi, Highland, IL SelecTrucks of Indianapolis, Al Rock, Indianapolis, IN
Dressen Used Truck & Trailer Sales, Douglas Dressen, SelecTrucks of Los Angeles, Mark Sturdevant, Fontana,
Duluth, MN CA
Equipment Resources LLC, Helen H Kelly, Piedmont, Sheehans Truck Centre Inc, Dennis Sheehan,
SC Burlington, Ont
Equipment Resources LLC, Michael K Johnson, Sterling Truck Corporation, Shawn Waterman,
Piedmont, SC Redford, MI
Gerrys Truck Centre Ltd, Richard Ross, London, ON Stoops Freightliner, Brian Smith, Ft Wayne, IN
Grande Sales and Service, Tony Gardner, San Surgenor Mack, Bob Mitchell, Ottawa, ON
Antonio, TX Surgenor Truck Centre, Glen Murtagh, Ottawa, Ont
H&L Mack Truck Sales Corp, Mick Johnson, Surgenor Truck Centre Kingston, Ralph Milligan,
Mediapolis, IA Kingston, ON
Hino Trucks, William Westcott, Bloomﬁeld Hills, MI Trax Trux, Kenneth Schoen, Richﬁeld, OH
International Truck & Engine Corp, Christopher B Trax Trux, Randy Self, Auburn, GA
Jones, Conley, GA Truck Center Inc, Charles V Imbler Jr, Tupelo, MS
Liquidation Truck Sales, Sean Dickson, Seguin, TX Volvo Truck Centre Edmonton, Kelly Squires,
London Mack, Norm Learn, London, ON Edmonton, AB
Lounsbury Truck Centre, Warren Rayworth, Moncton, Volvo Trucks Canada Inc, Ted Booth, Mississauga, ON
NB Western Star Trucks, Stanley Skrzypiec, Redford, MI
Mack S & S of Manitoba, Orest Stasiuk, Winnipeg, MB Wisconsin Kenworth, Allen Cash, Oak Creek, WI
Mack S & S of Stoney Creek, Joe Palermo, Stoney
BOARD NEWS & VIEWS.
What A Business!
Clearly, our economy is making a business decision. We communicate with
changing. The high cost of our customers by email. We are constantly learning
fuel, interest rates on the rise, new ways to do business in a constantly changing
unemployment continuing to world.
increase and the constant
mergers and acquisitions, all Finally, I think all of us would agree we have made
affect our business in one form some of our closest friends in this industry. It might be
or another. If you stop and a customer, vendor, employer, fellow employee,
think about it, you will competitor, or just someone else in this business we
realize: “What a Business!” have become friends with. I have met so many great
people in this industry! What a Business!
The industry of which we are a
part of plays such an essential I hope we all realize what a great business we are in.
Tom Horne role in our economy. Over the We should all constantly look for ways to give back to
last several years it has also come into the “High Tech our industry. You can partner with the UTA in an effort
World” of which we all live. We no longer are taking to help raise the level of professionalism in our
Polaroid Pictures of our equipment, but now they are business. I challenge each one of you to have a
digital pictures. All of our inventory is now on the great year. Make a contribution to our industry and
World Wide Web. We walk up to one of our Used make a “Difference”.
Trucks with our Palm Pilot and read the ECM on the Tom Horne
electronic engine to verify miles, hours, fuel mileage, Chairman - Education Endowment/
look for trouble codes and other related information Fund Raiser Committee
pertinent to that unit which can be essential to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2005 UTA Industry Watch 7
Converting to extended coolant. Shell is offering a com- fuel economy, reduced emissions and
pact disc (CD) that provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step noise, longer engine and brake system
guidelines on how to convert a heavy duty diesel engine’s service intervals and lower overall
cooling system from conventional to extended life coolant operating costs. The goal of the project is
using its ELC Conversion Fluid. The CD is available free-of- to develop a full hybrid system that can
charge by calling 800-64-LUBES (800-645-8237) or by visiting launch a heavy duty truck with only
www.Shell-Lubricants.com. electric power. Full hybrids do not require the
engine to idle while stopped. This further reduces the
Freightliner Spotlighting Utility Trucks. Freightliner Trucks amount of fuel consumed and noise
has a new brochure for its Business Class M2 utility truck levels associated with vehicles that stop frequently, such as
product line. The four-color, eight-page brochure showcases refuse trucks.
its 106, 106V, 112 and 112V truck models in a wide range of
utility applications and focuses on the many features and Natural Gas More Economical Than Diesel.
beneﬁts of the M2 product line that are speciﬁcally Heavy-duty natural gas powered vehicles (NGVs) that
beneﬁcial to utility companies. Also included is a detailed meet strict emissions standards are more
list of all standard and optional components for utility cost-effective to own, operate and maintain over their
applications. lifetime than comparable diesel powered vehicles when
the price of crude oil is more than $31 per barrel. So ﬁnds a
Holland Fifth Wheels Back In At Freightliner. The Holland report by TIAX, a product and technology development
Group has announced that several traditional Holland ﬁfth ﬁrm, done for the California Natural Gas Vehicle
wheel models are now available as active options within Partnership. The report noted that projections of diesel
the databooks of the Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling vehicle costs have a higher range of variation than natural
brands. gas vehicle costs because of the uncertainty in the diesel
Mack Displays Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Mack engine technology and emission control equipment
Trucks, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Advanced needed to meet the of 2010 emission standards.
Power Technology Office, has demonstrated a prototype Taking A Look-See at Peterbilt’s Product Lineup. Peterbilt
hybrid electric powertrain for Class 8 trucks. The powertrain has a new 46-page, full-color brochure showcasing its
is mounted in an Air Force R-11 6,000-gallon-capacity Class 6-8 truck lineup and cab/sleeper interiors. It contains
refueler truck built on a Mack RD 6x4 chassis. Diesel hybrid more than 60 photos, product features, available BBC and
electric vehicles combine the power of an electric motor cab/sleeper conﬁgurations and information on Peterbilt’s
with that of a diesel engine. The electric motor assists the numerous customer support resources. The brochure is
diesel in launching the vehicle and regenerates energy available through Peterbilt dealerships, the company’s
during braking. This energy is stored as electrical energy website - www.peterbilt.com - or by calling (800) 552-0024
and is then used in place of diesel fuel. Anticipated and requesting PET-7113.
advantages of hybrid electric technology include better
KOLMAN’S KORNER (Continued from back cover)
- Photographing, videotaping and/or sketching the Possible indicators of suspicious items or vehicles include:
exterior or interior of any facility. - Any unattended backpacks, boxes, containers,
- Without proper identiﬁcation entering your facility luggage and/or packages in an elevator, hallway,
claiming to be a contractor, law enforcement officer, lobby, restroom, snack bar or stairwell of your facility.
reporter or a service technician. - Any item that could be an improvised explosive
These are some possible indicators of suspicious activity: device (for example items with visible wires,
antennas, batteries, timing devices, metal or plastic
- Two or more unidentiﬁed individuals observed pipe with each end capped or covered).
loitering near a facility or in the lobby of a facility. NOTE: Untrained personnel should not examine or
- Individuals or groups who are uncooperative if move a possible improvised explosive device and
challenged by a company/company security area must be cleared.
employee. - Rental vehicles/trailers parked near a facility, parked
- Individuals or groups who appear at your facility at or near the loading dock, or located in the parking
without prior notiﬁcation or clearance and claim to lot without prior authorization.
be contractors or service technicians. - Any vehicle that appears to be overloaded or has
- Unidentiﬁed individuals attempting to deliver any substance leaking from it.
packages or other items to an office or to a speciﬁc - Any vehicle parked illegally or parked at an unusual
- Unidentiﬁed individuals attempting to remove - Any type of vehicle that appears to be abandoned
property from an office or a facility without proper (for example has an expired or missing inspection
authorization. sticker or registration plate).
- Unidentiﬁed individuals who appear to be
conducting surveillance of a facility (for example Source: Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security.
sitting in a vehicle for an extended period of time David A. Kolman
and/or taking photographs or videotaping). Editor
- An unidentiﬁed individual observed placing an “UTA Industry Watch”
object or a package outside a facility and departing email@example.com
8 UTA Industry Watch November 2005
Engine manufacturer step up to the plate on
used engine warranty and support issues
As you may recall, at the used truck dealers and used truck managers in their
beginning of the year in our AOR:
newsletter, I challenged the Cat-yes Cummins-yes Detroit-no
engine manufacturers to
work on providing the used Current used truck engine warranty literature is being
truck industry with tools to distributed to OEM dealers, used truck managers and
help all used truck dealers independent dealers:
understand the various used Cat-no Cummins-yes Detroit-no
engine warranty programs, We have a toll free number for help with used truck
provide easy to use engine warranty issues:
reference materials on their Cat-yes Cummins-yes Detroit-no toll free
programs, make their number but has
websites more “used truck call center for help
Steve “Bear” Nadolson
friendly”, encourage their 313-592-5800
area representatives to visit
used truck managers and independent dealers to We have used truck engine warranty window stick-
support their programs and provide help and ers, banners, posters for use by the dealer in their
information, distribute support literature to this same offices and on their lots:
group, provide toll free numbers for help, and Cat-no Cummins-no Detroit-no
provide point of sale banners and posters to draw I encourage you all to discuss these issues with Scott
attention to their used truck engine programs. Faulkner from Caterpillar, Alberto Alcala with
Each manufacturer was contacted by me mid-year Cummins, and Jeff Lasley with Detroit diesel. All three
for updates on their progress and that was also will be at our convention in Savannah.
reported in our newsletter. To report on their progress Each of them have projects in various stages of
and provide a year end wrap up by convention, I completion that I am sure they would be more than
sent out a checklist to Cat, Cummins, and Detroit. happy to discuss with you there.
Here is a recap of their progress: I would like to commend all three of the gentlemen
We have created quick reference cards or booklets mentioned above for their candid and forthright
for sales people: contributions to this project and for their time and
Cat-yes Cummins-yes Detroit-no efforts. Each of them were open and all are really
willing to make changes to strengthen their used
We have an easy-to-use used truck website with truck engine programs.
information on used truck engine warranties with
printable forms: As always, if you have any questions or comments
Cat-yes Cummins-yes Detroit-roll out target you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
date Oct 15th. Steve “Bear” Nadolson
We have instructed our engine reps to make calls on Chairman, UTA
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our industry. We are all wondering how our Events
customers keep buying used trucks with the high
cost of fuel. The only answer we came up with is Calendar
that the nation moves on trucks, new and used.
Good for our industry and good for America that November 2-5
we “Keep On Trucking.” Used Truck Association Convention
Give thanks for our blessings and continue to pray Hyatt Regency
for our neighbors that have had losses. Be extra Savannah, GA
thankful you live in this free and generous country. www.uta.org; (941) 492-2429
Remember: “It isn’t what you have in your pocket December 2-4
that makes you thankful, but what you have in your American Towman Exposition
heart.” Baltimore Exposition Center
-- Eddie Walker Baltimore, MD
UTA President www.towman.com; 800-732-3869
November 2005 UTA Industry Watch 9
What Are You Doing To Help Prevent Terrorism?
As we have seen from recent events, terrorism remains a - Dressed in oversized or
serious threat. What exactly is terrorism? Law enforcement inappropriate clothing (for
deﬁnes terrorism as the unlawful use of, or threatened use example a long heavy coat in
of, force or violence against individuals or property to warm weather) that appears to
intimidate or coerce a government, its citizens or any seg- be concealing something.
ment thereof to further certain political, social religious or - Entering a facility carrying an
ideological objectives. oversized backpack or a large
To prevent and deter terrorist attacks, each of us needs to suitcase.
be alert for things that “DLR” - security speak for “Don’t - In a facility with no visible
Look Right.” company issued identiﬁcation.
David A. Kolman
- Who when challenged by a
You can do your part by recognizing, observing and
company employee, doesn’t respond or doesn’t
reporting to law enforcement unusual or suspicious persons
provide a reasonable explanation for his/her actions.
and activities which might pose a security threat, especial-
ly at or near key facilities such as - Asking speciﬁc questions about your facility (for
government, military, utility and fueling sites, example about security related matters).
roadways and infrastructure, ports and airports. - Asking questions about key agency personnel (for
example their normal arrival or departure times,
Here are some possible indicators of suspicious vehicle, their parking space).
persons. An unidentiﬁed individual:
- Trying to deliver a package or other item to an office
- Loitering near a facility or in the lobby of a facility for or to a speciﬁc person.
an extended period of time.
- Wandering throughout a facility. (Continued on page 8)
– Quintessential Quote –
“Everyone appreciates being appreciated. Catch people red-handed in the act of doing something right
each day - and praise them for it.” -- Bob Moawad.
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