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Volume 7, Issue 11 Contact the UTA @ 1-877-GETS-UTA or www.uta.org November 2005 President’s Message… 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 8 File Cabinet 18521 Brick Store Road, Suite 400 9 Engine Manufacturers Warranty & Support Issues Hampstead, MD 21074 9 Industry Events Calendar Phone: (877)-GETS-UTA 10 Kolman’s Korner Fax: 410-374-9196 How are YOU supporting the UTA? E-mail: email@example.com 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 compliance and 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 is self-diagnosing. 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 jsapp@rigﬁnder.com. 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. [photo attached] 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. HONORS 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 Hyatt Regency Savannah, Georgia 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 Caterpillar Inc. Cobalt Finance Coldiron Companies Cummins, Inc. Detroit Diesel Corporation Eaton 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 Onewaytrailers.com HTAEW.com 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 Ryder Systems 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 every week. 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. 6 UTA Industry Watch November 2005 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, GA Ont 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 Creek, ON 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 FILE CABINET 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 person. location. - 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 the area. 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 President’s Message… (Continued from page 1) Industry 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 KOLMAN’S KORNER 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. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206 P.O. BOX 603 USED TRUCK ASSOCIATION
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