Industry News: May 2021

The latest news from around the industry

HBS Systems announces integration with Kubota
HBS Systems announced an advanced telematics integration with Kubota. This integration will strengthen the support NetView ECO provides to Kubota dealerships throughout North America. Benefits to Kubota dealers include tracking unit location for dealer and customer-owned fleets, creation of geo-fence job sites to receive notifications, minimized theft and potential misuse, and customizable management through Service Connect, accessible from anywhere on any device.

Daniel "Boone" Larsen
Daniel "Boone" Larsen

Larsen retires from Felling Trailers
Daniel “Boone” Larsen, Felling Trailers’ Great Lakes regional sales manager recently retired. The 40-year industry veteran joined the Felling team in July of 2010 as its Midwest and Southeast U.S. regional sales manager. He provided dealer support for 15 states spanning from Minnesota to Virginia, to Florida to Mississippi. In the fall of 2014, Boone reduced his coverage area to the Great Lakes Region to provide more focused dealer support to the Felling Trailers’ dealer base in the Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota regions.

VMAC recognized as Best Workplace in Canada
VMAC was again recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada for 2021. The list is compiled by Great Place To Work. To be considered, organizations must first be Great Place To Work certified. Then employees must complete a comprehensive anonymous survey and agree over an array of criteria that their workplace is a great place to work. Finally, an in-depth review of the organization’s culture is conducted.

Custom Truck One Source and NESCO combine
Custom Truck One Source and NESCO have combined into one company. With over 40 locations, the combined Custom Truck One Source will create a one-stop-shop provider of specialty rental equipment. The company will offer an 8,800-piece rental fleet, source NESCO’s parts, tools and accessories, and provide varied equipment offerings of Custom Truck, like roll-offs, dump trucks, water trucks, vacuum trucks and trailers.

Kondex launches online store for HDD products 
Kondex launched its online store, www.kondexparts.com, featuring its Drill Defender horizontal directional drilling product line. The store offers HDD contractors an easy-to-navigate source for purchasing underground boring components. The site currently includes a variety of dirt and cobble bits, with starter rods and collars soon to be added.

Vacuum Truck Rentals named authorized service center
Vacuum Truck Rentals has partnered with GapVax and Kaiser Premier and is now an authorized warranty and service center for both manufacturers. As an authorized warranty and service center, each of VTR’s 16 locations will provide service, repair and warranty work for GapVax and Kaiser Premier equipment.

CASE ReNew Centers launches in partnership with dealers
CASE Construction Equipment launched its first CASE ReNew Centers in partnership with dealers Associated Supply, Hills Machinery and RPM Machinery. The centers will inspect, service and recondition CASE lease returns and/or other used CASE equipment which will then be sold through CASE dealers in highly populated equipment markets. CASE ReNew Centers also feature certified technicians in the network and will offer reconditioning services for used equipment, including CASE as well as other brands.



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