Ford to Tout F-150 in College Football Playoffs

Ford Motor Co. is using the first-ever College Football Playoff to launch the advertising campaign for the redesigned F-150, but viewers won’t hear a word about how the truck’s lighter aluminum body helps improve fuel efficiency. Instead, the initial series of three commercials aims to show that the switch from steel to lighter-weight aluminum makes […]

RVDA, KPA Schedule January’s Webinar Lineup

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center, in conjunction with KPA, will be hosting several webinars in January. Sessions, which begin at noon EST, include: • Jan. 8 —OSHA’s 2014 Top 5 Most Cited Dealer Violations: Learn how to avoid OSHA’s top 2014 violations in your facility today.  • Jan. 15 —How to Manage Millennials: Strategies for dealerships to engage […]

RVIA, NATM Hosting NHTSA Webinar on Jan. 15

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) will host a free webinar presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will be conducted by Bruce York, NHTSA division chief, medium and heavy duty vehicles division; Safety Defect Investigator Nate Seymour; […]

Ford’s Transit Van Continuing E-Series’ Success

Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit is wasting no time replacing the automaker’s E-Series as the nation’s best-selling full-size cargo van. The Detroit News reported that more than 4,800 Transits were purchased in November as the van outsold the venerable E-Series, the Chevrolet Express and all other competitors for the first time. Since its June launch, […]

ASA Names Courtland Jones as Project Engineer

Elkhart Ind.-based ASA Electronics has added Courtland Jones as project engineer to its rapidly expanding engineering team. The company reported in a press release that nJones will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the product development process including project management, product design, sample evaluation, testing and reporting as well as maintaining thorough documentation of products […]

Washington Man Restores Vintage ‘Tin’ Trailers

Long before there was a “tiny house movement,” there were tiny houses — on wheels and covered in tin. And if it’s covered in tin, Scott Hendricks is in. The Union-Bulletin reported that Hendricks — semiretired rancher, former winery consultant and a founding member of Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla, Wash., can count six […]