Industry News - January 2021

ClearPath GPS expands management team

ClearPath GPS expanded its management team with several software-industry experts. Heather Burleson joins the company as vice president of sales. Jill Bender is the company’s new director of marketing. Kelsey Jones joins as director of customer success.

Hino Trucks announces Project Z zero-emissions plan

Hino Trucks’ Project Z outlines the company’s development path to zero-emissions vehicles in class 4 to class 8. A live, virtual event showcased the line-up of zero-emissions trucks formed by partnerships with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems. Some of the ZEV products include a battery-electric class 7 tractor with Hexagon Purus’ full electric drive system, and a Hino XL Series class 8 box truck powered by Xos Trucks’ X-Pack battery and electric drive system. Over the coming months, Hino Trucks will unveil more details about the technologies and vehicles to come out of Project Z. 

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks Launches New Website

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks has announced the launch of its new website at The company’s truck inventory and parts store are now only a click away. Individual pages for FlowMark’s wide selection of vacuum trucks outline configuration options and a comprehensive list of each truck’s standard features. In the FlowMark Parts Store, customers can quickly place orders for common equipment like hoses, vacuum pumps, valves, water pumps, bare pumps or rebuild/replacement parts. Users can simply add parts and equipment to their shopping cart and pay using an online e-commerce checkout process.

Industry veteran Hank Vanderveen passes away

Hendrik “Hank” Vanderveen, a nearly 50-year veteran on the manufacturing side of the liquid waste industry and 2016 winner of the Ralph Macchio Lifetime Achievement Award, from COLE Publishing, passed away Nov. 10. He was 83 years old.

Vanderveen had been employed as national vacuum tank product manager at Amthor International since 2007. Previously he worked for Lely Mfg., Rovac Pump & Supply and Jay’s Waste.

Vanderveen was known far and wide as one of the wastewater industry’s nicest guys, according to COLE founder Bob Kendall. And he was a fixture at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo, now the WWETT Show, for generations.

“Everyone liked Hank. He was one of those guys you just enjoyed seeing,” Kendall said. “Always with a friendly smile, something nice to say and a willingness to help in any way. His attitude toward the industry was the same, lending his knowledge and experience to help solve problems.”

Vanderveen, of Wilson, North Carolina, is survived by his wife, Cheri Ridall Vanderveen, five children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned at a future date.  


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