Truck Graphics Competition Added; TRSA Award Nominations Open


TRSA members can submit nominations now for the next round of annual Industry Awards, to be presented at the Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, on April 10, 2024. Included among the honors will be a new Rolling Artistry award for truck graphics, acknowledged for how chosen images and text reflect member companies’ attributes as key players in the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Morgan Olson Hires New COO


Joseph Thompson recently was named the COO at Morgan Olson, Sturgis, MI. In his role, Thompson will be responsible for all aspects of product delivery – from ideation and engineering to commercial operations and human resources, according to a news release.

Schwalb Represents Industry on ACT Expo Panel


Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations, was invited to speak at the ACT Expo – the nation’s largest fleet and zero-emission vehicles show. Schwalb was part of a panel presentation on California and other states’ efforts to require zero-emission delivery vehicles. Schwalb shared the panel with Bruce Tuter, supervisor of Region One for the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

CA TRSA Members Discuss Issues Impacting their Fleets


TRSA held a California Roundtable in conjunction with the ACT Expo – a trade show highlighting Zero-Emission Vehicles. During the Roundtable, attendees were updated on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) recently approved Advanced Clean Fleet Rule, which sets a schedule for California companies to transition to zero-emission fleets. 

In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Zero-Emission Fleets: ‘The Transition is Happening’


A rising tide of regulatory mandates limiting the use of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles is making the internal combustion engine an endangered species. Federal and state environmental agencies in jurisdictions such as California are leaving businesses, including linen, uniform and facility services companies, with little choice but to begin converting their fleets to alternative-fuel vehicles.

Critical Obstacles: What Keeps Fleet Managers Up at Night?


Managing the fleet operations of linen, uniform and facility services companies comes with challenges that can generate stress and sleeplessness for fleet managers and other executives. Textile Services Weekly heard a lot about the difficulties confronting these managers during a panel discussion at the TRSA Fleet Summit in Baltimore.