Forbes Communications Council

Kansas City, Missouri, December 17,2018 — Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for executives in communications, marketing, and public relations, has accepted Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck), a one-stop shop provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, into the council

A review committee vetted and selected Custom Truck based on the depth and diversity of their experience. Criteria for acceptance includes a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics. The council looks additionally at personal and professional achievements and honors. For example, in nearly three years, Custom Truck has tripled the size of its rental fleet. It also tripled its number of employees and doubled its geographic footprint.

“We are honored to welcome Custom Truck into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Communications Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry. We are creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Custom Truck has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities.  This will help Custom Truck reach their peak professional influence. Custom Truck will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. They will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share their expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Custom Truck will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners. Membership-branded marketing collateral and high-touch support of the Forbes Communications Council member concierge team are also benefits.

“I’m truly excited to be a part of this network of professionals. I look forward to the chance to extend Custom Truck’s reach by collaborating with other Council members,” said Fred Ross, CEO at Custom Truck. “Also, I look forward to sharing with readers how Custom Truck’s first customers are still our customers today.”


Custom Truck One Source is the first true single-source provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions. With sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service, equipment customization, remanufacturing, financing solutions, and asset disposal, our team of experts, vast equipment breadth and integrated network of locations across North America offer superior service as well as unmatched efficiency for our customers. Dig in at and keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.


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