Second, at the recommendation of the existing representatives, we changed the "community representative" title to "community workforce leader" (CWL).
In June of this year, the ITM COI held its annual CWL summit.
As part of the goals identified at the summit, enhancing our CWL network by encouraging the use of both the community's SharePoint site and Jabber, the Defense Connect Online (DCO) chat client, was critical.
In the future, our CWL infrastructure will mature and evolve.
If you're the first or last vehicle in a convoy, you're gonna need a convoy warning light (CWL
) or rotating amber warning light (RAWL) to meet the requirements of Para 2-16G of AR 385-55, Prevention of Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Comrie thinks one reason for the sudden sales growth is marketing driven--simply that several manufacturers have recently introduced CWLs. Volvo introduced its L-series of four models to North America in early 1999.
So just how important is the rental market for CWLs? "From our standpoint (rental) has been an important part of compact wheel loader sales," says Kevin Ingall, sales, compact products with Caterpillar's North American Commercial Division.
Plus, JCB says current technology allows its CWLs to use all of the attachments that skid steer loaders have used.
Most manufacturers say they certainly can't replace skid-steer loaders for many applications, but that for a number of uses, the compact wheel loader (CWL) is a cost-effective machine.
"These compact loaders have a higher initial cost than skid-steers with a rated operating capacity of 3,000 lb and above, but the CWL operating cost is lower," says Cat's Ingall.
Dan Snedecor, product marketing manager for wheel loaders at JCB Inc., says a CWL's fuel consumption is lower because the machine does not need to be set at a constant high engine speed to operate with speed and agility.