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2014 rewind: Top SD stories from 2014

Jason Cannon July 2, 2014

The new year isn’t so new anymore, with six full months under our belts.

Here’s a look back at 14 of the “biggest” stories from Successful Dealer so far in 2014. Top stories were determined by looking at the number of views on our website.

14. In March, American trucking stalwart Mack totally revamped its iconic image. In the largest event ever held at the Las Vegas World Market Center, company officials unveiled a new tagline, “Born Ready”, and a refreshed logo that brings together the company’s iconic bulldog and the block MACK typeface.

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13. In April, Successful Dealer published an in-depth look at the technicians shortage and the kinds of students entering the workforce today. No longer are admission offices filled only with fresh-faced high school graduates looking to enter the working world. An increasing number of enrollees are entering diesel programs with a degree already in-hand – or experience in other fields – and looking to change careers.

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12. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with their engines to improve performance. But over the last 15 years, as federally mandated emission regulations have been created for and implemented in the heavy-duty marketplace, the legality of this tinkering has changed. An April report looked at the temptation of emission tampering.

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11. McCoy Group, Inc. in May entered into an agreement to purchase Stoops Freightliner – Quality Trailer, based in Indianapolis. The sale included all six Stoops locations in Indiana and Ohio, as well as Stoops NationaLease and JES Leasing LLC. The transition was effective at the first of this month.

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10. In March, Successful Dealer went to the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville. This gallery gave an inside look to those who missed it.

9. Late last month, Kenworth announced that its revamped cabover trucks were available for order. Kenworth’s K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers are designed for pick-up-and-delivery operations, food and beverage companies, furniture hauling, landscape businesses, and street sweeping and striping, among other applications.

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