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Truck sales expected to grow this year

A hot start to truck sales in 2014 may slow down, but Frost & Sullivan doesn't expect it to slowdown. In its report, Overview of the Global Medium-Heavy Duty Truck Market in 2014, the ...

Used truck market normalizing

After an explosive January, retail and wholesale volume of used trucks returned to trend in February, according to data released by NADA this week. While retail sleeper tractor pricing remained at record highs, ...

Inland Kenworth moves to larger facility

Inland Kenworth has relocated its Campbell River dealership to a new full-service facility, doubling its space and improving its efficiency. Falko Heuser, branch manager of Inland Kenworth – Campbell River, says desktop computers ...

Freightliner of St. Cloud CFO inducted into DTNA CIC Summit Club

Pat Miller, chief financial officer for Freightliner of St. Cloud, Minn., has been inducted into the CIC Summit Club of Daimler Trucks North America. The CIC Summit Club recognizes individuals throughout North America each year ...

Study: Transmission preferences emerging in used truck market

According to a special study released by NADA, buyers of used heavy trucks favor units matched with a manual transmission, seemingly hesitant to pay premiums that come with an automated transmission on ...

Volvo truck plant adding jobs

Volvo Trucks announced this month it will ramp up production at its Pulaski County, N.C. plant and hire about 200 new workers to meet rising demand. The plant, which assembles and paints cabs, now ...

Technician pay varies by location, segment

A top-credentialed technician graduating from the Elizabethtown (Ky.) Community and Technical College can earn upwards of $17 per hour, says Jerry Clemons, program coordinator. With average overtime, he says, that equates to ...

Beat your competition to the head of the (technician) class

Aside from sports, business may be one of the most competitive games in town. Businesses have poached top employees from their rivals since the beginning of time, especially when a segment of skilled ...

Technicians Wanted Part II: Schools can’t keep up with demand

With the technician shortage making competition for graduates fierce – 60 percent of Successful Dealer survey respondents say they recruit technicians through local tech schools – educators are left struggling to fill ...

Bruckner’s Truck Sales opens new dealership

Bruckner’s Truck Sales has opened a new dealership in Albuquerque, N.M. The 7.5-acre full-service dealership offers 18 truck bays staffed by 16 technicians, two of which are Volvo master technicians. The new location also ...

Idealease president will Chair TRALA

Daniel J. Murphy, President and CEO of Idealease, Inc.  has been appointed Chairman of The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) for 2014-2015. “I am honored to serve as Chairman for TRALA for the ...

Technicians Wanted Part III: The changing face of tech candidates

A bright spot in the technician shortage is that more and more job seekers are realizing that becoming a diesel technician offers a stable career with good pay. No longer are admission ...

Beltway Companies honors top dealership staff

Beltway Companies, the largest International Truck dealership in Maryland, held its first annual Circle of Excellence employee recognition banquet recently at the Rolling Road Golf Club, in Catonsville, Md. The event honored five ...

PacLease honors top franchises

Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) has honored Rush Truck Leasing – Houston and PacLease Edmonton Kenworth as its Franchise of the Year Award recipients. The Franchise of the Year Award recognizes the top ...
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