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Alabama Freightliner dealer develops tech training program

Jerry Kocan, dealer principal at Montgomery, Ala.-based Four Star Freightliner, Inc., is taking the fight for diesel technician talent to the streets. The company has has created creating a training program aimed at filling a ...

Trailer orders up 45% in 2014

Trucks orders aren't the only thing enjoying a robust first half of 2014.   Trailer net orders (156,000 year-to-date) are up 45 percent through the first six months of the year. June net orders ...

June Class 8 orders a pleasant surprise

Class 8 orders in June came in surprisingly high following a solid May. According to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), total net orders were ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group announced Wednesday that it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as ...

New COE OEM entering market, building dealer network

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis. Jones, a 30-plus year ...

Daimler truck revenue flat, profits jump

Daimler reported Wednesday that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat to the same period last year at $10.74 billion, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. “We are ...

Allstate Peterbilt South Dakota dealership lost in fire

Thirteen regional fire and rescue crews descended on Allstate Peterbilt's Blackhawk, S.D. location last month and battled a major blaze that ultimately destroyed the facility. Around midnight June 24, a fire broke out ...

Rush Enterprises quarterly income soars

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday that for the quarter ending last month, the company's net income was $19.8 million, compared with net income of $5.6 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2013. In the second ...

Heil Trailer spotlighted in Fox Business broadcast

Heil Trailer was recently spotlighted on a national broadcast of Manufacturing Marvels on The Fox Business Network. Filmed on location at its Athens, Tenn. manufacturing facility, the two-minute production highlighted the Heil Trailer ...

Volvo truck boss says growth in truck market emerging

The ongoing replacement of aging fleets have pushed heavy truck sales for much of the year, but Volvo President and CEO Olof Persson says the market has only now begun to grow. Through ...

Successful Dealer Award finalist: CIT Group, Inc.

Each of the five finalists for our Second Annual Successful Dealer Award will be profiled in the coming weeks. The finalists are CIT Group, Inc.; Truck Centers, Inc.; Freightliner of St. Cloud; The Pete Store ...

Successful Dealer Award finalist: Truck Centers, Inc.

Founded in 1970, Truck Centers Inc. was one of the first heavy truck dealers to receive a Freightliner franchise in 1977. Since that time, revenues have swollen and the company has gone ...

Truck Centers Inc. nomination form

Going green initiatives  • 60% of our full-service facilities have been upgraded with energy-efficient T5 lighting replacing the HID lights. Ongoing efforts to enhance the remaining facilities are in place. • Recyclable packaging materials ...

Truck Center Companies adds Western Star in Lincoln, Neb.

Truck Center Companies’ Lincoln, Neb. location has added Western Star to its dealership offerings. The Western Star brand is no stranger to Lincoln, but when the franchise became available earlier this year, Truck ...
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