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Jason Cannon

Paccar posts record profits on surging truck sales

Paccar reported fourth quarter truck sales rose 13 percent over last year, driving company annual revenues to nearly $19 billion – the second best annual net profit in the company’s history and the 76th consecutive ...

Aftermarket’s biggest show closes Thursday

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015 was held this week in Las Vegas and concludes today. The gallery above shows some of the booths and events that took place in the Mirage Hotel ...

Penske adds functions to its used truck website

Penske says it has introduced new functionalities to PenskeUsedTrucks.com, allowing visitors to the site the ability to save vehicle searches and particular parameters following the creation of a user profile. “Our customers can ...

Driving business evolution with innovation

We are in a tumultuous age. Business moves faster today than any point in the past, and operating within today's increasingly competitive marketplace takes work. When distribution strategies of old have been disrupted, ...

Carrier Centers recognizes 45 year employee

Carrier Centers recently recognized body shop technician Doug Kingsbury for his 45th year working with the company this month. He is the first person to reach the exceptional milestone in the company’s history. Kingsbury ...

What makes a ‘perfect’ Warranty Administrator perfect?

Warranty administrators are often the gate-keeper of harmony between happy customers and service departments and total, unbridled anarchy. Striking the balance on which side of the spectrum your dealership finds itself often lies ...

Avoiding the pitfalls of FET

The Federal Excise Tax (FET) can be tough water for truck dealers to navigate but Tim Reynolds, principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, says it doesn't have to be. Among the most common mistakes he sees ...

Kenworth T880 takes Truck of the Year

A company that campaigns its units as "The World's Best" has another credential to back the claim. Kenworth's T880 took the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Convention and ...

Unlocking potential: Diesel tech program giving inmates second chance

In Alabama, “Yellow Mama” is the end. Despite its colorful moniker, the state’s electric chair is neither bright nor loving. You don’t walk away from Yellow Mama’s embrace. Draper Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new locations

Penske Used Trucks has opened commercial truck dealerships in in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario, doubling its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, California; and Charlotte, ...

How a Freightliner dealer gave the program new life

Barely 20 miles from Draper’s population of 1,145 inmates is Montgomery, Ala.-based Four Star Freightliner, one of the program’s supporters. Dealer principal Jerry Kocan recently donated two unusable 10-speed transmissions to the college ...

Michael Stowe

Prior to his arrest, Stowe was a die cast technician at a manufacturing plant in Alabama. His conviction for Manslaughter and First Degree Assault in 2010 – and the 20-year sentence that ...

How are students enrolled

Stanley Carter, director of Ingram State’s Tutwiler Prison location, says inmates are typically enrolled through an application process through the DOC, but the school also actively recruits from within the prison system. All ...

Commercial truck orders approach 400k in 2014

Truck order momentum built in 2014 as the calendar pages turned and according to ACT Research Co. (ACT), closed out with 380,200 net orders – a jump of 42 percent from 2013. "The Q4 order volume ...
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