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Jason Cannon

PACCAR reports record profits for 2012

It's wasn't too bad to be PACCAR in 2012. In a year that saw the introduction of three new trucks – the Kenworth T680, Peterbilt Model 579 and DAF XF Euro 6 – the company announced Thursday record ...

Tax credits can influence truck sales

By Jason Cannon A small piece of the bridge over last year’s pending fiscal cliff included a depreciation allowance designed to spur capital investments and upgrades. “Bonus Depreciation” was extended through the end of ...

Dupré Logistics first to lease Peterbilt 579

With its agreement to lease 10 units, Dupré Logistics LLC Energy Distribution Services became the first PacLease customer to lease the Peterbilt Model 579.  Dupré will lease the trucks from PacLease’s company store in ...

Utility Trailer reaches production milestone

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced Wednesday the company has passed a production milestone by manufacturing more than 200,000 reefer trailers at the company’s Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing sites. Utility’s first Clearfield, Utah, plant opened ...

Daimler to cut up to 2,100 jobs

Daimler Trucks announced Wednesday the company plans to eliminate up to 2,100 jobs globally as they look to bolster profitability. As many as 1,300 production jobs in North America are targeted in the ...

Finding, hiring, training and keeping good techs

Finding technicians can be difficult.  But, once you've found them, you have to pay them, train them and keep them. “We are currently training technicians for jobs that we don’t know what they’ll be ...

Meritor reports earnings ‘below expectations’

Meritor announced first quarter sales were down 23 percent from the same period last year on an earnings call Wednesday. “Our performance this quarter was slightly below our expectations driven primarily by weaker ...

TEST DRIVE: Kenworth T660

Overdrive's Jack Roberts took a new Kenworth T660 Studio AeroCab tractor with an 86-inch sleeper and Diamond VIT interior for a spin recently in Washington, with a fully-loaded 53-foot van trailer in ...

Kenworth and PACCAR announce Class 5-7 extended warranty

Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Financial Tuesday announced a 2013 Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 5-7 factory trucks financed through PACCAR Financial. Kenworth customers can receive a 2-year/200,000-mile ...

Daimler Trucks chief expects sales spike in 2013

Daimler Trucks plans to increase its sales in 2013 even as rivals business languish from a tough economy state-side and the euro zone crisis, chief Andreas Renschler told The Economic Times.  Renschler said the company anticipated growth ...

Scelzi named Palfinger dealer

Palfinger North America recently appointed Scelzi Enterprises, Inc. as a dealer for the Palfinge line of truck-mounted cranes in the State of California. With locations in Fresno and Azusa, Scelzi Enterprises has become the California ...

Used truck market results mixed in 2012

ACT Research reported this week that the used truck retail market fell 11 percent in 2012 compared to 2011 but the wholesale used market climbed 3 percent year over year. The used truck ...

DG Technologies releases new software

DG Technologies has released its new DPA 5 Driver Version 1.29 software that is Volvo and Mack diagnostic ready. It includes new DG diagnostic and AVT capability, software enhancements and the industry’s first sample ...

TitanX awarded coolant module contract from Daimler

New Jersey-based TitanX was recently awarded exclusive rights to manufacture an engine-cooling module for Daimler Trucks in North America. TitanX will expand with a new factory in Mexico in order to handle the ...