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Nuss Truck & Equipment specs a one-of-a-kind truck

Mike Bloom has helped spec his fair share of Mack trucks, but one he spec'ed for Goodyear recently stands out. That's because there's only one, and it's responsible for hauling around the famed Goodyear ...

August truck orders surge over 2013

Preliminary data suggests August 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders came in at 24,947 units, a year-over-year increase of 29 percent – the 19th consecutive month with year-over-year increases. August orders, while ...

Tallman Truck Centre acquires Woodbine Truck Centre

Tallman Truck Centre Limited has acquired Woodbine Truck Centre Ltd., an International Truck Dealership since 1969. In addition, Woodbine is also the Kalmar Ottawa Shunt Tractor distributor for Ontario. “This acquisition is consistent ...

Velocity Vehicle Group acquires Big T’s Freightliner

Oxnard, Calif.-based Big T’s Freightliner has been acquired by Velocity Vehicle Group. The acquisition extends VVG’s service area north into Ventura County, which the company says will allow VVG to offer its customers an even ...

River States Truck rep cracks Top 5 in U.S. sales

River States Truck & Trailer Sales Representative Dave Moberg has reached the Top 5 Retail Sales - U.S. for July 2014 in Freightliner's on-highway market segment, the dealership announced this week. Moberg earned ...

Kenworth offering Allison FuelSense in its trucks

Kenworth is rolling out Allison’s FuelSense packages for new Kenworth Class 8 and medium duty trucks spec'd with Allison Highway Series and Rugged Duty Series automatic transmissions. Allison’s FuelSense delivers a unique package ...

Reduced warranty claims leading way in Navistar turnaround

Navistar has worn the failures of its EGR engines around its neck like the albatross they have become, and the company's earnings reports became a quarterly reminder of the work that lies ...

Navistar posts $2 million loss on vastly improved income

Navistar International reported a third quarter net loss of $2 million Wednesday, which will go down in the company's history books as a win for the financially battered truck maker. For the first ...

Stahl Pete celebrating history, customers

This year marks Peterbilt's 75th anniversary and Stahl Peterbilt will celebrate the milestone with an open house Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Edmonton dealership. Peterbilt's 'History of Class' Tour ...

July trailer orders jump 37 percent

The start of the second half of the year continued the momentum laid in the first half, with July net orders of 19,280 trailers, up 37 percent year-over-year. Year-to-date net orders of 179,000 ...

Tech, industry changes driving big changes in equipment trade cycles

Technology and ever-changing needs of a fleet have drastically altered what once was a fairly standardized truck and equipment trade cycle.

Technicians Wanted Part IV: Dealers compete to recruit, develop diesel techs

Climbing truck sales over the last two years have increased competition for techs among dealers and left them struggling to find the best ways to woo new recruits. Most use a several-pronged ...

Southern Connecticut Freightliner helps raise $1M for Special Olympics

Southern Connecticut Freightliner, through its sponsorship of last week's The Dream Ride – a philanthropic endeavor that raises money for Special Olympics – helped raise more than $1.1 million dollars for Special Olympians.  "Almost every ...

2014 may be best of truck buy cycle

For the second month in a row, Class 8 orders were surprisingly high in July, with net orders of 30,103. Classes 5-7 net orders also posted a gain in July, coming in at ...
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