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Truck orders at best levels in 8 years

Preliminary data shows March 2014 was another strong month for net truck order activity. According to FTR March 2014 Class 8 truck net orders were 27,139, the fourth consecutive month of solid order activity. ...

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 ...

Used truck prices setting records

The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record for the second consecutive month in February at just more than $44,400, according to the latest release of ...

Chicago Kenworth owner, former ATD Chair, passes away

George R. Rafferty, owner of Chicago Kenworth, Inc. in Markham, Ill., passed away Thursday, March 27. He was 78. He was an avid auto enthusiast who served as ATD Chairman from 1990-1992. He is survived by ...

Technicians Wanted: A large and growing problem

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess.“I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always ...

New mono-leaf spring suspension from Hendrickson

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show Thursday the introduction of its SOFTEK NXT, a light-weight front steer axle with mono-leaf spring suspension. SOFTEK NXT provides a light-weight front ...

Daimler Truck boss: Projected truck sales growth may be conservative

Nearly four months into 2014, there are reasons for optimism. At the HDMA Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Friday, Pat Cavanagh, 2014 HDMA Chairman and president of Enovation ...

MATS photo rewind

Did you miss the Mid-America Trucking Show? Here's a gallery of some of the pics we took from on and around the showroom floor.

Daimler celebrating 5 years of Elite Support growth

The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) network of Elite Support Certified dealers is celebrating its fifth anniversay. Since its inception in 2009, the number of dealerships achieving Elite Support Certification has grown steadily ...

Kenworth will offer ISX12 G in T680 later this year

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing ...

Great Dane offering CorroGuard on flatbeds

Great Dane announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday that it would begin offering its corrosion control coating, CorroGuard, on the main beam of its Freedom Series flatbed trailers. The Great Dane ...

East rolls out new aluminum drop deck beavertail trailer

East Manufacturing announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show the launch of its new Aluminum Drop Deck Beavertail Trailer with level deck ramp system for heavy-duty, robust applications. The beavertail trailer offers a ...

Hendrickson announces new VANTRAAX ULTRAA-K

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems rolled out its new VANTRAAX ULTRAA-K, the industry’s strongest and lightest slider system, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Thursday. The system will be available beginning July ...

DTNA expanding tech training program with UTI

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show it plans to expand its Finish First technician training program for Freightliner and Western Star commercial vehicles in partnership with ...
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