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Ron Slee

Finding excellence in parts and service sales

Every customer that comes into your dealership's parts department brings with them one often undervalued commodity - information. Ron Slee, President R.J. Slee & Associates, says having an updated and thourough database with ...

Isuzu hires new director for Canadian Operations

Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada, Inc. announced Tuesday that Andy Craig has been hired to fill the newly-created position of Director, Canada Operations.  Craig will be responsible for managing Isuzu’s day-to-day operations ...

Volvo, Mack deliveries jump in January

Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in January 2014 amounted to 13,612 vehicles, a 26 percent increase compared with the year-earlier month. Group North American deliveries jumped 113 percent, up to 4,178 ...

Nominations open for Successful Dealer Award

In 2013, Successful Dealer bestowed its inaugural Successful Dealer Award to TEC Equipment, Co. And like any good award, reign at the top can last only so long. We will begin accepting submissions this ...

Fuel economy mandates may affect used truck pricing

Trucks designed to meet 2011 emissions standards are just now hitting the streets, but last week President Barack Obama will order the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to produce ...

Older used trucks get the cold shoulder in January

Older model year used heavy trucks got the cold shoulder in January as auction and dealer-to-dealer sales indicate buyers were shopping mainly for younger, lower-mileage sleeper tractors in January. "The average age and ...

Matheny Motors adds KME sales, service

Matheny Motors has been appointed to KME’s sales and service network in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Matheny Motors has seven facilities located in Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia and represents Freightliner, Hino, Isuzu, Thomas ...

Trailer and truck orders, used truck prices surge in January

Trailer orders got off to a hot start in January, surging 28 percent year-over-year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Seven of the ten ...

Keeping your staff aligned

Turnover is a scourge in any business, but it's reaching epidemic levels in the trucking industry. Good employees are hard to come by, and sometimes even harder to retain. Strong, realistic incentives ...

Volkswagen sets sights on global truck with play for Scania ownership

Less than a week removed from tapping former Daimler Truck boss Andreas Renschler to lead its truck operations, Volkswagen has offered to buy the remaining shares of Swedish truck maker Scania for more than $9 ...

Navistar consolidating mid-range engine plants

Navistar International Corporation announced late Thursday that it would consolidate its mid-range engine manufacturing as another step in its financial turnaround efforts. As a result, the company will move mid-range engine production ...

Georgia truck dealer, longtime Rotarian honored with his own day

Everybody has their own day. You may share it with several thousand other people, but your birthday is uniquely yours. But Jan. 7 is a special day for former heavy truck dealer Jimmy ...

Volvo making LEDs standard in-cab lights

Volvo Trucks North America said Wednesday that in-cab LED lighting is now standard across its vehicle lineup. Optional LED headlamps, designed for better visibility and longer life, are now available for the ...
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