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Penske Truck Rental adding 85 CNG Freightliners to rental fleet

Penske Truck Rental announced Thursday at the Alernative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif. it has 85 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines available for ...

OEM panel looks at natural gas truck market

Infrastructure isn’t the only thing holding back development of natural gas’ place in trucking. A fleet panel featuring all major North American truck OEMs at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Tuesday ...

Stahl Peterbilt rolls out revamped website

Stahl Peterbilt launched a new website May 5, which can be viewed on all electronic devices, including smart phones and tablets. “Welcome to 2014 – you can do almost anything with technology, and it ...

Doonan Truck & Equipment eyes new site in Kansas

Later this summer, Doonan Truck & Equipment will open a new dealership in Hays, Kansas. "There's currently not a Pete dealer on the interstate from Kansas City to Denver," Dealer principal Kenny Doonan ...

Driver shortage affecting equipment purchases

Fleets struggling to find reliable drivers are scaling back on equipment purchases according to the Q2 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in April by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR). A majority (55 percent) ...

April truck orders fall but industry ‘on track for a great year’

April truck orders came crashing back to reality after a booming previous four months. According to preliminary data released by FTR Friday, April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, ...

Performance Truck christens 12th dealership

Performance Truck's new full-service Kenworth Truck dealership is now open at 4501 US Hwy 59 North in Victoria, Texas, giving the Texas-based company 12 dealerships in Southeast Texas. “We continue to enhance customer ...

Standing on your own two FET: Making sense of excise taxes

If there’s one thing the federal government knows how to create it’s confusion, and few places is that more evident than with the Federal Excise Tax (FET). The IRS treats a truck as ...

First Truck Centre opening new parts, service site

First Truck Centre later this month will open a new parts and service facility on the south side of Edmonton, Alberta. Located at 4504 Roper Road just east of their current location, the ...

Yankee Kenworth facility damaged by fire

A three alarm fire Thursday morning brought more than a dozen fire departments to Concord, N.H.-based Yankee Kenworth. According to a WMUR report, the dealership's night manager was finishing some paperwork at the main building ...

Dealer survey opens today

The 2014 Dealer Attitude Survey of Manufacturers will be available to complete online beginning Thursday, May 1. ATD Chairman Eric Jorgensen encouraged all dealers to participate. "Dealer feedback is critical to helping truck manufacturers ...

Used truck volume inching upward

The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8 percent above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published ...

Daimler Trucks: Significant growth in unit sales and revenue expected

Daimler Trucks’ unit sales climbed 7 percent in the first quarter on the heels of strong North American and Asian sales, the company announced Wednesday. The world's largest truck-maker reported global truck sales ...

Doonan Peterbilt founder passes

Wendell M. Doonan, founder of Great Bend, Kan.-based Doonan Truck & Equipment and Doonan Peterbilt, passed away Sunday, April 27 in Arizona. He was 91. Doonan founded Doonan Truck and Equipment, which sold ...
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