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A deeper look at the 5 Successful Dealer Award finalists

Over the past two years it has been a lot of fun trying to honor what we consider the best truck dealers in North America with our Successful Dealer Award. Judging criteria ...

IronPlanet awarded contract to sell surplus government trucks, equipment

IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, has been awarded the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract to manage and sell rolling stock surplus assets of ...

Preference for Paccar MX engine growing

Take rates for Paccar's MX engines are on the rise and company CEO Ron Armstrong says he expects the engines to be the power plant of choice for at least half of ...

Kenworth of Cincinnati holds groundbreaking at new site

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday for the newest Palmer Trucks-owned Kenworth of Cincinnati. Representatives from Palmer Trucks, local businesses, government, Cincinnati Commercial Contracting and the Palmer Family gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony for the ...

Mack welcoming new dealership in Texas

Mack Trucks announced its newest truck dealership Tuesday and the facility is doing all it can to set itself apart. Valley Truck Centers, the new dealership in Cotulla, Texas, is scheduled to open ...

Paccar income, truck sales improving

Improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide pushed Paccar's revenues and net income forward during the second quarter of 2014. The company earned $319.2 ...

Rush buys Georgia parts & service center

Effective July 1, Rush Enterprises became the new owners of Truck Parts Depot, Inc., a parts and service associate dealer for International trucks in Gainesville, Ga. The newly acquired location will operate as part ...

Alabama Freightliner dealer develops tech training program

Jerry Kocan, dealer principal at Montgomery, Ala.-based Four Star Freightliner, Inc., is taking the fight for diesel technician talent to the streets. The company has has created creating a training program aimed at filling a ...

Trailer orders up 45% in 2014

Trucks orders aren't the only thing enjoying a robust first half of 2014.   Trailer net orders (156,000 year-to-date) are up 45 percent through the first six months of the year. June net orders ...

June Class 8 orders a pleasant surprise

Class 8 orders in June came in surprisingly high following a solid May. According to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), total net orders were ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group announced Wednesday that it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as ...

New COE OEM entering market, building dealer network

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis. Jones, a 30-plus year ...

Daimler truck revenue flat, profits jump

Daimler reported Wednesday that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat to the same period last year at $10.74 billion, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. “We are ...

Allstate Peterbilt South Dakota dealership lost in fire

Thirteen regional fire and rescue crews descended on Allstate Peterbilt's Blackhawk, S.D. location last month and battled a major blaze that ultimately destroyed the facility. Around midnight June 24, a fire broke out ...
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