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May heavy truck orders up, best since February

Class 8 orders rebounded in May after failing to meet expectations in April. However, Classes 5-7 net orders pulled back sharply from April’s stellar performance according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Class 8 net orders ...

Allstate Peterbilt hires new Regional Sales Manager

Erik Krenz has joined Allstate Peterbilt Group as a Regional Sales Manager, currently based at the South Saint Paul, Minn., dealership. Krenz has been in the trucking industry since 2002, after attending the ...

Eaton settles Meritor antitrust suit for half a billion dollars

Eaton will pay half a billion dollars to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by Meritor, Inc. over unfair transmission pricing nearly eight years ago. Meritor Inc. said Monday that ZF Meritor LLC, a joint venture between a Meritor, ...

Wabash National adds to dealer network

Prime Trailer has joined the Wabash National dealer network, and is authorized to sell and service Wabash National dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, and Transcraft and Benson brand platform trailers in Utah and Nevada. “Prime ...

Peterbilt Ontario holds open house

Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres – Toronto East held its Second Annual Open House and Show/Shine June 7, 2014. With beautiful weather and great support from the local community more than 700 people and 26 ...

Carolina International Trucks develops artistic promotion

Carolina International Trucks has rolled out a unique sweepstakes promotion for the month of June. Three winners will be selected to have a professional artist create a piece of art based on a ...

Kenworth monitoring development of NatGas market

Just five years ago, Kenworth sold natural gas trucks in only six states. In 2013 that number jumped to more than 20. “I’m a true believer (in natural gas)," Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales ...

Demand for Volvo branded trucks continues to be strong

North American deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations jumped 13 percent in May, the company reported Wednesday. Demand in North America continued to be good for Volvo-branded trucks, and deliveries increased by ...

2012 model year trucks hit market in record numbers

The numbers of late model trucks entering the retail marketplace more than doubled in April according to data from NADA. April data shows a 135 percent increase for that model year over March. "In ...

Truck Center Companies raises $165k for Make-A-Wish

Truck Center Companies' 20th annual Make-A-Wish Nebraska golf fundraiser was the company's biggest to-date, raising a record $165,000 – enough to grant 22 wishes. In the 20 years since the first tournament, the ...

Utility Trailer Sales of Idaho opening Washington location

Utility Trailer Sales of Idaho is opening a new location in Spokane, Wash. later this summer under the name Utility Trailer Sales of Spokane, Co. The dealership will encompass 31,423 square feet, which includes an office, parts department, shop ...

Summit Truck Group appoints new Memphis service manager

Summit Truck Group recently hired David Lund as their new service manager in Memphis, Tenn. Lund has an extensive background in service management for small to very large commercial truck dealerships in the western ...

Detroit telematics platform awarded

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)'s Detroit Connect brand received the Best Telematics Service or Solutions for Commercial Vehicles award from Telematics Update. This award recognizes brands that have developed exceptional telematic solutions ...

RDO Trucks Centers buys Wise Mack, Mack Lease of Omaha

RDO Trucks Centers has completed its purchase of Omaha, Neb.-based Wise Mack and Mack Lease of Omaha. Wise Mack had been in the Wise family for 38 years, with Bert Wise owning the dealership ...
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