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Carrier Centers recognizes 45 year employee

Carrier Centers recently recognized body shop technician Doug Kingsbury for his 45th year working with the company this month. He is the first person to reach the exceptional milestone in the company’s history. Kingsbury ...

What makes a ‘perfect’ Warranty Administrator perfect?

Warranty administrators are often the gate-keeper of harmony between happy customers and service departments and total, unbridled anarchy. Striking the balance on which side of the spectrum your dealership finds itself often lies ...

Avoiding the pitfalls of FET

The Federal Excise Tax (FET) can be tough water for truck dealers to navigate but Tim Reynolds, principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, says it doesn't have to be. Among the most common mistakes he sees ...

Kenworth T880 takes Truck of the Year

A company that campaigns its units as "The World's Best" has another credential to back the claim. Kenworth's T880 took the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Convention and ...

Unlocking potential: Diesel tech program giving inmates second chance

In Alabama, “Yellow Mama” is the end. Despite its colorful moniker, the state’s electric chair is neither bright nor loving. You don’t walk away from Yellow Mama’s embrace. Draper Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new locations

Penske Used Trucks has opened commercial truck dealerships in in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario, doubling its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, California; and Charlotte, ...

How a Freightliner dealer gave the program new life

Barely 20 miles from Draper’s population of 1,145 inmates is Montgomery, Ala.-based Four Star Freightliner, one of the program’s supporters. Dealer principal Jerry Kocan recently donated two unusable 10-speed transmissions to the college ...

Michael Stowe

Prior to his arrest, Stowe was a die cast technician at a manufacturing plant in Alabama. His conviction for Manslaughter and First Degree Assault in 2010 – and the 20-year sentence that ...

How are students enrolled

Stanley Carter, director of Ingram State’s Tutwiler Prison location, says inmates are typically enrolled through an application process through the DOC, but the school also actively recruits from within the prison system. All ...

Commercial truck orders approach 400k in 2014

Truck order momentum built in 2014 as the calendar pages turned and according to ACT Research Co. (ACT), closed out with 380,200 net orders – a jump of 42 percent from 2013. "The Q4 order volume ...

2014 trailer orders were ‘best ever’

The 45,500 net trailer orders posted in December in the U.S. barely missed setting a new record. It was the second highest month ever recorded, falling just 1.5% short of October 2014. Trailer orders ...

Yankee Kenworth opens parts store in Nashua, N.H.

Yankee Kenworth has opened a parts store in Nashua, N.H. – one of the largest cities in the state  "The southern tier of (New Hampshire) has been an area that we have been targeting ...

Maxim Truck and Trailer inks deal with Ice Road Trucker

Filming for Ice Road Truckers Season 9 is underway, and at least one of its stars will have the support of a truck dealership. Maxim Truck and Trailer signed a one-year sponsorship deal ...

Truck Centers Inc. names top vendor

Truck Centers presented its inaugural Outside Parts Sales Vendor of the Year for 2014 to Stemco's Keith Fally. The Outside Parts Salesmen each cast a vote to select the vendor that offered the ...
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