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Daimler truck profit nearly doubles year-over-year

Daimler AG announced Thursday that profits from its global truck division nearly doubled in the fourth quarter from a year ago. Daimler Trucks recorded earnings of $762 million – a 92 percent jump ...

January truck orders ‘way beyond expectations’

Class 8 truck net orders were above 30,000 for the second consecutive month in January – the first time back to back months have exceeded this mark since 2006. "Orders were way beyond expectations," Don ...

Western Star adds Allison auto trans option to 4700

Western Star Trucks, Inc. says the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) series automatic transmission is now available for the Western Star 4700. The Allison 4700 RDS transmission features 2nd Reverse, which offers ...

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Majority of fleets plan truck purchases by March

Sixty-two percent of fleet executives responding to the Q1 2014 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) in January indicated they plan to place orders for Class 8 trucks in ...

ATD Expo Rewind

If you missed the American Truck Dealers Expo in New Orleans last week you miss a lot – including a once-in-a-generation ice storm that halted or complicated in-bound air traffic the Friday ...

Cabover, cabover, send Paccar right over

Paccar has jumped feet first into the cabover market with a unique strategy – at least a strategy unique to them. After two previous attempts at installing a cabover in the U.S. marketplace, ...

Paccar closes 2013 with ‘record’ revenues, 28% market share

Paccar reported record annual revenues of $17.12 billion and net income of $1.17 billion for 2013 Friday, achieving the third best annual net profit in the company's history and the 75th consecutive ...

Stoops Freightliner launches new AltFuel website

Indianapolis Stoops Freightliner has launched a new new alternative fuel website, StoopsAltFuels.com. The new website is the latest chip Stoops has tossed onto the table as it embraces alternative fuel technologies. Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer ...

JX Enterprises CEO takes reins of ATD

Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis., has been named chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), replacing Dick Witcher, chief executive officer of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, ...

Former Daimler truck boss leaving the company

Andreas Renschler, who once led the company’s global truck business, has left the company “of his own accord and by mutual consent,” Daimler confirmed Wednesday. The move ends a 25 year career with Daimler. Renschler ...

Heavy truck orders up 13% in 2013

December was a banner month for Class 8 truck orders – and it was the second biggest order month since March 2006 – as orders climbed roughly 50 percent month-over-month and year-over-year. According ...

Truck values hold strong as demand for used trucks exceeds supply

Truck dealers who have shied away from used truck sales over the potential to take a loss are missing a major sales opportunity, according to Chris Visser, Senior Analyst and Product Manager, ...

Trailer orders surpass 230,000 for third straight year

December trailer orders improved 14 percent month-over-month, as six of the 10 trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just less than 2 percent from ...