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Peterbilt offers cash rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt has extended a $1,000 cash rebate to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) on the purchase of a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. “Peterbilt and owner-operators have been synonymous ...

The changing face of tech candidates

A bright spot in the technician shortage is that more and more job seekers are realizing that becoming a diesel technician offers a stable career with good pay. No longer are admission ...

March Class 8 truck orders disappoint

Preliminary net Class 8 truck orders for March came in at 24,780 units, the lowest level since September 2014, according to FTR. March orders reflected the first negative year-over-year comparison since January 2013. “It is not surprising ...

Golden Office Trailers celebrating 40 years

Golden Office Trailers is celebrating its 40th year in business. Founded in 1975 by Hal Woods, the company continues to be owned and operated by the Woods family to this day. Prior to starting the company, ...

Carrier Centers getting into tire & wheel business

Carrier Centers, a network of six full service International dealerships, has acquired a new retail tire and rim business in Brantford. Carrier Centers has purchased the existing Queenston Tire & Rim and is rebranding the shop ...

Anti-FET legislation introduced in the House

Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) have reintroduced  legislation that reaffirms congressional opposition to any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks. The concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 33, ...

Volvo CEO reappointed to Board, gets vote of confidence

Volvo's CEO Olof Persson was reappointed to the company's board of directors Wednesday, only a few days after reports from Sweden said he was unlikely to retain his job through April. Reuters reported ...

Valley Freightliner holding vendor fair

Valley Freightliner's Olympia Branch will host its 3rd Annual Vendor Fair and Buyers Night on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Little Creek Casino and Resort.  The Vendor Fair is ...

Velocity Vehicle Group acquires Arizona Freightliner dealerships

Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG) has acquired Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona, Ltd. With the addition of the four Freightliner of Arizona locations in Tolleson, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff, VVG becomes one of the ...

Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck

Freightliner unveiled its impressively futuristic SuperTruck prototype vehicle at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, capping a five-year development process in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and other leading industry manufacturers ...

Freightliner hopeful SuperTruck elements affect design of future trucks

Exercises in truck design can be labor intensive, often spanning several years. But the timeframe can be adjusted depending on the company’s intentions for the vehicle. The process of going from an artist ...

GALLERY: Closing down MATS coverage

Friday and Saturday marked the heaviest trade shaw traffic at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry set up and welcomes truckers at the Kentucky Fair & ...

Commercial truck demand strong, but build capacity filling up

Class 8 net orders crept to just more than 31,100 units last month, (up 7 percent year-over-year), while Classes 5-7 posted 19,700 net orders, climbing just 2 percent. According to Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and ...

MATS Day 1: Live from the trade show

The trade show floor opened Thursday afternoon at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry are set up at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center and were ...
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