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Southern Connecticut Freightliner sells milestone altfuel truck

Southern Connecticut Freightliner (SCF) became the first dealer to sell an OEM-built propane-powered commercial truck in the state of Connecticut, something the company called a signal for the growing desire for alternative ...

Truck orders trend toward happy holidays

North American Class 8 truck orders came in at 40,560 in November according to data released by FTR Wednesday. Last month marked the second consecutive month above the 40,000, with order activity – ...

Big T’s Freightliner gets new name

Oxnard, Calif.-based Big T’s Freightliner has been rebranded Velocity Truck Center Ventura County effective Dec. 1 Big T’s Freightliner was acquired by Velocity Vehicle Group in September.  "We’re keeping everything that make Big T’s great while adding ...

Pete ‘show-truck-ready’ 389 now in production

Peterbilt's Pride & Class Model 389 entered production this month and will soon begin shipping to customers and Peterbilt dealerships throughout North America. “Peterbilt has defined the look of trucking for generations and the ...

October trailer orders shatter records

October trailer net orders in the U.S. came in at 46,267 units, an all-time record high, according to FTR. Last month's posting shattered the old mark by 9 percent and signal good news ...

Truck orders jump 76 percent

Total net orders for Class 8 trucks were 45,978 units in October, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second best in the history of the industry. The only time on record with more ...

TEC Equipment boss pledges $5M to local medical center

David A. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Portland-based Volvo Group truck dealer TEC Equipment, Inc., has pledged $5 million to support the construction of a new medical/surgical patient care facility ...

Fuso’s Rumsey stepping down to pursue dealership role

Mike Rumsey, Vice President, Sales Operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA), is leaving the company to pursue a management position at a truck dealership. The company will welcome back Will Lyons, who is ...

Volvo, Mack deliveries jump in October

Global deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles, the company reported Wednesday, a decrease of 5 percent compared with the year-earlier month. Deliveries in North America ...

CIT Group, Inc. honored by UTI

CIT Group, Inc. has been named a 2014 Outstanding Industry Partner by Universal Technical Institute (UTI). The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) recently celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Lisle, Ill. facility. In recognition of ...

International dealer saves, re-opens motorcycle shop

Carrier Centers, an International truck dealership in Ontario, has gone light duty. Very light duty. The company recently celebrated the launch of a newly relocated motorcycle and rider store, Dualsport Plus, formerly based in Stoney Creek. The ...

Stoops Freightliner sponsors engine lab at local trade school

Stoops Freightliner has provided sponsorship of the Diesel Engines and Tune Up Lab at the Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis, Ind. Stoops agreed to sponsor the room in late summer and says ...

Fourth Annual golf outing benefits Beltway Companies’ scholarship

Beltway Companies recently held its fourth annual golf tournament for the company's endowed scholarship fund to benefit St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Held at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, Md., the ...

Used truck sales tick upward

Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose 6 percent month-over-month and 4 percent year-over-year in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used ...
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