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Diesel prices continue to climb

After two straight weeks of soaring jumps, the price of diesel leaked up 0.2 cents to $4.159 a gallon the Department of Energy said Monday. The price of fuel has climbed for sixth ...

Fontaine issues recall on International trucks

Citing a potential problem with dual steering installed by Fontaine Modification, the company is recalling 811 street sweepers and refuse trucks built by Navistar International Corp. The recall applies to International 4300, 4400, 7300, ...

Work Truck Show is next week

More than 10,000 work truck industry professionals will head to Indianapolis next week for North America‘s largest work truck event. The Work Truck Show 2013 runs March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center and features 500,000 square feet of the ...

AB Volvo sets annual meeting for April

AB Volvo’s will hold its Annual General Meeting Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. CET at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg. Shareholders who wish to participate amust be recorded as a shareholder in AB ...

Kenworth names 2013 Parts Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2013 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada, and Kenworth says the council’s ...

America Truck Showrooms expanding

American Truck Showrooms is adding an Atlanta location next month, the company announced Monday.  The Georgia dealership – located in Newnan, just south of the Atlanta airport on Interstate 85 – will be ...

FTR to host State of Freight webinar

FTR will host a 90 minute webinar next month featuring insights from Noel Perry and Larry Gross. The event will be moderated by FTR President Eric Starks and there will be time ...

Business conditions ‘soft’ but stable

"Soft" market conditions have forced many owner-operators to turn in leased vehicles prematurely, Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC) CV Parts Aftermarket Leading Indicator (PLI) suggests.  The PLI decreased slightly in January 2013 to 97.71 ...

Electric Vehicles International ramps up production for 2013

EVI, a producer of Alternative Energy Vehicles, announces significant and early 2013 gains in the medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturing industry sectors. “This is an exciting time for EVI, and consumers worldwide,” says ...

Monarch Beverage commits to major CNG fleet conversion

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage has two years to reach a fairly large goal. Fred Dufour, senior vice president for Indiana’s largest beer and wine distributor, Monarch Beverage, expects to have 85 percent of his company's diesel ...

Rush to sponsor NASCAR’s Stewart for three races

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart has added Rush Truck Centers as a primary car sponsor for three races this season.  Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships ...

Daimler sets 2013 truck sales expectations

At a press conference in Los Cabos, Mexico, Daimler Trucks North America and Daimler Trucks Mexico executives announced truck sales projections for 2013 while reviewing 2012 performance. In the Class 6-8 NAFTA marketplace, ...

Monthly Confidence Index rises again in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation announces the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index in the equipment finance market is up for the third consecutive month at 58.7, an increase from the January ...

Trailer orders plummet in January

Despite orders strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog, orders for new trailers crashed more than 30 percent from December. "A total of 20,357 net orders were booked in January, ...

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