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Kenworth celebrating 90 years

Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The truck's story began in 1923 when Harry W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington incorporated the Gersix Motor Company as "Kenworth" – a ...

JOST couplings now standard on Volvo trucks

Volvo Trucks announced the company will now equip fifth wheel coupling devices from JOST International as standard equipment on all of its North American tractors.  “Introduction of this new standard fifth wheel represents ...

QR codes have heavy-duty applications

Huey Lewis and the News made it “Hip to be Square” in 1986. Now, 27 years later, manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks are catching on. QR Codes — a square barcode-like decal affixed to goods ...

Daimler layoffs hitting Oregon plant

Daimler Trucks North America will lay off 250 union production workers at its Swan Island truck plant next month as part of a 1,300-worker downsizing throughout North America, nwlaborpress.org reported. Last month, the ...

Class 8 sales start new year poorly

Sales of Class 8 trucks in the U.S. certainly aren't ringing in the new year.  A report from Ward’s Automotive this week revealed sales of heavy-duty trucks totaled 13,158 – a drop of ...

Commercial Vehicle Group 4Q revenues sink

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. reported revenues of $173.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 Thursday, down 23.2 percent compared to $225.8 million for the prior-year period.  “Our fourth quarter revenues declined compared to both the prior-year ...

Great Lakes Truck Expo set for September

The 2013 Great Lakes Truck Expo (GLTE) will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in downtown Cleveland Sept. 18-19, Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) and Positively Cleveland ...

C-B Kenworth expands Maine location

C-B Kenworth is expanding its customer support with the opening of a parts and service facility in Auburn, Maine, located about a mile north of I-95. C-B Kenworth – Auburn is located at ...

Shippers Index begins to slide, Freight Index climbs

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index registered negative for December, reflecting a tightening capacity for shippers that is forecasted to increase dramatically as 2013 continues.  As freight continues to grow, potentially pressing federal regulations ...

Rush reports record revenues on strong sales figures

Rush Enterprises Inc. limped through a rough fourth quarter while roaring to record revenues in 2012, the company reported Wednesday. Rush, which operates one of the largest networks of commercial vehicle dealerships in North ...

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam, Inc.

DriveCam, Inc. announced Wednesday Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company. Johan Carlsson, President of Volvo Group Venture ...

Great Dane adds Montana dealer

The former S&P Brake Supply has joined the Great Dane full-service dealer network.  The company, renamed Rocky Mountain Great Dane, is headquartered in Billings, Mont. Joe Hoppman initially purchased S&P Brake Supply in 1991. The ...

Used Truck Association to hold training events

The Used Truck Association has announced a series of regional sales training events, Selling for Success. UTA says these two-day training seminars are all about sales — how to sell used and even ...

Ervin Equipment now offering Transcraft trailers

Ervin Equipment, Inc. has added the full line of new Transcraft trailers to its stock.  Transcraft manufactures a variety of flatbed and drop deck trailers sold under the Transcraft Eagle and Benson brands, encompassing ...

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