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Stoughton adds sales network director

Stoughton Trailers has named H. Dean Lindquist its sales network director. Lindquist comes to Stoughton from Sterling/Western Star where he served as southeast regional general manager. In his new role, Lindquist will be charged ...

Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham wins engine dealer award

Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham has been named Kenworth’s 2012 PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada.  The award recognizes the Kenworth dealer that excelled in 2012 at ...

Used truck volumes up

The used truck market saw a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March. The retail market was flat compared to February, while the wholesale market contracted. However the auction market roared back ...

Peterbilt names its Dealer of the Year

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo (N.D.) has been named the 2012 North American Dealer of the Year by Peterbilt Motors Company. Dealer principals Don Larson and Jeff Vanthournout accepted the award during the annual ...

Trailer orders down, cancellations moot

Net trailer orders for March were down 6 percent month over month and 12 percent year over year, according to an ACT Research Co report published in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. ...

Volvo Q1 profits down, truck orders up

An 11 percent improvement in first quarter truck orders weren't enough to offset Volvo AB's slumping sales. In an earnings call Thursday, the Swedish truck maker reported its first rise in truck orders ...

The LNG revolution is nigh

One of the most consistently debated topics in heavy-duty trucking is when the natural gas revolution will finally climb from its bunker and take the hill. Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, ...

Daimler Q1 sales dip, expectations lowered

Daimler AG said in its earnings call Wednesday the company's first-quarter North American truck sales dipped 3 percent and global truck sales fell 6 percent. “In the first three months of this year, ...

Rush heavy truck sales drop, medium & light sales rise

Rush Enterprises, Inc. posted a first quarter income of $13.5 million, despite a drop in the company's heavy truck sales. "As expected, declines in energy sector activity resulted in a decrease of our ...

Georgia Freightliner dealer sponsoring local race

Peach State Freightliner has signed on in sponsorship of the Southern Super Series race at Gresham Motorsports Park this August. In addition to the race, which will be called the "Peach State Freightliner 125 Presented ...

Leasing and Finance Index flat in March

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed ...

Shippers Conditions Index falls, likely to get tighter

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for February fell more than two points following a similar decline in January.  The current reading of -9.5 reflects an expectation for increasingly difficult conditions for ...

UPS to buy 700 LNG trucks

UPS announced Tuesday plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, UPS's LNG fleet will be one of the most ...

Ryder boasts improved profits

Ryder System, Inc. reported earnings of $40.8 million Tuesday, compared with $34.9 million in the year-earlier period. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $1.56 billion, up 2 percent from $1.54 ...