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Rush acquires North Carolina dealership group

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced late Wednesday its subsidiaries have acquired Piedmont International Trucks, which operates truck dealerships in North Carolina in a $3.5 million deal. The newly acquired International and Idealease franchises locations in ...

How much does a truck really cost?

You're probably well familiar with the term "sticker shock" when it comes to buying and selling a truck. But Patrick Gaskins, AmeriQuest Transportation Services Vice President of Financial Services, says factors beyond the purchase ...

Georgia Freightliner dealer hosts lawmaker

Peach State Freightliner dealer principal Rick Reynolds provided U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) with a tour of its dealership in Jefferson, Ga., this week. This was the first opportunity for Rep. Collins, a first-term member ...

Dealer Attitude Survey begins this week

The 2013 Dealer Attitude Survey of Manufacturers will be available to complete online this week. "Dealer input for the survey is crucial to help truck manufacturers identify challenges and successes," ATD Chairman Dick ...

Sprinter van gets update, new engine

The third generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter van launched this week in Dusseldorf, Germany. It's unveiling was not a massive redesign, but did offer significant upgrades throughout, including a new front end that places the Sprinter ...

Travis appoints new dealer

Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. has appointed Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, Inc. as its newest Independent Dealer. With a principal office in Jackson, Miss., Southern States also has full service branch offices ...

Shippers Condition Index improves

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March eased from February’s -9.5 reading to a current reading of -7.3, indicating a slightly improved but still negative environment for shippers. The Shippers Conditions Index ...

April truck sales up over March, down year-over-year

Class 8 sales fell 11.1 percent in April on declines at International (34.2 percent), and PACCAR, which fell 22.6 percent driven by slowdowns at Kenworth and Peterbilt. Class 8's largest gainer was Daimler's Western Star, ...

Ervin Equipment opening Mexico division

Ervin Equipment, Inc. Monday announced the opening of its Mexico City division, Ervin Mexicana. The new division has offices in Cuautitlán and Tlalnepantla de Baz. Spurred by growth in the transportation industry in Mexico ...

Volvo, Dongfeng deal gets approval

The European Commission has approved Volvo Trucks’s bid to partner with China's Dongfeng Motor, clearing the way for the Swedish truck maker to become the behemoth of the industry. Under the terms of the $900 million ...

KEA Advisors, ADP Truck team up for PROFIT clinics

ADP Truck has partnered with KEA Advisors to provide its PROFIT Clinics to ADP clients. According to KEA Advisors, these clinics will provide ADP members the operational knowledge and education for successful performance of commercial ...

Survey shows more fleets eyeing LNG

According to a recent PLS Logistics Services survey, an increasing number of fleets are planning to purchase natural gas powered trucks. To determine the potential of LNG vehicle use for industrial freight, PLS ...

Trucking Conditions Index rose in March

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for March as reported in the May 2013 Trucking Update reflected improvement in an already favorable environment for trucking with an additional increase to a reading of ...

Fleet Engineers releases new side skirt

Fleet Engineers has launched its AeroSaver, which is currently in production and is available for ordering. The company says the AeroSaver reduces fuel consumption by up to 7 percent. The skirt also has installation ...