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Jason Cannon

Study: Private fleets adding equipment faster than for-hire

Results from the Q2 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows private fleets are currently adding capacity with additional units at a faster rate than for-hire fleets. Half of ...

Commercial Truck Trader launches timed auction

CommercialTruckTrader.com has partnered with Proxibid to create and launch Bid Trader Auctions, a project the companies claim will be the largest online auction platform in the marketplace. Bid Trader launches May 14. “Combining our Iron ...

Sustainability, fuel economy at core of Mobil Delvac’s new low-viscosity oil

Low-viscosity engine oil will be one of the key components used by diesel engines to meet the soon-to-be-implemented federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, set to be phased in starting next ...

RDO undergoing growth in North Dakota

RDO Truck Centers, with locations in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck N.D., is expanding to Dickinson, N.D. Next month RDO Truck Centers will open a new 24,000 square foot full service facility on ...

Commercial Vehicle Group to close DeKalb, Ill. facility

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. said Friday the company plans to close its wire-harness assembly facility located in DeKalb, Ill. and transfer that work to facilities in Edgewood and Monona, Iowa. “To remain competitive, we continually evaluate CVG’s ...

Website auctions surplus parts, markets unsold service time

A new website recently launched aimed at finding buyers for dealerships' surplus parts supplies. Surplus-Solutions.com is an online market place that links together buyers and sellers of surplus parts and labor. Site co-founder Tom Brown, ...

Class 8 orders remain above 20k in April

Class 8 preliminary net orders of 23,300 represent a continuation of the narrow North American order trend that has been in place since last October. “April’s Class 8 preliminary net orders were up ...

Florida okays incentives to buy NG trucks

The Florida House of  Representativs passed HB 579 to promote the use of natural gas fuels, giving dealers of natural gas trucks and equipment a shot in the arm. The legislation, according to ...

Peterbilt crowns dealership its parts and service leader

Quebec, Canada-based Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval led Peterbilt’s aftermarket performance in 2012 and was named Peterbilt’s North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year. The award was presented during Peterbilt’s annual Dealer Meeting ...

Penske Leasing establishing tech scholarship

Penske Truck Leasing has established at $3,000 scholarship through Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation open to qualified students enrolled in UTI's diesel technician program. According to our sister site, Truck Parts & Service, the new ...

ATA makes improvements to website

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has rolled out an redesigned and updated trucking.org website as part of its ongoing effort to bolster its communications and image efforts. “The new trucking.org cements ATA’s position ...

Wabash sees 4% price spike in trailer unit sales

While its truck-making counterparts posted declines in sales, trailer manufacturer Wabash National saw a slight uptick in first quater revenues, the company said on its earnings call Wednesday. The company posted $5.7 million ...

Freightliner dealer awards scholarships

For the third consecutive year, Truck Centers, Inc., a St. Louis-area Freightliner/Western Star dealer network of seven locations, has awarded scholarships to employees and their dependents. The scholarship committee announced recipients this week ...

‘Bulldog Magazine’ now available on Android

Mack Trucks’ Bulldog Magazine is now available for on Android smart phones and tablets through a new Android app Mack launched for download through Google Play. “As our society relies more and more ...