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FTR says Trucking Conditions Index rises on cue

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the December 2012 Trucking Update, rose to 9.6 points in September before slipping back to a 7.9 reading in October. That September increase was a ...

PacLease adds eight franchises

Paccar Leasing (PacLease) has added eight new franchise locations in six states and one Canadian province to meet increasing demand. PacLease franchises are opening new locations in Dallas, Heyburn, Idaho, Loves Park, Ill., ...

Mack, Volvo meet 2014 fuel efficiency and emissions standards

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have certified all Volvo Group trucks in the U.S. – both Mack and Volvo brands – in accordance with ...

Horne receives Peterbilt lifetime achievement award

Peterbilt Motors Company announces Tom Horne of Hunter Peterbilt has been posthumously awarded the Marvin F Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 2012 Used Truck Association (UTA) Convention.  Horne’s wife Amy ...

Class 8 orders plummet in November

It wasn't a very happy Thanksgiving for Class 8 truck orders.  Preliminary data from ACT Research shows orders for Class 8 trucks in November fell to 20,200. That's a a 15 percent drop from ...

Rush forecasts slightly better sales in 2013

Truck sales in 2013 will be flat to as much as 5 percent higher than in 2012, said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises. Any increase would be driven by ...

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

Service, more than brands or products alone, will drive the success of Rush Enterprises, said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, CEO and president. The Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo, which concluded Tuesday night, is ...

Equipment Finance expected to grow in 2013

U.S. businesses and government agencies will finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013, released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance ...

TMC releases 2013 Recommended Practice Manual

American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council has introduced the 2012-2013 Recommended Practices Manual. The new edition is a two-volume set is said to include TMC’s Recommended Maintenance Practices Manual, featuring maintenance and ...

Cummins expects to slash jobs

A sluggish economy has proven to be more than one auto-industry behemoth can bear.  Cummins Inc. announced this week that  they plan to cut up to1,500 jobs by year's end on the heels of sluggish ...

Con-way named Sonoco Carrier of the Year

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., Tuesday announced it has been named Carrier of the Year by Sonoco for the third consecutive year, marking the fourth time ...

Price of diesel falls below $4

Diesel fell 3.6 cents to $3.991 a gallon the Department of Energy announced Monday. The dip in price for diesel puts it under $4 for just the third time in the past four ...

Obama visits Detroit Diesel

DETROIT – President Barack Obama Monday visited Detroit Diesel Corporation to recognize that the company's Detroit DT12  automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing ...

Jost adds new competition to Rush Rodeo

Fifth-wheel maker Jost, one of the suppliers at the Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo, added its own competition as a sideline to the main rodeo. Technicians who want a quick hands-on challenge ...

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