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Jason Cannon

Daimler confirms 1,300 potential layoffs

Friday, Daimler Trucks confirmed Friday published reports concerning potential layoffs at plants at its North American plants. Daimler spokesman Dave Giroux says the company has notified approximately 1,300 workers in North Carolina and ...

NTP offering DPF and EGR coverage

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP), an independent provider of extended service contracts (ESCs) to the trucking industry, announced Friday the company will offer Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve ...

Distributor replacing fleet with Freightliner CNG trucks

J.J. Taylor Companies has ordered 43 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors, and plans to completely replace its Tampa-based fleet of 95 diesel tractors with the cleaner burning CNG units ...

ATD celebrates 50 years

American Truck Dealers (ATD) will celebrate its 50th convention next weekend in Orlando. The first convention, held in 1963, was called the Pipe and Drape Show, which was seven years before the ATD ...

Winter trucking report shows slow economic recovery

TAB Bank's Winter Trucking Report released Thursday says the economy is showing signs of a slow and steady economic recovery based on monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions and invoice size. Historically, ...

Carolina jobs targeted in Daimler cutback

Daimler Trucks North America announced yesterday it expects to lay off 1,300 workers in the United States, and the vast majority of them appear to be coming from the Charlotte, N.C. area.  According ...

Hino lands two J.D. Power medium-duty awards

Hino Trucks was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Conventional Medium Duty Engines” for the fifth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Medium Duty ...

PACCAR reports record profits for 2012

It's wasn't too bad to be PACCAR in 2012. In a year that saw the introduction of three new trucks – the Kenworth T680, Peterbilt Model 579 and DAF XF Euro 6 – the company announced Thursday record ...

Tax credits can influence truck sales

By Jason Cannon A small piece of the bridge over last year’s pending fiscal cliff included a depreciation allowance designed to spur capital investments and upgrades. “Bonus Depreciation” was extended through the end of ...

Dupré Logistics first to lease Peterbilt 579

With its agreement to lease 10 units, Dupré Logistics LLC Energy Distribution Services became the first PacLease customer to lease the Peterbilt Model 579.  Dupré will lease the trucks from PacLease’s company store in ...

Utility Trailer reaches production milestone

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced Wednesday the company has passed a production milestone by manufacturing more than 200,000 reefer trailers at the company’s Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing sites. Utility’s first Clearfield, Utah, plant opened ...

Daimler to cut up to 2,100 jobs

Daimler Trucks announced Wednesday the company plans to eliminate up to 2,100 jobs globally as they look to bolster profitability. As many as 1,300 production jobs in North America are targeted in the ...

Finding, hiring, training and keeping good techs

Finding technicians can be difficult.  But, once you've found them, you have to pay them, train them and keep them. “We are currently training technicians for jobs that we don’t know what they’ll be ...

Meritor reports earnings ‘below expectations’

Meritor announced first quarter sales were down 23 percent from the same period last year on an earnings call Wednesday. “Our performance this quarter was slightly below our expectations driven primarily by weaker ...