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Guidance for dealing with a termination

Letting someone go can be hard. To make sure you do it correctly, be sure to follow these helpful guidelines.

Surviving your exit and succession planning

Deciding you want to retire is easy. But deciding how? For a truck dealer that question is a lot more complicated. Kevin Kennedy, CEO, and Joseph Bazzano, COO, of Beacon Exit Planning and ...

An in-depth look at succession planning

Hard as it may be to hear, you can’t run your business forever. At some point there will be a time where you’ll want (or need) to step aside, and when that ...

GALLERY – A trip around the track at Navistar’s new proving grounds

On Monday Navistar announced the opening of its new 668-acre Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. On Tuesday, the truck maker opened the track to visitors, showcasing all of its school buses, medium-, ...

Making necessary changes to used truck prices

(This is Part III of a three-part Successful Dealer feature on used truck pricing. To read Part I, please click here.) “It’s not such a hard thing to do but its time consuming,” ...

Finding the sweet spot in used truck pricing

Robin. Art Garfunkel. Scottie Pippen. The Sundance Kid. In every duo there has to be a No. 2. In a truck dealer’s business, that No. 2 is typically the used truck department. New truck ...

Setting the correct used truck price

(This is Part II of a three-part Successful Dealer feature on used truck pricing. To read Part I, please click here.) Ely views this as a much more challenging task. “The majority of dealers ...

DTNA increasing medium-, severe-duty plant production

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months. The Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant ...

Roadcheck 2015: Can you sell this?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have announced Roadcheck 2015 will be held June 2-4. The annual inspection program netted more than 72,000 inspections in 2014 and put ...

Steering clear of the hazards of emission tampering

Tampering has existed in the HD market for ages. But with emission systems and regulations becoming more complex, service providers must be diligent to remain compliant — and out of the EPA’s ...

WABCO invests in North American manufacturing

WABCO is making itself at home in the United States. The company announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) that it plans to invest $17 million into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility ...

Truck Centers, Inc. tech nabs Redline ‘Rock Star’ award

Redline Detection has named Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) as the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. McNees, a top tier ASE Master Certified heavy-duty truck technician, has ...

New Yokohama plant nearing completion

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi announces its new commercial tire plant in West Point, Miss., is nearing completion. The roughly one-million-square-foot factory is on target to begin production in October 2015, with many of ...

Bendix boosts Wingman collision avoidance product line

Bendix Wingman Fusion, a groundbreaking integration of advanced safety technologies, is now available from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. Bendix unveiled the next-generation safety system this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in ...
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