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July Class 8 orders on the ‘high side of expectations’

Just more than 24,600 new Class 8 trucks were ordered in July – slightly higher than expected – while Classes 5-7 posted 15,900 net orders. “In July, Class 8 orders broke to the high ...

Pete sells 100K MX-13s

Paccar has reached a milestone with its MX-13, having now placed 100,000 of the engines in the marketplace over the last five years. The 100,000th MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented ...

Predictive cruise control now available for T680 and T880

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine. Available as a factory-installed option, Kenworth says the new system combines cruise control with ...

TBEI renews ISO certification

Truck Bodies & Equipment International's Lake Crystal, Minn. facility has successfully renewed its ISO 9001:2008 Certification. The Lake Crystal facility is home to TBEI’s corporate offices, and manufactures Crysteel, J-Craft and Ox SuperDump ...

Trinity Trailers nominated for Business of the Year Award

Dallas, Texas-based Trinity Trailers has been nominated for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business of the Year Award. The Business of the Year Award, presented Oct. 21 by the North Dallas ...

Edmonton Kenworth opens new Alberta facility

Edmonton Kenworth recently opened a major, new full-service dealership equipped with 42 service bays in Leduc, Alberta. Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc sits on 16 acres near the Edmonton International Airport and features an ...

Trailer orders climb over July 2014 levels

July trailer net orders for the U.S. were 20,400 units, a 24 percent below the previous month but a 13 percent improvement over a year ago. According to FTR, the month-over-month drop coincided ...

2015 Successful Dealer Award finalist: River States Truck and Trailer

Founded in 1972 in La Crosse, Wis., by Bob Frise, River States Truck and Trailer has become the premier truck and trailer dealer and service center in Western Wisconsin. And it's still a ...

Triad Freightliner expands through acquisitions

Greensboro, N.C.-based Triad Freightliner has purchased three dealerships, expanding the company's reach in its home state and into Tennessee. The Greensboro News & Record reported Traid has purchased West Carolina Freightliner locations in Hickory ...

Kenworth amps up battery spec’ing options

Kenworth is now offering the ultracapacitor-based Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) as a factory-installed option for new Kenworth T680s and T880s as a way to enhance protection against battery drainage. Kenworth says the module provides ...

Freightliner extends NASCAR contract

Freightliner Trucks announces a five-year contract extension with several of its NASCAR partners. Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing South and JTG Daugherty Racing have all renewed their agreements with Freightliner through the 2020 NASCAR ...

MHC opens first TRP store in U.S.

Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC), heavy truck dealer with more than 60 locations, has opened the first TRP All-Makes Parts and Service store in the U.S. MHC has been selling TRP parts within its network for years, ...

Summit Truck Group holds technician rodeo

Summit Holdings service technician Thomas Pianalto from the company's Lowell, Ark., location received top honors at the company's 3rd Annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo in Springfield, Mo. recently. Thomas received $6,003 in prize ...

NATDA show expecting record attendance

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announces record attendance is expected for its upcoming 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention. The 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held Sept. 10-12, ...
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