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Yokohama enhances Freightliner coverage

New Freightliner trucks can now be equipped with Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) complete line of commercial truck tires, the companies have announced. “All our truck tires, including ultra wide base, drive, trailer and ...

Trailer build rates climb, orders fall

Trailer build rates increased in March but with many fleet placements already booked for the year, orders continued to weaken. FTR reported March 2015 U.S. trailer net orders were 22,000 units, up 7 ...

Retirement plan lawsuits focus of next CliftonLarsonAllen webinar

CliftonLarsonAllen will hold a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. CDT on May 19 to educate the dealer market about several high-profile pending lawsuits that hinge on plan sponsors’ obligations under the Department ...

East Manufacturing adds to dealer network

East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer. With 43 years of experience, Great Western will sell East flatbed and drop deck trailers ...

Volvo truck net sales, order intake up

Volvo Trucks reported Wednesday first quarter net sales of $65.6 billion with truck order intake increasing by 3 percent. "During the quarter, we sold a total of slightly more than 48,000 trucks, which ...

Volvo dismisses truck boss

Volvo Group Wednesday morning dismissed Olof Persson as its president and chief executive, adding the company plans to hire Scania boss Martin Lundstedt to lead Volvo Trucks back to increased profitability and restructuring efforts. “After three years of focus on ...

New Workhorse owner changing company name

AMP Holding Inc., who acquired the Workhorse brand, logo, IP, patents, and assembly plant from a Navistar affiliate in March 2013, is changing the company's name to Workhorse Group Inc.. Along with the name change ...

Rush Enterprises posts $4M revenue improvement

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday that for the quarter ending March 31 a net income of $16.8 million. That compares favorably to a net income of $12 million for the same quarter last ...

Con-way makes heavy investment in AMTs

Con-way Truckload this week announced the purchase of 635 new, twin-screw tractors — each of which will be equipped with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The purchase of 575 new Kenworth T680s and 60 new ...

Advantage Truck Center moving closer to parent HQ

Charlotte-based Advantage Truck Center will build a 44,000-square-foot, $6.7 million facility in Guilford County near Volvo Trucks' North American headquarters, the Triad Business Journal reported. Construction is expected to be complete by the end ...

Paccar earnings, sales soar

Strong aftermarket sales and a bubbling trucking environment boosted Paccar's first quarter earnings to $378.4 million, an increase of 38 percent compared to $273.9 million in the first quarter last year. First quarter 2015 ...

Penske Truck Leasing honored for Clean Air Excellence

Penske Truck Leasing has earned the Clean Air Excellence Award, in the Clear Air Technology category, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As one of seven 2015 winners Penske is the only corporation; ...

International boosting Canadian presence

International Truck is adding more to its product suite for Canadian customers. The company announced the launch of its open architecture remote diagnostics system, OnCommand Connection, to the Canadian market along with the availability ...

Pedroso to lead Volvo Financial Services

Marcio Pedroso has been appointed president of Volvo Financial Services (VFS), Region the Americas, as of March 1, 2015. He takes over for Leo Hawkes, who has retired after 13 years with ...
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