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DuraClass announces new staff

DuraClass has hired Ray Collins as plant manager for its manufacturing facility in Tishomingo, Miss., and Jeffery Terry as its new continuous improvement engineer. Collins has spent the past 32 years in the ...

Volvo opens customer test track at Virginia plant

Volvo Truck's New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia opened its 1.1-mile Customer Experience Track Tuesday during a celebration with Volvo executives, government officials and employees. The track features a paved ...

Vanguard Truck Centers opens new truck dealerships

Vanguard Truck Centers announced Tuesday the opening of two new Mack dealerships in Texas. “We are excited to welcome Victoria and El Campo to our family of dealerships,” says Tom Ewing, president of Vanguard ...

Stoops Freightliner names CIC for Indy location

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer has named service department manager Mike Miller Continuous Improvement Coordinator for its Indianapolis location. Miller has been with Stoops for 20 years and under his leadership, the company says its service department ...

Hogebuilt, Fitzgerald Glider Kits form partnership

Fitzgerald Glider Kits said Tuesday it will feature Hogebuilt fenders as the standard option on all Peterbilt 389 and 386 truck models. Fitzgerald Glider Kits currently builds around 2,700 units per year and ...

Managing fleet consolidation in your parts department

Karmak has released the newest piece in its thought leadership series, “Weathering Fleet Consolidation in the Parts Department.” Available HERE, the paper offers aftermarket businesses guidance for maintaining strong parts distribution levels during customer ...

Mitsubishi, Daimler partner on new lease for FUSO Canter FE Series

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) and Daimler Truck Financial, Monday announced the offering of a fair market value lease on new Canter FE Series trucks with a dry van body. The ...

Ox Bodies adds to production team

Ox Bodies has hired Michael Yi as product designer and Robert Keeton as product design engineer. Yi’s new role will be focused on supporting the installation area and service parts sales, the company ...

This is 40: A look inside Cummins’ Jamestown engine plant

People aren’t the only ones who can put down roots. Cummins first came to Western New York four decades ago. The Indiana-based engine manufacturer was in need of a facility to manufacture engine ...

Kenworth publishes brochure for new cabover models

Kenworth has produced a brochure on its new Kenworth K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers. The 12-page Kenworth K270 and K370 Cabover Brochure provides comprehensive product information, including detailed specifications for ...

Karmak publishes service profitability white paper

Karmak has released the newest post in its new Thought Leadership series, “Using Data to Increase Service Profit.” Available HERE, the paper was written by Karmak’s team of Adam Madsen, manager of product management, ...

Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra wheel option

Peterbilt said Thursday the company will make Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels – manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy – a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks. “This is a great new option for ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel names new president

Ken Kelley has been named group president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel companies, including Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Fontaine Parts Connection, Fontaine Coupling Solutions and Fontaine Fifth Wheel Europe. In this role, Kelley will be responsible ...

July truck orders surge 70%, set new six-month high

Truck orders for July – historically the worst month of the year – not only beat expectations, but set a new six-month high. “In July, historically the weakest month for order volumes, NA ...
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