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Commercial truck orders approach 400k in 2014

Truck order momentum built in 2014 as the calendar pages turned and according to ACT Research Co. (ACT), closed out with 380,200 net orders – a jump of 42 percent from 2013. "The Q4 order volume ...

Peterbilt concludes 75th anniversary tour

Spanning eight months, nearly 100 events and attracting almost 20,000 attendees, Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary truck and trailer has concluded its tour around the country. “Our customers and brand enthusiasts wholly embraced our anniversary celebration and we ...

Kenworth names Dealer Council members

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members are: Chairman - Mike Murphy, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kan.; Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth, Birmingham, Ala.; Bill ...

Dealer Profile: Brian M. Bruckner

To say Brian M. Bruckner, president of Amarillo, Texas-based Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc., doesn't know his business from the ground up is an injustice. The 2015 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Truck Dealer of the Year nominee ...

2014 trailer orders were ‘best ever’

The 45,500 net trailer orders posted in December in the U.S. barely missed setting a new record. It was the second highest month ever recorded, falling just 1.5% short of October 2014. Trailer orders ...

Motor Coach Industries spec’ing Bendix safety equipment

A suite of active safety and wheel-end technologies from Bendix are now available on vehicles from Motor Coach Industries (MCI). The Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, Bendix Wingman Advanced – A ...

Mack Financial Services offering special financing for veterans

Mack Financial Services is offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles. Recent veterans receiving an honorable discharge can receive a half percent (50 basis points) discount off the approved finance ...

Dealer Profile: Kari J. Rihm

Kari J. Rihm didn't set out to be president and chief executive officer of St. Paul, Minn.-based Rihm Kenworth, but she didn't have a lot of choice. The 2014 ATD Truck Dealer of ...

Yankee Kenworth opens parts store in Nashua, N.H.

Yankee Kenworth has opened a parts store in Nashua, N.H. – one of the largest cities in the state  "The southern tier of (New Hampshire) has been an area that we have been targeting ...

Volvo reaches record marketshare heights

Volvo Trucks announced Monday the company achieved a 12.4 percent market share for the combined U.S. and Canadian heavy-duty retail market, an all-time high. The company also reached a record share of 15.3 ...

Maxim Truck and Trailer inks deal with Ice Road Trucker

Filming for Ice Road Truckers Season 9 is underway, and at least one of its stars will have the support of a truck dealership. Maxim Truck and Trailer signed a one-year sponsorship deal ...

Eaton debuting new UltraShift PLUS ratios

Eaton says the new MXP (Multipurpose Extreme Performance) transmissions have lower overall numerical ratios and higher torque ratings, and deliver better shift performance to improve ...

Truck Centers Inc. names top vendor

Truck Centers presented its inaugural Outside Parts Sales Vendor of the Year for 2014 to Stemco's Keith Fally. The Outside Parts Salesmen each cast a vote to select the vendor that offered the ...

Volvo dedicates VNL to America’s Road Team

Volvo Trucks Friday dedicated a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 model equipped with advanced safety features and recognized the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team, the trucking industry’s premier safety outreach program. The ceremony took place ...
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