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Rush teaming with ExxonMobil to salute truck drivers

ExxonMobil and Rush Truck Centers are teaming up to salute America’s truck drivers this week as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway for the Duck Commander 500. In addition ...

Pete offering free extended warranties on select trucks

Peterbilt says it will offer customers who purchase a new truck and finance through Paccar Financial a complimentary extended warranty. The offer is available until March 31, 2016 on trucks in dealer inventory ...

March Class 8 truck orders disappoint

Preliminary net Class 8 truck orders for March came in at 24,780 units, the lowest level since September 2014, according to FTR. March orders reflected the first negative year-over-year comparison since January 2013. “It is not surprising ...

Golden Office Trailers celebrating 40 years

Golden Office Trailers is celebrating its 40th year in business. Founded in 1975 by Hal Woods, the company continues to be owned and operated by the Woods family to this day. Prior to starting the company, ...

Carrier Centers getting into tire & wheel business

Carrier Centers, a network of six full service International dealerships, has acquired a new retail tire and rim business in Brantford. Carrier Centers has purchased the existing Queenston Tire & Rim and is rebranding the shop ...

FTR announces upcoming events

As the first quarter of 2015 comes to a close, FTR offers several events designed to explore current market data and provide insights on the economy and trucking environments. The first event, a ...

NATDA developing trailer-centric buyer’s guide

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is re-launching its annual buyer’s guide. The 2015 NATDA Trailer Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide is designed specifically so readers can see “at a glance” what is being ...

Anti-FET legislation introduced in the House

Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) have reintroduced  legislation that reaffirms congressional opposition to any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks. The concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 33, ...

Rush Truck Center gets large LNG truck order

Rush Truck Center – Jacksonville, Fla. recently sold 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Raven Transport. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says it will support the fleet by ...

Shell working on hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 rig  

Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company owner and designer, Bob Sliwa are developing a new hyper-fuel mileage Class 8 tractor trailer. This next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the StarShip, will feature a completely new ...

Volvo CEO reappointed to Board, gets vote of confidence

Volvo's CEO Olof Persson was reappointed to the company's board of directors Wednesday, only a few days after reports from Sweden said he was unlikely to retain his job through April. Reuters reported ...

Valley Freightliner holding vendor fair

Valley Freightliner's Olympia Branch will host its 3rd Annual Vendor Fair and Buyers Night on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Little Creek Casino and Resort.  The Vendor Fair is ...

Velocity Vehicle Group acquires Arizona Freightliner dealerships

Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG) has acquired Freightliner, Western Star of Arizona, Ltd. With the addition of the four Freightliner of Arizona locations in Tolleson, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff, VVG becomes one of the ...

Axalta, Peterbilt announce legacy custom color lines

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the development of a collection of custom colors exclusively for Peterbilt using special-effect pigments. The line’s signature color, Legendary Red, was featured on Peterbilt Truck Models 579 and ...
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