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Maxim Truck & Trailer walks, raises nearly $70k

Posted on July 02, 2015

A team from Maxim Truck & Trailer, led by President Doug Harvey, participated in The Challenge for Life event in Winnipeg and walked 20 kms, raising $67,523. The Challenge for Life is a ...

ATD shows concern regarding Excise Tax

Posted on July 02, 2015

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) report the U.S. House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees held hearings in June focusing on the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall and the search for ...

Orlando tech takes Navistar top honors

Posted on July 02, 2015

Rob Ball, of Orlando, Fla.-based Maudlin International Trucks, Inc., took top honors at the ninth annual Navistar Service Technician Rodeo. Ball, one of three repeat winners of Navistar's Top Service Technician crown, also ...

Summit Truck Group holds open house

Posted on July 02, 2015

Summit Truck Group and Summit Lease & Rental hosted a customer open house at its Springfield, Mo., location last week with more than 300 customers attending the event. Summit’s Springfield location opened its ...

Brown NationaLease celebrates 75 years

Posted on July 02, 2015

Brown NationaLease recently celebrated 75 years of being in business with a reception attended by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and approximately 500 guests. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail buffet and received a commemorative gift ...

Custom Truck Sales celebrates 50 years with Kenworth

Posted on July 01, 2015

Custom Truck Sales (CTS) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a Kenworth dealership with five customer events that attracted nearly 1,000 customers at its dealerships in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Arnold Leach organized a ...

Successful Dealer Award Semi-Finalist: Beltway Companies

Posted on July 01, 2015

The 10 semi-finalists for the 2015 Successful Dealer Award will be announced over the next several weeks. Three finalists will be selected and profiled leading up to the award ceremony at CV ...

New England Kenworth acquires C-B Kenworth

Posted on July 01, 2015

Joseph Alosa, President and CEO of Yankee Trucks, LLC and Green Mountain Kenworth, Inc. said Wednesday that he has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of C-B Kenworth in Portland ...

Kenworth TruckTech+ available on new trucks

Posted on July 01, 2015

Kenworth says its TruckTech+ diagnostics platforms is now in production on new Class 8 trucks spec'd with a Paccar MX-13 engine. “Kenworth TruckTech+ analysis helps fleets and truck operators to maximize uptime and efficiency,” says Jason ...

Link appoints new sales manager

Posted on July 01, 2015

Link Manufacturing, Ltd., has appointed Tom Perez to the role of North American Field Sales Manager. In this role, Link says Perez will be leading the activities of Link’s regional sales managers, as ...

New Kenworth 76-in. sleeper available for order

Posted on June 30, 2015

Kenworth Truck Copmany announces its T680 and T880 models are now available for order with a 76. in. mid-roof sleeper cab. Introduced earlier this year, Kenworth’s 76-in. mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid ...

Volvo Group opens central distribution center

Posted on June 30, 2015

Volvo Group has inaugurated its new one million square-foot Central Distribution Center (CDC) in Byhalia, Miss. The $70 million state-of-the-art facility supports the company’s Mack and Volvo truck brands, as well as Volvo ...

VW truck boss Renschler named Scania chairman

Posted on June 30, 2015

When Andreas Renschler left Daimler Trucks for Volkswagen, conspiracy theorists thought that was surely a sign that VW was positioning itself to enter the North American commercial truck market, most likely via purchase. Whether ...

Sources say GM poised for partnership with Navistar

Posted on June 30, 2015

General Motors exited its 2009 bankruptcy without a medium duty commercial truck segment and was greeted by a country in the grip of a recession, but all indications are the Detroit behemoth ...

New Peterbilt sleeper now available

Posted on June 29, 2015

Peterbilt says its new 58-in. sleeper, which is ideal for weight conscious short- and regional-haul applications, is now available for order through the company’s dealer network. The new sleeper is available for Peterbilt’s ...

Wabash National holding investor event in August

Posted on June 29, 2015

Wabash National Corporation has announced it will host an investor day for institutional investors and analysts on Aug.18, 2015, at the company’s headquarters in Lafayette, Ind. Wabash National’s investor event will provide an ...

Shealy Truck Center celebrates 75 years with Mack

Posted on June 29, 2015

Columbia, S.C.-based Mack dealer Shealy Truck Center recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a Mack dealer. Originally established in 1932, company founder James H. “Bo” Shealy became a Mack Trucks dealer in April 1940 ...

Successful Dealer Award Semi-Finalist: Four Star Freightliner

Posted on June 28, 2015

The 10 semi-finalists for the 2015 Successful Dealer Award will be announced over the next several weeks. Three finalists will be selected and profiled leading up to the award ceremony at CV ...

Kenworth offering rebate on new ICON truck

Posted on June 28, 2015

Kenworth Truck Company and Paccar Financial are offering a $3,000 rebate for qualifying U.S. and Canadian fleets and truck operators purchasing new Kenworth ICON 900 trucks financed through Paccar Financial through the ...

Early bird rates for FTR Transportation Conference end Wednesday

Posted on June 28, 2015

Registration for FTR’s 11th annual Transportation Conference is now open and includes early bird registration opportunities and discounts for interested attendees until this Wednesday, July 1, 2015. According to FTR, participants can expect ...

DTNA makes investment in Zonar

Posted on June 25, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Zonar Systems, Inc. have announced DTNA has become a minority investor in Zonar. This investment marks a milestone in DTNA’s development of smarter connected vehicles and in ...

Tri State Truck Center to host high school event

Posted on June 25, 2015

Shrewsbury, Mass.-based Tri State Truck Center will host an event at their facility Saturday, June 27 for high school students considering careers as diesel technicians and curious about opportunities available to them in ...

Karmak heading toward record-setting year

Posted on June 25, 2015

Karmak, Inc. says its projections are showing another unprecedented year in 2015. “The momentum that we saw in 2014 has continued into this year, and we’re excited to help our customers achieve their ...

TA/Petro holding fundraiser for drivers

Posted on June 25, 2015

TA/Petro is once again running its Band Together for SCF fund raising event in 2015. The company says the promotion, which will run the entire month of August, will involve selling wrist bands ...

Trucking industry speaks out in supporting new fuel economy standards

Posted on June 24, 2015

Note: Click through the gallery above to read the public responses from several heavy-duty engine, vehicle and component manufacturers, as well as multiple industry groups. Late last week the EPA and DOT released ...

Peterbilt hosts customers at plant tour

Posted on June 24, 2015

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the Paccar manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, this week, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of ...

Frack named new general manager at DTNA

Posted on June 24, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Eileen Frack to the position of general manager of Human Resources. Frack, who formerly served the company as director of Executive Management Development, will succeed David ...

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. wins seventh Athena Award

Posted on June 24, 2015

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has been awarded Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.)'s 2014 Athena Award for Excellence. The award is given to the North American trailer manufacturer with the highest utilization of P.S.I.’s ThermALERT option available ...

Minnesota holding ‘Donaldson Company Day’

Posted on June 23, 2015

Donaldson Company is celebrating its centennial with an Open House at the company's Bloomington, Minn. global headquarters this week. In recognition of this milestone, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, has proclaimed today ...

Fuso names new president, CEO

Posted on June 23, 2015

Jecka Glasman, who has served as MFTA’s Business Development Director since 2014, will succeed Todd Bloom effective July 1.

Four Star Freightliner – Valdosta, Ga. 100% system-certified

Posted on June 23, 2015

The team of diesel technicians at the Four Star Freightliner's Valdosta, Ga. dealership is now 100 percent system-certified. “There is a tremendous amount of work that has to be done to reach this ...

Maxim Truck & Trailer set to be featured in web series

Posted on June 23, 2015

Maxim Truck & Trailer will be featured in an upcoming episode of the web comedy series WindCity. Produced in Winnipeg by Skinny Films, a subsidiary of Frank Digital, companies and organizations with great community spirit ...

Riverview International Trucks completes renovation

Posted on June 23, 2015

Sacramento, Calif.-based Riverview International Trucks has completed an eight-month remodel and expansion of its West Sacramento location, adding 2,400 square feet to the building, a new drivers lounge, updated service write up area and offices, new sales ...

Successful Dealer Award finalists selected

Posted on June 23, 2015

Handing out the Successful Dealer Award has become one of my favorite parts of my job. Everybody likes to give things away and it feels good to be able to recognize someone ...

EPA, DOT propose next round of fuel economy standards

Posted on June 22, 2015

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of the program ...

Mrzyglod wins NationaLease Tech Challenge

Posted on June 22, 2015

For an impressive fourth year in a row, Bob Mrzyglod, a diesel technician with Aim NationaLease, Girard, Ohio, was named Top Tech at NationaLease’s Fifth Annual Tech Challenge, a national competition of ...

PSI honors Wabash National

Posted on June 22, 2015

Pressure Systems International (PSI) presented Wabash National Tank Trailer Division with its 2014 Tanker OEM Excellence Award at the 67th annual National Tank Truck Carriers Conference & Exhibits earlier this year. PSI says ...

Stahl Peterbilt introduces mobile parts store

Posted on June 21, 2015

Stahl Peterbilt has added a mobile parts store to its parts department in Grande Prairie. “We are very excited to have this unit on the road. There was no doubt that our Parts ...

Trailer orders continue downward spiral

Posted on June 21, 2015

May 2015 U.S. Trailer net orders fell 14 percent from April to 15,200 units, down 29 percent year-over-year. A summer slide was expected, but this year's came earlier and has been more pronounced ...

Bendix Spicer produces millionth air disc brake

Posted on June 21, 2015

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) has surpassed the 1 million-unit production mark with its Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. The company says the production effort is driven by the industry’s increasing use ...

Dana opens new global technology center

Posted on June 21, 2015

Dana Holding Corporation has officially inaugurated its 16th global technology center in Cedar Park, Texas. Currently employing 35 engineers and support staff with capacity for more than 80, the 40,000 sq.-ft. facility is devoted to ...

Valley Freightliner holds vendor fair

Posted on June 18, 2015

Valley Freightliner of Olympia recently held its 3rd Annual Vendor Fair at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, where customers in attendance received the best pricing of the year on parts from the ...

Truck Center Companies golf event raises $220k for Make-A-Wish

Posted on June 18, 2015

Truck Center Companies 21st annual golf benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska attracted 264 golfers to Tiburon Golf Club and raised $220,000 for the Wish kids. Truck Center Companies is the largest single outside ...

Truck dealers head to DC

Posted on June 18, 2015

Truck dealers recently headed to Washington, DC for an American Truck Dealers fly-in. Representing Iowa were former IADA and ATD Chairman George Grask of Cedar Rapids Truck Center, IADA Heavy Duty Truck ...

GALLERY: Meet the Mack Master’s champs from Babine Truck & Equipment

Posted on June 18, 2015

Clarence Oosterhoff, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Tyler Kronebusch, from Prince George, British Columbia-based Babine Truck & Equipment, were named the inaugural 2015 Mack Masters champions this week at Mack's Customer Care ...

Grote Industries hosts “I Make America” event

Posted on June 17, 2015

Grote Industries hosted an “I Make America” event featuring elected officials and highlighting how manufacturers contribute to their surrounding communities and the national economy at its corporate headquarters on May 28, 2015. Company leaders, ...

On-site health center paying dividends at Bendix

Posted on June 17, 2015

A good move is paying off with good health at Bendix. In 16 months since its opening in September 2013, the on-site Bendix Health Center at the company's Huntington, Ind., manufacturing facility has achieved a 91 percent ...

SAF-Holland introduces new tandem slider suspension

Posted on June 17, 2015

SAF-Holland introduces what it claims is the lightest weight tandem slider suspension system available in the North American trailer market, the ULX40 UltraLite slider suspension axle system with composite spring-ride technology. Packaged in an ...

Utility Trailer releases promotional videos

Posted on June 17, 2015

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has releaseed four videos featuring the 4000D-X Composite dry van, 3000R reefer, a corporate video, and a company history video now available on the company’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/UtilityTrailerMfg. According ...

GM jumps back in medium-duty cabover market

Posted on June 16, 2015

General Motors' exit from the low cab forward medium-duty market lasted roughly five years. The Detroit automaker announced Monday the company would bring the trucks back with six models beginning with the ...

Navistar adds Shaw Tracking to OnCommand Connection

Posted on June 16, 2015

Navistar has added Shaw Tracking, one of Canada's major telematics providers, to its OnCommand Connection (OCC) open architecture remote diagnostics system for its International trucks. "OnCommand Connection has had an extremely rapid rollout ...

Babine Truck & Equipment wins inaugural Mack Masters competition

Posted on June 16, 2015

Clarence Oosterhoff, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Tyler Kronebusch, from Prince George, British Columbia-based Babine Truck & Equipment, were named the inaugural 2015 Mack Masters champions Tuesday at Mack's Customer Care Center ...

New Brunswick gets new Kenworth dealership

Posted on June 16, 2015

Bayview Kenworth has purchased an existing independent parts and service dealership in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and converted it into a new 13,000-sq.-ft. Kenworth parts and service dealership. The facility features six truck service bays ...

New trailer from Ox Bodies

Posted on June 16, 2015

Ox Bodies says its new Trail Ox Series of end dump trailers adds on-the-job versatility for a range of hauling applications, including sand-to-large aggregates, riprap and asphalt. Designed for long-term reliability and profitability, Ox ...

Truck buyers address maintenance issues in recent survey

Posted on June 16, 2015

In case you were wondering, today's emission systems remain a serious conundrum for heavy-duty truck owners. According to a recent survey of owner-operators conducted by Successful Dealer sister publication Overdrive, after preventive maintenance, emission system ...

Five teams vying for inaugural Mack Masters title

Posted on June 15, 2015

And then there were five. Five teams of technicians from Mack Trucks' North American dealership network are vying for top honors in the first Mack Masters technician contest in Allentown, Pa. Tuesday. The five ...

Truck Centers of Arkansas tech wins state title

Posted on June 15, 2015

Aaron Martin of Truck Centers of Arkansas took home Grand Champion honors at the Arkansas Technician Championship annual contest on last weekend in Rogers, Ark. Martin's title-winning performance was led by first-place finishes in ...

Cummins’ Redefining Tour kicks off in Indiana

Posted on June 15, 2015

The 2015 Cummins Redefining Tour is underway. The coast-to-coast mobile tour began Saturday, June 13 in Columbus, Ind., home of Cummins' headquarters. Cummins says the tour will showcase both current and future technologies, visit 34 ...

NationaLease honors members for service excellence

Posted on June 15, 2015

NationaLease has honored thirteen member companies for providing exceptional reciprocal service to fellow members within the NationaLease network. The awards were presented during the Maintenance Managers Meeting last month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “We ...

SAF-Holland makes executive appointment

Posted on June 15, 2015

SAF-Holland says Mike Kamsickas has been named president of the Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit, replacing Jack Gisinger, who is retiring at the end of the year. As president, SAF-Holland says Kamsickas is responsible ...

Managing phone sales inquiries

Posted on June 14, 2015

Do you know how to handle a prospective customer if one calls out of the blue? Can you quickly and efficiently evaluate their potential to buy, provide them vehicle information and move them ...

Kenworth adds Yokohama tire option

Posted on June 12, 2015

Kenworth has added Yokohama tires as an option for its new heavy and medium duty conventional trucks. Kenworth customers can now specify Yokohama’s 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering ...

NATDA releases training schedule for upcoming convention

Posted on June 12, 2015

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has released the official dealer education schedule for the 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention, from Sept. 10-12, 2015, at the Music City Center in Nashville, ...

Upcoming UTA webinar focuses on I-Shift

Posted on June 11, 2015

The Used Truck Association (UTA) will host a free webinar covering Volvo's I-Shift transmission June 18 at 2 p.m. Among the topics covered will be features and benefits, how should truckers properly operate it, ...

Bendix brakes now available with SAF-Holland lift axle suspension

Posted on June 11, 2015

SAF-Holland announces the Bendix ADB22X Air Disc Brake has been selected as an upcoming available option on the NEWAY LSZ Steerable Lift Axle Suspension System. The ADB22X disc brake was selected as an option ...

Navistar banking on medium duty market turn around

Posted on June 11, 2015

Growth in sales of medium duty trucks has been on the rebound in recent months, and Navistar CEO Troy Clarke is hoping that's a trend that continues. "Medium duty sales have been in ...

Navistar gets new truck sales boss

Posted on June 11, 2015

Navistar International says it has appointed Jeff Sass as its senior vice president of North American truck sales. Sass joins Navistar following a 20-year career at Paccar, where he held various roles in ...

Cummins launches new mobile app for Android

Posted on June 11, 2015

Cummins has released an Android version of its free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app. Cummins says the QSOL mobile app provides easy, on-the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate ...

Dealership management book set to be published

Posted on June 10, 2015

Walter McDonald, president of The McDonald Group Inc., has delivered more than 2,600 equipment dealer management workshop presentations worldwide, and he's consolidated his more than 40 year experience into a new book scheduled ...

Talbert Manufactruing names new VP

Posted on June 09, 2015

Talbert Manufacturing has promoted Troy Geisler to vice president of sales and marketing. Before his promotion, Geisler was Talbert’s Great Lakes area sales manager. Talbert says Geisler will be responsible for developing strategies to ...

Meritor WABCO supports NTSB recommendation

Posted on June 09, 2015

Meritor WABCO has announced its support of the recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concerning the adoption of forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking systems. In a report published this ...

MEMA supports ESC mandate

Posted on June 09, 2015

On June 3, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the release of its final rule requiring the inclusion of electronic stability control systems on commercial ...

Maxim Truck and Trailer raises $22k for charity

Posted on June 09, 2015

Maxim Truck and Trailer helped raise $22,000 for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through a charity BBQ held recently at its Winnipeg dealership. More than 500 people participated in the event that was part of ...

National Truck Protection boosts coverage offering

Posted on June 08, 2015

National Truck Protection has partnered with RoadsideMasters.com to offer nationwide Commercial Vehicle Roadside Service on select NTP and ATP warranties. Much more than a basic roadside package, NTP says the RoadsideMasters.com Commercial Vehicle ...

New Kenworth parts and service facility opens in Indiana

Posted on June 08, 2015

Lower Great Lakes Kenworth has opened a 10,000 sq.-ft. parts and service facility in Lafayette, Ind., with convenient access to U.S. Interstate 65, State Route 38 and the Sagamore Parkway. “Lafayette is home ...

TAG Truck Center hosts Community Appreciation Day

Posted on June 08, 2015

TAG Truck Center, a Freightliner and Western Star dealer with nine locations across five states, recently hosted Community Appreciation Days at its Sikeston, Mo. and Calvert City, Ky. locations. Each event featured Optimus Prime, ...

MHC acquires dealerships from R.L. French

Posted on June 08, 2015

The Murphy-Hoffman Company truck dealership group has acquired five dealerships from R.L. French Corporation across three Midwestern states. Dealerships in Des Moines and Cedar rapids, Iowa, Omaha, Neb., and Rock Island, Ill. will bring ...

Riverview International Trucks completes expansion, remodel

Posted on June 08, 2015

West Sacramento, Calif.-based Riverview International Trucks completed an eight month remodel and expansion at its West Sacramento location. Riverview International partner Eric Bassett says the remodel and expansion allows employees to service its customer ...

New Frost & Sullivan report supports ‘big data’ in trucking

Posted on June 07, 2015

Frost & Sullivan has released a new study titled Executive Impact Analysis of Big Data in the Trucking Industry that notes big data analytics in the trucking industry generated revenues of $93.9 million in ...

Peterbilt of Lincoln breaks ground on new facility

Posted on June 07, 2015

Construction is underway on a new Peterbilt dealership along I-80 in Lincoln, Neb. Peterbilt of Lincoln is being built on nine acres between I-80 and Arbor Road, near Exit 405 (N. 56th Street). The ...

Bendix applauds NHTSA stability control mandate

Posted on June 07, 2015

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) choice of ESC (electronic stability control) for its final rule requiring full-stability technology on Class 7 and Class 8 ...

PacLease celebrating 35th anniversary

Posted on June 04, 2015

If you're a Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer, now is the time to wish a happy birthday to PacLease. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company, formally known as Paccar Leasing Company, was born 35 years ago this month ...

NHTSA publishes future ESC mandate

Posted on June 04, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a Final Rule requiring all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped with electronic stability control systems that prevent vehicle rollovers. The mandate ...

Navistar shaves losses on strong quarterly sales

Posted on June 04, 2015

Navistar Thursday announced a second quarter 2015 net loss of $64 million, down significantly from the second quarter 2014 net loss of $297 million. Revenues in the quarter were $2.7 billion and EBITDA was $85 million versus ...

Thermo King honors Target fleet

Posted on June 04, 2015

Thermo King has presented Target with the company’s 2015 Energy Efficiency Leader award. Thermo King says it recognized Target for its use of efficient refrigeration units that deliver innovative ways to optimize energy, ...

Daubert Chemicals improves website

Posted on June 04, 2015

Daubert Chemical has launched its revamped website. The new site is designed to provide increased functionality and a greatly enhanced user experience for Daubert’s broad customer base and those who simply want to ...

Volvo hits energy milestone ahead of schedule

Posted on June 03, 2015

Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been ...

Class 8 Orders decline sharply in May

Posted on June 03, 2015

FTR has released preliminary data showing May 2015 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 19,714 units, an 11 percent month-over-month decline and 23 percent lower than a year ago. Orders fell ...

Star Truck Rentals moves to Fusion

Posted on June 03, 2015

Star Truck Rentals has signed with Karmak to use the company's Fusion business management system. For more than 20 years, Karmak has been a proud partner of Star Truck Rentals. Karmak and Star ...

Penske Truck Rental donates to paralyzed veterans

Posted on June 03, 2015

Penske Truck Rental closed out Military Appreciation Month with a donation of $150,000 to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The donation is the result of Penske's ongoing #OneWay4PVA fundraising effort to benefit PVA's Mission: ...

Former NFL great Jaworski will speak at UTA annual meeting

Posted on June 02, 2015

UTA's 2014 convention hosted a record 735 attendees with 70 exhibitors featured at the Vendor Expo event. The UTA expects 2015's numbers to exceed those of the previous year.

Free dealer webinar scheduled for late June

Posted on June 02, 2015

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold a free dealer training webinar, “4 Things to Increase Your Sales When Selling in a Strong Market” at 2 p.m. EDT on June ...

Quebec Kenworth dealer relocates to larger facility

Posted on June 02, 2015

Kenworth dealer Centre du Camion Amos has relocated to a new 37,000-square-foot facility in Quebec. The new site offers local fleets and operators in the northern part of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region a large easy-to-find ...

Long-Lewis Western Star adds to sales staff

Posted on June 02, 2015

Burnie Hines is currently undergoing Western Star product knowledge training.

Truck Country to expand Dubuque facility

Posted on June 01, 2015

With an eye on enhanced customer service, Truck Country says it plans to nearly double the size of its Dubuque dealership by early next year. In January 2016, Truck Country officials anticipate moving ...

Kenworth of Cincinnati relocates to larger facility

Posted on June 01, 2015

Kenworth of Cincinnati has relocated a new facility that’s more than double the size of its previous location. The new facility is less than a half mile north of Exit 44 on U.S. ...

Agar Truck Sales sold, parent company will rebrand

Posted on June 01, 2015

New England Truck Sales & Services, Inc. has recently purchased two dealerships and is opening new facilities for both. The company will rebrand itself as the Black Rock Truck Group (BRTG) according to ...

Badger Utility adding North Dakota, Minnesota locations

Posted on June 01, 2015

Badger Utility, Inc. has expanded its services in the North Central region to include Fargo, N.D. and expects to soon expand into the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. “Badger Utility has served our customers in Wisconsin for ...

MHC beefs up mobile app

Posted on May 31, 2015

Customers who already have the app on their mobile devices simply need to visit the iTunes or Google Play stores to ensure the app is up to date.

Trailer Wizards appoints new senior service manager

Posted on May 31, 2015

Gary Nippard has been appointed senior service manager for Trailer Wizards' Mississauga and Gormley, Ontario, service center operations. Nippard is responsible for the smooth running of the shops and will work closely ...

Performance Truck relocates in Beaumont, remodels in Houston

Posted on May 31, 2015

Performance Truck has relocated its Beaumont, Texas full-service dealership one-half block off Interstate 10, which the company says offers good visibility from the highway at a recently improved exit. “Relocating our Beaumont dealership substantially ...

Trailer market ‘cooling off’, cancellations mounting

Posted on May 28, 2015

April 2015 U.S. Trailer net orders dropped 17 percent from March to 17,700 units, a 30 percent decline from April last year. FTR data shows order activity cooling off in large part because many ...

MHC honored with business award

Posted on May 28, 2015

Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) received the 2015 Champion of Business award from the Kansas City Business Journal for the second time. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the Kansas City Business ...

J.D. Power acquiring Used Car Guide from NADA

Posted on May 28, 2015

Peter Welch, president of NADA, says under terms of the deal, NADA members will continue to receive a subscription to the Guide as a membership benefit and NADA and J.D. Power will ...

Lakeside International breaks ground on new facility

Posted on May 28, 2015

The location’s footprint will include open space that will allow for a body shop to be constructed in the future.

GALLERY: Freightliner Inspiration

Posted on May 27, 2015

How does Inspiration ‘drive itself’?

Posted on May 27, 2015

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is equipped with the Highway Pilot sensors and computer hardware is based upon a series production Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, fully certified to meet all U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle ...

VIDEO: Watch as Freightliner’s Inspiration truck is unveiled

Posted on May 27, 2015

TEST DRIVE/RIDE: Inspiration Truck

Posted on May 27, 2015

By Jack Roberts I just finished a drive into the future. And it was pretty uneventful. I mean that in the most positive sense possible. Freightliner's Inspiration is, of course, the first fully licensed/road-legal autonomous ...

Freightliner unveils Inspiration, autonomous truck

Posted on May 27, 2015

Freightliner did it. If you’re one of the many in trucking who scoffed at the idea of a commercially-viable self-driving truck, or at best figured such technology was years — if not decades ...

National Truck Funding launches emergency service program

Posted on May 26, 2015

National Truck Funding, which currently operates from three American Truck Showrooms dealership locations in Gulfport, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., and Phoenix, Ariz., has announced a 24 hour emergency breakdown program. National Truck Funding is ...

Guidance for dealing with a termination

Posted on May 26, 2015

Letting someone go can be hard. To make sure you do it correctly, be sure to follow these helpful guidelines.

Congressman visits JX Peterbilt

Posted on May 26, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopped by JX Peterbilt - Milwaukee recently for a tour and to discuss the trucking industry. “Maintaining relationships with key representatives, like Paul Ryan, is important to our ...

Deadline for Successful Dealer Award nominations looms

Posted on May 26, 2015

We've received more than 20 nominations for the Third Annual Successful Dealer Award, which again will be bestowed at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas ...

Surviving your exit and succession planning

Posted on May 26, 2015

Deciding you want to retire is easy. But deciding how? For a truck dealer that question is a lot more complicated. Kevin Kennedy, CEO, and Joseph Bazzano, COO, of Beacon Exit Planning and ...

An in-depth look at succession planning

Posted on May 26, 2015

Hard as it may be to hear, you can’t run your business forever. At some point there will be a time where you’ll want (or need) to step aside, and when that ...

Dealer sales volume of used trucks climb

Posted on May 25, 2015

The volume of used Class 8 trucks climbed just past 2,800 units in April, which is practically unchanged month-over-month, but up 1 percent year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the ...

GALLERY: Volvo salutes military service with truck design

Posted on May 25, 2015

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, which honors U.S. military service members. The memorial truck accompanied a motorcade ...

Mack Trucks honoring fallen soldiers, missing military

Posted on May 24, 2015

Mack Trucks employees will honor America’s fallen and missing military personnel during the 28th annual Rolling Thunder – Ride for Freedom rally, which takes place Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Employees from the Mack ...

East appoints new sales manager

Posted on May 21, 2015

East Manufacturing has named Douglas Kenney national platform fleet sales manager. In his new role, Kenney will have responsibility for fleet sales in North America, specializing in East flatbed and drop deck trailer sales, ...

Carrier Centers branches out into lawn care equipment

Posted on May 21, 2015

Carrier Centers' Windsor and Sarnia dealerships are now an official dealer of Exmark products, which includes mowers and lawn care equipment. “Exmark is known for its incredible quality, so we are very proud to ...

Registration open for North American NGV Conference

Posted on May 21, 2015

NGVAmerica says registration and exhibition sales for the 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo to be held Sept. 15–17,2015, in Denver are now open. Now in its third year, the 2015 North American ...

Maxim Truck and Trailer holds benefit BBQ

Posted on May 21, 2015

Maxim Truck and Trailer held its annual BBQ Thursday. For a $10 ticket, attendees were served all you can eat hamburgers, Smokies and soft drinks. The event was a fundraiser for CancerCare Manitoba, ...

Leadership transition webinar is today

Posted on May 20, 2015

ATD's webinar "Successfully Transitioning the Leadership Team" will begin today, May 21 at 1 p.m. ET. The free webinar, presented by Keith Ely, KEA Advisors and guest instructor for NADA Academy, will discuss how ...

Utility plant wins safety award

Posted on May 20, 2015

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company says its Paragould, Ark., manufacturing plant has received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Award. Liberty Mutual’s Safety Awards are based on DART rate (Days Away, Restricted and Transferred), ...

Trailer Wizards acquires GTA Trailer Rentals, Markham Equipment Sales

Posted on May 20, 2015

Trailer Wizards has acquired GTA Trailer Rentals Inc., one of Ontario’s leading trailer rental companies, and Markham Equipment Sales Ltd., one of Ontario’s leading buyers and sellers of new and used trailers. Trailer Wizards ...

Birmingham Freightliner hosting open house

Posted on May 20, 2015

Birmingham Freightliner will host an open house May 21 and expects to host more than 200 customers and other attendees. Marketing specialist Price Mason says the company's annual event has grown in recent years. "It's ...

GALLERY – A trip around the track at Navistar’s new proving grounds

Posted on May 19, 2015

On Monday Navistar announced the opening of its new 668-acre Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. On Tuesday, the truck maker opened the track to visitors, showcasing all of its school buses, medium-, ...

Freightliner dubs SLC new ‘Hardest Working City’

Posted on May 19, 2015

Freightliner Trucks says as the American economy continues to improve, some markets leading are worthy of acknowledging. It is with that in mind that the company has named Salt Lake City the second ...

NATDA event surpasses registration record

Posted on May 19, 2015

Nashville is going to be the place to be this fall. The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announces more than 300 dealers are registered to attend its 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention ...

Idealease duo nabs industry recognition

Posted on May 19, 2015

Idealease, Inc. says two corporate staff members have earned the prestigious Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) designation from the National Private Truck Council Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the NPTC. Jose ...

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