March 2, 2014 - Industry News
PHH Arval, a global fleet management services provider, opened its commercial truck center in Virginia Beach, Va. Commercial Truck Center of Virginia is the company's first in the country to focus on used light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Tags: PHH Arval, Expansion, Dealers, Used Trucks, Virginia
February 22, 2014 - Industry News
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues of $3.4 billion in 2013 compared to $3.1 billion in 2012, while net profit slid to $49.2 million compared to $$62.5 million a year earlier.
Tags: Navistar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Rush Enterprises, Dealers
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Exemption from the 12% FET is a major benefit of buying gliders instead of new trucks, but new IRS thinking would take away that break.
Tags: Taxes, Equipment, Federal Excise Tax, Glider Kits, NTEA, NTDA, IRS, Dealers
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Maintenance, Dealers, ATA
January 26, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar International won both categories in the American Truck Dealers’ 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year competition with its ProStar heavy duty and TerraStar medium-duty models. ATD announced the winners at a lunch on Sunday, during its joint annual convention with the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans. The trucks were among three heavy and four medium-duty models submitted by manufacturers for judging last fall.
Tags: Navistar, TerraStar, ProStar, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Commercial Truck of the Year, American Truck Dealers
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
Twenty technicians have emerged from the original 106 competitors at Rush Enterprise's Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. The semi-finalists are in nine testing categories, senior editor Tom Berg reports.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Technicians
For the eighth year in a row, Rush Truck Centers has brought in its top technicians for a grand competition in mechanical and electronic problem solving. Senior editor Tom Berg files this report from San Antonio.
Tags: Competition, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Dealers
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Texas-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, is expanding in the Midwest with the aquisition of several dealerships in Illinois and Indiana.
Tags: Illinois, Rush Enterprises, Indiana, Dealers
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
M&K Quality Truck Sales has expanded its presence in the Chicago area, opening a parts sales operation in Melrose Park. Serving customers in the west and northwest Chicago suburbs, M & K Melrose Park becomes the company’s fourth location in the area, and ninth facility overall.
Tags: Illinois, Dealers, Expansion
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.
Tags: NTEA, TRALA, Taxes, ATD, Congress, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Equipment, Mack Trucks, Meritor, Highway Funding, Dealers, Infrastructure Funding
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Although commercial vehicle orders slipped month over month in June, there was still good news to be had, with heavy-duty retail sales at a nine-month high when seasonally adjusted.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Dealers
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
Diamond International of Springfield, a local International Truck dealership, has opened its new location at 2635 E. Diamond Street in Springfield, Mo. A formal grand opening featuring Nascar driver Jamie McMurray will be held on July 9.
Tags: Navistar, Natural Gas Vehicles, Missouri, Liquefied Natural Gas, Dealers
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about 3 miles east of Interstate 95.
Tags: Florida, Kenworth, Dealers, I-95
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill.
Tags: Kenworth, Illinois, Dealers
January 21, 2013 - Industry News
The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge, one of nine dealerships privately-owned by The Pete Store LLC, has relocated to a new 12,800-square-foot facility in Raphine, Va
Tags: Dealers, Peterbilt, Virginia
January 10, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.
Tags: Volvo, Dealers, Texas
Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010
Tags: Dealers, Volvo, Tennessee, Georgia
December 17, 2012 - Industry News
JX Truck Center is open for business at its new facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., approximately six miles south of its previous location.
Tags: Wisconsin, Dealers
Vanguard Truck Centers recently announced the opening of its newest Mack and Isuzu dealership in St. Louis, Mo.
Tags: Dealers, Vanguard, Isuzu, Mack, Missouri
December 11, 2012 - Industry News
For the third time in his career, Jason Swann of Rush Truck Centers in Dallas was named the All Around Winner in the Heavy-Duty Division in the Rush Truck Centers Skills Rodeo
Tags: Technicians, Rush, Maintenance, Dealers
Tom Horne of Pennsylvania-based Hunter Peterbilt was posthumously awarded the Marvin F Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award at this years 2012 Used Truck Association Convention
Tags: Peterbilt, Pennsylvania, Dealers
November 14, 2012 - Industry News
Six commercial truck dealers were nominated for the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year, a national award presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine
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