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February 5, 2014 - Industry News

FET Exemption for Glider-Kitted Trucks Might End, IRS Indicates

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

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

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, Fleets, ATA

January 26, 2014 - Industry News

Kyle Treadway Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Kyle Treadway

R. Kyle Treadway, former chairman of the American Truck Dealers, was named the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year award on Saturday by American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Dealers

January 26, 2014 - Industry News

International ProStar, TerraStar Win Truck of the Year Awards

ProStar

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, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Dealers Convene in the 'Big Easy' for ATD Convention

Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers from across the country will gather in New Orleans this weekend for the 51st annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo.

Tags: ATD, Events, Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

January 21, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Names Nacarato Volvo 2013 North American Dealer of the Year

Nacarato Volvo vice president Joe Nacarato (center) receives the 2013 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year from (left) Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president – business development and (right) Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

Nacarato Volvo of Nashville, Tenn., has been named Volvo Trucks’ 2013 North American Dealer of the Year. The annual award recognizes Nacarato Volvo’s organization and employees for overall accomplishment and performance.

Tags: Volvo, Aftermarket, Dealers, Nacarato Volvo

January 17, 2014 - Industry News

The Pete Store Acquires Elliott/Wilson Capital Trucks

The Pete Store announced it has acquired certain assets of Elliott/Wilson Capitol Trucks LLC, a truck dealer with locations in Maryland and Virginia. The acquisition adds a full-service facility in Landover, Md., a parts-only location in Manassas, Va., and territory on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the dealers’ network.

Tags: Dealers, Mergers & Acquisitions, The Peter Store

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

20 Technicians Make Semi-Final Level at Rush Skills Event

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

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo Hosts 106 Competitors at Annual Event

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

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt Group Acquires Steussy Diesel

Minnesota-based Allstate Peterbilt Group is has acquired Steussy Diesel in Alexandria, Minn., and is expanding the parts store into a full-service shop. Effective in January, Steussy Diesel will become Allstate Peterbilt of Alexandria.

Tags: Allstate Peterbilt, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dealers, Aftermarket Parts

November 13, 2013 - Industry News

Shelby Howard to Assume Leadership Role in Rush Truck Centers' Navistar Division

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that Shelby Howard, dealer principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, will join the Rush organization as regional general manager.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, Dealers, Rush

November 7, 2013 - Industry News

ATD and HDT Announce Dealer Nominees for National Award

The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the nominees for the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year.

Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Dealers

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces New Dealer With Two Georgia Locations

John Prince is the newest dealer to join Peterbilt’s network with the purchase of Peterbilt of Albany, quickly followed by the opening of a new dealership, Peterbilt of Tifton.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Dealers, Expansion

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens New Parts and Service Location Near Lancaster, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in an industrial area near Lancaster less than a mile south of Pennsylvania Routes 230 and 283.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Expansion, Kenworth of Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Renovated Parts and Service Location in York, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania also operates six additional dealerships in Carlisle, Clintonville, Dunmore, Lancaster, New Stanton, and Shartlesville, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a parts and service location at a newly renovated facility in York, Pa., that offers easy access to U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Interstate 83.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Dealers, Parts and Service, Kenworth of Pennsylvania

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Buying Dealership Groups in Illinois and Indiana

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 Expands in Chicago Area

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, M&K

September 13, 2013 - Industry News

Lawmakers, Industry Press for No FET Hikes on Trucks

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

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

MHC Opens New Store in Texas

MHC Kenworth officially opened a new dealership in Tye, Tex., on Sept. 3. The 8,750-square-foot Tye location is conveniently located just off Interstate 20, and includes six service bays, offers new and used truck sales, parts and service for all makes and models, and has an extensive inventory of parts at its disposal.

Tags: Dealers, Expansion, MHC Kenworth

August 2, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Northwest Opens Full-Service Dealership in Lakewood, Wash.

The dealership is located south of Tacoma on three acres at 12507 Pacific Highway S.W.

Kenworth Northwest has opened a new 26,400-square-foot, full-service facility in Lakewood, Wash., that offers easy access to U.S. Interstate 5. Kenworth Northwest’s Lakewood facility features 13 service bays, a truck wash bay, a well-stocked 5,400-square-foot parts warehouse and a driver’s lounge.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Expansion

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales at Nine-Month High While June Orders Drop

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

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

PacLease Network Grows With Seven New Franchises

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with the announcement of seven new franchises in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Paclease, Dealers, Expansion

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Trans Power Opens New Parts Location in Tifton, Georgia

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

Tags: Kenworth Dealer, Dealers, Parts, TRP, Aftermarket Parts

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

Utility’s Western Canada Dealership, Ocean Trailer Opens New Location

Ocean Trailer recently completed construction on its 40-acre development in Delta, British Columbia.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the opening of Ocean Trailer’s new location in Delta, British Columbia. Founded by the Keay family in 1981, Ocean Trailer is one of over 100 Utility independent dealerships across the Americas.

Tags: Dealers, Expansion, Utility Trailer

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

Diamond International Dealership Open in Springfield, Mo.

Diamond International outgrew its Springfield, Mo., location and built a new, larger facility.

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

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