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Truck Dealerships Employed 12% More People Last Year

Employment at the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck dealership was up 12.3% last year, according to a report released by the American Truck Dealers.

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Distributor, Dealer and Service Provider Panel On Handling Disruption

When asked to name one disrupting force in the truck parts aftermarket all members of a panel of aftermarket executives said technology whether on the vehicle, in the shop or in back office.

Q&A: A Truck Dealer Talks About Industry Challenges

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana, spoke with HDT about how issues facing truck dealers are impacting fleets as well as shares her thoughts on the challenges dealers face today.

Commentary: What Dealers Are Doing to Better Meet Fleet Needs

While it may feel like dealers are ignoring fleets’ concerns, based on interviews with the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking/Procede Truck Dealer of the Year nominees, dealers not only hear what fleets are saying, but also are trying to do something about it.

More Options For Buying Used

Low interest rates for loans and growing supplies of used equipment help buyers, and there are hundreds of places to shop.

Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

Rush, Decisiv to Link Service-Info Management Systems

Integrating the RushCare communications management system with Decisiv's service platform will improve service, reduce waiting times and sharpen billing accuracy for truck and bus operators and leasing customers.

Pana-Pacific to Distribute PeopleNet Fleet Management Tech

PeopleNet has partnered with Pana-Pacific to distribute its fleet management products and software through truck dealerships.

How to Find a Service Provider

Finding and training technicians, purchasing tools and equipment, maintaining a parts inventory, dealing with OSHA and the EPA. These are just a few of the headaches fleets that maintain their own trucks face.

Showcasing the Life of a Diesel Tech

Dealers and fleets share a common problem -- finding and keeping qualified technicians. One dealer has developed a series of online videos, or webisodes, designed to showcase diesel technician as a career opportunity.