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Rush Enterprises Founder Passes Away

Rush Enterprises announced that W. Marvin Rush, founder of the company that would grow into the country's largest truck dealership group, has passed away at age 79.

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Velocity Vehicle Group Unites Dealerships Under Single Brand

Commercial truck dealership group Velocity Vehicle Group has announced that all 19 of its truck dealerships will be rebranding under the Velocity Truck Centers name.

Velocity Truck Centers Acquires Sierra Freightliner

Velocity Truck Centers, a commercial vehicle dealership group in the Southwest, has acquired Sierra Freightliner Sterling Western Star, extending the company’s reach in Nevada.

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.

What Top Dealers Can Tell Us About Trucking Trends

Connectivity, spec’ing trends, market disruptions, and market conditions are among the issues challenging dealers and their customers. We got insights from the nominees for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software.

Volvo Names Ohio Dealership North American Dealer of the Year

S&S Volvo, of Lima, Ohio, was honored for its outstanding performance in a number of key areas, including sales and support for other dealerships.

Teuton Becomes First Woman to Head American Truck Dealers

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana and Southland Truck Leasing, has been elected chairwoman of American Truck Dealers at the ATD show in Las Vegas. She is the first woman to be elected chair of ATD which was founded in 1970.

Outgoing ATD Chairman Wants Tax on Trucks and Trailers Repealed

At the ATD Show in Las Vegas, Steve Parker, chairman of the American Truck Dealers organization, urged dealers to work with congress to repeal the federal excise tax on the sale of heavy duty trucks and trailers.

Peach State Truck Centers President Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, and Procede Software.

Commentary: What Do Dealer-Vendor Partnerships Mean for Fleets?

The growth of fewer but larger dealership groups could be the catalyst for more dealer-vendor partnerships, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.