Business, Equipment

As Equipment Market Slows, Truck Dealers Focus on Parts, Service

volvo on General Truck Sales floor General Truck Sales sells Volvo, Mack, Hino and Isuzu brand trucks. (General Truck Sales)

To compensate for a slowdown in new equipment sales, truck dealers are turning their attention to parts and services as well as other revenue and profit generators.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
February 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Trey Mytty of Truck Center Cos. Named Dealer of the Year at ATD

ATD ATD recognizes the six nominees for the 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year award. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN FRANCISCO — Trey Mytty, CEO of Truck Center Cos. in Omaha, Neb., received top honors as the winner of the 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year award here Jan. 26 at the American Truck Dealers Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 28, 2019
Government, Business

DOT, EPA Officials Tour Truck Dealerships

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation recently toured three commercial truck dealerships to learn more about the industry and the cost of regulatory actions on dealers, American Truck Dealers said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2014
Government, Business

February Truck Orders Drop 7.3%, But Dealers Still Confident on 2012

North American trucking fleets ordered 22,500 new Class 8 vehicles in February, a 7.3% decrease from last February and the second straight monthly decline, ACT Research reported. However, truck dealers told Transport Topics they were not concerned a downward trend had begun.

March 12, 2012
Government, Business

January Sales of Used Class 8 Trucks Decline

Wholesale used Class 8 truck dealers have seen more of a drop-off in their business than retailers and auctioneers because of the difficulty of getting product, but the used truck market could get some relief from trade-ins resulting from burgeoning new truck sales, according to ACT Research Co. and some dealers.

March 12, 2012
Government, Business

Truck Dealers Seek Incentives to Spur Sales During Meeting With Obama Administration

Several trucking industry officials met with the Obama administration Sept. 1 to push for incentives for fleets to buy new equipment, arguing that sales are lagging because of high truck prices caused by federal emissions rules.

September 6, 2010