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Archive for June, 2015

Medium-Duty Truck Sales See 3% Increase

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

As we saw last week, commercial truck sales are on the rise. Specifically, WardsAuto.com reported medium-duty trucks rose 3% in May, reversing a 10% decline in April. And according to a recent article in Transport Topics, sales of medium-duty trucks are currently tracking well ahead of 2014 levels. So what accounts for this, and will we continue to see sales rise? Read on to find out.

medium-duty truck

Medium-duty vehicles can be used to meet a large variety of needs for a large variety of types of companies – everything from landscaping, to deliveries, to moving.

The Facts about Medium-Duty Truck Sales

Although growth in the medium-duty truck sector has been more gradual than in the Class 8 market discussed last week, ACT’s Steve Tam asserts that this reflects the broader variety of operators that purchase those trucks. He says that medium-duty vehicles participate directly in every facet of the economy and that the highs and lows of those disparate sectors tend to average out. He estimates that medium-duty production will continue to grow modestly through 2020, continuing to increase roughly 3.5% per year. (more…)

May Commercial Trucks Sales See 20% Increase

Friday, June 19th, 2015

According to a recent article in Transport Topics, the trucking industry has yet another reason to celebrate as the latest sales figures from the month of May have come in. Class 8 trucks sales saw a total jump of 20 percent compared to their sales from last year: 21,501 units compared to 17,990. So what accounts for this continued success, and how likely is it that it will continue in the months to come? Read on to find out.

Class 8 Truck Sales Continue to Show Strong ResultsCommercial sales May

 Commercial truck sales were off to a great start at the beginning of the year, and they have continued to show positive results as we reach the summer months. Sales are not just stable, but steadily increasing compared to 2014 records: an impressive feat considering that 2014 was largely reported to be one of the industry’s strongest since 2006. Daimler Trucks North America’s Director of Marketing Operations and Planning, Markus Pfeifer, was quoted in Transport Topics as saying that this year continues to be one of the most “robust” that the manufacturer has seen. (more…)

Where Can My Sprinter Van Be Serviced?

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Whenever your Sprinter Van is off the road, it means that you are losing money.

At Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star, we realize how important it is to identify a problem. We also know, however, that is just the first step. You need the right Sprinter parts and services to get your van back on the road, so we take great pride in providing a comprehensive service.

Express AssessmentSprinter van parts and service

We know your van is the lively hood of your business, so we want to keep you updated with the recovery of your Sprinter Van every step of the way. Whether you personally bring in your van or have it dropped off by a tow truck, we will provide you with a diagnostics report within two hours of the drop-off. Our diagnostics will allow you to gain a general idea of the severity of the problem, which will help you establish alternative arrangements during your van’s repair time. When vehicle issues do arise, you need to have a professional service that has the right parts and services for your Sprinter Van.

A Modern Approach for Sprinter Van Repairs

While we pride ourselves on our old-school work ethic, we realize that a business needs modern amenities to provide customers with the best service possible. Our service shop facilities are state-of-the-art, and our 20 service bays allow for quick and accurate repairs. All of the mechanics are manufacturer certified, which means you can rest assured that your Sprinter Van is in good hands. We also continually send our mechanics to factory training courses on a regular basis. (more…)

Used Commercial Truck Sales See Uptick in First Quarter

Friday, June 5th, 2015

As the trucking industry continues to see positive results from its new truck sales sector, it has also seen an increase in the number of used commercial truck transactions. In the first quarter of this year, the total number of used truck sales increase by 4 percent. So what factors have contributed to this increase, and how can you take advantage of used commercial trucks in your own fleet? Read on to find out!

Higher Demand for Quality Commercial Trucks Drives Marketused commercial trucks

  Trade-ins of used trucks have increased and added a significant number of available used models to the market. Because the quality of commercial trucks has increased steadily over the years, trucks made even several years ago are still in excellent work condition. So while some fleet owners opt for all-new models to add to their fleet, others can benefit from the sale of their used commercial trucks; they still have access to trucks of similar quality that fit realistically into any budget.

Why Opt for Used Commercial Trucks?

 While purchasing a new truck comes with many benefits, fleet owners are increasingly seeing the value of investing in used trucks as well. Used commercial trucks are often smart choices for the budget-conscious; they often still have excellent mileage; they are a solid addition to a fleet that needs to expand to accomodate more shipments. If you are interested in adding used commercial trucks to your own fleet, get in touch with Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star today to find out what models are currently available to you. (more…)

Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
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