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CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Introducing New Federal Excise Tax Review Service

Posted on 8/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Federal Excise Tax (FET) continues to be a complex subject in the heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership industry. An intricate and outdated set of laws and statutes has created numerous “gray areas” that could cause confusion, errors, and potentially some exposure with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a result, FET could be an issue for your dealership, and prove to be quite costly if you are not in compliance. If you’re unsure if your dealership is FET compliant or have unanswered questions, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP can help.

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New Dealership Coming To Frankfort, IN

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

M&K Truck Centers, Volvo Trucks 2014 Dealer of the Year, has announced that they are opening an additional Volvo and Mack dealership located in Central Indiana. This facility marks M&K’s entrance into the Indiana market with Volvo trucks.

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John R. Smith, Ph.D., New Project Engineer for Fontaine® Heavy-Haul Springville, AL

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

Fontaine® Heavy-Haul, a leader in the lowbed, extendable, and hydraulic tail trailer industry, has hired John R. Smith as a Project Engineer to support Fontaine Heavy-Haul’s future growth and will report to Greg Benson, Director of Engineering for Fontaine Heavy-Haul.

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J. Cliff Denson, New Vice President of Operations for Fontaine® Heavy-haul Springville, AL

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

Fontaine® Heavy-Haul, a leader in the lowbed, extendable, and hydraulic tail trailer industry, has hired J. Cliff Denson to be Vice President of Operations, a newly created position to support Fontaine Heavy-Haul’s significant growth. Cliff will be responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing, purchasing and engineering departments and will report directly to John Krier, President of Fontaine Heavy-Haul.

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Smokey Mountain Funding, Inc. Announces New: A & B Credit Program

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

Our newest finance program has a lot to offer by approving and funding A, B and stronger C credit applicants in this latest credit program. This application only program goes up to 75,000, requiring just four months of bank statements for submission and has a turnaround time of 24 hours or less. The credit window is wider than comparable programs in the market at the present time and focuses on trailers that are 10 years of age all the way to brand new.

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Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC Seeks Dealers to Join its Expanding Network

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops; has announced it is actively seeking new dealers, in key customer focus areas of the United States, to join its expanding network.

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IndustryWeek Names Wabash National a '50 Best U.S. Manufacturer'

Posted on 8/29/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) was named one of the “50 Best U.S. Manufacturers” by IndustryWeek in its July/August 2015 issue. This is the third time Wabash National has been honored as an “IW 50 Best,” having also appeared on the list in 2006 and 2013.

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Transtex Names New VP for National Accounts

Posted on 8/20/2015 by Gwen Brown

Transtex Composite has named Dan Crowder vice president of national accounts effective Sept. 1, 2015. Crowder has worked with Transtex selling trailer skirts and other aerodynamic solutions for more than seven years.

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NHTSA Seeks Comments on Lift Systems

Posted on 8/18/2015 by Gwen Brown

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comments on the renewal of a previously approved information collection on platform lift systems for motor vehicles, including the establishment of minimum performance standards for platform lifts designed for installation on motor vehicles. Comments must be submitted on or before August 21, 2015.

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Great Dane Changes Leadership Team

Posted on 8/18/2015 by Gwen Brown

Great Dane has made changes to its leadership team, promoting Rob Ulsh to Vice President-Dealer and International Sales and appointing Cyndi Rogers to the newly created position of Director-Marketing Communications and David Grant to the newly created role of Director-Customer Experience Management.

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