During this period, Volvo Trucks delivered 12,892 vehicles to the North American market, an increase of 53 percent compared to last year. In the United States, deliveries were up by 59 percent, giving a total of 11,081 heavy trucks. In Canada, deliveries increased 33 percent, a change of 1,509 vehicles.
PACCAR Leasing Company has announced the opening of a new location in New Orleans, called Southland PacLease. Kenworth of Southern Louisiana, the first PacLease franchise in the market, opened earlier this year in the heart of the largest commercial district in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The new PacLease facility is located on approximately four acres of property, with 36,000 square feet of offices, parts and service, along with 13 service bays.
Ohio Turnpike Wi-Fi Service
Ten Ohio Turnpike service plazas are in the process of offering wireless high-speed Internet service this summer. Service plazas slated for the service include Commodore Perry/Erie Islands, Vermilion Valley/Middle Ridge, Towpath/Great Lakes, Brady’s Leap/Portage, Wyandot and Blue Heron. The SBC Wi-Fi network is supplying the service. An access fee of $7.95 allows unlimited use for a 24-hour period. FreedomLink memberships, starting at $19.95 a month, provide unlimited access to all SBC Wi-Fi hot spots.
New Mack Parts Facility
Mack Trucks, Inc. expanded its customer and dealer support with the addition of a new parts distribution center in Memphis, Tenn. Approximately $550,000 was invested in the Memphis facility, which has a total of 99,800 square feet and is expected to fill more than 250,000 orders for Mack parts annually.