Monthly Archives: April 2018

  • Flanders Truck Dealership Highlights 3 Interesting Facts About Semi-Trucks

    From online shopping deliveries to providing produce at the grocery store, semi-trucks are involved in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. According to the knowledgeable team at Hoover Truck & Bus Centers, a leading truck dealership in Flanders, NJ, the trucking industry is far more interesting than most individuals realize. Below, these specialists share their favorite facts about big rigs.

    3 Interesting Semi-Truck Facts From Your Local Truck Dealership

    1. Invention

    The first big rig was originally developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry. In 1898, Alexander Winton designed a semi-truck to haul his automobiles to buyers and car dealerships. The Winton Motor Carriage Company would later be sold to General Motors®, but the design made its impact on manufacturers across the country. While the first model has undergone many improvements over the last century, the basic concept is still very apparent in the design of modern 18-wheelers seen in truck dealerships around the country.

    2. Name

    While the first variation was called an "automobile hauler", the term "semi-truck" evolved as a result of the trailer. Full trailers are equipped with two axles, but they're not often used for over-the-road hauling because they're challenging to control, especially when they’re in reverse. Semi-trailers are called so as a result of only having one axle or set of axles, and the attachment of "semi" was quickly extended to the trucks that haul them.

    3. Number

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 2.7 million registered semi-trucks in the U.S. There are also around 5.9 million commercial truck drivers, including on-the-road and local operators. In total, big rigs traveled nearly 300 billion miles in 2015, which translates to roughly 9% of total road travel in the country.

    Semi-trucks are a vital component of the transportation of modern products and goods. If you own a trucking company, turn to Hoover Truck & Bus Centers in Flanders, NJ for a wide selection of reliable vehicles. Servicing the Tri-State area, they offer big rig sales, truck parts, and repairs.

    The information above is courtesy of Morris County Near Say

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    CLAYTON, DE – March 28, 2018 - Atlantic Tractor will once again be offering two - $1,000 scholarships that have been set up in memory of one of its long time employees, Ronnie Nichols.
    Mr. Nichols took on many different roles during his numerous years at Jones Implement Co./Atlantic Tractor, which included service technician, Ag Management Solutions Specialist and his work on the irrigation side of the business as well.
    To qualify, the applicant must be enrolled in a mechanical or ag-related technical school or attending a mechanical or ag-related technical school in the fall of 2018. Anyone in the mid-Atlantic area including Atlantic Tractor employees and dependents of Atlantic Tractor employees can apply. The money will be issued after the 2018 fall semester is complete. The recipients will need to show he/she is still in good standing with the mechanical or technical school and they will need to provide Atlantic Tractor with an official transcript.
    To apply, go to Applications must be electronically submitted or postmarked no later than June 30, 2018 to:
    College Scholarships
    Attn: Lynn Malkus-Lyons
    PO Box 188
    Queen Anne, MD 21657
    The winners will be selected by a committee chosen by Atlantic Tractor. All applicants will be informed of the results in early fall.

  • Atlantic Tractor Receives 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award


    PHOTO: Atlantic Tractor’s Director of Human Resources Paul Titzler (left) and General Manager Mel Goldsmith (right) accepting the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award.


    Atlantic Tractor has been ranked by SATISFYD as one of the Top 55 dealers in the equipment industry, winning the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award. This honor is awarded to an exclusive group of the best dealerships as selected by their own customers and represents those dealers who have shown a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.


    “Achieving the SATISFYD Top Dealer award means we at Atlantic Tractor have put our customers first by listening to what they say, caring about it, engaging in it and actively managing the issue resolution process,” CEO Gregg Rebar said.  “This award along with continued, exceptional customer service will help set the stage for increased customer loyalty, making Atlantic Tractor a trusted leader in the industry.”


    Each year SATISFYD conducts customer experience surveys on behalf of over 1,000 equipment dealers from a variety of industries throughout the US, Canada and Australia. SATISFYD empowers these dealers to listen to their customers by collecting valuable feedback that drives important business decisions and improvements.


    As the equipment dealership industry continues to consolidate and product differentiation continues to shrink, the standout dealers will be those with a commitment to serving the customer.


    The complete list of the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award winners can be found at

  • Larson Electronics Releases LED Tractor Lighting Package for McCormick International MTX125

    KEMP, Texas, March 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, industrial grade lighting leader, released an LED tractor light package, complete with four LED spot lights, six LED flood lights, and two rectangular LED grill lights. This tractor light kit mounts in existing lamp holders for halogen lamps on McCormick International MTX125 tractors, making it an ideal upgrade solution with high output and increased energy-efficiency.

    The LLP-MCC-TR-MTX-125-V2 LED tractor light package is designed for installation and use on McCormick International MTX125 tractors and comes with a total of twelve LED lights. These LEDs include: Ten Larson Electronics’ LEDEQ-3X3-CPR LED work lights, four of which come in a spot beam configuration for rear fender and top front cab lighting, six LEDs in a flood beam configuration for use as rear back cab, mid cab and top front cab illumination, and two Larson Electronics’ IL-LED-DLR-5X2 rectangular LEDs for use as grill lights.

    The ten LEDEQ-3X3-CPR LEDs in this tractor kit are 45-watt fixtures that produce 2,100 lumens each, and feature 9V-64V DC input voltages with electric currents of 2.8 A. During output, these luminaries produce a brilliant white light with a color temperature rating of 6,000-6,500K. These LED fixtures comply with CE, ROHS and E4 standards and are constructed of an IP67 rated aluminum housing with an unbreakable polycarbonate lens, and are mounted via u-bracket trunnion mounts, making light direction easy to adjust vertically. The IL-LED-DLR-5X2 rectangular lights are 30-watt, low voltage luminaries that emit 1,440 lumens each of bright white light with a color temperature rating of 6,000K. These units are constructed of aluminum and are waterproof, protected against rain and wetness in outdoor environments. The IL-LED-DLR-5X2 operates on 12-24V DC and features a breathable design for robust air flow, along with a standard 2-pin connector for quick installation.

    “The LLP-MCC-TR-MTX-125-V2 is a robust LED upgrade lighting package for McCormick International MTX125 tractors,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The kit mounts into existing lamp holders, making the switch very simple and stress-free.”

    About Larson Electronics LLC: Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

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