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Yard Truck Specialists Opens New Facility Next to Headquarters

BENSALEM, Pa. – Yard Truck Specialists, a distributor of Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractor equipment, announced today that it has opened a new facility next door to its headquarters in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The location, which adds 21,000 square feet to the company's service space, will be a focal point for company operations moving forward. The new location, which was purchased in 2016, has been completely renovated to provide enhanced service and remanufacturing capabilities from a state-of-the-art shop space. Terry Hopkins, general manager for Yard Truck Specialists, noted that the new facility will enable the company to service a higher volume of...

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Yard Truck Specialists Becomes a Fontaine Coupling Solutions Dealer

BENSALEM, Pa. - Yard Truck Specialists, a Philadelphia-area terminal tractor dealer, announced today that it has partnered with Fontaine Coupling Solutions to begin offering the Armor System, the first fifth wheel designed specifically to handle the demanding workload of yard truck applications. According to a company representative, Fontaine Coupling Solutions spent over three years studying the yard truck market and yard truck operations before designing the Armor System. During that period, they discovered that yard truck fifth wheels undergo coupling and uncoupling as frequently as hundreds of times per day, compared to an average of once per day for most...

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Yard Truck Specialists Opens New Branch in York, Pa.

BENSALEM, Pa. – Yard Truck Specialists, a full-service terminal tractor dealership, announced today the opening of a branch facility in York, Pa. The new location, the company said, will function as a hub for Yard Truck Specialists' operations in the center of the state. "Ever since we became the primary authorized Kalmar Ottawa truck dealer for all of Pennsylvania in 2013, we've been looking to expand," Yard Truck Specialists general manager Terry Hopkins said. "The Harrisburg-York-Lebanon area has over 1.2 million people. Opening a facility in York gives us access to a new customer base while also helping us better...

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Yard Truck Specialists Begins Accepting Orders for New T2 Terminal Tractor

BENSALEM, Pa. - Yard Truck Specialists, a distributor of yard trucks and terminal tractor equipment, announced that the company is now accepting orders for the new Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor. Described as "the next generation of yard management equipment," the T2 is a complete redesign of the flagship line of Kalmar Ottawa trucks and will replace and will replace existing 4x2 and 6x4 models in January 2015. According to David Wood, vice president of sales and marketing, when the company started designing the T2 nearly two years ago, the first step was talking with customers and dealers. Their advice...

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Yard Truck Dealership Doubles Territory to Bring Enhanced Services to Western Pa.

BENSALEM, Pa. - Yard Truck Specialists, a terminal tractor dealership located near Northeast Philadelphia, announced today that it has increased its service territory to include the western half of Pennsylvania. The expansion, which began in February, has made Yard Truck Specialists the primary authorized dealer of Ottawa trucks for the entire state. "This will double the geographical territory we cover," said Bob Kulach, sales coordinator at Yard Truck Specialists. "In addition to South Jersey, Delaware, and portions of Maryland, we now have responsibility for all of Pennsylvania." Ottawa, a subsidiary of Cargotec, is the largest producer of terminal tractors in...

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