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Time is running short for tax savings

At Truck Country, we always feel the time is right to buy a quality new or used truck. But with the clock ticking away on 2013, the time might never be better to add a truck to your fleet.

As stimulus-created tax breaks are scheduled to run out at the end of the year for commercial vehicles, time is running short for businesses to take advantage of an opportunity to write-off a portion of qualified capital expenditures.

According to, the write-off is done by front-loading depreciation schedules for commercial vehicles weighing more than 6,000 lbs.

Also in an effort to encourage equipment purchases, the initiative allows businesses that spend more than $2 million on new equipment in 2013 are offered bonus depreciation

Those who are interested in investing in a truck must do so fast. Trucks must be on the road by Dec. 31 to qualify for the initiative, and it is unclear if the tax breaks will be rolled over to 2014.

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Idle Free Systems honors Truck Country as ‘North America Dealer of the Year’

A leading manufacturer of electric idle elimination solutions recently named Truck Country the “North America Dealer of the Year.”

Idle Free Systems CEO Robert Hopton named Truck Country the award winner during a dinner ceremony in conjunction with Idle Free’s North American dealer meeting this week.

According to a press release, the award recognizes the top Idle Free dealer that has excelled with superior sales, service and sales of the of the product line.

“We look forward to presenting the Idle Free North America Dealer of the Year award because it provides the perfect opportunity to recognize and reward our dealers for the hard work, dedication and service they bring to our mutual customers, and the fleet trucking industry as a whole,” Horton said in the press release. “Truck Country has a long history serving the trucking industry, and they have impressed us with their sales and support, regardless of the economic environment. Their entire team works extremely hard and is very focused on serving the needs of the customer.”

“Understanding and addressing our customers’ needs is what has helped define Truck Country as a dealer and driven our culture for the past 50-plus years,” added John Schmidtknecht, Corporate Parts Manager, Truck Country, in the press release. “It’s gratifying to be recognized as the top dealer in 2013 by Idle Free and this honor reflects on the accomplishments of our dedicated team who constantly meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

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