"General economic uncertainty combined with the introduction of new emissions-compliant engine technology weighed heavily in creating yet another challenging market for new truck sales in the second quarter," said W. M. "Rusty" Rush, President and Chief Executive Officer for Rush Enterprises, Inc. "However, improvements in used truck and parts, service and body shop revenues contributed significantly to the Company's profitability this quarter.""As expected, retail sales of new heavy- and medium-duty trucks remained sluggish throughout the second quarter, as fleets remain hesitant to take delivery of new trucks. Additionally, higher priced 2010 emissions-compliant engines are now the only available engines in most new trucks, and only a few fleets want to be among the first to adopt the new technology. This coupled with an undersupply of used trucks due to depressed new truck sales in recent years helped the used truck market continue to improve in the second quarter," explained Rusty Rush.
Rush Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
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