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Rush Enterprises Overview

New Braunfels, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
1965
Company - Public (RUSHA)
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier service provider to the commercial vehicle industry and owns and operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, representing truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu ... Read more

Mission: Rush Enterprises is a premier provider of quality products and services to commercial equipment users. We are customer-focused, people-oriented, and financially motivated to deliver excellent outcomes for customers, shareholders, vendors and our people.

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Rush Enterprises – Why Work For Us?


Rush History


 

Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ: RUSHA & RUSHB) operates the largest network of heavy and medium- duty truck dealerships in North America. Its current truck operations include a network of over 100 locations located in 20 states throughout the United States.  

 

These dealerships provide an integrated, one-stop sales and service of new and used heavy- and medium-duty trucks, aftermarket parts, service and body shop capabilities, chrome accessories, tires and a wide array of financial services including the financing of truck and equipment sales, insurance products and leasing and rentals.

 

In 1965, the truck sales business was in its infancy, with many small dealers spread around the country in a fragmented market.  Marvin Rush and two partners opened their first dealership that year in Houston, Texas, a city that is a major crossroads for east-west truck traffic.  But what set Marvin apart was his vision:  to build a network of dealerships in the Southern Belt that would sell, lease and service trucks as well.  In 1967, Marvin made his first 100-unit fleet sale of Peterbilt trucks and started a leasing company and a finance and insurance division.  Nine years later, Marvin bought out his partners, becoming the sole owner of the Company, Rush Enterprises. 


As the Company grew, it continued to acquire dealerships in the Southern Belt, becoming the largest truck dealership in the country.  By 1996, the Company had reached a critical mass and the time was ripe for taking the company public.  The Rush IPO was the first automotive or truck dealer to go public and was listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol RUSH.



Mission Statement


The Rush Mission

Rush Enterprises is a premier provider of quality products and services to commercial equipment users. We are customer-focused, people-oriented, and financially motivated to deliver excellent outcomes for customers, shareholders, vendors and our people.

The Rush Vision

A growth-oriented provider of commercial equipment and services recognized for excellent management, lasting relationships, dedicated people, and financial success.


Our Guiding Principles


Productivity

We constantly strive toward efficiency and success in all our interactions and activities. We maintain an entrepreneurial spirit, while working with a common purpose and sense of urgency.

Fairness

All interactions and transactions with customers, vendors, coworkers, employees and shareholders are characterized by our honesty, integrity, truth, trust, support, and consistency in all we do.

Excellence

Reflected in our first class facilities, quality products and services, motivated and talented people, superior results for the customer, and consistency throughout our organization.

Positive Attitude

At Rush, we are grounded in our passion for the work, loyal to the customer, have a "bring-it-everyday" focus and a tough but fair mentality. We combine this with an atmosphere of positive intensity and a mentality of "work hard and play hard."




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The Rush Coin is a symbol for our values of productivity, fairness, excellence, and positive attitude all driving toward superior customer satisfaction. To this end, we commit to our customers, employees, vendors and shareholders a consistent set of values and services throughout our organization.

Our Driving Principles


 

Our core values - productivity, fairness, excellence and positive attitude - are the foundation of our success. To build upon that foundation and further our success, every member of the Rush Enterprises family, including employees, officers and directors, must be committed to the pursuit of excellence through integrity.


Rush Enterprises

Join an Industry Leader

Experience a rewarding career with a leader in the transportation industry and grow with us as we continue to expand our network of locations and services. Rush Enterprises is always looking for good people to join our team.

We offer exceptional compensation and benefits, 401K and stock purchase, incentives for performance, training, and opportunity for advancement - all in a culture that appreciates and rewards excellence, a positive attitude and integrity.  

Rush Enterprises and its Affiliate Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or as a qualified individual with disability. 


New Graduate Program

Our New Graduate Program prepares you for an exciting career in dealership management - whether that is sales, finance and insurance, parts, service or body shop operations - and is the training ground for our next generation of General Managers, Regional General Managers and executive leadership. Experience a rewarding career with a leader in the transportation industry and grow with us. 


Reasonable Accommodations 


Rush Enterprises is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email accommodations@RushEnterprises.com with your name, telephone number, and the best time to contact you. You may also call 1-800-973-7874, Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.



Technician Careers

Work for the best, with the best, on the best. Selling the best trucks means hiring the best technicians to service them. Our select crew of over 1,500 highly-trained Certified Diesel Technicians work on all vehicle makes and models using their skills in state-of-the-art service and body shop facilities across the country utilizing the latest high-tech diagnostic equipment. You can join them.  


The Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo is an annual event designed to encourage professional growth for our service technicians and honor their important contribution to our company. This year's rodeo was held December 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. After preliminary testing of hundreds of technicians across the network, the top 106 and their spouses were invited to San Antonio to compete for serious cash and prizes. Watch this highlight video that captured the 2013 Tech Rodeo.


 

 

W.M. "Rusty" Rush
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

W.M. “Rusty” Rush has served as President of the Company since 1995, Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006, and Chairman of the Board since 2013.  He has overseen all day-to-day operations of the Company since 2001, when he was named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.  W.M. “Rusty” Rush served as Vice President and Executive Vice President of the Company from 1990 until November 1995 when he began his service as President of the Company.


W. Marvin Rush
Chairman Emeritus

W. Marvin Rush founded the Company in 1965.  He served as President from its inception until November 1995 when he began his service as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  In 2006, he resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer.  In 2013, he resigned his position as Chairman of the Board and was named Chairman Emeritus.  W. Marvin Rush was named North American Peterbilt Dealer of the Year in1993, 1994, 2000 and 2001, and was named American Truck Dealers’ Dealer of the Year in 2008.  He currently serves on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board.


Harold D. Marshall
Director

Harold D. Marshall has served as a director of the Company since February 1999. Mr. Marshall served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Associates First Capital Corp. from May 1996 until his retirement in March 1999. Mr. Marshall joined Associates First Capital Corp. in 1961 and organized its Transportation Division in 1974. Mr. Marshall served as Vice Chairman of the American Trucking Association, Trustee of the American Trucking Association Foundation, and as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art. Mr. Marshall currently serves as Trustee Emeritus of the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees. Mr. Marshall served as a director of Overnite Corp. from November 19, 2003, until Overnite Corp. was acquired by United Parcel Service, Inc. on August 5, 2005.


Thomas A. Akin
Director

Thomas A. Akin has served as a director of the Company since August 2004. Mr. Akin worked in the audit department of E&Y from 1976 until 1989 and has served as the director of the audit department of Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C., in San Antonio, Texas since 1991. Throughout his career, Mr. Akin has served as the client service executive responsible for the independent audit of companies registered with the SEC.


James C. Underwood
Director

James C. Underwood was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 21, 2008. Mr. Underwood is a career veteran of the commercial vehicle industry, having served in managerial and executive positions at GMC Truck & Coach Division, IVECO and American Isuzu Motors. In September 2000, Mr. Underwood became President and COO of General Motors Isuzu Commercial Truck, LLC, a joint venture to consolidate Isuzu and General Motors medium-duty commercial vehicle sales, service and marketing functions in the United States. Mr. Underwood served as Vice Chairman of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. from 2007 until his retirement on February 29, 2008.


Gerald R. Szczepanski
Director

Gerald R. Szczepanski has served as a director of the Company since October 2008.  Mr. Szczepanski was the co-founder, and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gadzooks, Inc., a publicly traded, specialty retailer of casual clothing and accessories for teenagers.  Mr. Szczepanski is a director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of GameStop Corp.


Raymond J. Chess
Director

Raymond J. Chess has served as a director of the Company since January 2014.  Mr. Chess served as a Global Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors Co. (“GM”), where he was responsible for global, cross functional general management of the GM crossover market segment from 2009 to 2012.  From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Chess was responsible for GM's commercial truck segment.  Mr. Chess joined GM in 1980 and served in varying capacities, including Vehicle Line Executive, Vehicle Line Director, Chief Manufacturing Engineer, and General Superintendent for Manufacturing Engineering.  Mr. Chess is currently a director of AMP Holdings, Inc. and sits on the advisory board of Productive Research LLC. 










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    Pros

    Growing company, a lot of advancement opportunities, fun place to work with support from management. Corporate is there to help and is very informative to all employees.

    Cons

    Wish I would have found them sooner, only con would be the health insurance options. Really lacking there in comparison to other benefits offered from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to update health options for employees and keep your current path.

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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Rush Enterprises.

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    Had insightful interview with general manager about Rush. Was very transparent, told me that there is a lot of opportunity at Rush. Hopeful to learn more and speak with regionally manager.

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Rush Enterprises Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Fortune 1000 List, Fortune, 2014
  • Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2013
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