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    TomTom Bridge adds ELD capability

    March 27, 2017 7:42AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – TomTom says its Bridge ELD (electronic logging device) kit will provide truckers with the tools they need for electronic logging. The company partnered with M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, to provide ELD capabilities to drivers.

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    Prison walls no match for Maxim

    March 24, 2017 11:56AM by Truck West

    PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Most people look to bust out of prison, but Maxim Truck and Trailer recently broke in. Coming to the aid of Hipperson Construction, which was performing some updates to the Prince Albert, Sask. penitentiary kitchen and

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    Chevron still producing CJ-4 engine oil

    March 23, 2017 3:51PM by James Menzies

    Continuing production of previous category engine oil gives fleets more time to transition, company says

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    Thermo King expands line of power management products

    March 23, 2017 2:33PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thermo King introduced three new power management tools at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Complementing its existing line of power management products, Thermo King added a boost charger, auto-start module and electric power jack charger. The boost charger

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    Rand McNally introduces TND 740 truck GPS

    March 23, 2017 11:17AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rand McNally has announced the launch of a new TND 740 truck-specific GPS, which it says is faster and more powerful than the unit it replaces. The system was designed to save drivers time. It attaches to

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    Mack gains ground, sees room for further growth

    March 23, 2017 10:17AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks achieved a 1% market share gain in 2016, and the company sees an opportunity to add to that this year. John Walsh, vice-president of global marketing and brand management with Mack, told press at the

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    Peterbilt grows fleet sales, looks to build on strong 2016

    March 22, 2017 5:11PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt in 2016 opened 25 new dealerships for the third year in a row and produced more than 36,000 trucks – the fourth highest tally in its history. Kyle Quinn, senior vice-president of Paccar and general manager

  • Bendix gives update on safety system developments

    March 22, 2017 3:27PM by James Menzies

    Interest in stability control flatlines, disc brakes and collision mitigation systems on the rise

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    Optimism growing for stronger Class 8 truck demand

    March 22, 2017 2:38PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Truck and component manufacturers at the Mid-America Trucking Show indicated they are increasingly optimistic about the Class 8 truck market in 2017. Joe McAleese, chairman of Bendix, said going into this year, he expected Class 8 builds

  • Arrow launches used truck purchasing program to Prime members

    March 20, 2017 5:50PM by Truck West

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Arrow Truck Sales will now offer a used truck purchasing program for Canadian and US Prime member owner-operators who currently drive for select carriers. The buyer will qualify for exclusive benefits, including a free six month,

  • OTA continues push for ‘smart’ lift axles

    March 20, 2017 4:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is taking its next steps towards convincing Ontario to allow smart lift axles. The OTA says it recently completed an analysis the Ministry of Transport can use to develop a regulatory amendment

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    More fleets spec’ing inverters: Xantrex

    March 20, 2017 7:59AM by Truck News

    BURNABY, B.C. – More fleets are spec’ing power inverters in their new Class 8 trucks, according to a leading supplier. Xantrex reports that inverters are becoming a standard option on Class 8 sleeper trucks. Mitul Chandrani, senior marketing manager for

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    DyTerra’s Ontario branch under new ownership

    March 20, 2017 6:51AM by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. – DyTerra, a company that services the propane and fertilizer industries, primarily in Western Canada, is exiting the Ontario market but its services will continue under new ownership. The company announced it is selling the assets from its

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    Increasing confidence driving new trailer orders: FTR

    March 20, 2017 6:45AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Final February net trailer orders totaled 25,800 units, down 21% from January but 20% better than last February, FTR reports. February orders were the best for that month since 2014. Refrigerated van orders remained at historically high

  • CTA mostly satisfied with Canada’s proposed greenhouse gas regs

    March 17, 2017 12:19PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is satisfied that Canada’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for heavy trucks adequately reflect the unique operating conditions in this country. While the Phase 2 regulations closely mirror those in the US, the