Truck News


  • January trailer orders higher than expected

    February 17, 2017 5:56PM by Truck West

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR indicates that final January net trailer orders were strong at 32,800 units, up 86% year-over-year, but down 4% month-over-month. January was the third consecutive month of positive orders, and exceeded expectations, with dry van orders jumping

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    Manac takes minority stake in ABS Remorques

    February 16, 2017 3:06PM by Truck News

    ASBESTOS, Que. – Conveyor semi-trailer manufacturer ABS Remorques has announced that Manac has taken a minority stake in the company. “It is with great pride that we announce this partnership as it will allow us to expand our presence in

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    Navistar recognizes top suppliers

    February 16, 2017 9:34AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 34 top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. Those recognized represent the top 2% of the company’s supply base, according to the company. “We appreciate the value created for Navistar customers through the long-term relationships

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    US fleets increase equipment buying intentions

    February 13, 2017 12:40PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More US fleets are planning to buy new equipment in the first quarter of this year than last year, according to the latest Fleet Sentiment Survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR). The survey indicates a

  • PC-11 and What You Should Know

    February 9, 2017 8:01AM by Brad Ling

    Mobil Delvac’s Stephanie Jaworski explains what fleets can expect from the new engine oil category, PC-11.

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    Western Star turns 50

    February 9, 2017 6:50AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Western Star dealers recently gathered in Quebec City for their annual dealer meeting and to mark the truck maker’s 50th anniversary. The company says it will mark its milestone year with a series of special events,

  • January Class 5-8 orders jump, says ACT

    February 3, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research data has revealed that January’s heavy- and medium-duty truck net orders have risen to a 13-month high at 45,300 units. With a 27% improvement compared to January 2016, the preliminary numbers account for vehicle classes

  • Freightliner’s new Cascadia in production

    February 1, 2017 11:15AM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The brand new Cascadia 126” BBC Day Cab and 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab models are on the way. Freightliner Trucks announced today (Feb. 1) that its new flagship Cascadia truck models will be designed and engineered

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    Tru-Nor Truck Centres now offering Isuzu trucks

    February 1, 2017 9:26AM by Truck News

    SUDBURY, Ont. – Tru-Nor Truck Centres, a Tallman Group Company, has announced it’s now a full-service Isuzu dealership. It offers a full line of sales, lease, rental, parts and service support for Isuzu N-Series gas- and diesel-powered low cab-forward trucks.

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    Tire prices set to increase

    February 1, 2017 9:16AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Tire prices could be on the upswing due to an increase in the price of raw materials, some manufacturers are warning. Michelin North America announced prices for tires, including heavy truck tires, will increase up to 8%

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    Mid-Ontario Truck Centre named Canada’s top Volvo dealer

    January 31, 2017 2:36PM by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Mid-Ontario Truck Centre has been named Volvo Trucks’ 2016 Canadian Dealer of the Year. The North American Dealer of the Year award went to General Truck Sales of Muncie, Ind. “General Truck Sales performed very well in

  • Product Equipment

    Ridewell offering Bendix ADB22X-LT disc brakes

    January 31, 2017 10:26AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for pairing with its axles. The brake was designed specifically for trailers, Bendix says, and will fit five-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles. Bendix claims its ADB22X-LT trims

  • Bendix ESP system now standard on Kenworth T680, T880

    January 30, 2017 8:46AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash.– Kenworth announced recently that the Bendix  Electronic Stability Program is now standard on new Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors. Bendix confirmed that the program meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new electronic stability control (ESC) technology mandate, which goes

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    TrailerCaddy offers alternative to shunt trucks

    January 27, 2017 11:17AM by Truck News

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – A new TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor has been developed, which the manufacturer says will cost about a quarter of the cost of a new shunt truck. The TrailerCaddy allows the operator to reposition trailers while walking alongside

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    Webb Wheel introduces trailer brake drum

    January 27, 2017 7:18AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Webb Wheel Products has introduced a new brake drum, designed specifically for trailer applications. The announcements was made during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. It’s a lighter, cooler-running trailer drum, featuring the company’s cool running technology (CRT)