Truck News


  • Driving the new Volvo VNR

    June 23, 2017 3:43PM by James Menzies

    The design of the all-new Volvo VNR was heavily inspired by driver feedback

  • Pack performance

    June 23, 2017 2:35PM by Carroll McCormick

    The results of last fall’s cooperative platooning trials are in

  • News Equipment

    Trailer production climbed in May: ACT Research

    June 23, 2017 8:41AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production increased 12% in May, thanks to two additional build days and strong orders. The production rate was up 2% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

  • Seven fleets to participate in Run on Less demonstration

    June 20, 2017 9:40AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven U.S. fleets have signed on to participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) first Run on Less demonstration. Each fleet is contributing a fuel-efficient truck and driver to be tracked for a three-week

  • News Equipment

    Accuride to acquire European steel wheel maker

    June 19, 2017 8:58AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has announced an agreement to acquire steel wheel supplier Mefro Wheels. Mefro is headquartered in Solingen, Germany, and supplies the European and Asian markets through manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Turkey, Russia, and China. “The strategic

  • News Equipment

    Top fleet graphics win PMTC awards

    June 19, 2017 6:56AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – In what has become known as the most colorful awards ceremony in the industry, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) once again recognized some of the splashiest fleet graphics found on the road. It’s

  • News Equipment

    Penske Truck Leasing opens Windsor location

    June 19, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new location in Windsor, offering full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental, as well as contract truck fleet maintenance services. The new facility is located at 4505 Fourth St. It features

  • News Equipment

    More U.S. fleets looking to add equipment: ACT Research

    June 19, 2017 6:12AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets in the U.S. are indicating strong intentions to purchase new equipment, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index. It showed that May’s purchase intentions remain elevated, recording the strongest three-month sequential reading since the third

  • Waterloo researchers look to reduce idling food delivery trucks

    June 16, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Researchers at the University of Waterloo say they’ve developed a way for refrigerated delivery trucks to reduce emissions while idling and to save fuel costs. In a study published in Energy, Waterloo engineers said they found a

  • In conversation with Michelin COO Ralph Dimenna

    June 16, 2017 10:29AM by James Menzies

    On market conditions, the success of the Uniroyal brand, and how fleet demands are evolving with technology

  • News Equipment

    May trailer orders exceed expectations

    June 15, 2017 9:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – There were 17,850 trailers ordered in May, marking a 27% improvement year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the sixth straight month of positive year-over-year comparisons, though orders were 14% off April’s figures, ACT

  • News Equipment

    International makes disc brakes standard on LT series

    June 15, 2017 9:14AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – International Truck has announced it’s making air disc brakes standard on all axles of its International LT series highway truck. The company has selected the Bendix ADB22X disc brake as its standard offering. “Our DriverFirst design philosophy

  • Cummins to put fully electrified powertrain system on road in 2019

    June 14, 2017 6:37PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cummins has announced it will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for its customers and on the road by the end of 2019. Making the announcement via teleconference June 14, Julie Furber, executive director of electrification

  • News Equipment

    Stemco to open new brake friction manufacturing facility

    June 14, 2017 4:13PM by Truck News

    ROME, Ga. – Stemco has announced the upcoming opening of its first brake friction production plant. The 43,000 sq.-ft. plant, located in Rome, Ga., will open in July and will manufacture brake shoes and friction components for medium- and heavy-duty