Truck News


  • Mack partnership means concrete customers can now track product in real time

    January 17, 2017 3:00PM by Derek Clouthier

    Two new features added to mDrive

  • Mack tests DME-fueled Pinnacle

    January 12, 2017 11:59AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has landed its first customer to test the company’s Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle model, using the non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel. The demonstration, which will test the performance of DME, is in collaboration with the

  • New all-inclusive software helps manage Allison transmissions

    January 11, 2017 3:23PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Allison Transmission is offering a yearly subscription service through the new Allison DOC Premium V2017.1.0 software program, a diagnostic tool for monitoring and reviewing all control systems for the operation of Allison transmissions. The all-inclusive software provides

  • ZF working on artificial intelligence for commercial vehicles

    January 9, 2017 7:08AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – ZF announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it is working with NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will enable the development of autonomously driven commercial trucks and other vehicles. The ZF ProAI platform

  • Mercedes wants its vehicles to serve as personal health devices

    January 5, 2017 3:40PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mercedes-Benz is envisioning a future where the automobile doubles as a personal health device. The car maker discussed this topic in detail at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which has come in recent years to very

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    IMT sells axle business to Dexter

    January 2, 2017 12:24PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – The IMT Group has announced it has sold its light-, medium- and heavy-duty axle business to Dexter Axle Company. The divisions included in the sale include the Ingersoll Axles division of IMT Partnership in Ingersoll, Ont. and

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    PacLease adds three B.C. locations

    December 29, 2016 9:16AM by Truck News

    DELTA, B.C. – PacLease has added 10 new locations, including three in B.C. Its dealer network now includes 454 locations in the US and Canada. The new Canadian locations are: Inland PacLease, West Kelowna, B.C.; Peterbilt Pacific Leasing, Lantzville, B.C.;

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    Navistar posts Q4 loss

    December 21, 2016 7:17AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar posted a fourth quarter loss of US$34 million on softer revenues resulting from a softening Class 8 truck market. Charge-outs were down 18% compared to Q4 2015, Navistar announced. Revenue was down 17% year-over-year in the

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    Great Dane’s technician training program recognized

    December 21, 2016 7:08AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has announced it’s the first semi-trailer manufacturer to achieve ASE/CASE accreditation for its technician training program. The accreditation comes from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), through its ASE Continuing Automotive Service Education

  • November trailer orders surge

    December 20, 2016 4:11PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Act Research says an escalation in trailer orders in November indicates that the buying season has begun. Climbing 71% month-over-month, the increase was mostly due to dry van orders, and was also helped by a drop in

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    PAID Introducing the Hydronic S3 Engine Pre-heater

    December 19, 2016 2:37PM by Dan Robinson

    By launching the Hydronic S3 Economy, Eberspächer introduces a compact water heater into the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. In addition, the Hydronic S3

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    No screws, clips or lock rings needed with Stemco’s Zip-Torq axle fastener

    December 19, 2016 10:57AM by Truck West

    LONGVIEW, Tex. – Stemco has released its new Zip-Torq single-piece axle fastener, which aims to simplify the wheel end bearing adjustment with its unitized design. The Zip-Torq eliminates special tooling and loose components like clips, keepers, snap rings and screws,

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    Trailer orders strengthening

    December 16, 2016 7:03AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders jumped more than 70% in November, but were still off year-over-year, according to the latest data from ACT Research. It calculated preliminary net trailer orders at 36,300 units. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in November,

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    Bendix doubles manufacturing capacity at Mexico plant

    December 13, 2016 2:20PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has doubled solenoid valve and assembled manifold manufacturing capabilities at its Acuna, Mexico manufacturing plant. The US$1.5 million investment saw a new low-flow solenoid production line and a new manifold line added. “Modern solenoids are capable

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    UAP buys Buy-Rite Truck Parts

    December 13, 2016 2:09PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – UAP has announced its acquisition of Buy-Rite Truck Parts, representing its second purchase in Ontario this year. Buy-Rite Truck Parts, based in Mississauga, Ont., is a parts distributor serving the Greater Toronto Area. It is a member