Truck News


  • US DOT proposes speed limiters on all large commercial vehicles

    August 26, 2016 11:15AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed equipping heavy-duty vehicles with speed limits on US roadways. Both organizations say speed limiters are a

  • International Truck offering new powertrain warranty package

    August 26, 2016 9:06AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — International Truck announced recently the availability of its DuraStar Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package. The package includes a 4-year/unlimited miles and hours integrated powertrain warranty on new orders of its DuraStar model powered by Cummins ISB and configured with an Eaton Procision

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    Chevron rolls out new CK-4, FA-4 engine oils

    August 25, 2016 2:29PM by James Menzies

    New oils are most “technologically advanced” in Chevron’s history

  • Cummins launches two new ISX12 engine ratings

    August 25, 2016 2:24PM by Truck West

    DALLAS, Texas – Cummins has announced the release of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets – the 450 hp with 1,650 lb-ft of peak torque and the 450 hp with 1,450/1,650 lb-ft of peak torque.

  • Mack Trucks names new v.p. for Lehigh Valley Operations

    August 25, 2016 9:18AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Mack Trucks announced this week that effective Oct. 1, 2016, Rickard Lundberg will be the new vice-president and general manager for Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations. The facility, which is located in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, produces all Mack

  • WIT and Freightliner looking for candidates for the Influential Women in Trucking Award

    August 25, 2016 8:45AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. —  The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are looking for candidates for the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking award. The award that was created in 2010 honors female leaders in the trucking industy and  recognizes women who make or

  • Daimler Trucks North America to participate in SuperTruck II initiative

    August 24, 2016 8:36PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. —  Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced recently that it has been selected to receive a $20 million award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck II program. The new award is part of a multimillion

  • Fleets investing in fuel-efficient technologies save big bucks: NACFE study

    August 24, 2016 2:59PM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, New York – Seventeen fleets across North America that operate more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% jump in fuel economy according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for

  • BCTA touts planned Hwy. 13 improvements at Aldergrove/Lynden border crossing

    August 23, 2016 3:03PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is applauding the provincial government’s announcement that approximately $25.5 million will be allocated to widen Hwy. 13 to support border enhancements at the Aldergrove/Lynden crossing. The upgrades will include widening Hwy.

  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index dropped in July

    August 23, 2016 1:20PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in July, following a revised 1.6% decline during June. In July, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 137.1 in June. Compared with July 2015, the

  • Stemco expands wheel end support

    August 23, 2016 11:24AM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Texas –Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions. Stemco says these new area managers will be responsible for bolstering the wheel end division with

  • Eberspaecher introduces Hydronic S3 Economy engine pre-heater

    August 23, 2016 10:57AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –Eberspaecher announced today that it is expanding its product portfolio with the new Hydronic S3 Economy (5kW) engine pre-heater. The engine pre-heater features compact dimensions and flexible installation options for simple retrofitting in a large number of day cabs,

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    Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction to feature thousands of items, three charity trips

    August 23, 2016 10:48AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. will hold a fourth Edmonton, Alta. auction from Sept. 7-9, with more than 5,100 items already confirmed for sale and more expected to be added to the list. “Whether you’re looking for one item or

  • Deadline to start working towards CITT’s CCLP designation this year is August 31

    August 23, 2016 9:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.– CITT is reminding those interested in earning its CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation that the deadline to begin CITT courses this year is August 31. CITT’s next semester does not start until the new year, so professionals interested

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    Trailer orders slow in July

    August 23, 2016 6:48AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders slumped in July to 10,147 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research, marking the lowest total since January 2010. Orders were down 25% month-over-month and 50% year-over-year, ACT reports. “The second half of