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  • Bridgestone names new v.p. of sales

    September 4, 2015 8:40AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Bridgestone announced recently that it has appointed Bryant Davis as the new vice-president of sales, for the company’s truck, bus, and retread tire business. Davis was formerly the senior market director of sales and operations at PepsiCo, where

  • Mill Creek celebrates 35 years, Wahba hints at another Kriska acquisition

    September 3, 2015 5:48PM by Sonia Straface

    AYR, Ont. – Mill Creek celebrated its 35th birthday in style today. The weather held up for the event which was held outside Mill Creek’s facility located past Cambridge, Ontario, where the company treated its employees, the media and dignitaries

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    It’s the dog days of summer for Class 8 orders

    September 3, 2015 1:31PM by Truck News

    Preliminary Class 8 truck orders reached their lowest levels since September 2013 in August, according to industry forecaster FTR. They totaled 19,550 units, down 18% from July and 22% year-over-year. “Historically August is one of the lowest ordering months, so

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    Ritchie Bros. planning major Edmonton auction

    September 3, 2015 12:00PM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — More than 200 truck tractors will be among the 7,350-plus pieces of equipment available at a Ritchie Bros. auction in Edmonton Sept. 9-11. There will also be more than 630 trailers up for grabs at the auction.

  • Gigg Express moves to new facility

    September 2, 2015 8:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Gigg Express announced recently that it is moving from its Etobicoke facility to Mississauga. The new terminal gives the company a lot more elbow room going from 4 docks at its old terminal to 40 docks at

  • Continental Tire partners with Quality Tire Service to open retread facility in Western Canada

    September 2, 2015 2:22PM by Truck News

    SASKATOON, Sask. — Continental Tire and Quality Tire Service chose to celebrate their partnership with the opening of the first commercial tire retread facility in Western Canada today. The new location will operate as a ContiLifeCycle facility, the umbrella for

  • Eaton names new president, vehicle group, North America

    September 2, 2015 10:14AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton announced today that Pavan Pattada has been appointed president, vehicle group, North America. Pattada reports to Ken Davis, president, vehicle group. The appointment came into effect on September 1, 2015. Before accepting his new position, Pattada

  • Volvo expands diagnostic capabilities to improve uptime services

    September 2, 2015 9:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America revealed today that it has expanded its partnered services to provided more detailed diagnostics on truck components. The company claims this will help its customers maximize uptime and make more rapid repair decisions.

  • BCTA: We’ll take truck drivers over driverless trucks

    September 2, 2015 8:45AM by Louise Yako

    News articles earlier this year about driverless trucks operating in Nevada and the Alberta oil sands under restricted conditions set off speculation about whether we’ll need truck drivers within a few decades – and whether autonomous vehicles are an answer

  • Don’t sweat Operation Airbrake; follow these tips from Bendix

    September 2, 2015 8:35AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake roadside inspection campaign runs Sept. 6-12, and Bendix has offered some tips for drivers on how to pass any inspections with flying colours. Preparation: Pre-trip knowledge, maintenance, and inspection

  • Tremcar names new Manitoba, Northern Ontario sales manager

    September 2, 2015 7:52AM by Truck News

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — Tremcar has named Gilles Rondeau its new sales manager for Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Rondeau has worked in the trucking industry for more than 33 years, according to the company. He began as a mechanic and worked

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    Navistar posts Q3 loss, but feels good about 2016 buying season

    September 2, 2015 7:26AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International announced its Q3 results this morning, reporting a net loss of US$28 million. This compares to a net loss of $2 million in the same quarter last year, however the company notes it incurred certain

  • NACFE issues Confidence Report on lightweighting trucks and trailers

    September 2, 2015 7:13AM by James Menzies

    A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) suggests carriers should consider lightweighting their trucks and trailers to avoid putting more trucks on the road, as shippers look to add more weight to their shipments. The

  • Wabco and CVSA join forces for Brake Safety Week

    September 1, 2015 3:16PM by Truck News

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings revealed today that it has joined forces with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to help improve brake safety in time for the alliance’s 2015 Brake Safety Week running September 6-12. “Wabco is excited to

  • Tallman Group acquires Peel Truck and Trailer

    September 1, 2015 11:59AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group announced the acquisition of certain assets of Peel Truck and Trailer today. Peel Truck and Trailer has been in the transportation industry since 1971 and offers truck and trailer repairs. It also has a Collision