Truck News


  • 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

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    Peterbilt graduates more than 200 technicians

    August 22, 2016 10:38AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has marked a milestone by graduating more than 200 service technicians through its Peterbilt Technician Institute. The truck maker has also added two new campuses to the original location in Dallas. They’re in Lisle, Ill. and

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    Bendix extends customer support hours

    August 22, 2016 7:41AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix is extending its customer service center hours by three hours. The new hours will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST, effective today. Customer service support is available in both French and English, the company

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    July’s Class 8 orders worst since 2010

    August 22, 2016 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — July’s final Class 8 orders were disappointing, down 20% month-over-month and 58% year-over-year, ACT Research reports. A total of 10,358 units were ordered. Medium-duty orders totaled 15,364 units, up 1% from June and last July. “Outside of

  • Hino Motors Manufacturing honors Dana for superior on-time delivery

    August 19, 2016 3:27PM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana announced today that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing for its 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino Supplier conference in July. Dana currently supplies driveshafts, companion flanges, and yokes to Hino from facilities in

  • Gamache Group expands services in Montreal

    August 18, 2016 3:22PM by Truck News

    ANJOU, Que. — The Gamache Group announced today that it is expanding its services for its Montreal customers. The former Camion Ray Lawson is now Gamache Montreal. The Gamache Group says that this enhancement of services increases opportunities to buy or sell

  • BCTA highlights ‘Jake’ brakes with National Trucking Week around the corner

    August 18, 2016 3:10PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – We’ve all seen the signs coming into a community advising truckers to ‘please avoid the use of engine brakes.’ Also known as ‘Jake’ or ‘Jacobs’ brake, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is trying to shed some