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  • More safety-focused regulations coming, Bendix says

    March 25, 2015 9:51AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With Canada ready and willing to create a mandate for electronic stability control, the US seems poised to move ahead with its own regulation soon. Fred Andersky, director of government affairs with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, said

  • Class 8 truck orders to keep climbing this year: Bendix

    March 25, 2015 9:50AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Strong Class 8 truck demand is expected to continue through 2015, with production climbing 15-20% over 2014’s healthy volumes. That was the rosy outlook from Joe McAleese, chairman, president and CEO of Bendix. However, he also predicted

  • News Equipment

    New ADEPT package to improve ISX15 fuel economy by up to 3%, Cummins claims

    March 24, 2015 11:35PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it was planning to “redefine efficiency” and one of its first steps is to release a new technology package dubbed ADEPT, which it says can improve fuel economy by

  • Cummins makes aftertreatment system smaller, more efficient

    March 24, 2015 11:16PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins is coming out with a new exhaust aftertreatment module that’s contained within a single canister, offering significant size and weight savings. The Cummins Emission Solutions subsidiary developed the smaller package, which reduces size by up to

  • Eaton announces improvements to Roadranger service network

    March 24, 2015 2:22PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton has announced the release of a series of enhancements to the company’s Roadranger service network earlier this week. The enhancements include upgrading the features in the company’s popular ServiceRanger 4 online diagnostics and service software; extending

  • News Equipment

    Espar adopts Eberspaecher name

    March 24, 2015 2:09PM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Espar has announced it’s adopting its parent company’s name. The company will now go by Eberspaecher. It will debut the new name at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. It will maintain ‘Espar’ as a legal business

  • February’s sharp decline in tonnage ‘not a surprise’: ATA

    March 24, 2015 1:59PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage declined 3.1% in February, reaching the lowest level since September 2014. However, tonnage was still up 3% compared to February 2014. That, though, was the smallest year-over-year gain seen since June of last

  • David Bradley discusses border pre-clearance on Trucker Radio News & Talk

    March 23, 2015 11:07AM by Truck News

    This week’s Trucker Radio News & Talk features Canadian Trucking Alliance chief David Bradley discussing the implications of a new border pre-clearance agreement between the US and Canada. It’s an idea whose time has come, Bradley says, noting CTA has

  • Thinking outside the box

    March 23, 2015 9:14AM by Carroll McCormick

    Bolt-on devices have improved trailer aerodynamics. But is it time for some more radical thinking, including the reshaping of the box itself?

  • News Equipment

    Mack extends service intervals

    March 23, 2015 8:55AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has extended service intervals for engine oil and diesel particulate filters (DPFs). The extended intervals cover model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with MP7, MP8 and MP10 Mack engines and can potentially save owners thousands

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders cool in February, but demand still strong: FTR

    March 20, 2015 2:44PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer orders moderated in February, but it’s not a cause for concern, according to the latest report from FTR. February saw 20,400 net orders for new trailers, a 26% decline from January and 32% drop from last

  • Low Level Road Project complete, boosting rail capacity at PMV

    March 20, 2015 2:29PM by Truck News

    NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. — Increased rail capacity and improved access to rail facilities for commercial vehicles are two of the benefits that will result from completion of the Low Level Road Project here. Transport Canada took part in a ceremony

  • Drivers satisfied with about half the shippers/receivers they serve

    March 20, 2015 2:11PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Professional drivers responding to the Ontario Trucking Association’s Operation UpGrade survey of the best and worst shipper practices are so far split on the performance of the industry. Half the shippers/receivers rated so far have been given

  • Minister Raitt announces support for mandating ELDs and ESC in Canada

    March 19, 2015 2:45PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – After a roundtable meeting with the Canadian Trucking Alliance carrier members earlier today, Federal Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt announced she was personally supporting both electronic logging devices (ELDs) and electronic stability control systems (ESC) in order to

  • OTA seeking input on potential to fight traffic tickets online

    March 19, 2015 2:15PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to know how you feel about disputing administrative monetary penalty system (AMPS) fines online. The province is looking at developing an online traffic court of sorts, which would allow individuals or