Truck News


  • Gordon Food Services announces new referral program

    March 24, 2017 3:40PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Gordon Food Services (GFS) announced recently that it is rolling out a new referral incentive program exclusive to TTSAO Full Member Schools. The incentive program will run from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. GFS is offering

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    Prison walls no match for Maxim

    March 24, 2017 11:56AM by Truck West

    PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Most people look to bust out of prison, but Maxim Truck and Trailer recently broke in. Coming to the aid of Hipperson Construction, which was performing some updates to the Prince Albert, Sask. penitentiary kitchen and

  • Schneider National announces launch of IPO

    March 24, 2017 9:04AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Schneider National launched its initial public offering (IPO) of 28,947,000 shares of its Class B common stock today. The IPO price is between $18-$20 per share, the company said. Schneider is issuing and selling up to 16,842,000

  • Navistar rolls out new OnCommand Connection Telematics, Marketplace

    March 24, 2017 8:48AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced the launch of its telematics solution, OnCommand Connection Telematics today. According to the company, the new solution includes hardware and applications in support of all Class 6-8 vehicles equipped with a J1939 or J1708 diagnostic port.

  • Boosting Canada-US relations

    March 23, 2017 5:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    New NTEA president excited to continue growth of Canada-US trucking relationship

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    Chevron still producing CJ-4 engine oil

    March 23, 2017 3:51PM by James Menzies

    Continuing production of previous category engine oil gives fleets more time to transition, company says

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    Thermo King expands line of power management products

    March 23, 2017 2:33PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thermo King introduced three new power management tools at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Complementing its existing line of power management products, Thermo King added a boost charger, auto-start module and electric power jack charger. The boost charger

  • Bestpass offers program for leased trucks, eyes Canadian expansion

    March 23, 2017 12:08PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass is coming out with a toll management service for leased vehicles. Its leased equipment toll solution (LETS) allows leasing companies to seamlessly rebill the lessee and transfer transponders from lease provider to customer accounts and back. The

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    Rand McNally introduces TND 740 truck GPS

    March 23, 2017 11:17AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rand McNally has announced the launch of a new TND 740 truck-specific GPS, which it says is faster and more powerful than the unit it replaces. The system was designed to save drivers time. It attaches to

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    Mack gains ground, sees room for further growth

    March 23, 2017 10:17AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks achieved a 1% market share gain in 2016, and the company sees an opportunity to add to that this year. John Walsh, vice-president of global marketing and brand management with Mack, told press at the

  • Federal budget pledges improvements to trade and transportation

    March 23, 2017 10:09AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. —  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled its 2017 federal budget yesterday where it outlined its plan to establish what it calls a trade and transportation corridors initiative. According to the 280-page document, the initiative will include, among other

  • Velociti acquires Rolling Strong

    March 23, 2017 8:29AM by Truck News

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Velociti Inc. announced today that it has acquired Rolling Strong. Thanks to the acquisition, Velociti is rolling out a comprehensive new program that will benefit the health and wellness of drivers and their employers through meal, sleep

  • STA welcomes highways and infrastructure spending, but concerns remain

    March 22, 2017 7:20PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) said the provincial government’s announcement today (March 22) that it would allocate $1.1 billion toward highways and infrastructure was a sign of relief in the face of economic downturn and financial struggle.

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    Peterbilt grows fleet sales, looks to build on strong 2016

    March 22, 2017 5:11PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt in 2016 opened 25 new dealerships for the third year in a row and produced more than 36,000 trucks – the fourth highest tally in its history. Kyle Quinn, senior vice-president of Paccar and general manager

  • Kenworth brings deals, product enhancements to MATS

    March 22, 2017 4:31PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kenworth achieved its all-time record heavy-duty market share in 2016, at 15.1%, highlighting a strong year for the company. Its market share in the medium-duty segment was 8.6%. It also took pride in growing the penetration of