Truck News


  • Federal funds to help trucking industry mentor women, hire members of under-represented groups

    March 5, 2015 1:15PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont.– The Government of Canada has committed $421,720 to develop mentorship programs that will help further the careers of women in the nation’s trucking industry, and identify best practices that can better support the hiring and retention of under-represented

  • Goodyear introduces new app for tire technicians

    March 5, 2015 12:19AM by Sonia Straface

    SAN ANGELO, Tex. – At its Tire Technology Showcase in San Angelo, Texas earlier this week, Goodyear announced it has launched a new free and easy to use smart phone application designed for tire technicians. The new service is called

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    Navistar enhances Diamond Logic, launches new parts website

    March 4, 2015 1:21PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — International Trucks announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show that it has achieved record quality results for its DuraStar and WorkStar trucks. Navistar measures issues in the field over the first 90 days, generally thought to be

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    Mercedes-Benz unveils new mid-sized commercial van

    March 4, 2015 1:00PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Mercedes-Benz today took the wraps off its new mid-sized commercial van dubbed Metris. Mercedes is positioning the new van as “right-sized” for commercial applications, capable of doing the job of a full-sized van in a smaller package.

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    Freightliner to recognize hardest working cities

    March 4, 2015 10:55AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The host of the NTEA Work Truck Show was recognized as the first of Freightliner’s Hardest Working Cities, part of a new promotion intended to reward hard work, investment and innovation. Freightliner announced the new program at

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    Ford reveals new Tonka-inspired F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck

    March 4, 2015 7:55AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ford’s new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck is much quieter than its predecessor, but the company is making some noise with its introduction by showing it in Tonka trim. The Tonka-inspired F-750 on display this week at the NTEA

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    New truck orders remain strong through February

    March 4, 2015 7:33AM by Truck News

    Preliminary data shows February was another strong month for Class 8 truck orders, coming in at about 31,000 units. February order activity was 12% below January’s numbers but at a more reasonable, seasonal level than in the past four months,

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    Kenworth offers heavier-duty front axle on T370

    March 3, 2015 4:18PM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kenworth has announced availability of a heavier front axle for its T370 Class 7 truck. Customers can now choose between 18,000- and 20,000-lb axles. “The Kenworth T370 is already an extremely versatile truck, but now with the

  • Titanium Group buys Muskoka Transport

    March 3, 2015 4:05PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Muskoka Transport. Muskoka is based in Bracebridge, Ont. with additional terminals in Barrie and Bolton, Ont. It provides flatbed freight and van shipping services with more than 100 power

  • Manufacturers voice concerns about Phase 2 of GHG regs

    March 3, 2015 2:22PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With a proposed rulemaking for the second phase of the joint EPA/NHTSA greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for heavy trucks expected this month, some manufacturers are concerned about what’s to come. The new standards will take effect on

  • Navistar trims losses in first quarter

    March 3, 2015 12:37PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar posted a net loss of US$42 million in the first quarter, on revenue of $2.4 billion. That compared to a loss of $248 million during the first quarter of 2014. Revenues were up 10% compared to

  • Fleets urged to ‘stay the course’ with alt-fuel strategies

    March 3, 2015 12:31PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Attendees at the NTEA Green Truck Summit were urged to “stay the course” and to remain committed to greening their fleets through the use of alternative fuels and other technologies, despite lower diesel prices. Stephe Yborra, director

  • Contrans acquisition helps boost TransForce earnings

    March 2, 2015 6:40PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce closed out its fiscal year strong, posting a 36% increase in Q4 revenue and more than doubling its profits to $47.5 million. “TransForce completed several significant business acquisitions in 2014, including Contrans, our largest ever. These

  • Manitoba makes changes to wide-base tire regulation

    March 2, 2015 2:24PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Economy Minister Kevin Chief and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today that the province’s trucking industry can now take advantage of the new regulations allowing the use of wide-base single tires to help reduce fuel consumption. “We

  • Mack Trucks offers nat gas Pinnacle with Eaton UltraShift and Bendix Wingman

    March 2, 2015 1:29PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Mack Trucks is now offering natural gas-powered versions of its Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission, thanks to customer demands. “Our customers told us they wanted the option of an automated transmission, as well as