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  • Bestpass achieves record growth, eyes Canadian expansion

    January 28, 2015 8:25AM by Truck News

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Expansion into the Canadian market helped toll management company Bestpass to achieve record growth in 2014. It added more than 500 new accounts over the year and saw a 40% increase in service revenue. It also formed

  • Driver turnover edges up at large US truckload fleets

    January 28, 2015 8:16AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Driver turnover at large US truckload fleets crept up 1% to an annualized rate of 97% in the third quarter of 2014. “Driver turnover, which is a good barometer of the driver market, remains high,” said Bob

  • Transportation Media joins Newcom to create trucking industry information powerhouse

    January 27, 2015 9:45PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. — Transportation Media, publishers of this website and the Truck News, Truck West and Motortruck Fleet Executive publications, has joined Newcom Business Media to create the largest publishing group serving the Canadian trucking industry. Newcom Business Media Inc.

  • Meritor rolls out new Service Point program

    January 27, 2015 7:58PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Independent Service Garages can now get the Meritor seal of approval. At the 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier today, Meritor announced that it will launch a network of Meritor-approved repairs shops, called Meritor Service Points,

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    Trailer orders reach level ‘not seen in almost 20 years’

    January 27, 2015 6:03PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final trailer order numbers for 2014 are in and they continue to amaze. ACT Research said nearly 44,000 net orders were placed in December, the second strongest order month on record. For the total year 2014, 359,000

  • Here’s what an imminent wheel separation looks like

    January 27, 2015 5:18PM by James Menzies

    And eight tips to help prevent wheel-offs from happening

  • Meritor names new director of remanufacturing

    January 27, 2015 4:20PM by Truck News

    FLORENCE, Ky. – Meritor announced today, that Tim Bauer is the new director of remanufacturing, North America. He will be responsible for the overall leadership, and profitability of Meritor’s remanufacturing activities in North America. “Tim’s deep understanding of Meritor’s customers,

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    Capacity of Ontario wins Capacity’s first President’s Award

    January 27, 2015 3:17PM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Texas — Capacity of Ontario has won the first annual President’s Award from shunt truck manufacturer Capacity. “When Capacity of Ontario took over the market nearly three years ago, they didn’t miss a beat,” announced Jerry Looney, national sales

  • An economic overview that involves a heart attack, stroke, blood clot…and divorce

    January 27, 2015 12:08AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – At the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) held in Las Vegas this week, predictions from 2014 were addressed and a new forecast was outlined. Leading the session titled, The Fundamental Drivers of the Industry, was Dr.

  • Looking back (and ahead) at the aftermarket

    January 27, 2015 12:06AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A lot has changed in the aftermarket industry, which inspired the tagline at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue this week: It’s not your father’s aftermarket. In a session to outline the industry’s perspective and outlook, Stu

  • Postcard from Norway

    January 26, 2015 2:45PM by David Henry

    David Henry offers insights into trucking in Norway

  • Exhaust from newer diesel engines not cancer-causing: Study

    January 26, 2015 2:31PM by Truck News

    BOSTON, Mass. — A new study has concluded there’s no evidence that exposure to new-technology diesel engine exhaust is linked to lung cancer. It’s the first study to evaluate lifetime exposure to new technology diesel exhaust. The study also found

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    Bendix planning to expand remanufacturing operations

    January 26, 2015 12:28PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has announced it is expanding its remanufacturing business in response to increasing demand for OE-quality remanufactured components. “Across the industry, we’re seeing a renewed focus on remanufacturing as more fleets, technicians, and drivers discover the benefits

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    Mack’s GuardDog Connect rolled out to concrete pumpers

    January 26, 2015 10:58AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has announced the availability of its GuardDog Connect uptime support on concrete pumpers. The offering will be standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers ordered as of April, marking the first proactive support service available for pumper

  • Feds to fund truck driver, manager training in Western Canada

    January 25, 2015 9:26PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The federal government on Friday announced with the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) that it was making available $268,000 to support training in the Western Canadian trucking industry. The announcement was made by Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian