Truck News


  • Goodyear expanding Smart Fleet program, looking to further improve roll time

    August 28, 2015 2:08PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Goodyear introduced its Smart Fleet program to the Canadian market last spring and is now looking to expand the program and continuously engage its members. The program is aimed at offering national account-type benefits to small fleets

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    Kenworth adds new options, expects truck market to remain strong

    August 27, 2015 10:53AM by James Menzies

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth is expecting another strong year for Class 8 truck sales in 2016, but there isn’t a lot of room for the overall market to grow. Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president, said at a

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    UPS receives 50,000th Paccar MX engine in a Kenworth truck

    August 27, 2015 10:39AM by James Menzies

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has presented UPS with a plaque commemorating the 50,000th Paccar MX engine to be installed in a Kenworth truck. The milestone engine went into a Kenworth T680 day cab that UPS will deploy in the Seattle area.

  • TTSAO sets date for annual conference

    August 26, 2015 5:06PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has set the date for its first annual conference for February 23-24 at the Sandman Hotel in Mississauga. The two-day conference consists of the TTSAO’s board of directors’ meeting, then

  • Final deadline to register for a CITT Course is August 31

    August 26, 2015 2:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.–For those interested in adding CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) to your credentials, CITT wishes to remind industry that August 31 is the deadline to register for a specialized logistics course, beginning September 2 with CITT. The fall semester is the final

  • PeopleNet awards Grimshaw Trucking with Innovator of the Year Award

    August 26, 2015 2:33PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — At its User Conference this week, PeopleNet announced the recipients of its 2015 Innovator of the Year Awards. The awards are given to fleets that demonstrated exceptional leadership in using PeopleNet products and services.

  • One week left until the next Healthy Feet Challenge

    August 25, 2015 11:26AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There’s only one week left until the next Healthy Fleet Challenge begins. The three-month walking challenge starts on September 1st and runs straight through until November 30th with no break months in between. The challenge was created

  • CarriersEdge expands online driver training system

    August 25, 2015 10:02AM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – CarriersEdge said today that it has made several enhancements to its online driver training system, offering fleets the ability to customize and consolidate its training programs. With this announcement, CarriersEdge customers now have expanded options for adding

  • Navistar appoints new treasurer

    August 25, 2015 9:30AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar International announced recently that Bill McMenamin, president of Navistar Financial, will add responsibilities as senior v.p. and treasurer of the company. He will replace Jim Moran, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.

  • ATA pushes Congress to move forward with driver hair testing option

    August 25, 2015 8:59AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Virg. — Earlier this week, the American Trucking Associations president and CEO Bill Graves wrote a letter to Congress asking them to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples as part of a federally

  • PSI: Fleets with ATIS save time during CVSA inspection

    August 24, 2015 4:13PM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Pressure Systems International (PSI) announced today that the data collected from fleets indicated that those with automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) on their trailers reduce the time spent in CVSA regulated roadside inspections. PSI reported that

  • Alcoa Wheels announces new social media contest

    August 24, 2015 1:33PM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alcoa Wheels announced the launch of its latest social media contest this week. The campaign and contest runs for four weeks and is dubbed the “#5lbPledge.” The company claims it will highlight the importance and benefits of

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    Driving Volvo’s 6×2 with Adaptive Loading

    August 24, 2015 11:27AM by James Menzies

    Volvo has raised not only the axle, but also the bar, when it comes to 6×2 technologies, providing handling and safety enhancements in addition to fuel economy improvements

  • US truck parking problem to be addressed

    August 24, 2015 9:11AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released survey results recently that point out the lack of truck parking information and capacity across the country. The results called for a national coalition to address the

  • Paccar engine plant hits production milestone

    August 24, 2015 8:57AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Miss. – Paccar recently hit a milestone as its 100,000th MX-13 engine was produced at its Columbus plant last week. The engine was given to Kenan Advantage Group that is to operate the engine in a Peterbilt 379. “Paccar’s