Truck News


  • DTNA and Freightliner celebrate milestones

    August 21, 2014 by

    DALLAS, Tx. – Today, Daimler Truck North American and Freightliner Trucks have reached major milestones. DTNA has installed it’s 100,000th Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system and Freightliner has reached 20,000 members in its online community, Team Run Smart. As

  • UPS Canada opens new centres in B.C.

    August 20, 2014 by

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – In order to expand its operations in Canada and support new jobs, UPS announced today that will be opening three new centres in British Columbia – one is Kamloops, another in Nanaimo and one in Comox. UPS

  • Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake turns 10

    August 19, 2014 by

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is celebrating a decade in business this year. The company came to be ten years ago when Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products joined forces to create a complete source

  • Tallman Truck Centre to host grand opening for new location

    August 19, 2014 by

    KINGSTON, Ont. – After more than a year of construction, the Tallman Truck Centre in Oshawa, Ont. is finally complete. Employees moved into the new 20,000 sq-ft. dealership on August 1st. The new space is on four acres of land

  • Mack and Volvo training programs get CASE accreditation

    August 19, 2014 by

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Mack Trucks Academy and the Volvo Trucks Academy announced today that both have received the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The accreditation program reviews a training provider’s programs

  • US truck tonnage snaps back in July, falls just short of all-time high

    August 19, 2014 by

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.3% in July, coming within 0.6% of its all-time high recorded in November 2013. The index, compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), is up 3.6% from July 2013, marking the largest

  • RMCAO hosts third annual Concrete Truck Rodeo

    August 19, 2014 by

    PICKERING, Ont. — This past Sunday was a fun day for certain Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) members. On Sunday August 17, twenty-four members of the RMCAO competed in the Concrete Truck Rodeo at Miller Waste Systems in

  • Trimble teams up with 3Gtms

    August 19, 2014 by

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble has announced today that it has formed an alliance with software company 3Gtms. The alliance is a strategic one as it includes a commercial reseller agreement with TMW Systems (part of Trimble’s logistics division). 3G-TM, now can

  • FLO Components launches Lube Basics seminars

    August 19, 2014 by

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – FLO Components announced the schedule for its upcoming 2014-2015 Lube Basics seminars. The seminars will be held in cities across Ontario with the hopes of helping people avoid common lubrication failures by making them lubrication specialists. The

  • OTA’s Education Foundation names new vice-chair

    August 18, 2014 by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The OTA’s Education Foundation has announced Scott Tilley, co-president of Tandet Logistics in Oakville, Ont., is the new vice-chair of the foundation. “The Foundation’s directors felt that Scott’s willingness to participate in several industry boards and committees

  • Volvo Trucks to hold VEST ride demo in Moncton, N.B.

    August 18, 2014 by

    MONCTON, N.B. – To show its dedication to safety and technology, Volvo Trucks is hosting a VEST (Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology) ride demonstration in Moncton, New Brunswick on September 4. The demonstration promises attendees they will experience the safety and control

  • News Equipment

    Allison’s FuelSense package now available in International trucks

    August 18, 2014 by

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced Allison Transmission’s new fuel-efficiency package is now available on medium-duty and vocational International trucks. Allison’s FuelSense fuel-efficiency package is available on 1000- through 4000-series transmissions, in International TerraStar, DuraStar, WorkStar and PayStar trucks. The

  • News Equipment

    Does engine programming work? PIT aims to find out.

    August 18, 2014 by

    POINTE-CLAIRE, Que. – Many fleets and owner/operators swear they can get greater efficiency out of a diesel engine by programming it for its specific duty cycle. FPInnovations’ Project Innovation Transport (PIT) group says it has received funding from the province of

  • News Equipment

    Bendix expands brake shoe remanufacturing capabilities

    August 18, 2014 by

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Bendix has announced it has expanded remanufacturing capabilities at its Huntington, Ind. plant. The company has invested US$3.2 million into the facility, which produces remanufactured brake shoes, handling the complete salvage, coining and assembly processes. Bendix has

  • Cash, no charge

    August 16, 2014 by

    Sometimes there is just no substitute for having a wallet full of bills, especially in emergency situations. This is a lesson Jim Shepley learned after one of his drivers had an emergency south of the border. Shepley is owner of