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    Class 8 truck sales continued strong pace in November

    January 30, 2015 12:33PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last year will go down as one of the strongest years for Canadian truck fleet renewal, data from the Canadian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers indicates. November sales of Class 8 trucks remained brisk across the country, remaining above

  • Bendix announces executive promotions

    January 30, 2015 10:38AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has named John Kemer vice-president and general manager, valves and modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the company’s Leadership Committee and he joins the two-person Controls Governance Board. “In his 18 years of serving

  • Five Canadian fleets crack top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

    January 30, 2015 10:22AM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Five of the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For are from Canada, as well as two “fleets to watch.” The Canadian winners include: Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.; Erb Group, New Hamburg, Ont.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; Liberty

  • News Equipment

    Service and its importance to the aftermarket

    January 30, 2015 8:58AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – It wasn’t all parts and products talk at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) earlier this week. Lots of focus was actually placed on the role service plays in the industry. “The replacement parts business is

  • News Equipment

    The evolution of aftermarket distribution

    January 30, 2015 8:46AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “It’s not your Father’s Aftermarket” was the main theme at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue held earlier this week in Las Vegas. A panel comprised of people in a variety of positions in the aftermarket industry

  • Tarping flatdeck load without fall protection gear nets $30K fine

    January 29, 2015 10:23PM by Truck News

    INNISFIL, Ont. — No one was hurt, but an Ontario company was fined $30,000 because someone could’ve been, when working on top of a flatbed trailer without a safety harness or other fall protection equipment. A Ministry of Labour inspector

  • US fleet exec takes safety message to Congress

    January 29, 2015 12:49PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Jim Mullen, executive vice-president and general counsel of Werner Enterprises, addressed the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s subcommittee on surface transportation, to highlight some of the industry’s safety initiatives. “The trucking industry is justifiably proud of its

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge Week four results

    January 29, 2015 11:38AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada has been walking circles around its American counterparts – in the Healthy Fleet Challenge, at least. This week, all fleets in the Top 5 were Canadian. Though the month isn’t quite over yet, we’ve compiled the

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner adds options to Class 6/7 M2

    January 29, 2015 8:59AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner says new options are now available for order on its Class 6/7 M2, enhancing fuel economy, driver retention and professional image. “We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment, and

  • Scout Logistics channels Leaf fan frustrations to raise funds

    January 29, 2015 8:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A Toronto freight transportation company is looking to harness Leafs fans’ frustrations and turn them into something positive. Scout Logistics has launched a Not In Our Lifetime campaign. It’s asking people to take a selfie of themselves

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    Peterbilt sees increased demand for Model 320

    January 29, 2015 8:35AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt says its Model 320 low-cab forward truck achieved record production in 2014, with more than 1,600 units built. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year. The specialty truck is used in refuse operations and concrete

  • Fleet Engineers revamps brand, partners with Team Run Smart Pro

    January 28, 2015 4:36PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Fleet Engineers, a manufacturer of aftermarket parts, has gotten a major facelift. The company announced today it has rolled out a new, updated corporate logo and has released a new mission statement and updated its values

  • Meritor expands wheel-end solutions portfolio

    January 28, 2015 1:49PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — In an effort to become a one-stop shop for wheel-end solutions, Meritor has added three new products the company announced earlier this week. “Customers have asked for greater single-source availability of products,” said Aaron Bickford, director,

  • SAF-Holland reveals Parts on Demand electronic parts catalogue

    January 28, 2015 1:40PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. –To help modernize the way parts are ordered, SAF-Holland has brought digital life to its parts catalogue. At its press event at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, SAF-Holland introduced its aftermarket Parts on Demand

  • Canadian General Freight Index ticks up a notch in November

    January 28, 2015 10:39AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Freight costs in Canada continued to rise in November, up 1% compared to October results. The Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicated the base rate went up 1.6% compared to October. Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers