Truck News


  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Trison Tarps brings on Rock Hard Liners

    January 28, 2015 10:03AM by Truck News

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — Trison Tarps continues to grow, most recently adding Rock Hard Liners to its stable. “With a focus on excelling in customer service, Trison Tarps now has the ability to offer a one-stop location for tarping and liner

  • 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,

  • Meritor rolls out new all-makes air disc brake portfolios

    January 27, 2015 7:15PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In an effort to maintain leadership in the brake sector of the trucking industry, Meritor has expanded its air disc brake product line and has introduced updated parts catalogues. “Air disc is starting to evolve, we

  • News Equipment

    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 expands Euclid-brand suspension line

    January 27, 2015 5:08PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – At its Heavy Duty Aftermarket press event, Meritor announced it is continuing its 75-year tradition by expanding its Euclid brand suspension line. The expansion will add 200 new parts to the portfolio of more than 2,000

  • Meritor launches new campaign to help wounded veterans

    January 27, 2015 4:40PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Meritor has launched a new charity and marketing initiative called Shoes for Soliders that is aimed to help wounded veterans get back on their feet to become leaders in business and their communities. The company announced

  • 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,