Truck News


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  • News

    Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

    September 20, 2018 by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered

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    Commercial drivers collect 10,709 citations in blitz

    September 20, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings during Operation Safe Driver Week held July 15-21 and coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). About 51,000 officers interacted with 113,000 drivers of commercial vehicles and cars

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    CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

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    Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

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    Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level

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  • Product

    Ridewell unveils short track axles

    September 14, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Ridewell Suspensions has released a new series of short track axles that can easily be configured with automatic tire inflation systems.  This shorter series axle comes with a .75-inch wall thickness and track widths between 28 and 42 inches. The

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  • Product

    P600 options unveiled

    September 14, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor’s P600 planetary axles are now available with optional five-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems. The optional five-planet wheel ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) when compared

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  • Product

    Flexible disc for aluminum work

    September 13, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron,

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  • Product

    LED lights heat it up

    September 13, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Maxxima’s MaxxHeat LED headlamps and stop/tail/turn lights come with a microprocessor that automatically initiates a lens heating systems when ambient temperatures drop below 10 Celsius – helping to prevent the buildup of ice and snow.   MaxxHeat comes on 4×6-,

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  • Product

    Cooling comfort from Phillips & Temro

    September 13, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips & Temro Industries’ new Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU is a high-capacity-cooling electric auxiliary power unit for those who are traveling in hot climates. A compressor and wall-mounted evaporator combine to deliver more than 300 cfm of air, and

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    Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

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  • Product

    Trimble updates, enhances offerings

    September 11, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    Trimble Transportation has unveiled a host of updates and enhancements to its tech offerings, all released during its in.sight User Conference. Fuel TMS and TMW Go! Fuel The Fuel TMS module has been enhanced for those who carry bulk fuel,

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  • Product

    John Bean releases balancer

    September 6, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    The John Bean 9800 heavy-duty wheel balancing system will bring a sense of balance to truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies. Capable of handling wheels from 12-24.5 inches in size, including super-single tires, the model comes with

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    CTA celebrates National Trucking Week

    September 5, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations are celebrating the role of trucking in the overall economy during National Trucking Week. “Driving truck is a skill and a professional commitment that has received a lot

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  • Product

    Rugged tablets for rugged workplaces

    September 5, 2018 by johng@newcom.ca

    MobileDemand’s new xTablet T1540 is designed for the workplace, with an Intel Quad Core Z8350 processors, Microsoft Windows 10, and a rugged construction. Weighing in at about 2.5 lb., the unit comes with a hand strap and briefcase-style handle, and

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