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    Wabco takes control of product sales, distribution

    January 22, 2020 2:51PM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Wabco has announced it has acquired the distribution rights for its full line of aftermarket products. It will terminate an existing exclusive distribution agreement, enabling Wabco to distribute its complete line of aftermarket products including Wabco-branded

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    Breadner Trailers wins Hyundai Translead dealer award

    January 22, 2020 7:33AM by Truck News

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has been named Hyundai Translead’s North American Dealer of the Year, and has been given exclusive rights to the Greater Toronto Area. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, told that “In a short timespan

  • President’s Choice: Loblaw prepares for a future with electric vehicles

    January 21, 2020 2:53PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s largest grocer is shopping for something that doesn’t exist. Not yet. But that has hardly slowed Loblaw in a bid to electrify its private fleet within the decade. It was one of the first Canadian operations

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    Bendix consolidates damper production

    January 20, 2020 12:09PM by Truck News

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Bendix is consolidating its North American engine vibration damper production, in an effort to increase overall capacity. Production will move from the company’s North Aurora, lll.-based facility to its manufacturing campus in Huntington, Ind. The move will

  • Werner chooses electric Pete

    January 20, 2020 11:15AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has announced it has delivered a Model 579EV to Werner Enterprises, where it’ll be put into service as part of the fleet’s battery-electric truck pilot program. “Werner Enterprises has long been regarded as an industry pioneer,

  • Understand torque, hp, and axle ratios

    January 15, 2020 9:05AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Horsepower always gets top billing in engine ratings, but it’s torque that does most of the heavy lifting in today’s powertrain. Here’s what the numbers mean, how they relate, and how they affect performance: Torque is a

  • How to choose the truck powertrain you need

    January 15, 2020 8:59AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — How fast do you want to go, how much weight are you planning to pull, and how much are you willing to spend to accomplish your goals? In a roundabout way, those are the three questions you

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    PacLease adds two new Canadian locations

    January 14, 2020 11:43AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease has added two new Canadian locations, in Calgary, Alta., and Sherbrooke, Que. The company says it grew its full-service rental and leasing business by 18% in 2019, adding seven new locations in North America. “We’re entering

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    ECONOMIC WATCH: Trailer market ends 2019 with weak orders

    January 14, 2020 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders fell in December to 16,500 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, marking their worst month since August. Orders were down 17% from November, and 41% year-over-year. December brought total orders for 2019 to 203,000

  • BYD delivers 100th electric truck in U.S.

    January 13, 2020 8:15AM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – BYD recently reached a new milestone, delivering its 100th battery-electric truck in the U.S. The Class 8 truck was delivered to Anheuser-Busch, which will use it to support its Oakland, Calif., operations. The truckmaker has delivered

  • How far should Ontario’s emissions crackdown go?

    January 10, 2020 4:09PM by John G. Smith

    Cleaner air comes with a price tag. It’s paid every time equipment evolves in the name of controlling emissions. A tighter focus on particulate matter gave us diesel particulate filters. When regulators squeezed the allowable levels of NOx, we saw the widespread introduction of exhaust gas recirculation and diesel exhaust fluid. The current push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to the rollout of everything from new oil categories to aerodynamic refinements and lighter components. Even battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks are now on the horizon.

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: FTR sees lackluster market

    January 9, 2020 1:43PM by Abdul Latheef

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Transportation intelligence provider FTR is predicting a lackluster but stable freight market for 2020. “Our latest forecast is for spot rates to hold, or perhaps rise by 1%. Contract rates probably would be a bit lower again,

  • APUs now eligible for rebates under CleanBC’s HDVE program

    January 9, 2020 1:13PM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Following feedback from carriers, the B.C. government has approved auxiliary power units (APUs) as eligible for incentives under the CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) program. APUs were previously not recognized as an eligible device, but trucking companies

  • Select Trailer Sales names Tyler Channell VP

    January 7, 2020 3:26PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Select Trailer Sales has named Tyler Channell partner and vice-president of sales and marketing. Channell, who has 25 years of experience in the industry, was most recently with Reefer Sales and Service of Brampton, Ont. His appointment

  • Enforcement teams toss speed limiter inspection tool

    January 3, 2020 3:47PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies in Ontario and Quebec have abandoned the use of the EzTap device to enforce speed limiter laws in both provinces, raising questions about how much enforcement of the rule actually exists. Since 2008,