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  • Canadian and U.S. drivers to take part in truck beauty contest at SuperRigs

    July 18, 2019 2:01PM by Truck News-West

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held next week in Albert Lea, Minn., and several Canadian and U.S. drivers are able to take part in the truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. “Each year, truckers and

  • A dead-end street to owning a fleet

    July 16, 2019 8:51AM by James Menzies

    The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing

  • Vision, Enbridge team up to promote CNG trucks

    July 15, 2019 8:47AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Vision Truck Group and Enbridge Gas are teaming up to rent natural gas vehicles, offering businesses a chance to test drive the technology without shouldering the premium purchase cost. The equipment will be available for the same

  • News Equipment

    Mack building presence in the west

    July 11, 2019 1:24PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Mack Trucks, perennially strong in the conventional straight truck and low-cabover engine segments, now feels it has the right truck for linehaul, too. That, of course, is the new Mack Anthem, which is getting the company into

  • News Equipment

    Mack exec not concerned about slowing truck demand

    July 10, 2019 8:08PM by James Menzies

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in recent months, but the folks at Mack Trucks aren’t sweating. “I almost get the sense people are standing on the ledge, looking over and trying to talk themselves into

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders remained weak in June

    July 3, 2019 7:17AM by Truck News

    New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100. FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded

  • News Equipment

    Trailcon moving into new Calgary facility

    June 27, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing will celebrate the opening of its new Calgary location July 2. The new facility is 20,000 sq.-ft., with another 5,000 sq.-ft. available for future expansion. It features eight trailer bays, with room for three more.

  • Protecting your asset

    June 27, 2019 9:30AM by James Menzies

    As trucks have evolved, so too have front-end protection systems

  • Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

    June 26, 2019 12:21PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right. A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in the first quarter versus

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $72 million in sales

    June 24, 2019 9:51AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.’ latest Edmonton, Alta. auction brought in more than $72 million in sales, with around 70% of the equipment being sold online. “We continue to see strong attendance for our Edmonton auctions in 2019,” said Brian

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

    June 24, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

  • News Equipment

    Glasvan wins three Great Dane dealer awards

    June 20, 2019 1:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane collected three top honors at the 2018 Great Dane Dealer of the Year awards celebration. The Mississauga, Ont., dealer won International Flatbed Dealer of the Year, International Refrigerated Dealer of the Year, and International

  • News Equipment

    Huayi Tire marketing towards Canada’s South Asian trucking community

    June 20, 2019 1:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Huayi Tire is reaching out to the South Asian trucking community in Canada, with a Punjabi website and databooks for Double Coin tires. “We recognize that more than half of all truckers in Vancouver and Toronto were

  • News Equipment

    Mack Museum pays tribute to refuse industry

    June 19, 2019 9:02AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mack is highlighting the refuse industry through a special exhibit at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Pa. The exhibit is titled: Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry. If features three antique Mack