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  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

  • News Equipment

    Truck-Lite acquires Lumitec

    April 12, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has announced its acquisition of Lumitec, a supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry. “Lumitec’s reputation speaks for itself as one of the most trusted lighting suppliers among both boat OEMs and end users,” said Brian Kupchella,

  • News Equipment

    Transtex buys TopKit, LeadEdge products from SmartTruck

    April 11, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transtex has announced it has acquired the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing trailer aero products from SmartTruck. The TopKit is EPA SmartWay-verified, and redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag. It can be

  • News Equipment

    Mack not concerned with slowing truck orders

    April 11, 2019 12:25PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Slowing Class 8 truck order intake is not a concern to Mack Trucks, according to Roy Horton, director of product strategy, who spoke at an Expocam press conference April 11. “It’s not an alarming issue at this

  • News Equipment

    Isuzu enjoys record year in Canada

    April 10, 2019 3:53PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Isuzu has announced it registered the most low cab forward trucks in Canada in 2018 for the first time in several years. Dealers retailed 1,690 trucks, a new record for Isuzu in Canada. It cited IHS Markit

  • News Equipment

    Mack calendar competition now open

    April 9, 2019 7:48AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack truck owners are invited to compete for a spot in the 2020 Mack calendar. For the fourth straight year, six spots in the calendar will be chosen by Mack Trucks’ social media followers. The competition runs

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders continue to slide

    April 4, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks came in at 15,200 units in March, according to FTR, marking the lowest March for orders since 2010. Orders were down 8% from February and 67% year-over-year. But FTR says demand is still strong,

  • Ritchie Bros. to hold largest Grande Prairie spring auction ever

    April 1, 2019 2:29PM by Truck News-West

    GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for the largest spring auction Grande Prairie, Alta., has ever seen. From April 11-13, the northern Alberta city will host its first Ritchie Bros. auction of the year, which will

  • Nikola to open world’s most advanced fuel cell lab

    March 29, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola says it will announce a world class fuel cell lab at its upcoming Nikola World truck debut. The company signed a US$16-million order to purchase equipment for the first phase of its fuel cell development laboratory.

  • News Equipment

    Volvo Group opens new Canadian PDC in Milton

    March 26, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MILTON, Ont. – Volvo Group has opened a massive new parts distribution center (PDC) in Milton, Ont., triple the size of its former Mississauga location, about 20 kms away. More favorable real estate pricing, less traffic congestion, airport access, and

  • Product Equipment

    Bendix enhances air disc brake

    March 25, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has announced improvements to its ADB22X air disc brake. A new adjustment mechanism has been designed for increased vibration robustness, while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor, the company announced. The new disc

  • Product Equipment

    Bendix launches safety system retrofits, SafetyDirect enhancements

    March 25, 2019 9:59AM by Truck News

    Bendix announced at the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council updates to its safety systems, and a new retrofit program. Bendix Wingman Fusion, Wingman Advanced, VORAD VS-500, AutoVue lane departure warning, Blindspotter side object detection, and SafetyDirect can

  • Product Equipment

    Carrier Transicold debuts Supra S6 refrigeration unit

    March 25, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    Carrier Transicold has introduced a new Supra S6 truck refrigeration unit, which it says boosts performance, efficiency and reliability, and features a contemporary new design. The Supra S6 is designed for small- to medium-sized trucks and has a processing speed

  • News Equipment

    Nikola acquires 400 acres for truck manufacturing plant

    March 22, 2019 1:20PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company says it has acquired 400 acres of property in Arizona, where it will manufacture its Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks. “When we set out to build a factory, part of my vision was to help