Truck News


  • Report blasts ministry over truck inspections

    December 4, 2019 12:56PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s auditor general has sharply criticized the Ministry of Transportation over falling roadside commercial vehicle inspections, saying not enough is being done to ensure road safety. The rebuke came in the Annual Report released on Wednesday by

  • BYD names Aaron Gillmore VP of truck division

    December 4, 2019 10:51AM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has named former Tesla executive Aaron Gillmore vice-president of truck business. In his new role, Gillmore will oversee project management, engineering, sales and aftersales, the company said Wednesday. “Aaron understands the

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    Class 8 orders disappoint in November

    December 4, 2019 7:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – North American Class 8 orders came in at a “disappointing” 17,300 units in November, according to preliminary data from FTR. That’s a 21% decrease from October, and the lowest November since 2015. It was also 39% off

  • Penske Truck Leasing turns 50

    December 2, 2019 7:09AM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. – Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion Pennsylvania’s State Senate declared Dec. 1 Penske Truck Leasing Day. Roger Penske created the company in 1969 through the acquisition of a car and

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    Canadian developing electric landing gear

    November 28, 2019 11:28AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Canadian tech start-up is looking to electrify landing gear, and has developed a currently available adaptor to ease the job for drivers. Omid Beik, founder of Enercs, first became aware of the demands of deploying landing

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    Kenworth Ontario moves into new Peterborough location

    November 25, 2019 3:49PM by Truck News

    PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Kenworth Ontario – Peterborough has relocated to a new 22,000 sq.-ft. facility, featuring 10 service bays. It also features an indoor truck showroom, 2,000 sq.-ft. parts department, and 5,100 sq.-ft. parts warehouse. There’s also a driver’s lounge.

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    P.S.I. extends warranty when paired with SKF TFO

    November 21, 2019 7:36AM by Truck News

    Pressure Systems International (PSI) announced it’s offering an extended warranty on its automatic tire inflation system, when paired with SKF’s Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) system. The warranty is extended from five to seven years. The company’s say they’ve worked together to

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    TIP gets green light to buy Trailer Wizards

    November 20, 2019 6:08AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TIP Trailer Services has announced its acquisition of Trailer Wizards has received a no-action letter from Competition Bureau Canada, allowing the deal to proceed. The deal, struck Sept. 4, is expected to close in January 2020, according

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    Larger toolbox from Minimizer

    November 19, 2019 9:00PM by Truck News

    Minimizer has come out with a new 50-inch toolbox. The company says the larger toolbox accommodates a full-size shovel, which customers have been asking for. It’s made from proprietary material the company says won’t rust, corrode, crack, or require paint.

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    DTNA opens new parts distribution center

    November 18, 2019 2:31PM by Truck News

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has opened its 10th parts distribution center, just outside Phoenix. The 268,000 sq.-ft. facility stocks more than 10,000 parts and serves more than 130 DTNA dealers. “As part of our strategy to

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    Quebec to allow LCVs in winter

    November 18, 2019 2:02PM by Eric Berard

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) was quick to follow the trend towards more flexible traffic regulations for long combination vehicles (LCVs) recently observed in Ontario. The MTQ officially announced this morning that changes to the

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    Trailer orders bounce back

    November 18, 2019 9:07AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 31,900 units in October, representing a 71% spike from September, but down 42% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70%. Year-to-date

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    Trade war, consumer confidence to impact truck demand

    November 14, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The main risk facing the North American commercial vehicle market and the economy is the trade war with China, while the consumer remains the key driver of the economy. That’s from ACT Research and its North American

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    New configurator for Freightliner vocational upfits

    November 12, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    A new custom hardware and electronics configurator (CHEC) from Daimler Trucks North America will streamline the vocational truck customization process, according to the company. The tool allows truck equipment manufacturers and dealers to easily view, edit, compare and update electrical

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    Thermo King reveals lighter-weight TRU

    November 11, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    Thermo King has introduced the SLXi Local transportation unit, which it says is up to 200 lbs lighter than other offerings. The company says it’s ideal for urban distribution and weight-sensitive operations. The SLXi Local is thinner and quieter, coming