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    Edmonton woman first female to achieve Kenworth master technician status

    October 18, 2019 3:18PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Edmonton’s Jennifer Lesnik is the first woman to earn Kenworth’s certified master technician status. Now in her 12th year as a service technician and having worked for Edmonton Kenworth Group since 2007, Lesnik’s achievement spans all of

  • Volvo looks to bring its success in Canada to Mexican market

    October 18, 2019 1:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    PUEBLA, Mexico – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) president Peter Voorhoeve could not be happier with the continued progress his company has made in the Canadian market. While looking to expand its footprint in Mexico with the GHG17 engine and

  • VNR Electric to make California greener

    October 18, 2019 9:10AM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — Southern California will soon see the deployment of electric rigs, produced by Volvo Trucks North America in partnership with 15 stakeholders, with some of the funding coming from the California Air Resources Board. The first Volvo VNR

  • Cummins names Melina Kennedy VP regulatory affairs

    October 17, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Engine maker Cummins has appointed Melina Kennedy vice-president, product compliance and regulatory affairs. In this newly created role, Kennedy will oversee engine emission certification, product compliance and regulations related to Cummins products, the company said. Kennedy will

  • The man behind Volvo Dynamic Steering

    October 17, 2019 8:51AM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — It happened almost 13 years ago. Technology specialist Jan-Inge Svensson and his colleagues at Volvo’s Advanced Steering Systems in Gothenburg, Sweden, were brainstorming about making truck steering controls more driver-friendly when an idea struck them. They had experienced

  • Message from the top: Innovate and adapt

    October 16, 2019 12:05PM by Abdul Latheef

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Transportation industry leaders vowed Wednesday to innovate and adapt to meet the challenges of the future. Kicking off a panel discussion at the 11th Surface Transportation Summit, Tim Roulston, director of sales for intermodal at CN Rail,

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders bounce back

    October 16, 2019 10:30AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders rebounded in September, to 19,000 units according to preliminary figures from FTR. That marked the strongest month since February, as some fleets began placing orders for 2020. Orders were up 81% compared to August, but

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    XL buys Quantum Fuel’s EV division

    October 15, 2019 9:12AM by Truck News

    BOSTON, Mass. – XL has announced its acquisition of Quantum Fuel’s electrification division, and the hiring of a new CEO. As part of the transaction, XL adds Quantum Fuel System’s electric vehicle division engineering staff and technology assets. The company

  • News Equipment

    Fuso begins building Class 5 gas truck

    October 15, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has begun building its FE180 gas-powered Class 5 cabover truck. It is being constructed by sister company Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., in Gaffney, S.C. The Fuso FE180 Gas model offers 11,855 lbs

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    September marks all-time high for Class 8 retail sales

    October 9, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – September set an all-time record for Class 8 retail truck sales, according to FTR. U.S.  Class 8 retail sales totaled 28,200 units, up 4% from the previous record in December 2006. Sales were up 20% from August,

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    Mack enhances aero, adds cloud-based ELD

    October 7, 2019 5:33PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mack is adding an extended chassis fairing with integrated step to its Anthem, which the company says will improve fuel economy by an additional 0.5%. It brings the total fuel savings available from the Mack HE+

  • Volvo makes headway in Canadian market

    October 6, 2019 7:56PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) highlighted its success in Canada during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition today, saying it now owns a 13.9% market share north of the border. “We are building market

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    New Autocar conventionals to serve concrete, construction segments

    October 3, 2019 8:50AM by Truck News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Autocar has announced the launch of two truck models for the concrete and construction industry. The Autocar DC-64M for concrete mixers and the DC-64P for concrete pump applications represent a completely new conventional truck that was designed

  • Volvo Group now boasts a million connected assets

    October 3, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Group has declared it now has more than a million connected customer assets on the road. They include trucks, buses and construction equipment. The data collected by Volvo is used to increase uptime, reduce emissions and

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    Class 8 truck market to see ‘significant correction’: ACT

    October 1, 2019 7:55AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Class 8 truck market is moving into a significant correction next year, according to ACT Research. The medium-duty truck market remained soft in July, indicating it has moved past its cyclical peak, according to ACT’s recently