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  • News Equipment

    Ontario fleet with European roots designs innovative trailer

    June 25, 2014 1:53PM by Truck News

    Raised-roof curtainside trailer was designed to maximize payload while providing the versatility to carry various van and flatdeck freight.

  • Product Equipment

    FTR offering Canadian trailer market forecasting

    June 25, 2014 7:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Industry forecaster FTR has announced it will now offer Canadian trailer forecasts to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook. The report will now break down trailer forecasts by the US, Mexican and Canadian markets. “Customers have wanted

  • News Equipment

    Navistar says 13L powertrain package provides up to 5% fuel savings

    June 25, 2014 7:09AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced its International ProStar with 13L engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series 10-speed automated transmission now delivers up to a 5% improvement in fuel economy. The combination is now available for order. “The increased availability

  • Feature Equipment

    HOW TRAGEDY LED TO A SUCCESSFUL, AWARD-WINNING CAREER IN FLEET MAINTENANCE

    June 24, 2014 1:05PM by James Menzies

    I spent a good part of this morning interviewing Lloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager, Eastern Canada, with Penske, who was recently named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year. Lloyd oversees 8,000 pieces of equipment across

  • Feature Equipment

    SCHNEIDER TALKS SMACK ABOUT AIR-RIDE TRAILERS

    June 24, 2014 8:43AM by James Menzies

    Are air-ride trailers overrated? Schneider thinks they are. The company recently distributed a two-page bulletin that argues spring suspensions on trailers are every bit as good at protecting freight as air-ride suspensions. The paper, titled Spring Ride vs Air Ride:

  • Feature Equipment

    DRIVING THE GREENEST TRUCK EVER

    June 24, 2014 7:51AM by James Menzies

    June 19-20, it was off to Chillicothe, Ohio, where I had the opportunity to drive a bunch of Kenworth trucks, among them, the new T680 Advantage. The Advantage incorporates a set of fuel-saving specifications that can collectively improve fuel economy

  • Feature Equipment

    TAMPER WITH EMISSIONS, FAIL NEW PMVI INSPECTION STANDARD

    June 24, 2014 7:26AM by James Menzies

    The new NSC11B periodic motor vehicle inspection (PMVI) standard set to go into effect in January 2015 will require inspectors to document the presence of an emissions system malfunction indicator light. What’s more, they’ll also be required to fail trucks

  • Feature Equipment

    COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE ONTARIO REGIONAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    June 24, 2014 7:13AM by James Menzies

    Okay, so I’ve been busy since last time I wrote. Let’s start with the Truck Driving Championships. On June 14 I attended the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships at Woodbine Mall north of Toronto. I’m a little ashamed to say

  • Product Equipment

    Portable loading docks and mobile yard ramps introduced

    June 23, 2014 12:20PM by Truck News

    MINNETONKA, Minn. — Leum Engineering has come to market with a line of mobile yard ramps and portable loading docks. The Dockzilla mobile and fixed position loading ramps eliminate the construction expense and hassle of installing a permanent loading dock,

  • News Equipment

    Eaton to pay $500M in ZF Meritor antitrust suit settlement

    June 23, 2014 10:03AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Eaton will be required to pay ZF Meritor $500 million as part of a settlement agreement relating to an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2006. ZF Meritor is a joint venture between Meritor and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Meritor

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth’s T680 Advantage, T880 heavy-hauler

    June 22, 2014 8:51PM by James Menzies

    The T680 Advantage is Kenworth’s most fuel-efficient truck ever. And the T880 has come closer to overtaking the long-running T800 as Kenworth’s most popular vocational truck.

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth still bullish on natural gas

    June 21, 2014 10:03PM by James Menzies

    Kenworth expects natural gas truck sales to grow, though the future of a 15L offering remains cloudy

  • Product Equipment

    US fleet slashes idling using Idle Smart system

    June 21, 2014 9:57PM by Truck News

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — An American fleet says it has reduced its idle time from 47% to 18% using the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop system. WilMar Trucking says after achieving the impressive idle reduction, it’ll be deploying the system across

  • Cargo theft prevention system improved

    June 21, 2014 9:36PM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cargo security specialist TrakLok says it has added new features to its platform, improving monitoring and alerts for lock and latch status changes as well as enter and exit fences and low battery issues. The system is

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton expands warranty coverage on remanufactured transmissions

    June 21, 2014 9:18PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced three-year warranty coverage is now available on its Standard and Flex Reman remanufactured transmissions across all vocations. Previously, only linehaul transmissions were eligible for three-year coverage. The additional year of warranty coverage is available