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    Canadian tech wins Navistar Technician Rodeo

    August 29, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ill. – Brandon Wesselius of Lewis Motor Sales in Owen Sound, Ont., won Navistar’s 2019 Technician Rodeo in the truck category. He competed against technicians from across the Americas. “We are extremely proud of not only this year’s winners,

  • News Equipment

    Lewis Trailers offering Fontaine products

    August 28, 2019 2:00PM by Truck News

    LA PRESENTATION, Que. – Lewis Trailers has announced it is now representing Fontaine semi-trailers. “This company manufactures state-of-the-art aluminum flatbed trailers using the StirLite friction-stir welding process used by the aerospace industry for the construction of spacecraft,” says Pierre-Anthony Côté,

  • News Equipment

    Arrow Truck Sales to host customer appreciation day

    August 28, 2019 8:44AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Arrow Truck Sales will host a customer appreciation day at its Mississauga location on Sept. 13. The event is to thank owner-operators, fleet recruiters, vendors, and OEM dealer staff for their business. There will be food, networking

  • News Equipment

    No rush for 2020 trailer build slots: ACT

    August 28, 2019 8:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer manufacturers have opened their 2020 orderboards, but fleets are reticent to invest in new equipment. That’s according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer report from ACT Research. It reported final trailer orders of

  • Dana acquires Quebec-based electric drivetrain developer

    August 27, 2019 2:48PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dana has expanded its e-mobility business with the acquisition of Quebec-based Nordresa Motors. Nordresa focuses on integration and application engineering for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Dana says the acquisition will enhances

  • News Equipment

    Fontaine moves closer to new Hino plant

    August 26, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    MINERAL WELLS, WV – Fontaine Modification has announced it’s moving its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, WV, to be closer to Hino’s new truck manufacturing plant. The new facility offers double the production space, and will

  • News Equipment

    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

  • News Equipment

    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

  • News Equipment

    Breadner Trailers holds Mississauga open house

    August 16, 2019 3:40PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers held an open house at its Mississauga location Aug. 15, where it served up lunch and an up-close look at the Hyundai Translead trailer line it now represents. The company has been operating out of

  • Getting by with a little support from their friends

    August 15, 2019 4:46PM by Derek Clouthier

    Mack and Putzmeister marry well in demanding concrete pump truck market

  • Owner-operator blues

    August 15, 2019 11:00AM by Abdul Latheef

    How good drivers become bad owner-operators

  • Mack and Schwing team up to offer top quality concrete pump trucks

    August 13, 2019 4:08PM by Truck News-West

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mack Trucks is predicting another strong year in the construction segment, including the concrete industry, where its Granite and TerraPro models have been top sellers for the company. “Getting to number one in these types of

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their