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  • News Equipment

    Allison makes pair of electric vehicle technology acquisitions

    April 23, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission has announced it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division, to complement its electrification strategy. The company says both acquisitions will help it advance its propulsion technology and complement its existing abilities

  • Ritchie Bros.’ largest annual Canadian auction in Edmonton April 30

    April 22, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its biggest annual Canadian auction, which will take place in Edmonton April 30. Nearly 11,000 trucks and equipment items are already set to be sold during the five-day event. “We

  • News Equipment

    Hendrickson to open new trailer suspension plant

    April 22, 2019 8:48AM by Truck News

    NAVARRE, Ohio – Hendrickson has acquired 35 acres in Northeastern Ohio, where it plans to build its sixth trailer suspension plant. “This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It is

  • 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