Truck News


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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

  • Product Equipment

    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

  • Product Equipment

    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

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    Quebec, NB land new Alliance Parts locations

    November 7, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler’s Alliance Parts has announced its expansion to 15 new locations, including three in Eastern Canada. Two of the three standalone stores are Carrefour du Camion in St. Quentin, N.B., and Centre du Camion in Mont-Laurier, Que.

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    Class 8 orders bounced in October, but remained subdued

    November 5, 2019 3:02PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – North American Class 8 orders came in at 22,100 units in October, according to preliminary data from FTR, marking the strongest month since November 2018. However, they remained well off a year ago, down 51% year-over-year, and

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    Mission Critical buys Purkeys Fleet Electric

    November 5, 2019 2:46PM by Truck News

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) has announced its acquisition of Purkeys Fleet Electric. Purkeys provides electric power solutions to truck fleets, liftgate manufacturers, trailer manufacturers, truck dealers and OEMs. Its primary products include liftgate charging systems, inverters,

  • News Equipment

    Manac buys Cobra Trailers

    November 5, 2019 12:46PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Rush Truck Centres of Canada has sold its Cobra Trailers subsidiary to Manac, the company announced. Rush Truck Centres will, however, maintain exclusive distributor rights for Cobra end dump trailers and dump bodies in Ontario. “We chose

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    Edmonton auctions remain hot for Ritchie Bros.

    November 4, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continue to see huge success in Edmonton, Alta., selling $101 million during its most recent auction. Seven weeks after selling more than 10,700 items at a previous auction, the five-day event from Oct. 28

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    Orange EV expands manufacturing capabilities

    November 4, 2019 6:31AM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Orange EV, a manufacturer of fully-electric Class 8 trucks, announced it is moving to a manufacturing facility with five times the production capacity it has today. Orange EV produces a T-Series electric terminal truck. It claims

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    Mack ratifies agreement with UAW employees

    November 4, 2019 6:19AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks announced it has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with its United Auto Workers employees. The UAW went on strike in recent weeks, halting truck production. The agreement covers 3,500 employees at six facilities. “The

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    Jacobs takes to the road to highlight new tech

    November 4, 2019 6:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Jacobs Vehicle Systems is hitting the road to promote its new technologies, including a high-power density (HPD) engine brake. The first stop was the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga. “The tour will essentially provide

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    Mekra Lang planning for regulatory changes to replace mirrors with cameras

    October 31, 2019 1:37PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mekra Lang is bolstering its North American presence, in anticipation of regulatory changes that will allow cameras to replace mirrors. The company has opened a second U.S. location in Charlotte, N.C. “This sends a signal to customers