Truck News


  • 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,

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    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

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    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

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    Kriska, Turbo Images celebrate Bianca Andreescu

    September 23, 2019 7:56AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Kriska and Turbo Images have teamed up to pay tribute to Canadian tennis star, Bianca Andreescu. The 19-year-old U.S. Open winner is celebrated on a 53-ft. trailer which features images of her in action, as well as

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    Haldex says: See ya, ZF

    September 20, 2019 12:35PM by Truck News

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – ZF has sold its stock in brake manufacturer Haldex as it works on closing its acquisition of Wabco, and Haldex chairman Jorgen Durban said he couldn’t be happier. In a cheeky press release, Durban said: “I might

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    Navistar to build truck plant in San Antonio

    September 19, 2019 9:42AM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Navistar has announced it will build a US$250-million truck manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas. “Over the last five years, Navistar has made significant investments to improve our position in the market,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar

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    Mercedes now offering gas-powered Sprinter

    September 18, 2019 4:09PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Mercedes-Benz Vans ushered in a comprehensive refresh of its Sprinter van with the 2019 model year, with the biggest development being the arrival of a gasoline engine. The gas engine, available on the models 1500 and 2500

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    Trailer orders remain in low holding pattern

    September 18, 2019 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Final trailer orders for August remained in a low holding pattern at 10,400 units, according to FTR. August’s final orders were down 71% year-over-year, while cancellations were elevated for the third consecutive month, FTR reports. Trailer backlogs