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    Class 8 truck orders “chilly” in May

    June 7, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders “scraped the bottom of the order cycle” in May, according to FTR, coming in at a “chilly” 10,400 units. That’s 29% off April numbers and down 71% year-over-year. It was the weakest month

  • Volvo Group’s Energy Treasure Hunt pays off

    June 3, 2019 2:52PM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Volvo Group North America says it has identified utility savings equivalent to 15% through an Energy Treasure Hunt at its Charlotte, N.C., remanufacturing facility. The auto giant said on Monday implementing the program would help save 144,270

  • News Equipment

    Trailer order cancellations on the rise

    June 3, 2019 8:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders are down 37% year to date through April, but fleets are still willing to place orders, ACT Research reports. “Year-to-date net orders through April were just over 80,000 units, down 37% from last year, but

  • News Equipment

    Daimler launches Autonomous Technology Group

    May 29, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler Trucks has established a global organization for highly automated driving. The Autonomous Technology Group will launch June 1, and will be headed by Peter Vaughan Schmidt. It will focus on putting SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks

  • News Equipment

    Mexican truck plant produces 400,000th Freightliner

    May 27, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    SALTILLO, Mexico – Daimler’s Saltillo, Mexico, truck manufacturing plant celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, coinciding with the production of its 400,000th unit. A new Cascadia rolled off the line to mark the milestone, and the company held a celebration to

  • Product Equipment

    AutoTarp aims to alleviate driver injury

    May 24, 2019 9:47PM by Truck News-West

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Valid Manufacturing has released its AutoTarp System, revealing the new product today during the Canada North Resources Expo in Prince George, B.C. With the primary goal of reducing workplace injuries sustained by drivers while tarping bulk-hauler

  • Product Equipment

    Carrier Transicold updates app

    May 22, 2019 8:58AM by Truck News

    Carrier Transicold has updated its dealer locator app, adding new features and expanding its service network. The app, now dubbed Carrier Transicold Dealers, is used by customers to find dealers and product information. More than 300 dealers are included throughout

  • News Equipment

    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

  • News Equipment

    Ocean Trailer expands Winnipeg facility

    May 16, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ocean Trailer has finished renovations at its Winnipeg location. Additional shop bays have allowed the company to hire more technicians and better utilize its space, according to branch manager Mack Keay. “This added space has already improved

  • News Equipment

    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

  • News Equipment

    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a

  • Mack debuts electric-powered waste truck

    May 8, 2019 2:34PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of

  • News Equipment

    Bendix has record year for patents

    May 8, 2019 2:21PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix says it received 52 U.S. patents in 2018, establishing a new record for the company. The company honored its inventors at an annual patent dinner. “We are proud to celebrate the inspiring work of our inventors

  • News Equipment

    Quebec plans automatic lift axle and LCV changes

    May 6, 2019 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TREMBLANT, Que. – Quebec is planning key changes to its weights and dimensions regulations that will allow automatic lift axles on semi-trailers, and the use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) on Sundays and during winter. Special permits issued since 2011

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders continue sluggish start to 2019

    May 3, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders hit a 31-month low in April, with preliminary data from ACT Research showing 14,800 orders, a 6.2% decline from March but down 57% year-over-year. “We continue to contend that current order weakness has more to do