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  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • News Equipment

    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

  • Continental experiments with dandelion truck tires

    December 20, 2018 8:55AM by Truck News

    ANLAM, Germany – Continental is experimenting with Russian dandelion rubber as a potential replacement raw material in truck tires to rubber from tropical regions. The work is being done at the new Taraxagum Lab in Anklam, Germany, which opened Dec.

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

  • News Equipment

    Finning to buy 4Refuel

    December 12, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finning International has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. 4Refuel provides mobile, on-site fueling and serves about 3,400 customers. The company refuels customer equipment on site, mostly

  • Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

  • News Equipment

    Select Trailer Sales wins Stoughton dealer award

    December 6, 2018 7:43AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Select Trailer Sales has been named the first-ever winner of the Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award. The Mississauga trailer dealer has been in business for more than 17 years, and offers Stoughton’s complete line of dry vans,

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

    December 5, 2018 10:56AM by Truck News

    Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017.

  • News Equipment

    Mission Critical Electronics buys Xantrex

    December 3, 2018 2:00PM by Truck News

    BURNABY, B.C. – Xantrex, a B.C.-based company that provides onboard AC power technologies, has been purchased by Mission Critical Electronics (MCE). Xantrex was previously a part of the solar activity of Schneider Electric. “We are delighted to have Xantrex join

  • News Equipment

    Daimler continues growth in Mexico

    November 30, 2018 12:43PM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new

  • News Equipment

    Continental opens new training center

    November 27, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    CLINTON, Miss. – Continental has announced the opening of a new employee training center in Mississippi. It marks the first completed structure on the site of the company’s future truck tire plant. A grand opening was held Nov. 8. Continental

  • News Equipment

    Trailer order backlogs continue to grow

    November 21, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer backlogs are now stretched out to the second quarter of 2019, according to ACT Research. This on the heels of the strongest third quarter for orders in history. ACT Research noted the strong orderboards combined and

  • News Equipment

    CTEA heads for the Hill

    November 20, 2018 12:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) has a new home closer to Parliament Hill, with the opening of an Ottawa office. It’s hoped that having an office “close to the action” will improve the access to federal