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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

  • Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $101 million in sales

    September 16, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $101 million of equipment during its five-day auction in Edmonton, Alta. recently. Over 14,350 people from 49 countries took part in the Sept. 10-14 event, including more than 11,600 online bidders,

  • Waste Management rolls out natural gas trucks in London

    September 16, 2019 12:27PM by James Menzies

    LONDON, Ont. – Waste Management is deploying natural gas-fueled refuse trucks on its London, Ont., routes. The company invited local dignitaries and members of the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its London facility on Sept. 13, where it highlighted