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    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

  • News Equipment

    California ports to deploy 38 battery-electric terminal tractors

    April 25, 2019 9:58AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Meritor has been selected to supply all-electric drivetrain systems for 38 terminal trucks at the Ports of Long Beach and Oakland. The company says the 38-truck order is one of the largest ever, for battery-electric vehicles.

  • News Equipment

    The future is electric: DTNA leader

    April 25, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The future of commercial vehicles is battery-electric, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) leader Roger Nielsen said during a keynote speech at ACT Expo. The company is committed to putting nearly 50 battery-electric test vehicles on U.S.

  • Volvo expands parameters eligible for over-the-air updates

    April 24, 2019 10:37AM by Truck News

    Volvo Trucks has added more parameter updates to its Parameter Plus subscription package, and now offers more than 250 paramaters that can be changed over the air. The Parameter Plus package allows for up to 50 parameter updates per year.

  • News Equipment

    Load Covering Solutions turns 40

    April 23, 2019 10:57AM by Truck News

    WILLIAMSHIRE, N.Y. – Load Covering Solutions (LCS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and plans to expand its line of aerodynamic products over the coming decade. The company celebrated the milestone at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. “For

  • News Equipment

    Allison makes pair of electric vehicle technology acquisitions

    April 23, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission has announced it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division, to complement its electrification strategy. The company says both acquisitions will help it advance its propulsion technology and complement its existing abilities

  • Ritchie Bros.’ largest annual Canadian auction in Edmonton April 30

    April 22, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is gearing up for its biggest annual Canadian auction, which will take place in Edmonton April 30. Nearly 11,000 trucks and equipment items are already set to be sold during the five-day event. “We

  • News Equipment

    Hendrickson to open new trailer suspension plant

    April 22, 2019 8:48AM by Truck News

    NAVARRE, Ohio – Hendrickson has acquired 35 acres in Northeastern Ohio, where it plans to build its sixth trailer suspension plant. “This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It is

  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

  • News Equipment

    Truck-Lite acquires Lumitec

    April 12, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has announced its acquisition of Lumitec, a supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry. “Lumitec’s reputation speaks for itself as one of the most trusted lighting suppliers among both boat OEMs and end users,” said Brian Kupchella,

  • News Equipment

    Transtex buys TopKit, LeadEdge products from SmartTruck

    April 11, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transtex has announced it has acquired the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing trailer aero products from SmartTruck. The TopKit is EPA SmartWay-verified, and redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag. It can be

  • News Equipment

    Mack not concerned with slowing truck orders

    April 11, 2019 12:25PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Slowing Class 8 truck order intake is not a concern to Mack Trucks, according to Roy Horton, director of product strategy, who spoke at an Expocam press conference April 11. “It’s not an alarming issue at this

  • News Equipment

    Isuzu enjoys record year in Canada

    April 10, 2019 3:53PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Isuzu has announced it registered the most low cab forward trucks in Canada in 2018 for the first time in several years. Dealers retailed 1,690 trucks, a new record for Isuzu in Canada. It cited IHS Markit