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  • News Equipment

    DTNA overcoming supply chain challenges

    October 29, 2018 1:50PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is projecting NAFTA Classes 6-8 deliveries to surpass 440,000 units this year, exceeding its initial ambitious projection of 420,000. Year to date, deliveries have totaled 330,000 units, which DTNA chief executive officer

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders officially “epic”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – September trailer orders, totaling more than 58,000 units, were up 52% from August and 135% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: US Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August net orders in industry

  • Natural gas truck sales down

    October 22, 2018 8:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas truck sales in the U.S. and Canada have declined 28% this year through August, according to a new report from ACT Research. They were up 13% in 2017. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail

  • Electric medium-duty trucks a good fit for some applications: NACFE

    October 17, 2018 1:17PM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new Confidence Report on the viability of electric-powered medium-duty trucks found they are a “real solution, for some specific applications.” Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said during

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 4:51PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,

  • News Equipment

    Bridgestone, Firestone and Bandag tires to cost more

    October 9, 2018 3:13PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are informing customers that Bridgestone and Firestone truck tires will increase in price Nov. 9. Bandag retreads sold in the U.S. and Canada will also be affected. National account, national

  • News Equipment

    Canadian Forces take delivery of Mack military trucks

    October 4, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    PETAWAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Department of National Defence recently took delivery of its first Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) trucks from Mack Defense. The trucks were handed over during a special ceremony at the Canadian

  • News Equipment

    Bendix buys steering component remanufacturer

    October 4, 2018 9:34AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it is acquiring the ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, which remanufactures all makes of steering components. Once closed, Bendix will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations and its sales and service operations

  • News Equipment

    Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

    October 4, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR

  • News Equipment

    Aftermarket parts sales expected to grow

    October 1, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to gain momentum in the coming months, according to the CMVC Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). It increased 0.6% in August from July, and was 7.3% higher year-over-year, according to

  • Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

    October 1, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry

  • Test driving the Kenworth W990

    September 28, 2018 4:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A quiet and smooth, easy ride. That’s the best way to describe how Kenworth’s W990 drives – or I should say, rides, since I was a passenger on the Sept. 28 test drive of this new

  • Kenworth unleashes the W990

    September 28, 2018 1:08AM by Derek Clouthier

    Kenworth updates iconic W900