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  • Natural gas truck sales down in 2018

    January 28, 2019 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but slid 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. Year-to-date sales in November 2017 were up 9%. “On

  • News Equipment

    Record-setting year for trailer orders, production, comes to end

    January 28, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. trailer industry set new records for net orders and production in 2018, but orders slid sequentially for the third month in a row in December. December saw 28,000 orders, according to ACT Research’s State of

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear expands offerings in strong truck tire market

    January 28, 2019 11:32AM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – It’s a good time to be a commercial tire dealer. “Things are looking very promising,” Steve McClellan, president of Americas for Goodyear, told about 2,000 tire dealers at the company’s No Limits customer conference here this morning.

  • Product Equipment

    Bendix unveils reman disc brake calipers

    January 28, 2019 10:10AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is now offering remanufactured air disc brake calipers, promising a combination of price advantages along with performance, warranty, and post-sales support. Air disc brakes have been available in North America for about 15 years and are

  • International Trucks plans to build on a banner year

    January 23, 2019 2:49PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For International Trucks, 2018 was a banner year in the U.S. and Canada, and the company hopes to continue building on that success. “In Canada, it was phenomenal, we couldn’t keep up,” Joel Shaw, vocational sales

  • News Equipment

    Backlogs to blame for slowdown in Class 8 orders

    January 23, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for heavy trucks remains strong despite a slowdown in orders, according to ACT Research. Three drivers include: the fact the freight rate markdown is from record levels; the addition of new technologies that improve fuel economy

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack showcase offerings during World of Concrete

    January 22, 2019 4:54PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth Trucks, Peterbilt Motor Company, and Mack Trucks are displaying an array of offerings during World of Concrete, including mixers and pump trucks. Kenworth is showcasing its T880S mixers and T880 pumper during the Las Vegas

  • Enhancements to Western Star 4700 center on drivers, upfitters

    January 22, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News-West

    Company says it will continue to grow on its past success in Western Canada

  • News Equipment

    SAF-Holland buys PressureGuard

    January 21, 2019 2:46PM by Truck News

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – SAF-Holland has acquired a majority stake in trailer tire pressure management specialist, PressureGuard. The company says the acquisition adds a key element to its line, in advanced digital smart products for trailer applications. SAF-Holland now owns 51%

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders smashed previous records in 2018

    January 16, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s official: 2018 was by far the best year ever for trailer orders. FTR reported data showing the year ended with 28,000 units ordered in December, a 38% drop from November, but enough to bring the year’s

  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to

  • Daimler closes record year, expects strong market to continue

    January 7, 2019 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at

  • Historically large load hits Alberta highways

    January 7, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The heaviest load to be hauled on Alberta’s highway network started its trip from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area last night. Weighing in at 820 tons, the 96-meter long splitter will arrive at its destination Jan.

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders expectedly drop in December

    January 4, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary data from ACT Research shows the industry booked 21,300 Class 8 trucks, an expected decline and off 43% year-over-year. But the year set a new record, with 490,100 units booked in 2018. “For all of 2018,