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  • News Equipment

    Tallman Group forms joint venture with Rush Enterprises

    February 7, 2019 7:25AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced a new joint venture with Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America. Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

  • News Equipment

    Mack Ste.-Foy, Vision Truck Group receive Mack honors

    February 1, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Mack Ste.-Foy has been named the Mack Trucks Dealer of the Year for Canada. The North American Dealer of the Year was Kriete Truck Center of Milwaukee, Wisc. Kriete finished the year 17% above its sales

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear experimenting with soybean oil in tire production

    January 29, 2019 4:22PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Goodyear is working towards replacing conventional oil with soybean oil in production of some its truck tires. The company is already producing several consumer tires with soybean oil, which offers performance benefits in cold weather. Mike Kerns,

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear rolls out new products

    January 29, 2019 4:05PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Two new regional haul tires, an e-commerce platform for commercial tire buyers, and updates on Tire Optix were among the announcements made by Goodyear at its No Limits customer conference. The new tires and e-commerce platform were

  • 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