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  • 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

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    Volvo designers win award

    September 26, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Volvo Trucks’ designers recently received a silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for their design of the new VNL. “Our first goal with our design was to bring value to customers. To receive accolades from the

  • News Equipment

    ZF developing platooning system

    September 25, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany – ZF has announced it’s building a fully integrated platooning system, including sensor sets, the ZF ProAI supercomputer, ReAx electrohydraulic steering, and the TraXon transmission. The complete system is in pre-production, and it will be used to support

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    Dayton truck tires to cost more

    September 25, 2018 1:07PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dayton truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada will be priced 10% higher, according to parent company Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. The company blamed increased business costs and other market dynamics. The price increase

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    Roadside breakdowns decrease, tire failures increase in Q2

    September 24, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Fleets went further between roadside breakdowns in the second quarter, but experienced an increase in tire failures due to hot weather. Those were a couple findings from a FleetNet America benchmarking survey done with the Technology &

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    Mack Anthem designers win award

    September 24, 2018 9:00AM by Truck News

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The designers of the new Mack Anthem highway tractor were recently presented with a prestigious design award. The truck’s design team received a Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in recognition of their work on the

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    August Class 8 orders set new record

    September 24, 2018 8:42AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – It was a record August for Class 8 truck orders, according to data from ACT Research. There were 53,069 units booked in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders surpassed 40,000 units.

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    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

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    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

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    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

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    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 2:29PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

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    Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction breaks $78 million in sales

    September 7, 2018 11:13AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held another successful auction in Edmonton this week, selling more than $78 million of equipment. “We continued to see strong pricing for equipment and trucks in this week’s auction,” said Trent Vandenberghe, regional sales

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    Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

    September 6, 2018 6:46AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to

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    August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

    September 6, 2018 6:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over