Truck News


  • TTSAO calls for better instructor standards

    October 29, 2019 9:19AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has called for better driver education standards, especially for instructors. A delegation from the TTSAO recently met Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney to discuss the issues negatively affecting the transportation

  • Hagen ‘Hell Bent’ on saving fuel

    October 29, 2019 6:43AM by

      ATLANTA, Ga — Celebrity trucker Jamie Hagen of Hell Bent Xpress runs about 30% of his miles in Canada, and he is known for a keen focus on fuel economy. In this video from the North American Commercial Vehicle

  • Phillips unveils interior dry van lighting solution

    October 28, 2019 3:38PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Phillips Industries has launched its ultra-compact and high-output LED lamp for dry vans. The technology is on display on multiple trailers at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. The Phillips PERMALIT XB Corner Cargo Lamp

  • Wabco launches intelligent ABS for trailers

    October 28, 2019 3:01PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Wabco has introduced the intelligent anti-lock braking system, or iABS, for commercial trailers in North America. The company made the announcement Monday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Wabco iABS is part of the

  • Scania, Navistar explore Canadian mining sector

    October 28, 2019 2:35PM by Truck News

    SODERTALJE, Sweden – Scania is teaming up with Navistar to offer vehicles and services for mining operations in the Canadian market, the Swedish manufacturer announced Monday. The parties plan to bring a limited number of Scania heavy-duty off-road trucks for

  • Daimler unveils new lease program, equipment updates

    October 28, 2019 1:28PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Daimler Trucks North America has announced a new Dynamic Lease Program, supporting a “pay-as-you-drive” model that matches lease payments to billable miles. While it’s only available in the U.S. at first, the financing option draws on telematics

  • Fleet survey reveals modest purchase plans

    October 28, 2019 1:16PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey released Monday by CK Commercial Vehicle Research suggests that most fleets have modest equipment purchase plans for 2020. The 2019 semi-annual fleet sentiment survey was conducted in August and September. It also identified multiple factors

  • Mack gives market update, introduces limited edition Anthem

    October 28, 2019 11:35AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mack Trucks remains upbeat about the North American truck market, despite cooling orderboards. “We still see a very strong fourth quarter for Mack Trucks,” Jonathan Randall, senior vice-president of sales and marketing said at the North American

  • Kenworth unveils array of product enhancements

    October 28, 2019 11:24AM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Kenworth has unveiled a series of enhancements to products and services against the backdrop of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The TruckTech+ over-the-air program for Paccar MX engines and aftertreatment-related software will fully roll out early

  • Expect ‘normal’ year in truck sales: Kenworth GM

    October 28, 2019 9:25AM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Kenworth’s general manager seem unfazed by a projected plunge in North American truck sales, stressing that the year to come will still represent “more of a normal year” for truck makers. The OEM expects the Canadian and

  • Commercial vehicle market continues to deteriorate

    October 28, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. –ACT Research is forecasting a pullback in build rates for heavy-duty trucks and trailers as the commercial vehicle market is continuing to deteriorate. “While less cliff-like, MD market indicators continue to support a modest correction into 2020,” ACT

  • Great Dane debuts FleetPulse trailer tracking system

    October 28, 2019 7:48AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Great Dane has launched a new trailer telematics system at the North America Commercial Vehicle Show. FleetPulse has been three years in the making. The company said it first consulted with fleets to determine what information they

  • Strike looms at Canadian National

    October 28, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National could go on strike as early as Nov. 19, the union said Monday after the legally mandated conciliation period ended last week. Some 3,000 conductors, trainpersons

  • Dana tapped by two truck OEMs for medium-duty electrification

    October 27, 2019 3:17PM by John G. Smith

    The news was coupled by an announcement that the company has secured a new e-powertrain development project with a leading truck manufacturer as well.

  • Dana, Lonestar electrify terminal tractor

    October 27, 2019 1:44PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Dana and Lonestar Specialty Vehicles have officially unveiled a fully electrified terminal tractor, drawing on the new Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain system. Dana’s e-Powertrain can be adapted by Lonestar SV into a vehicle with a non-powered rolling chassis,