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  • Panel talks automated trucks and how they could create ‘more desirable’ jobs

    June 8, 2018 12:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – There may be a consensus on what still needs to be done for autonomous trucks to thrive, but opinions vary on the timing. A panel addressing freight transitions during the Conference Board of Canada’s Autonomous 2018 convention

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

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    Daimler to open automated truck R&D center

    June 6, 2018 2:23PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center, which will be located at its new headquarters in Portland, Ore. The new center will be dedicated to further developing automated driving technology,

  • Truck platoons coming, but hurdles remain

    May 31, 2018 11:17AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning technology is ready to be deployed, and legislation in the U.S. has been passed to allow it, but hurdles remain before it becomes widely adopted. That was the conclusion of a panel discussion on truck

  • Bosch looks into the future of trucking

    May 23, 2018 9:45AM by Sonia Straface

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – To say Bosch is optimistic about the future of trucking is an understatement. The technology solutions company laid out its vision for what’s to come at its Mobility Experience USA 2018 event at its proving grounds

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    Penske does a million voice-directed inspections

    May 17, 2018 9:14AM by Truck News

    READING, Penn. – Penske Truck Leasing says it has completed a million voice-directed preventive maintenance inspections. It is part of Penske’s recently deployed paperless technology. “Our new approach to a voice-guided preventive maintenance process is exceeding our expectations for shop

  • Full speed ahead for B.C. trucking industry

    May 12, 2018 6:52PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The trucking industry is thriving in B.C., with recent growth around 5%, and expected to remain at that level, which is well above the national average. That’s according to Helmut Pastrick, chief economist for Central 1 Credit

  • Saluting women drivers in the west

    May 12, 2018 5:15PM by Truck West

    First Western Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel honors female drivers

  • Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner’s EconicSD tailored for Canadian and U.S. market

    April 24, 2018 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freightliner Trucks today unveiled its EconicSD waste collection truck, a North American offering that focuses on driver comfort and safety. The truck, which was first introduced in Germany in 1998 and updated in 2013, completes the

  • Cummins focused on providing ‘power of choice’

    April 18, 2018 4:19PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The company best known for producing diesel engines wants it known that its capabilities extend beyond diesel. “We intend to be in the diesel business for a long time yet,” said Julie Furber, executive director of electrification

  • News Technology

    The path to autonomous

    April 18, 2018 1:55PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Today’s driver assistance systems will eventually guide the trucking industry to autonomous driving – but it won’t happen soon. That’s according to Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions controls with Bendix, who spoke by video conference at the

  • Smaller carriers could be impacted most by Manitoba’s carbon tax plan

    April 2, 2018 2:34PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is concerned smaller carriers could struggle with the added costs of the province’s new “made in Manitoba” carbon tax plan. MTA executive director Terry Shaw said though some larger trucking companies may

  • Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

    March 7, 2018 4:47PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early

  • New MV Series truck designed with drivers in mind

    March 7, 2018 12:12PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International Truck took the leash off its new MV Series vocational truck, as the company focuses on drivers and putting tough jobs to bed. “Vocational is a focus for us,” said Michael Cancelliere, president of truck and