Truck News


  • News Equipment

    Mack brings axle production to Hagerstown powertrain plant

    October 14, 2015 7:25AM by James Menzies

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mack Trucks has completed a long-term goal of consolidating all powertrain production at its Hagerstown, Md. plant. Drive axle production has been brought to the plant, which also produces Mack engines, its manual and automated transmissions and

  • News Equipment

    Daimler pleased with demand for DT12 transmission

    September 24, 2014 3:55AM by James Menzies

    HANNOVER, Germany — The acceptance rate for the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission has exceeded the expectations of Daimler powertrain executives, with a take rate of about 25% in the Freightliner Cascadia just one year after the transmission’s launch.

  • Data Driven: Telematics from scratch

    September 4, 2014 3:03PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Canada Cartage builds its own information system

  • Wal-Mart snaps up logistics companies

    July 2, 2014 3:06PM by Carolyn Gruske

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is now an even larger business. The retailer has purchased two privately held Canadian logistics firms that have acted as Wal-Mart service providers: trucking company Translogic Express Dedicated Inc. (TEDI) and distribution centre operator


    May 27, 2014 7:53AM by James Menzies

    I spent a few days last week in Detroit talking integration with the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) folks. They took the wraps off the new Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP), which features the Detroit DD15 engine, DT12 automated mechanical transmission

  • Daimler boosts powertrain integration, employs downspeeding

    May 22, 2014 11:31AM by James Menzies

    DETROIT, Mich. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its fuel economy gain once again, assembling a fully integrated powertrain that utilizes downspeeding. The company has set a goal of improving on its fuel economy by 5% every two