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    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • DTNA creates new organization to enhance customer experience

    August 21, 2019 1:25PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has backed up its customer-centric approach to business with a significant investment and the creation of a new Customer Service Experience business group. It will be headed by Paul Romanaggi, a 34-year

  • News Equipment

    Breadner Trailers holds Mississauga open house

    August 16, 2019 3:40PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers held an open house at its Mississauga location Aug. 15, where it served up lunch and an up-close look at the Hyundai Translead trailer line it now represents. The company has been operating out of

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their

  • News Equipment

    First eCascadias set to be delivered to customers

    August 13, 2019 7:44AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has built its first two battery electric eCascadias for customers in its Electric Innovation Fleet. They were built at its research and development center in Portland, Ore., and will be deployed in

  • Inspection blitz focuses on TDG shipments

    August 12, 2019 9:03AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Loads of dangerous goods are in the spotlight this week as part of Hazardous Material Week, and this year the inspection blitz is expanding beyond Canada. Transport Canada has recognized the week since 2013, but the event

  • Surprise brake blitz grounds 16%

    August 8, 2019 10:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors placed 16.1% of vehicles out of service for brake-related issues on May 15, during a surprise inspection blitz coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). There were 10,358 commercial vehicles inspected overall, meaning 1,667

  • News Equipment

    Navistar’s Vision 2025 to fuel growth, customer and dealer satisfaction

    August 7, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    BOULDER, Col. – Navistar International says it has left survival mode, and is now in growth mode. And it has an ambitious plan to return to its glory years as a leader in the commercial vehicle space, dubbed Vision 2025.

  • News Equipment

    Navistar lays out plan to grow parts business

    August 6, 2019 5:53PM by James Menzies

    BOULDER, Col. – Navistar International plans to grow its parts business, by expanding product lines within its private label brands and quickly adapting to a rapidly evolving market. Josef Kory, senior vice-president of parts with Navistar, outlined the company’s objectives

  • News Equipment

    July Class 8 orders lowest since 2010

    August 6, 2019 3:46PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell below 10,000 units in July, for the first time since 2010. FTR reported orders of 9,800 units, noting carriers appear to be in no rush to grab

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas truck sales rebounding

    July 30, 2019 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas-fueled Class 8 truck sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 43% year-to-date through May, according to ACT Research. Its Alternative Fuels Quarterly report also revealed natural gas truck sales were up 10% in May

  • News Equipment

    Strong orders, interest in UltraLoft have Peterbilt feeling good

    July 26, 2019 1:48PM by James Menzies

    RENTON, Wash. – A sudden slowdown in Class 8 truck orders isn’t alarming Peterbilt, and its new UltraLoft sleeper has opened new opportunities for the truckmaker. Those were a couple takeaways from a conversation with on-highway marketing manager Wesley Slavin,

  • Fleet managers cite tech as biggest challenge in TD poll

    July 25, 2019 12:11PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A majority of fleets believe that new technology poses the biggest challenge for the upcoming year, a recent survey by TD Bank has found. More than half (52%) of those surveyed during the NAFA Fleet Management Association

  • Researchers project growing market for forestry trailers

    July 25, 2019 11:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The market for forestry trailers continues to grow like trees, and is expected to be valued at US $162 million by the end of the year – up from $140 million in 2014. The latest projections from