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    Bendix produces seven millionth reman’d brake shoe

    July 19, 2018 1:44PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix recently celebrated the production of its seven millionth remanufactured brake shoe since beginning production in 2012. The company says demand continues to increase, as fleets and owner-operators look to optimize value when replacing shoes while maintaining

  • News Equipment

    DTNA dealers targeting 24-hour turnaround times

    July 18, 2018 11:50AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Stefan Kurschner wants Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealerships to be the Starbucks of truck dealers. The senior vice-president, aftermarket for DTNA, wants customers to know they can go to any location in the continent and receive

  • News Equipment

    Alliance Truck Parts vows to become industry’s leading value parts supplier

    July 17, 2018 7:16PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Alliance Truck Parts wants to become the industry’s leading truck parts provider, and it has a plan to get there. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president, aftermarket, with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), said Alliance will bolster its presence

  • News Equipment

    New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

    July 17, 2018 5:00PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first

  • News Equipment

    Wabco inks steering deal with Tata Motors

    July 13, 2018 9:01AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Wabco has inked a deal to supply power steering systems to Tata Motors in India. The deal follows its acquisition of U.S.-based R.H. Sheppard last year. The deal highlights Wabco’s efforts to expand its steering business globally,

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt’s UltraLoft enters production

    July 9, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has begun production of its Model 579 UltraLoft, with Freymiller Trucking taking delivery of the first unit. The truck features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for on-highway applications. “The Model 579 UltraLoft was

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

  • News Equipment

    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 5:15PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • News Equipment

    Breadner now carrying Hyundai Translead trailers

    June 25, 2018 11:32AM by James Menzies

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has announced it will be offering the full line of Hyundai Translead trailers. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, said the company was seeking a highly customizable trailer offering for the Ontario market. “The Mississauga

  • Phillips announces European acquisition

    June 25, 2018 7:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Cali. – Phillips Connect Technologies has announced its acquisition of Polish electrical components company Fortech Poland. The company manufactures and distributes 24-volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles. The newly formed company will be named Phillips-Fortech

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders remain strong through May

    June 20, 2018 12:10PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.

  • Vehicle manufacturers face ‘significant’ impact from tariffs: CTEA

    June 13, 2018 9:47AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturers continue to voice concerns about the potential of a “significant negative impact” caused by surtaxes on steel and aluminum, as a trade war with the U.S. begins to escalate. In a Canadian Manufacturing

  • 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