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  • News Technology

    Blackberry on trucking’s radar

    April 20, 2018 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Blackberry has improved the ability of its Radar trailer tracking system to detect trailer cargo capacity. It uses flight sensors to detect very precisely – to 99.9 accuracy – the amount of space remaining in a trailer.

  • News Equipment

    Volvo celebrates 35 years of aerodynamics

    April 20, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Volvo was doing aero before aero was cool. The company announced at Truck World that it’s celebrating 35 years of aerodynamics. The company brought an integral sleeper to the market in 1983 as Volvo White. In 1996,

  • News Equipment

    East Manufacturing celebrating 50 years

    April 20, 2018 10:50AM by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio – East Manufacturing is offering special trailer packages to celebrate 50 years in business. Its flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers packages will adorn gold East nameplates, along with 50th anniversary mud flaps. The flatbed and drop

  • News Equipment

    Mack brings Canadian Anthem to Truck World

    April 19, 2018 2:22PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The new Mack Anthem made its Canadian debut at Truck World, decked out in a proud Canadian livery. Orders for the new highway tractor have exceeded expectations, Mack officials announced. Stu Russoli, highway product manager for Mack

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Driving the new Sprinter

    April 17, 2018 10:33AM by James Menzies

    The new Sprinter is safe to operate, fully connected, and highly versatile

  • Schneider’s new spec’ designed for drivers

    April 16, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – In a bid to attract and retain drivers, Schneider is spec’ing better trucks. The company said its new spec’s include factory-installed fridges and storage cabinets, built-in Sirius XM satellite radio with a subscription, and new eight-inch

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth Ontario PacLease named North American PacLease Franchise of the Year

    April 16, 2018 9:53AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Kenworth Ontario PacLease has been named Kenworth North American Franchise of the Year for 2017. “PacLease and our franchise group had a banner year in 2017, with Kenworth Ontario PacLease and Allstate Leasing – a founding member

  • Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

    April 12, 2018 9:13AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks has revealed its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric was designed for urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications. It has a gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes and its

  • Tenneco buying Federal-Mogul for $5.4 billion

    April 11, 2018 1:17PM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Icahn Enterprises is selling Federal-Mogul to Tenneco for US $5.4 billion dollars, while Tenneco has announced plans to split Federal-Mogul in two. The price includes US $800 million in cash and 29.5 million shares in Tenneco

  • News Equipment

    Sterling Truck & Trailer named top Canadian Volvo dealer

    April 5, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Sterling Truck & Trailer Sales was named Canada’s top Volvo dealer for 2017. S&S Volvo of Lima, Ohio, took top honors for North America. Dealers were measured based on new truck sales, market share, parts sales, customer

  • News Equipment

    Volvo completes transition to new VNL

    April 3, 2018 8:24AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks has announced it has completed its transition to full production of the new VNL 760 model for long-haul applications, ending production of the legacy VNL 670. The new VNL, introduced last year, features an all-new

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

  • News Equipment

    Best February ever for trailer orders

    March 27, 2018 8:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – February trailer orders were the strongest ever for that month, according to data from ACT Research. “Dry vans and reefers were off sequentially; flatbeds had the best monthly gain,” said Frank Maly, director, commercial vehicle transportation analysis

  • News Equipment

    Petro-Canada’s Duron wins award

    March 21, 2018 1:42PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants says its Duron next-generation product line has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its innovation. The oil was benchmarked against 10 criteria, including reliability, quality, and customer service experience, according to the company. It