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    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

  • News Equipment

    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

    September 20, 2018 4:29PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered

  • Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 4:00PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

  • Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction breaks $78 million in sales

    September 7, 2018 11:13AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held another successful auction in Edmonton this week, selling more than $78 million of equipment. “We continued to see strong pricing for equipment and trucks in this week’s auction,” said Trent Vandenberghe, regional sales

  • Pride Truck Sales opens new locations in Calif.

    September 7, 2018 11:04AM by Truck News

    FONTANA, Calif. – Canadian pre-owned retailer Pride Truck Sales is expanding again. The company announced two new U.S. locations opening in Fontana and Stockton, Calif. this week. Both dealerships are said to offer a wide variety of pre-owned heavy- and

  • News Equipment

    RoaDor rebrands as McLaren Doors

    September 2, 2018 12:13PM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. – RoaDor has announced it is rebranding to McLaren Doors, to elevate the focus of the company’s change in ownership. The rebranding will be accompanied by a new logo, website, social media platforms, and brand positioning. McLaren Doors

  • News Equipment

    Haldex’s Grey-Rock friction turns 90

    September 2, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Haldex has announced its Grey-Rock heavy-duty friction products line is celebrating its 90th anniversary next year. “Over the past 90 years Grey-Rock has outfitted hundreds of millions of shoes with the gold standard of stability and

  • News Equipment

    Manac buys flatdeck trailer manufacturer Alutrec

    September 2, 2018 11:50AM by Truck News

    ST-GEORGES, Que. – Manac has announced it closed a deal to acquire aluminum flatdeck trailer manufacturer Alutrec. Alutrec is based in Laurier-Station, Que. “We are proud to announce this transaction. Alutrec has a great range of products in the aluminum

  • News Equipment

    Wabco to supply technologies for new heavy-duty Hino

    August 23, 2018 6:40AM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich. – Wabco has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Hino Trucks, to provide braking technology and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for its new heavy-duty truck. The new XL Series Class 7/8 Hino will come

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner delivers 50,000th new Cascadia

    August 22, 2018 4:58PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner has delivered its 50,000th new Cascadia since it entered production in January 2017. The truck was delivered to Claremont, N.C.-based Cargo Transporters, which added its 128th new Cascadia upon the delivery. “Our goal was to develop

  • Diesel to retain dominance

    August 22, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Diesel won’t lose its place as the dominant fuel for commercial vehicles, even as alternative fuels and powertrain options become more viable. That was the message from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, when

  • News Equipment

    Trans East buys car hauling trailer distributor CD Jabbco

    August 21, 2018 9:56AM by Truck News

    IROQUOIS, Ont. – Trans East Trailers has announced its acquisition of CD Jabbco, Canada’s exclusive distributor of Cottrell car hauling trailers. CD Jabbco is a supplier of parts and services to the car hauling industry and is based in Iroquois,