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  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • News Equipment

    Dana introduces new Spicer products

    March 17, 2019 12:23PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for medium-duty trucks were introduced by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, available

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax

  • AMTA gets funding for truck electrification project

    March 12, 2019 4:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Part of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects will be put into the province’s trucking industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will receive over $7.3 million for the Alberta Zero Emissions

  • Power up

    March 5, 2019 3:13PM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

  • NACFE explores electric truck charging needs

    March 1, 2019 12:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Buying an electric truck involves more than adding batteries and electric motors to a powertrain. The vehicles will also require access to charging infrastructure that is just beginning to emerge. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear experimenting with soybean oil in tire production

    January 29, 2019 4:22PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Goodyear is working towards replacing conventional oil with soybean oil in production of some its truck tires. The company is already producing several consumer tires with soybean oil, which offers performance benefits in cold weather. Mike Kerns,

  • Natural gas truck sales down in 2018

    January 28, 2019 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but slid 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. Year-to-date sales in November 2017 were up 9%. “On

  • OTA briefs Environment Minister

    January 25, 2019 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently met with Environment Minister Rod Phillips to discuss how the trucking industry can contribute to cleaner air and a reduction in carbon emissions. The meeting included OTA vice-chairman Wendell Erb, OTA

  • News Technology

    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • CNG filling stations opened along Hwy. 401

    December 14, 2018 2:39PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Three trucks tops along Hwy. 401 in Ontario now have compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for heavy trucks. The stations were installed by Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and Clean Energy Fuels. They’re located at Windsor

  • Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

  • News Equipment

    Finning to buy 4Refuel

    December 12, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finning International has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. 4Refuel provides mobile, on-site fueling and serves about 3,400 customers. The company refuels customer equipment on site, mostly