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  • News Equipment

    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

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • ZF pledges to invest big bucks in electric and autonomous technologies

    September 19, 2018 9:15AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – ZF announced today at the IAA show that is planning to invest € 12 billion in e-mobility and autonomous driving in the next five years. According to Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Freidrichshafen, modern-day logistics is at

  • Goodyear rolls out most fuel-efficient tire yet at IAA

    September 19, 2018 4:28AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Goodyear launched its first-ever full silica tread compound tire at the IAA truck show in Germany. The new tire, called Fuelmax Performance, is what Goodyear says is its most fuel-efficient tire to date. The tire has hit

  • News Equipment

    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 2:29PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

  • 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

  • 2011 and newer diesel engines in 1/3 of U.S. trucks

    August 15, 2018 9:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Model Year 2011 and newer diesel engines powered more than 1/3 of the trucks on American roads last year, and as many as 2/3 of the vehicles in selected states, the Diesel Technology Forum reports. Engines of

  • Kenworth plants receive environmental certification

    August 14, 2018 12:20PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth has announced all three of its assembly plants – including its medium-duty plant in Ste-Therese, Que. – have been ISO14001:2015 certified. The certification supports the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Heavy-duty truck plants

  • News Equipment

    Electric trucks to become more prominent: ACT Research

    August 8, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – More than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035, according to a report from ACT Research. The study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, concludes that commercial electric vehicles will grow from

  • News Equipment

    Driverless, cabless, electric logging truck revealed

    July 12, 2018 8:51AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Swedish start-up has introduced an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. The T-log, introduced by Einride, features off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. It was showcased at the Festival of Speed. “Einride is constantly

  • News Equipment

    Eaton forms new eMobility business

    July 4, 2018 3:45PM by James Menzies

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Eaton is banking on an electric future for trucking and has formed a new eMobility business to provided the industry with a wide range of electric power solutions. Most famous for its transmissions, Eaton is also well

  • 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

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • B.C. ups weight limit for super singles

    June 21, 2018 10:18AM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has increased weight limits for single wide-base tires, approving a single-axle weight of 8,500kgs. The government says the increase will help the trucking industry reduce fuel consumption, as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions.