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  • Get with the times

    April 18, 2018 11:02AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Want to be successful in safety and maintenance? Then get with the times. That was the message from Mike Jeffress, the v.p. of maintenance of Little Rock, Arka.’s Maverick Transportation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

  • 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

    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

  • Roadcheck blitz scheduled for June 5-7

    March 20, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz will run from June 5 to 7 this year, and compliance with hours of service will be a special focus in the wake of a new U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices

  • Prometeon rolls out Pirelli H89 series

    March 7, 2018 11:19AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Prometeon has launched its new Pirelli H89 tire series at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council. The tire family includes dedicated steer, drive, and trailer tires for longhaul and regional applications. The product line

  • Valvoline unveils three oils in one

    March 7, 2018 9:03AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Valvoline’s latest engine oil comes in a single bottle, but it’s designed to meet the needs of engines burning any one of three fuels – natural gas, diesel, or gasoline. Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution 9200, developed

  • Mack unleashes bulldog with over-the-air updates

    March 6, 2018 4:06PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mack Trucks has officially begun over-the-air engine updates, just a year after unveiling the underlying technology. So far it has performed 1,300 updates on 3,500 vehicles, supporting 20 customers, and saving 500-plus days of downtime overall. About

  • SAF-Holland unveils tire pressure system

    March 4, 2018 3:09PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – SAF-Holland has unveiled the Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system for its CBX and ULX suspensions – topping up or even releasing air to ensure proper tire pressures across a trailer. While customized for North America,

  • Four Canadians named to Kenworth Parts Council for 2018

    February 26, 2018 8:07PM by Truck West

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named four Canadians to its 2018 Parts Council, three coming from Western Canada. Jo Frost of Edmonton Kenworth out of Leduc, Alta. will act as chairwoman of the council, Boyd McConnachie of Inland

  • ATA calling for improved infrastructure funding

    February 23, 2018 11:50AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is pulling out all the stops in an effort to get the government to invest in upgraded infrastructure in the United States. The association launched Road to a Better Future, a website

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth recognizes top dealers

    February 22, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A number of Canadian Kenworth dealers were recently recognized for their achievements at the truck maker’s annual dealer meeting. Kenworth Maska and Kenworth Montreal were named Gold Award winners. Kenworth Maska retailed 350 new Kenworth trucks, excelled

  • News Equipment

    Navistar recognizes top suppliers

    February 16, 2018 12:03PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 32 of its top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. The winners represent the top 2% of Navistar’s supply base. “We are delighted to acknowledge our best suppliers with the elite Diamond Supplier Award,” said David

  • News Equipment

    More than 100 Volvo dealers now Certified Uptime Centers

    February 16, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America has announced it now has more than 100 Certified Uptime Centers in its dealer network. The certified dealers maximize uptime through greater service bay availability, and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in

  • White House Infrastructure plan falls short: ATA

    February 13, 2018 10:35AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says the new infrastructure plan from the White House falls short on what’s needed to repair roadways, and is calling for more funding. President Trump kicked off infrastructure week in the nation’s

  • Nominate Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year

    January 10, 2018 2:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Nominations are now open for the 28th annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year award. Presented by Volvo Trucks Canada, the award is reserved for a fleet maintenance manager  in recognition of his/her outstanding performance and contribution