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    Communication, honesty keys to driving uptime

    February 27, 2020 1:14PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Working closely with your dealer and being honest about when repairs are actually needed are a couple ways fleets and service providers can work together to improve uptime. That was one note from a Technology & Maintenance

  • SuperRigs competition to be held at Texas Motor Speedway

    February 27, 2020 7:26AM by Today's Trucking

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will roll into Texas Motor Speedway June 4-6, as part of an IndyCar and Nascar Truck Series racing weekend. The truck beauty contest will be held inside the track in front of thousands

  • 4 ways to realize an ROI from truck upgrades

    February 26, 2020 9:09PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Every truck option comes at a cost, but with some careful planning those costs can transform into investments and deliver true financial returns. Here are four ways to realize an ROI on truck-related investments, as shared during

  • Paccar Parts names 2020 Peterbilt Parts Council

    February 26, 2020 3:08PM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. – Paccar Parts has appointed the 2020 Peterbilt Parts Council. There are two Canadians in the panel. The council empowers Peterbilt dealerships across Canada and the U.S. to pursue successful business development opportunities. Through this collaboration, the council

  • CTA calls for ‘fair and sensible’ approach to carbon pricing application

    February 26, 2020 2:57PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Wednesday called on the federal government to take a “fair and sensible approach” to how carbon pricing applies to the trucking industry. It also urged Ottawa to work in partnership with the

  • Used truck sales improve 4% in January

    February 26, 2020 2:36PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Used Class 8 truck sales improved 4% month-over-month in January, but were down 1% year-over-year, ACT Research said Wednesday. It also said that used Class 8 average price started 2020 up 7% month-over-month, with average miles dropping

  • New technologies driving fuel economy gains

    February 26, 2020 2:11PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Diesel exhaust aftertreatment initially brought plenty of headaches to the trucking industry’s maintenance managers, but the systems have improved in reliability and fleets are now enjoying the fuel economy benefits. Tommy Cottingham, director of maintenance and procurement

  • Mack, Volvo update Over-the-Air updates

    February 26, 2020 11:20AM by Jack Roberts

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Mack Trucks unveiled its version of driver-activated Over The Air Updates capabilities at the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting. Over The Air Updates is a remote software that enables customers to activate their software updates on their own

  • Canada further delays trailer GHG rule, as U.S. legal challenges continue

    February 26, 2020 10:50AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada will further delay a coming round of trailer-related GHG regulations by up to one more year, as a legal challenge continues around similar rules in the U.S. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) trailer standards

  • There’s no stopping disc brakes, but they have maintenance needs

    February 26, 2020 10:23AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – There seems to be no stopping the rollout of disc brakes. The stopping systems that emerged as an option for most OEMs around 2008 had become standard on steer axles by 2012, says Freightliner on-highway product manager

  • Volvo builds a truck tower with new rigs

    February 26, 2020 6:38AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo has launched a range of heavy-duty trucks in a spectacular fashion – by stacking them on top of each other, complete with the company president on top. The 15-meter, 58-tonne truck tower was created for a

  • Rate dispute over unlicensed off-dock work spurs reaction from OBCCTC commissioner

    February 25, 2020 4:34PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – With the United Truckers Association (UTA) accusing the Office of the B.C. Container Trucking Commissioner (OBCCTC) of ignoring the off-dock rate table, commissioner Michael Crawford says the situation is simply beyond his jurisdiction. The issue revolves around

  • Bridgestone goes airless with concept tire

    February 25, 2020 2:38PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Tire makers traditionally look for ways to ensure their products maintain air, but Bridgestone Americas is looking to remove air from the equation entirely. The company was showcasing the concept version of an air-free commercial truck tire

  • National MELT standard welcomed in the west

    February 25, 2020 12:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Class 1 driver training schools in Western Canada are applauding the federal government’s implementation of a national training standard, but at the same time would like to see improvements. Vanessa Morduhovich, director of Buffalo Driver Training out

  • NFP unifies brokerages under its brand  

    February 25, 2020 10:12AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — NFP Canada Corp., an insurance broker serving the needs of the trucking industry, is unifying its Canadian businesses under the “NFP” brand, further integrating acquired brokerages. The company announced Tuesday that several of its Canadian brokerages,