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    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

  • Best Fleets nominations now open

    September 7, 2018 8:08AM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Is the fleet you drive for one of the best? If so, now’s your chance to nominate them for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For competition. To qualify, a fleet must have 10

  • Volvo film underscores essential role of the professional truck driver

    September 6, 2018 12:38PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks is rolling out a new film to mark National Trucking Week in Canada and Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the U.S. “Professional truck drivers play a crucial role in almost every aspect of our daily

  • Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 9:58AM by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

  • Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 9:56AM by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

  • Betts Truck Parts names new procurement manager

    September 6, 2018 7:32AM by Truck News

    FRESNO, Calif. – Betts Truck Parts & Service has named Sara Cox its new procurement and logistics manager. Cox has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including truck and trailer, freight, and supply management, the company

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    Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

    September 6, 2018 6:46AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to

  • News Equipment

    August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

    September 6, 2018 6:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over

  • Amazon makes big commitment during grand opening of U.S. Sprinter plant

    September 5, 2018 6:41PM by Derek Clouthier

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today’s grand opening of the new Sprinter plant in North Charleston was met with some added good news for Mercedes-Benz Vans, with Amazon announcing it will require 20,000 units over the course of the coming year. Pricing

  • CTA celebrates National Trucking Week

    September 5, 2018 10:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations are celebrating the role of trucking in the overall economy during National Trucking Week. “Driving truck is a skill and a professional commitment that has received a lot

  • APTA wishes drivers Happy National Trucking Week

    September 4, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is wishing the thousands of professional drivers working in Canada’s eastern provinces a Happy National Trucking Week Sept. 2-8. The association notes 90% of all consumer products in Atlantic Canada are

  • Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 10:12AM by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

  • Hamilton Petro Pass offering freebies to truckers

    September 4, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Petro Pass will be celebrating truck drivers Sept. 7, with free hot dogs, pizza and drinks. Springers hot dogs will be offered from noon until 1:30 p.m., pizza slices from Pizza Bell from 1:30 till 3

  • Dicom Canada sold

    September 4, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dicom Canada has been sold to General Logistics Systems, a subsidiary of Royal Mail, for $360 million. Dicom Canada focuses on ground-based parcel, freight, and logistics services in Canada, with a focus on Ontario and Quebec. It