Truck News


  • Kenworth’s Montreal showroom gets a big upgrade

    July 3, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    SAINT-LAURENT, Que. – Kenworth has completed a $2.6-million remodeling of its Montreal dealership in Saint-Laurent. The two-story, 31,000 sq.-ft. building features large sliding doors that support the indoor showroom and truck display. The driver’s lounge has movable walls, which allows

  • Maxim’s donation supports indigenous communities

    July 3, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Maxim Truck and Trailer has signed a three-year, $150,000 commitment to support Live Different’s Canadian Youth Fund, the company announced this week. The donation will support Live Different’s work in indigenous communities across Canada, it said. “We

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    Truck orders remained weak in June

    July 3, 2019 7:17AM by Truck News

    New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100. FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded

  • U.S. senators press for speed limiters on trucks

    July 2, 2019 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario and Quebec introduced a speed-limiter program for trucks 10 years ago, setting the maximum speed for heavy-duty vehicles at 105 km/h, or 65 mph. Now the United States wants to follow suit amid a sharp rise

  • Mike Nelson moves to Western Global’s Fuel Solutions Group

    July 2, 2019 11:49AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Western Global has named Mike Nelson national accounts manager for infrastructure in the Fuel Solutions Group of the Americas. He will be based in Calgary, Alta., the company said Tuesday. Nelson previously served as Western Global’s regional

  • Study praises China’s deployment of electric trucks

    July 2, 2019 11:04AM by Truck News

    BASALT, Colo. – The Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen is taking a leadership role in deploying electrical logistical vehicles for urban freight movement, setting an example for other cities worldwide, a report said on Monday. The study was released by

  • Hundreds of classic trucks descend on Clifford

    July 2, 2019 8:52AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – This year’s Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont., saw a record number of vehicles participating in the 10th anniversary event. “It was our largest show to date,” said Chris Hall, coordinator at the Great Lakes

  • Logo collector tells the story of ‘fallen flags’

    July 2, 2019 8:36AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – Dale Bridge has been collecting trucking company logos for nearly 45 years, and for the first time, the American historian brought thousands of them to the Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont. “I’ve 3,000 here

  • Mack Trucks names Maxsle Butler VP, national accounts

    July 2, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks has named industry veteran Maxsle (Max) Butler vice-president of national accounts. Butler, who has been in the industry for 30 years, will be responsible for all national accounts activities in North America. He will also

  • Ontario unveils staggered commercial plate-price rises

    June 28, 2019 12:08PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial plate prices in Ontario will go up by 2% from July 2020 and will continue to rise by 2% until 2023. Meanwhile certain fees, such as oversize single trip and blanket permits will increase by 2%

  • Volvo truck plant in Virginia to get $400M upgrade

    June 28, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group will invest $400 million over six years to upgrade the New River Valley, Va., plant that produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America, the company announced on Friday. The plan includes expansion of

  • Clifford hosts biggest antique and classic truck show

    June 28, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    CLIFFORD, Ont. — Canada’s biggest antique and classic truck show is underway in Clifford, Ont., about 170 kilometers west of Toronto. The show has attracted 200 trucks on the event’s 10th anniversary, said organizer Chris Hall. “Although we are a

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    Trailcon moving into new Calgary facility

    June 27, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing will celebrate the opening of its new Calgary location July 2. The new facility is 20,000 sq.-ft., with another 5,000 sq.-ft. available for future expansion. It features eight trailer bays, with room for three more.

  • Peel Region extends restrictions on heavy trucks

    June 27, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel has extended restrictions on heavy trucks on Winston Churchill Boulevard north from 10 Sideroad to Mayfield Road. Current restrictions include: Heavy truck restriction from Steeles Avenue to 10 Sideroad. Seasonal (March/April) axle load

  • Wabco shareholders approve company’s acquisition by ZF

    June 27, 2019 11:00AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Shareholders of Wabco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, have approved the company’s acquisition by the German group ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF announced on Thursday. The privately-held ZF is a