Truck News


  • Kenworth appoints 2020 Dealer Council

    February 3, 2020 12:48PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Co. has named the 2020 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The council has eight executives, representing 426 Kenworth dealerships in Canada and the U.S. The council works in partnership with Kenworth to support customer experience throughout

  • Testing of e-documents for dangerous goods shipments underway

    February 3, 2020 9:51AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada has begun testing the use of electronic documents for dangerous goods shipments, the federal agency announced on its website. The Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations currently requires a physical paper shipping document to follow most

  • Paid A Truckload of Safety Technology

    February 1, 2020 7:00AM by FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS

    There are approximately 2 million semi-trucks on the road in America, each one capable of hauling 80,000 pounds and logging 2,000-3,000 miles per week. Taken individually, any one of these stats makes it immediately clear why safety is the number

  • Wabco takes over aftermarket destiny, prepares for future

    January 31, 2020 4:43PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Aftermarket suppliers who wanted Wabco products have long turned to Meritor for the orders. But no longer. As members of the industry gathered during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Wabco was standing on its own, having officially ended

  • Miles down, total compensation flat among Best Fleets finalists

    January 31, 2020 10:36AM by James Menzies

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Drivers for the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For put fewer miles under the bumper than the year before, but saw a small increase in their pay. That was one trend identified through an analysis of

  • Traton submits offer to purchase Navistar

    January 30, 2020 6:04PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar International has confirmed it has received an unsolicited takeover bid from Traton SE, the truck and bus division of Volkswagen. The offer was for US$35 per share. Navistar closed trading today at US$24.07 but in after-hours

  • Updated: Mack unveils medium-duty lineup to be built in Virginia

    January 30, 2020 10:49AM by John G. Smith

    ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Mack Trucks is returning to the medium-duty truck market with a new Class 6/7 lineup that will be assembled at a dedicated facility in Roanoke County, Virginia. Known as the MD Series, the trucks begin serial

  • Five Canadian companies among Top 20 Best Fleets

    January 30, 2020 9:35AM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Five of 20 fleets named as the Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are Canadian. Bison Transport, Challenger, Fortigo Freight Services, TransPro Freight Systems, and Wellington Motor Freight were counted

  • Stop abuse of Driver Certification Program: TTSAO

    January 30, 2020 8:56AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has called on the provincial government to take immediate measures to stop the abuse of the Driver Certification Program (DCP). In December, Ontario’s auditor general said in a report that

  • Ontario government to improve northern transportation

    January 30, 2020 8:35AM by Truck News

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is thanking the province of Ontario for making good on a 2019 budget promise to review transportation in Northern Ontario. Government stakeholders will be hosting a series of meetings with the

  • Day & Ross rebrands for future growth

    January 30, 2020 8:05AM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Day & Ross has announced new branding that will unify its divisions and services under a single brand. The company says the move recognizes its 70-year history, while positioning the company for future growth. A new website

  • News Equipment

    Bendix acquires R.H. Sheppard

    January 30, 2020 7:50AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has purchased, through parent company Knorr-Bremse, the R.H. Sheppard Co. steering system company from Wabco. The company paid US$149.5 million for the company, which Wabco shed as part of its takeover by ZF. R.H. Shepard is

  • Meritor takes the aftermarket to school

    January 29, 2020 3:55PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Meritor has unveiled its aftermarket training program for the coming year, supporting dealers, warehouse distributors, fleets and service garages. “Parts counter personnel need to quickly identify key characteristics that separate one part number from the other,” said

  • Meritor upgrades online aftermarket tools

    January 29, 2020 3:18PM by Truck News

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Meritor has added a series of upgrades to, introducing a series of tools to support orders for replacement parts. Optional email confirmation notices regarding stock and emergency orders will now let customers know when an order

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Trucking conditions to soften, not break in 2020: Economists

    January 29, 2020 2:25PM by John G. Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Bob Dieli, an economist with U.S.-based MacKay and Company, identifies these as economic boom times. But good things don’t last forever. “Our leading indicator has moved deeper into the Red Zone,” the trucking industry analyst told an