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    Trailer orders mark strongest July ever

    August 20, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The trailer industry posted its strongest July for orders in history, with more than 29,000 net orders booked in the month. That’s more than twice the level of last July, according to ACT Research’s State of the

  • Trucking conditions to remain strong for next year: FTR

    August 20, 2018 1:15PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking capacity remains extremely tight, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which remained unchanged from May in June. Conditions for truckers are at their most favorable, the index suggests, with the capacity crunch at its

  • Ambrose among speakers at CTEA

    August 17, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Rona Ambrose, a one-time Conservative Party leader and an advisor on NAFTA negotiations, will be among speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. The 55th annual conference will be hosted at Toronto’s

  • ATA National Truck Driving Championships kick-off in Ohio

    August 16, 2018 5:17PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 400 drivers from across the U.S. kicked off the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council. The drivers had

  • News Equipment

    eBay aims for an easier parts-buying experience

    August 16, 2018 3:06PM by Truck News

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Whether you’re a mechanic looking for a hard-to-find part or you’re fixing your own rig, eBay is looking to make the parts-buying experience easier. The international online retailer’s automotive section – eBay Motors – has added

  • Bridgestone Americas names new president of truck, bus, retread tires

    August 16, 2018 12:49PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas today announced Eric Higgs, current vice-president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, BATO, effective September 1, 2018. Eric succeeds Joseph

  • News Equipment

    First Volvo built at New River Valley returned

    August 16, 2018 10:18AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant was recently reunited with the first truck ever built there. The truck was donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation. It’s a 1982 Volvo F7

  • Isaac Instruments to open new Calgary office

    August 15, 2018 5:36PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Isaac Instruments announced it will open a new office in Calgary, Alta., to bring a local presence to better service its customers. “This new office strengthens our presence in Alberta to meet the growing demand for telemetry

  • 2011 and newer diesel engines in 1/3 of U.S. trucks

    August 15, 2018 9:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Model Year 2011 and newer diesel engines powered more than 1/3 of the trucks on American roads last year, and as many as 2/3 of the vehicles in selected states, the Diesel Technology Forum reports. Engines of

  • Schulz appointed to Navistar Board of Directors

    August 15, 2018 7:40AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill.  — Navistar International announced recently Christian Schulz has been named to its board of directors. Schulz replaces Matthias Gründler, who previously resigned from the Navistar board after serving more than a year as a director. Schulz has been

  • Horvath to head safety at ATA

    August 14, 2018 3:25PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is naming Dan Horvath their new vice president of safety policy. In the role Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, as well as representing ATA and its

  • MTA plans big for National Trucking Week

    August 14, 2018 1:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is wasting no time recognizing National Trucking Week. Held during the first week of September, National Trucking Week recognizes the important contributions Canadian men and women drivers make to the country’s economy.

  • Alliance unveils pre-budget wish list

    August 14, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been

  • Kenworth plants receive environmental certification

    August 14, 2018 12:20PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth has announced all three of its assembly plants – including its medium-duty plant in Ste-Therese, Que. – have been ISO14001:2015 certified. The certification supports the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Heavy-duty truck plants

  • Trucker Path teams up with Goodyear on roadside assistance

    August 13, 2018 11:25AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Trucker Path users will soon have direct access to roadside service in the U.S. thanks to a new partnership. The popular app is partnering with Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center (CTSC) locations to offer support to drivers