Truck News


  • Dana acquires Quebec-based electric drivetrain developer

    August 27, 2019 2:48PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dana has expanded its e-mobility business with the acquisition of Quebec-based Nordresa Motors. Nordresa focuses on integration and application engineering for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Dana says the acquisition will enhances

  • Ontario to tighten emissions testing for trucks

    August 27, 2019 10:35AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon announce a re-designed emissions testing program for heavy-duty diesel vehicles, a government source has told Truck News. The program, to be announced this fall, will focus on improving testing. It will also include new

  • 750,000th truck rolls out of Daimler’s Cleveland plant

    August 27, 2019 8:12AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America on Monday commemorated the production of the 750,000th vehicle built at its Cleveland, N.C., plant. Keys to the milestone vehicle – a Freightliner Cascadia – were presented to representatives from United Parcel Service

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    Fontaine moves closer to new Hino plant

    August 26, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    MINERAL WELLS, WV – Fontaine Modification has announced it’s moving its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, WV, to be closer to Hino’s new truck manufacturing plant. The new facility offers double the production space, and will

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    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

  • Erb Transport at 60: ‘Doing the job right’

    August 26, 2019 7:54AM by Abdul Latheef

    Wendell Erb reflects back on the company’s history and comments on the current freight market

  • Erb Transport celebrates 60 years of success

    August 23, 2019 7:24PM by Truck News

    BADEN, Ont. — Hundreds of people showed up on Thursday and Friday to celebrate Erb Transport’s 60th anniversary at the company’s hub in Baden, Ont. Employee families, customers and vendors were treated to barbecues both days. Guests included members of

  • Minimizer is maximizing — and building new facility

    August 23, 2019 10:15AM by

    BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. – You could say that Minimizer is maximizing – purchasing a 13-acre site in Owatonna, Minn., which will eventually house 83 personnel who are currently working out of three buildings in Blooming Prairie. The new 96,000-sq.ft. facility

  • Hino opens West Virginia truck plant

    August 23, 2019 8:55AM by Jim Park

    MINERAL WELLS, WV — Hino Motors has officially opened its new million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, WV. The ceremony took place Wednesday, Aug. 22, capping a two-year effort that saw a former retail distribution center turned into a state-of-the-art

  • Shipper conditions improved in June

    August 22, 2019 4:25PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in June, with a 8.8 reading on the FTR Shippers Conditions Index, up two points from May. That marked the strongest month for shipper conditions since February 2016, FTR reports. Freight-related indicators

  • Chevron debuts Delo Traveling Technology Lab 

    August 22, 2019 2:30PM by Abdul Latheef

    DALLAS, Texas – Lubricants giant Chevron Products Co. has marked the 20th anniversary of its popular Delo Truck by launching the Delo Traveling Technology Lab at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Thursday. The lab features virtual (VR)

  • PrePass now available in B.C. through Weigh2GoBC

    August 22, 2019 2:23PM by Truck News-West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Carriers in B.C. can now take advantage of weigh scale bypass platform PrePass, with 11 locations across the province through Weigh2GoBC service. Thanks to an agreement between B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the PrePass Safety

  • PMTC eastern seminar to focus on youth, retention, and engagement

    August 21, 2019 6:03PM by Truck News-East

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), along with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will hold an eastern regional educational seminar Sept. 18 in Wallace, N.S. With a focus youth recruitment, retention, and engagement, the

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    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

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    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with