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  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

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    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 5:15PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

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    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 6:59AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

  • Shell’s Starship achieves 178.4 ton-miles per gallon

    June 5, 2018 4:33PM by Sonia Straface

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a six-day, 2,300-mile journey across the United States, Shell’s Starship lived up to its tagline of being ‘super fuel-efficient’ by putting up major numbers on its run. The truck, developed collaboratively with Shell Lubricants and AirFlow

  • Canada finalizes Phase 2 of GHG rules

    May 31, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada is officially rolling out the second phase of rules to control greenhouse gases from heavy vehicles – largely aligning with rules that were introduced last year in the U.S. But some allowances have been made for

  • APTA to host Tech & Talent networking event

    May 30, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has announced its Tech & Talent event, which will take place at the Wingate Dieppe Hotel & Convention Center on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event offers attendees the opportunity to

  • Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index drops in March

    May 14, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped month-over-month from 15.41 to 10.30. According to FTR,  this is not indicative of any fundamental change in the current freight demand climate, as the year-over-year index remains more than