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    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

  • Canada’s spot market sees change of pace

    April 16, 2019 9:25AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market saw a dramatic shift from the norm in March, setting multiple new precedents during the month. For the first time in Loadlink history, load volumes in March were below that of

  • News Equipment

    Mack not concerned with slowing truck orders

    April 11, 2019 12:25PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Slowing Class 8 truck order intake is not a concern to Mack Trucks, according to Roy Horton, director of product strategy, who spoke at an Expocam press conference April 11. “It’s not an alarming issue at this

  • Pricing pendulum swinging to shippers’ favor: ACT Research

    April 10, 2019 4:02PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is possible, and a rate recession is likely, according to a new freight forecast report from ACT Research. Its ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook found that dry van rates, net of

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders continue to slide

    April 4, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks came in at 15,200 units in March, according to FTR, marking the lowest March for orders since 2010. Orders were down 8% from February and 67% year-over-year. But FTR says demand is still strong,

  • Bendix adds new facility to expand operations in Indiana

    April 1, 2019 12:10PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced today it is expanding its long-standing Huntington, Indiana, footprint with the addition of a sixth location, a 409,000-square-foot facility. The new space, according to Bendix, will enable strategic alignment of its manufacturing

  • Shippers Conditions Index reflects balanced freight market

    March 27, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The January Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflected a balanced freight market, FTR reported. The 1.4 reading was slightly lower than December’s 1.8, but remained in positive territory for shippers. FTR forecasts the index to remain close to

  • Aftermarket parts sales growth slowing

    March 27, 2019 8:08AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to slow in the coming months, according to the latest reading from CMVC’s Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). The PLI decreased 0.2% in January from December, marking the third consecutive

  • CN finalizes TransX acquisition

    March 22, 2019 1:27PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen

  • Paccar Parts opens newer, larger Toronto distribution center

    March 20, 2019 4:04PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Paccar Parts held a grand opening for its new, $34-million state-of-the-art distribution center today. The new center is 160,000 square feet and boasts three times the storage capacity of its previous Brampton location, and serves 65 prime

  • Canadian spot market load volumes outgrow equipment volumes in February

    March 15, 2019 12:00PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market continued its upward trend with a significant 20% increase in daily freight availability in February compared to January. Total truck volumes declined month–over-month, and average daily postings were relatively flat in February.

  • Trucking conditions deteriorated in January: FTR

    March 12, 2019 12:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. slid to a single-digit positive 5.79 reading in January, down from 11.44 in December, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The decline was attributed to higher costs of capital combined with

  • Lion 8 electric truck comes to life in Quebec

    March 12, 2019 9:19AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8. “There is something extraordinary about

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    Freightliner co-creating electric vehicles with customers

    March 6, 2019 12:17PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Freightliner’s electrification strategy involves staying close to customers and having them actively participate in the design process through a concept called co-creation. Greg Treinen, advanced technology marketing manager for Freightliner, said during a Work Truck Show press