Truck News

  • Inaugural NACV Show declared a success

    October 3, 2017 11:19AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga.  — The first North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) was declared a success by exhibitors and organizers. The new concept commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck & trailer manufacturers and commercial vehicle parts and components

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    OTA wants ‘Uber-like’ towing system

    September 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association and Ontario Recovery Group are looking for an app-based electronic call system to help address incidents on the province’s 400-Series highways.

  • Utility hosts trailer telematics panel

    September 28, 2017 2:17PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror. It’s why Utility Trailer’s Intelligent Trailer

  • Proposed app to aid tow industry practices

    September 27, 2017 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario Recovery Group (ORG), and government officials have proposed the release of a web app-based electronic call system for incidents on 400 series highways. The system would allow police and enforcement officials

  • Meritor introduces new EX+ air disc brake

    September 27, 2017 9:51AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Meritor has unveiled an optimized EX+ air disc brake that will be available to Original Equipment Manufacturers in 2018. “By updating and optimizing the EX+, our engineers reduced weight by 10 pounds per brake to offer the

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    Bendix developing next-gen safety systems

    September 27, 2017 8:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bendix is continuing to work on the next generation of its active safety systems, which could reduce many types of crashes, including rear-enders and rollaways. Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions, controls with Bendix, said at the North

  • Traffic-related deaths/injuries dropping despite traffic volume rise in Alberta

    September 26, 2017 4:41PM by Derek Clouthier

    RED DEER, Alta. – With a population up nearly 10%, the number of drivers 8.9%, traffic volumes 18.4%, and over 500,000 registered commercial vehicles on Alberta roads, managing the province’s highway system has proved challenging over the past four years.

  • Bendix on pace for record year

    September 26, 2017 4:35PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – It’s shaping up to be a record-breaking year for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, which is on pace to achieve record sales. Berend Bracht, president and chief executive officer of Bendix, said at the North American Commercial Vehicle

  • Bendix announces support for electronic stability control mandate

    August 1, 2017 8:39AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems voiced its opinion on electronic stability control (ESC) this week saying eliminating the new mandate would “impede the pursuit of safer highways across the country.” As of Aug. 1,  ESC will be required on

  • News Equipment

    Volvo takes wraps off new VNL

    July 11, 2017 5:16PM by James Menzies

    ‘The most exciting new trucks from Volvo in 20 years’

  • Truck crashes down 73% in Ontario thanks to speed limiters: MTO study

    June 27, 2017 2:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Speed-related, at-fault collisions involving large commercial vehicles dropped by an impressive 73% after mandatory speed limiter legislation took effect in Ontario, according to a recent study by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The drop in truck collisions was

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    Plan for the worst collisions, loss control specialist says

    June 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Roads and highways can be a dangerous place. The World Health Organization says there were about 1.25 million road traffic fatalities around the world in 2013, notes David Gaskin, a loss control specialist with Aviva Canada. Canada records about six such fatalities per 100,000 people.

  • Maintenance is key to surviving International Roadcheck: Bendix

    May 31, 2017 2:19PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems have once again rolled out a list of tips for all fleets and owner-operators to help them get through the annual International Roadcheck. This year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is

  • Panel discusses benefits and challenges of 9-axle configurations

    May 26, 2017 9:39PM by Derek Clouthier

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Many in the log hauling industry in B.C. would like to see the province fall in line with other jurisdictions and permit the use of 9-axle configurations. A B.C. Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) panel discussed the

  • Westcan unveils new anti-impaired driving decal

    May 18, 2017 1:11PM by Truck West

    SASKATOON, Sask. – RTL-Westcan Group of Companies and MADD Canada helped launch an awareness initiative to take impaired drivers off the road. The effort was spearheaded by Melanie and Allan Kerpan, the parents of 25-year-old Danille Kerpan, who was killed