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  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders smashed previous records in 2018

    January 16, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s official: 2018 was by far the best year ever for trailer orders. FTR reported data showing the year ended with 28,000 units ordered in December, a 38% drop from November, but enough to bring the year’s

  • News Technology

    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • ATA hires new chief commercial officer

    January 15, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  The American Trucking Associations announced the hiring of Kevin J. Traver to serve as the organization’s chief commercial officer. In the newly created position, Traver will oversee membership sales and operations, product development and marketing for the

  • Nichols names v.p. of events for Hannover Fairs USA

    January 14, 2019 10:17AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill.  – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), today announced that it has named Ed Nichols as vice-president of events. Nichols will manage the commercial vehicle show portfolio, which currently includes the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show 2019). He

  • ACT Research: Yellow lights are flashing

    January 14, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research has reported yellow lights are flashing for the U.S. economy, and by extension, for the North American commercial vehicle industry. “Over the course of Q4 2018, the list of indicators flashing yellow became longer and

  • Husky Energy considers selling commercial fuels business

    January 9, 2019 3:40PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Husky Energy is considering selling off its commercial fuels and Canadian retail business, as well as its Prince George Refinery. The company made the announcement Jan. 8, saying it would undertake a strategic review of the non-core

  • Meritor launches 22 electrification programs

    January 9, 2019 10:55AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor announced today that it has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that is expected to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. “These emission-free solutions offered under

  • Tallman Group wins Presidential Award

    January 9, 2019 8:15AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has won the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2018, honors the top seven percent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in terms of operating and financial

  • Truck convoys in support of oil and gas sector continue across Western Canada

    December 24, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News-West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Truck convoys continued to roll through Western Canada this past week in support of the oil and gas industry. In Estevan, Sask., approximately 450 trucks flooded the streets on Saturday, a convoy organized by local carrier Bert

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • News Equipment

    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

  • Fleet growth to outstrip freight growth in 2019: ACT

    December 20, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the commercial vehicle industry is maintaining its momentum, but could slow in the second half of 2019. The company produced its Transportation Digest, reporting that the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

  • Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 1:41PM by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.