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    UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

    March 29, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

  • ZF to acquire Wabco in blockbuster deal

    March 28, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco, forming an integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technologies with annual sales totaling about US$45 billion. The deal is valued at about US$7 billion. Wabco is a global

  • NACV Show 2019 opens online registration

    March 27, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), the premier biennial B2B trucking industry event focusing on the needs of fleet owners, managers and decision makers, announced today that online registration is open for the 2019 trade

  • 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

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • February trailer orders down 24% from last year: FTR

    March 19, 2019 2:27PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for February were 24,000 units, down nine per cent from January, and down 24% year-over-year. February was the third month in row that trailer orders were in the mid-20,000’s as some van OEMs

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • Dana adds to aftermarket executive team

    March 19, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated today announced the appointment of Dan Griffin to the position of senior director of strategy, product planning, and program management for commercial vehicle and the aftermarket. The company also appointed Bill Nunnery to the position