Truck News

  • Two-year study launched into platooning

    September 25, 2018 9:45AM by

    YPSILANTI TWP., Mich. – The American Center for Mobility has gathered the team for a two-year study into platooning commercial and military vehicles — launching what’s described as the first study of its kind in the U.S. Participating organizations include:

  • Freightliner Manitoba to expand at CentrePort Canada

    September 21, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba plans to build a new, 78,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility at CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Industrial Park. Expected to open early 2020, the new building will sit on 13.5 acres and boast 35 service bays, an indoor showroom,

  • News Equipment

    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • Mammarella named Timken national sales manager

    September 21, 2018 9:30AM by

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Timken has named Albert Mammarella the national sales manager – automotive/commercial vehicle aftermarket in a role that will have him focusing on Canada. Mammarella brings 30 years of industry experience to the role, said the supplier

  • Commercial drivers collect 10,709 citations in blitz

    September 20, 2018 4:04PM by

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings during Operation Safe Driver Week held July 15-21 and coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). About 51,000 officers interacted with 113,000 drivers of commercial vehicles and cars

  • Volvo talks Vera at IAA

    September 20, 2018 3:56PM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Volvo Trucks used its press conference time at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover this week to talk more about its eye-popping Vera, the autonomous, electric vehicle that looks more like a driverless sports car than

  • Meritor rolls out Blue Horizon Brand in Europe

    September 20, 2018 3:53PM by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Blue is the new black. At least it is to Meritor. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany this week, Meritor rolled out its new Blue Horizon brand to Europe that encompasses its emerging platform

  • Allison reveals new 9-speed transmission

    September 20, 2018 6:23AM by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Allison Transmission unveiled its newest medium-duty 9-speed fully automatic transmission at the IAA Commericial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. The reveal marked the product’s global launch. The new transmission was designed for operations including distribution, pickup and

  • TTSAO to honor commercial driver instructors with new award

    September 20, 2018 3:45AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. —  The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced a new award to be presented annually to honor commercial driver instructors. The first ever TTSAO/Paybright Commercial Driving Instructor of the Year award will be presented to

  • Transcourt Tank Leasing names new VP of business development

    September 20, 2018 3:31AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing announced this week that Shawn Rogers has been named vice-president of business development for North America. Rogers has been a senior sales rep leader for more than 20 years in the transportation industry. Most recently,

  • ZF pledges to invest big bucks in electric and autonomous technologies

    September 19, 2018 9:15AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – ZF announced today at the IAA show that is planning to invest € 12 billion in e-mobility and autonomous driving in the next five years. According to Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Freidrichshafen, modern-day logistics is at

  • Goodyear rolls out most fuel-efficient tire yet at IAA

    September 19, 2018 4:28AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Goodyear launched its first-ever full silica tread compound tire at the IAA truck show in Germany. The new tire, called Fuelmax Performance, is what Goodyear says is its most fuel-efficient tire to date. The tire has hit

  • Pete Joy wins CVSN President’s Award

    September 18, 2018 2:36PM by Truck News

    SANTE FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries extends their congratulations to Pete Joy upon receiving the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) President’s Award this year. The award was presented on Monday, September 10 at the opening general session of the CVSN

  • Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 10:20AM by

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level

  • First-ever Recruitment & Resources Expo set for this Saturday

    September 13, 2018 11:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The inaugural Recruitment & Resources Expo is coming to the International Centre this Saturday, September 15. The show, aimed at addressing the industry’s significant workforce shortage, is taking place  from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are