Truck News

  • Accuride expands distribution network

    December 28, 2017 8:59AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has announced the expansion of its North American distribution network, which it says will improve lead times. The expansion provides targeted customer coverage in key regional markets, and offers aftermarket customers the full range of Accuride

  • Manitoulin Transport buys Alberta’s Duckering’s Transport

    December 4, 2017 2:41PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Duckering’s Transport. Duckering’s is a less than truckload (LTL) service provider from Red Deer, Alta. Manitoulin says the acquisition builds on its many previous investments in Western Canada in recent years and further

  • DTNA adds Class 8 and 6 Freightliner 360 trucks to Mexican market

    November 15, 2017 12:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its game in the Mexican market, announcing the release of two new Freightliner 360 trucks. The Class 8 2528 and Class 6 1217 join the Class 4 715, which was

  • Product Transportation

    Stemco introduces five-year aftermarket wheel end warranty

    October 26, 2017 9:25AM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Texas  – Stemco announced a new aftermarket five-year Platinum Performance System (PPS) wheel end warranty. Previously only available as a three-year package, both three- and five-year warranties extend PPS wheel end coverage with unlimited mileage for tractors and trailers.

  • C.A.T. takes over SLH Transport, tripling capacity

    October 1, 2017 11:39AM by Truck News

    COTEAU-DU-LAC, Que. – C.A.T. has tripled its fleet size with the acquisition of Kingston, Ont.-based SLH Transport, the company announced Sept. 29. “We have been looking for an opportunity like this since the acquisition of Group Express Groupex Inc. in

  • News Equipment

    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

  • WSIB raises 2018 premium rates for trucking

    September 21, 2017 2:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The WSIB announced the 2018 premium rates today at its annual general meeting and general trucking (RG570) and courier services (RG577) will see increases. General trucking rates will go up 3.7% (from $6.72 to $6.97) and couriers

  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was

  • The Guarantee, NAL Insurance announce partnership

    July 26, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Guarantee Company of North America and NAL Insurance has partnered together to offer customers of the innovative Guarantee Transportation Solution (GTS) a comprehensive Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage alternative for owner-operators. The partnership, effective

  • Drivewyze named Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year

    July 18, 2017 2:22PM by Truck News

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. —   Frost & Sullivan announced today that Drivewyze Inc. is the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. “Drivewyze aptly addressed the shortcomings of existing transponder-based weigh station bypass systems, which

  • Accuride shakes up sales and marketing division

    June 26, 2017 1:42PM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corporation announced today that it has realigned its sales and marketing organization in an effort to better support the needs of its global customers following its recent acquisition of KIC LLC. According to Accuride, the new

  • Winnipeg open-deck transportation company joins Daseke

    May 1, 2017 5:57PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Big Freight Systems, a Winnipeg-based, open-deck specialized transportation company, has merged with Texas’ Daseke. The Schilli Companies has also joined Daseke, the largest owner and a consolidator of open deck specialized transportation solutions in North American, which

  • Natural gas Class 8 retail sales off to healthy start: ACT Research

    April 21, 2017 2:53PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind.  – US and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a good start to 2017, thanks to mostly refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released by

  • Speedy Transport, Estes Express Lines join forces

    April 19, 2017 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Speedy Transport Group announced today that it has entered a relationship with Estes Express Lines, where it will handle Estes’ freight in Eastern Canada. Speedy Transport will be providing line-haul services for Estes’ freight to Eastern Canada

  • Bestpass offers program for leased trucks, eyes Canadian expansion

    March 23, 2017 12:08PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass is coming out with a toll management service for leased vehicles. Its leased equipment toll solution (LETS) allows leasing companies to seamlessly rebill the lessee and transfer transponders from lease provider to customer accounts and back. The