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    Meritor introduces lighter-weight axles

    March 2, 2016 10:50AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Meritor introduced a lighter-weight MFS+ steer axle and 13X drive axle at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The MFS+ steer axle for linehaul applications is about 85 lbs lighter, thanks to a new gooseneck beam

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    Cummins stretches DPF cleaning intervals, offers new extended protection plan

    February 1, 2016 11:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins has extended the cleaning intervals on its diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and introduced a new Encore Xtra protection plan for certain engines. The new offerings lower total cost of ownership and enhance residual value for Cummins

  • Quebec’s Groupe Morneau purchases Total Cold Storage

    December 11, 2015 11:06AM by Truck News

    ANJOU, Que. – Quebec transport and distribution company Groupe Morneau finalized the acquisition of Total Cold Storage Dec. 8, expanding the company’s ability to provide services and integrated solutions in the transportation and logistics industries in Eastern Canada. “The food

  • Manitoulin Transport opens new location in Winnipeg

    November 3, 2015 9:34AM by Truck News

      WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has opened a new transportation terminal in Winnipeg next to its formal terminal which is now closed. The new terminal supports the company’s growth in Western Canada, Manitoulin said. “This

  • Peterbilt launches new Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program

    October 7, 2015 10:09AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas –  Peterbilt recently introduced its new Red Oval program in both Canada and the US that provides customers with exclusive certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers – complete with a

  • Expert weighs in on dealing with mental illness in the workplace

    September 17, 2015 7:20AM by Sonia Straface

    TRURO, N.S. – Keeping its promise of having more informative seminars throughout the year, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) held its first Atlantic educational seminar earlier this week in Truro, Nova Scotia. The council teamed up with

  • Dicom buys Eastern Connection

    September 10, 2015 9:37AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Dicom Transportation Group announced earlier this week that it has acquired Eastern Connection, an asset-light provider of B2B pick-up and delivery services. According to Dicom, the acquisition expands the company’s regional overnight parcel network in the Northeast

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    Volvo, Mack introduce pre-paid maintenance plans

    August 10, 2015 10:31AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo and Mack have introduced new pre-paid preventive maintenance plans in an effort to help customers reduce their operating costs. The maintenance plans cover all model year 2011 and newer Mack and Volvo trucks, powered by Mack

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    Caterpillar ends truck deal with Navistar; will bring production in-house

    July 28, 2015 6:09PM by James Menzies

    Navistar says it will launch a competitive severe-service vocational truck next year

  • Cheetah Chassis adds Transport Trailer Sales to dealer network

    June 23, 2015 9:59AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – Cheetah Chassis announced today that it has added Transport Trailer Sales to its dealer network. Transport Trailer is now authorized to sell and service Cheetah Chassis throughout Ontario, Canada.  “We are extremely pleased to welcome Transport Trailer

  • Manitoulin buys Ridsdale Transport, becomes Saskatchewan’s largest logistics provider

    May 5, 2015 4:02PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Manitoulin Group of Companies has acquired Ridsdale Transport of Saskatoon, Sask., the company announced today. The new purchase makes Manitoulin Saskatchewan’s largest transportation and logistics provider. “We have had our eye on Saskatchewan for coverage improvement for

  • THD acquires Claude Roussel Transport

    April 14, 2015 11:34AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – THD has announced the acquisition of Claude Roussel Transport earlier this week. The company claims the recent purchase will allow customers of Claude Roussel Transport to benefit from the increased coverage in Quebec and Ontario, and allows

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    Peterbilt offering free extended warranty on trucks financed by Paccar

    April 2, 2015 6:49AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Buy a new Peterbilt from dealer inventory over the next year, finance it through Paccar Financial and you’ll get a free extended warranty. That’s the offer from Peterbilt, on trucks purchased before March 31, 2016. Trucks must

  • Bestpass rolls out new Horizon transponder, expands tolling network

    March 30, 2015 9:17AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Bestpass introduced its new Horizon transponder last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show. “We’re deploying the Horizon transponder so fleets and owner-operators will no longer have to manage, maintain and pay for up to ten different transponders in

  • News Equipment

    Eaton improves efficiency of automated transmissions, expands Fuller Advantage line

    March 27, 2015 11:48AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eaton has enhanced its automated transmissions to save more fuel, by disengaging the driveline when the truck is on a slight downhill grade and dropping engine speed to idle. Eaton claims doing so improves fuel economy by