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  • Accuride extends warranty on Gunite automatic slack adjusters

    March 18, 2015 1:26PM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has extended the standard warranty on its Gunite automatic slack adjusters to six years/one million miles. The company says this is the industry’s best standard warranty for automatic slack adjusters. The Gunite standard and Gunite 2000

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    Extended warranty available on medium-duty Kenworths financed by Paccar

    February 25, 2015 1:44PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has announced the availability of an extended warranty program on Classes 5-7 trucks purchased in Canada and financed through Paccar Financial. The trucks now qualify for a two-year/320,000-km basic vehicle extended warranty when the purchase is

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    Navistar says OnCommand Connection saving fleets money

    February 19, 2015 12:08PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Navistar showcased its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics platform at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings this week. It is the industry’s only open architecture, all-makes platform, providing fleets with complete coverage. OnCommand Connection has been on the

  • Kenworth, Paccar team up to offer Class 8 Extended Warranty Program

    February 12, 2015 9:12AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth and Paccar are now offering an extended warranty programs for its Canadian customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 8 trucks though Paccar Financial. The program allows customers to receive a 3-year/480,000 km basic vehicle extended warranty.

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    Four takeaways from Navistar’s Analyst Day

    February 5, 2015 10:27PM by James Menzies

    LISLE, Ill. — On Wednesday, Navistar held its first Analyst Day since February 2012, when the previous regime was still steadfastly defending its EGR-only emissions strategy. The hosting of an Analyst Day this year, and the debut of a new

  • Bestpass achieves record growth, eyes Canadian expansion

    January 28, 2015 8:25AM by Truck News

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Expansion into the Canadian market helped toll management company Bestpass to achieve record growth in 2014. It added more than 500 new accounts over the year and saw a 40% increase in service revenue. It also formed

  • Meritor launches new campaign to help wounded veterans

    January 27, 2015 4:40PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Meritor has launched a new charity and marketing initiative called Shoes for Soldiers that is aimed to help wounded veterans get back on their feet to become leaders in business and their communities. The company announced

  • Westport snaps up alt-fuel company

    December 3, 2014 9:54AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Westport Innovations Inc. has picked up a European company known for its expertise in direct injection liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) technology. The company acquired Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. for €12.2 million (US$15.1 million). Prins, which is based

  • Kriska-Mullen deal closes

    December 1, 2014 7:42PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group and Kriska Group have officially closed the deal announced earlier this year, which will see the formation of jointly held Kriska Transportation Group. Under terms of the deal, Mullen will receive a 30% stake in the

  • Mullen Group buys Gardewine

    November 24, 2014 7:26PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group announced today an agreement to purchase Manitoba-based Gardewine Group, one of the largest privately-owned transportation companies in Canada. The deal is valued at $172 million, which will be paid in cash. Included are: Gardewine North,

  • Dicom expands into US with acquisition of Time Logistics Couriers

    November 11, 2014 8:22AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Dicom Transportation Group has announced its expansion into the US with the acquisition of Georgia-based Time Logistics Couriers. Time Logistics is an asset-free provider of third-party logistics services. It operates a national network of agents and 12

  • Panel talks regulations at STA annual meeting

    October 26, 2014 10:24PM by Sonia Straface

    SASKATOON, Sask. — Rules and regulations were all the rage during the Saskatchewan Trucking Association’s 77th Annual General Meeting and Gala. The day began with a panel of experts who talked rules and regulations in the province and what the

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    Hino throws party to celebrate 40 years in Canada

    October 26, 2014 12:51AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Hino had more than one reason to celebrate last week when it marked its 40th year in Canada. It was also recognizing new milestones achieved by the company within the past year. “Last year we achieved number one

  • Despite lack of 15L engine, natural gas suppliers still optimistic about fuel’s future

    October 21, 2014 10:36AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — The current lack of a 15-litre natural gas engine has stalled growth in the heavy-duty trucking segment, but speakers at the Natural Gas Vehicles Canada conference here today said they’re still optimistic about the potential for natural

  • ‘The Americans are coming,’ Kriska’s Mark Seymour warns

    October 15, 2014 10:09AM by James Menzies

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