Truck News

  • 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

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    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

  • 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,