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  • Meritor names CTO

    June 22, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  Meritor has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer. In this new position, effective immediately, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy,

  • Bendix names new president and CEO

    June 13, 2018 7:03AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne president and CEO, as well as a member of its executive board. Hawthorne will succeed outgoing president, CEO, and executive board member Berend Bracht, who is stepping down

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

  • DTNA oulines strategies for connectivity, automation and electrification

    June 6, 2018 4:49PM by James Menzies

    Company’s vision is to be world’s leader in electric trucks

  • News Technology

    Daimler to open automated truck R&D center

    June 6, 2018 2:23PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center, which will be located at its new headquarters in Portland, Ore. The new center will be dedicated to further developing automated driving technology,

  • Shell’s Starship achieves 178.4 ton-miles per gallon

    June 5, 2018 4:33PM by Sonia Straface

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a six-day, 2,300-mile journey across the United States, Shell’s Starship lived up to its tagline of being ‘super fuel-efficient’ by putting up major numbers on its run. The truck, developed collaboratively with Shell Lubricants and AirFlow

  • Fleet Safety Council announces date, details for 2018 conference

    June 1, 2018 11:09AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Fleet Safety Council has revealed details for its upcoming Annual Educational Conference. The conference, scheduled for October 19, 2018 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation,  will bring together fleet safety professionals from the truck, bus,

  • Michelin outlines plans for sustainable tire development

    May 31, 2018 10:07AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – By 2048, Michelin is aiming to make its tires fully recyclable, and will construct them from 80% renewable and recycled materials. The company made the announcement at its Movin’ On conference on sustainable mobility here. Michelin says

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    Truck-Lite recognized for innovation

    May 17, 2018 6:55AM by Truck News

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has received an innovation award from Buffalo Business First, during its 2018 Manufacturing Awards ceremony. It was one of three companies to receive an innovation award. “It is always an honor to be recognized for our

  • SafetyDriven awards seven trucking companies

    May 15, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Seven transportation companies have been honored by SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C. – with Bison Transport accepting the Health and Safety Innovation Award for its leadership. The recognition is for the companies’ commitment to keeping

  • Full speed ahead for B.C. trucking industry

    May 12, 2018 6:52PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The trucking industry is thriving in B.C., with recent growth around 5%, and expected to remain at that level, which is well above the national average. That’s according to Helmut Pastrick, chief economist for Central 1 Credit

  • OTA Cross-Border Council to talk Gordie Howe Bridge, border management

    May 10, 2018 10:47AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Attendees can look forward to talk about cross-border trucking and the Gordie Howe Bridge at this year’s OTA Council Summit scheduled for June 20. According to organizers, the Cross-Border Council session will be exploring the increasing use

  • Day & Ross Dedicated Logistics wins GM award

    May 10, 2018 9:22AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Day & Ross Dedicated Logistics was named a Global Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year Awards Ceremony held in Orlando, Fla. on April 20. GM recognized 132 of

  • NACFE releases first Guidance Report on electric vehicles

    May 2, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Commercial battery electric vehicles (CBEVs) are a polarizing topic in the trucking industry — and it’s part of the reason why The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) chose this as the topic in its

  • DTNA shakes up senior leadership team

    April 26, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced three high-level appointments in its manufacturing and remanufacturing operations. Brian Lewallen has accepted the position of president of Detroit Reman. He will be responsible for developing and executing innovative solutions