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  • U.S. shippers feeling the pinch

    February 22, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. are experiencing tight capacity and higher trucking prices, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index remained in negative territory at -8.8 in December, unchanged from November’s reading. “The question

  • Volvo says automation won’t displace drivers

    February 22, 2018 9:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) says its work towards automation will focus on safety and the driver, and it has created videos to highlight its efforts in this area. Volvo says the rapid advancement of automation can

  • Canada’s spot market freight volumes reach record high

    February 21, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reports that January spot market load volumes on its LoadLink load board reached an all-time high. Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81% year-over-year and 41% compared to December 2017.

  • U.S. turnaround underway: TFI’s Bedard

    February 21, 2018 8:12AM by James Menzies

    TFI International expects improvements in U.S. truckload, P&C segments

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    Navistar recognizes top suppliers

    February 16, 2018 12:03PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 32 of its top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. The winners represent the top 2% of Navistar’s supply base. “We are delighted to acknowledge our best suppliers with the elite Diamond Supplier Award,” said David

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    Trailer orders remain strong in January

    February 16, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – January net trailer orders were in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data from FTR. If those numbers hold when final numbers are reported, FTR says it will be the first time

  • Delmar acquires Cobrac Brazil

    February 15, 2018 10:00PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canadian logistics company Delmar International has acquired Cobrac Brazil. The company says the purchase will help to shore up their South American presence under the newly branded Delmar International Logistica S.A, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cobrac

  • Cummins promotes Rob Neitzke

    February 15, 2018 7:53PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins announced today that Rob Neitzke is the new executive director of Cummins’ On-Highway North American Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Business. Neitzke was formerly the leader of the Cummins Westport joint venture which designs, builds and sells

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    Peterbilt unveils driver-inspired UltraLoft sleeper

    February 15, 2018 3:18PM by James Menzies

    More storage, a flat floor, and additional headroom are among the benefits

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and

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    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

  • Detroit DD8 engine set to please vocational market

    February 6, 2018 3:56PM by Sonia Straface

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Truck production of the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine began on Feb. 5 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today. The DD8 is the latest addition to Detroit’s powertrain portfolio, and was prompted into production at

  • Tallman Group wins International Truck Presidential Award

    February 6, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group announced today that it has received the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2017, honors the top seven per cent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in