Truck News

  • U.S. driver turnover slowed in fourth quarter

    March 13, 2019 2:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell by 9% for large fleets in the fourth quarter of 2018, to 78%. That’s down 10% year-over-year. In 2018, the turnover at large fleets averaged 89%. At smaller carriers, the

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    Mack sees sleeper orders explode, adds two new products

    March 12, 2019 9:06AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mack Trucks saw orders for its sleeper tractors surge 221% last year, reinforcing a strong market acceptance for its new Mack Anthem. John Walsh, vice-president of marketing with Mack, said the sleeper truck industry as a whole

  • OOIDA fights back against underride guard legislation

    March 8, 2019 12:39PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is opposing legislation that would mandate underride guards on all sides of commercial motor vehicles over 10,000 lbs. The organization says the proposal would yield little, if any, safety benefits

  • Making the case for millennials

    March 7, 2019 7:29PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Millennials get a bad rap. They’re labelled as lazy, entitled narcissists who are always on their smartphones. But if you want to hire millennials into your business – and you should – you better forget about those

  • Utilimaster reveals electric and grocery delivery designs

    March 6, 2019 2:39PM by John G Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services’ Utilimaster brand introduced a trio of new vehicle platforms at the annual Work Truck Show – a pair of electric designs, and a body specifically developed for increasingly popular last-mile grocery deliveries.

  • Fuso going with gas in Class 5 cabover

    March 6, 2019 2:04PM by John G. Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is building on its commitment to gasoline engines with the first gasoline-powered Class 5 cabover in the marketplace — the FE 180 Gas. “Customers want gasoline and we see our competition, we

  • Navistar program to strengthen connections with TEMs

    March 6, 2019 12:41PM by John G. Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International has unveiled its new Diamond Partner program to establish closer connections to Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs). Support will include free access to Diamond Logic Builder software, engineering guidance, custom engineering support, and other resources to support

  • Ford introduces new F-600, Transit

    March 6, 2019 11:22AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ford announced at the Work Truck Show a new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab. The Class 5 truck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 22,000 lbs and rounds out Ford’s commercial vehicle line, which has

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders remained subdued in February

    March 5, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary Class 8 truck orders totaled 16,700 units in February, marking the second consecutive month of subdued orders. Orders were up 5% compared to January but down 58% year-over-year, FTR reported. January and February were the lowest

  • Power up

    March 5, 2019 3:13PM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

  • Conference addresses various modes of transportation to service Canada’s north

    March 5, 2019 11:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Accessing Canada’s northern communities is changing along with the region’s climate. With trucks traveling on ice roads and other cargo coming in by aircraft, additional ways to open northern communities to the south has never been more

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    Class 8 production to continue growth trend: Report

    February 28, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel will remain the dominant power source, according to a new report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine

  • Kenworth Maska of Quebec wins 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award

    February 27, 2019 2:30PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Maska has won the coveted 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego. “Kenworth Maska and our employees are dedicated

  • Canada’s spot market records strong January

    February 27, 2019 11:35AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market recorded a robust start to 2019, improving upon a noticeable decline in freight market activity in the last quarter of 2018. The return of available workers, post-holidays, was a contributor to

  • Getting Canadian and U.S. ELD mandates to mesh

    February 26, 2019 7:29PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – The Canadian ELD mandate is fast coming down the pike, and one area where it could differ from the U.S. rule may impact carriers and device manufacturers south of the border. Providing an ELD update during the