Truck News

  • TFI International acquires Schilli

    February 26, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International today announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of TFI International has acquired Schilli Corporation, a business that specializes in the transportation of dry and liquid bulk and offers dedicated fleet solutions and other value-add services throughout the Midwest,

  • Omnitracs partners with Red Hat to enhance capabilities of Omnitracs One

    February 25, 2019 6:39PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs is collaborating with Red Hat to further develop its Omnitracs One platform. Kicking off its annual Outlook User Conference in Dallas today, Omnitracs said Red Hat’s domain expertise in open source and cloud-native solutions will pair

  • News Equipment

    DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

    February 15, 2019 11:00AM by James Menzies

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,

  • FTR: 2019 will be ‘good, strong year’

    February 15, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 2019 is panning out to be a “good strong year” for trucking. That’s according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who spoke during this month’s State of Freight webinar on Feb. 14. “Overall, our outlook

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

  • GTI buys Precision Specialized Division

    February 11, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – GTI Transport Solution has announced it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division, a division of Precision Truck Lines. Precision Specialized focuses on open-deck and heavy-haul transportation, which are also the specialties of GTI Transport Solution. All employees and

  • Phillips Connect Technologies buys IoT partner

    February 8, 2019 9:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has announced its acquisition of Connected Holdings, an Internet of Things intelligent services provider. PCT is working to develop intelligent trailers that will integrate info on component health, early fault notifications,

  • Mullen Group’s trucking segment achieves record revenue

    February 7, 2019 1:51PM by Truck News

    But “market meltdown” in oil and gas sector leads to $100-million impairment

  • Day & Ross expands executive team

    February 1, 2019 8:36AM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. — Day & Ross has announced some changes to its organization this week. “These key leadership roles and organizational changes are part of our strategy to improve our customer experience and grow our business,” said William Doherty, CEO. “These

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear experimenting with soybean oil in tire production

    January 29, 2019 4:22PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Goodyear is working towards replacing conventional oil with soybean oil in production of some its truck tires. The company is already producing several consumer tires with soybean oil, which offers performance benefits in cold weather. Mike Kerns,

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear rolls out new products

    January 29, 2019 4:05PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Two new regional haul tires, an e-commerce platform for commercial tire buyers, and updates on Tire Optix were among the announcements made by Goodyear at its No Limits customer conference. The new tires and e-commerce platform were

  • Goodyear boss discusses tire industry ‘inflection points’

    January 29, 2019 1:00PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – The tire industry is facing several “inflection points,” and facing disruptive forces that must not be ignored. That was the message from Rich Kramer, chairman, CEO and president of Goodyear, when speaking to more than 2,000 dealers

  • Omnitracs names new chief product officer

    January 29, 2019 10:07AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs today announced the appointment of Paul Nagy as chief product officer (CPO). In this role, Nagy will be responsible for defining overall product strategy, and delivery across the entire product portfolio. “As Omnitracs enters its next

  • Canada’s heavy-duty aftermarket reached $4 billion in 2018

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The aftermarket serving Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers reached $4 billion in 2018, and the growth even took the analysts at MacKay and Co. by surprise. The market swelled 7.2% year over year when compared

  • News Equipment

    Record-setting year for trailer orders, production, comes to end

    January 28, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. trailer industry set new records for net orders and production in 2018, but orders slid sequentially for the third month in a row in December. December saw 28,000 orders, according to ACT Research’s State of