Truck News

  • Product Transportation

    Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels

    July 22, 2016 8:27AM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish

  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated

    July 22, 2016 8:23AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global

  • TransForce posts Q2 results

    July 22, 2016 6:48AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.

  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks

    July 21, 2016 5:16PM by Sonia Straface

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the

  • Mullen Group positioning for oil and gas recovery

    July 21, 2016 4:19PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — The time has come to start preparing for a recovery in the oil and gas segment and to position Mullen Group for growth. That was a message from Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen to analysts during a

  • Mullen Group grows profits despite “pretty deep recession” in Alberta

    July 21, 2016 11:23AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group posted second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst expectations, even on shrinking trucking revenues. Total revenue came in at $247 million, down 13.3% from last year’s Q2. The oilfield services segment saw revenue drop by $31.7

  • Video Regulations

    Don’t Fight the ELD Mandate

    July 20, 2016 5:32PM by Brad Ling

    David Bradley tells attendees of the OTA Council Summit what small fleets are missing when they fight against the ELD mandate.

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders declined in June

    July 20, 2016 3:39PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer net orders fell 10% in June, to 11,900 units, according to the latest figures from FTR. Orders were 56% off last June’s pace, marking the weakest June since 2009. Elevated dry van cancellations were also noted.

  • P.S.I. inks distribution deal for new aero system

    July 20, 2016 1:30PM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has announced an investment in a new aerodynamic system from Plasma Stream Technologies. P.S.I. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma. The new system uses plasma actuator technology to reduce

  • Volvo names new senior v.p. of sales

    July 20, 2016 1:20PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester its new senior vice-president of sales. Lester will take over the new role Aug. 1 and will lead the North American regional sales organization. “Jeff has successfully served in

  • News Equipment

    Shell to bring PC-11 oils to market early

    July 19, 2016 11:41PM by James Menzies

    New category a proposal no more, Shell says, as it launches CK-4 engine oils

  • US truck tonnage declined in June

    July 19, 2016 3:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage dropped 1.5% in June, but was 2.1% stronger year-over-year, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The decrease followed a revised 2.9% gain in May. Year-to-date, tonnage is up

  • Home Hardware once again shines at Ontario championships

    July 18, 2016 4:10PM by James Menzies

    Shawn Matheson named Grand Champion after taking hotly contested tandem-tandem category

  • Feature Transportation

    How trucking eats its young

    July 18, 2016 1:30PM by Al Goodhall

    ‘Work the first two weeks without pay and then we’ll pay you 10 cents per mile while training.’ That was an offer made to a newly licensed driver by a potential employer. This information came to me through a trusted

  • Feature Transportation

    The formula for success as an O/O

    July 18, 2016 1:21PM by Mark Lee

    Over the past couple of years I have helped a few friends transition from company driver to owner/operator. As strange as it may sound, it all started because of an ear infection. I was due to fly to Kenworth in