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  • Bendix Kentucky plant to get $65-million upgrade

    September 6, 2019 12:23PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) broke ground Friday on a 130,000-square-foot expansion of its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The $65-million addition to the BSFB plant will increase air disc brake production capacity to keep

  • Transportation minister marks Trucking Week

    September 5, 2019 1:30PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — Ontario’s transportation minister joined executives of the Ontario Trucking Association on Thursday in celebrating the National Trucking Week. Caroline Mulroney visited the Milton, Ont., offices of One for Freight – the home of OTA chairman David Carruth.

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    Class 8 truck market ‘at a turning point’: FTR

    September 5, 2019 11:07AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders in Auust were 80% lower than a year ago, but up 4% from July, according to preliminary data from FTR. Orders totaled 10,400 units, and have been averaging 11,000 per month since May. FTR says OEMs

  • News Equipment

    Nikola names strategic investors

    September 5, 2019 10:49AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Corporation has revealed Bosch and Hanwha as strategic investors who have collectively invested more than US$230 million into the company. Both companies have invested at least US$100 million, Nikola announced. Bosch has been an “instrumental partner,”

  • Continental names Mercer western sales manager

    September 4, 2019 2:10PM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Tiremaker Continental has named Gary P. Mercer western sales manager to oversee the company’s aftermarket program for the traditional warehouse distributor network. Mercer will work with all of Continental aftermarket product lines including TPMS sensors and service

  • Volvo improves quality with 3D printing technology

    September 4, 2019 1:52PM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is using 3D printing technology extensively to produce tools and fixtures at its New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Va., the company announced Wednesday. All trucks for the North American market are

  • Rush Truck Centres acquires Archer Truck Services

    September 4, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Rush Truck Centres of Canada has acquired Archer Truck Services of St. Catharines, Ont., the two companies announced Wednesday. A full-service dealership offering parts, sales and service, Archer Truck also operates a facility in Welland, Ont. “With

  • Navistar subsidiary Fleetrite Parts opens more stores

    September 4, 2019 8:49AM by Truck News

    BOULDER, Col. –Fleetrite Parts has marked its 50th anniversary by announcing the opening of six new retail locations – five in North America and one in Latin America. Fleetrite is Navistar International’s aftermarket truck and bus parts brand. The company

  • Lisa Kelly: From tomboy to celebrity trucker

    September 4, 2019 7:26AM by Abdul Latheef

    DALLAS, Texas – In an episode of Ice Road Truckers, Lisa Kelly jumps off her moving 22-wheeler to save herself as the ice begins to splinter on a remote Alaskan highway. That is the only way truckers can make a

  • EnTrans expands presence in Canada

    September 3, 2019 2:52PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – U.S. tank trailer maker EnTrans International has signed a new distributor, Transcourt Inc. of Oakville, Ont., for its Heil Trailer and Polar Tank Trailer brands, expanding its presence in Canada, the company said Tuesday. Transcourt has been

  • Truck drivers exempt from Labour Code changes

    September 3, 2019 1:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s trucking industry appears to have secured a reprieve from wide-reaching changes to the Canada Labour Code, which took effect Sept. 1, but many questions remain. A need to give federally regulated workers 96 hours of written

  • News Equipment

    Utility Trailer says jury confirmed trailers without side underride guards are not defective

    September 3, 2019 1:10PM by Truck News

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Utility Trailer says a jury has confirmed its trailers manufactured without side underride guards are not defective. However, the trailer manufacturer was still found 45% liable for a crash that saw a crash victim’s family

  • Capital Gear appoints director of corporate development

    September 3, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Capital Gear has named Joe Herauf director of corporate development, a newly created role. Herauf has more than 35 years of sales, operations and strategy development experience. “He will utilize this experience in developing and executing strategies

  • East names Kenney director of national fleet sales

    September 3, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio – Aluminum trailermaker East Manufacturing has promoted Douglas Kenney to director of national fleet Sales. In his new position, Kenney will continue to be responsible for fleet sales in North America while enhancing East’s position as an industry

  • ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest is underway

    September 3, 2019 9:29AM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nominations are now open for this year’s Best Fleets to Drive For survey and competition, organized by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge. Now in its 12th year, the contest evaluates and identifies those employers who provide