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  • Volvo truck plant in Virginia to get $400M upgrade

    June 28, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group will invest $400 million over six years to upgrade the New River Valley, Va., plant that produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America, the company announced on Friday. The plan includes expansion of

  • Volvo marks 60 years of saving lives with seat belts

    June 27, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It was 60 years ago this year Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt while working at Volvo. Now a standard feature in all vehicles, the seat belt is seen as the world´s most important

  • Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

    June 19, 2019 10:22AM by Truck News

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his

  • Women In Trucking names new chairwoman

    June 19, 2019 9:02AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has welcomed in a new board of directors. The new change came from the associations annual general meeting. Laura Roan Hays, regional sales manager, Great Dane is the new chairwoman of the

  • UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

    June 13, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021

  • Atlantic Truck Show attracts thousands of truck enthusiasts

    June 12, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Thousands of truck enthusiasts and exhibitors gathered at the Moncton Coliseum Complex on June 7 and 8 for the largest trucking and transportation event, the Atlantic Truck Show. The show featured a wide variety of exhibitors, as

  • FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

    June 10, 2019 10:40AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform

  • P.S.I. announces personnel changes

    June 3, 2019 8:11AM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S. I.) has recently made significant personnel appointments. Craig Smith has been hired as marketing manager. Smith will lead marketing aspects for both its CV and RV businesses, focusing on the technical aspects

  • Meritor to acquire AxleTech

    May 8, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced today that it is set to acquire AxleTech for approximately $175 million in cash, adjusted for changes in working capital at closing and subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. AxleTech’s offerings include a

  • TRP celebrates 25 years in business

    May 8, 2019 7:41AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. –  TRP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this May. “Over the last 25 years, TRP all-makes replacement parts have consistently delivered the value our customers expect,” said Chris Scheel, Paccar Parts senior director of marketing. “TRP products are

  • Kinedyne names new vice-president, sales and marketing

    May 7, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne announced today that it has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice-president, sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial,

  • Dayton Parts relocates corporate headquarters

    April 22, 2019 3:16PM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. – Dayton Parts today announced the company has completed the relocation of its corporate headquarters and distribution center to Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania. The move was made to support the company’s continued growth, as well as to consolidate strategic functions to

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

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    Mack not concerned with slowing truck orders

    April 11, 2019 12:25PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Slowing Class 8 truck order intake is not a concern to Mack Trucks, according to Roy Horton, director of product strategy, who spoke at an Expocam press conference April 11. “It’s not an alarming issue at this