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  • 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,

  • News Technology

    Bendix opens technical center in Mexico

    February 8, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Bendix has opened a new 7,800 sq.-ft. technical center in Monterrey, Mexico. The site will be used to drive research and development across Bendix’s line of products. The engineering team there will work across the Bendix product

  • 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,

  • Kenworth names 2019 Service Council

    February 4, 2019 3:09PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Service Council. Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada serve on the council, and help promote service and product enhancements for The World’s Best trucks. Members of

  • Dana launches training academy, updates e-commerce platform

    January 31, 2019 4:40PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dana is taking to the internet to educate the commercial vehicle aftermarket, launching a Dana Aftermarket Training Academy that already includes an overview of axle nomenclature. The training resource guides users through a series of slides

  • HDAW says see ya, Las Vegas

    January 31, 2019 1:47PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LAS VEGAS, Nev – Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, traditionally hosted in Las Vegas, will be moving to Texas for its 15th annual conference in 2020. Next year’s event will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine,

  • Denso unveils value priced PowerEdge line, coming to Canada soon

    January 30, 2019 11:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Denso Products and Services Americas is extending its offerings in the U.S. aftermarket with a value-priced product line known as PowerEdge. Timelines have yet to be established for a Canadian rollout, but there are plans to

  • 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,

  • 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

  • International Trucks plans to build on a banner year

    January 23, 2019 2:49PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For International Trucks, 2018 was a banner year in the U.S. and Canada, and the company hopes to continue building on that success. “In Canada, it was phenomenal, we couldn’t keep up,” Joel Shaw, vocational sales

  • Enhancements to Western Star 4700 center on drivers, upfitters

    January 22, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News-West

    Company says it will continue to grow on its past success in Western Canada

  • News Equipment

    SAF-Holland buys PressureGuard

    January 21, 2019 2:46PM by Truck News

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – SAF-Holland has acquired a majority stake in trailer tire pressure management specialist, PressureGuard. The company says the acquisition adds a key element to its line, in advanced digital smart products for trailer applications. SAF-Holland now owns 51%

  • ATA hires new chief commercial officer

    January 15, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  The American Trucking Associations announced the hiring of Kevin J. Traver to serve as the organization’s chief commercial officer. In the newly created position, Traver will oversee membership sales and operations, product development and marketing for the

  • Meritor launches 22 electrification programs

    January 9, 2019 10:55AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor announced today that it has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that is expected to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. “These emission-free solutions offered under

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to