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  • Phillips Connect Technologies names new business development manager

    August 2, 2018 11:39AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has hired intermodal industry veteran Cliff Creech as its business development manager. In his new position, Creech will primarily guide product and business development efforts for ChassisNet. “Cliff is a thought leader

  • Trimble Transportation announces executive promotions

    July 30, 2018 1:12PM by Truck News

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble Transportation today announced three executive leadership appointments.These moves include the promotions of Mark Botticelli to chief technology officer, transportation and Keith Mader to vice-president of analytics, transportation. Trent Lezer will assume the role of senior vice-president

  • Research points to hydrogen electric trucks as best option for the future

    July 25, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – A research group from the University of Calgary believes the future of freight in Alberta will be heavily reliant on the use of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. With growing concerns over the environmental impact of greenhouse

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    Wabco opens new Customer Care Center

    July 25, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS Mich. – Wabco has opened its first North America Customer Care Center, which will support all the products the company offers here. The company says it has significantly expanded its product offerings through four acquisitions in North America.

  • Mack Granite model now available with Lytx pre-wire option

    July 18, 2018 7:02PM by Sonia Straface

    FONTANA, Calif. –  Mack Trucks announced today that its popular Granite model is now available with a pre-wire option for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and Lytx Video Services. The announcement, made during a ride and drive event here, comes just

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    Alliance Truck Parts vows to become industry’s leading value parts supplier

    July 17, 2018 7:16PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Alliance Truck Parts wants to become the industry’s leading truck parts provider, and it has a plan to get there. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president, aftermarket, with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), said Alliance will bolster its presence

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    New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

    July 17, 2018 5:00PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first

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    Eaton forms new eMobility business

    July 4, 2018 3:45PM by James Menzies

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Eaton is banking on an electric future for trucking and has formed a new eMobility business to provided the industry with a wide range of electric power solutions. Most famous for its transmissions, Eaton is also well

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    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • Trail King names new director of international market development

    June 27, 2018 1:04AM by Truck News

    MITCHELL, S.D. – Trail King Industries announced this week that Mike Heschke is the company’s new director of international market development, a newly created position to support the ongoing growth of Trail King with the addition of the Goldhofer product

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    Breadner now carrying Hyundai Translead trailers

    June 25, 2018 11:32AM by James Menzies

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has announced it will be offering the full line of Hyundai Translead trailers. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, said the company was seeking a highly customizable trailer offering for the Ontario market. “The Mississauga

  • Meritor names CTO

    June 22, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  Meritor has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer. In this new position, effective immediately, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy,

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 11:50AM by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According