Truck News

  • Kenworth gives out Dealer Awards

    March 1, 2017 9:33AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth doled out its Dealer Awards to its best dealers in Canada and the US  recently. The awards were given out at its recent dealer meeting in Indian Wells, California. Kenworth Montréal received its first-ever Gold Award

  • Valley Equipment opens new Salisbury dealership

    October 11, 2016 12:36PM by Truck News

    SALISBURY, N.B. – Utility Trailer has announced the opening of a new full-service dealership, Valley Equipment in Salisbury. “We broke ground on our new facility in Salisbury last September, and it replaces the Moncton location,” said Peter Cook, president of

  • Paccar recognizes Canadian dealers

    October 6, 2016 11:22AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. — Paccar announced the winners of its Parts Dealers awards at its 2016 Parts and Service Meeting in Orlando, Fla this week and among them were some Canadian Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers. Dealers were awarded for their outstanding achievements

  • Langley RCMP looking for Good Samaritan truck driver

    September 6, 2016 10:28AM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Langley RCMP are looking for a man named Earl after the truck driver pulled over his semi to help an injured officer. Labeled as one of two Good Samaritans, Earl stopped his truck the morning of Aug.

  • Smego to lead Canadian and Midwest US sales efforts for Pressure Systems

    August 29, 2016 6:08PM by Truck West

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tom Smego is the new sales director for Canada and the US Midwest for tire inflation system company Pressure Systems International, leading the sales efforts for fleets and supporting dealers and OEMs from Chicago, Ill. Smego

  • In conversation with Daimler leader Wolfgang Bernhard

    July 28, 2016 2:45PM by Oliver Dixon

    STUTTGART, Germany — North America has proved a disappointing truck market so far this year with the most recent Class 8 intake standing at a multi-year low. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Board of Management and responsible for Daimler AG’s

  • Volvo delivers 100,000th truck with I-Shift

    April 7, 2016 9:43AM by Sonia Straface

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America hit a milestone recently as it delivered its 100,000th truck equipped with its I-Shift automated manual transmission. The truck was a Volvo VNL 670 model and it was presented to Watkins & Shepard

  • News Equipment

    Truck writers deem Eaton Procision top technical achievement

    March 4, 2016 9:47AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eaton Corporation’s Procision Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA). The award was presented during the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

  • News Equipment

    Canadian Kenworth dealers recognized

    February 19, 2016 12:32PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Montreal and Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario recently received Silver Awards from the truck maker. The awards were presented at the company’s annual dealer meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif. Pape Kenworth, which operates a

  • Safety record a bright spot for Mullen in 2015

    February 11, 2016 7:05PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Last year was one to forget for trucking companies serving the oil patch and 2016 is looking equally tenuous, but if there was a bright spot for Mullen Group it was the performance of its trucking/logistics companies,

  • News Equipment

    TWNA names top five technical achievements of 2015

    January 19, 2016 6:42AM by Truck News

    Trucking industry writers and editors have named the top five technical achievements of 2015. The winner of the Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award will be announced at the Industry Awards Luncheon at the Technology & Maintenance Council

  • OTA recognizes those reaching their 25 or 50 year mark in the industry

    November 13, 2015 2:19PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Brian Kurtz of Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. was inducted into the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Half-Century Club last week for his 50 years of service in the industry. Several other professionals were welcomed into the OTA’s Pioneer

  • News Equipment

    New converter dolly automatically narrows trailer gap at highway speeds

    February 16, 2015 3:37PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Silver Eagle has come out with a converter dolly that automatically telescopes at highway speeds to reduce the gap between trailers. Testing has shown a fuel savings of 2.5% can be delivered by the new T-Dolly. It

  • Trailers wanted

    December 16, 2014 1:16PM by James Menzies

    Everyone wants new trailers. Here’s why that is both good and bad news for your trucking business.

  • Bridgestone opens new tire plant

    November 21, 2014 10:57AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas has added 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new plant in South Carolina. Located in Aiken, the facility was designed to manufacture giant, off-road, radial tires for heavy haul