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  • News Equipment

    Western Star seeing growth, thanks to introduction of 4700

    September 11, 2014 5:18PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Western Star may control just 2.6% of the North American Class 8 market, but it’s feeling pretty good about itself these days. The truck maker has seen its net orders increase by about 50% year-to-date in

  • VIPAR gets Power

    January 8, 2014 9:33AM by Truck News

    CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — VIPAR Heavy Duty, an Illinois-based aftermarket truck parts distribution network, has acquired Power Heavy Duty, a parts buying network based in Pearland, Texas.

  • Feature Transportation

    Caravan rebrands, launches new Web site

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Caravan Logistics has a new name and look. The company has been rebranded Caravan Group of Companies as part of a rebranding effort aimed at bringing Caravan’s complementary operating units under one corporate umbrella.

  • Caravan announces rebranding initiative, new Web site

    November 27, 2013 3:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Caravan Logistics has a new name and look. The company has been rebranded Caravan Group of Companies as part of a rebranding effort aimed at bringing Caravan’s complementary operating units under one corporate umbrella.

  • Feature Transportation

    Meritor embraces “fast food-type” model for parts pilot project

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – It’s just like Domino’s Pizza: service within a certain window of time, or you get compensated. Except it isn’t pizza that is being delivered in this case; it’s remanufactured components to help your…

  • Feature Transportation

    Expect more, again

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by By: Lou Smyrlis

    Ten years ago, when I first wrote in this space for Truck News after being appointed editorial director, I wrote that “In a business climate as turbulent and as quickly changing as today’s, to stand still is to fall behind.”

  • Product Transportation

    Meritor embraces “fast food-type” model for parts pilot project

    September 24, 2013 11:36AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — It’s just like Domino’s Pizza: service within a certain window, or you get compensation. Except that it isn’t pizza being delivered, it’s remanufactured components such as differentials and drive…

  • COMPETITION WATCH: Mullen buys Jay’s Moving & Storage

    May 16, 2013 9:31PM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. — Mullen Group announced today the acquisition of Jay’s Moving & Storage in a deal expected to close on June 1.

  • LEADERS: Wes Armour on shipper expectations and the need for flexibility

    May 2, 2013 9:17PM by Truck News

    Q: What do shippers expect from their carrier partners during the current economic growth phase?

  • Cummins reorganizes engine divisions

    March 20, 2013 6:34AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins has reorganized its engine division, bringing all its engine products from 2.8- to 15-litre, under one umbrella.

  • Feature Transportation

    Late for the party

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    The stunning collapse in the value of many Internet companies near the turn of the century – known as the burst of the “dot-com bubble” – had far-reaching consequences, with many still being felt to this day. The most…

  • Feature Transportation

    Walk this way

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    There’s an old adage that says a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. I took that first step last fall, and as of mid-January I’d hiked over 780 kms, and placed one foot in front of the other no less than 1,319,418…

  • Trimble buys ALK Technologies

    January 4, 2013 1:24PM by Truck News

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trimble this week announced it has acquired ALK Technologies, a provider of routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies.

  • Feature Transportation

    Parkway project dump truck drivers snub Teamsters…for now

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – About 140 dump truck drivers – both owner/operators and those working for small companies – seem resistant to an organizing drive by the local Teamsters union.

  • Product Transportation

    Mack applies integration to the support side of the business

    June 21, 2012 2:20PM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Building on its ‘Mack’s got your back’ campaign, Mack Trucks is now offering a new Complete Care service that provides preventive maintenance and periodic vehicle inspections as part of its Mack Pedigree…