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    Electric trucks to become more prominent: ACT Research

    August 8, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – More than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035, according to a report from ACT Research. The study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, concludes that commercial electric vehicles will grow from

  • Nikola raises $100 million this month

    August 7, 2018 2:30PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX. Ari. – Nikola Motor Company announced today that it anticipates the $200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than $100 million already raised and funded this month. The company has a $1.1  billion pre-money valuation.  “Nikola’s business model

  • CTA wants crackdown on ‘Driver Inc.’ payments

    August 2, 2018 3:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to sound the alarm about Driver Inc. – a payment model in which drivers who do not own or operate their own vehicle still become incorporated and receive pay without source

  • 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

  • Waterloo researchers check road conditions with AI

    August 1, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Researchers at the University of Waterloo have turned to the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create software that can detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings. The system automatically flags potholes, cracks and other defects by

  • U.S. inspectors to focus on underride guards

    July 31, 2018 9:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors in the U.S. will be taking a close look at rear underride guards during selected days between Aug. 27-31, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) looks to gather related data. Last year, U.S. senators

  • Atmore weigh station one of the most advanced in Canada

    July 27, 2018 11:32PM by Derek Clouthier

    ATMORE, Alta. – A new Alberta weigh station is setting the bar when it comes to technology. At the top of its class in Canada, you’d have to travel south of the border to find a commercial truck weigh station

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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.

  • Exhibitors report Truck World deals

    July 20, 2018 9:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Exhibitors secured plenty of orders in Toronto. Now organizers prepare for Expocam in Montreal. TORONTO, Ont. – Truck World enjoyed record crowds in 2018, but preliminary feedback from exhibitors show that visitors were doing more than learning about products and

  • 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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    DTNA dealers targeting 24-hour turnaround times

    July 18, 2018 11:50AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Stefan Kurschner wants Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealerships to be the Starbucks of truck dealers. The senior vice-president, aftermarket for DTNA, wants customers to know they can go to any location in the continent and receive

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • OPP concerned about truck crash rates

    July 13, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

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    Wabco inks steering deal with Tata Motors

    July 13, 2018 9:01AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Wabco has inked a deal to supply power steering systems to Tata Motors in India. The deal follows its acquisition of U.S.-based R.H. Sheppard last year. The deal highlights Wabco’s efforts to expand its steering business globally,