Truck News



  • Volvo’s first electric trucks delivered to customers

    February 20, 2019 10:58AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles this week – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. Series

  • News Equipment

    Driving the first Level 2 autonomous new Cascadia

    February 18, 2019 7:07AM by James Menzies

    Level 2 autonomy supports – but doesn’t replace – the driver

  • Navistar awards top suppliers

    February 14, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Manitoba scraps non-RTAC standard, harmonizing with western provinces

    February 8, 2019 11:15AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba regulations for vehicle weights and dimensions are changing with the removal of the non-Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) standard. The province had adhered to two standards – RTAC and non-RTAC – and said scrapping the

  • 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

  • Product Equipment

    Dana launches TCO calculator

    February 8, 2019 10:05AM by Truck News

    Dana has produced a total cost of ownership calculator, which will help fleets run cost comparisons between diesel and full-electric powertrain options. The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation, the company says. Users can input

  • News Equipment

    Tallman Group forms joint venture with Rush Enterprises

    February 7, 2019 7:25AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced a new joint venture with Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America. Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

  • FPInnovations, Texas A&M Transportation to collaborate on research

    February 4, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on transportation research. The MOU was signed by Greg Winfree, TTI agency director, and Glen Légère, FPInnovations senior manager, Roads

  • Sentencing for truck driver in Humboldt case set for March 22

    February 1, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Sentencing for the truck driver involved in the Humboldt collision will be March 22 after the Crown and defense have issued their final submissions. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu spoke in court Jan. 31, with media reports indicating he

  • 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

  • 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

  • A full plate for 2019

    January 29, 2019 5:44PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA highlights top issues it will advocate for in coming year