Truck News



  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged

    October 11, 2018 2:51PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision has been charged with eight counts of failing to comply with safety regulations. Sukhmander Singh, owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, will face seven

  • Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 4:51PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,

  • News Equipment

    Canadian Forces take delivery of Mack military trucks

    October 4, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    PETAWAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Department of National Defence recently took delivery of its first Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) trucks from Mack Defense. The trucks were handed over during a special ceremony at the Canadian

  • News Equipment

    Aftermarket parts sales expected to grow

    October 1, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to gain momentum in the coming months, according to the CMVC Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). It increased 0.6% in August from July, and was 7.3% higher year-over-year, according to

  • Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

    October 1, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry

  • Ontario scraps Drive Clean, plans to focus on trucks

    October 1, 2018 9:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario scrapped the Drive Clean passenger vehicle program last week. Starting April 1,2019, drivers will no longer need to get Drive Clean emissions test for their passenger vehicles. The government of Ontario says this move is avoiding taxpayers

  • Kenworth unleashes the W990

    September 28, 2018 1:08AM by Derek Clouthier

    Kenworth updates iconic W900

  • Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

    September 26, 2018 7:01PM by Truck West

    RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to

  • Michelin celebrates spirit of travel with painted rock contest

    September 25, 2018 1:52PM by Truck West

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin North America has launched a nationwide painted rock contest to celebrate the spirit of exploration and mobility. Starting yesterday, Michelin distributed 100 yellow painted rocks in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,

  • News Equipment

    ZF developing platooning system

    September 25, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany – ZF has announced it’s building a fully integrated platooning system, including sensor sets, the ZF ProAI supercomputer, ReAx electrohydraulic steering, and the TraXon transmission. The complete system is in pre-production, and it will be used to support