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  • News Equipment

    Allison makes pair of electric vehicle technology acquisitions

    April 23, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission has announced it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division, to complement its electrification strategy. The company says both acquisitions will help it advance its propulsion technology and complement its existing abilities

  • Paccar names new CEO

    April 22, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced recently that it has named Preston Feight its new chief executive officer. Feight will start his new position on July 1, 2019. He is currently the company’s executive vice-president, and will succeed Ron Armstrong who

  • News Equipment

    Hendrickson to open new trailer suspension plant

    April 22, 2019 8:48AM by Truck News

    NAVARRE, Ohio – Hendrickson has acquired 35 acres in Northeastern Ohio, where it plans to build its sixth trailer suspension plant. “This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It is

  • News Security

    Cargo thefts declined in Q1

    April 22, 2019 8:02AM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Cargo thefts in the U.S. and Canada declined 22% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest data from CargoNet. In the quarter, the company recorded 330 supply chain risk intelligence events. Of

  • B.C. working to develop MELT standard

    April 18, 2019 11:51AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA says program must address province’s unique driving challenges

  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Ontario plates to proclaim ‘Open for Business’

    April 15, 2019 1:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario licence plates will carry new messages as of Feb. 1, with slogans proclaiming the province is “Open for Business” and also “A Place to Grow”. The Open for Business tagline applies to commercial plates. The passenger

  • NACV Show unveils 2019 floorplan

    April 12, 2019 11:05AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) announced today that the 2019 online floorplan is available. To preview the trade show’s current list of exhibitors, click here. NACV Show 2019 will take place in exhibit halls A

  • News Technology

    Geotab to acquire BSM Technologies

    April 9, 2019 7:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Geotab has announced an agreement to acquire BSM Technologies, a telematics provider installed in more than 165,000 vehicles across government and private fleets in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition would add to the more than 1.5

  • You’re hired

    April 8, 2019 11:11AM by Truck News

    Nearly 100 employers sign up recruits during spring Jobs Expo

  • Brakes, seats, U-joints among updates to out of service criteria

    April 1, 2019 12:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the latest updates to its out-of-service criteria that governs when drivers and vehicles should be pulled from the road. The changes to the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria cover everything from

  • Bendix adds new facility to expand operations in Indiana

    April 1, 2019 12:10PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced today it is expanding its long-standing Huntington, Indiana, footprint with the addition of a sixth location, a 409,000-square-foot facility. The new space, according to Bendix, will enable strategic alignment of its manufacturing

  • News Technology

    UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

    March 29, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

  • Goodyear names newest Highway Hero

    March 29, 2019 8:08AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Paul Mathias is the latest professional truck driver to be honored with the Goodyear Highway Hero Award. Mathias, a U.S. military veteran, intervened to help a family when their SUV was struck by another vehicle.He  had just

  • News Technology

    Detroit Connect integrates Zonar telematics platform

    March 29, 2019 7:51AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Detroit Connect has announced third-party telematics providers can now be integrated into its platform. This eliminates the need for additional hardware and allows customers to work with their telematics platform of choice. “Integrating the services of third-party