Truck News



  • Mack debuts electric-powered waste truck

    May 8, 2019 2:34PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of

  • Dayton Parts relocates corporate headquarters

    April 22, 2019 3:16PM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. – Dayton Parts today announced the company has completed the relocation of its corporate headquarters and distribution center to Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania. The move was made to support the company’s continued growth, as well as to consolidate strategic functions to

  • 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

  • CN joins forces with Lion to create eight electric trucks

    April 18, 2019 9:36AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Lion Electric Co. for the conception, design, and manufacturing of eight tandem axle, Class 8, zero-emission, electric trucks. According to CN, the trucks

  • OTA LEAD programs are back in action

    April 18, 2019 8:38AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has once again kicked off its LEAD programs – the Next Generation Certificate Program, and the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate Program through the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Next Generation

  • Continental hires John Cox

    April 16, 2019 11:23AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has hired retread industry veteran John Cox to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide. The newly-created position, Global Technical Services, emphasizes the company’s commitment to supporting partner shops producing ContiTread retreads. “We

  • Hankoook Tire Canada names new president and CEO

    April 8, 2019 9:15AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Hankook Tire Canada has named In Hyuk Rhee its new president and CEO. During a career with Hankook Tire spanning back to 1993, Rhee has achieved the outstanding accolades of serving as both manager of the Motorsports

  • 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

  • ZF to acquire Wabco in blockbuster deal

    March 28, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco, forming an integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technologies with annual sales totaling about US$45 billion. The deal is valued at about US$7 billion. Wabco is a global

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • News Technology

    PCT advances the connected trailer concept

    March 17, 2019 2:02PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) expanded its smart trailer capabilities, with the launch of TrailerNet Gateway, ChassisNet Gateway, and ContainerNet Gateway. It also announced the offering of EZTrac and AssetTrac. EZTrac is a GPS tracker integrated into a

  • Omnitracs buys Blue Dot Solutions

    March 15, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas —  Omnitracs announced it has acquired Blue Dot Solutions. Omnitracs will integrate Blue Dot’s modern, cloud-native MilesAhead platform and product suite into Omnitracs One – the new, unified platform will offer the industry a solution with an unparalleled

  • Western Canadian dealer named one of Wabash’s best

    March 14, 2019 8:05PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Calgary’s Fleetstop Trailers was named one of Wabash National’s top dealers for 2018. “We are again honored to be included with Wabash’s largest and best run North American dealerships,” said Craig Sterling, managing partner of Fleetstop Trailers.

  • News Technology

    Volvo demonstrates connected vehicle technologies

    March 12, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Volvo Group recently demonstrated the potential of connected vehicle technologies integrated with traffic signal data, using a Volvo VNL. The demonstration of Eco-Drive was done along two connected freight corridors in Carson, Calif. Eco-Drive integrates traffic signal

  • CarriersEdge reveals Best Fleets to Drive For overall winners

    March 11, 2019 12:46PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Prime Inc. has been named the best overall large carrier in the Best Fleets To Drive For program. The Best Fleets survey and contest, now in its eleventh year, was put in place by CarriersEdge and