Trucking News

2020 Link Conference and Charity Golf Tournament

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Third Annual LinkMixer

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Mack smooths steering with Command Steer

Steering a Mack Anthem will be a smoother experience than ever with the introduction of the optional Mack Command Steer. Available by June, the advanced active steering system adds an electric motor to the existing hydraulic steering system, reducing driver… ... Continue Reading

Mack unveils SmartWay-certified Anthem daycab

Mack Anthem daycabs can now come with the SmartWay certification through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “EPA in the last year or so introduced daycabs as part of the SmartWay,” explains Stu Russoli, Mack highway product manager. Models recognized for… ... Continue Reading

National MELT standard welcomed in the west

WINNIPEG, Man. – Class 1 driver training schools in Western Canada are applauding the federal government’s implementation of a national training standard, but at the same time would like to see improvements. Vanessa Morduhovich, director of Buffalo Driver Training out… ... Continue Reading

NFP unifies brokerages under its brand  

NEW YORK, N.Y. — NFP Canada Corp., an insurance broker serving the needs of the trucking industry, is unifying its Canadian businesses under the “NFP” brand, further integrating acquired brokerages. The company announced Tuesday that several of its Canadian brokerages,… ... Continue Reading

BorgWarner incorporates starter protection

BorgWarner has updated its Delco Remy 38MT+ and 39MT heavy-duty gear reduction starters, incorporating its Smart IMS (integrated magnetic switch) and integrated over crank protection. The starters are used in on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, and the company says it… ... Continue Reading

Navistar using data to customize truck PM intervals

ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is looking to tap into connected vehicle data to generate customized preventive maintenance intervals for individual vehicles. The OEM’s new Advanced Preventive Maintenance program falls under the International 360 platform that integrates service-related communications and incorporates… ... Continue Reading

Navistar Parts adds filters, expands retail and online presence

ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar has unveiled an expanded product selection and other changes to its parts business, ranging from a new line of filters, to an expanded retail footprint, and online ordering. The OEM’s Fleetrite product line will add air,… ... Continue Reading

Jacobs proves cylinder deactivation slashes NOx, saves fuel

ATLANTA, Ga. — Jacobs Vehicle Systems has completed testing to quantify the fuel savings and emissions benefits of Jacobs’ Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology. Test results showed that CDA reduced fuel consumption by 5% over the baseline in the Hot Federal… ... Continue Reading

Kenworth Quebec opens new parts and service location  

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Que. — Kenworth Quebec has opened a new 30,000 sq.-ft. parts and service facility in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures to better serve local fleets and truck operators traveling through the Quebec City area. Situated on nearly 4.5 acres, the facility features a… ... Continue Reading

Shippers Conditions Index falls in December

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for December slipped to 4.6 from its November reading of 7, the transportation intelligence provider said Monday. “While not as strong as November, utilization and logistics costs remained positive factors, with December freight… ... Continue Reading

Cooper Tire design stands up to all weather

Cooper Tire’s Work Series is rolling out a new tire for regional fleets in the form of the All Weather Drive (AWD) model. Coming this June, the tire will come in 295/75R22.5 LR G, 11R22.5 LR H, and 11R24.5 LR… ... Continue Reading

Cooper Tire offerings for Class 4-6

Cooper Tire has added two offerings to its Work Series lineup, with 19.5-inch sizes for Class 4-6 trucks and vans. The All-Steel Drive (ASD) features an open shoulder and steel-belted construction, while the All Steel All Position (ASA) features steel… ... Continue Reading

TMC, FMCSA join forces to promote safety tech

ATLANTA, Ga. — The American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is working with the U.S. Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) on a new marketing program aimed at boosting the adoption of safety technology by North American truck… ... Continue Reading

Backup camera and light combined

JW Speaker’s latest LED stop/tail light comes with a built-in high-definition backup camera. The Model 272 CHMSL measures 7×2 inches and is available as a combined warning light and Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL). Since the CHMSL lights sit higher… ... Continue Reading

vHub moving into the U.S. market

ATLANTA, Ga. – vHub, the Canadian company that developed an app to help fleets share and reposition trailers, is moving into the U.S. market. The company announced the move at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings, and will go… ... Continue Reading

Nexiq launches eTechnician 2.0

Nexiq has launched eTechnician 2.0, with new features aimed at fleets who conduct, or plan to conduct, OEM warranty repairs. The platform has been updated to include features such as cloud-stored vehicle history, similar to a patient’s medical records, where… ... Continue Reading

Utility Trailer monitors market challenges from coronavirus to trade

ATLANTA, Ga – Utility Trailer Manufacturing is emerging from a record-breaking year, building 51,911 trailers in 2019. The question now is what the trailer market is expected to do in 2020. “This year is another story,” says senior vice-president of… ... Continue Reading

The IMO may sound boring, but its consequences are anything but 

You may be pleased to know that after today I will be taking a sabbatical from today’s, “let’s-get-em-excited” topic — the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020. One of the reasons I’m making this move is because the self-forecasted jump in… ... Continue Reading