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SelecTrucks Announce New Discount Program for Veterans
May 08, 2017 13:28:00

SelecTrucks recently announced a new discount program for military veterans at 24 SelecTrucks Centers throughout the United States and Canada. In support of “Hiring our Heroes,” veterans of the United States and Canadian military are now eligible to receive a discount of up to $3,500 on qualifying vehicle purchases through the Proud to Serve Veterans Discount.  The discount program runs through Dec. 31, 2017.  In order to use this discount program, customers must provide...


CVSA Roadcheck planned for June 6-8
May 08, 2017 13:22:47

This year’s International Roadcheck needs to be on the trucking industry’s calendar for June 6-8, 2017. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour safety blitz is in its 30th year in 2017. It is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period. International Roadcheck is an annual three-day event when CVSA-certified inspe...


Sale of 'Everyday Heroes' Kenworth to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking
May 08, 2017 13:01:15

An auction for the Kenworth T680 Everyday Heroes Truck is planned for June 20 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, AZ. Proceeds from the sale go directly to Truckers Against Trafficking – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees.     The special Kenworth T680 has a retail value of $157,000, and is fully loaded with a 76-inch sleeper, 485-hp Paccar MX-13 engine, and Ea...


U.S. Trade Deficit Smaller
May 08, 2017 12:58:33

The U.S. trade deficit was narrower than expected in March as a record number of exports of services partly cushioned a drop in merchandise shipments, Commerce Department data showed Thursday.     •    Gap little changed at $43.7 billion (forecast was $44.5 billion) from a revised $43.8 billion in February     •    Exports decreased 0.9 percent to $191 billion, biggest drop since October, led by energy, autos and pharmaceu...


Celadon goes back to basics
May 04, 2017 14:02:05

Shares of stock in Celadon Inc. have dropped to an all-time low this week in the wake of executive leadership changes and accusations of financial reporting problems.   Shares dropped as much as 67 percent Tuesday morning after the Indianapolis-based trucking company stood accused of allegedly issuing misleading financial statements about its truck leasing program. Celadon has changed up its leadership team, replacing COO Eric Meek with Jon Russell, the son of Celadon’s found...


Ryder partners with Workhorse
May 04, 2017 13:58:11

Ryder System Inc. announced it will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc. Ryder will be the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse’s entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America and will provide a combination of warranty and maintenance services as part of Ryder’s SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio.   Ryder announced it will also serve as the primary distributor in North America for Workhorse’s E-1...


Polaris buys JG Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing
May 04, 2017 13:54:46

Polaris Transportation Group has purchased Toronto-based JG Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing, marking its third corporate acquisition. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing will continue to be led by the existing management team including Margaret Hogg, who remains general manager. JG Drapeau offers truckload and Less than Truckload services, including hazardous materials, food products, temperature-controlled freight and container drayage thr...


Peterbilt Adds Collision Mitigation Standard
Apr 25, 2017 10:37:34

Peterbilt Motor Co. plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation safety system a standard feature on its Model 579 highway tractor starting July 1. A radar-based collision mitigation system aimed specifically at reducing rear-end collisions, Wingman Advanced also offers adaptive cruise control with braking as well as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), Bendix noted. The Wingman system us based on the Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Peterbilt has offered as a ...


Navistar introduces New Regional Haul Class 8
Apr 25, 2017 10:34:48

Navistar introduced a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec’d with the OEM’s new 12.4-litre A26 engine as its standard power plant. "The new International RH Series continues our commitment to build trucks that lead the industry in uptime," said Bill Kozek, president of truck and parts for Navistar, in a statement. "We are confident this truck will continue to build on our momentum and be successful in the reg...


Peterbilt Salutes Canada's 150 with an Anniversary Edition of 389
Apr 19, 2017 15:13:03

Peterbilt announced it will produce a special Canadian 150 model of the iconic Model 389 with distinctive styling and exclusive Canadian features. "Canadian owner-operators and premium carriers can honour Canada with the addition of Peterbilt's Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition" says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Senior Vice President.  "It delivers proven productivity, dependability and uptime combined with unique styling and understated eleg...


Tesla announces plans for commercial truck
Apr 17, 2017 12:29:59

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the company plans to unveil an electric semi-truck this September. "Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017"   According to a Teslarati report, Musk had “previously spoken about a semi-truck that would be far better than anything on the road, and by reading into the statement one can presume that the next level he&rsqu...


Felling Trailers received ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Apr 17, 2017 12:27:24

Felling Trailers Inc., a manufacturer of industrial and commercial trailers, has recently received ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System for its Sauk Centre, MN and Litchfield, MN operations.   “This is a significant accomplishment for Felling Trailers, Inc., and it does not happen with just one person. It took over a year for our company to get to this point with cooperation and teamwork among every team member," said Brenda Jennissen, CEO of Fellin...


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SelecTrucks Announce New Discount Program for Veterans
May 08, 2017 13:28:00

SelecTrucks recently announced a new discount program for military veterans at 24 SelecTrucks Centers throu...


CVSA Roadcheck planned for June 6-8
May 08, 2017 13:22:47

This year’s International Roadcheck needs to be on the trucking industry’s calendar for June 6-...


Sale of 'Everyday Heroes' Kenworth to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking
May 08, 2017 13:01:15

An auction for the Kenworth T680 Everyday Heroes Truck is planned for June 20 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, ...