Category: TRUCKS

Bendix produces seven millionth reman’d brake shoe

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix recently celebrated the production of its seven millionth remanufactured brake shoe since beginning production in 2012. The company says demand continues to increase, as fleets and owner-operators look to optimize value when replacing shoes while maintaining compliance with stopping distance requirements. The shoes are produced at Bendix’s 74,000 sq.-ft. Huntington, Ind.,…



Mack Granite model now available with Lytx pre-wire option

FONTANA, Calif. –  Mack Trucks announced today that its popular Granite model is now available with a pre-wire option for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and Lytx Video Services. The announcement, made during a ride and drive event here, comes just short of a year after it unveiled the same news for its LR and TerraPro…



Alberta company acquires Three Star Trucking

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Vertex Resources Group has acquired Three Star Trucking, an environmental services company that provides fluid hauling, pressure truck, hot oilers, and combo vac services in Western Canada. The purchase adds more than 270 pieces of equipment to Vertex’s fleet, including high-pressure fluid hauling trailers, which enable the company to offer propane,…



New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first time since he took over as president in January, Carson noted residential and non-residential construction…



Breaking down blockchain – Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – If trucking wants to take advantage of blockchain, it needs to come together and work as one unified team. That was the message from panelists at this year’s Transcore Link Logistics’ 20th annual conference at the Markland Wood Golf Club in Toronto. Panelists, that included Dave Brajkovich, CTO of Polaris, Jacoline Loewen,…



Alliance Truck Parts vows to become industry’s leading value parts supplier

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Alliance Truck Parts wants to become the industry’s leading truck parts provider, and it has a plan to get there. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president, aftermarket, with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), said Alliance will bolster its presence by opening more standalone stores as well as stores within truck dealerships. It will also…



Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall, 1,457 of which were in Canada. While 12.4% of inspected trucks were grounded in Canada,…



Carrier Transicold upgrades APUs – Truck News

Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner automatically adjusts a new automotive-style multi-V drive belt to help maintain the generator’s full voltage output when the APU is running, the company says. Manual belt tensioning isn’t required anymore. Maintenance intervals have been doubled…



The best workouts for weight loss

When trying to lose weight, it can be hard to know whether to focus on diet or exercise to get results, and what exercises you should actually be doing. This is especially true for drivers, who are dealing with challenging schedules and food options on the road. Here’s how I often break it down: diet…



OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police crash statistics, that showed an increase in truck-involved fatalities in the province. “It is important…