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Volvo debuts ‘rugged yet refined’ new VNX series for heavy-haul applications
Volvo debuts ‘rugged yet refined’ new VNX series for heavy-haul applications

The new Volvo VNX series is available in three cab sizes — daycab, 42inch sleeper and 70-inch sleeper. The VNX 740 (above) features a 70-inch sleeper with all of Volvo’s..

Survey underway to assess parking needs along Ontario highways
Survey underway to assess parking needs along Ontario highways

The Province of Ontario is conducting a survey among truck drivers to identify where additional parking is needed. (©2018 FOTOSEARCH) TORONTO — The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is currently exploring..

February Class 8 U.S. sales up 15.4 percent
February Class 8 U.S. sales up 15.4 percent

With sales of 4,403 year-to-date compared with 2,599 for the same period last year, International sales are up 69.4 percent this year. Pictured is the International LT series. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)..

Peterson’s new smart trailer controls, relays tire, brake, cargo temperature status
Peterson’s new smart trailer controls, relays tire, brake, cargo temperature status

By signaling trailer issues as they happen, PULSE enhances the safety of driver and cargo, and helps avoid road incidents, CSA violations, and costly fines, a Peterson official said. (Courtesy:..

‘Bespoke’ trucks? Shell and AirFlow Truck Co. have designed and built one
‘Bespoke’ trucks? Shell and AirFlow Truck Co. have designed and built one

The body of the Starship Project tractor is a bespoke aerodynamic design made of carbon fiber, including the side skirts, hood, and front end. (SHELL LUBRICANTS) Wednesday, March 7, 2018..

February figures show Class 8 orders continue to surge in 2018
February figures show Class 8 orders continue to surge in 2018

An FTR official said the Class 8 market remains “red-hot” and that the capacity crunch is transforming into a capacity crisis and many fleets of all sizes, in all markets,..

CRST names Kimberly Maes president of logistics division
CRST names Kimberly Maes president of logistics division

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES Photo: CRST CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — CRST International Inc., one of the largest privately-held transportation companies in the United States, has..

Iowa sees high number of road construction work zone deaths
Iowa sees high number of road construction work zone deaths

Monday, November 27, 2017 by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo: Fotosearch DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa officials say a surge in construction projects and an increase in miles driven by motorists..

Tesla unveils electric tractor
Tesla unveils electric tractor

Tesla unveils electric tractor Friday, November 17, 2017 by DEE-ANN DURBIN /AP Auto Writer DETROIT — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently,..

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