06 Sep

Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern switches that also improve safety. Bendix described its new…

06 Sep

John Bean releases balancer

The John Bean 9800 heavy-duty wheel balancing system will bring a sense of balance to truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies. Capable of handling wheels from 12-24.5 inches in size, including super-single tires, the model comes with…

06 Sep

PMTC Eastern Region Atlantic Seminar

Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early by contacting Annette Kieft at info@pmtc.ca. You can also register online at www.pmtc.ca. Please feel free to call the office for more details as well at 905-827-0587. Registration is just…

06 Sep

Betts Truck Parts names new procurement manager

FRESNO, Calif. – Betts Truck Parts & Service has named Sara Cox its new procurement and logistics manager. Cox has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including truck and trailer, freight, and supply management, the company…

06 Sep

Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to…

06 Sep

August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over…

05 Sep

Amazon makes big commitment during grand opening of U.S. Sprinter plant

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today’s grand opening of the new Sprinter plant in North Charleston was met with some added good news for Mercedes-Benz Vans, with Amazon announcing it will require 20,000 units over the course of the coming year. Pricing…

05 Sep

CTA celebrates National Trucking Week

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations are celebrating the role of trucking in the overall economy during National Trucking Week. “Driving truck is a skill and a professional commitment that has received a lot…

05 Sep

Rugged tablets for rugged workplaces

MobileDemand’s new xTablet T1540 is designed for the workplace, with an Intel Quad Core Z8350 processors, Microsoft Windows 10, and a rugged construction. Weighing in at about 2.5 lb., the unit comes with a hand strap and briefcase-style handle, and…

05 Sep

New rotating electrics

LoadHandler Power Products has expanded its lineup of rotating electrical products to include the L39 gear-reduction and L42 direct-drive heavy-duty models. Each is promised to offer an OE-like fit. The L39 12- and 24-volt gear reduction starters fit engines up…