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Truck World 2024: Big Rigs, Big Impact

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Canada's premier commercial vehicle expo, Truck World, took place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., from April 18-20.
A major announcement was the unveiling of Volvo Trucks' new VNL long-distance Class 8 tractor.
Powertrain provider Cummins had this impressive driveline display which included the X15 diesel engine that boasts up to 605 hp and 2050 lb-ft of torque.
PACCAR is making significant inroads in the alternative fuel space via its collaboration with Toyota on Fuel Cell trucks, such as this Kenworth T680 FCEV designed for regional on-highway applications.
Service and maintenance displays included this tire changer demonstration courtesy of Hunter Engineering Company.
A range of upfitters had products on display, including Aebi Schmidt group with this snow plow and sanding/salter package.
Hendrickson, a global leader in truck suspension systems, had this Composilite EXS 2 Steerable Truck Lift Axle system on display. It can be bolted onto existing chassis and has an integrated, pre-plumbed air control system.
SmithCo had this impressive SX3 spread tri-axle side dump trailer on display. These trailers come with multiple options and are tailored to individual operating requirements.
Erb, which provides refrigerated transport in Canada and the U.S., had this smartly turned-out vintage International S-120 Series pickup on its stand. These rugged light and medium-duty commercials were only produced for two years (1956 and 1957).
Even fifth-wheel couplings are becoming intelligent. This Holland unit boasts an Electronic Lock Indicator to improve coupling efficiency, as well as actionable (and scalable) data capability.
Generating a lot of buzz at the show was this Nikola TRE FCEV Class 8 cabover tractor. In Canada, Nikola trucks are distributed by ITD.
A major highlight at this year's show was the impressive Peterbilt 589, the latest in an illustrious line of classic, long-nose conventionals from this legendary nameplate.
Cleo, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, was present.
Participants could gather information at the TotalEnergies booth.
Geotab was available to chat with attendees.
Auto-Kool is a master distributor of top quality automotive cooling and air conditioning after-market parts.
Photos Huw Evans

Annual commercial expo is the place to be when it comes to Canada’s commercial vehicle sector.

From April 18-20 the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, hosted Truck World, Canada’s premier large commercial vehicle expo. Boasting more than 500 exhibitors, over 15,000 attendees and more than 350,000 square feet of floor space, this is truly a one-stop shop for trucking industry professionals. Autosphere attended this year’s event and samples a whole host of products, new technologies and services. 

Green technology showcase

New for the 2024 event was a GreenTECH Pavilion in which attendees were encouraged to learn about and network with organizations involved in sustainable environmental practices related to the trucking industry, including alternative propulsion and fuel technologies. GreenTECH grew out of Truck World’s previous “Greener Route” showcases and encompasses 100,000 square feet of floor space dedicated to environmental and sustainability-focused technologies and trends.

Truck World also showcases the latest commercial vehicle offerings from the major OEMs including Daimler Truck, Navistar, PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, as well as trailers, upfitters, powertrain, suspension and driveline products, reefers and other types of storage and cargo equipment, service and maintenance products, as well as the latest in technology and telematics solutions for fleets. Additionally, driver training and fleet operators were also on-site providing driving and employment opportunities. Here we bring you a highlight of what was installed at this year’s event.

For more information, visit truckworld.ca.   

 

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