Category Archives: Company News

Canadian Mining Expo

Full Story | Posted on: 2017-05-17

Join us on May 31st and June 1st for the Canadian Mining Expo at the McIntyre Community Centre in Timmins! We will be at booth 6&7 outside with the brand new International HX and LT Series. Take one for a test drive or just stop by and say hello!

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Tru-Nor Truck Centre Adds Isuzu Trucks to Sudbury dealership

Full Story | Posted on: 2017-02-01

Tru-Nor Truck Centres Sudbury, a Tallman Group Company, is now a full-service Isuzu dealership offering sales, lease, rental, parts, and service support for the full line of Isuzu N-Series gas- and diesel-powered Low Cab Forward trucks.
“Isuzu is excited to share in their growth into Northern Ontario with the establishment of Isuzu Sudbury. The addition of the Isuzu Class 3, 4, and 5 trucks available in both gas and diesel will provide Tru-Nor with a new opportunity for growth in Sudbury. Furthermore our new 2018 Class 6 FTR to launch mid-year 2017 will create additional interest in the Isuzu line in Northern Ontario.” said Andrew Craig, Director of Canadian Operations for Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada.

Isuzu N-Series gas or diesel trucks range from 12,000–19,500 lbs. GVWR in a standard 2-door or Crew Cab configuration.

“Isuzu is a best-in-class medium-duty truck that complements our current product offerings really well while giving our customers more options to find the right truck to fit their application” said Terry Descoteaux, Vice President of Tru-Nor Truck Centres.

The new International LT Series is here!

Full Story | Posted on: 2016-10-05

International Truck launched the International® LT™ Series, its new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed through driver centric design and featuring advanced technologies that deliver unrivaled fuel efficiency, best-in-class uptime and unparalleled driver appeal. Watch the launch video below or scroll down to read the full story.

“The new International LT Series reflects our vision for the future of the trucking industry, with a host of advancements that support improved driver safety and productivity, as well as fuel efficiency and uptime,” said Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar. “This new vehicle reflects our strong belief that integrating the best technology will provide customers with a significant operating advantage.”

Unparalleled Driver Appeal

In developing the LT Series, International worked hard to assure that drivers will find each vehicle more comfortable, appealing and user-friendly in every detail. In keeping with the company’s DriverFirst™ product design focus, International undertook extensive research with truck drivers, including driver clinics that gathered input from hundreds of drivers. International used this research to design an all-new interior, and identified multiple new and improved features that enhance driver appeal.

“To ensure the new LT Series is the most driver-centric Class 8 vehicle we’ve ever built, we gave drivers a voice in its design,” said Jeff Sass, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Navistar. “Many of our customers tell us that their number-one challenge is attracting and retaining drivers, which is why we put so much effort into understanding and responding to drivers’ needs. These improvements also contribute to increased driver ease of use that will boost the vehicle’s productivity.”

Based on a careful review of more than 500 points where the driver and truck interact, the highly ergonomic interior of the LT Series includes better elbow room, hip room and leg room. Driver input also led to a smart, well-designed mix of high-tech and traditional features that emphasize driver ease of use.

The redesigned interior features a new premium gauge cluster with a digital driver display that places everything within comfortable reach, while offering drivers real-time monitoring of fuel economy and other important alerts in clear sight. The new display also offers up to 15 customizable digital gauges. In addition, the air horn was relocated back to its traditional, intuitive position over the driver door in response to overwhelming driver feedback.

The same aerodynamic improvements that boosted the LT Series’ fuel efficiency also yielded a four-Sone decrease in wind noise, which eliminates noise harshness for improved driver comfort. Multiple improvements are designed for improved safety, including standard LED headlamps to improve night vision, a column-mounted gear-shifter that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road, and a redesigned one-piece side window that affords the driver a clearer line of sight. In addition, the Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ Collision Mitigation system comes standard in the LT Series.

Best-in-Class Uptime 

The LT Series was designed with the goal of best-in-class uptime, meaning keeping the truck on the road and facilitating quick service when the need arises. To drive improved uptime, International carefully reviewed reliability data and other data collected from OnCommand™ Connection, the company’s leading-edge remote diagnostics system, and made multiple enhancements to support increased reliability and serviceability.

“We pored over reliability data to evaluate nearly every single system on our on-highway platform, in order to look for ways to get better,” said Denny Mooney, senior vice president, Global Product Development, Navistar. “In some cases, we completely redesigned the entire system to reach our goals. We are proud of the integrated, data-driven approach we used to assure improved reliability, serviceability and productivity.”

Many of the truck’s new features were designed to improve reliability and serviceability, as well as functionality. For example:

  •  The new single-canister aftertreatment system is not just 60% smaller and 40% lighter, but is also simplified for quicker servicing.
  • The new LED headlamps and fog lamps not only deliver brighter light and intensity, but also have tough new polycarbonate headlight lenses that protect them against breakage.
  • The cab wiring includes all-new harnessing and an in-cab power distribution module that is inside the truck, away from the elements.
  • All key service points under the hood, inside the cab and around the vehicle are ergonomically designed for easy access and servicing, and many components have been engineered with longer intervals between required maintenance.

Unrivalled Fuel Efficiency
The LT Series features dramatically improved aerodynamics and provides fuel efficiency that is 7 percent better than the company’s most recent fuel economy leader, a 2017 ProStar® with the Cummins® ISX15 engine.

International has always placed a strong emphasis on industry-leading aerodynamics as a solid foundation for fuel efficiency, and the LT Series delivers 3 percent improvement in fuel economy due to its aerodynamic benefits alone. Upgraded aerodynamic features on the new International LT Series include an aero-contoured hood, fender, wheel opening and chassis skirts and an aero-enhanced three piece
front bumper, while longer side extenders shorten the trailer gap.

Aerodynamics in the LT Series were fine-tuned using multiple advanced testing methods, including computational fluid dynamics, one-eighth scale and full-size wind tunnel and coast-down testing, to assure that the vehicle would perform well facing winds not just head-on, but also at an angle. In fact, the higher the yaw angle of the wind, the better the LT Series performs against the competition.

Advanced Technology Comes Standard

Central to the advances of the International LT Series are advanced driver assistance systems that support safety and efficiency goals and pave the way for additional customer-selected options. The Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ Collision Mitigation system comes standard with every model in the series, and is also available with the optional Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ and Meritor® WABCO® OnGuardACTIVE systems.

International’s own predictive cruise control looks ahead of the vehicle and recognizes the terrain and continuously calculates the most efficient speed and gear for optimal fuel economy in real time. Unlike conventional predictive cruise technology, International predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

The sophisticated new electronic control systems also use programmable parameters to optimize efficiency. Driver controls and instrumentation are based on robust industry-standard SAE J1939 electrical architecture, with a new cluster and switches designed to keep drivers focused and maximize uptime.

Multiple Configurations Available
The LT Series will be offered in multiple configurations, including day cab, 56” low roof sleeper, 56” hi-rise sleeper, 73” hi-rise sleeper and 73” sky-rise sleeper. It will offer customers a choice of engines that provide premium performance. The LT Series is being launched with the new 2017 Cummins® X15 engine, which has HP ratings of up to 500 HP in the efficiency series and up to 565 HP in the performance series. It is also being launched with the new 2017 Navistar® N13 engine, which will be available in the spring and has an advanced fuel-efficient 13-liter design that produces up to 475 HP and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque from a design that is 500 to 600 pounds lighter than traditional big bore engines.

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Tru-Nor is now a Tallman Group Company

Full Story | Posted on: 2016-09-01

Tallman Group is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Tru-Nor Truck Centres, effective August 1st. Tru-Nor Truck Centres has been an industry leader in Northern Ontario for over 25 years, with locations in Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste Marie.

“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to grow and expand our geographic footprint throughout Ontario. With the addition of three delaerships in Northern Ontario we now offer customer support from a total of 14 locations and 8 associate stores. We are very pleased to be adding such a highly regarded dealership group as Tru-Nor Truck Centres to Tallman Group” says Kevin G. Tallman, President of Tallman Group.

“We wanted to find the best possible company to carry our business succession forward. It was important that we found a company who shared the same values and beliefs from an employee and customer standpoint and we feel very strongly that Tallman Group is a great fit. We look forward to the many value added services that Tallman Group can bring to our customer base here in Northern Ontario” says Terry Descoteaux, General Manager of Tru-Nor Truck Centres.

“We are excited to welcome Tru-Nor’s employees to the Tallman family and we look forward to continuing to offer the tradition of the best customer service in Northern Ontario to all of Tru-Nor’s customers.” adds Kevin.

In addition, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Terry Descoteaux to Vice-President of Tru-Nor Truck Centres Limited. Terry has been General Manager of Tru-Nor Truck Centres for the past 25 years and has been instrumental in executing Tru-Nor’s growth strategy. Terry will report directly to Kevin G. Tallman.

Tru-Nor Truck Centres will operate as Tru-Nor Truck Centres Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tallman Truck Centre Limited.

Timmins New Hours

Full Story | Posted on: 2016-03-02

Tru-Nor Truck Centres in Timmins is pleased to announce new hours for Parts and Service. We will now be open beginning 7a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday thru Friday to better serve our valued Timmins customers.

Parts and Service will now be open 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. Parts Department only will be open 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Saturdays.

Administration and sales hours remain 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

More on the New International HX Series

Full Story | Posted on: 2016-02-16


Worksites are tough. The comfort , functionality and style of the HX Series keeps you working harder, longer and more efficiently, thanks to a completely redesigned interior that’s ergonomically advanced with high-quality appointments, best-in-class visibility and a new hydraulic assist clutch. Wrap it up in an all-new design, and you’ve got the total package to keep you moving.

Check out the HX introductory video below to learn more about the new HX Series and what it can do for you!

Introducing the new International HX Series

Full Story | Posted on: 2016-02-16


The HX is a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry.  This is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010.

Click here for Press Release.

Happy Holiday! See our holiday hours.

Full Story | Posted on: 2015-12-16

Happy Holidays! Tis the season for celebrating, visiting with friends and loved ones, enjoying all of the things that make the holidays a joyous time of year.  Here at Tru-Nor Truck Centres, our family would like to wish your family a safe, happy, and meaningful holiday season and all the best in the coming year. As we look forward to 2016, we pledge to provide you with the same quality International products and services that we have become known for.


  • Christmas Eve  (Thursday, Dec.  24) – Open until 3 pm
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Friday Dec. 25 and Saturday Dec. 26) – Closed
  • New Year’s Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31) – Open until 3 pm
  • New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2016) – Closed