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Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.
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    Peterbilt expands refuse truck lineup

    May 27, 2016 by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas  – Peterbilt Motors Company announced that it is expanding its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 that features new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine. “Peterbilt has led

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    ATRI reveals results of sleep apnea survey

    May 26, 2016 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its sleep apnea survey today. Data for the survey was collected from more than 800 commercial drivers. ARTI said it found a lot from the study. It

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    Bridgestone appoints new v.p. of marketing for commercial tire business

    May 25, 2016 by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Higgs has been named the new vice-president of marketing for Bridgestone Americas’s commercial tire business. Going forward, Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership

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    Total costs continue to increase: CGFI

    May 25, 2016 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.5% in March when compared to February according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).  The Base Rate Index also increased by 2

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    JBT Transport launches campaign to help Fort Mac victims

    May 25, 2016 by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. —  JBT Transport is the latest transportation company to join relief efforts to help Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees. The company has recently launched the Stuff-A-JBT Truck Campaign where it is asking Waterloo Region residents and businesses to help

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  • Feature

    Under siege

    May 25, 2016 by Truck News

    Trucking industry from coast to coast rallies to help Ft. Mac victims

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    Altruck launches wheel safety campaign

    March 17, 2016 by Truck News

    BURLINGTON, Ont. — Altruck announced the launch of its new dedication to wheel safety today with its Wheel Check Safety and Awareness Campaign. The campaign is set to run from March 21 – October 31 and Altruck says during that

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    VersaCold set to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress

    March 14, 2016 by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. —VersaCold Logistics Services announced today that it plans to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX), B.C.’s largest refrigerated carrier. VersaCold did not disclose the financial details of the agreement, but said that it plans to allow CPX to continue operating

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    CITT launches new resource to help fill talent gap in logistics industry

    March 14, 2016 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  CITT announced the launch of a new kind of professional SCL Talent Pool recently. “Despite the enormous number of people who work in supply chain logistics roles across the country, it can actually be very hard for organizations

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    Truckload volumes increase slightly in February

    March 14, 2016 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – TransCore Link Logistics disclosed today that load volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads increased 1% month-over-month from January 2016 to February. However, year-over-year, load volumes were down 21% from February 2015. As well, intra-Canada load volumes represented 26% of the

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    Next Healthy Fleet Challenge set for May

    March 10, 2016 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The first Healthy Fleet Challenge of 2016 has been scheduled. This year’s Healthy Fleet Challenge, that invites members within the trucking industry to compete to see who can walk the most during the competition period, spans five months.

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    Bridgestone, Shell launch Nationwide Network Shell Lubricants program

    February 23, 2016 by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Bridgestone Americas together with Shell Lubricants today announced the launch of the Nationwide Network Shell Lubricants program. The program makes Shell Lubricants products such as Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils and Shell Rotella engine oils available

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    Peterbilt’s Denton plant celebrates 35th anniversary

    December 22, 2015 by Truck West

    DENTON, Texas – In 1980, ‘Old No. 1’ rolled off Peterbilt’s assembly line in Denton, Texas, and the company, which has produced nearly 500,000 trucks since, is now celebrating 35 years of ‘quality, safety, efficiency and innovation.’ “The value Peterbilt’s

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    Truck Tonnage Index drops 0.9% in November

    December 22, 2015 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.9% in November, after an increase of 1.8% in October. According to the ATA, in November, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 135.5 in

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    November trailer sales strong, says ACT

    December 21, 2015 by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the robust order season for U.S. trailers continued in November with an 18% gain over the previous month and 10% from a year ago. “It can be difficult to fully appreciate the strength of

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