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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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    New truck orders remain strong through February

    March 4, 2015 by Truck News

    Preliminary data shows February was another strong month for Class 8 truck orders, coming in at about 31,000 units. February order activity was 12% below January’s numbers but at a more reasonable, seasonal level than in the past four months,

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    Kenworth offers heavier-duty front axle on T370

    March 3, 2015 by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kenworth has announced availability of a heavier front axle for its T370 Class 7 truck. Customers can now choose between 18,000- and 20,000-lb axles. “The Kenworth T370 is already an extremely versatile truck, but now with the

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    Titanium Group buys Muskoka Transport

    March 3, 2015 by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Muskoka Transport. Muskoka is based in Bracebridge, Ont. with additional terminals in Barrie and Bolton, Ont. It provides flatbed freight and van shipping services with more than 100 power

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    Navistar trims losses in first quarter

    March 3, 2015 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar posted a net loss of US$42 million in the first quarter, on revenue of $2.4 billion. That compared to a loss of $248 million during the first quarter of 2014. Revenues were up 10% compared to

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    Contrans acquisition helps boost TransForce earnings

    March 2, 2015 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce closed out its fiscal year strong, posting a 36% increase in Q4 revenue and more than doubling its profits to $47.5 million. “TransForce completed several significant business acquisitions in 2014, including Contrans, our largest ever. These

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    Manitoba makes changes to wide-base tire regulation

    March 2, 2015 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Economy Minister Kevin Chief and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today that the province’s trucking industry can now take advantage of the new regulations allowing the use of wide-base single tires to help reduce fuel consumption. “We

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    Mack Trucks offers nat gas Pinnacle with Eaton UltraShift and Bendix Wingman

    March 2, 2015 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Mack Trucks is now offering natural gas-powered versions of its Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission, thanks to customer demands. “Our customers told us they wanted the option of an automated transmission, as well as

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    Trucker Radio talks engine parameters and travels to Colombia

    March 1, 2015 by Truck News

    This week’s edition of Trucker Radio News & Talk covered several topics, including the benefits of optimizing engine parameters. Truck News editor James Menzies discussed a new study that suggests optimizing engine parameters – something that can be done on

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    TTSAO puts focus on manual transmission training

    February 27, 2015 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) held its annual general meeting in Toronto earlier this week and there was a lot of key issues discussed at the event. The TTSAO took the time to discuss

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    TCA rolls out new online learning platform for drivers

    February 26, 2015 by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Virg. – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) revealed today that its education and certification program is adding  a new subscription online learning platform to its suite of educational options. The new platform is called Driver Connect, and it is

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    Truckload drives increase in Total Freight Costs  

    February 26, 2015 by Truck News

     TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 2.7% in the month of December according to the Canadian General Freight Index. In addition, the base rate index increased by 3% from November to December.

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    Volvo accepting entrants for fleet safety awards

    February 26, 2015 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo will once again this year recognize two of North America’s safest fleets. The truck maker announced it will once again recognize two North American trucking companies with the safest driving records and best safety programs. Each

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    Peterbilt expedites service times with Rapid Check

    February 26, 2015 by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt is now offering a new quick assessment service program across its North American dealer network, designed to provide customers with diagnostics and an estimate of needed repairs in two hours or less. Rapid Check will be

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    Extended warranty available on medium-duty Kenworths financed by Paccar

    February 25, 2015 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has announced the availability of an extended warranty program on Classes 5-7 trucks purchased in Canada and financed through Paccar Financial. The trucks now qualify for a two-year/320,000-km basic vehicle extended warranty when the purchase is

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    Second leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge begins March 1

    February 25, 2015 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – March is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the second leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge to begin. February was a month of rest and relaxation for competitors as it served as a

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