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    AMTA brings virtual reality to driver training

    June 29, 2015 8:56PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – They may not be as much guilty fun as Grand Theft Auto or Gran Turismo, but the Alberta Motor Transport Association hopes its new driving simulators will prove to be an important tool in the training of

  • Taking on the champs

    June 27, 2015 12:35PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Competing in the championships was a humbling experience for this scribe

  • Canada Cartage makes deliveries for Project Water

    June 26, 2015 11:14AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage this week transported 300,000 bottles of water as part of Project Water. The water was delivered from Nestle Canada to the Engage and Change parking lot of pick-up by front-line relief organizations. Since its launch,

  • DTNA collaborates with Zonar Systems

    June 25, 2015 8:38PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America announced today that it has become a minority in Zonar Systems. According to the company, this investment is a smart one as it expands DTNA’s development of connected vehicles. The long-term partnership aims

  • Premier Bulk hosts grand opening of new terminal

    June 25, 2015 8:26PM by Sonia Straface

    GORMLEY, Ont. – Premier Bulk Systems celebrated its new terminal in Gormley, Ont. with a traditional grand opening today. The event allowed attendees to tour the new facility, have a bite to eat, and watch the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony

  • Trailer Wizards hosts customer appreciation day

    June 25, 2015 3:15PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer Wizards hosted its annual customer appreciation day in Mississauga today where attendees got to mingle with staff, win prizes, and enjoy a catered lunch. Trailer Wizards representatives were pleased with the turnout of the event and

  • Canadian team wins Mack Masters Competition

    June 25, 2015 9:16AM by Truck News

      ALLENTOWN, Penn. —  A Canadian team took home the gold in the final round of the inaugural Mack Masters Competition held recently in Allentown, Penn. The winner of the intense, hands-on final challenge was team Babine PG from Babine

  • LTL total freight costs increase

    June 25, 2015 8:41AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of round transportation for Canadian Shippers went down by 0.6% in April, when compared to March results, according to the data published by the Canadian General Freight Index today. The data also shows that

  • Kenworth, Paccar offer $3,000 rebate on new ICON 900

    June 24, 2015 2:04PM by Truck News

      KIRKLAND, Wash.– Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering a $3,000 rebate for qualifying US and Canadian fleets and operators who purchase the new Kenworth ICON 900 truck by Dec. 31, 2015. The truck – a customized limited edition first introduced

  • Product Transportation

    Rand McNally publishes 35th edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

    June 24, 2015 9:00AM by Truck News

    SKOKIE, Ill. —  Rand McNally released its 2016 edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas today. “The Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas continues to be the trusted reference and essential back-up for commercial drivers. Even in this day of electronic in-cab

  • Peterbilt hosts ‘Commitment to Class’ event in Quebec

    June 23, 2015 1:48PM by Truck News

    SAINT-THERESE, Que. —  At the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Saint-Therese, Quebec this week, Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company’s Class 6-7 lineup in various

  • Product Transportation

    Phillips Industries introduces new trailer air brake in-line filtration system

    June 23, 2015 1:29PM by Truck News

      SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Industries rolled out its new Air-Defense System today. The Air-Defense System is a trailer brake in-line filtration system that comes with a Quick-Change Cartridge that traps debris before it can cause dangerous, expensive

  • Daimler appoints new general manager of human resources

    June 23, 2015 1:16PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Eileen Frack has been appointed to the position of general manager of human resources. The appointment also makes Frack DTNA’s first female Operating Committee member. Prior to this role, Frack

  • Maxim Truck & Trailer laces up its sneakers for charity

    June 23, 2015 11:17AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Maxim Truck & Trailer raised close to $70,000 this month when it participated in the Challenge for Life event in Winnipeg. The event consisted of a 20 kilometre walk that promotes healthy living while raising funds and

  • NEXIQ Technologies rolls out new diagnostic software

    June 23, 2015 10:25AM by Truck News

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — NEXIQ Technologies announced today the release of its new PC-based, heavy-duty diagnostic software application – the eTechnician HD. The new application provides the basic functions to diagnose most electronically controlled vehicle systems, including module support for