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  • Jayne Gunn passes away

    May 26, 2015 8:04AM by Truck News

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — The trucking industry lost a friend over the weekend, with the passing of longtime recruiter and industry advocate Jayne Gunn. She died following a battle with a brain tumour at the age of 51. Gunn was a

  • Titanium Group posts record revenue in first quarter

    May 26, 2015 7:32AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group disclosed its first quarter earnings for the first time as a publicly traded company, touting record revenue. The company says its revenue was up 68% and represents an annualized run rate in excess of

  • News Equipment

    Flo Components offering lubrication training

    May 26, 2015 7:06AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — More than half of all bearing failures are caused by improper lubrication, according to a study by a major component manufacturer. In order to avoid such breakdowns, Flo Components is offering a series of Lube Basics seminars

  • Autonomous truck corridor linking Manitoba to Mexico discussed

    May 26, 2015 6:44AM by Truck News

    BISMARCK, N.D. — A trade group in the US is in the early stages of trying to develop an autonomous trucking corridor that would link Manitoba to Mexico. It would run along Route 83, through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South

  • Total Logistics to help with search for missing children

    May 26, 2015 6:31AM by Truck News

    VAUDREUIL-DORION, Que. — Total Logistics Group has announced it will help the Missing Children’s Network locate missing children, by displaying posters on 12 of its trucks. The announcement came during National Missing Children’s Day this week. “This wonderful and unprecedented

  • Aveda Transportation buys Hodges Trucking

    May 25, 2015 11:50AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — A Canadian oilfield haulage company has announced the acquisition of a US trucking firm. Aveda Transportation and Energy Services of Calgary, Alta., has purchased Hodges Trucking, based in Oklahoma City. The trucking firm was a wholly owned

  • Atlantic Truck Show 2015 less than two weeks away

    May 25, 2015 9:42AM by James Menzies

    MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Truck Show rolls back into Moncton, NB, June 5-6, 2015 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. This is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most-inclusive trucking show. Industry leaders will be on-site with displays featuring the latest trucks

  • First Best Fleets to Drive For Webinar to run Tuesday

    May 25, 2015 9:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The first of three Webinars, and two in-person seminars, revealing tips and best practices from the Best Fleets to Drive For is scheduled for Tuesday. The live seminars will run from 9 a.m. till noon and will

  • Bridgestone’s truck tire plant turns 25

    May 25, 2015 9:20AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn. The company began producing truck and bus tires there in May 1990 and now employs 1,000 people there, producing about 9,000

  • CITT to celebrate logistics professionals with events across Canada

    May 25, 2015 9:15AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — CITT is taking some time over the next few weeks to recognize logistics professionals who’ve completed its CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) course. Evenings of celebration and networking are planned in nine Canadian cities. They’re open to the

  • Trucking industry urged to ‘wear plaid for Dad’ June 19

    May 22, 2015 11:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers are ‘wearing plaid for Dad’ this month and raising money for prostate cancer research. In order to raise awareness about prostate cancer as well as money to help fight the disease, a movement is underway

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders fall 22% in April, but analyst not concerned

    May 22, 2015 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — A 22% decrease in trailer net orders in April should not cause too much concern, according to industry analyst ACT Research. Orders totaled 18,000 units, however that’s partly due to last year’s unprecedented order intake, which was

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders reach 17-month low

    May 22, 2015 9:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final Class 8 net orders for April totaled 22,400 units, reaching a 17-month low, according to data from ACT Research. Classes 5-7 truck net orders came in at 17,700 units, also down. “These are numbers that would

  • Cowan Foundation celebrates giving, by giving more

    May 21, 2015 1:50PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Cowan Foundation, created by the founder of Cowan Insurance, is marking 20 years of giving this year and $20 million in charitable donations. Frank Cowan set up the Foundation in 1995, the company says. “The Cowan

  • Manitoba Trucking Association names new safety director

    May 21, 2015 1:41PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has named Ed Pschulski its new director of the Manitoba Trucking Safety Program. He brings more than 14 years’ safety experience to the role, the MTA announced. Pschulski will be charged with