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    Ritchie Bros. preparing for largest ever Canadian auction

    April 17, 2015 1:15PM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Ritchie Bros. has announced it will host its largest ever Canadian auction in Edmonton at the end of April. The four-day unreserved auction, which will run Apr. 28-May 1, features more than 8,000 trucks and other pieces

  • Private fleets partner with TTSAO in face of worsening driver shortage

    April 17, 2015 1:05PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) of Canada has partnered with the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to help member fleets find well-trained drivers. The PMTC says its member fleets are beginning to suffer from

  • International makes OnCommand Connection available in Canada

    April 17, 2015 10:01AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — International announced at ExpoCam that its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics platform is now available in Canada. The company also announced a partnership with Canadian telematics firm Isaac Instruments. “OnCommand Connection demonstrates our commitment to uptime and our

  • Daimler names new general manager for Cleveland truck plant

    April 17, 2015 7:31AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America has named Henning O. Bruns the new general manager of its truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. Bruns joined the Daimler team back in 1991 and has held a number of management roles

  • Marcio Pedroso named new president of Volvo Financial Solutions

    April 17, 2015 7:18AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo has named Marcio Pedroso the new president of Volvo Financial Solutions for the region of Americas, as of March 1, 2015. Pedroso is taking over for Leo Hawkes who recently retired. Pedroso has been with the VFS

  • International introduces Canadian ProStar ES spec’

    April 16, 2015 1:18PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. — International has introduced a Canadianized version of its ProStar ES, featuring an optimized powertrain and the ability to handle 110,000-lb gross combination weights. The new ES 110 Canadian spec’ was shown for the first time today at

  • Canada Cartage named Coke’s top Canadian carrier

    April 16, 2015 12:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage has been named Coca-Cola Refreshment’s 2014 Canadian Carrier of the Year. It marks the second consecutive year Canada Cartage has been recognized with the award. Carriers are scored based on: on-time delivery percentage, tender acceptance

  • News Equipment

    Uniroyal truck tire line introduced at ExpoCam

    April 16, 2015 12:05PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. — The Uniroyal truck tire brand made its debut at ExpoCam this morning. The new tire line features six designs in two sizes. Two of the tires – the Uniroyal RS20 and LS24 – are SmartWay-verified. The Uniroyal

  • TransCore Link Logistics unveils French Web site at ExpoCam

    April 16, 2015 11:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TransCore Link Logistics has launched a French version of its corporate Web site, the company announced at ExpoCam today in Montreal. The company says the French version was designed to meet the needs of its French-speaking population.

  • Titanium Transportation to begin trading on TSX-V today

    April 16, 2015 8:22AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange beginning today. It will carry the symbol TTR. Going public will allow Titanium to pursue more growth opportunities, its management says. “The TSXV listing is a

  • MTA’s new annual general meeting format a hit

    April 15, 2015 10:18AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says the new format of its annual general meeting was a hit. The association hosted a one-day conference along with a fundraising dinner. The focus of the Apr. 10 conference was Transportation

  • Carrier Transicold celebrates double milestone in 2015

    April 14, 2015 2:27PM by Truck News

    ATHENS, Ga. – It’s a double celebration for Carrier Transicold this year. The company is celebrating both 75 years of the Carrier road transport refrigeration innovation and 45 years of the the Carrier Transicold business. “Carrier’s history encompasses more than

  • OTA files comments with Attorney General regarding AMPS

    April 14, 2015 2:11PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has filed its comments to the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) regarding the proposal of an online administrative monetary penalty system  (AMPS) that deals with traffic-related provincial offences and municipal infractions. The

  • THD acquires Claude Roussel Transport

    April 14, 2015 11:34AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – THD has announced the acquisition of Claude Roussel Transport earlier this week. The company claims the recent purchase will allow customers of Claude Roussel Transport to benefit from the increased coverage in Quebec and Ontario, and allows

  • Canadian spot market freight volumes strong through first quarter

    April 14, 2015 7:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian spot market freight volumes closed the first quarter on a high note, up 13% in March compared to February. However year-over-year, volumes were down 23%, according to the TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index. Q1 volumes