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  • Manitoba’s top drivers awarded

    June 18, 2019 6:34PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced the winners of the Provincial Truck Driving Championship, which was held June 15 in Winnipeg, Man. First place winners make up Team Manitoba and include Bruce McKechnie of Bison Transport (single/tandem);

  • QTA renews ExpoCam support for next 20 years

    June 18, 2019 1:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. — Newcom Media Inc. and the Quebec Trucking Association (ACQ) have renewed their partnership in the national ExpoCam truck show through an agreement that covers the next 20 years. This partnership ensures that the ACQ fully and exclusively

  • Brake Safety Week to focus on brake hoses, tubing

    June 18, 2019 11:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is scheduling its annual Brake Safety Week for Sept. 15-22, and will place a particular focus on brake hoses and tubing. Brake hoses and tubing needs to be properly attached, undamaged,

  • Volvo Group joins forces with NVIDIA to develop platform for autonomous trucks

    June 18, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Group announced today that it has teamed up with NVIDIA to deliver self-driving commercial and industrial vehicles. Utilizing NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and in-vehicle computing, the resulting system is designed to safely

  • Volvo Group sponsors tree planting for Canadian veterans

    June 17, 2019 11:48AM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the attendees at a tree planting ceremony June 14, sponsored by Volvo Group. The event was part of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, an initiative that will see two million

  • Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

    June 17, 2019 10:45AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of

  • Employers bracing for more pot problems: Expert

    June 17, 2019 9:26AM by Abdul Latheef

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Eight months after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, employers are still grappling with issues related to marijuana use in the workplace. Now, an addiction expert is warning that the problem could get much worse when

  • News Equipment

    Truck-Lite integrates Stemco wireless products into Road Ready

    June 17, 2019 9:20AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has announced it has integrated Stemco wireless products into its Road Ready system, through its SmartBridge Integrator. The SmartBridge Integrator bridges OE trailer systems with the Road Ready network, which communicates trailer data to a fleet

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth T270 marks milestone at Ste-Therese truck plant

    June 17, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    STE-THERESE, Que. – Paccar has produced its 200,000th truck at the company’s medium-duty plant in Ste-Therese, Que. The Kenworth T270 was presented to Miller Industries, a long-time Kenworth customer. It came equipped with a Paccar PX-7 engine rated at 300

  • A look back at the PMTC annual conference

    June 14, 2019 4:26PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces

  • ONroute Service Centres sold

    June 14, 2019 1:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – ONroute Service Centres – a chain of 23 service plazas and rest areas with a presence along major Ontario highways – has been sold to Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP) and Fengate Asset Management. ONroute has the exclusive

  • PMTC recognizes fleet graphics in 34th awards

    June 14, 2019 10:37AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Fleet graphics are often made of reflective material, but some were shining a little brighter than others during the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s 34th annual vehicle graphics design awards. “This is one of the

  • Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

    June 14, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor

  • PMTC hands out annual honors

    June 14, 2019 6:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s