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    Ocean Trailer expands Winnipeg facility

    May 16, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ocean Trailer has finished renovations at its Winnipeg location. Additional shop bays have allowed the company to hire more technicians and better utilize its space, according to branch manager Mack Keay. “This added space has already improved

  • Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    May 16, 2019 10:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a

  • Firestone Industrial Products names new president

    May 16, 2019 9:46AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) today announced that Emily Poladian, former director of fleet sales, truck, bus and retread tires (TBR), has been named president, FSIP. Poladian succeeds Craig Schneider, who has been appointed president, diversified products for

  • Accuride names new president and CEO

    May 16, 2019 8:31AM by Sonia Straface

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride today announced that it has appointed Robin Kendrick to serve as its president and CEO. Kendrick joined the Accuride Board of Directors in March 2018 as an independent director and will continue to serve as a

  • Parts for Trucks turns 100, expands into Ontario, Quebec

    May 16, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Parts for Trucks has acquired Malmberg Truck Trailer Equipment located in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. The deal makes Dartmouth headquartered Parts for Trucks Inc. one of the largest truck and trailer service providers and parts distributors in

  • Erb driver makes Mother’s Day memorable

    May 15, 2019 9:23AM by James Menzies

    An Ottawa-area woman gets the ride of a lifetime, and checks an item off her bucket list

  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial

  • Fort Garry moves into new, larger facility in Saskatoon

    May 14, 2019 2:47PM by Truck News-West

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Fort Garry Industries has a new home in Saskatoon, Sask., celebrating with a grand opening May 9. A provider of aftermarket parts, as well as truck and trailer equipment and repair services, Fort Garry’s new building has

  • Truckers Against Trafficking to auction off Kenworth T680 May 17

    May 14, 2019 2:17PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. –Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is gearing up to auction off its “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoeniz, Az. on May 17. Proceeds from the sale go directly to TAT, a non-profit organization. “Human trafficking is

  • Trucking conditions turn negative

    May 14, 2019 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. dipped into negative territory in March, for the first time in several years. The -1.18 rating reflected softening rates, and sluggish freight demand, according to FTR. Active truck utilization and the truckload

  • Manitoulin buys B.C. logistics company

    May 14, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    SURREY, B.C. – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Trident Freight Logistics, marking its first logistics acquisition in B.C. The company says the purchase strengthens the national scope of its logistics operations, with five operation centers across Canada. Trident focuses on the

  • Navistar’s Edmonton facility awarded

    May 13, 2019 4:36PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Navistar’s Edmonton Parts Distribution Center has been awarded Top Performing Warehouse in the Truck and Heavy Equipment category by Carlisle & Co. It is the second year in a row the Edmonton facility has received the honor.

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    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

  • Record number of trucks in Canada’s spot market

    May 13, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing loads in Canada’s spot market in April than an any other month in history, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Meanwhile, load postings took an expected turn down compared to March, but the

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    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a