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  • Deadline to apply for OTA’s Education Foundation scholarships is fast approaching

    June 26, 2017 2:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The deadline to apply for an Ontario Trucking Association Education Foundation scholarship is July 15. Students and parents are encouraged to browse www.otaef.com to download application forms for Education Foundation scholarships. Students can apply for general university or

  • Accuride shakes up sales and marketing division

    June 26, 2017 1:42PM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corporation announced today that it has realigned its sales and marketing organization in an effort to better support the needs of its global customers following its recent acquisition of KIC LLC. According to Accuride, the new

  • Yokohama names new senior director of supply chain and logistics

    June 26, 2017 7:46AM by Truck News

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced today that Rick Alonzo has joined the company as senior director of supply chain and logistics. In his new role, Alonzo will report to Yokohama COO Jeff Barna. “Rick brings more

  • Driving the new Volvo VNR

    June 23, 2017 3:43PM by James Menzies

    The design of the all-new Volvo VNR was heavily inspired by driver feedback

  • News Equipment

    Trailer production climbed in May: ACT Research

    June 23, 2017 8:41AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production increased 12% in May, thanks to two additional build days and strong orders. The production rate was up 2% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days

  • Daimler expands parts distribution network

    June 23, 2017 8:30AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America announced yesterday that it will be adding two new parts distribution centers to its network – one in Grimes, Iowa and one in Whitestown, Indiana. “Our customers drive the best product on the road

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

  • MTA and Volvo Trucks Canada name provincial Driver of the Year

    June 20, 2017 4:50PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service has been named the 2017 Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada’s Driver of the Year. Rodych has been a driver with Gordon Food Service for more than 28 years, and

  • Truck tonnage jumps in May: ATA

    June 20, 2017 1:20PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, after a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. Compared to May 2016, the

  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes impress in May

    June 20, 2017 12:26PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore Link Logistics Canadian and cross-border loads were impressive according to the data. Loads performed well in May with volumes also increasing significantly. Year-over-year, freight volumes jumped 31% compared to May 2016.  Load volumes in May 2017 were

  • CTA calls on members to complete NAFTA survey

    June 20, 2017 10:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Government of Canada has announced the opening of consultations on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The government is seeking views from Canadian interests on cross-border trade harmonization, policies in need of clarification

  • Seven fleets to participate in Run on Less demonstration

    June 20, 2017 9:40AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven U.S. fleets have signed on to participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) first Run on Less demonstration. Each fleet is contributing a fuel-efficient truck and driver to be tracked for a three-week

  • MPI puts brakes on its driver training program

    June 19, 2017 8:10PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitobans looking to have Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) cover their tuition for the Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program will soon reach a dead end, as the program will conclude June 30. Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)

  • Huayi Tire Canada names eastern region sales manager

    June 19, 2017 12:21PM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Huayi Tire Canada (HTC), distributor of Double Coin tires and associated brands, has named Robert Vetter its new east region fleet sales manager. Vetter brings nearly 50 years of tire industry experience to the role, the company

  • Pirelli truck tire brand has new North American leader

    June 19, 2017 11:38AM by Truck News

    ROME, Ga. – Alex Vitale has been named CEO of TP Commercial Solutions’ North America operations. The company, which produces Pirelli brand commercial truck tires, says Vitale brings more than 20 years of global tire industry experience to the position