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  • Tarping flatdeck load without fall protection gear nets $30K fine

    January 29, 2015 10:23PM by Truck News

    INNISFIL, Ont. — No one was hurt, but an Ontario company was fined $30,000 because someone could’ve been, when working on top of a flatbed trailer without a safety harness or other fall protection equipment. A Ministry of Labour inspector

  • US fleet exec takes safety message to Congress

    January 29, 2015 12:49PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Jim Mullen, executive vice-president and general counsel of Werner Enterprises, addressed the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s subcommittee on surface transportation, to highlight some of the industry’s safety initiatives. “The trucking industry is justifiably proud of its

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge Week four results

    January 29, 2015 11:38AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada has been walking circles around its American counterparts – in the Healthy Fleet Challenge, at least. This week, all fleets in the Top 5 were Canadian. Though the month isn’t quite over yet, we’ve compiled the

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    Freightliner adds options to Class 6/7 M2

    January 29, 2015 8:59AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner says new options are now available for order on its Class 6/7 M2, enhancing fuel economy, driver retention and professional image. “We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment, and

  • Scout Logistics channels Leaf fan frustrations to raise funds

    January 29, 2015 8:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A Toronto freight transportation company is looking to harness Leafs fans’ frustrations and turn them into something positive. Scout Logistics has launched a Not In Our Lifetime campaign. It’s asking people to take a selfie of themselves

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    Peterbilt sees increased demand for Model 320

    January 29, 2015 8:35AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt says its Model 320 low-cab forward truck achieved record production in 2014, with more than 1,600 units built. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year. The specialty truck is used in refuse operations and concrete

  • Fleet Engineers revamps brand, partners with Team Run Smart Pro

    January 28, 2015 4:36PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Fleet Engineers, a manufacturer of aftermarket parts, has gotten a major facelift. The company announced today it has rolled out a new, updated corporate logo and has released a new mission statement and updated its values

  • Meritor expands wheel-end solutions portfolio

    January 28, 2015 1:49PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — In an effort to become a one-stop shop for wheel-end solutions, Meritor has added three new products the company announced earlier this week. “Customers have asked for greater single-source availability of products,” said Aaron Bickford, director,

  • SAF-Holland reveals Parts on Demand electronic parts catalogue

    January 28, 2015 1:40PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. –To help modernize the way parts are ordered, SAF-Holland has brought digital life to its parts catalogue. At its press event at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, SAF-Holland introduced its aftermarket Parts on Demand

  • Canadian General Freight Index ticks up a notch in November

    January 28, 2015 10:39AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Freight costs in Canada continued to rise in November, up 1% compared to October results. The Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicated the base rate went up 1.6% compared to October. Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers

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    Trison Tarps acquires Rock Hard Liners

    January 28, 2015 10:03AM by Truck News

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — Trison Tarps continues to grow, most recently with the acquisition of Rock Hard Liners. “With a focus on excelling in customer service, Trison Tarps now has the ability to offer a one-stop location for tarping and liner needs,”

  • Bestpass achieves record growth, eyes Canadian expansion

    January 28, 2015 8:25AM by Truck News

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Expansion into the Canadian market helped toll management company Bestpass to achieve record growth in 2014. It added more than 500 new accounts over the year and saw a 40% increase in service revenue. It also formed

  • Driver turnover edges up at large US truckload fleets

    January 28, 2015 8:16AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Driver turnover at large US truckload fleets crept up 1% to an annualized rate of 97% in the third quarter of 2014. “Driver turnover, which is a good barometer of the driver market, remains high,” said Bob

  • Transportation Media joins Newcom to create trucking industry information powerhouse

    January 27, 2015 9:45PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. — Transportation Media, publishers of this website and the Truck News, Truck West and Motortruck Fleet Executive publications, has joined Newcom Business Media to create the largest publishing group serving the Canadian trucking industry. Newcom Business Media Inc.

  • Meritor rolls out new Service Point program

    January 27, 2015 7:58PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Independent Service Garages can now get the Meritor seal of approval. At the 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier today, Meritor announced that it will launch a network of Meritor-approved repairs shops, called Meritor Service Points,