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Abdul Latheef

Abdul Latheef
Abdul Latheef is the associate editor of Today’s Trucking and trucknews.com. He has extensive international experience as a reporter and editor. Reach him at abdul@newcom.ca
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    Highlight raises more funds for SickKids

    February 20, 2020 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Highlight Motor Group has raised another $15,000 for the SickKids Foundation in support of its campaign to build a new hospital in Toronto. This marks the second year in a row that Highlight has contributed to the

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    U.S. trailer net orders plunge 15%

    February 20, 2020 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer net orders dropped 15% in January to 15,000 units, according to ACT Research. And, orders were down 28% year-over-year, it said. “Fleets continued their conservative investment posture in all equipment categories in January,” said Frank

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    Groupe Hugo acquires Stargate Manufacturing

    February 20, 2020 by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Groupe Hugo Corp., a maker of specialized semi-trailers, has acquired Stargate Manufacturing of Milton, Ont., the company announced Wednesday. Stargate, which makes dump trailers, straight truck bodies and transfer trailers, employs about 80 people. Hugo Corp.’s

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    TFI names Cameron Holzer senior VP in U.S.

    February 19, 2020 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TFI International Inc. has appointed Cameron Holzer senior vice-president of operations to focus on its rapidly expanding U.S. specialized truckload business. With more than 25 years of experience, Holzer brings extensive expertise in operations and strategic development,

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    N.J. intersection remains top bottleneck for trucks

    February 19, 2020 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual list of the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, and a New Jersey intersection again leads the list. The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level

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    Blockades could lead to spike in demand for trucking

    February 19, 2020 by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – The partial shutdown of one of the country’s biggest railway freight networks could lead to a surge in demand for trucking services, according to the Retail Council of Canada. CN Rail has halted services across Eastern Canada

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    TFI International’s U.S. IPO raises US$230 million

    February 18, 2020 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International said Tuesday its initial public offering in the U.S. has raised US$230 million. The IPO of 6.9 million common shares closed earlier in the day, the company said. TFI plans to use the proceeds to

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    Loadlink’s Canadian spot market rises 13% in January

    February 18, 2020 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Loadlink’s Canadian spot market is off to a strong start, with freight volumes up 13% from December, according to the load board operator TransCore Link Logistics. Loadlink volume has now risen for four consecutive months, the company

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    ATA reports small rise in truck tonnage index

    February 18, 2020 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.1% in January after rising 0.5% in December. In January, the index equaled 117.4, compared with 117.3 in December, ATA said. ATA recently revised the seasonally

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    Caledon fights illegal trucking yards

    February 18, 2020 by Abdul Latheef

    CALEDON, Ont. – The small Ontario town of Caledon has set up a task force to address the illegal occupation of its land by nearly 100 trucking businesses. The town council acted last week after a staff report proposed a

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    Kenworth names 2020 Parts Council

    February 14, 2020 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2020 Parts Council. Top parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada serve on the council, which focuses on enhancing parts quality and customer support. The Kenworth Parts Council

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    Hydro One, OPG launch e-vehicle charging network

    February 14, 2020 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation have announced the launch of a new company, which will create the province’s most connected electric vehicle fast-charger network. Ivy Charging Network will have 160 level-3 fast-chargers at 73 locations across

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    Bendix excels in safety performance

    February 13, 2020 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has logged one of its safest years, the company said Thursday. It achieved an excellent safety performance in 2019, even while fulfilling record sales and production levels for the third year running. With

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    ECONOMIC WATCH: FTR voices concern over coronavirus

    February 13, 2020 by Abdul Latheef

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The still-evolving coronavirus epidemic is casting a shadow over an already-struggling trucking industry, according to transportation intelligence provider FTR. The epidemic could have a big potential impact on freight because China’s role in manufacturing is considerably larger

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    The Idle-Free Guy’s message: Flip the switch

    February 13, 2020 by Abdul Latheef

    HALIFAX, N.S. – By his own admission, Ron Zima was a “typical Canadian idler”, contributing to poor air quality wherever he drove. But it didn’t really hit home until he started noticing cars idling in the parking lot of his

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