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Sonia Straface

Sonia Straface
Sonia Straface is the associate editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. She graduated from Ryerson University's journalism program in 2013 and enjoys writing about health and wellness and HR issues surrounding the transportation industry. Follow her on Twitter: @SoniaStraface.
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    Volvo talks Vera at IAA

    September 20, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Volvo Trucks used its press conference time at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover this week to talk more about its eye-popping Vera, the autonomous, electric vehicle that looks more like a driverless sports car than

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    Meritor rolls out Blue Horizon Brand in Europe

    September 20, 2018 by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Blue is the new black. At least it is to Meritor. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany this week, Meritor rolled out its new Blue Horizon brand to Europe that encompasses its emerging platform

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    Allison reveals new 9-speed transmission

    September 20, 2018 by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Allison Transmission unveiled its newest medium-duty 9-speed fully automatic transmission at the IAA Commericial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. The reveal marked the product’s global launch. The new transmission was designed for operations including distribution, pickup and

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    TTSAO to honor commercial driver instructors with new award

    September 20, 2018 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. —  The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced a new award to be presented annually to honor commercial driver instructors. The first ever TTSAO/Paybright Commercial Driving Instructor of the Year award will be presented to

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    Transcourt Tank Leasing names new v.p. of business development

    September 20, 2018 by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing announced this week that Shawn Rogers has been named vice-president of business development for North America. Rogers has been a senior sales rep leader for more than 20 years in the transportation industry. Most recenttly,

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    Thermo King showcases its vision for the future

    September 19, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Thermo King unveiled its vision for the future at this year’s IAA truck show. It’s called Thermotopia – a city where the refrigeration transportation industry ensures the safety of goods and food, while it eliminated smog, congestion,

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    ZF pledges to invest big bucks in electric and autonomous technologies

    September 19, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – ZF announced today at the IAA show that is planning to invest € 12 billion in e-mobility and autonomous driving in the next five years. According to Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Freidrichshafen, modern-day logistics is at

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    Goodyear rolls out most fuel-efficient tire yet at IAA

    September 19, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Goodyear launched its first-ever full silica tread compound tire at the IAA truck show in Germany. The new tire, called Fuelmax Performance, is what Goodyear says is its most fuel-efficient tire to date. The tire has hit

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    Slow the flow

    September 19, 2018 by John G. Smith

    Every second counts if a spill begins, and every type of spill presents unique challenges

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    Pete Joy wins CVSN President’s Award

    September 18, 2018 by Truck News

    SANTE FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries extends their congratulations to Pete Joy upon receiving the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) President’s Award this year. The award was presented on Monday, September 10 at the opening general session of the CVSN

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    Paris Truck Convoy raises $75,000

    September 17, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    PARIS, Ont. – In its 14th edition, the Paris Truck Convoy for Special Olympics raised a whopping $75,000. The event, that saw 72 big rigs roll down Highway 401 on September 15, is one of the longest standing fundraisers of

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    Trailcon names new senior v.p. and general manager

    September 17, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Trailcon announced today that Jerry Brown will assume the role of senior vice-president and general manager, effective October 1, 2018. Alan Boughton, president and co-founder said: “I am delighted to welcome Jerry to the senior management team as

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    Farmers flock to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

    September 17, 2018 by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – It was an epic three days for farmers in southern Ontario September 11-13. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show – the premier outdoor agricultural showcase – took place those dates at Canada’s Outdoor Park in Woodstock Ontario. The show

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    Jost International names new director of aftermarket business development

    September 17, 2018 by Truck News

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. —  Jost International has promoted Mike Jones to the new position of director of aftermarket business development. The population of Jost fifth wheels in North America is rapidly approaching 700,000 units. As the number of vehicles with Jost

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    Caesar Transport celebrates 35th anniversary

    September 17, 2018 by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Caesar Transport is celebrating 35 years in business. The business, headquartered in Brampton, specializes in LTL and FTL deliveries across the GTA and surrounding areas. “This year marks our 35th year in business,” said Roger Caesar, owner

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