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  • Blackberry Radar now available to Pana-Pacific customers

    December 18, 2017 6:00PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Blackberry Ltd. has partnered with Pana-Pacific to offer its asset tracking solution to more than 2,800 commercial dealers across North America. During the announcement, Philip Poulidis, senior vice-president and general manager of Blackberry Radar, said that although

  • OOIDA outlines concerns about autonomous vehicles

    October 5, 2017 8:47AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has outlined its concerns about autonomous vehicle technologies to lawmakers. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation advanced legislation specific to passenger vehicles. A similar

  • Proposed app to aid tow industry practices

    September 27, 2017 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario Recovery Group (ORG), and government officials have proposed the release of a web app-based electronic call system for incidents on 400 series highways. The system would allow police and enforcement officials

  • Daimler addresses platooning, electric trucks at NACV opening

    September 25, 2017 12:39PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is testing truck platooning on its Madras, Ore., test track as well as public highways. The company addressed its platooning trials during a discussion to kick off the North American Commercial Vehicle

  • Volvo’s tech guru shares vision of the future

    September 19, 2017 8:20AM by James Menzies

    Connectivity, electro-mobility, and automation will reshape transportation industry

  • Canadian fleets honored by PeopleNet, TMW Systems

    August 15, 2017 11:42AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Canadian fleets were recognized as innovators by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, at their joint in.sight user conference. PeopleNet recognized Vitesse Transport, which has developed three systems that leverage PeopleNet technology, to improve visibility into asset utilization

  • Drivewyze’s bypass service available in North Dakota

    August 15, 2017 8:00AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Canadian trucking software company Drivewyze will be expanding its weigh station bypass service to North Dakota, marking the first time the program will be offered in the state. The Drivewyze PreClear program provides weigh station bypass opportunities

  • Descartes buys MacroPoint

    August 15, 2017 7:05AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Descartes Systems Group announced today it has acquired MacroPoint, a provider of truck tracking and predictive freight capacity data content. “Consumers expect to see the location and progress of shipments from the point of order to delivery,”

  • PeopleNet, TMW execs talk on-demand economy

    August 14, 2017 11:52AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The on-demand economy is here, and transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep pace with an ever-changing market. This was the message delivered to a large audience of fleet professionals, third-party logistics providers, freight brokers and

  • Disrupting the disruptors

    July 27, 2017 5:20PM by James Menzies

    Detroit looks to differentiate itself through greater, more practical connectivity

  • Sea creatures travel Canada in customized trailer

    July 27, 2017 4:40PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sea critters from the Vancouver Aquarium are traveling across Canada in style to mark the country’s 150th birthday. Having departed Vancouver in April, the AquaVan 150 is trekking from coast to coast for seven months offering Canadians

  • Lytx opens new Canadian office, R&D lab

    July 17, 2017 10:13AM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – DriveCam maker Lytx has announced its move into a new facility in Markham, Ont. The company is moving its local hardware and software development teams into a 13,000 sq.-ft. facility equipped with a research and development lab

  • Waterloo researchers look to reduce idling food delivery trucks

    June 16, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Researchers at the University of Waterloo say they’ve developed a way for refrigerated delivery trucks to reduce emissions while idling and to save fuel costs. In a study published in Energy, Waterloo engineers said they found a

  • Michelin buys telematics provider

    June 14, 2017 3:57PM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin has announced it has acquired telematics provider NexTraq. NexTraq is a subsidiary of Fleetcor Technologies, and provides tools for driver safety, management, and for enhancing fleet productivity. It also provides GPS fleet management tools for fleets

  • Federal government has role to play in facilitating autonomous vehicles: Garneau

    June 13, 2017 11:40AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada is on the brink of an automotive revolution, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the introduction of the automobile. That was the opinion of Marc Garneau, Canada’s transportation minister, when speaking this morning at