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  • Paccar names new CEO

    April 22, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced recently that it has named Preston Feight its new chief executive officer. Feight will start his new position on July 1, 2019. He is currently the company’s executive vice-president, and will succeed Ron Armstrong who

  • Trucking conditions continue to weaken

    April 22, 2019 7:51AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. trucking conditions sled to near neutral territory in February, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). February marked the lowest reading since August 2017. FTR reports the decline is due to weaker freight volumes

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • B.C. working to develop MELT standard

    April 18, 2019 11:51AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA says program must address province’s unique driving challenges

  • CN joins forces with Lion to create eight electric trucks

    April 18, 2019 9:36AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Lion Electric Co. for the conception, design, and manufacturing of eight tandem axle, Class 8, zero-emission, electric trucks. According to CN, the trucks

  • OTA LEAD programs are back in action

    April 18, 2019 8:38AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has once again kicked off its LEAD programs – the Next Generation Certificate Program, and the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate Program through the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Next Generation

  • TFI continues U.S. growth through acquisitions

    April 17, 2019 11:29PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International’s U.S. last mile division, TForce Final Mile, has taken over select assets of BeavEx and its affiliates, Guardian Medical Logistics (GML), JNJW Enterprises, and USXP. The companies were obtained through a deal approved by the

  • Tackling driver turnover: Part 4

    April 17, 2019 2:13PM by Ray Haight

    An old saying goes, “Sometimes silence speaks louder than words” if your company doesn’t have an effective, robust communication strategy then I would guess that your retention numbers are suffering much by the neglect. Humans are by nature social animals,

  • Politicians address investment, MELT, and carbon tax during STA event

    April 17, 2019 12:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – Representatives from the provincial and federal governments highlighted how they are backing the trucking industry in Saskatchewan with investments in infrastructure, support for mandatory training, and fighting the carbon tax. During the Saskatchewan Trucking Association’s (STA) second

  • Feature Transportation

    Keep or toss?

    April 16, 2019 2:51PM by Scott Taylor

    There’s nothing like a good Spring cleanup. Hauling out all the things you let pile up in the garage over the winter. Sweeping up dirt and tacking up a shelf for stuff worth keeping off the floor. Putting items in

  • Continental hires John Cox

    April 16, 2019 11:23AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has hired retread industry veteran John Cox to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide. The newly-created position, Global Technical Services, emphasizes the company’s commitment to supporting partner shops producing ContiTread retreads. “We

  • Canada’s spot market sees change of pace

    April 16, 2019 9:25AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market saw a dramatic shift from the norm in March, setting multiple new precedents during the month. For the first time in Loadlink history, load volumes in March were below that of

  • Ritchie Bros. adds to executive team

    April 16, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. announced it is undergoing an organizational realignment in North America. According to the organization, the realignment is to prioritize senior management focus on penetrating the Upstream segment of the used equipment disposition market, implement a

  • Volvo Trucks names new PR manager

    April 15, 2019 3:10PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jennifer Edwards has been appointed public relations manager for Volvo Trucks North America. She will begin her new position on April 15, 2019, and will be responsible for all public relations and media relations activities for Volvo Trucks

  • Ontario plates to proclaim ‘Open for Business’

    April 15, 2019 1:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario licence plates will carry new messages as of Feb. 1, with slogans proclaiming the province is “Open for Business” and also “A Place to Grow”. The Open for Business tagline applies to commercial plates. The passenger