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  • Great Dane facility produces 125,000th trailer

    February 20, 2019 1:48PM by Truck News

    WAYNE, Nebr. – Great Dane’s Wayne, Nebraska, manufacturing facility announced the production of its 125,000th refrigerated trailer during a commemorative celebration held at the plant. Attendees of the celebration included Wayne’s Mayor Cale Geise, Schuster Company president Steve Schuster and

  • January’s trailer order volume down from last year: ACT Research

    February 20, 2019 11:48AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders is 25,800 units. “While the industry had the weakest January order volume since 2016, it was still sufficient enough to generate very minor orderboard growth. January net orders

  • Volvo’s first electric trucks delivered to customers

    February 20, 2019 10:58AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles this week – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. Series

  • ATA truck tonnage index increased in January

    February 20, 2019 10:42AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index increased 2.3% in January after falling 1% in December. In January, the index equaled 117.3 (2015=100), up from 114.7 in December. “After monthly declines in both

  • Second largest load in Alberta history hits highways

    February 19, 2019 5:22PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Mammoet Canada is at it again, moving historically large loads on Alberta’s highway system. This time, the carrier will be transporting a polypropylene reactor from Cessco Fabrication in Edmonton to Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical complex in Strathcona

  • TFI buys Toronto Tank Lines

    February 19, 2019 11:49AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TFI International announced today that it has acquired Toronto Tank Lines (TTL). TTL  operates storage facilities and a fleet of approximately 75 tank trailers and 45 power units. According to the agreement, TTL will operate as a standalone business

  • Arrow Truck Sales names new president

    February 19, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Arrow Truck Sales announced this week that Jeffrey Oldham has been named the company’s new president. Oldham replaces Steve Clough, who has retired.  Oldham has most recently served as COO and general manager of Ag-Power, a multi-location

  • Canada needs an energy information report

    February 15, 2019 8:58AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

  • FTR: 2019 will be ‘good, strong year’

    February 15, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 2019 is panning out to be a “good strong year” for trucking. That’s according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who spoke during this month’s State of Freight webinar on Feb. 14. “Overall, our outlook

  • Navistar awards top suppliers

    February 14, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,

  • Angela Splinter to host Isaac Instruments’ webinar on human resources

    February 14, 2019 2:26PM by Truck News

    CHAMBLY, Que. — Isaac Instruments putting on a webinar called “Modernize your HR Approach” and its host will be a familiar face. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada will host the event slotted for the end of February. Splinter

  • Bendix inches closer to sustainability goals

    February 14, 2019 12:12PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix announced recently it is close to reaching its sustainability and energy reduction goals. In 2018, Bendix moved closer to its goal of Zero Landfill by diverting 96%  (more than 25.5 million pounds) of material waste from

  • Highlight Motor Group donates to SickKids

    February 14, 2019 11:37AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. —  Highlight Motor Group president Kirk Kalinitchenko along with vice-presidents,  Bob Cascagnette and Yury Eskin, delivered a $5,000 donation to the SickKids Foundation. These funds will be put towards the SickKids VS campaign — a $1.3 billion fundraiser

  • Why we need women with drive

    February 14, 2019 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The numbers don’t lie. The representation of women in the trucking and logistics industry remains well below their representation in Canada’s workforce as a whole. Just 3% of truck drivers are women. 11% of the industry’s administrators are women. 18%

  • Report highlights Top 10 truck bottlenecks in U.S.

    February 12, 2019 10:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being home to three of the 10 worst bottlenecks for trucks on American highways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The institute’s annual list identifies the intersection of I-95 and