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  • New stretch of Highway 407 opens Monday

    December 6, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Highway 407 East project has been completed ahead of schedule, and the expanded stretch will be open to drivers Monday, the government announced Friday. The project connects Highway 407 from the new Highway 418 to Highway

  • Cynthia Nagamatsu is TTC president

    December 6, 2019 9:44AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Toronto Transportation Club has named Cynthia Nagamatsu president. Nagamatsu, vice-president of commercial client services at Hargraft Schofield LP, was chosen at the club’s annual general meeting ahead of its 106th annual dinner Thursday. James Mitton of

  • Court approves lawsuit against R.I. truck tolls

    December 6, 2019 7:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations has hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that held the trucking group’s lawsuit over Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls could proceed in federal court. “We have long

  • Isaac user conference attracts 250+

    December 5, 2019 4:11PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAINT-BRUNO-de-MONTARVILLE, Que. – Isaac Instruments attracted more than 250 industry representatives to its fourth annual user conference, recently hosted at the Centre des Sciences in Montreal. “It is always an enriching experience to meet users from all across Canada,” said

  • Engines over 10L will dominate Class 8 market; ACT

    December 5, 2019 10:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, according to the NA On-Highway Engine Outlook, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates. However, the trend

  • Volvo invests in California AI company

    December 5, 2019 9:34AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in California-based Apex.AI, a software developer in autonomous mobility, the company announced Thursday. The investment will fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems. Apex.AI is building an

  • Report blasts ministry over truck inspections

    December 4, 2019 12:56PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s auditor general has sharply criticized the Ministry of Transportation over falling roadside commercial vehicle inspections, saying not enough is being done to ensure road safety. The rebuke came in the Annual Report released on Wednesday by

  • BYD names Aaron Gillmore VP of truck division

    December 4, 2019 10:51AM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has named former Tesla executive Aaron Gillmore vice-president of truck business. In his new role, Gillmore will oversee project management, engineering, sales and aftersales, the company said Wednesday. “Aaron understands the

  • Delay expected in U.S. driver training standard

    December 3, 2019 2:40PM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may be preparing to delay the planned Feb. 7, 2020 rollout of national minimum entry-level training standards for commercial licences. While there is no official news of a delay,

  • Fleets gather (and sort) for Toronto food bank

    December 3, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. — Trucks for Change gathered 120 trucking employees from 20 different fleets and related trades on Nov. 20, in a food sorting challenge to support Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. Collectively they sorted 42,000 lb. of food and

  • Ontario moves to restrict emissions tampering

    December 3, 2019 1:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NORTH YORK, Ont. — The Ontario Government has officially launched plans to align the testing of emissions control systems with Periodic Mandatory Commercial Vehicle Inspection requirements, beginning June 2021. The annual requirements will begin when a vehicle is first registered

  • Alberta updates oversize and weight regulation to reduce red tape

    December 2, 2019 6:12PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government has updated its Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation to reflect what it called “modern vehicle configurations and equipment.” Having not been updated in nearly 20 years, the provincial government said commercial drivers in

  • AMTA reacts to Alberta budget cuts; WBF gets $10 million in funding

    December 2, 2019 3:02PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – In the face of the Alberta government’s budget cuts in an attempt to reduce provincial deficit, the local trucking association is applauding the decision to uphold all mandatory entry-level training (MELT) requirements for drivers. The Alberta government

  • Payne hands out Driver of the Year awards

    December 2, 2019 1:58PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation held its annual awards gala Nov. 28, recognizing drivers who exemplify the best when it comes to safety, service, and community. Three drivers were honored with Driver of the Year awards in their respective categories.

  • Final countdown for AOBRD deadline

    December 2, 2019 10:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. regulators will require Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) to be replaced by electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of Dec. 17 – and there will be no grace period to adopt the technology. The Commercial Vehicle Safety