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  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • Total highlights rapid oil change at TRP open house

    June 21, 2018 2:08PM by Sonia Straface

    BOLTON, Ont. – Got 15 minutes to spare? Great. Then you can get an oil change without even leaving the comfort of your own cab. That’s the concept of the new Total Rubia Lube Centre located at TRP Parts and

  • B.C. ups weight limit for super singles

    June 21, 2018 10:18AM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has increased weight limits for single wide-base tires, approving a single-axle weight of 8,500kgs. The government says the increase will help the trucking industry reduce fuel consumption, as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Waterloo research looks to fight wildlife strikes

    June 21, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. –University of Waterloo researchers have found that Ontario could save millions of dollars by introducing measures to help prevent collisions with wildlife. A related study that focused on such collisions in southern Ontario recommends strategies including better signage,

  • Charity truck show in Ilderton set for July 7

    June 21, 2018 7:54AM by Truck News

    ILDERTON, Ont. — A new truck show is in town to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The show, called the Carhaulers Reunions and Charity is set for July 7 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the Ilderton Fairgrounds.

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 11:50AM by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According

  • J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

  • Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

    June 20, 2018 7:18AM by Lou Smyrlis

    EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin

  • Working trucks awarded during SuperRigs

    June 19, 2018 12:00PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Eric Turner’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 is pretty impressive inside and out. Turner took home Best of Show honors at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition this past weekend in Virginia, also placing first for Best Interior. Turner, whose

  • APTA announces winners of driving championships

    June 19, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. —  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s safety council gave out top marks to the day’s most talented professional drivers at APTA’s Annual Professional Driving Championships held in Masstown, N.S. Saturday, June 16.  A total of 36 professional drivers competed, including nine

  • FTR: Capacity to remain tight

    June 18, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The North American economy is strong, but capacity is to remain tight for the remainder of the year, according to experts who spoke during FTR’s State of Freight webinar last week. Avery Vise, v.p. of trucking research,

  • Fletcher to lead PMTC board

    June 15, 2018 7:24AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher of Terrapure Environmental has been named the latest chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), replacing John Harrison of CPC Logistics Canada who becomes past-chairman. Shari Lagala of Patene Building Sullies

  • Government of Canada to provide $2.8 million in funding to Trucking HR Canada

    June 14, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    GATINEAU, Que. — Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced funding of $2.8 million to Trucking HR Canada today.  The funding is through the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP), to develop the sectoral labor market

  • Arves to retire from TFI’s board of directors

    June 14, 2018 1:25PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International announced the retirement of Scott C. Arves from its board of directors, effective June 30, 2018. Arves has served as a director of TFI since 2016 and previously served as president, Transport Corporation of America,