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  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Riding in the ultra-efficient Starship truck

    June 14, 2018 1:02PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the AirFlow Starship initiative has produced a futuristic-looking rig that’s been in the making for several years. Beginning with a simple drawing by former driver and owner of AirFlow Truck

  • Terrapure’s Fletcher to lead PMTC board

    June 14, 2018 6:52AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) begins its annual conference today as a new board of directors prepares to take the helm. A record 201 attendees are registered to attend. Brad Fletcher of Terrapure

  • New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 12:43AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

  • CTA calls for crackdown on ‘non-compliant’ carriers

    June 13, 2018 5:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a government crackdown on “non-compliant” carriers, following news that those behind a company involved in the crash that killed 16 Humboldt Broncos are again working in the industry. “Most

  • Vehicle manufacturers face ‘significant’ impact from tariffs: CTEA

    June 13, 2018 9:47AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturers continue to voice concerns about the potential of a “significant negative impact” caused by surtaxes on steel and aluminum, as a trade war with the U.S. begins to escalate. In a Canadian Manufacturing

  • CORTDC winners announced

    June 13, 2018 9:22AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware Stores defended its team title and Erb Transport’s Stewart Jutzi was named grand champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships June 9. Jutzi also received the highest points on the day and won

  • Bendix names new president and CEO

    June 13, 2018 7:03AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne president and CEO, as well as a member of its executive board. Hawthorne will succeed outgoing president, CEO, and executive board member Berend Bracht, who is stepping down

  • Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 6:59AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Tariffs are ‘illegal’, manufacturing group says

    June 12, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) is adding to the voices against steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and is calling on the federal government to defend Canada and Canadian companies. “This action

  • Atlantic Driving Championships set for June 16

    June 11, 2018 1:58PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association will be hosting its Annual Atlantic Driving Championships at the Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S., on Saturday, June 16. “Professional truck drivers move the goods that we depend on for comfortable

  • Doing it for the kids

    June 11, 2018 11:46AM by James Menzies

    Trucking for Kids truck show experiences another growth spurt

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • FTR schedules complimentary webinar

    June 8, 2018 7:28AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  —  FTR is offering a complimentary webinar for the freight transportation industry, to discuss key issues in transportation. This webinar will look at the capacity issues plaguing the truck and rail modes and explore how likely they are

  • Panel talks automated trucks and how they could create ‘more desirable’ jobs

    June 8, 2018 12:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – There may be a consensus on what still needs to be done for autonomous trucks to thrive, but opinions vary on the timing. A panel addressing freight transitions during the Conference Board of Canada’s Autonomous 2018 convention