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  • U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

    November 14, 2018 7:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020.

  • Eberspaecher acquires climate control specialist

    November 12, 2018 10:58AM by Truck News

    LYON, France – Eberspaecher has announced it has acquired vehicle climate control specialist Kalori, in a bid to become the world’s leading vendor of climate control systems for commercial and special vehicles. Kalori develops and produces air-conditioning and ventilation systems

  • Have trucking conditions peaked?

    November 12, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. worsened in September, to their lowest level in a year, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. It’s the first time the index, at 4.58, has fallen to single digits since December

  • Driver who saved two lives honored as Truck Hero of Year at OTA conference

    November 9, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Frank Vieria, a truck driver for Tandet Group’s Connell Transport was honored as this year’s Truck Hero at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association’s executive conference. Vieria was just about to deliver his load to a customer in

  • Feature Transportation

    Running with his sons has been a dream come true

    November 9, 2018 12:24PM by Derek Clouthier

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Scott Fogal could not be happier that his oldest son has jumped behind the wheel of one of his company trucks. Fogal Transport is a small operation in Saskatchewan, hauling livestock throughout the province, as well as

  • Volvo Trucks-OTA Truck Driver of the Year winner revealed

    November 9, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Lowell Thompson, a professional driver whose career spans more than half a century and includes an incredible 7.5 million accident-free miles, was named this year’s Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Truck Driver of the Year. Thompson, a gravel

  • Omnitracs’ Mike Ham wins Service to Industry Award

    November 9, 2018 11:58AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — After years of presenting the Service to Industry Award at the OTA’s annual executive conference, Mike Ham finally won it. Ham was presented the award, sponsored by Omnitracs and the OTA on Nov. 8, during the OTA’s

  • WorkSafe NB premiums continue to rise

    November 9, 2018 10:34AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe NB announced the new assessment rate for 2019 recently, and for the third year in a row, New Brunswickers will see an increase to their rates – this time, a whopping 72% increase. The Workers’ Compensation

  • Kinedyne celebrates 50 years

    November 9, 2018 7:56AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne is celebrating its 50th-anniversary. “As Kinedyne North America reaches this momentous 50-year milestone in our corporate history, we pause and reflect on our five decades of accomplishments and service to the commercial vehicle industry and government,” said

  • Penske inducts 15 drivers into 2018 Driver Wall of Fame

    November 9, 2018 7:44AM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. — Penske Logistics has inducted 15 of its safest truck drivers into the 2018 Driver Wall of Fame. In the second year of the company’s Premier Driver Recognition Program, these associates were enshrined into the second Penske Diamond

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • Greenlots to partner with Volvo Trucks on charging infrastructure for electric trucks

    November 7, 2018 2:56PM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Greenlots today announced it will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California. This marks the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with

  • CITT names winner of 2018 Award of Excellence

    November 7, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – CITT has announced that Beverly Jones, CCLP, has been awarded its prestigious annual CITT Award of Excellence for 2018. The award is reserved for a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional designation holder who has demonstrated career-long excellence and leadership

  • FTR increases Class 8 trucks, commercial trailers forecast for 2019

    November 7, 2018 11:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has raised its 2019 forecast for Class 8 trucks and commercial trailers. North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units in 2019, up 8% y/y, and U.S. commercial trailer production to

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors in Canada and the U.S. grounded 14.1% of vehicles for brake-related defects from Sept. 16-22, recognized as Brake Safety Week. There were 35,080 commercial vehicle inspections overall, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. Brakes remain