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    Embracing a philosophy to just say ‘yes’

    March 18, 2019 11:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Doug Paisley knows one of his company’s secrets to success is to carry on the reputation his father built over decades serving the industry. Doug’s father, Dean Paisley, started in the trucking industry in 1966 before moving with

  • Tapping into Canada’s gas and oil resources while we can

    March 18, 2019 10:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    So, there was a truck convoy that drove from Red Deer to Ottawa to show support for Canada’s (or should I say, Alberta’s) oil and gas industry. I’m torn on whether to call the oil and gas industry Canada’s or

  • OTA announces 2019-2020 Road Knight Team

    March 18, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is proud to knight seven exceptional professional truck drivers who will travel the province, promoting the industry to the media as well as sharing their experiences and knowledge of the trucking industry

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge participants lose close to 1,500 pounds

    March 18, 2019 9:20AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – The first leg of the 2019 Healthy Fleet 10-Pound Challenge has wrapped up, and the results have proven it to be the most successful challenge yet. Over the course of January and February, participants from across North

  • Hadley bringing lightweight barriers to heavy trucks

    March 17, 2019 6:16PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Hadley is joining forces with its Corvac Composites affiliate to produce a lineup of lightweight thermoform barriers for heavy trucks – including splash shields, under-engine covers, and underbodies. Splash shields and under-engine covers are traditionally injection-molded or

  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • International to factory install FlowBelow tech

    March 17, 2019 2:19PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system will be a factory-installed option on the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Package, available this spring. It also becomes a factory-installed option on any of the OEM’s new LT or RH Series

  • Donaldson using telematics to monitor filters

    March 17, 2019 1:13PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Donaldson Company has released its new Filter Minder to monitor engine air filters by tapping into existing telematics systems. It means filter changes can be based on actual condition rather than being set on scheduled maintenance intervals

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

  • Roadside repair costs push higher in face of tariffs, labor costs

    March 17, 2019 11:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Data from several truckload fleets suggests the costs of individual roadside breakdowns and repairs were on the rise in 2018, reaching an average of US $334.20 when excluding tire-related repairs. Jim Buell, FleetNet America’s executive vice-president of

  • Freightliner Trucks names top dealer sales professionals

    March 15, 2019 2:49PM by Sonia Straface

    PORTLAND, Ore. –  Freightliner Trucks has awarded its top dealer sales professionals’ “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Elite Sales Achievement program. “It is my sincere honor to congratulate the winners of our prestigious Leland James Elite Program,” said

  • Omnitracs buys Blue Dot Solutions

    March 15, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas —  Omnitracs announced it has acquired Blue Dot Solutions. Omnitracs will integrate Blue Dot’s modern, cloud-native MilesAhead platform and product suite into Omnitracs One – the new, unified platform will offer the industry a solution with an unparalleled

  • Canadian spot market load volumes outgrow equipment volumes in February

    March 15, 2019 12:00PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market continued its upward trend with a significant 20% increase in daily freight availability in February compared to January. Total truck volumes declined month–over-month, and average daily postings were relatively flat in February.

  • Learning from the Best Fleets

    March 14, 2019 4:16PM by Sonia Straface

    What the Best Fleets To Drive For are doing to stand out against the competition

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax