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  • Bendix reduces waste, energy consumption

    February 13, 2018 7:00AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it has diverted 96% of the waste created at its plants in 2017, while also reducing its energy usage by seven million kilowatt hours over the past three years. The company is on target

  • MTO to host webinar on Green Commercial Vehicle Program

    February 8, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Grants Ontario regarding the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) on Friday, February 9 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The program provides rebates

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Report recaps a year of carbon taxation in Ontario

    January 30, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner said the first year of Ontario’s carbon cap-and-trade system went well, but that more needs to be done. “A price on carbon pollution is a crucial tool we need to slow climate change,” said

  • Ontario expanding 60-ft. trailer trial

    January 29, 2018 6:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – For-hire carriers will be allowed to participate in an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) trial using 60-ft. trailers. Changes to the trial, which previously only involved the retail sector, include: broadening of the trial to include other

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas-fueled truck sales rise

    January 26, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for natural gas-fueled trucks in the U.S. and Canada rose 9% year-to-date through November, according to the most recent data from ACT Research. “Despite the uncertainty spurred by the current climate of changing environmental winds and

  • OTA makes case for green truck technology, parking

    January 26, 2018 11:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — In a 2018 budget consultation in Thornhill, Ont. today, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) urged the provincial government to prioritize support for green trucking technology, alternative fuels, increase truck parking and rest areas across Ontario and work

  • CTA submits comments on Clean Fuel Standard regulation

    January 24, 2018 2:27PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – CTA recently submitted comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on the regulatory framework of the upcoming federal Clean Fuel Standard regulation. The Clean Fuel Standard has the goal of reducing annual GHG emissions in Canada

  • CTA concerned about carbon pricing scheme

    January 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has expressed concerns about a national carbon pricing system, which could give U.S.-based carriers a competitive advantage over those from Canada. The draft legislative proposal was issued for public comment today. Public

  • NRCan updates SmartDriver for Highway Trucking

    January 9, 2018 6:40AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has updated its popular SmartDriver for Highway Trucking program, to help commercial truck drivers achieve better fuel economy. The program was developed in consultation with the trucking industry, NRCan reported, providing drivers will

  • Cummins Westport natural gas engine gets key emissions certifications

    January 4, 2018 5:28PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport’s 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine has been certified by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The ISX12N meets ARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction

  • Petro-Canada Lubricants first to achieve ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications

    December 20, 2017 10:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced it is the first white oils, speciality base oils, and lubricants manufacturer in the world to achieve the latest ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. Petro-Canada Lubricants achieved the certification 16 months ahead

  • News Equipment

    Wabco takes stake in Nikola

    December 20, 2017 8:20AM by Truck News

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Wabco has announced it has made a $10-million investment to acquire a 1% equity stake in Nikola Motor Company, in an agreement it says will “accelerate the development of industry-leading safety technologies specifically designed for

  • News Equipment

    Ontario to subsidize electric trucks, other green vehicles

    December 18, 2017 7:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released details on the Green Commercial Vehicle Program, including heavy subsidies for electric trucks. The program will provide: 50% of the incremental cost for a new electric truck; 30% of

  • News Equipment

    Chinese electric truck manufacturer may set up shop in Ontario

    December 13, 2017 9:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles is considering setting up a plant in Ontario, where it may produce electric-powered refuse and delivery trucks, among other electric vehicles. BYD Company officials recently met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne