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  • How the federal budget could affect trucking

    March 22, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest

  • CN finalizes TransX acquisition

    March 22, 2019 1:27PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen

  • News Equipment

    Nikola acquires 400 acres for truck manufacturing plant

    March 22, 2019 1:20PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company says it has acquired 400 acres of property in Arizona, where it will manufacture its Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks. “When we set out to build a factory, part of my vision was to help

  • Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

    March 22, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

  • Paccar Parts opens newer, larger Toronto distribution center

    March 20, 2019 4:04PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Paccar Parts held a grand opening for its new, $34-million state-of-the-art distribution center today. The new center is 160,000 square feet and boasts three times the storage capacity of its previous Brampton location, and serves 65 prime

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into

  • News Equipment

    Navistar partners with Love’s to expand service network

    March 20, 2019 9:49AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops to expand its service network, bringing its network to more than 1,000 locations. The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. “It’s

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings

    March 20, 2019 8:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo has taken the next step in its over-the-air programming capabilities, unveiling the new Parameter Plus subscription package that allows up to 50 parameter updates per year. “It really brings a lot of value,” says Ashraf Makki,

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

  • Truck Tonnage Index falls slightly in February

    March 19, 2019 3:01PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in January. “After a strong January, I’m