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  • B.C. working to develop MELT standard

    April 18, 2019 11:51AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA says program must address province’s unique driving challenges

  • CN joins forces with Lion to create eight electric trucks

    April 18, 2019 9:36AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Lion Electric Co. for the conception, design, and manufacturing of eight tandem axle, Class 8, zero-emission, electric trucks. According to CN, the trucks

  • OTA LEAD programs are back in action

    April 18, 2019 8:38AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has once again kicked off its LEAD programs – the Next Generation Certificate Program, and the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate Program through the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Next Generation

  • TFI continues U.S. growth through acquisitions

    April 17, 2019 11:29PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International’s U.S. last mile division, TForce Final Mile, has taken over select assets of BeavEx and its affiliates, Guardian Medical Logistics (GML), JNJW Enterprises, and USXP. The companies were obtained through a deal approved by the

  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

  • Politicians address investment, MELT, and carbon tax during STA event

    April 17, 2019 12:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – Representatives from the provincial and federal governments highlighted how they are backing the trucking industry in Saskatchewan with investments in infrastructure, support for mandatory training, and fighting the carbon tax. During the Saskatchewan Trucking Association’s (STA) second

  • Continental hires John Cox

    April 16, 2019 11:23AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has hired retread industry veteran John Cox to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide. The newly-created position, Global Technical Services, emphasizes the company’s commitment to supporting partner shops producing ContiTread retreads. “We

  • Canada’s spot market sees change of pace

    April 16, 2019 9:25AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market saw a dramatic shift from the norm in March, setting multiple new precedents during the month. For the first time in Loadlink history, load volumes in March were below that of

  • Ritchie Bros. adds to executive team

    April 16, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. announced it is undergoing an organizational realignment in North America. According to the organization, the realignment is to prioritize senior management focus on penetrating the Upstream segment of the used equipment disposition market, implement a

  • Volvo Trucks names new PR manager

    April 15, 2019 3:10PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jennifer Edwards has been appointed public relations manager for Volvo Trucks North America. She will begin her new position on April 15, 2019, and will be responsible for all public relations and media relations activities for Volvo Trucks

  • Ontario plates to proclaim ‘Open for Business’

    April 15, 2019 1:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario licence plates will carry new messages as of Feb. 1, with slogans proclaiming the province is “Open for Business” and also “A Place to Grow”. The Open for Business tagline applies to commercial plates. The passenger

  • Celadon unloads logistics business assets

    April 15, 2019 1:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Celadon Group has sold the assets used in its logistics business in an all-cash deal with TA Services, a subsidiary of PS Logistics. The deal was part of a broader strategic plan to streamline operations, reduce debt,

  • March trailer orders plummet: FTR

    April 15, 2019 11:24AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for March 2019 at 13,500 units. This is the lowest monthly total since September 2016, FTR said, and the lowest March since 208. Recent comparisons were also very negative -43% month-over-month and -52% year-over-year.

  • Ron Pridmore named Highway Star of the Year

    April 13, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Ron Pridmore of Campbell Moving Systems has moved prime ministers, NHL players, and even an astronaut during the course of his 40-year career. Now they can brag they were moved by the 2019 Highway Star of the