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  • Truck Convoy for Special Olympics to roll this weekend

    September 21, 2018 8:01PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Around 200 trucks will make up the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Manitoba, which rolls down the Perimeter Highway Sept. 22. The annual event takes place during the month of September, when the trucking industries in Canada

  • Freightliner Manitoba to expand at CentrePort Canada

    September 21, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba plans to build a new, 78,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility at CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Industrial Park. Expected to open early 2020, the new building will sit on 13.5 acres and boast 35 service bays, an indoor showroom,

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    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

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    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • Truck tonnage gains slow due to last year’s strength

    September 21, 2018 10:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slumped 1.8% in August, but remained 4.5% better year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.6%, far outpacing the annual gain of 3.8% seen in 2017. “Truck

  • Mammarella named Timken national sales manager

    September 21, 2018 9:30AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Timken has named Albert Mammarella the national sales manager – automotive/commercial vehicle aftermarket in a role that will have him focusing on Canada. Mammarella brings 30 years of industry experience to the role, said the supplier

  • CTA continues Driver Inc. attack

    September 21, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its attack on the “Driver Inc.” payment model, making its case before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Driver Inc. refers to an approach that pays drivers as independent

  • Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

    September 20, 2018 4:29PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered

  • Commercial drivers collect 10,709 citations in blitz

    September 20, 2018 4:04PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings during Operation Safe Driver Week held July 15-21 and coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). About 51,000 officers interacted with 113,000 drivers of commercial vehicles and cars

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 4:00PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

  • Volvo talks Vera at IAA

    September 20, 2018 3:56PM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Volvo Trucks used its press conference time at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover this week to talk more about its eye-popping Vera, the autonomous, electric vehicle that looks more like a driverless sports car than

  • Meritor rolls out Blue Horizon Brand in Europe

    September 20, 2018 3:53PM by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Blue is the new black. At least it is to Meritor. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany this week, Meritor rolled out its new Blue Horizon brand to Europe that encompasses its emerging platform

  • Fountain Tire hands out free coffee at ‘truck-thru’ along Coquihalla Highway

    September 20, 2018 2:05PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – Looking for a cup of joe, and looking for one quick? Truckers traveling the Coquihalla Highway in B.C. are in luck. Fountain Tire has set up a pop-up drive-thru at the Box Canyon Rest Area handing out

  • Allison reveals new 9-speed transmission

    September 20, 2018 6:23AM by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Allison Transmission unveiled its newest medium-duty 9-speed fully automatic transmission at the IAA Commericial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. The reveal marked the product’s global launch. The new transmission was designed for operations including distribution, pickup and