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    DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

    February 15, 2019 11:00AM by James Menzies

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,

  • FTR: 2019 will be ‘good, strong year’

    February 15, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 2019 is panning out to be a “good strong year” for trucking. That’s according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who spoke during this month’s State of Freight webinar on Feb. 14. “Overall, our outlook

  • Truck convoy departs Red Deer with message to support Canadian oil

    February 14, 2019 4:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    RED DEER, Alta. – Despite how some might feel about the truck convoy heading to Ottawa, a palpable sense of Canadian pride emanated from Red Deer this morning when around 160 trucks departed from Gort’s Truck Wash in support of

  • Navistar awards top suppliers

    February 14, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,

  • Angela Splinter to host Isaac Instruments’ webinar on human resources

    February 14, 2019 2:26PM by Truck News

    CHAMBLY, Que. — Isaac Instruments putting on a webinar called “Modernize your HR Approach” and its host will be a familiar face. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada will host the event slotted for the end of February. Splinter

  • Bendix inches closer to sustainability goals

    February 14, 2019 12:12PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix announced recently it is close to reaching its sustainability and energy reduction goals. In 2018, Bendix moved closer to its goal of Zero Landfill by diverting 96%  (more than 25.5 million pounds) of material waste from

  • Highlight Motor Group donates to SickKids

    February 14, 2019 11:37AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. —  Highlight Motor Group president Kirk Kalinitchenko along with vice-presidents,  Bob Cascagnette and Yury Eskin, delivered a $5,000 donation to the SickKids Foundation. These funds will be put towards the SickKids VS campaign — a $1.3 billion fundraiser

  • Report highlights Top 10 truck bottlenecks in U.S.

    February 12, 2019 10:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being home to three of the 10 worst bottlenecks for trucks on American highways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The institute’s annual list identifies the intersection of I-95 and

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

  • GTI buys Precision Specialized Division

    February 11, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – GTI Transport Solution has announced it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division, a division of Precision Truck Lines. Precision Specialized focuses on open-deck and heavy-haul transportation, which are also the specialties of GTI Transport Solution. All employees and

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Kriska acquires Icon Transportation

    February 11, 2019 7:37AM by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Icon Transportation Logistics (ITL) out of Puslinch, Ont. The company will continue to be led by general manager Alen Delija and its current management team. “ITL is a great

  • The challenge of finding and retaining employees in the trucking industry

    February 8, 2019 2:47PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – Recruiting and retaining employees has become complex, and today, there are several steps companies need to take if they are going to find success in the new world of human resources. “Recruitment is partially becoming a sales

  • Manitoba scraps non-RTAC standard, harmonizing with western provinces

    February 8, 2019 11:15AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba regulations for vehicle weights and dimensions are changing with the removal of the non-Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) standard. The province had adhered to two standards – RTAC and non-RTAC – and said scrapping the

  • NACFE turns 10

    February 8, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It aims to provide unbiased information to help North America’s truck fleets double their freight efficiency. The organization was formed in