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  • Charity BBQ raises a record $28,000 in two hours

    May 25, 2018 4:33PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, MB – Friends, family, customers, and employees of Maxim Truck & Trailer raised $28,000 for chairty in just two hours at their annual barbeque. The record amount from this year’s event is going to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through

  • Canada Cartage wins marketing awards

    May 25, 2018 1:46PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada Cartage has won two marketing awards from the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA). The awards of merit were for the integrated campaign, and direct mail campaign categories. The awards recognized marketing and sales best practices

  • OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

    May 25, 2018 1:33PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Another bill calling for exemptions to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding the two congressman

  • New app from Ryder aims to help with fleet management

    May 25, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System is expanding its offerings to increase its investment in the digital space. The truck rental and leasing company announced this week the launch of RyderGyde, a smartphone app with tools to help drivers and fleets

  • Trailcon breaks ground on new Edmonton facility

    May 25, 2018 11:10AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on its new 20,000-square-foot facility just outside Edmonton, Alta. Announced in January, a ground-breaking ceremony was held May 24 at the six-acre site at 11690 Bevington Road where the new building is

  • ELD company One20 suddenly closes its doors

    May 25, 2018 10:33AM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Electronic logging device (ELD) supplier One20 has announced it is going out of business. With no prior warning, the Minnesota-based supplier of three apps and the devices to support them – One20 Maps, One20, and MyOne20 –

  • Conference Board looks for GHG cuts

    May 25, 2018 9:56AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report by the Conference Board of Canada is recommending several changes to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from trucks – including an actual cut in truck travel. The recommendations come at a time when freight

  • Essential Staffing acquires New Start Personnel

    May 25, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Essential Staffing has announced its acquisition of New Start Personnel, a provider of drivers, skilled trades, and office staff in the Simcoe County area. “This acquisition is part of a growth strategy for Revolution Staffing and Essential

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner, Western Star offer OOIDA rebates

    May 25, 2018 6:48AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are eligible for rebates on qualifying new Western Star and Freightliner truck models. Qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers are also eligible. Customers must be OOIDA members for 90

  • News Equipment

    April trailer orders better than preliminary estimate

    May 25, 2018 6:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders bettered preliminary estimates, according to ACT Research. The final numbers for net trailer orders were just below 24,000, up from the 23,100 preliminary estimate. “The final result outpaced our preliminary estimate, an indication of

  • News Technology

    Kenworth working with UPS on SuperTruck

    May 25, 2018 6:31AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth and UPS are working together to develop a truck under the U.S. Department of Energy-funded SuperTruck II program. The goal is to improve freight efficiency by more than 100% over a 2009 baseline, and to achieve

  • Transportation, warehousing profits up in Q1

    May 24, 2018 2:37PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector saw operating profits increase $99 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics Canada reports. That compares to a $938 million gain in the manufacturing sector. In contrast, retail trade saw the

  • Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

  • U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

  • Isaac Instruments to host Lunch and Learn events

    May 24, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. —  Isaac Instruments has launched a Lunch and Learn series to address important topics in transportation. These events, says Isaac, connect transportation professionals with experts and provide the tools to deal with the biggest issues in trucking; driver