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  • Trade deal sets new standards for domestic truck content

    January 27, 2020 11:19PM by John G. Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is nearing final approval — and the trade deal means a larger share of the trucks you buy will be sourced in North America. It was a key topic of discussion this week

  • Canadian truck, trailer aftermarket hits $4.06 billion

    January 27, 2020 9:52PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Canadian aftermarket that cares for Class 6-8 trucks, trailers and container chassis grew by 4% last year — reaching $4.06 billion. The figures, from the analysts at MacKay and Company, were released Monday during the annual

  • Phillips names Michael Poschner director of sales

    January 27, 2020 5:19PM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries has promoted Michael Poschner to director of sales for Canada. Poschner joined Phillips Industries in 2000 as a sales manager for the Canadian market. He has many years of experience in the heavy-duty

  • Boiling point

    January 27, 2020 3:23PM by James Menzies

    Tensions mount between Ontario enforcement officers, MTO

  • CTA calls for new steps to ease driver shortage

    January 27, 2020 2:58PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance and other trade associations are calling for fresh federal efforts to address the problem of the driver shortage. The groups met Monday with Carla Qualtrough, the minister of employment, workforce development and disability

  • Tensions and tactics escalating during Co-op Refinery dispute

    January 27, 2020 1:11PM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The ongoing labor dispute between union members and the Regina Co-op Refinery has led to picketers said to now be blocking cardlock customers and fuel trucks from accessing Federated Co-operatives Ltd.’s (FCL) fuel distribution terminal near Carseland,

  • Freightliner recognizes top sales associates

    January 27, 2020 11:23AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner has presented its Leland James Elite Sales Achievement awards to 44 sales professionals and six sales managers. “On behalf of everyone at Freightliner, thank you to all of our dealer sales teams for their outstanding hard

  • Pre-approved extraordinary permit project just a start, says BCTA

    January 27, 2020 10:54AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite the B.C. government’s announcement that Project Cargo Corridor would make it easier for carriers to acquire permits to move overweight and over-dimensional loads, the provincial trucking association says the regulation only scratches the surface. The new

  • SAF-Holland adds e-commerce tools with POD-Plus

    January 27, 2020 7:40AM by John G. Smith

    DALLAS, Texas – SAF-Holland has been built on a legacy of bending steel, creating products like fifth wheels, landing gear, kingpins and suspensions. But its latest focus is a digital platform to bring it all together. The Parts on Demand

  • Quebec premier meets Volvo head

    January 24, 2020 4:39PM by Eric Berard

      MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec Premier Francois Legault met with Volvo Group president Martin Lundstedt during the Davos world economic forum this week, and manufacturing opportunities in the province appear to have been on the agenda. The two men “discussed

  • News Equipment

    Vision Truck Group top Canadian Mack dealer

    January 24, 2020 2:18PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Vision Truck Group has been named Mack Trucks’ Canadian dealer of the year, while Nextran Truck Center in Tuscumbia, Ala., won op North American honors. The awards recognize dealers that consistently exceed their business targets for sales,

  • Dissension in the ranks

    January 24, 2020 12:25PM by James Menzies

    Ontario enforcement officers were sidelined Wednesday, due to a Ministry of Labour investigation into a workplace safety complaint

  • Canadian trucker caught up in U.S.-Iranian tensions

    January 24, 2020 10:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A Toronto trucker, who shares the last name of an assassinated Iranian commander, has been denied entry to the U.S., CBC Radio reported this week. Babak Soleimani told CBC’s As It Happens that he has no connection

  • Court names KSV Advisory receiver for Hyndman

    January 23, 2020 3:26PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — An Ontario Superior Court judge has appointed Toronto consulting firm KSV Advisory to oversee the liquidation of the assets of Hyndman Transport, the Canadian subsidiary of bankrupt American trucking company Celadon Group. Justice Glenn A. Hainey’s ruling

  • Concrete demand meets a driver shortage

    January 23, 2020 2:10PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Look no further than the equipment rolling around Toronto for proof of an active construction sector. Bart Kanters just wishes there were more truck drivers to place behind the wheel. The president of the Ready Mixed Concrete