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  • Fu named CFO at Titanium

    July 19, 2019 12:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BOLTON, Ont. – Alex Fu has been named the chief financial officer of Titanium Transportation Group after four months in the interim role. Fu has served as director of finance since joining the fleet in 2017. “We ultimately felt he

  • Lettrapub opens vehicle graphics shop in Montreal

    July 19, 2019 11:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAINTE-MARIE, Que. – Lettrapub has opened a new installation site in Montreal, better supporting vehicle lettering activities. The location at 1402 Saint-Armour Street, Ville Saint-Laurent, specializes in large-format digital printing and has three large service doors to accommodate trucks, trailers,

  • ATA, NACV Show partner to deliver educational conference

    July 19, 2019 10:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) is partnering with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Transport Topics publication to host a half-day educational conference. Scheduled for Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon, it

  • Feds offer greenbacks for green projects

    July 19, 2019 8:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Funds from the federal carbon tax are now available to cover up to 25% of the cost of selected energy-saving projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick. The news comes as Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge to 10-year low in June

    July 19, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary U.S. trailer orders for June fell to the lowest level since September 2009 to 5,500 units, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. It said the orders were down 53% month-over-month, and 70% year-over-year. Dry van orders were

  • Volvo Group, Samsung SDI to develop batteries for electric trucks

    July 18, 2019 7:30PM by Truck News

    GOTHENBERG, Sweden – The Volvo Group and South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for the Swedish company’s electric trucks, it was announced Thursday. Under the deal, Samsung SDI will provide

  • Canadian and U.S. drivers to take part in truck beauty contest at SuperRigs

    July 18, 2019 2:01PM by Truck News-West

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held next week in Albert Lea, Minn., and several Canadian and U.S. drivers are able to take part in the truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. “Each year, truckers and

  • Turnover rate at large truckload carriers rises

    July 17, 2019 3:44PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —   The turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million revenue rose 5 percentage points to 83% in the first quarter of 2019, the American Trucking Associations said Wednesday. That was lower than last year’s average

  • Millennials warming up to non-trucker jobs, says report

    July 17, 2019 3:21PM by Abdul Latheef

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – While a longhaul driving career may not be on their radar, a large number of millennials could still be open to other jobs in the trucking industry, a Trucking HR Canada survey has revealed. The survey of

  • Peloton drives forward with platooning truck tech

    July 17, 2019 11:15AM by John G. Smith

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Peloton Technology continues to promote the value of platooning tractor-trailers, and it’s pushing forward to develop the next generation of equipment. CEO Josh Switkes announced the plans during the 2019 Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, referring to

  • Trucking HR Canada, AMTA team up on career resources

    July 17, 2019 9:01AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) have joined forces to offer more information for career seekers and under-represented labor groups. The online resources were developed for the Bridging the Gap in Alberta’s Trucking

  • Design Interactive bringing VR to the shop

    July 17, 2019 8:43AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Design Interactive is bringing the power of augmented and virtual reality to truck shops, with Virtual Equipment Training that can be used to deploy training materials based on virtual vehicles and equipment. “Virtual Equipment Training gives technicians

  • UPDATED: Truck insurance review underway

    July 16, 2019 1:29PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep trucking companies from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ontario Trucking Association

  • Navistar launches hotline for International dealers

    July 16, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has enhanced its dealer resources by launching an engineering hotline. The hotline will provide International dealers with direct, rapid access to the product experts who designed the vehicles, the company said on Tuesday. The hotline can

  • U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

    July 16, 2019 11:25AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday. “This is an important