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  • Capacity increasing in Canadian spot market

    November 16, 2018 1:30PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing every load in the Canadian spot market in October than in two years, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Truck capacity reached an all-time high in October, with equipment postings up 22% compared

  • Navistar revamps communications team

    November 16, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has revamped its communications structure with two new appointments. Bre Whalen is now manager of on-highway product communications. She is new to Navistar, but has eight years of media relations experience. Darwin Minnis is manager of

  • Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

  • News Technology

    A Canadian first

    November 15, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Platooning tested on Canadian highways, forestry roads for the first time

  • Nikola claims US$12 billion in hydrogen truck pre-orders

    November 15, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About $380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. “Once the Nikola Tre arrives

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

    November 14, 2018 7:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020.

  • Ram Tracking moves into bigger office

    November 13, 2018 1:17PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ram Tracking has expanded its workforce and moved into a new 2,468 sq.-ft. office. The move was necessitated by a growth in sales and employee count, the company announced. It has recently added new products, including a

  • New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

    November 13, 2018 12:05PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continue at torrid pace

    November 13, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders remained hot in October, with 55,250 units ordered, the second best month in history right on the heels of the all-time record set in September. That’s according to preliminary data from ACT Research. “After posting

  • Eberspaecher acquires climate control specialist

    November 12, 2018 10:58AM by Truck News

    LYON, France – Eberspaecher has announced it has acquired vehicle climate control specialist Kalori, in a bid to become the world’s leading vendor of climate control systems for commercial and special vehicles. Kalori develops and produces air-conditioning and ventilation systems

  • Have trucking conditions peaked?

    November 12, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. worsened in September, to their lowest level in a year, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. It’s the first time the index, at 4.58, has fallen to single digits since December

  • Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

    November 10, 2018 12:06PM by Truck West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis

  • Driver who saved two lives honored as Truck Hero of Year at OTA conference

    November 9, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Frank Vieria, a truck driver for Tandet Group’s Connell Transport was honored as this year’s Truck Hero at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association’s executive conference. Vieria was just about to deliver his load to a customer in