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  • 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

  • Eaton extends warranty for aftermarket clutches

    July 15, 2019 2:38PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Power management company Eaton said Monday it is extending the manufacturer warranty periods for its aftermarket clutches. The Advantage Self-Adjust and Easy Pedal Advantage clutch standard warranties are increased to three years/unlimited miles from two years/unlimited miles.

  • U.S. trucking conditions weaken in May

    July 15, 2019 2:19PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the U.S. weakened further in May, falling back nearly two points to a new reading of -2.3, FTR Trucking Conditions Index revealed Monday. The index has been in negative territory since March and reflects

  • Continental renames longhaul tire

    July 15, 2019 11:40AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has renamed its longhaul tire for improved clarity. Conti Hybrid HS3 will be available under the new name, Conti HSL 3, as of this month, with all sizes expected to be available by next month,

  • Atwal promoted to EVP at TFI

    July 15, 2019 9:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Kal Atwal will oversee TFI International’s final mile activities in the U.S., in an expanded role as executive vice-president. He remains president of TForce Final Mile Canada. Atwal joined the fleet in 2016 as vice-president of finance

  • Vision, Enbridge team up to promote CNG trucks

    July 15, 2019 8:47AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Vision Truck Group and Enbridge Gas are teaming up to rent natural gas vehicles, offering businesses a chance to test drive the technology without shouldering the premium purchase cost. The equipment will be available for the same

  • Annual blitz targets speeding this week

    July 15, 2019 8:30AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Law enforcement teams are placing a particular focus on speeding this week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week from July 14-20. The blitz is meant to highlight behaviors of every sort,

  • Petro-Canada testing 0W20 engine oil

    July 12, 2019 4:53PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants is actively exploring the limits of heavy-duty engine oil, and early tests with a 0W20 prototype are just the beginning. “We’ve got these oils in real-world trucks today,” said product specialist John Pettingill, during a

  • Premiers reaffirm commitment to MELT program

    July 12, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Canada’s premiers have reaffirmed their commitment to adopting a minimum national entry-level training standard for truck drivers by 2021. The announcement came at their meeting in Saskatoon this week, where trucking issues were a major topic of

  • Truck-Lite names David McKean executive VP

    July 11, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co. has appointed David McKean executive vice-president of business development, the producer of LED safety lighting announced Thursday. McKean began his career with General Motors in 1983, and most recently served as executive director of global

  • News Equipment

    Mack building presence in the west

    July 11, 2019 1:24PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Mack Trucks, perennially strong in the conventional straight truck and low-cabover engine segments, now feels it has the right truck for linehaul, too. That, of course, is the new Mack Anthem, which is getting the company into

  • Freightliner’s online community deepens focus on careers

    July 11, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks has expanded its Team Run Smart career- and business-improvement platform to include a deeper focus on employment opportunities, the company said Thursday. There are some 63,000 members in the online community, which was launched in

  • Purolator offers seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service

    July 11, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Purolator has launched the country’s first seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service. Purolator QuickShip will allow retailers to fulfil orders within 24 hours, every day of the week, the courier giant said Thursday. The service will be initially available

  • News Equipment

    Mack exec not concerned about slowing truck demand

    July 10, 2019 8:08PM by James Menzies

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in recent months, but the folks at Mack Trucks aren’t sweating. “I almost get the sense people are standing on the ledge, looking over and trying to talk themselves into

  • Trucking anti-harassment training taking shape

    July 10, 2019 3:44PM by Abdul Latheef

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A federal government program aimed at reducing workplace harassment and violence in the trucking sector is taking shape following its launch last spring. Up to 400 employees will get sector-specific harassment and violence prevention training under the