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  • 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

  • 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