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  • Loadlink’s Canadian spot market rises 13% in January

    February 18, 2020 1:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Loadlink’s Canadian spot market is off to a strong start, with freight volumes up 13% from December, according to the load board operator TransCore Link Logistics. Loadlink volume has now risen for four consecutive months, the company

  • Canadian dealerships among first Platinum Petes

    February 18, 2020 1:24PM by John G Smith

    DENTON, Texas – Several Canadian truck dealerships are among the first 71 locations to earn Peterbilt’s new Platinum Service Center certification. The designation is based on scores for factors including facilities and driver lounges, use of Paccar Solutions Service Management,

  • Supply chain under pressure as blockades continue

    February 18, 2020 12:51PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – An ongoing shutdown of CN’s rail network in eastern Canada is being felt throughout the broader supply chain, as protesters continue to show solidarity in the fight against a planned gas pipeline that would cross Wet’suwet’en territory

  • ATA reports small rise in truck tonnage index

    February 18, 2020 12:33PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.1% in January after rising 0.5% in December. In January, the index equaled 117.4, compared with 117.3 in December, ATA said. ATA recently revised the seasonally

  • NOx emissions rules to tap into Canadian research

    February 18, 2020 11:14AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada largely adopts vehicle emissions standards established in the U.S., but a future round of rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be drawing on some decidedly Canadian research. About a year ago, Environment and

  • Caledon fights illegal trucking yards

    February 18, 2020 9:42AM by Abdul Latheef

    CALEDON, Ont. – The small Ontario town of Caledon has set up a task force to address the illegal occupation of its land by nearly 100 trucking businesses. The town council acted last week after a staff report proposed a

  • Utility posts record-breaking manufacturing year

    February 18, 2020 9:10AM by Today's Trucking

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer Manufacturing is reporting a record year for production, coming in at just under 52,000 trailers in 2019. The previous record of 49,000 trailers was established in 2015. “2019 was truly a great year

  • U.S. carriers need to prepare for Canadian ELD mandate

    February 17, 2020 8:55PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – U.S. carriers operating north of the border need to ensure their electronic logging devices (ELDs) are compliant with the Canadian mandate come June 2021, or risk being put out of service. During an opening day filled

  • Entry-level driver training moves forward at national level

    February 14, 2020 6:08PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s transportation and highway safety ministers have approved a national entry-level training standard for commercial vehicle drivers, which will ultimately be included in the National Safety Code. The announcement was made today following an annual meeting of

  • Truck World to showcase maintenance strategies, telematics and more

    February 14, 2020 1:12PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck World, Canada’s largest truck show, is just two months away – and will include several new features this year. The event runs from April 16-18 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. More than 100 first-time

  • Scheduling exemptions for truckers being formalized

    February 14, 2020 11:06AM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A federal regulatory process is now underway to formalize a series of trucking-related exemptions from scheduling requirements that apply to other industries. Those scheduling requirements from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) came into force on Sept.

  • Kenworth names 2020 Parts Council

    February 14, 2020 10:57AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2020 Parts Council. Top parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada serve on the council, which focuses on enhancing parts quality and customer support. The Kenworth Parts Council

  • Hydro One, OPG launch e-vehicle charging network

    February 14, 2020 10:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation have announced the launch of a new company, which will create the province’s most connected electric vehicle fast-charger network. Ivy Charging Network will have 160 level-3 fast-chargers at 73 locations across

  • Facility Association to update insurance rules, OTA says

    February 13, 2020 4:33PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for trucking operations that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – has revamped its ratings and commercial underwriting rules to better align with the regular insurance market. Most of the changes

  • Truck drivers have rights after fleet bankruptcies

    February 13, 2020 2:12PM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Adam Lowry, a company driver with Celedon Canada (Hyndman) first learned about the company’s pending collapse on a news website. There had been lots of chatter about the problems with the American parent company, but little was