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  • Bendix inches closer to sustainability goals

    February 14, 2019 12:12PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix announced recently it is close to reaching its sustainability and energy reduction goals. In 2018, Bendix moved closer to its goal of Zero Landfill by diverting 96%  (more than 25.5 million pounds) of material waste from

  • Highlight Motor Group donates to SickKids

    February 14, 2019 11:37AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. —  Highlight Motor Group president Kirk Kalinitchenko along with vice-presidents,  Bob Cascagnette and Yury Eskin, delivered a $5,000 donation to the SickKids Foundation. These funds will be put towards the SickKids VS campaign — a $1.3 billion fundraiser

  • Report highlights Top 10 truck bottlenecks in U.S.

    February 12, 2019 10:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being home to three of the 10 worst bottlenecks for trucks on American highways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The institute’s annual list identifies the intersection of I-95 and

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

  • GTI buys Precision Specialized Division

    February 11, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – GTI Transport Solution has announced it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division, a division of Precision Truck Lines. Precision Specialized focuses on open-deck and heavy-haul transportation, which are also the specialties of GTI Transport Solution. All employees and

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Kriska acquires Icon Transportation

    February 11, 2019 7:37AM by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Icon Transportation Logistics (ITL) out of Puslinch, Ont. The company will continue to be led by general manager Alen Delija and its current management team. “ITL is a great

  • The challenge of finding and retaining employees in the trucking industry

    February 8, 2019 2:47PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – Recruiting and retaining employees has become complex, and today, there are several steps companies need to take if they are going to find success in the new world of human resources. “Recruitment is partially becoming a sales

  • Manitoba scraps non-RTAC standard, harmonizing with western provinces

    February 8, 2019 11:15AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba regulations for vehicle weights and dimensions are changing with the removal of the non-Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) standard. The province had adhered to two standards – RTAC and non-RTAC – and said scrapping the

  • NACFE turns 10

    February 8, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It aims to provide unbiased information to help North America’s truck fleets double their freight efficiency. The organization was formed in

  • News Technology

    Bendix opens technical center in Mexico

    February 8, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Bendix has opened a new 7,800 sq.-ft. technical center in Monterrey, Mexico. The site will be used to drive research and development across Bendix’s line of products. The engineering team there will work across the Bendix product

  • Phillips Connect Technologies buys IoT partner

    February 8, 2019 9:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has announced its acquisition of Connected Holdings, an Internet of Things intelligent services provider. PCT is working to develop intelligent trailers that will integrate info on component health, early fault notifications,

  • Kenworth names 2019 Parts Council

    February 7, 2019 2:20PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Parts Council and three Canadians made the cut. Kenworth Parts Council members for 2019 are: Chairman – Cory Anderson, MHC Kenworth, (Leawood, Kan.); Eric Bontrager, Wisconsin Kenworth (Windsor, Wis.);

  • Mullen Group’s trucking segment achieves record revenue

    February 7, 2019 1:51PM by Truck News

    But “market meltdown” in oil and gas sector leads to $100-million impairment

  • Hino Motors Canada names new president, v.p.

    February 7, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hino Motors Canada has made some changes to its senior executive team. Eric Smith has been named president and chief operating officer of Hino Motors Canada and Tony Caldarone has been appointed senior vice-president of sales and