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    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

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    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

  • Purolator taps DHL’s Tessy for senior VP role

    July 10, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator has hired Paul Tessy as its senior vice-president – international, in a role where he’ll be responsible for cross-border business, global solutions, and value-added logistics services. He reports to Purolator president and CEO John Ferguson. Tessy

  • Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts

    July 10, 2019 11:44AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under

  • Founder of Paul’s Hauling passes away

    July 9, 2019 2:38PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Paul Albrechtsen, founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based trucking company Paul’s Hauling, died July 7 at the age of 88. A philanthropist who donated to several causes over his life, including a $5 million donation to St. Boniface Hospital

  • Atlantic truck drivers to test VR simulators

    July 9, 2019 2:21PM by John G. Smith

    TRURO, N.S. – The federal government is investing more than $690,000 in a project that will test the value of virtual reality (VR) training simulators for truck drivers. The research, spearheaded by Trucking Human Resources Sector Council (THRSC) – Atlantic,

  • Express Mondor raises $33K for cancer research

    July 9, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor has raised an additional $33,000 to support the fight against breast cancer, bringing the six-year total to nearly $165,000, the company said Tuesday. The money, which was raised through its annual golf tournament and fundraising

  • Ontario to stop mailing IRP renewal packages

    July 8, 2019 4:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will stop mailing renewal packages for the International Registration Plan (IRP), as the jurisdiction embraces a digital-first strategy. As of Jan. 1, renewals will only be available online through the Permitting and Registration for International Registration

  • Saskatchewan rest areas reopen

    July 8, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the provincial government reversing its decision to close nine rest stops. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure indicated last week that the rest stops would no longer be available to

  • New Wabco unit to focus on improving efficiencies

    July 8, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    BERN, Switzerland – Wabco Holdings has established a new fleet solutions division, which will focus on improving safety and environmental efficiencies, the company announced Monday. The unit will combine both advanced digital solutions and best-in-class services under one roof, it

  • Ontario updates SPIF rules

    July 5, 2019 9:11AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has introduced the latest updates to the weights and dimensions linked to Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles. As of July 1, Regulation 413/05 eliminated the special vehicle configuration permits required to operate long-wheelbase tractors with

  • Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

    July 4, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded in 1948, operates a fleet of 57 trucks and 46 trailers providing