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  • Road Today-Truck News Jobs Expo a big hit

    September 14, 2019 6:15PM by Abdul Latheef

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Bob Whitesell was at the Road Today-Truck News Jobs Expo in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, looking for “unique drivers”. His company, Robsan Transportation Inc., based in Hamilton, Ont., works in the nuclear industry, transporting used material such

  • Montreal port operator Termont goes green

    September 13, 2019 9:53AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Termont Montreal will transform its entire fleet into hybrid vehicles, which will make it the world’s first port operator to do so, Quebec’s transportation minister has announced. Montreal-based Effenco, which develops electrification solutions for the transportation industry,

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia with Detroit Assurance 5.0 enters production

    September 12, 2019 2:20PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the start of production of its new Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance 5.0. The active safety system is now standard with Freightliner Cascadias powered by Detroit engines. It offers: adaptive

  • SAF-Holland names new president – Americas

    September 12, 2019 2:08PM by Truck News

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – SAF-Holland has named Kent Jones its new president – Americas. He replaces Steffen Schewerda, who has stepped down from the same role. Jones was previously vice-president of commercial vehicle steering systems and advanced driver assistance systems with

  • News Equipment

    Truck and trailer dealer welcomes return to normal

    September 12, 2019 1:46PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Stoops Freightliner and its network of truck and trailer dealers isn’t sensing that the drop in new equipment orders is anything to lose sleep over. Instead, Brian McCoy, president of Stoops, said the current environment marks a

  • News Equipment

    Fleets say reliability, safety top priorities when spec’ing equipment

    September 12, 2019 1:17PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Reliability and safety systems are two priorities for fleets when spec’ing new trucks, according to a panel of fleet executives speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference here Sept. 11. Robert Haag, vice-president of operations for Perfect Transportation,

  • Volvo to offer fatigue-reducing VDS as option

    September 12, 2019 12:37PM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks  North America plans to offer its Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) system, designed to reduce driver fatigue, as an option on trucks starting next year, the company announced Thursday. Volvo will start taking orders for VDS

  • News Equipment

    Truck and trailer orders normalizing, not crashing: FTR

    September 11, 2019 8:34PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in recent months, but FTR forecasters aren’t sounding any alarms, and say the drop marks a return to more normal levels. Eric Starks, CEO of FTR, also chalked the decline

  • Volvo Trucks rides high on innovation, investment

    September 11, 2019 1:19PM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is on a roll. In the year since Peter Voorhoeve took over as president of VTNA, the company has unveiled a slew of technology updates, and announced fresh investments worth hundreds of millions

  • ATA argues against road tolls

    September 11, 2019 12:43PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has told a House subcommittee that the use of tolls to finance infrastructure construction and maintenance is inefficient, unsafe, and harmful to the trucking industry. “While the trucking industry is willing to

  • The new normal: Slow, steady growth

    September 11, 2019 11:48AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There’s little sign a recession is imminent, but economic growth will continue to be slow and steady. That was the projection from Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist with Kleinhenz & Associates, who gave an economic update at the

  • News Technology

    Connectivity revolutionizing cargo tracking, trucking

    September 11, 2019 10:49AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There are more than 10 billion devices connected throughout the world, and this rapidly growing Internet-of-Things will change how product is tracked through the supply chain. Bill Green, senior technical staff member, packaging technology with IBM Systems

  • Drivers chosen for fuel-efficiency roadshow

    September 10, 2019 1:32PM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Ten drivers have been selected to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel-efficiency roadshow. It kicks off Oct. 7 at various locations and ends in Atlanta during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show Oct. 28–31.

  • 8 technologies that transformed trucking

    September 10, 2019 11:34AM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – FTR’s annual transportation conference is a forward-looking event; a chance to explore emerging issues, predict trends, and gain insights into things like artificial intelligence. But Avery Vise, FTR’s vice-president of trucking, set the stage by looking at

  • ITOCHU makes ‘strategic’ investment in KeepTruckin

    September 10, 2019 11:04AM by Truck News

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – U.S. fleet management solutions provider KeepTruckin has received “a strategic business investment” from ITOCHU Corp. of Japan, the company announced Tuesday. No financial details were revealed. KeepTruckin said it will use the funds to forward its