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    Tallman Group forms joint venture with Rush Enterprises

    February 7, 2019 7:25AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced a new joint venture with Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America. Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman

  • STA partnership with NRC to provide carriers insight into efficient fuel practices

    February 6, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) today announced its partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRC), with the association offering a number of training opportunities to help carriers increase fuel efficiency. “Educating member companies on these programs is important

  • TTSAO reveals panelists for upcoming conference

    February 6, 2019 11:59AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has revealed the panelists for the Best Practices for Training Panel session taking place at the upcoming  fourth annual conference taking place at the Centre for Health and Safety

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    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

  • ATA welcomes Trump’s comments on infrastructure, trade

    February 6, 2019 7:14AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on infrastructure and trade during last night’s State of the Union address. “Tonight, President Trump called for a national, bipartisan effort to restore our country’s declining

  • Titanium touts recruitment and retention success

    February 6, 2019 7:07AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says it grew its driver base by 14% in 2018, while limiting driver turnover to 18.6%. In the U.S., driver turnover is often more than 90%. Titanium credits its success to establishing a culture

  • Young “hackers” help Canada Cartage fight cargo theft

    February 5, 2019 7:11AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage recently engaged Ontario university students to help fight cargo theft. More than 600 students participated in 30-hour non-stop “hack-a-thon” event called DeltaHacks on Jan. 26-27. Participating businesses presented the hackers with challenges, and students then

  • Kenworth names 2019 Service Council

    February 4, 2019 3:09PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Service Council. Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada serve on the council, and help promote service and product enhancements for The World’s Best trucks. Members of

  • Sheehan’s Truck Center wins Volvo’s Canada Dealer of the Year award

    February 4, 2019 1:42PM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks has awarded its top dealers for 2018. The 2018 Canada Dealer of the Year was presented to Burlington’s Sheehan’s Truck Center. The award for top dealer for 2018 in North America went to General Truck Sales

  • Linamar, associated families donate $5 million to Guelph hospital

    February 4, 2019 12:12PM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. — Linamar Corporation along with the Hasenfratz, Newton and Stoddart families have made history with a record-breaking donation to health care. The group has donated a whopping $5 million  to Guelph General Hospital in support of the hospital’s most

  • Mack Trucks names new regional vice-president, Canada

    February 4, 2019 11:51AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice-president, Canada. Jugovic will be responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle for new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. “Steve brings

  • FPInnovations, Texas A&M Transportation to collaborate on research

    February 4, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on transportation research. The MOU was signed by Greg Winfree, TTI agency director, and Glen Légère, FPInnovations senior manager, Roads

  • PMTC opens latest benchmarking survey

    February 4, 2019 8:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – Private fleets looking to compare their performance to peers now have the opportunity to participate in the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) third annual Canadian fleet benchmarking survey. “For the last two years, the PMTC

  • Cost of ground transportation decreasing

    February 1, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased 1.54% in November, compared to the Canadian General Freight Index. Base rates were down 1.4% and average fuel surcharges decreased, accounting for 17.67% of the base rate

  • Sentencing for truck driver in Humboldt case set for March 22

    February 1, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Sentencing for the truck driver involved in the Humboldt collision will be March 22 after the Crown and defense have issued their final submissions. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu spoke in court Jan. 31, with media reports indicating he