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  • Celadon unloads logistics business assets

    April 15, 2019 1:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Celadon Group has sold the assets used in its logistics business in an all-cash deal with TA Services, a subsidiary of PS Logistics. The deal was part of a broader strategic plan to streamline operations, reduce debt,

  • March trailer orders plummet: FTR

    April 15, 2019 11:24AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for March 2019 at 13,500 units. This is the lowest monthly total since September 2016, FTR said, and the lowest March since 208. Recent comparisons were also very negative -43% month-over-month and -52% year-over-year.

  • Ron Pridmore named Highway Star of the Year

    April 13, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Ron Pridmore of Campbell Moving Systems has moved prime ministers, NHL players, and even an astronaut during the course of his 40-year career. Now they can brag they were moved by the 2019 Highway Star of the

  • NACV Show unveils 2019 floorplan

    April 12, 2019 11:05AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) announced today that the 2019 online floorplan is available. To preview the trade show’s current list of exhibitors, click here. NACV Show 2019 will take place in exhibit halls A

  • Trucking welcomed into Ontario immigration nominee program

    April 12, 2019 10:32AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the provincial government for welcoming the trucking industry into the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program, through the in-demand skills stream. The 2019 budget reads: “To better reflect employer and labour market

  • News Equipment

    Truck-Lite acquires Lumitec

    April 12, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has announced its acquisition of Lumitec, a supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry. “Lumitec’s reputation speaks for itself as one of the most trusted lighting suppliers among both boat OEMs and end users,” said Brian Kupchella,

  • News Equipment

    Transtex buys TopKit, LeadEdge products from SmartTruck

    April 11, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transtex has announced it has acquired the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing trailer aero products from SmartTruck. The TopKit is EPA SmartWay-verified, and redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag. It can be

  • News Technology

    Isaac Instruments turns 20

    April 11, 2019 2:06PM by Truck News

    CHAMBLY, Que. – Isaac Instruments is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and says it continues to grow. The company claims to supply more than 50% of the Quebec trucking market with its telematics, which was launched just five years

  • PacLease Edmonton Kenworth named Franchise of the Year

    April 11, 2019 12:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – PacLease has named its Edmonton location as its 2018 North American Franchise of the Year. PacLease Edmonton Kenworth received the honor during the parent company’s awards dinner in Orlando, Fla., with Jim Callaway, general manager of the

  • News Equipment

    Mack not concerned with slowing truck orders

    April 11, 2019 12:25PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Slowing Class 8 truck order intake is not a concern to Mack Trucks, according to Roy Horton, director of product strategy, who spoke at an Expocam press conference April 11. “It’s not an alarming issue at this

  • Pricing pendulum swinging to shippers’ favor: ACT Research

    April 10, 2019 4:02PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is possible, and a rate recession is likely, according to a new freight forecast report from ACT Research. Its ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook found that dry van rates, net of

  • News Equipment

    Isuzu enjoys record year in Canada

    April 10, 2019 3:53PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Isuzu has announced it registered the most low cab forward trucks in Canada in 2018 for the first time in several years. Dealers retailed 1,690 trucks, a new record for Isuzu in Canada. It cited IHS Markit

  • Drivers asked to weigh in on truck parking information systems

    April 9, 2019 12:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck drivers are asked to offer insight into their preferences for data formats and delivery mechanisms of truck parking availability information. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched an online survey as part of its 2019

  • WIT hosts 10th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

    April 9, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) hosted its 10th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at the Mid-America Trucking Show In Louisville, Kentucky on March 30. One hundred and fifteen female drivers tallying nearly 1,700 collective years

  • Trucking HR Canada names this year’s Top Fleet Employers

    April 9, 2019 10:11AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honors through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada announced today. All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention