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  • 20,000 technicians expected to compete in VISTA  

    September 10, 2019 8:05AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Registration opens Sept. 30 for the world’s largest service market competition, the Volvo International Service Training Awards, also known as VISTA. Nearly 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer networks are expected to participate

  • Volvo Group joins DOE Supply Chain Initiative

    September 10, 2019 7:48AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group North America has become the first trucking OEM to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Supply Chain Initiative. It joined the program, recruiting eight Volvo Group vendors to commit to reducing energy

  • TIP Trailer Services acquires Trailer Wizards

    September 10, 2019 7:30AM by Truck News

        AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Equipment service provider TIP Trailer Services has signed an agreement to acquire Trailer Wizards, a leading supplier of trailer rental and leasing services in Canada, the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not revealed.

  • Ontario researching the risky business of trucking

    September 9, 2019 9:36PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucking can be a risky business. And when a worker is injured or killed in Ontario, Ron Kelusky is one of the first to hear about it in his role as the Ministry of Labour’s chief prevention

  • Ontario highways a hotbed of human trafficking

    September 9, 2019 7:56PM by John G. Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario accounts for 70% of the human trafficking that occurs in Canada, and its 400-Series highway corridor is a hotbed of the criminal activity. Mississauga Centre MPP Natalia Kusendova believes the trucking industry that travels these highways

  • Plus.ai strikes deal with China’s biggest truckmaker

    September 9, 2019 3:13PM by Truck News

    CUPERTINO, Calif.– Self-driving trucking technology leader Plus.ai has announced a joint venture with FAW Jiefang, China’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, to develop autonomous trucks for China. The partnership will soon launch the world’s first production-class L2 semi-autonomous truck, built

  • Alberta Truck Convoy raises $26K for Special Olympics

    September 9, 2019 2:05PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The 2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics rolled through Calgary, Alta., this past weekend, raising $26,000 for the cause. Ken Huff, operations manager for Rosenau Transport, which hosts the event each year, said the convoy was a

  • PMTC to hold Ontario regional seminar Oct. 17

    September 9, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada will hold a regional half-day seminar in Mississauga, Ont., on Oct. 17, the organization announced Monday. The seminar will cover three major topics: An overview of national ELD regulations and

  • Ritchie Bros.’ event raises $160K for KidSport B.C.

    September 9, 2019 12:58PM by Truck News

    BURNABY, B.C. – More than $160,000 was raised at the Ritchie Bros.’ Corporate Kids Challenge charity event Sunday, bringing the 10-year total to $1.5 million. All funds go to KidSport B.C., which helps financially-disadvantaged children participate in amateur sport. “We

  • Paid Wakefield expands its Canadian tough portfolio of heavy duty lubricants

    September 9, 2019 8:22AM by Sponsored

    Fleet and maintenance managers across Canada know there’s way more to engine oil than a generic greasy film circulating along cylinder walls. While many base oils can be similar, the difference between a lubricant that will provide uptime and one

  • STS to offer perspectives on economy, freight trends

    September 9, 2019 7:00AM by Truck News

    The conference “will try to make sense of the roller coaster that Canadian shippers and carriers have experienced over the past couple of years”.

  • Daimler tests autonomous trucks on public roads

    September 9, 2019 6:00AM by Truck News

    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing autonomous trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads, Daimler Trucks announced Monday. The test routes are on highways in southwest Virginia, where Torc Robotics

  • New weigh station to be constructed near Terrace, B.C.

    September 6, 2019 3:04PM by Truck News-West

    TERRACE, B.C. – The Canadian government is investing $15 million to build a commercial vehicle inspection station on Hwy 16. The new station will be located east of Terrace, B.C., near Hwy 37. The project will add lanes on Hwy

  • Rising detention times hitting productivity: ATRI

    September 6, 2019 1:22PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver detention times and the frequency of detention have both increased in the past few years, research by a trucking industry group has concluded. The study by the American Transportation Research Institute is based on more than

  • Bendix Kentucky plant to get $65-million upgrade

    September 6, 2019 12:23PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) broke ground Friday on a 130,000-square-foot expansion of its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The $65-million addition to the BSFB plant will increase air disc brake production capacity to keep