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  • Detention costs $1 billion, increases crash risk: report

    February 7, 2018 1:42PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delays before loading and unloading activities cost U.S. drivers and carriers more than $1 billion a year – and increase crash risks in the process, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has found. Each

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

  • Detroit DD8 engine set to please vocational market

    February 6, 2018 3:56PM by Sonia Straface

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Truck production of the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine began on Feb. 5 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today. The DD8 is the latest addition to Detroit’s powertrain portfolio, and was prompted into production at

  • Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 2:47PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

  • Tallman Group wins International Truck Presidential Award

    February 6, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group announced today that it has received the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2017, honors the top seven per cent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in

  • TMC warns of email scam

    February 6, 2018 10:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is warning those attending its annual meeting about potential email scams. Emails have been offering to sell the list of attendees, and booking hotel reservations through a non-authorized

  • Off-road equipment imports surge

    February 6, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Buyers scrambled to import logging, mining, and construction equipment in December, in a push to beat 2018 emissions regulations for off-road diesel engines and machines, Statistics Canada reports. The imports of such machinery jumped 24.6% on the

  • Angela Splinter to open Women with Drive event

    February 6, 2018 9:41AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada announced today that its CEO, Angela Splinter, will be stating opening remarks at its fourth annual Women with Drive event scheduled for March 1 in Toronto. Last year, Splinter was diagnosed with advanced stage

  • Cargo thefts on decline

    February 5, 2018 10:17AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Cargo thefts were on the decline last year, with CargoNet recording 741 thefts in the U.S. and Canada in 2017 – down from 836 in 2016. And the cargo theft prevention and recovery network is crediting successful

  • ATA shines light on human trafficking

    February 5, 2018 9:48AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team have been joining together in the fight against human trafficking, as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and have further plans to shine a light on the

  • Private fleet survey opens

    February 5, 2018 9:33AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is collecting data for its second annual benchmarking survey of private and dedicated fleets, building on work by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC)  in the U.S. The survey

  • News Equipment

    January truck orders second best in history: ACT

    February 4, 2018 2:53PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Heavy-duty and medium-duty truck orders in January marked the second strongest month in history, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. Classes 5-8 orders totaled 80,400 units, surpassed only by March 2006 orders. “As was the case

  • Descartes buys Aljex

    February 2, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Descartes Systems Group announced today that it has acquired Aljex Software. Aljex has serving freight broker for more than 20 years and has built a robust platform backed by deep domain expertise, Descartes said. “Managing the capacity

  • Senate report says Canada “ill-prepared” for driverless vehicles

    February 1, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report from the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has suggested Canada is “ill-prepared” for the arrival of driverless vehicles. The committee studied emerging driverless and connected vehicle technologies, along with the risks and rewards