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  • Trailcon opens new facility in Edmonton

    January 28, 2019 11:13AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – After breaking ground in June of last year, Trailcon Leasing opened its new Edmonton facility Jan. 7. The company also saw its longtime Edmonton branch manager, Dave Ambrock, retire on the day of the opening, handing over

  • Eaton named Bezares master distributor

    January 28, 2019 9:15AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton will become a North American master distributor for Bezares SA’s mobile power hydraulic portfolio, and will also provide post-sale service and support throught he Roadranger field team. Bezares SA produces Power Takeoffs (PTOs), hydraulic pumps, fittings,

  • OTA briefs Environment Minister

    January 25, 2019 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently met with Environment Minister Rod Phillips to discuss how the trucking industry can contribute to cleaner air and a reduction in carbon emissions. The meeting included OTA vice-chairman Wendell Erb, OTA

  • Trucking alliance welcomes rural, northern immigration pilot

    January 25, 2019 1:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding plans for a five-year federal immigration project meant to help newcomers – including truck drivers – settle in local communities. Immigrants will be selected for the pilot program based on occupational

  • Conditions improving for shippers: FTR

    January 25, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers continued to improve in November, with softening rates and lower fuel prices. November marked the first positive reading to the FTR Shippers Condition Index in more than two years, and the best since August

  • Ontario to roll out scale bypass technologies

    January 24, 2019 7:26PM by James Menzies

    Technologies will pre-screen and pre-clear trucks, based on their condition and compliance rates

  • Northeastern states battling invasive insects, need truckers’ help

    January 24, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, Wa. – The Spotted Lanternfly is a small but mighty pest that is currently terrorizing several U.S. states. That was the message from an informative webinar on the insects today hosted by Instructional Technologies, a fleet consultant firm dedicated

  • International Trucks plans to build on a banner year

    January 23, 2019 2:49PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For International Trucks, 2018 was a banner year in the U.S. and Canada, and the company hopes to continue building on that success. “In Canada, it was phenomenal, we couldn’t keep up,” Joel Shaw, vocational sales

  • News Equipment

    Backlogs to blame for slowdown in Class 8 orders

    January 23, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for heavy trucks remains strong despite a slowdown in orders, according to ACT Research. Three drivers include: the fact the freight rate markdown is from record levels; the addition of new technologies that improve fuel economy

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack showcase offerings during World of Concrete

    January 22, 2019 4:54PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth Trucks, Peterbilt Motor Company, and Mack Trucks are displaying an array of offerings during World of Concrete, including mixers and pump trucks. Kenworth is showcasing its T880S mixers and T880 pumper during the Las Vegas

  • Enhancements to Western Star 4700 center on drivers, upfitters

    January 22, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News-West

    Company says it will continue to grow on its past success in Western Canada

  • ‘Banner year’ for truck tonnage comes to end

    January 22, 2019 12:49PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage dipped 4.3% in December, but closed out the full year 2018 up 6.6% compared to 2017. That marked the largest annual gain since 1998 and was much stronger than the 3.8% increase in

  • Thunder Bay Council delays new truck route

    January 22, 2019 12:17PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) urged the Thunder Bay City Council last night to consider postponing a ratification vote to create a new truck route until a detailed and comprehensive analysis of safety data and traffic flow

  • Trimac acquires B&B/Bess Tank Lines

    January 22, 2019 8:01AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trimac Transportation has announced it has acquired B&B/Bess Tank Lines, a family-run bulk transportation company with roots in Quebec and Alberta. B&B was founded in 1976, and with Bess Tank Lines, operates more than 110 tractors and

  • ‘Sectoral recessions’ likely in 2019: ACT Research

    January 22, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The commercial vehicle market remains strong, but the U.S. economy is expected to decelerate, according to a report from ACT Research. ACT’s Transportation Digest noted Class 8 truck orders enter 2019 with positive momentum from a record-setting