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  • Trail King names new director of international market development

    June 27, 2018 1:04AM by Truck News

    MITCHELL, S.D. – Trail King Industries announced this week that Mike Heschke is the company’s new director of international market development, a newly created position to support the ongoing growth of Trail King with the addition of the Goldhofer product

  • Big Freight Systems turns 70

    June 26, 2018 6:14AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Big Freight Systems is turning 70 this year, and has its eyes on future growth. “We’re always looking ahead to see what we can do next,” says Gary Coleman, president and chief executive of the company his

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    Breadner now carrying Hyundai Translead trailers

    June 25, 2018 11:32AM by James Menzies

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has announced it will be offering the full line of Hyundai Translead trailers. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, said the company was seeking a highly customizable trailer offering for the Ontario market. “The Mississauga

  • Phillips announces European acquisition

    June 25, 2018 7:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Cali. – Phillips Connect Technologies has announced its acquisition of Polish electrical components company Fortech Poland. The company manufactures and distributes 24-volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles. The newly formed company will be named Phillips-Fortech

  • ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

    June 22, 2018 7:40PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS Act,

  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

  • Hours of Service violations down since ELD rollout: FMCSA

    June 22, 2018 5:02PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs) says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA numbers show a marked decrease in violations on inspected

  • Ad aimed at Trump takes swipe at Gordie Howe bridge

    June 22, 2018 3:22PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The Moroun family has stepped up their media campaign in their fight to have the Gordie Howe Bridge project come to a stop. The owners of the Ambassador Bridge – which serves as one of the crossings

  • Meritor names CTO

    June 22, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  Meritor has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer. In this new position, effective immediately, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy,

  • Trimac announces pay raise for drivers

    June 22, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trimac Transportation announced significant pay increases across several locations in the Eastern region of Canada for both company drivers and owner-operators running cross border chemical freight. The locations include: Mississauga,Ont., Guelph Ont., Sarnia Ont. and Montreal, Que.

  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • Total highlights rapid oil change at TRP open house

    June 21, 2018 2:08PM by Sonia Straface

    BOLTON, Ont. – Got 15 minutes to spare? Great. Then you can get an oil change without even leaving the comfort of your own cab. That’s the concept of the new Total Rubia Lube Centre located at TRP Parts and

  • B.C. ups weight limit for super singles

    June 21, 2018 10:18AM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has increased weight limits for single wide-base tires, approving a single-axle weight of 8,500kgs. The government says the increase will help the trucking industry reduce fuel consumption, as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Waterloo research looks to fight wildlife strikes

    June 21, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. –University of Waterloo researchers have found that Ontario could save millions of dollars by introducing measures to help prevent collisions with wildlife. A related study that focused on such collisions in southern Ontario recommends strategies including better signage,

  • Charity truck show in Ilderton set for July 7

    June 21, 2018 7:54AM by Truck News

    ILDERTON, Ont. — A new truck show is in town to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The show, called the Carhaulers Reunions and Charity is set for July 7 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the Ilderton Fairgrounds.