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    Paccar Parts has record-breaking year

    February 1, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. – Paccar Parts enjoyed a record year in 2017, filling more than 16 million orders globally. “Paccar Parts’ number one goal is customer uptime. The effectiveness of our supply chain contributes to our high levels of productivity and

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • Good Driver Challenge starts today

    February 1, 2018 8:25AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Are you a good driver? Time to see how your skills stack up. The Good Driver Challenger starts today (Feb. 1). More than 15 fleets and 100 drivers are participating in the Pilot Challenge during the month of

  • AMTA names new president

    January 31, 2018 9:10PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced that Chris Nash will be its next president effective March 5. Nash takes over for outgoing president Lorraine Card, who announced her retirement last December. Having started his career in

  • Applications for the Green Commercial Vehicle Program now open

    January 31, 2018 3:13PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)  has announced the application form for the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program and submit an application using the Grants

  • Fuel surcharges increased in November: CGFI

    January 31, 2018 2:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.87% more to move their goods via ground transportation in November, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The total base rate decreased 0.4%. Average fuel surcharges went up in November, accounting

  • Polaris Transportation rolls out new online booking portal

    January 31, 2018 12:21PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. —  Polaris Transportation announced today that its online booking portal is now fully tested and live making shipping with Polaris much easier. The new shipping tool has been in development for the past year. It is designed to

  • Suncor to phase in fleet of autonomous trucks

    January 31, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Suncor today announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines. Over the next six years, the company plans to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full

  • It’s time to talk

    January 31, 2018 10:11AM by Sonia Straface

    Accidents, loneliness, and fatigue are all part of the job as a truck driver. But does this make them more at risk for mental illness?

  • CTA offers ideas to improve trucking harmonization

    January 30, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made 11 suggestions for improving trucking harmonization in Canada, in a submission to the Council of Transport Ministers. The Council established a federal/provincial/territorial task force in September 2016 to identify areas

  • News Equipment

    Nikola to manufacture trucks in Arizona

    January 30, 2018 1:17PM by Truck News

    BUCKEYE, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company today announced it will build its hydrogen-electric semi-trucks in Buckeye, Ari. It has chosen a new 500-acre, one million sq.-ft. facility on the west side of Phoenix, where it says it will add more

  • Kenworth names Canadians to Service Council

    January 30, 2018 12:54PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth has named two Canadians to its 2018 Service Council. The Kenworth Service Council promotes service and product improvements for Kenworth. Canadian members include: Adam Burrough, Edmonton Kenworth, Edmonton, Alta.; and Nicolas Letendre, Kenworth Maska, Sherbrooke, Que.

  • Virginia to host SuperRigs

    January 30, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    RAPHINE, Va. – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va. The 36th edition of the truck beauty show will be themed: Tribute to Toughness. The location is situated off Interstates 81 and

  • ATSSA donates to local causes

    January 30, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA) held its annual charity and fun night Dec. 14, 2017, collecting donations for underprivileged children through the Toys for Tots program. Food items were also collected on behalf of the

  • Report recaps a year of carbon taxation in Ontario

    January 30, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner said the first year of Ontario’s carbon cap-and-trade system went well, but that more needs to be done. “A price on carbon pollution is a crucial tool we need to slow climate change,” said