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  • Titanium launches U.S. subsidiary

    March 27, 2019 7:44AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group has announced its expansion into the U.S., with the addition of a brokerage service based in Charlotte, N.C. This is the first of what will be several locations in strategic U.S. markets, the company

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • CTA names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

  • Schneider celebrates 50 years in bulk

    March 26, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Schneider is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its bulk division. It entered the segment in 1969 with the acquisition of Kampo Transit, before renaming it Schneider Tank Lines. Schneider’s bulk division began by hauling milk and

  • News Equipment

    Volvo Group opens new Canadian PDC in Milton

    March 26, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MILTON, Ont. – Volvo Group has opened a massive new parts distribution center (PDC) in Milton, Ont., triple the size of its former Mississauga location, about 20 kms away. More favorable real estate pricing, less traffic congestion, airport access, and

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • UAP recognizes Grote Canada

    March 25, 2019 2:28PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – UAP has named Grote Canada its 2018 Napa Supplier Excellence Awards winner. Grote was identified in each of Napa’s regions as meeting all its strict measurements and expectations, and was unaminously selected to receive the award. “Grote

  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • How the federal budget could affect trucking

    March 22, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest

  • CN finalizes TransX acquisition

    March 22, 2019 1:27PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen

  • News Equipment

    Nikola acquires 400 acres for truck manufacturing plant

    March 22, 2019 1:20PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company says it has acquired 400 acres of property in Arizona, where it will manufacture its Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks. “When we set out to build a factory, part of my vision was to help

  • Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

    March 22, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by