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    Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

    June 24, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already

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    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

  • Cratex opens location in Nisku, Alta.

    June 21, 2019 5:42PM by Truck News-West

    NISKU, Alta. – Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company, celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta., June 21. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet the demands of

  • Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

    June 21, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News-West

    DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough

  • Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

    June 21, 2019 12:17PM by Abdul Latheef

    MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received

  • Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

    June 21, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked

  • Challenger opens own driver training academy

    June 20, 2019 2:22PM by Abdul Latheef

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – A major Ontario transportation company is addressing the problem of an acute driver shortage in a unique way – it has opened its own driver training school in the presence of leaders from the trucking industry. Challenger

  • News Equipment

    Glasvan wins three Great Dane dealer awards

    June 20, 2019 1:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane collected three top honors at the 2018 Great Dane Dealer of the Year awards celebration. The Mississauga, Ont., dealer won International Flatbed Dealer of the Year, International Refrigerated Dealer of the Year, and International

  • Mitsubishi Fuso names new director, Dealer Network Development

    June 20, 2019 1:28PM by Sonia Straface

    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Peter Young the director of Dealer Network Development. In his new role, Young will focus on the development of the Fuso dealership network for the United States and Canada.

  • ATA urges progress on North American trade deal

    June 20, 2019 1:17PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has commended Mexico for ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and urges U.S. Congress to move on the deal. “Mexico’s action in ratifying the USMCA is a critical step forward in putting

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    Huayi Tire marketing towards Canada’s South Asian trucking community

    June 20, 2019 1:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Huayi Tire is reaching out to the South Asian trucking community in Canada, with a Punjabi website and databooks for Double Coin tires. “We recognize that more than half of all truckers in Vancouver and Toronto were

  • Mulroney named Ontario’s third transportation minister in a year

    June 20, 2019 11:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Caroline Mulroney – a lawyer and one-time contender for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party – has been named minister of transportation in a cabinet shuffle by Premier Doug Ford. She will hold a dual role

  • Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

    June 19, 2019 10:22AM by Truck News

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his

  • Women In Trucking names new chairwoman

    June 19, 2019 9:02AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has welcomed in a new board of directors. The new change came from the associations annual general meeting. Laura Roan Hays, regional sales manager, Great Dane is the new chairwoman of the