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  • National truck driver training standard promised by 2020

    January 21, 2019 5:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s transportation ministers have committed to developing a national entry-level driver training standard by 2020 — one of a series of trucking-related initiatives highlighted during a meeting in Montreal. The goal was released as part of a broad-ranging

  • News Equipment

    SAF-Holland buys PressureGuard

    January 21, 2019 2:46PM by Truck News

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – SAF-Holland has acquired a majority stake in trailer tire pressure management specialist, PressureGuard. The company says the acquisition adds a key element to its line, in advanced digital smart products for trailer applications. SAF-Holland now owns 51%

  • OTA holds safety talks with Transport Minister, insurance reps

    January 21, 2019 1:19PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has recently had productive meetings to address truck safety in the province. OTA chairman David Carruth and vice-chairman Wendell Erb recently joined OTA president Stephen Laskowski in meeting with the

  • OTA says City of Thunder Bay should re-think new truck route

    January 18, 2019 1:42PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) voiced its opinion on a new designated truck route passed by Thunder Bay City Council. The OTA says the new route will undermine safety rather than strengthen it. “OTA believes that Council’s

  • Hiway and Eskimo Refrigeration changes name to ColdFront

    January 17, 2019 12:00PM by Truck News-West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Following last year’s merger, Hiway and Eskimo Refrigeration will change its name to ColdFront as part of the company’s rebranding initiative. “By building on the legacy of the Eskimo and Hiway teams and uniting them under a

  • Trucking HR Canada reveals ‘Women Talking Tech’ panelists

    January 17, 2019 9:39AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s 5th annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit, hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre on March 7, will feature a new Women Talking Tech Panel. The panel will take a deep

  • Daseke names new COO

    January 17, 2019 9:20AM by Truck News

    ADDISON, Texas –  Daseke Inc. today named Chris Easter as the company’s chief operating officer. Easter brings Daseke more than 30 years of operational leadership serving in key transportation and logistics roles with the United States Army, Walmart, and Schneider

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders smashed previous records in 2018

    January 16, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s official: 2018 was by far the best year ever for trailer orders. FTR reported data showing the year ended with 28,000 units ordered in December, a 38% drop from November, but enough to bring the year’s

  • News Technology

    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • Canadian spot market load volumes set record in 2018

    January 16, 2019 6:57AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – It was a record year for Canadian spot market load volumes in 2018, but the capacity crunch appears to be easing. TransCore Link Logistics reported the fourth quarter ended with the lowest load volumes on the year,

  • Inland Kenworth helps to combat human trafficking

    January 15, 2019 2:59PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Inland Kenworth and Truckers Against Trafficking have come together to bring more awareness to the serious reality of human and sex trafficking. Both the organization and the heavy-duty truck dealer put together a one of a kind

  • Andy Transport launches power-only fleet

    January 15, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Andy Transport has announced a new start-up that will provide trucks and drivers to customers with fluctuating transportation needs. Tristan Cartage is a power-only fleet that will be marketed to for-hire carriers, private fleets, third-party logistics companies,

  • ATA hires new chief commercial officer

    January 15, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  The American Trucking Associations announced the hiring of Kevin J. Traver to serve as the organization’s chief commercial officer. In the newly created position, Traver will oversee membership sales and operations, product development and marketing for the

  • Trailers of Texas becomes Transcourt’s new representation in Gulf Region

    January 15, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Transcourt Tank Leasing announced today it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Trailers of Texas, a major tank trailer distributor in Houston. As part of this agreement, Trailers of Texas will become the official Transcourt Tank

  • Inland Kenworth opens in Castlegar

    January 14, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-West

    CASTLEGAR, B.C. – Inland Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Castlegar, B.C. The location boasts 19,000 square feet of space, featuring a 9,500 sq.-ft. service department with nine service stalls. There is also a 4,500 sq.-ft.