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  • Tremcar West celebrates 10 years in Saskatchewan

    August 9, 2018 3:32PM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will marks its 10 anniversary doing business in Saskatchewan with a celebration that will include environment minister Dustin Duncan as a guest speaker. The company’s first service facility opened in October of 2008 in Weyburn.

  • PMTC unveils schedule for Eastern Regional seminar

    July 23, 2018 3:48PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic (THRSCA) are bringing their educational seminar to Truro, Nova Scotia. This will mark the fourth year the two groups have teamed up for

  • Trucking industry at full utilization: FTR

    July 19, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Truckers remained at full capacity in May, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An index reading of 11.4 reflected full capacity utilization, and FTR projects trucking conditions to improve further as the freight season enters

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    Driverless, cabless, electric logging truck revealed

    July 12, 2018 8:51AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Swedish start-up has introduced an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. The T-log, introduced by Einride, features off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. It was showcased at the Festival of Speed. “Einride is constantly

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    Peterbilt’s UltraLoft enters production

    July 9, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has begun production of its Model 579 UltraLoft, with Freymiller Trucking taking delivery of the first unit. The truck features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for on-highway applications. “The Model 579 UltraLoft was

  • ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

    June 29, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013.

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

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    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 5:15PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

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    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • 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

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 6:59AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan