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  • Navistar awards top suppliers

    February 14, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,

  • Report highlights Top 10 truck bottlenecks in U.S.

    February 12, 2019 10:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being home to three of the 10 worst bottlenecks for trucks on American highways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The institute’s annual list identifies the intersection of I-95 and

  • GTI buys Precision Specialized Division

    February 11, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – GTI Transport Solution has announced it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division, a division of Precision Truck Lines. Precision Specialized focuses on open-deck and heavy-haul transportation, which are also the specialties of GTI Transport Solution. All employees and

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Kriska acquires Icon Transportation

    February 11, 2019 7:37AM by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Icon Transportation Logistics (ITL) out of Puslinch, Ont. The company will continue to be led by general manager Alen Delija and its current management team. “ITL is a great

  • Manitoba scraps non-RTAC standard, harmonizing with western provinces

    February 8, 2019 11:15AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba regulations for vehicle weights and dimensions are changing with the removal of the non-Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) standard. The province had adhered to two standards – RTAC and non-RTAC – and said scrapping the

  • Phillips Connect Technologies buys IoT partner

    February 8, 2019 9:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has announced its acquisition of Connected Holdings, an Internet of Things intelligent services provider. PCT is working to develop intelligent trailers that will integrate info on component health, early fault notifications,

  • STA partnership with NRC to provide carriers insight into efficient fuel practices

    February 6, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) today announced its partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRC), with the association offering a number of training opportunities to help carriers increase fuel efficiency. “Educating member companies on these programs is important

  • TTSAO reveals panelists for upcoming conference

    February 6, 2019 11:59AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has revealed the panelists for the Best Practices for Training Panel session taking place at the upcoming  fourth annual conference taking place at the Centre for Health and Safety

  • Titanium touts recruitment and retention success

    February 6, 2019 7:07AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says it grew its driver base by 14% in 2018, while limiting driver turnover to 18.6%. In the U.S., driver turnover is often more than 90%. Titanium credits its success to establishing a culture

  • FPInnovations, Texas A&M Transportation to collaborate on research

    February 4, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on transportation research. The MOU was signed by Greg Winfree, TTI agency director, and Glen Légère, FPInnovations senior manager, Roads

  • Cost of ground transportation decreasing

    February 1, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased 1.54% in November, compared to the Canadian General Freight Index. Base rates were down 1.4% and average fuel surcharges decreased, accounting for 17.67% of the base rate

  • A full plate for 2019

    January 29, 2019 5:44PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA highlights top issues it will advocate for in coming year

  • Three Canadian fleets among Best to Drive For

    January 29, 2019 3:03PM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge today announced the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For, including three from Canada. “When it comes to working with drivers, our Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For are North America’s

  • Nominations closing soon for TTSAO/PayBright Instructor of the Year award

    January 29, 2019 1:34PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools of Ontario (TTSAO) is looking for the best truck driving instructor in the province. Nominations are closing soon, on February 14, for the TTSAO/PayBright Instructor of the Year award.  This new award will be