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  • 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

  • Volvo Group joins forces with NVIDIA to develop platform for autonomous trucks

    June 18, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Group announced today that it has teamed up with NVIDIA to deliver self-driving commercial and industrial vehicles. Utilizing NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and in-vehicle computing, the resulting system is designed to safely

  • Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

    June 14, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor

  • PMTC hands out annual honors

    June 14, 2019 6:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • Tim Dreyer named the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year

    June 13, 2019 1:35PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Tim Dreyer has won the 2019 Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. Dreyer is a traffic manager and dispatcher with Patene Building Supplies. He was honored for his willingness to help others. The award

  • PMTC names two drivers to Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2019 1:17PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has added drivers from John Deere and Praxair to its Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. Allan Huffman, a driver assigned to John Deere’s private fleet, has run

  • News Technology

    Volvo’s Vera making driverless deliveries

    June 13, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo’s driverless, cabless, electric truck has been put to work shuttling containers between a port and logistics center. Dubbed Vera, the truck is operating for ferry and logistics company DFDS. The objective is to put Vera into

  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • Brad Fletcher named PMTC chairman

    June 13, 2019 6:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference. Shari Lagala of Patene Building

  • Atlantic Truck Show attracts thousands of truck enthusiasts

    June 12, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Thousands of truck enthusiasts and exhibitors gathered at the Moncton Coliseum Complex on June 7 and 8 for the largest trucking and transportation event, the Atlantic Truck Show. The show featured a wide variety of exhibitors, as

  • U.S. spot market truckload volumes fall 12% in May

    June 11, 2019 4:35PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot market truckload freight volumes failed to meet expectations in May, transportation information provider DAT Solutions said on Tuesday. The number of full-truckload van loads moved on the spot market declined 12% in May compared to April,

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Women drivers honored with salute at Atlantic Truck Show

    June 10, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – The fifth ever Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at this year’s Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, N.B. on June 8. The salute, which was organized to honor and recognize women who drive trucks