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  • Ontario scraps Drive Clean, plans to focus on trucks

    October 1, 2018 9:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario scrapped the Drive Clean passenger vehicle program last week. Starting April 1,2019, drivers will no longer need to get Drive Clean emissions test for their passenger vehicles. The government of Ontario says this move is avoiding taxpayers

  • Change of face

    September 24, 2018 2:00PM by James Menzies

    Canada’s truck driver demographics are rapidly shifting

  • ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 12:39PM by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

  • Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 9:58AM by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

  • Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 9:56AM by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

  • NAFTA deal won’t meet Ryan’s deadline

    May 17, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFTA negotiators won’t be able to hammer out a deal by today to meet Paul Ryan’s deadline according to Canadian and Mexican sources. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives told reporters a deal on the

  • NAFTA deal this month or not this year: Lighthizer

    May 2, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A deal on NAFTA will be reached before the end of the month, or not until 2019 says U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Lighthizer will be meeting with Canadian and Mexican representatives again on May 7 before

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    Trucking journalists name top tech achievements of 2017

    March 2, 2018 8:03AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Five innovative trucking technologies have been named finalists for the 2017 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award presented by the North American Truck Writers Awards Committee. The committee, comprised of truck writers from most major North American

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    HDDA: Heavy Duty outlines strategic plan for heavy-duty aftermarket

    January 24, 2018 6:16PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – HDDA: Heavy Duty – a community of the Auto Care Association – has developed a four-pronged strategic plan it says will benefit heavy-duty supplier and distributors. Hill Hanvey, president of the Auto Care Association, outlined the

  • Mexican trucking industry “is changing,” fleet owner says

    November 19, 2017 8:27PM by James Menzies

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Noe Montes, owner of Mexican trucking company Transmontes and a U.S.-based carrier called TM Transportation Services, wants the North American trucking industry to know that Mexican carriers are safety-conscious and progressive. In an interview with trucking press

  • MTO gives the green light to OTA-designed car carrier configurations

    November 15, 2017 12:04PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Earlier this week the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched the Extended Stinger-Steer Auto Carrier (ESSAC) Special Vehicle Configuration Permit Program. In the initial development stages of Ontario’s ESSAC program there were two configurations being considered based purely

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    Volvo announces 2018 forecast, expands product line in Mexico

    November 15, 2017 11:23AM by James Menzies

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Volvo Group for the first time announced its projections for 2018 Class 8 retail sales, with a bullish projection of 260,000 retail sales expected in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. That’s coming off an anticipated 235,000 units

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • Shell Rotella’s Starship Truck to debut early 2018

    September 21, 2017 2:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – If Captain James T. Kirk and his sidekick Spock were to get behind the wheel of a big rig, surely Shell Rotella’s Starship Truck would be an obvious choice. Providing a sneak peek into the details

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    Run on Less drivers selected

    August 16, 2017 8:45AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven professional drivers have been selected to participate in the first Run on Less fuel economy challenge, organized by Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The event kicks off Sept. 6