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  • News Technology

    The path to autonomous

    April 18, 2018 1:55PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Today’s driver assistance systems will eventually guide the trucking industry to autonomous driving – but it won’t happen soon. That’s according to Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions controls with Bendix, who spoke by video conference at the

  • NAFTA deal could be imminent: Guajardo

    April 10, 2018 10:55AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – While there will be no new NAFTA deal this week, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy says there should be one by May. Ildefonso Guajardo is meeting with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and U.S.

  • Canadian driver wins Highway Angel Award

    March 26, 2018 9:25AM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A driver for Challenger Motor Freight has received the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel of the Year Award. John Weston, who has been driving for Challenger for almost a decade, was recognized for the award that

  • Mack Anthem to haul legendary racecar

    March 21, 2018 12:58PM by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The official hauler of Nascar is now the official hauler for Richard Petty Motorsports’ legendary number 43 racecar. Driven by Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Mack said the partnership that has its Anthem transporting the car will also

  • Transport Canada tackles ‘phantom’ vehicle lighting

    March 21, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada will soon require updated lighting packages in new cars, in a bid to address those who travel in the dark without any lights. As of 2021, manufacturers will have to build vehicles that either have

  • UPDATED: First pedestrian death in collision with self-driving vehicle

    March 19, 2018 2:49PM by Truck News

    TEMPE, Ariz. – A tragic collision overnight has resulted in the first pedestrian death from a self-driving vehicle and has suspended a large live-test of semi-autonomous vehicles with Uber. A car with the ride-sharing service was operating in self-driving mode

  • News Equipment

    Seeva system helps trucks see

    March 4, 2018 1:15PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A tech start-up has developed a windshield washer heating system that can provide better windshield cleaning, de-icing and defrosting. Seeva Technologies showed its SeevaTherm system for the first time March 4 at the Technology & Maintenance Council

  • UPS inducts more than 1,500 drivers into its Circle of Honor

    February 27, 2018 10:34AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — UPS today announced the induction of 1,582 drivers into its elite Circle of Honor, reserved for those drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more. To date, the total number of members

  • Canadian driver named finalist for Goodyear Highway Hero award

    February 20, 2018 1:48PM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – A Canadian has been named one of three finalists in the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Highway Hero Award. The award is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 22, via a special event that will take

  • Ontario expanding 60-ft. trailer trial

    January 29, 2018 6:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – For-hire carriers will be allowed to participate in an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) trial using 60-ft. trailers. Changes to the trial, which previously only involved the retail sector, include: broadening of the trial to include other

  • News Equipment

    China’s Geely Holding becomes largest Volvo shareholder

    December 28, 2017 1:21PM by Truck News

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – China-based Geely Holding has purchased Cevian Capital’s stake in AB Volvo, becoming the largest shareholder by capital in the global truck maker. Cevian Capital’s co-founder, Christer Gardell, said: “Today’s announcement concludes over 11 years’ ownership in AB Volvo

  • News Equipment

    Tesla semi hits the streets

    November 17, 2017 3:02PM by Steve Sturgess

    Bison Transport, Loblaw eager to be among the first adopters

  • 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

  • News Technology

    Government collaboration required on automated trucks

    October 22, 2017 1:53PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – State and federal governments must work together to ensure consistency in developing a regulatory framework for automated vehicles. That was the message from Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, who was speaking on a

  • What you need to know about social media investigations

    October 19, 2017 3:12PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – If you’ve lied about a recent insurance claim, you could be outed thanks to your Facebook page. That was the warning given by Maeve Davis, vice-president of client services at ISB Canada at a seminar hosted in