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  • Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

  • News Technology

    A Canadian first

    November 15, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Platooning tested on Canadian highways, forestry roads for the first time

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continue at torrid pace

    November 13, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders remained hot in October, with 55,250 units ordered, the second best month in history right on the heels of the all-time record set in September. That’s according to preliminary data from ACT Research. “After posting

  • Eberspaecher acquires climate control specialist

    November 12, 2018 10:58AM by Truck News

    LYON, France – Eberspaecher has announced it has acquired vehicle climate control specialist Kalori, in a bid to become the world’s leading vendor of climate control systems for commercial and special vehicles. Kalori develops and produces air-conditioning and ventilation systems

  • Kinedyne celebrates 50 years

    November 9, 2018 7:56AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne is celebrating its 50th-anniversary. “As Kinedyne North America reaches this momentous 50-year milestone in our corporate history, we pause and reflect on our five decades of accomplishments and service to the commercial vehicle industry and government,” said

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • News Equipment

    International launches CV Series

    November 8, 2018 10:14AM by James Menzies

    Navistar back in the Class 4/5 segment with new International CV

  • FTR increases Class 8 trucks, commercial trailers forecast for 2019

    November 7, 2018 11:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has raised its 2019 forecast for Class 8 trucks and commercial trailers. North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units in 2019, up 8% y/y, and U.S. commercial trailer production to

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors in Canada and the U.S. grounded 14.1% of vehicles for brake-related defects from Sept. 16-22, recognized as Brake Safety Week. There were 35,080 commercial vehicle inspections overall, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. Brakes remain

  • Manitoulin acquires Express Havre St-Pierre

    November 6, 2018 10:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Express Havre St-Pierre (EHSP) of Quebec. The acquisition builds out Manitoulin’s coverage in Central and Eastern Quebec, particularly in the province’s rural areas, the company said in a release. Express Havre St-Pierre provides

  • Class 8 orders continue to climb in October

    November 5, 2018 11:22AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Class 8 orders are strong once again. Both FTR and ACT Research reported orders for October surpassing 43,000 units for  the eighth month in a row.  October 2018 orders were the 10th best ever; 2% above a strong September

  • Nikola launches new truck for European market

    November 5, 2018 10:27AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ari. — Nikola Motor Company has recently launched a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Reservations for the Nikola TRE (meaning “Three” in Norwegian) are now open at www.nikolamotor.com. Guests at the April 16-17 Nikola World in Phoenix will be

  • Bridging Border Barriers summit set for Nov. 14

    October 31, 2018 11:34AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Bridging Border Barriers half-day conference hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is set for November 14 at the Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre. The event will feature conversations on cross-border commerce between Canada and

  • Infrastructure and the cost of doing nothing

    October 29, 2018 2:51PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Everyone knows the U.S. economy is humming, so the popular All Eyes on the Economy session at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition was replaced this year with discussion of a topic that’s not