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  • 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

  • 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

  • Continental renames urban waste transport tires

    June 11, 2019 11:21AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Tire giant Continental has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads for improved clarity. “The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that tire dealers and fleets are able to pinpoint the tire’s

  • FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

    June 10, 2019 10:40AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform

  • 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

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders “chilly” in May

    June 7, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders “scraped the bottom of the order cycle” in May, according to FTR, coming in at a “chilly” 10,400 units. That’s 29% off April numbers and down 71% year-over-year. It was the weakest month

  • Wabash invests in new site in Atlantic Canada

    June 6, 2019 12:41PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Wabash Canada, one of the country’s leading commercial trailer companies, has begun the construction of its new sales and service location in Moncton. The Fernette Avenue site will be home to both the Wabash National trailer dealership

  • Paid Best practices to build a safety program by using dash cams

    June 6, 2019 8:42AM by Sponsored

    Dash cam footage not only provides evidence of what happens on the road, but it can also enable safety managers to identify at-risk drivers with poor driving habits. By combining road-facing dash cams with a feature-rich fleet management software, fleets

  • Canadian women truck drivers gear up for Moncton Salute

    June 4, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The fifth Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel is set for June 8 during the Atlantic Truck Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB. The Salute was designed to honor women who have chosen driving

  • Paid Keep Yourself Safe on the Job

    June 3, 2019 3:42PM by Sponsored

    Did you know? Most serious injuries to professional truck drivers occur when you’re not behind the wheel As a commercial driver, when you think about your job, it’s unlikely that you imagine getting injured by falling from a height. However,

  • Haldex names new CEO

    June 3, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    LANDSKRONA, Sweden — Helene Svhan has been named the new CEO of Haldex. Svahn was a board memeber of Hadex and a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil.

  • Canadian named WIT’s Member of the Month

    June 3, 2019 8:58AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — Jo-Anne Phillips, COO of Jeramand Trucking, has been named Women in Trucking’s June Member of the Month. Phillips and her husband, Dan Boudreau are both New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs who run a construction and building production facility and