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  • Tallman Group wins Presidential Award

    January 9, 2019 8:15AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has won the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2018, honors the top seven percent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in terms of operating and financial

  • Truck convoys in support of oil and gas sector continue across Western Canada

    December 24, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News-West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Truck convoys continued to roll through Western Canada this past week in support of the oil and gas industry. In Estevan, Sask., approximately 450 trucks flooded the streets on Saturday, a convoy organized by local carrier Bert

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • News Equipment

    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

  • Fleet growth to outstrip freight growth in 2019: ACT

    December 20, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the commercial vehicle industry is maintaining its momentum, but could slow in the second half of 2019. The company produced its Transportation Digest, reporting that the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

  • Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 1:41PM by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

  • B.C. auditor general recommends province consider adopting MELT

    December 11, 2018 7:10PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

  • TruckPro expands its network

    December 10, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    LONGUEUIL, Que. — TruckPro announced recently that it has expanded its network. The company’s newest members are as follows: Calgary Heavy Truck and Collision (Calgary, Alta.) Suspension Bellerive (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.) Shakespeare Truck Center (Shakespeare, Ont.) Commercial Truck Repair (Cornwall, Ont.)

  • Wakefield creates two new leadership roles to head new divisions

    December 6, 2018 9:27AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — Wakefield Canada  today announced the creation of two separate sales divisions. Shannon Spano will lead the consumer sales division with Hasan Zobairi responsible for commercial and industrial sales. The move comes after a first full year of

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

    December 5, 2018 10:56AM by Truck News

    Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017.

  • NACV Show is growing, coming to Atlanta October 28-31

    December 4, 2018 11:42AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) is growing. The biennial B2B trucking industry trade show that focuses on the needs of fleet owners, managers and decision makers, announced today that all of the major Class