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  • Petition seeking stricter driver training regulations closes May 14

    May 6, 2019 12:39PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The petition calling for changes to how commercial truck drivers are trained and the industry regulated closes May 14, the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. Launched by Pattie Fair of Alix, Alta., a year-and-a-half ago,

  • Paid The Canadian ELD mandate explained

    May 3, 2019 9:10AM by Sponsored

    If you are a Canadian trucker or own a Canadian trucking company, you must prepare for the upcoming Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Canada will roll out the ELD mandate in June of this year, with full implementation set

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders continue sluggish start to 2019

    May 3, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders hit a 31-month low in April, with preliminary data from ACT Research showing 14,800 orders, a 6.2% decline from March but down 57% year-over-year. “We continue to contend that current order weakness has more to do

  • Comparing bypass technologies

    May 2, 2019 2:23PM by Sonia Straface

    PHOENIX, Ari. – When it comes to weigh scale bypass technologies, more is better. That’s according to recent study by Texas A&M Transportation Research Institute (TTI). The study found that both RFID and CMRS technologies have their own place and

  • Dump trucks take to Toronto highways, protesting insurance costs

    May 1, 2019 3:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – A group identifying itself as the Ontario Aggregate Trucking Association (OATA) took to Toronto-area highways on Wednesday in a rolling protest against rising insurance costs — and they plan to return. Dozens of their dump trucks formed

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline

  • Drivers tend to double down on risky behavior, data shows

    April 30, 2019 1:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Telematics data from Lytx demonstrates that drivers who engage in one risky activity are often guilty of several risky behaviors at the same time. In 23% of the events the company scored, drivers were engaged in

  • Speeding to be focus of Safe Driver Week

    April 30, 2019 12:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams will turn their focus to speeding during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled July 14-20. “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly 1/3 of all motor vehicle

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

  • PIC looks to have an impact on entire industry

    April 28, 2019 10:59PM by Truck News-West

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) Partners in Compliance (PIC) program appears to be at a crossroads. Carriers that have reached PIC status have been achieving the highest of standards when it comes to safety and compliance,

  • News Technology

    Penske opens first electric truck-specific high-speed charging stations

    April 25, 2019 10:03AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Penske Truck Leasing has opened high-speed commercial truck chargers at four of its Southern California facilities, and plans to add more. The company has opened 14 high-speed chargers, and will add six more in the near

  • News Equipment

    The future is electric: DTNA leader

    April 25, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The future of commercial vehicles is battery-electric, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) leader Roger Nielsen said during a keynote speech at ACT Expo. The company is committed to putting nearly 50 battery-electric test vehicles on U.S.

  • NTSB touts benefits of collision avoidance systems

    April 24, 2019 10:29AM by Sonia Straface

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Collision avoidance systems should be made standard in all highway vehicles to save lives, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In a recent webinar it hosted titled “Benefits and uses of collision avoidance systems” a

  • News Equipment

    Allison makes pair of electric vehicle technology acquisitions

    April 23, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission has announced it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division, to complement its electrification strategy. The company says both acquisitions will help it advance its propulsion technology and complement its existing abilities

  • Paccar names new CEO

    April 22, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced recently that it has named Preston Feight its new chief executive officer. Feight will start his new position on July 1, 2019. He is currently the company’s executive vice-president, and will succeed Ron Armstrong who