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  • TTSAO set to host MELT meeting

    October 24, 2018 3:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) will be hosting a meeting on the impact Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) has on the industry. Those who attend the progress meeting will hear from the TTSAO as

  • Bendix names new plant manager

    October 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Christopher Camp as plant manager of its Huntington, Indiana, manufacturing campus. A 26-year team member at Bendix Huntington, Camp served as the facility’s interim plant manager since May 2018. Camp joined

  • TFI International posts strong Q3 results

    October 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International capitalized on a strong trucking environment in the third quarter, posting its second straight quarter of record operating results. Operating income was up 107% year-over-year, at $125.1 million. The company brought in $1.29 billion in

  • Electric medium-duty trucks a good fit for some applications: NACFE

    October 17, 2018 1:17PM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new Confidence Report on the viability of electric-powered medium-duty trucks found they are a “real solution, for some specific applications.” Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said during

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • FLO Components names new territory sales manager

    October 16, 2018 8:17AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –FLO Components announced this week that it has appointed a new territory sales manager for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Mike Munroe is a native of Winnipeg, and has 16 years of experience in various managerial and technical sales

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

  • News Equipment

    Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

    October 4, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR

  • Navistar reveals winners of 2018 Technician Rodeo

    October 1, 2018 2:39PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar hosted a Technician Rodeo recently where technicians from across Canada and the U.S. competed to be named best technician. Technicians from Florida, West Virginia, and Arizona took home first place in the three categories of the

  • News Equipment

    Aftermarket parts sales expected to grow

    October 1, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to gain momentum in the coming months, according to the CMVC Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). It increased 0.6% in August from July, and was 7.3% higher year-over-year, according to

  • Ontario scraps Drive Clean, plans to focus on trucks

    October 1, 2018 9:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario scrapped the Drive Clean passenger vehicle program last week. Starting April 1,2019, drivers will no longer need to get Drive Clean emissions test for their passenger vehicles. The government of Ontario says this move is avoiding taxpayers

  • News Equipment

    ZF developing platooning system

    September 25, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany – ZF has announced it’s building a fully integrated platooning system, including sensor sets, the ZF ProAI supercomputer, ReAx electrohydraulic steering, and the TraXon transmission. The complete system is in pre-production, and it will be used to support