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    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

  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • TTC holds AGM, elects executive committee for 2019

    December 3, 2018 8:43AM by Truck News

    Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Transportation Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last week and voted on its executive committee for 2019. The executive committee for 2019 is as follows: Mike Fontaine – general

  • News Equipment

    Daimler continues growth in Mexico

    November 30, 2018 12:43PM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new

  • OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

    November 30, 2018 8:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation

  • Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 4:28PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and