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    Bendix developing next-gen safety systems

    September 27, 2017 8:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bendix is continuing to work on the next generation of its active safety systems, which could reduce many types of crashes, including rear-enders and rollaways. Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions, controls with Bendix, said at the North

  • WSIB raises 2018 premium rates for trucking

    September 21, 2017 2:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The WSIB announced the 2018 premium rates today at its annual general meeting and general trucking (RG570) and courier services (RG577) will see increases. General trucking rates will go up 3.7% (from $6.72 to $6.97) and couriers

  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was

  • The Guarantee, NAL Insurance announce partnership

    July 26, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Guarantee Company of North America and NAL Insurance has partnered together to offer customers of the innovative Guarantee Transportation Solution (GTS) a comprehensive Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage alternative for owner-operators. The partnership, effective

  • Drivewyze named Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year

    July 18, 2017 2:22PM by Truck News

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. —   Frost & Sullivan announced today that Drivewyze Inc. is the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. “Drivewyze aptly addressed the shortcomings of existing transponder-based weigh station bypass systems, which

  • Accuride shakes up sales and marketing division

    June 26, 2017 1:42PM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corporation announced today that it has realigned its sales and marketing organization in an effort to better support the needs of its global customers following its recent acquisition of KIC LLC. According to Accuride, the new

  • Winnipeg open-deck transportation company joins Daseke

    May 1, 2017 5:57PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Big Freight Systems, a Winnipeg-based, open-deck specialized transportation company, has merged with Texas’ Daseke. The Schilli Companies has also joined Daseke, the largest owner and a consolidator of open deck specialized transportation solutions in North American, which

  • Natural gas Class 8 retail sales off to healthy start: ACT Research

    April 21, 2017 2:53PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind.  – US and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a good start to 2017, thanks to mostly refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released by

  • Speedy Transport, Estes Express Lines join forces

    April 19, 2017 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Speedy Transport Group announced today that it has entered a relationship with Estes Express Lines, where it will handle Estes’ freight in Eastern Canada. Speedy Transport will be providing line-haul services for Estes’ freight to Eastern Canada

  • Bestpass offers program for leased trucks, eyes Canadian expansion

    March 23, 2017 12:08PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass is coming out with a toll management service for leased vehicles. Its leased equipment toll solution (LETS) allows leasing companies to seamlessly rebill the lessee and transfer transponders from lease provider to customer accounts and back. The

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt grows fleet sales, looks to build on strong 2016

    March 22, 2017 5:11PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt in 2016 opened 25 new dealerships for the third year in a row and produced more than 36,000 trucks – the fourth highest tally in its history. Kyle Quinn, senior vice-president of Paccar and general manager

  • CTA mostly satisfied with Canada’s proposed greenhouse gas regs

    March 17, 2017 12:19PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is satisfied that Canada’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for heavy trucks adequately reflect the unique operating conditions in this country. While the Phase 2 regulations closely mirror those in the US, the

  • News Equipment

    Cummins extends drain intervals, offers over-the-air programming

    March 1, 2017 9:34AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins announced longer drain intervals, over-the-air programming and a new Connected Advisor service at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Connected Advisor provides fleets with advice concerning engine and aftertreatment-related fault codes. Fleet managers

  • Manitoulin opens larger terminal in Northern Ontario

    January 23, 2017 12:46PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Manitoulin Transport has opened a new terminal in the Northern Ontario community of Wawa in an effort to increase its coverage throughout Canada. “This new, larger terminal demonstrates our commitment to Wawa and surrounding areas. It also

  • Women In Trucking Association joins forces with The National Transportation Institute

    January 3, 2017 2:41PM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that it has partnered with The National Transportation Institute (NTI) to gather more accurate data and to distribute its WIT Index. The WIT index measures the number of women