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  • News Equipment

    More than 100 Volvo dealers now Certified Uptime Centers

    February 16, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America has announced it now has more than 100 Certified Uptime Centers in its dealer network. The certified dealers maximize uptime through greater service bay availability, and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt unveils driver-inspired UltraLoft sleeper

    February 15, 2018 3:18PM by James Menzies

    More storage, a flat floor, and additional headroom are among the benefits

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

  • OTA calls for more funding for driver training through ‘Second Career’

    February 14, 2018 5:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to increase funding for commercial truck driver training through its Second Career program. Second Career offers funding to qualified applicants who

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • Trimble Transportation Mobility names new president

    February 12, 2018 7:53AM by Truck News

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trimble Transportation Mobility announced recently that Thomas Fansler has been appointed the president of Transportation Mobility. Fansler currently serves as president of Trimble Transportation Analytics. Jim Rodi was named general manager of the division’s Global Markets, which

  • Parking survey deadline extended

    February 9, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The deadline to complete a survey to support a study of truck parking and rest areas in southern Ontario has been extended until April 30, as analysts look to secure more participants. SPR Associates is gathering the information

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge participants are smashing their goals

    February 9, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The first leg of 2018 Healthy Fleet Challenge is in its final weeks, and participants are smashing their goals, according to organizers. The first leg of the challenge runs January and February, and takes place in the

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and

  • News Technology

    OTA weighs in on autonomous vehicles, platooning

    February 8, 2018 10:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s approach to automated vehicles and truck platooning is “measured and responsible.” However, in its submission to the province in regards to proposed amendments to Reg. 306/51,

  • Detention costs $1 billion, increases crash risk: report

    February 7, 2018 1:42PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delays before loading and unloading activities cost U.S. drivers and carriers more than $1 billion a year – and increase crash risks in the process, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has found. Each

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 2:47PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

  • Good Driver Challenge starts today

    February 1, 2018 8:25AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Are you a good driver? Time to see how your skills stack up. The Good Driver Challenger starts today (Feb. 1). More than 15 fleets and 100 drivers are participating in the Pilot Challenge during the month of