Truck News

  • SAF-Holland adds e-commerce tools with POD-Plus

    January 27, 2020 7:40AM by John G. Smith

    DALLAS, Texas – SAF-Holland has been built on a legacy of bending steel, creating products like fifth wheels, landing gear, kingpins and suspensions. But its latest focus is a digital platform to bring it all together. The Parts on Demand

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    FedEx cut Amazon ties in U.S., but not in Canada

    September 9, 2019 12:00AM by John Tenpenny

    TORONTO, Ont. — FedEx has terminated a business relationship with Amazon in the U.S., but the work with the e-commerce giant continues in Canada.

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    Will drones help trucks transform the final mile?

    September 1, 2019 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    MONTREAL, Que. — Consumer demand and e-commerce are transforming shipments and routes, but could drones eventually support trucks in the race to serve the final mile?

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    Opinion: Fleets must embrace a digital transformation

    July 10, 2019 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    It should be no surprise to anyone that big tech companies are set on disrupting the fragmented trucking sector. There is certainly room to improve.

  • Several trends could lead to more regional hauls: report

    April 25, 2019 1:57PM by John G Smith

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The latest report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is highlighting converging trends from e-commerce to electrification that could lead to growth in regional hauling activities. “If you ask most people to define

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    Opinion: E-commerce will reshape trucking in final mile and beyond

    April 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    As buyers point and click with increasing frequency, e-commerce is reshaping trucking activities in a way that we haven’t seen since automakers first embraced Just in Time delivery schedules.

  • Dana launches training academy, updates e-commerce platform

    January 31, 2019 4:40PM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dana is taking to the internet to educate the commercial vehicle aftermarket, launching a Dana Aftermarket Training Academy that already includes an overview of axle nomenclature. The training resource guides users through a series of slides

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    Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

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    Canada Post looks to clear ‘hundreds’ of backlogged trailers

    November 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The annual surge of online shopping linked to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals has concluded. The question that remains is how quickly the parcels will ship through Canada Post.

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    ‘Hey Mercedes’: Sprinter gains ground in North America

    September 6, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The medium-duty Sprinter vans sold in North America are German no longer, with units now assembled entirely in a new plant that Mercedes-Benz Vans has inaugurated in Charleston, S.C.

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    Bedard warns against adding capacity

    May 4, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    LA MALBAIE, Que. – Alain Bedard, chief executive officer of TFI International, is emphasizing the value of a stable workforce — and warning carriers to avoid the temptation of adding capacity at a time when the demand for transportation is exceptionally strong.

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    Trucking is growing, but watch NAFTA and driver shortage

    February 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trucking activity is surging thanks to an array of economic factors in the U.S., but there would be a steep price to pay if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on threats to pull out of NAFTA. “NAFTA trade via truck supports over 46,000 jobs in our industry, including nearly 31,000 truck driver jobs,” the ATA’s Bob Costello observed during Omnitracs’ fourth-annual Outlook conference.

  • ‘Reefer’ trucks to deliver groceries to GO stations in new program

    February 26, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Refrigerated (“reefer”) trucks will soon be camped out at five Toronto-area GO Train stations to bring groceries to customers. Metrolinx, the Ontario agency responsible for providing transit planning in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas (GTHA), is

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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter keeping connected

    February 7, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DUISBURG, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Vans chose the inland port city of Duisburg, Germany, to reveal is third-generation Sprinter, which adapts to a rapidly evolving world where delivery vehicles are expected to be a constantly connected piece of the Internet of

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    Polaris unveils online booking portal

    January 31, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, ON – Polaris Transportation has officially unveiled an online booking portal, which has been developed over the past year. The tool is designed to book up to four standard 48x48x72-inch pallets per destination, or custom pallet configurations as required,