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  • Volvo Group sponsors tree planting for Canadian veterans

    June 17, 2019 11:48AM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the attendees at a tree planting ceremony June 14, sponsored by Volvo Group. The event was part of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, an initiative that will see two million

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

    June 10, 2019 10:40AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform

  • TFI International to shutter Highland Transport

    May 30, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TFI International is closing its Highland Transport truckload and intermodal operation, effective June 28. Drivers received news of the closure through a satellite message from Terry Gardiner, vice-president of operations, which was shown to TruckNews.com. Sources say

  • MTA looks for support for its new education council

    May 1, 2019 11:58AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) newly-formed education council is searching for members to help steer the effort in the right direction. Supporting the design, development, and implementation of an educational program aimed at making the MTA a

  • Trailer Wizards renews partnership with Trucks For Change

    May 1, 2019 7:53AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trailer Wizards announced recently that it is renewing its long-standing partnership with Trucks For Change Network (T4C). “We’re so fortunate to have a partner like Trailer Wizards enabling our work with partner charities across the country,” said Pete

  • PIC looks to have an impact on entire industry

    April 28, 2019 10:59PM by Truck News-West

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) Partners in Compliance (PIC) program appears to be at a crossroads. Carriers that have reached PIC status have been achieving the highest of standards when it comes to safety and compliance,

  • Kenworth colors to come from $140-M facility

    April 24, 2019 2:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is officially breaking ground on a new paint facility for its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio – representing a US $140-million investment that will support higher production volumes and better finishes alike. The

  • NTSB touts benefits of collision avoidance systems

    April 24, 2019 10:29AM by Sonia Straface

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Collision avoidance systems should be made standard in all highway vehicles to save lives, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In a recent webinar it hosted titled “Benefits and uses of collision avoidance systems” a

  • Paccar names new CEO

    April 22, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced recently that it has named Preston Feight its new chief executive officer. Feight will start his new position on July 1, 2019. He is currently the company’s executive vice-president, and will succeed Ron Armstrong who

  • TFI continues U.S. growth through acquisitions

    April 17, 2019 11:29PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International’s U.S. last mile division, TForce Final Mile, has taken over select assets of BeavEx and its affiliates, Guardian Medical Logistics (GML), JNJW Enterprises, and USXP. The companies were obtained through a deal approved by the

  • Spotlight shines on hydrogen-electric trucks at Nikola World

    April 17, 2019 6:19PM by James Menzies

    Glitzy event highlights electric truck manufacturing start-up’s progress

  • Pricing pendulum swinging to shippers’ favor: ACT Research

    April 10, 2019 4:02PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is possible, and a rate recession is likely, according to a new freight forecast report from ACT Research. Its ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook found that dry van rates, net of

  • Bison acquires H.O. Wolding

    April 1, 2019 1:50PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man.  — Bison Transport announced that it has acquired  the Amherst, Wis.-based H.O. Wolding (HOW). HOW is a 320-truck, dry van fleet with truckload operations in the U.S. Midwest, northeast and southeast regions. “We are very pleased to welcome

  • ZF to acquire Wabco in blockbuster deal

    March 28, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco, forming an integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technologies with annual sales totaling about US$45 billion. The deal is valued at about US$7 billion. Wabco is a global