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  • JLD-Lague expands to offer Peterbilt trucks

    June 11, 2019 7:51AM by Truck News

    LAVAL, Que. – JLD-Lague has received a capital injection of $13.5 million to expand its operations and acquire TransDiff and Centre de transmission JDH in Quebec City. The funding came from Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Fondaction Invest, to the

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

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    Class 8 truck orders “chilly” in May

    June 7, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders “scraped the bottom of the order cycle” in May, according to FTR, coming in at a “chilly” 10,400 units. That’s 29% off April numbers and down 71% year-over-year. It was the weakest month

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • P.S.I. announces personnel changes

    June 3, 2019 8:11AM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S. I.) has recently made significant personnel appointments. Craig Smith has been hired as marketing manager. Smith will lead marketing aspects for both its CV and RV businesses, focusing on the technical aspects

  • Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 5:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

  • B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

    June 2, 2019 1:08PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate

  • Bison Transport mock debate takes more serious tone

    May 27, 2019 10:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 24th annual Bison Transport Debate saw a panel of participants argue for and against a resolution that more oil pipelines should be built in Canada. The mock debate takes place during the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s

  • Disruption in the industry

    May 27, 2019 4:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel discusses how innovation has impacted transportation sector

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    Mexican truck plant produces 400,000th Freightliner

    May 27, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    SALTILLO, Mexico – Daimler’s Saltillo, Mexico, truck manufacturing plant celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, coinciding with the production of its 400,000th unit. A new Cascadia rolled off the line to mark the milestone, and the company held a celebration to

  • OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

    May 21, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it is working with the Facility Association (FA) to work out problems with the system and to review its national strategy. The FA insures commercial fleets that are unable to get

  • Firestone Industrial Products names new president

    May 16, 2019 9:46AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) today announced that Emily Poladian, former director of fleet sales, truck, bus and retread tires (TBR), has been named president, FSIP. Poladian succeeds Craig Schneider, who has been appointed president, diversified products for

  • Fort Garry moves into new, larger facility in Saskatoon

    May 14, 2019 2:47PM by Truck News-West

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Fort Garry Industries has a new home in Saskatoon, Sask., celebrating with a grand opening May 9. A provider of aftermarket parts, as well as truck and trailer equipment and repair services, Fort Garry’s new building has

  • Trucking conditions turn negative

    May 14, 2019 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. dipped into negative territory in March, for the first time in several years. The -1.18 rating reflected softening rates, and sluggish freight demand, according to FTR. Active truck utilization and the truckload

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    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand