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  • Paccar Parts opens newer, larger Toronto distribution center

    March 20, 2019 4:04PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Paccar Parts held a grand opening for its new, $34-million state-of-the-art distribution center today. The new center is 160,000 square feet and boasts three times the storage capacity of its previous Brampton location, and serves 65 prime

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into

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    Navistar partners with Love’s to expand service network

    March 20, 2019 9:49AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops to expand its service network, bringing its network to more than 1,000 locations. The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. “It’s

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings

    March 20, 2019 8:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo has taken the next step in its over-the-air programming capabilities, unveiling the new Parameter Plus subscription package that allows up to 50 parameter updates per year. “It really brings a lot of value,” says Ashraf Makki,

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

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    Tackling driver turnover: Part 2

    March 19, 2019 3:55PM by Ray Haight

    In part one we talked about the delusion of the industry, we talked about the sales job to the inside the walls personnel, and we talked a little about apathy. The next step if you were to follow the process

  • Truck Tonnage Index falls slightly in February

    March 19, 2019 3:01PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in January. “After a strong January, I’m

  • February trailer orders down 24% from last year: FTR

    March 19, 2019 2:27PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for February were 24,000 units, down nine per cent from January, and down 24% year-over-year. February was the third month in row that trailer orders were in the mid-20,000’s as some van OEMs

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    Ancra automates decking system

    March 19, 2019 2:18PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system, allowing operators to adjust deck height at the touch of a button. The AutoDeck was showcased for the first time at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • Dana adds to aftermarket executive team

    March 19, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated today announced the appointment of Dan Griffin to the position of senior director of strategy, product planning, and program management for commercial vehicle and the aftermarket. The company also appointed Bill Nunnery to the position

  • OTA voices support for Bill 66

    March 19, 2019 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) chairman David Carruth and OTA president Stephen Laskowski appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government to lend the association’s support for Bill 66 as it relates specifically to Ministry of Transportation and

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    The value of sleep

    March 19, 2019 9:19AM by Andrea Morley

    We’re always told that we need 8 hours of sleep, but that’s easier said than done! Plus, if we’re not getting good quality sleep, it doesn’t matter how long we’re down for, we won’t be properly rested for the next