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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

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Thunder Bay set to vote on designated truck route

    June 10, 2019 3:06PM by Truck News

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – After years of bitter debate, Thunder Bay will finally vote this Monday on a controversial proposal to create a designated truck route – one that could steer traffic away from several truck-focused businesses. A city council

  • Trucking industry welcomes U.S.-Mexico deal

    June 10, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The North American trucking industry is praising a deal reached late last week between the United States and Mexico to avoid a trade a war. U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican

  • 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

  • Women drivers honored with salute at Atlantic Truck Show

    June 10, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – The fifth ever Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at this year’s Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, N.B. on June 8. The salute, which was organized to honor and recognize women who drive trucks

  • 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

  • Truck-Lite finalizes acquisition of TrackPoint Systems

    June 7, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y.  – Truck-Lite Co., a leader in heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has completed the acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, a supplier of asset management solutions. The two companies have been working together since

  • News Equipment

    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

  • Tonnage surplus in U.S. trade with Mexico confirmed

    June 6, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An extensive analysis of U.S. government data has confirmed a longstanding surplus with Mexico in terms of rail tonnage and a growing truck tonnage surplus over the past three years, transportation intelligence provider FTR said Thursday. The

  • Wabash invests in new site in Atlantic Canada

    June 6, 2019 12:41PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Wabash Canada, one of the country’s leading commercial trailer companies, has begun the construction of its new sales and service location in Moncton. The Fernette Avenue site will be home to both the Wabash National trailer dealership

  • Fort Garry celebrates centennial year

    June 6, 2019 11:26AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Fort Garry Industries is celebrating 100 years in business today. Established in 1919 by Fred Sicinski as a tire repair shop, the company now offers aftermarket parts and service, trailer sales, and truck equipment, and remains based

  • Paid Best practices to build a safety program by using dash cams

    June 6, 2019 8:42AM by Sponsored

    Dash cam footage not only provides evidence of what happens on the road, but it can also enable safety managers to identify at-risk drivers with poor driving habits. By combining road-facing dash cams with a feature-rich fleet management software, fleets

  • Highlight Motor Group opens Chicago facility

    June 5, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont.  – Highlight Motor Group has opened its fourth facility. The new facility, its third in the U.S. is located in Chicago, Ill. It boasts more than 100,000 sq.-ft. of warehousing space and 15 loading docks. President Kirk Kalinitchenko

  • Michelin taking the air out of tires

    June 5, 2019 8:35AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. — Michelin has unveiled plans for an airless tire known as Uptis (Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System), developed in conjunction with General Motors and to enter production as early as 2024. Initially designed with cars in mind, there are