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  • Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

    July 4, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded in 1948, operates a fleet of 57 trucks and 46 trailers providing

  • Kenworth’s Montreal showroom gets a big upgrade

    July 3, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    SAINT-LAURENT, Que. – Kenworth has completed a $2.6-million remodeling of its Montreal dealership in Saint-Laurent. The two-story, 31,000 sq.-ft. building features large sliding doors that support the indoor showroom and truck display. The driver’s lounge has movable walls, which allows

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    Trailcon moving into new Calgary facility

    June 27, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing will celebrate the opening of its new Calgary location July 2. The new facility is 20,000 sq.-ft., with another 5,000 sq.-ft. available for future expansion. It features eight trailer bays, with room for three more.

  • Canada represented at Mack Masters Competition

    June 25, 2019 12:32PM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Top Dogs from Lounsbury Truck Centre in Moncton, N.B., represented Canada at this year’s Mack Masters Competition. The event evaluates participants’ knowledge of Mack service systems and procedures and pits teams from across North America against

  • Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

    June 24, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable

  • Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

    June 21, 2019 12:17PM by Abdul Latheef

    MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked

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    Glasvan wins three Great Dane dealer awards

    June 20, 2019 1:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane collected three top honors at the 2018 Great Dane Dealer of the Year awards celebration. The Mississauga, Ont., dealer won International Flatbed Dealer of the Year, International Refrigerated Dealer of the Year, and International

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    Quick Truck Lube opens Napanee location

    June 19, 2019 7:50AM by James Menzies

      NAPANEE, Ont. – Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Truckers visiting the newest Quick Truck Lube at Exit 579 on Hwy. 401 in Napanee, Ont., yesterday were treated to burgers and sausages as part of

  • Brake Safety Week to focus on brake hoses, tubing

    June 18, 2019 11:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is scheduling its annual Brake Safety Week for Sept. 15-22, and will place a particular focus on brake hoses and tubing. Brake hoses and tubing needs to be properly attached, undamaged,

  • ONroute Service Centres sold

    June 14, 2019 1:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – ONroute Service Centres – a chain of 23 service plazas and rest areas with a presence along major Ontario highways – has been sold to Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP) and Fengate Asset Management. ONroute has the exclusive

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

    June 13, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021

  • 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