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  • News Equipment

    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

  • Brad Fletcher named PMTC chairman

    June 13, 2019 6:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference. Shari Lagala of Patene Building

  • News Equipment

    Mack, Volvo offering certified used truck warranties

    June 11, 2019 11:08AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced new warranty programs for pre-owned trucks. The Volvo Certified Warranty provides engine and transmission coverage based on its Volvo Engine Plan 2 Protection Plan for new trucks. It offers fully inspected,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canadian women truck drivers gear up for Moncton Salute

    June 4, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The fifth Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel is set for June 8 during the Atlantic Truck Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB. The Salute was designed to honor women who have chosen driving

  • PrePass provider changes name

    May 30, 2019 8:57AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – HELP Inc., the provider of the PrePass service, has changed its name to PrePass Safety Alliance. The company says its new name better reflects its core mission. “Over more than a quarter-century, PrePass has become one of