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  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

  • News Equipment

    P.S.I. adds tire pressure monitoring

    March 17, 2019 11:42AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) is adding a tire pressure monitoring system to its platform, giving it the ability to measure tractor tire pressures and temperatures, and eventually wheel-end temperatures. “We see tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) as

  • Learning from the Best Fleets

    March 14, 2019 4:16PM by Sonia Straface

    What the Best Fleets To Drive For are doing to stand out against the competition

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by John G Smith

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax

  • Winner of Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award named

    March 13, 2019 12:02PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) awarded its highest award, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express. The award was given at this year’s Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention in

  • Bison’s Ester Nemeth wins Driver of the Year Award at TCA convention

    March 13, 2019 1:40AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Ester Nemeth, a long-time professional truck driver for Bison Transport was named the winner of the Company Driver of the Year Award at the 81st annual Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention. The award is given to

  • AMTA gets funding for truck electrification project

    March 12, 2019 4:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Part of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects will be put into the province’s trucking industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will receive over $7.3 million for the Alberta Zero Emissions

  • Young to lead Trucking HR Canada board

    March 12, 2019 4:21PM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. –Linda Young, the vice-president of HR and people development at Bison Transport, will lead Trucking HR Canada’s board of directors under changes unveiled today. Joining the board for the first time will be Cindy Clarke, formerly from Western

  • Newcom partners in South Asian trucking TV show

    March 12, 2019 3:14PM by John G Smith

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Newcom South Asian Media is partnering with Asian Television Network International (ATN) in the launch of the new Trucking 360 TV series, which hits the air on April 13. Thirteen episodes of the weekly series have been

  • Trucking conditions deteriorated in January: FTR

    March 12, 2019 12:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. slid to a single-digit positive 5.79 reading in January, down from 11.44 in December, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The decline was attributed to higher costs of capital combined with

  • Compensation is key to reducing turnover: Panel

    March 12, 2019 12:27AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Want to keep your drivers from jumping over the fence to greener pastures? Pay them adequately, and on time. That was the message at this year’s Truckload Carriers’ Association panel on driver retention and turnover. It

  • Driver training required to prevent spread of spotted lanternfly

    March 11, 2019 1:15PM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Truckers who travel into areas of Pennsylvania that are under quarantine to prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly, will require special training beginning in May. The invasive species arrived from Asia in 2014 and efforts are

  • WTFC, Crossroads launch scholarship program

    March 8, 2019 4:51PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) along with Crossroads Truck Training Academy announced today a new joint scholarship program. “In celebration of International Women’s Day, and in partnership with the WTFC, Crossroads will provide for the

  • New HR-related blog series coming to TruckNews.com

    March 8, 2019 8:34AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Need to step up your HR game? No problem. There’s a new blog series coming to TruckNews.com and it’s all about how to innovate your existing HR approach. The new blog series — which will include one