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  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

  • Meritor names CTO

    June 22, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  Meritor has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer. In this new position, effective immediately, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy,

  • Waterloo research looks to fight wildlife strikes

    June 21, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. –University of Waterloo researchers have found that Ontario could save millions of dollars by introducing measures to help prevent collisions with wildlife. A related study that focused on such collisions in southern Ontario recommends strategies including better signage,

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 11:50AM by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Riding in the ultra-efficient Starship truck

    June 14, 2018 1:02PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the AirFlow Starship initiative has produced a futuristic-looking rig that’s been in the making for several years. Beginning with a simple drawing by former driver and owner of AirFlow Truck

  • Ontario truck blitz results improving

    June 14, 2018 11:10AM by James Menzies

    But proper pre-trip inspections can drive even better results

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    Demand increasing for aftermarket parts

    June 13, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – An upward trend in commercial vehicle aftermarket parts sales is in place, according to the latest Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI) from Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC). The index ticked up 0.6% in April from

  • Vehicle manufacturers face ‘significant’ impact from tariffs: CTEA

    June 13, 2018 9:47AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturers continue to voice concerns about the potential of a “significant negative impact” caused by surtaxes on steel and aluminum, as a trade war with the U.S. begins to escalate. In a Canadian Manufacturing

  • Bendix names new president and CEO

    June 13, 2018 7:03AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne president and CEO, as well as a member of its executive board. Hawthorne will succeed outgoing president, CEO, and executive board member Berend Bracht, who is stepping down

  • Tariffs are ‘illegal’, manufacturing group says

    June 12, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) is adding to the voices against steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and is calling on the federal government to defend Canada and Canadian companies. “This action

  • Atlantic Driving Championships set for June 16

    June 11, 2018 1:58PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association will be hosting its Annual Atlantic Driving Championships at the Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S., on Saturday, June 16. “Professional truck drivers move the goods that we depend on for comfortable

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts