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  • Rate recession likely: ACT Research

    March 14, 2019 9:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is likely, and a rate recession even more likely, according to the latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook published by ACT Research. The truck supply and freight demand are falling out of balance, according

  • Winner of Highway Angel of the Year award revealed

    March 12, 2019 2:47PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Brian Snell of Pottle’s Transportation has been named the 2018 Highway Angel of the Year. The former paramedic, Marine Corps veteran, and rescue worker at Ground Zero, was honored with the award at this year’s Truckload

  • Lion 8 electric truck comes to life in Quebec

    March 12, 2019 9:19AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8. “There is something extraordinary about

  • News Technology

    Volvo demonstrates connected vehicle technologies

    March 12, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Volvo Group recently demonstrated the potential of connected vehicle technologies integrated with traffic signal data, using a Volvo VNL. The demonstration of Eco-Drive was done along two connected freight corridors in Carson, Calif. Eco-Drive integrates traffic signal

  • Three new rest stops to open in Alberta

    March 7, 2019 1:07PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA holds grand opening of new Edmonton facility

  • NTEA address cites Canadian policy work, association support

    March 7, 2019 10:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NTEA opened its annual meeting with the singing of O Canada this morning, and there were plenty of references to Canadian initiatives being tackled by the international association dedicated to the work truck industry. “NTEA is

  • Canada-U.S. trade likely to suffer further

    March 7, 2019 12:15AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – North American trade is being conducted in a “climate of suspicion and retaliation” and is not likely to improve anytime soon. That was the sobering message from Dr. Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, who participated

  • Utilimaster reveals electric and grocery delivery designs

    March 6, 2019 2:39PM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services’ Utilimaster brand introduced a trio of new vehicle platforms at the annual Work Truck Show – a pair of electric designs, and a body specifically developed for increasingly popular last-mile grocery deliveries.

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner co-creating electric vehicles with customers

    March 6, 2019 12:17PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Freightliner’s electrification strategy involves staying close to customers and having them actively participate in the design process through a concept called co-creation. Greg Treinen, advanced technology marketing manager for Freightliner, said during a Work Truck Show press

  • Ford introduces new F-600, Transit

    March 6, 2019 11:22AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ford announced at the Work Truck Show a new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab. The Class 5 truck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 22,000 lbs and rounds out Ford’s commercial vehicle line, which has

  • Power up

    March 5, 2019 3:13PM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

  • Conference addresses various modes of transportation to service Canada’s north

    March 5, 2019 11:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Accessing Canada’s northern communities is changing along with the region’s climate. With trucks traveling on ice roads and other cargo coming in by aircraft, additional ways to open northern communities to the south has never been more

  • Dana purchases Drive Systems segment of Oerlikon Group

    March 1, 2019 11:53AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield brands.  According to Dana, the addition of the Drive Systems segment to Dana is

  • How to use social media to your advantage

    February 28, 2019 11:29AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Want to grow your social media presence and be reflected as a reputable, professional business online? Then listen to your audience. That was the advice from Kimberly Biback of Sharp Transportation who gave a presentation at the

  • OOIDA opposes size and weight increases

    February 28, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with a coalition of other organizations, has penned a letter to U.S. Congress opposing increases to commercial vehicle sizes and weights. “Heavier trucks put additional stress on our already