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FONTANA, Calif. –  Mack Trucks announced today that its popular Granite model is now available with a pre-wire option for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and Lytx Video Services. The announcement, made during a ride and drive event here, comes just
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 18, 2018, 6:02 pm
PRESCOTT, Ont.  — Kriska Holdings has been named the Canadian TL Carrier at the Ryder Carrier Quality Awards.  This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value, and innovation for
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 18, 2018, 1:47 pm
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Stefan Kurschner wants Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealerships to be the Starbucks of truck dealers. The senior vice-president, aftermarket for DTNA, wants customers to know they can go to any location in the continent and receive
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 18, 2018, 10:50 am
SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Vertex Resources Group has acquired Three Star Trucking, an environmental services company that provides fluid hauling, pressure truck, hot oilers, and combo vac services in Western Canada. The purchase adds more than 270 pieces of equipment
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: July 17, 2018, 10:28 pm
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Alliance Truck Parts wants to become the industry’s leading truck parts provider, and it has a plan to get there. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president, aftermarket, with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), said Alliance will bolster its presence
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:16 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – If trucking wants to take advantage of blockchain, it needs to come together and work as one unified team. That was the message from panelists at this year’s TransCore Link Logistics’ 20th annual conference at the Markland
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:07 pm
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 17, 2018, 4:00 pm
Double Coin’s new mobile app taps into GPS data to locate the closest Double Coin dealer, and also supports searches within a specified area or map. Users can even call, share, email or get directions to a dealership at the
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 17, 2018, 12:32 pm
Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner automatically adjusts a new automotive-style multi-V drive belt to help maintain the generator’s full voltage output when the APU is
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 17, 2018, 10:41 am
GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 17, 2018, 10:20 am
When trying to lose weight, it can be hard to know whether to focus on diet or exercise to get results, and what exercises you should actually be doing. This is especially true for drivers, who are dealing with challenging
Author: Andrea Morley
Posted: July 16, 2018, 8:20 am
Kenworth T680 on-highway trucks now come standard with the Jost JSK37USB fifth wheel. The fifth wheel actually has just four moving parts, with a simple mechanism that allows infinite adjustments, rather than the restricted motion associated with notched adjustments. Wear
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 13, 2018, 12:11 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 13, 2018, 10:55 am
BOLTON, Ont. – The Port Bruce Bridge is getting a temporary replacement. The construction of the temporary single-lane bridge on Imperial Road in Port Bruce, Ont. has been given to Acrow Bridge and is expected to be completed by early
Author: elizabeth
Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:11 am
ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:19 am
GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:05 am
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Wabco has inked a deal to supply power steering systems to Tata Motors in India. The deal follows its acquisition of U.S.-based R.H. Sheppard last year. The deal highlights Wabco’s efforts to expand its steering business globally,
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:01 am
LANGLEY, B.C. – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C., will hold its third annual speaker series in Prince George Sept. 12. The event, titled “Transportation Safety: What You Need to Know,” will tackle industry topics such as how to
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: July 12, 2018, 6:52 pm
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: July 12, 2018, 10:17 am
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Author: Lori Thompson-Reid
Posted: July 12, 2018, 10:04 am

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