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WINDSOR, Ont. – Rona Ambrose, a one-time Conservative Party leader and an advisor on NAFTA negotiations, will be among speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. The 55th annual conference will be hosted at Toronto’s
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: August 17, 2018, 1:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 400 drivers from across the U.S. kicked off the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council. The drivers had
Author: elizabeth
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:17 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Whether you’re a mechanic looking for a hard-to-find part or you’re fixing your own rig, eBay is looking to make the parts-buying experience easier. The international online retailer’s automotive section – eBay Motors – has added
Author: elizabeth
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:06 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas today announced Eric Higgs, current vice-president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, BATO, effective September 1, 2018. Eric succeeds Joseph
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:49 am
DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant was recently reunited with the first truck ever built there. The truck was donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation. It’s a 1982 Volvo F7
Author: James Menzies
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:18 am
CALGARY, Alta. – Isaac Instruments announced it will open a new office in Calgary, Alta., to bring a local presence to better service its customers. “This new office strengthens our presence in Alberta to meet the growing demand for telemetry
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: August 15, 2018, 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Model Year 2011 and newer diesel engines powered more than 1/3 of the trucks on American roads last year, and as many as 2/3 of the vehicles in selected states, the Diesel Technology Forum reports. Engines of
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:28 am
LISLE, Ill.  — Navistar International announced recently Christian Schulz has been named to its board of directors. Schulz replaces Matthias Gründler, who previously resigned from the Navistar board after serving more than a year as a director. Schulz has been
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: August 15, 2018, 6:40 am
ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is naming Dan Horvath their new vice president of safety policy. In the role Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, as well as representing ATA and its
Author: elizabeth
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:25 pm
WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is wasting no time recognizing National Trucking Week. Held during the first week of September, National Trucking Week recognizes the important contributions Canadian men and women drivers make to the country’s economy.
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: August 14, 2018, 12:37 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:51 am
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth has announced all three of its assembly plants – including its medium-duty plant in Ste-Therese, Que. – have been ISO14001:2015 certified. The certification supports the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Heavy-duty truck plants
Author: James Menzies
Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:20 am
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Trucker Path users will soon have direct access to roadside service in the U.S. thanks to a new partnership. The popular app is partnering with Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center (CTSC) locations to offer support to drivers
Author: elizabeth
Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:25 am
Some of the fastest race rigs bring their horsepower to Rodeo du Camion
Author: James Menzies
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:18 am
DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has graduated its 50th class of factory-trained technicians through its Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI). The institute has been in business since November 2013 and has trained more than 500 graduates. More than 95% of those graduates
Author: James Menzies
Posted: August 13, 2018, 5:47 am
Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate “near zero” levels of NOx, emitting just 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ 90% less than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit
Author: johng@newcom.ca
Posted: August 10, 2018, 1:43 pm
TORONTO, Ont. — Registration is now open for the Ontario Trucking Association’s Executive Conference on November 7 and 8, taking place once again at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto. This is the OTA’s 92nd annual conference. The signature awards dinner
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: August 10, 2018, 7:39 am
ARLINGTON, Va — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) says there are more than 40 new or revised practices in its new recommended practices manual. The group released the 2018-2019 manual was released this week with
Author: elizabeth
Posted: August 9, 2018, 3:23 pm
WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will marks its 10 anniversary doing business in Saskatchewan with a celebration that will include environment minister Dustin Duncan as a guest speaker. The company’s first service facility opened in October of 2008 in Weyburn.
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: August 9, 2018, 2:32 pm
AYR, Ont. — Quick Truck Lube announced today that it is opening a new location in Napanee, Ont. this fall. The new location at exit 579 on Hwy 401 will offer the same fast and efficient service at its Ayr
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: August 9, 2018, 1:46 pm

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