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Author: Carolyn Brimer
Posted: November 16, 2017, 4:25 pm
Can buying used trucks be a viable strategy for your business?
Author: Brad Ling
Posted: November 16, 2017, 12:00 pm
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mack Trucks is strengthening its presence in the Mexican market, by bringing its new Anthem highway model here and focusing on expanding its dealer network. Mack has had a presence in the Mexican truck market for 117
Author: James Menzies
Posted: November 15, 2017, 9:33 pm
MILTON, Ont. —  The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) announced the launch of the PMTC’s ‘Driven to Lead’ program. The new program, sponsored by KRTS Transportation Specialists and TransRep, is an experiential, practical leadership
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:56 pm
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its game in the Mexican market, announcing the release of two new Freightliner 360 trucks. The Class 8 2528 and Class 6 1217 join the Class 4 715, which was
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:28 pm
TORONTO, Ont.  — Earlier this week the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched the Extended Stinger-Steer Auto Carrier (ESSAC) Special Vehicle Configuration Permit Program. In the initial development stages of Ontario’s ESSAC program there were two configurations being considered based purely
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:04 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kenworth PremierCare Certified Gold program is doing Kenworth dealers some good. A year ago, Kenworth implemented more stringent requirements to the program and since then, dealers have invested in facilities, added service technicians, increased PACCAR engine training, and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 15, 2017, 4:29 pm
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Volvo Group for the first time announced its projections for 2018 Class 8 retail sales, with a bullish projection of 260,000 retail sales expected in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. That’s coming off an anticipated 235,000 units
Author: James Menzies
Posted: November 15, 2017, 4:23 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in September, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which measures several metrics affecting the trucking industry. The index climbed to a reading of 3.5, up more than two points from
Author: James Menzies
Posted: November 15, 2017, 3:35 pm
LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) has named Dave Earle as its new president and CEO, replacing the outgoing Louise Yako. Earle brings experience in policy advocacy and government relations, having served as vice-president of government relations
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:22 am
OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada’s fourth annual Women with Drive summit will feature a panel discussion on how company branding on multiple platforms can help you recruit and retain the workforce you need. The event is being held March 1, 2018 and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 14, 2017, 3:35 pm
OAKVILLE, Ont. —  Transcourt Tank Leasing has appointed Michael Trianos as its new director of business development for Ontario and Manitoba. With more than 10 years in sales and account management, Trianos brings his experience in sales, leasing, rental, and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 14, 2017, 3:23 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reported a 57% year-over-year growth in load volumes posted in the month of October. In fact, when compared to the previous nine months, October is well above the average annual growth rate of 43%. Compared
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 13, 2017, 4:40 pm
Hear what Carlos Gomes, senior economist with Scotiabank had to say about the global economy in 2018.
Author: Brad Ling
Posted: November 10, 2017, 7:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission today (Nov. 10) announced the production of its 500,000th fully-automatic 4000 Series transmission. Production of the 4000 Series transmission began in 1993 at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and added a facility in Hungary
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 10, 2017, 5:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. – If you’re a Canadian or U.S. military veteran, Western Star and Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) has an early Christmas gift for you. The company will be extending its Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, which offers discounts
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 10, 2017, 5:28 pm
TORONTO, Ont. — Liberty Linehaul’s Brian Taylor is the latest industry veteran to be blessed with the OTA/Omnitracs Service to Industry Award. The award was given to Taylor at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) annual convention and executive conference
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:41 am
EDMONTON, Alta. – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has partnered with industry stakeholders to bring low-carbon fuel that can withstand all weather conditions to the long-haul truck segment. Working with Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport, and Oberon Fuels,
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A pioneer of the Saskatchewan trucking industry, George Magee, has passed away at the age of 81. Born Aug. 8, 1936 in Prince Albert, Magee lived his entire life in his hometown and reflected the genuine
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 8, 2017, 10:27 pm
WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says it has the ear of its new government, however, challenges remain while the provincial Progressive Conservative Party settles into its leadership role. In office since April of 2016 after ending the
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: November 8, 2017, 6:20 pm



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