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TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics awarded Maya Chwilkowski and Jessica Walton and with $2,500 as part of its LinkScholar program. “Both recipients demonstrated active engagement in their academics and within their communities, and it is clear they have every
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 25, 2017, 9:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ind. – August trailer builds were up 14% sequentially and 9% year-over-year, a month that ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year. With three extra days compared to July, August capitalized on the additional
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 25, 2017, 8:58 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – International took the wraps off a new HV vocational truck at the North American Commercial Vehicle show here today. The truck will come with the International A-26 engine, and was designed with uptime in mind, according to
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 25, 2017, 7:38 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar has turned the corner, and is now a more financially stable, leaner, and more nimble business. Persio Lisboa, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Navistar touted the progress the company has made during its turnaround,
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 25, 2017, 7:17 pm
DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe New Brunswick is expecting rates to increase between 32-51%, a pace the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says the industry cannot sustain. The announcement was made Sept. 20 during WorkSafe New Brunswick’s board of directors meeting,
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:46 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. — Volvo Trucks couldn’t have picked a better year to unveil its new VNL series. That’s the message it delivered at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) this week in Atlanta, Ga. The company, which just unveiled
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:30 pm
MAUMEE, Ohio – Christophe Dominiak will replace a retiring George Constrand and step into the senior vice-president and chief technology officer role for Dana Inc. Recently serving as vice-president of global engineering for the company’s off-highway drive and motion technologies
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:27 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Western Star brand turns 50 this year, and for its birthday, it’s receiving several new options. “We’re continually adding new options that contribute to the truck’s performance and our customers’ bottom lines,” said Samantha Parlier, vice-president,
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:20 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Freightliner has taken orders for 25,000 new Cascadia models in about a year, something that took three years to achieve with the truck’s predecessor, the classic Cascadia. Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing with Daimler
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:03 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is testing truck platooning on its Madras, Ore., test track as well as public highways. The company addressed its platooning trials during a discussion to kick off the North American Commercial Vehicle
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 25, 2017, 4:39 pm
I admit that I’m in a strange minority – better known as the minority of the strange. That’s because I actually read a hard copy of the news and, yes, I am equal opportunity strange in that I subscribe to
Author: Roger McKnight
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:45 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Tenneco teased some new ride performance and clean air solutions available today that it will show off on the show floor of this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show. Tenneco said the products promise to reduce emissions,
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:49 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Cummins is uniquely positioned to offer customers their “power of choice” well into the future, according to president of the engine business, Srikanth Padmanabhan. Padmanabhan was speaking to truck press today at the inaugural North American Commercial
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:10 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies took the wraps off the first project produced under its recently-announced joint venture – a new 12-speed automated transmission dubbed Endurant. The transmission is designed for linehaul applications with gross vehicle weights
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:59 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. – Drivers in the Run on Less demonstration exceeded all expectations and hit an average of 10.1 mpg during the 17-day project. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) made the announcement on September 24 at the
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: September 24, 2017, 4:50 pm
WINNIPEG, Man. – Trailer leasing, rental, sales and service company Ocean Trailer announced it will be the exclusive dealer for Fontaine Heavy Haul in Western Canada. Having forged a long-standing relationship with the Alabama-based trailer company through building and selling
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:04 pm
  WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that large trucks equipped with advanced safety technologies can prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes each year. According to AAA, in 2015, large trucks were involved
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:01 pm
PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) has announced the acquisition of Burlington, Ont.-based Service Freight Systems. It will continue to operate under its current management team, with Rob Ten Brinke as general manager, the company announced. “We are thrilled
Author: James Menzies
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:13 am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – If Captain James T. Kirk and his sidekick Spock were to get behind the wheel of a big rig, surely Shell Rotella’s Starship Truck would be an obvious choice. Providing a sneak peek into the details
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:13 pm
TORONTO, Ont.  — The WSIB announced the 2018 premium rates today at its annual general meeting and general trucking (RG570) and courier services (RG577) will see increases. General trucking rates will go up 3.7% (from $6.72 to $6.97) and couriers
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:07 pm

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