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    Bendix has record year for patents

    May 8, 2019 2:21PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix says it received 52 U.S. patents in 2018, establishing a new record for the company. The company honored its inventors at an annual patent dinner. “We are proud to celebrate the inspiring work of our inventors

  • Meritor to acquire AxleTech

    May 8, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced today that it is set to acquire AxleTech for approximately $175 million in cash, adjusted for changes in working capital at closing and subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. AxleTech’s offerings include a

  • MTO posts proposals to consider smart lift axles, other advancements

    May 8, 2019 8:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — MTO has posted a series of proposals to the Regulatory Register to address technological advancements in vehicle equipment and components as well as further harmonizing Ontario’s weights and dimensions regime with neighboring jurisdictions. “OTA has worked in

  • TRP celebrates 25 years in business

    May 8, 2019 7:41AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. –  TRP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this May. “Over the last 25 years, TRP all-makes replacement parts have consistently delivered the value our customers expect,” said Chris Scheel, Paccar Parts senior director of marketing. “TRP products are

  • Kinedyne names new vice-president, sales and marketing

    May 7, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne announced today that it has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice-president, sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial,

  • Tickets for 2019 Top Fleet Employers Gala on sale now

    May 7, 2019 1:11PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s annual Top Fleet Employers program will shine the spotlight on 63 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry at its Gala Awards dinner set to take place at Toronto’s Palais Royale,

  • ExpoCam truck show records record attendance

    May 7, 2019 9:38AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. — ExpoCam, Canada’s biennial truck show based in Montreal, attracted 14,634 attendees from April 11-13, representing 11,532 industry buyers and 3,102 exhibitors. In addition to companies showcasing their latest produce and service offerings, about 47 businesses actively recruited

  • Petition seeking stricter driver training regulations closes May 14

    May 6, 2019 12:39PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The petition calling for changes to how commercial truck drivers are trained and the industry regulated closes May 14, the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. Launched by Pattie Fair of Alix, Alta., a year-and-a-half ago,

  • Private fleets recruiting for Trucker Buddy

    May 6, 2019 11:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is actively recruiting those interested in supporting the Trucker Buddy program that connects over-the-road truck drivers and school classrooms. Trucker Buddy was established in 1992 and has since expanded

  • News Equipment

    Quebec plans automatic lift axle and LCV changes

    May 6, 2019 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TREMBLANT, Que. – Quebec is planning key changes to its weights and dimensions regulations that will allow automatic lift axles on semi-trailers, and the use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) on Sundays and during winter. Special permits issued since 2011

  • Migrant surge leads to shift in border resources

    May 6, 2019 8:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are being diverted away from the Canada-U.S. border as they look to address a surge of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. About 545 officers were temporarily assigned

  • Guilbault’s Lecours named Quebec Driver of the Year

    May 6, 2019 8:30AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TREMBLANT, Que. – Gerard Lecours, a driver-instructor who has worked with Groupe Guilbault for 24 years, has been named the Volvo Trucks Quebec Driver of the Year. The honor was recognized during the 68th annual meeting of the Quebec Trucking

  • Paid The Canadian ELD mandate explained

    May 3, 2019 9:10AM by Sponsored

    If you are a Canadian trucker or own a Canadian trucking company, you must prepare for the upcoming Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Canada will roll out the ELD mandate in June of this year, with full implementation set

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders continue sluggish start to 2019

    May 3, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders hit a 31-month low in April, with preliminary data from ACT Research showing 14,800 orders, a 6.2% decline from March but down 57% year-over-year. “We continue to contend that current order weakness has more to do

  • Comparing bypass technologies

    May 2, 2019 2:23PM by Sonia Straface

    PHOENIX, Ari. – When it comes to weigh scale bypass technologies, more is better. That’s according to recent study by Texas A&M Transportation Research Institute (TTI). The study found that both RFID and CMRS technologies have their own place and