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  • Bosch, Powercell join forces to develop fuel cells

    April 29, 2019 11:16AM by johng@newcom.ca

    STUTTGART, Germany – Bosch is joining forces with Powercell Sweden AB to prepare a polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell for production – and will ultimately hold the licence to manufacture the technology for the global automotive market. The stack at

  • Kriska names new director of safety and compliance

    April 29, 2019 8:08AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) has named Eugenia Churilov its new director of safety and compliance. Churilov brings more than 20 years of experience to the table. Before joining KTG, she managed transportation compliance at Walmart Canada. Before

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

  • PIC looks to have an impact on entire industry

    April 28, 2019 10:59PM by Truck News-West

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) Partners in Compliance (PIC) program appears to be at a crossroads. Carriers that have reached PIC status have been achieving the highest of standards when it comes to safety and compliance,

  • Bison picks up Celadon intermodal business in cash transaction

    April 27, 2019 10:21AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport has acquired Celadon’s container-on-flat-car intermodal operations in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Celadon reports that the division contributed US $20.2 million in revenue during 2018. Personnel, drivers, customer and supplier

  • Conditions stay positive for shippers: FTR

    April 26, 2019 11:10AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — At a reading of 0.6, FTR’s February Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflects a balanced freight market. February is the fifth month in a row that the SCI has been in positive territory with forecasts for the shipping environment

  • Several trends could lead to more regional hauls: report

    April 25, 2019 1:57PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The latest report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is highlighting converging trends from e-commerce to electrification that could lead to growth in regional hauling activities. “If you ask most people to define

  • Ellis named new president of Phillips Connect Technologies

    April 25, 2019 10:43AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has named Bill Ellis as president. Ellis joined Phillips Connect Technologies in 2017 as managing director of the newly formed company. Since taking the helm, he has been instrumental in leading

  • News Technology

    Penske opens first electric truck-specific high-speed charging stations

    April 25, 2019 10:03AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Penske Truck Leasing has opened high-speed commercial truck chargers at four of its Southern California facilities, and plans to add more. The company has opened 14 high-speed chargers, and will add six more in the near

  • News Equipment

    California ports to deploy 38 battery-electric terminal tractors

    April 25, 2019 9:58AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Meritor has been selected to supply all-electric drivetrain systems for 38 terminal trucks at the Ports of Long Beach and Oakland. The company says the 38-truck order is one of the largest ever, for battery-electric vehicles.

  • News Equipment

    The future is electric: DTNA leader

    April 25, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The future of commercial vehicles is battery-electric, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) leader Roger Nielsen said during a keynote speech at ACT Expo. The company is committed to putting nearly 50 battery-electric test vehicles on U.S.

  • Kenworth colors to come from $140-M facility

    April 24, 2019 2:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is officially breaking ground on a new paint facility for its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio – representing a US $140-million investment that will support higher production volumes and better finishes alike. The

  • TFI International posts record Q1 results

    April 24, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – It was a record first quarter for TFI International, which posted a profit of $65.1 million, up sharply from a $48.2 million profit during the same quarter last year. It achieved record operating income of $106.3 million,

  • NTSB touts benefits of collision avoidance systems

    April 24, 2019 10:29AM by Sonia Straface

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Collision avoidance systems should be made standard in all highway vehicles to save lives, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In a recent webinar it hosted titled “Benefits and uses of collision avoidance systems” a

  • Truck tonnage slipped in March

    April 23, 2019 1:36PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 2.3% in March, but was 1.6% stronger year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “In March, and really the first quarter in total, tonnage was negatively impacted by bad winter storms