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  • Ontario transportation, warehousing injuries on the rise

    May 24, 2019 9:01AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario workplaces are safer in general, but the province’s transportation and warehousing sector appears to be losing ground, new figures from the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) suggest. The WSIB’s annual Health and Safety Index

  • News Equipment

    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

  • Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    May 16, 2019 10:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a

  • Firestone Industrial Products names new president

    May 16, 2019 9:46AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) today announced that Emily Poladian, former director of fleet sales, truck, bus and retread tires (TBR), has been named president, FSIP. Poladian succeeds Craig Schneider, who has been appointed president, diversified products for

  • Parts for Trucks turns 100, expands into Ontario, Quebec

    May 16, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Parts for Trucks has acquired Malmberg Truck Trailer Equipment located in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. The deal makes Dartmouth headquartered Parts for Trucks Inc. one of the largest truck and trailer service providers and parts distributors in

  • Truckers Against Trafficking to auction off Kenworth T680 May 17

    May 14, 2019 2:17PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. –Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is gearing up to auction off its “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoeniz, Az. on May 17. Proceeds from the sale go directly to TAT, a non-profit organization. “Human trafficking is

  • Manitoulin buys B.C. logistics company

    May 14, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    SURREY, B.C. – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Trident Freight Logistics, marking its first logistics acquisition in B.C. The company says the purchase strengthens the national scope of its logistics operations, with five operation centers across Canada. Trident focuses on the

  • Merger creates iHaul Freight Systems

    May 9, 2019 11:32AM by Truck News-West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Alberta’s H&R Transport and B.C.’s iHaul Freight Ltd. have merged creating iHaul Freight Systems. The agreement, which is subject to closing conditions, will see H&R Transport’s over-the-road transportation division unite under the iHaul banner. iHaul Freight Systems

  • News Equipment

    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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kriska acquires Champion Express

    May 2, 2019 8:22AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) announced it has acquired Milton’s Champion Express. Under the terms, Champion will continue to be led by its current management team. “We are excited to bring the Champion Express team of experienced logistics

  • Dump trucks take to Toronto highways, protesting insurance costs

    May 1, 2019 3:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – A group identifying itself as the Ontario Aggregate Trucking Association (OATA) took to Toronto-area highways on Wednesday in a rolling protest against rising insurance costs — and they plan to return. Dozens of their dump trucks formed

  • Titanium eyes further growth in the U.S.

    May 1, 2019 9:33AM by James Menzies

    Mixed Q1 results reflect changing market dynamics