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    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

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    Ancra automates decking system

    March 19, 2019 2:18PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system, allowing operators to adjust deck height at the touch of a button. The AutoDeck was showcased for the first time at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council

  • Adjusting intersection signals could help reduce traffic: Study

    March 5, 2019 12:23PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that adjusting the signals at intersections in bad weather can help reduce traffic delays by up to 20%. “We need to have weather-responsive signal plans,” said Liping Fu, a

  • Conference addresses various modes of transportation to service Canada’s north

    March 5, 2019 11:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Accessing Canada’s northern communities is changing along with the region’s climate. With trucks traveling on ice roads and other cargo coming in by aircraft, additional ways to open northern communities to the south has never been more

  • Four takeaways from the TFI International analysts call

    February 28, 2019 10:26AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International posted record fourth quarter results on Feb. 27, and CEO Alain Bedard expanded on the company’s operations and industry trends in a customary conference call with analysts this morning. Here are some key takeaways from

  • National MELT program is a good start

    January 28, 2019 11:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    Woman launches petition saying regulations for Class 1 driver training about more than MELT

  • Teamsters looks to block foreign worker bid

    January 11, 2019 10:48AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Teamsters Canada is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) bid to bring in foreign workers to help address a driver shortage – stressing instead that the focus should be on improving wages and working conditions to make

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    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • Amazon makes big commitment during grand opening of U.S. Sprinter plant

    September 5, 2018 6:41PM by Derek Clouthier

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today’s grand opening of the new Sprinter plant in North Charleston was met with some added good news for Mercedes-Benz Vans, with Amazon announcing it will require 20,000 units over the course of the coming year. Pricing

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    Driverless, cabless, electric logging truck revealed

    July 12, 2018 8:51AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Swedish start-up has introduced an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. The T-log, introduced by Einride, features off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. It was showcased at the Festival of Speed. “Einride is constantly

  • Truck platoons coming, but hurdles remain

    May 31, 2018 11:17AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning technology is ready to be deployed, and legislation in the U.S. has been passed to allow it, but hurdles remain before it becomes widely adopted. That was the conclusion of a panel discussion on truck

  • Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

  • Spec’ing the right way

    April 18, 2018 9:30PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – With countless options available at your fingertips, it’s not always easy to spec’ your unique fleet. To help audience members at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in their decisions when it comes to spec’ing their own

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    Goodyear debuts new tire management program

    March 7, 2018 1:05PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Goodyear today introduced its new Tire Optix tire management program, which will allow its tire technicians to increase productivity by 20-25%. The new service, part of Goodyear’s Total Solution suite of tools, was announced at the Spring