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  • Highlight Motor Group sponsors Bikers Battling Cancer again

    June 26, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. — Highlight Motor Group is once again sponsoring the Rockin’ The Ridge – Bikers Battling Cancer event set to take place Canada Day weekend in Sundridge, Ont. This is the third annual event. Bikers Battling Cancer was started

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Michelin taking the air out of tires

    June 5, 2019 8:35AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. — Michelin has unveiled plans for an airless tire known as Uptis (Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System), developed in conjunction with General Motors and to enter production as early as 2024. Initially designed with cars in mind, there are

  • News Equipment

    Daimler launches Autonomous Technology Group

    May 29, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler Trucks has established a global organization for highly automated driving. The Autonomous Technology Group will launch June 1, and will be headed by Peter Vaughan Schmidt. It will focus on putting SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks

  • Scholarship winner will have opportunity to pursue career as truck driver

    May 28, 2019 8:09AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) and Crossroads Ottawa have handed out their first scholarship to a woman aspiring to become a professional truck driver. The winner was Kristy Perrin of Drumbo, Ont. She was selected

  • The anatomy of a collision

    April 30, 2019 2:06PM by James Menzies

    Collision reconstructionist says there’s no such thing as an accident

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Technology

    UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

    March 29, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

  • CTA outlines plans for improved truck safety

    March 28, 2019 2:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) agrees with the assessment of the judge in the Adesh Deol Trucking ruling, a crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus that resulted in 16 fatalities, that “There’s clearly an issue about

  • OTA announces 2019-2020 Road Knight Team

    March 18, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is proud to knight seven exceptional professional truck drivers who will travel the province, promoting the industry to the media as well as sharing their experiences and knowledge of the trucking industry

  • ATRI examines issue of marijuana-impaired driving

    March 13, 2019 9:55AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Training law enforcement and developing more drug recognition experts (DREs) are what’s needed to protect drivers from marijuana-impaired motorists, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The new study outlines issues and solutions

  • Winner of Highway Angel of the Year award revealed

    March 12, 2019 2:47PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Brian Snell of Pottle’s Transportation has been named the 2018 Highway Angel of the Year. The former paramedic, Marine Corps veteran, and rescue worker at Ground Zero, was honored with the award at this year’s Truckload

  • Power up

    March 5, 2019 3:13PM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

  • Deadline to nominate OTA Road Knight extended, driver trainers can now apply

    January 30, 2019 8:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The deadline to nominate a Road Knight for the 2019-2020 term has been extended to Friday, February 15, 2019, the Ontario Trucking Association revealed this week. As well, due to the  interest from current driver trainers who