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  • Linamar to host upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group, general meetings

    May 22, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Time is winding down to register for the upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group and general meetings that are set to take place on May 23, 2019 at Linamar Corporation in Guelph. The meeting is free of charge to

  • Lethbridge truck show aims to inform public of shortages facing industry

    May 22, 2019 1:34PM by Truck News-West

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The fifth annual Southern Alberta Truck Expo will focus on educating the general public about the shortages the industry currently faces, and is expected to continue facing in the coming years. The event, which will be held

  • OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

    May 21, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it is working with the Facility Association (FA) to work out problems with the system and to review its national strategy. The FA insures commercial fleets that are unable to get

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    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

  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial

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    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

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    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

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    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline

  • Drivers tend to double down on risky behavior, data shows

    April 30, 2019 1:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Telematics data from Lytx demonstrates that drivers who engage in one risky activity are often guilty of several risky behaviors at the same time. In 23% of the events the company scored, drivers were engaged in