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  • Volvo marks 60 years of saving lives with seat belts

    June 27, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It was 60 years ago this year Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt while working at Volvo. Now a standard feature in all vehicles, the seat belt is seen as the world´s most important

  • CITT awards students, recognizes members

    June 24, 2019 6:08PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) awarded a pair of students and recognized its Certified Logistics Professionals (CCLP) during an annual ceremony June 20. Esnart Shepande of Red River Collage received the Walter Kenneth Morris

  • Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

    June 21, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable

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    Mack Museum pays tribute to refuse industry

    June 19, 2019 9:02AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mack is highlighting the refuse industry through a special exhibit at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Pa. The exhibit is titled: Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry. If features three antique Mack

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Haldex names new CEO

    June 3, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    LANDSKRONA, Sweden — Helene Svhan has been named the new CEO of Haldex. Svahn was a board memeber of Hadex and a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil.

  • Schneider wins safety award in back-to-back years

    June 3, 2019 9:21AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Schneider has been named the first company to consecutively win National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Award. “Being honored with the Green Cross for Safety Award in back-to-back years is an amazing accomplishment, underscoring our

  • Canadian carriers recognized by GM

    May 28, 2019 10:05AM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Day & Ross and Verspeeten Cartage been recognized by GM as 2018 suppliers of the year on May 15. The awards recognize suppliers that consistently exceed GM’s expectations, create outstanding value, or introduce innovations to the company.

  • Disruption in the industry

    May 27, 2019 4:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel discusses how innovation has impacted transportation sector

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    Mexican truck plant produces 400,000th Freightliner

    May 27, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    SALTILLO, Mexico – Daimler’s Saltillo, Mexico, truck manufacturing plant celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, coinciding with the production of its 400,000th unit. A new Cascadia rolled off the line to mark the milestone, and the company held a celebration to

  • Mack debuts electric-powered waste truck

    May 8, 2019 2:34PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of

  • Dayton Parts relocates corporate headquarters

    April 22, 2019 3:16PM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. – Dayton Parts today announced the company has completed the relocation of its corporate headquarters and distribution center to Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania. The move was made to support the company’s continued growth, as well as to consolidate strategic functions to

  • Paccar names new CEO

    April 22, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced recently that it has named Preston Feight its new chief executive officer. Feight will start his new position on July 1, 2019. He is currently the company’s executive vice-president, and will succeed Ron Armstrong who

  • CN joins forces with Lion to create eight electric trucks

    April 18, 2019 9:36AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Lion Electric Co. for the conception, design, and manufacturing of eight tandem axle, Class 8, zero-emission, electric trucks. According to CN, the trucks

  • OTA LEAD programs are back in action

    April 18, 2019 8:38AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has once again kicked off its LEAD programs – the Next Generation Certificate Program, and the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate Program through the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Next Generation