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Class 5-8 truck orders is @ 18-month low

Preliminary North American Class 8 truck orders numbers from ACT Research hit just 15,800 units last month, down 26 percent from December and 68 percent from January 2018....

National truck driver training standard assured by 2020

Canada's transportation pastors have focused on building up a national section level driver preparing standard by 2020 — one of a progression of trucking-related...

Thunder Bay Council delays new truck route

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) urged the Thunder Bay City Council last night to consider postponing a ratification vote to create a new truck...

Western Star displays new options, updates for 4700

Western Star, at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday, announced several new updates for its 4700 model, including an optional 12-liter Cummins.

Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles.

Hiway & Eskimo Refrigeration changes name to ColdFront

Following a year ago's merger, Hiway and Eskimo Refrigeration will change its name to ColdFront as a feature of the organization's rebranding activity. "By...

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Three Canadian Fleets Win EPA SmartWay Awards

The American Trucking Associations recognized 15 carriers, including OTA members Motor Freight, Bison Transport and C.A.T., as winners of the EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Awards...

OTA LEAD Committee to Host ‘Next Gen Connections’ Networking Event

One of the benefits of OTA’s Next Generation program is the informal networking inside and outside of the classroom. The next generation of leaders...

Canadian Transport Ministers Announce Plan to Move Forward on ELDs, Rules Harmonization

Canada’s transportation ministers met in Toronto this week to discuss a broad array of initiatives including mandating Electronic Logging Devices as well as harmonizing...

PQ Investigation Calls for Mandatory Basic Truck Training

The Quebec Coroner’s Office is calls for increased heavy-duty truck driver training in the province after investigating the 2013 death of a truck driver...

Bradley Gives Americans Snapshot of Trucking in Canada

Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley recently painted a picture of the trucking life in Canada to an American audience, explaining that despite many...

NACFE: Double Truck Platoon Can Reduce Fuel Consumption by 4-10%

Two-truck platoons have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by at least 4%, averaged across both vehicles, according to a report by the North...

Zonar introduces next-gen tablet

Zonar introduced its next-generation tablet, Zonar Connect, which it says is faster, more responsive and more customizable compared to previous-generation units. The ruggedized tablet also provides...

Kamloops tire shops busy with start of winter tires season

Winter tires required on some B.C. highways as of the start of October   Are you ready to join the cue at your local tire store? October...
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