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  • Cummins to celebrate opening of new Mississauga parts facility
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Eastern Canada is opening a new parts facility at 6950 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. The company began moving the department from 7175 Pacific Circle on Feb. 1. The new warehouse will be used to store parts…
  • OTA partnership brings new industry benchmarking tool
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) will be hosting a webinar Feb. 17 with inGauge to help those in the trucking industry create efficiencies in their operations and see how they stack up with the competition. The OTA…
  • Trailer Wizards names new v.p. of sales for Ontario
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Trailer Wizards announced today that it has appointed Terry Maw as its new vice-president of sales for the Ontario region. In his new position, Maw will lead the Ontario rental, lease, and dealership sales teams, as well as manage…
  • Is preparing my transportation business for sale like rehearsing for a theatre performance?
    When entering the centre stage spotlight, both a business owner and a star performer must know their roles, the script, the story, as well as the other major players and the rolls they will play. The goal of both is…
    How Truck News’ 2015 Owner/Operator of the Year uprooted his life in Germany and started trucking in Canada.
  • Freightliner names Edmonton one of North America’s hardest working cities
    EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton has been declared by Freightliner to be one of North America’s hardest working cities. It joins New York City, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle-Tacoma as the 2016 recipients. The Hardest Working Cities program from Freightliner honours cities…
  • TTSAO’s first Carrier Group meeting focuses on MELT, retention and recruiting issues
    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – On Wednesday Feb. 3, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)’s new Carrier Group hosted its first official meeting at Challenger Motor Freight in Cambridge, Ont. The new Carrier Group’s mandate is to support the TTSAO…
  • BCTA recommends 10-lane bridge, tolls during consultation with government
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) announced its support for the province’s proposed improvements to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge, as well as placing a toll on all Metro Vancouver bridge crossings and…
  • Slow start to 2016 for Class 8 orders: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Commercial truck orders have slowed significantly to start 2016, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. The company reported January Classes 5-8 orders of 36,400 units, the third lowest volume of the past eight moths. “Economic reports…
  • Cat’s CT681 enters full production
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Caterpillar has announced its model CT681 vocational truck is now in full production. The CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward axle truck intended for snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump applications. The company says…
  • Groupe Morneau names new general manager of Morneau Sego
    MONTREAL, Que. — Groupe Morneau announced recently that it has appointed Sabrina Levesque as its new general manager of Morneau Sego. In her new position, Levesque will be in charge of the the Far North specialized service. She has been with…
  • Eaton announces vocational Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs. Previously the Fuller Advantage was…
  • Mack makes GuardDog Connect standard on TerraPro
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks has made GuardDog Connect standard on its TerraPro cabover models equipped with Mack’s MP engine. It made the announcement at World of Concrete. TerraPro trucks are spec’d for applications including concrete pump, dump, mixer…
  • US survey reports good fleet environment going into 2016
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –The quarterly Fleet Sentiment survey conducted in early January by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) indicates that US truck fleets are solid going into 2016. The 48 American fleets that participated in the survey said that they are…
  • Vision Truck Center among first Mack dealers to earn uptime designation
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Vision Truck Center of Mississauga, Ont. is among the first four Mack dealers to earn the Certified Uptime Centers designation. Qualifying dealers have proven to deliver faster and more efficient service to customers, Mack claims. They do…
  • Willy’s Trucking defies Alberta’s economic misfortunes
    When times are booming, it’s much easier for a business to grow alongside a bustling, nascent economy. When times are tough on the other hand, like they have become in Alberta over the past year, it’s not as easy to…
    The Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award Committee, of which I’m a member, has come up with the top five tech achievements of 2015. Committee chair Jim Park will be presenting the winner at TMC in Nashville in…
    I can’t say enough good things about NACFE, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. They do a lot of good research into truck efficiency and they share it all with everyone for free via their Website. It’s an…
    Okay, please forgive the cheesy headline. I’ve been in Las Vegas for eight days and the endless ringing of the slot machines in my ears is affecting my brain. Let’s move on… Having clawed its way out of a major…
    There was a lot of new product news at this year’s Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week, which took place in Las Vegas last week. Below is a quick synopsis of what caught my attention, along with links to the more detailed write-ups.…

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