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  • Daimler commits to exhibit at NACVS 2017 in Atlanta
    Joins Exhibitor Advisory Committee
  • Succession planning for private transportation company owners
    Canadians are aging and Canadian entrepreneurs are aging even faster. According to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, over the next eight years, more than half of the country’s medium sized business owners are expected to retire. In…
  • Champion curler visits Transcourt booth during company’s first year at Truxpo
    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – This was the first year Transcourt Tank Leasing took part in the British Columbia Trucking Association’s Truxpo event, and the company was happy to welcome world champion curler Georgina Wheatcroft to its booth. A member of New…
  • Summit Trailer raises over $6K for Fort Mac evacuees
    EDMONTON, Alta. – Summit Trailer held a barbecue May 10 to raise funds for those displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire, raising $6,100 for the Canadian Red Cross. “Over the years of doing business, Summit has made many customers and…
  • Mack to demo pair of zero-emission capable trucks
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – In an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutants, Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality…
  • Transfer Flow announces its toolbox/fuel tank combo
    CHICO, Calif. – Transfer Flow recently introduced its 70-gallon toolbox and fuel tank combination, which has been designed for 1999 to 2016 Ford, Ram and GM full-sized diesel trucks. With an adjustable toolbox storage area between 5.5 and nine cubic…
  • Driving the Kenworth T680, T880
    Kenworth demonstrates comfort, efficiency and versatility of T680 and T880 models
  • Montague launches new folding mountain bike ideal for truck drivers
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Bikes revealed recently that it has launched the all-new Paratrooper Pro, a mountain bike designed to deliver a rugged all-purpose riding experience for truckers leading active lifestyles. “Truckers spend long hours sitting in the cab and many…
  • BCTA offers inGauge benchmarking service to its members
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is the latest organization to join forces with Truckload Carriers Associations (TCA) to offer its members the inGauge Online Performance Benchmarking Service. StakUp and TCA created inGauge to anonymously compare operational results on…
  • Canadian Class 8 orders weak in April: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — April saw healthy medium-duty truck orders and weak demand for Class 8 trucks, according to the latest State of the Industry report from ACT Research. Class 8 orders were down 16% month-over-month and 39% year-over-year in April,…
  • API releases donut symbol for new diesel oil
     WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Petroleum Institute (API) is introducing a new special Service Symbol Donut to help consumers identify the recently approved API FA-4 diesel engine oil. API approved two new diesel oil standards, FA-4 and CK-4, earlier this year. “API…
  • Inventor of Hazmat flip placard retires at 95
    CHICAGO, Ill. — The distinguished career of 95-year-old Abe Samuels of Labelmaster is coming to an end. Samuels is retiring, Labelmaster announced, after 40 years with the company. Samuels was the developer of the Spacemaster flip placard system that allows trucks…
  • Titanium Group’s revenues increase, EBITDA declines
    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group saw earnings decrease 11% year-over-year in the first quarter, despite higher revenues. Revenues were up 17% but EBITDA was down 11%, to $2.5 million, due to the integration of ProNorth Transportation and a weaker…
  • New app to help truck drivers find parking spots
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) announced today that is participating in a new trucking industry initiative to help commercial drivers find available truck parking. Beginning later this summer, truck drivers who need to stop and park…
  • TTSAO reacts to MTO’s proposed MELT standards
    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) said today that it believes great strides have been achieved with the recently proposed Mandatory Entry Level Training standards, but that the standard still needs work before it can…
  • Kenworth remains optimistic about truck market
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in the early months of 2016, but Kurt Swihart, director of marketing for Kenworth, is maintaining an optimistic view. Speaking to trade press journalists today, Swihart said Kenworth predicts Canada/US…
  • Trailer orders improve in April: FTR
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reported today that  US trailer net orders for April met expectations at 15,800 units. Month-over-month order activity was up 15%, but it was down 12% year-over-year. In total, order reached 289,000 units over the last 12 months,…
  • Engineers behind Google’s self-driving car turn attention to trucks
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A US startup called Otto believes that self-driving trucks are the next big thing in technology, a report in the Toronto Star discovered. The company, consisting of former employees of Google, Apple, Tesla, and more began…
  • Don’t ignore a non-complete clause
    Ignoring a non-compete clause can be very tempting, especially if you left your employer feeling that you weren’t given proper notice or that you were owed wages or commissions. Don’t let this type of situation cloud your better judgement because ignoring an…
  • OTA lauds mandatory entry-level driver training for Class A drivers
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) penned a letter to the Ministry of Transportation’s Program Development and Evaluation Branch touting a draft curriculum for mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for Class A drivers. In the letter, the OTA said…

34 Ho Agenda with Ron Stroope & Tom Wiles

34 Ho Agenda with Ron Stroope & Tom Wiles

Episode 34 of Ho! Agenda with Ron Stroope & Tom Wiles