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  • Paccar Parts names East Penn Manufacturing Co. Supplier of the Year for second year in a row
    RENTON, Wash.– Paccar Parts has named East Penn Manufacturing Company the 2015 Supplier of the Year for North America for its outstanding supplier performance and superior customer satisfaction. Generally, the award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate excellence in operational efficiency, retail sales…
  • Dealing with the Escalating Cost of Cross-Border Transport
    Despite efforts to harmonize laws and integrate processes, there remain costly barriers to cross-border freight movement. Carriers require a financial strategy to manage the ongoing and escalating costs.
  • Unsung heroes
    I wonder sometimes how difficult it is for the person who is just about to make the leap into this industry to get a good start. When I think back to my start I really had it all mapped out…
  • Where are crude oil prices heading?
    Last week, this scribe lashed out at the speculative commune who gathered to talk about their month-end manipulation of crude prices. I also pondered, ever so pondifferously, on the thought processes that must have been eddying in the minds of…
  • Trimac receives privatization offer
    CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac shares were up nearly 10% Monday after the company announced it has received a proposal from its principal shareholder, Trimac Holdings, to privatize the company. The deal would equate to $6.25 per share for shareholders. Trimac…
  • Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction largest in Canadian history
    EDMONTON, Alta. – It was a record week for Ritchie Bros. in Edmonton, as the auctioneers set new company records for online sales, bidders and number of sellers at its largest Canadian auction ever and the second largest overall in…
  • Tallman Truck Centre opens new dealership in Kemptville
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. – Tallman Truck Centre has opened the doors to its new dealership in Kemptville, Ont. today. The new dealership offers parts, sales and service for both trucks and trailer,  as will as Idealease lease and rental. It has…
  • TTSAO Carrier Group to hold meeting on May 4
    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association (TTSAO) of Ontario Carrier Group is encouraging its carrier members to register for its upcoming meeting that is set to take place on May 4. The meeting on May 4 is at…
  • Passion for the industry and a penchant for honesty
    CTA’s David Bradley talks shop during AMTA Leadership Conference
  • Social media about connecting, not selling
    Trucking professionals get lesson on how to best utilize social media
  • Alberta’s NDP government addresses trucking issues at AMTA conference
    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, Brian Mason, and assistant deputy minister of transportation, Shaun Hammond, addressed and answered questions during the Alberta Motor Truck Association’s (AMTA) Leadership Conference April 29, saying the NDP government has invested…
  • Shedding the negative and helping others
    AMTA Leadership Conference keynote speaker motivates industry to achieve their goals
  • Driver shortage and turnover
    Can companies meet the ongoing challenge of driver shortage and turnover in North America?
  • Terry Smith wins 2016 Steve Bennett Memorial Professional Driver of the Year Award
    MONCTON, N.B. – Terry Smith, a professional driver for SLH Transport, was named the 2016 Steve Bennett Memorial Professional Driver of the Year after completing five million accident free miles. The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) presented Smith with…
  • Mack grows lease network
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Leasing System added 19 dealers to its network in 2015, expanding its number of locations to 210 full-service Mack Trucks dealers. These dealers offer leasing in addition to traditional sales, parts and service, the company announced.…
  • Base rates flat, fuel surcharges down in February: CGFI
    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased 0.2% in February, compared to the month earlier. That’s according to the Canadian General Freight Index compiled by Nulogx. The base rate remained flat compared to January…
  • MTO conducts annual commercial vehicle safety blitz at Wonderland
    VAUGHAN, Ont. – It was a roller coaster of emotions for truck drivers pulling in to Canada’s Wonderland on April 27-28 during Ontario’s largest commercial motor vehicle safety blitz of the season. The large-scale unannounced safety blitz is an annual…
  • Michelin introduces new wide-base retread for refuse applications
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin has introduced a new X One XZUS+ Pre-Mold retread it says delivers 50% greater wear life, enhanced durability and scrub resistance for refuse operations compared to its previous XZUS retread. The retread features a special winged…
  • Wabco and Cummins ink air compressor deal
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Wabco and Cummins have entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressors for global markets. The compressors will be produced at the Wabco Compressor Manufacturing facility in Charleston, S.C. The business unit is owned…
  • Paccar Parts distribution centre opens in state of Washington
    RENTON, Wash. – A new 160,000 square-foot, $32 million Paccar Parts distribution facility, servicing dealers in Western Canada and North-western US, is now fully operational. “By investing in the latest technology and more than doubling the square footage, we are…

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