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  • Alberta’s NDP government addresses trucking issues at AMTA conference
    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, Brian Mason, and 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 $9.3…
  • 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…
  • Cooper adds to Roadmaster line with RM332 wide-base tire
    FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire and Rubber Company introduced the new RM332 WB heavy-duty wide-base tire, adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires. Designed for the steer axle in mixed service applications, the RM332 WB boasts a rib-type tread…
  • AT CAPACITY?
    Where does capacity sit right now, and where is it going?
  • All about DIP financing
    Debtor in Possession (DIP) financing describes the financing obtained by an insolvent debtor while that debtor is restructuring its business. The term DIP financing originated from the American practice in Chapter 11 proceedings under the US Bankruptcy Code. During a…
  • Titanium outsources North Bay shop
    NORTH BAY, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group announced it has outsourced its on-site North Bay mechanic shop to Lewis Motor Sales. The shop was acquired as part of Titanium’s acquisition of ProNorth Transportation. Lewis Motor Sales is a third-party franchise…
  • OPEC meeting freeze-a-thon ends up a fizzle-flop
    The OPEC-o-pods and Putinoids certainly huffed and puffed and had the Wall Street speculators reacting in confused anticipation of the outcome of the freeze-a-thon that ended up being fizzle-flop. When I was asked if I was surprised that the fretful…
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics now available with DriverTech DT4000
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — DriverTech and Cummins revealed today that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application will now be available to customers using DT4000 from DriverTech. The companies said that Connected Diagnostics enhances the DriverTech capability for customers with Cummins power by leveraging…
  • New solar panels keep transport refrigeration unit battery charged
    ATHENS, Ga. – In an effort to maintain peak performance of transport refrigeration unit batteries in a more environmentally sustainable way, Carrier Transicold has expanded its line of Thin Film Flexible Solar Panels to now offer 18.5 watt and 9.24…
  • Utility sells its 75,000th trailer at Glade Spring plant
    GLADE SPRING, Va. – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s Glade Spring, Va. manufacturing plant recently celebrated the sale of its 75,000th 4000D-X Composite dry van trailer. “This is a powerful testament to the character of our Glade Spring employees,” said Craig…
  • Stemco, Ridge Corp. come to terms to end trailer tail lawsuit
    LONGVIEW, Texas — Stemco has announced it reached a settlement with Ridge Corporation regarding alleged patent infringements involving ATDynamics’ trailer tail technology. Stemco now owns ATDynamics. The agreement between the two companies, the terms of which were not disclosed, allows…
  • Mitsubishi Fuso names new director of product management
    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Otto Schmid has made the move from Daimler AG to the position of director of product management with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. Schmid comes directly from his role as project lead at customer service for…
  • Wex to Integrate Fuel Data With ELDs
    Fuel-card provider Wex Inc. announced that it plans to help fleets better manage purchases by combining its fuel data with telematics data from electronic logging devices.
  • Caterpillar to Close Five Plants, Cut 820 Jobs
    Caterpillar has announced the planned closing of five plants and the elimination of about 820 jobs as part of its ongoing restructuring in response to "tough market conditions."
  • TruStar Energy Opens CNG Station Along I-75 in Florida
    TruStar Energy has opened a company-owned public compressed natural gas fueling station in Fort Myers, Florida, as a midpoint between Tampa and Fort Lauderdale for fleets traveling the Interstate 75 corridor.
  • ArcBest First Quarter Loss Widens
    ArcBest Corp.'s first quarter loss widened to $6.1 million, or 24 cents per share, hurt by rising costs and reduced revenue at its less-than-truckload unit and weaker results at its logistics business.
  • Amazon Profit Tops Estimates as Fast Delivery Fuels Growth
    Amazon.com Inc.'s sales and profit topped estimates on robust demand for quick-turnaround delivery, cloud services and gadgets such as the Kindle and Echo, adding to evidence the e-commerce giant can make money even as it invests heavily in future hardware, software and entertainment.
  • Descartes Acquires German Software Provider
    Canadian technology provider Descartes Systems Group has acquired German firm pixi* Software GmbH for $10.4 million to expand in the European order fulfillment and warehouse management markets.
  • Roadrunner Adds Outbound Vancouver Services
    Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced it has added outbound less-than-truckload service from Vancouver, British Columbia, in response to growing trade moving through the region.
  • Consumer Sentiment Declines to Seven-Month Low in April
    Consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in April as Americans' expectations about economic growth dropped to the lowest point since September 2014.
  • Paccar Opens New Parts Distribution Center in Washington
    Paccar Parts, a unit of Paccar Inc., said it opened a new 160,000 square-foot parts distribution center in Renton, Washington, that is almost three times the capacity of its predecessor built in 1973. It will service dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.
  • Spending Rises Less Than Forecast as Americans Boost Savings
    Consumer spending rose less than forecast in March, wrapping up the weakest quarter in a year for the biggest part of the U.S. economy even as incomes accelerated.
  • UPS First-Quarter Results Improve, But Company Might Face $3.5 Billion Pension Charge
    Parcel and logistics company UPS Inc. posted first-quarter increases in revenue and net income despite the mixed economic situation - nationally and internationally - and also acknowledged it might have to take a charge against earnings of about $3.5 billion related to a pension issue.

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