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  • MTA building getting a facelift
    Association will move to temporary location
  • OTA gives update on New York Supreme Court ruling
    TORONTO, Ont. — In late January, New York State’s Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the highway-use registration and decal fees imposed on all trucks that operate in the New York State. The rule was the resolution to  a class action suit…
  • TransForce to focus on share buyback rather than acquisitions: Bedard
    MONTREAL, Que. — Don’t expect any major acquisitions from TransForce during the first half of 2016. Alain Bedard, chairman and CEO of Canada’s largest trucking firm, says buying back TransForce shares is the best deal going. Addressing analysts and business…
  • OTA allied trades modernizes its event sponsorship program
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has listened to its allied trade partners and has made it ‘super easy’ for them to plan and budget for OTA networking opportunities, while bettering relationships between carriers and allied…
  • Navistar hands out Diamond Supplier Awards
    LISLE, Ill. – Thirty-three suppliers were honoured by Navistar with its Diamond Supplier Award this week, which the company hands out on an annual basis. “We strive to create products that have excellent quality and uptime,” said David McKean, vice-president,…
  • Could trucking costs decrease by a buck a mile by 2030? FTR thinks so
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — On the same day Google made news for patenting a driverless delivery truck, industry forecaster FTR predicted trucking costs could decrease as much as a dollar per mile within the next 15 years. Speaking on a Webinar…
  • Ability to adapt rapidly helps TransForce grow revenues
    MONTREAL, Que. — Having sold off its waste management business and shuttered its US oil rig moving business, TransForce on Thursday reported increased revenue for the fourth quarter and full year in 2015. Revenue from continuing operations climbed 23% in…
  • Safety record a bright spot for Mullen in 2015
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Last year was one to forget for trucking companies serving the oil patch and 2016 is looking equally tenuous, but if there was a bright spot for Mullen Group it was the performance of its trucking/logistics companies,…
  • Daimler opens new parts distribution center in Dallas
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America has opened a new parts distribution center in Dallas, Texas. Daimler said the new facility, which was announced Feb. 11 through its associated brands – Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner…
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces its Sprinter Worker model
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced the new Worker model, adding to the company’s Sprinter series. “We are pleased to announce the new Sprinter Worker model, which is every bit as capable as the rest of our Sprinter lineup…
  • Green Truck Summit names keynote speaker
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Deputy assistant secretary for transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Reuben Sarkar has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Green Truck Summit. The event will run in conjunction with the Work…
  • Fleet Safety Council – Ottawa Chapter to hold meeting on wheel-off prevention
    OTTAWA, Ont. – A special wheel-off presentation session is taking place in early March courtesy of the Ottawa Fleet Safety Council Chapter. The presentation invites members of the transportation industry to join the meeting where they can gain valuable knowledge…
  • Oil and gas sector “a mess”: Mullen
    Mullen Group profits declined nearly 86% in 2015, but it grew trucking/logistics revenue
  • Women In Trucking Association teams up with MindShare Strategies
    CHICAGO, Ill. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) board of directors met recently to set goals for 2016 and it was decided that MindShare Strategies was to be WIT’s new association management firm. According to WIT, the group will…
  • Now is the time to do a management buyout
    In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays a gifted and dedicated teacher in a school with a long and distinguished tradition. In one scene, he takes his class of boys down to the school entrance hall, which is decorated with…
  • Newcom, JGK Media partner to bring South Asian community to Truck World
    TORONTO, Ont. — Newcom Business Media and JGK Media are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at bringing members of the South Asian community to this year’s Truck World show that is set for April 12-14 at the International…
  • VersaCold buys cross-border trucking firm
    TORONTO, Ont. — VersaCold Logistic Services has announced its acquisition of the assets of cross-border carrier Gary Heer Transport. The move marks VersaCold’s entry into the US cross-border transportation segment. The company will launch its new subsidiary VersaCold North America…
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics now available with Geotab
    TORONTO, Ont. –Geotab and Cummins announced today that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab’s fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers  to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment…
  • InGauge answers the age-old question: Where do I focus?
    If you’re like most entrepreneurs there are situations that you will find yourself in that eat up a lot of your time and lead you to ask yourself, what has this got to do with trucking? These are the distractions…
  • Utility launches new merchandise Web site
    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company today announced the launch of its new online store, UT Gear. The new site will allow customers and dealers to access custom ordering and promotional items. “Our new online store enables…

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