Today's Trucking

Equipment manufacturers grapple with ‘new normal’ in trade

October 23, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Rona Ambrose didn’t have many comforting words for members of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA). Offering a keynote address during the association’s annual meeting, the advisor in recent NAFTA negotiations promised more trade uncertainty to come.


Trucking, shipping groups dig into USMCA changes

October 3, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Whether you call it USMCA or the unofficial brand of NAFTA 2.0, North America’s new trade agreement is being greeted with a sigh of relief by transportation industry lobbyists and analysts alike.


Testing our Metal: Tariffs hit Canada’s trailer makers, upfitters hard

August 17, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Falcon Equipment had eight to nine months of trailer orders on the books as a July 1 deadline for steel and aluminum tariffs approached. The B.C.-based manufacturer waited as long as it could. But eventually there was no choice.


Switchin’ to Glide: Registering glider kits could be a problem

August 14, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — There are hundreds if not thousands of trucks rumbling across this land that aren’t really trucks at all. They are legally defined as “an assemblage of parts” that someone has bolted together and turned into a truck. Otherwise known as glider kits, these vehicles create headaches for regulators — and some may soon cause their owners a little grief as well.


CTEA conference looks to the future

September 13, 2017 by elizabeth

WINDOSR, ON – From the future of carbon pricing to the latest in trailer manufacturing, the 2017 Canadian Transportation Equipment Association’s (CTEA) annual conference and trade fair is looking forward with optimism.
Called “Up the Ante: Innovate!,” the 54th annual manufacturers conference is being held at Caesar’s Windsor Oct. 23-25, and is being billed as a place for members, vocational truck manufacturers, their dealers, suppliers, and service providers to network.


Work Truck Industry Association Opens Canadian Office

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry will be opening of its first Canadian office in Ottawa, ON.