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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.

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NAFTA No More: Here comes the USMCA

October 1, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Negotiators from Canada and the U.S. have found common ground for a new trade deal, just ahead of a U.S.-imposed deadline, establishing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Details of the proposed replacement for NAFTA began to emerge late […]

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Kenworth GM discusses market, tariffs and trade

September 28, 2018 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier continues to be impressed by market fundamentals that are driving truck sales. Current forecasts for 2018 Class 8 truck sales in Canada and the U.S. sit close to 285,000 units, and […]

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The business of clean air continues to grow

September 24, 2018 by John Smith

HANNOVER, Germany – Discussions about emissions standards are often anchored around the rules that govern trucks in North America and Europe, but John Wehrenberg knows the business opportunities don’t end there. The Tenneco executive points to India’s plans for the […]

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‘It’s the dream job,’ says Mack’s top dog

August 21, 2018 by John Smith

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Martin Weissburg has not been the top dog at Mack Trucks for very long. He was named president June 1, succeeding Dennis Slagle who had been in the role since 2008. But Volvo Group’s senior-most executive in North America is no stranger to boardroom tables in the trucking industry.

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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.

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Trump, Tariffs and Trucks: A trade war is bad for trucking

June 8, 2018 by John Smith

Apparently Americans see Canada as a security threat. It was surprising news, but there was U.S. President Donald Trump, invoking the role of national security when imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” […]

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Washington shelves border tax plan

July 28, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government has shelved proposals for a border tax that would have been tacked on imports.

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Retreaders see threat in Chinese-made tires

May 3, 2017 by John Smith

FALLS CHURCH, VA – A U.S. International Trade Commission decision not to enact tariffs on Chinese truck and bus tires is threatening jobs in the U.S. retreading industry, the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau says.

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Congressman wants Mexican trucks barred

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A letter sent from U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and 77 other lawmakers, calls for the Obama administration to start the process of removing cross-border trucking provisions with Mexico from the North American Free Trade Agreement.