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Trailer Wizards Goes into “Overdrive” for Trucking Charity

January 8, 2016 by sehui

MISSISSAUGA, ON – One of Canada’s leading trailer rental and leasing companies, Trailer Wizards, is expanding its partnership with the trucking industry non-profit Trucks For Change Network (T4C), becoming its first ever “Overdrive Partner”.

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Tallman Group Acquires Lease Portfolio

January 8, 2016 by sehui

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Tallman Group on Thursday said it completed its purchase of certain full service lease truck assets from Tandet NationaLease on the final day of 2015.

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Kenworth Hits Milestone at Canadian Plant

January 8, 2016 by sehui

STE-THERESE, QC — A Kenworth truck was recently recognized as the historic 150,000th truck produced at the company’s factory in Ste-Therese, Quebec.

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Mack Trucks Gives OK for Renewable Diesel in Engines

January 7, 2016 by sehui

GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines following what it describes as “extensive truck and engine testing.”

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Semi-Sweet ’16: What 2016 Holds for the Trucking Economy of Canada

January 7, 2016 by sehui

“It looks like Ontario and B.C. will be the growth leaders for Canada,” Scotiabank’s Chief Economist Warren Jestin told Today’s Trucking in early December, adding “although it’s not a hard race to win.”

A few weeks earlier, Jestin gave the Toronto Trucking Association (TTA) his outlook for 2016 and it was laced with the same tepid enthusiasm.

Jestin’s counterparts at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) agree.

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BC Truckers Warned of Limited Ferry Service

January 6, 2016 by sehui

VICTORIA, BC – British Columbia Ferry Services is advising truck drivers to take the Horseshoe Bay to Nanimio Ferry if they are traveling to Powell River, due to limited space on the Earls Cove Ferry to Powell River, according to the British Columbia Trucking Association.

The reason is the temporary removal of one vessel from service on the Comox-Powell River route to repair a propeller hub while another ferry will operate on a modified schedule now through Feb. 1.

According to Global News, this is the third time in a year the Queen of Burnaby has been pulled from service for repairs, frustrating Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa, especially for those who depend of the ferry for business purposes.

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Ticket Rates Spike During Operation Safe Driver

January 6, 2016 by sehui

GREENBELT, MD – Commercial vehicle safety enforcement officers in Canada and the U.S. made far less contacts with drivers along with conducting fewer inspections during a week-long blitz late last year compared to 2014, according to newly released figures, but the percentage of citations and warnings handed out increased in three key areas.

That’s according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and just released numbers it published regarding Operation Safe Driver, a seven-day enforcement and awareness campaign conducted on Oct. 18-24, 2015 aimed at truck and bus drivers along with four-wheelers.

Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers while 19,480 North American standard roadside inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified authorities on commercial drivers and vehicles.

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U.S. to Study Flexible Sleeper Berth Rules for Truckers

January 6, 2016 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to spend US$2.5 million to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow long-haul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods.

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Diesel Still Getting Cheaper, Gasoline Higher Than in 2015

January 6, 2016 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Diesel prices started out the New Year continuing their downward trend in both Canada and the U.S. while gasoline is actually up over the past year here at home.

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December Truck Orders Post Strong Rebound

January 6, 2016 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Two new and separate preliminary reports show truck orders spiked in the final month of 2015 following a disappointing November.

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New Intermodal Service from U.S. to Canada Launched

January 5, 2016 by sehui

ATLANTA, GA — Infinity Transportation Logistics LLC (ITL) recently added to its service offerings, providing expedited temperature-controlled domestic intermodal service to Toronto and Miami, FL from Washington State and Oregon.

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Gordie Howe Bridge Costs Skyrocket

January 5, 2016 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON – It’s going to cost more…correction…it’s going to cost a whole lot more to build a new bridge connecting Canada and the U.S.

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What Drives You in Trucking?

January 5, 2016 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – One of the largest trucking companies in Canada is calling on transportation industry professionals from across North America to share what motivates them.

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Brantford Puts Brakes on Big Rigs Along Lorne Bridge

January 4, 2016 by sehui

BRANTFORD, ON — The City of Brantford, ON has approved a by-law limiting gross vehicle weights for five months out of the year along one span.

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PMTC Seminar to Discuss CVOR Program, Cargo Security

January 4, 2016 by sehui

OAKVILLE, ON – As part of its continuing effort to offer more educational seminars the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) announced its next event will held on Jan. 13 in Toronto from 9 a.m. to noon.