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Peterbilt Truck Plant Celebrating 35 Years

December 22, 2015 by sehui

DENTON, TX – Thirty five years after the first truck rolled off the assembly line at Peterbilt’s Denton, TX manufacturing plant, the facility has produced nearly half a million trucks, and that’s a cause for a celebration by the company.

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OTA’s Next Generation Certificate Program Returning

December 22, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – A program designed as an intensive leadership development initiative for the trucking industry’s future leaders has been a big hit, according to organizers and is returning next year.

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Big Rig Orders Drop as Trailers Continue Soaring

December 22, 2015 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN – Final numbers for November show orders for new big rigs in North America are down dramatically from earlier in the year while the medium duty market continues to see improvements along with the trailer market.

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Transcourt Adds to Team, Holds Series of Customer Events

December 21, 2015 by sehui

OAKVILLE, ON — Transcourt Tank Leasing has announced the appointment of its vice president for business development in Western Canada while it has been embarking various customer appreciation events throughout Canada.

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‘Tis the Season for Cargo Thefts, How You Can Prevent Them

December 21, 2015 by sehui

AUSTIN, TX and JERSEY CITY, NJ — Don’t let stolen freight ruin your holiday. This year, both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occur on a Friday, creating two separate three-day weekends, leaving more opportunity for shipments to be left unattended or parked in unsecured locations for extended periods of time.

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Container Ship Begins New Regular Service at Montreal Port

December 21, 2015 by sehui

MONTREAL, QC – The Port of Montreal last week welcomed the addition of another cargo container ship to its regular, weekly schedule and it’s a big one.

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Stemco Reaches Agreement With Goodyear

December 21, 2015 by sehui

LONGVIEW, TX — Stemco has officially reached a trademark license agreement (TMLA) with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co following its recent acquisition of the manufacturer of Goodyear Air Springs.

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U.S. Carrier Safety Fitness Regulations Expected Soon

December 21, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers operating south of the border is expected to be published by Dec. 29, according to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Details Released on BC Tunnel Replacement Toll Bridge

December 18, 2015 by sehui

VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has released design and cost details for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project that will result in a new 10-lane bridge built over the Fraser River at Highway 99.

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U.S. Launches New Trucking Registration System

December 18, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched a new online registration process that truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities use as new applicants for USSDOT registration.

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CTA, OTA Advising of Important Approaching Border Deadlines

December 18, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) are reminding truckers to keep in mind there are some important dates regarding upcoming border and customs compliance deadlines.

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OOIDA Slams U.S. ELD Mandate, Files Lawsuit

December 18, 2015 by sehui

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Just mere days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled regulations that will take effect in two years requiring most U.S. truckers to use electronic logging devices (ELD) the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit to stop the requirement.

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Andy Transport Buys Matrec Terminal

December 17, 2015 by sehui

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QC — The trucking and logistics provider Andy Transport has added to its size by purchasing a new terminal. It has acquired Matrec’s terminal, located at 4 chemin du Tremblay in Boucherville.

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EBI Opens Another Quebec CNG Station

December 17, 2015 by sehui

JOLIETTE, QC — EBI has opened its fourth compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Quebec. Located in Joliette, in the Lanaudière region, on highway 158 and close to Highway 31, its next to Techno Diesel, the largest service center for trucks and trailers in the area, according to the company.

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Mullen Cuts Spending Budget for Next Year

December 17, 2015 by sehui

OKOTOKS, AB – The board of the trucking and logistics and oilfield services provider Mullen Group Ltd. has slashed the company capital spending budget for next year, due in large part to the steep decline in oil and gas prices and activity.