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Navistar Trims Losses, Expects Profitable 2016

December 17, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL – The truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International managed to cut back on its losses in its most recent fiscal quarter while they were down significantly for the 2015 fiscal year, both ending on Oct 31.

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U.S. Truckers Get FMCSA Wish, 33-Foot Twins Turned Back

December 17, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A provision many in trucking wanted to make it harder for U.S. regulators to limit interstate truck drivers hours behind the wheel was included in legislation that’s expected to be passed by Congress but calls for allowing longer trailers failed to make it in the measure.

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Teletrac, MeLeod Software Extend Partnership

December 17, 2015 by sehui

GARDEN GROVE, CA – A telematics provider and a trucking software company have extended their partnership into a new realm. By connecting the Teletrac Fleet Director Hours of Service (HOS) platform with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster, which manages transportation dispatching and accounting, fleet managers can quickly review drivers’ HOS statuses and create U.S.-compliant loads assignments, according to an announcement.

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Any Prospective Drivers Among The Newly Arrived Refugees?

December 16, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON — Trucking HR Canada has unveiled a series of free resources for fleets looking to employ newcomers to Canada such as Syrian refugees.

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1,500 Navistar Trucks in Canada Recalled

December 16, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Nearly 1,500 Navistar International model trucks in Canada are among 16,500 that are being recalled here and in the U.S.

The bulk are ProStar models, but the recall also includes the DuraStar, WorkStar, TransStar and LoneStar models, all from the 2012-2013 model year.

The move follows an investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the trucks may have accelerator pedals that do not fully return to the closed throttle position, resulting in engines idling at slightly higher RPMs, which can keep the engine brake from engaging.

The investigation was opened following complaints from truck owners. Navistar identified 1,233 warranty clams related to accelerator pedal issues, with 70.3 percent of these claims on manual transmission vehicles.

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Trucking in Canada a Breeze Compared to Mexico

December 16, 2015 by sehui

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO — You might think that trucking in Canada is overregulated, but Mexican fleets might envy you, because the lack of regulation way to the south creates economic chaos in the country, according to what we heard at a press event organized by Daimler Trucks North America in Puerto Vallarta.

Daimler invited three fleet executives to take part in a discussion panel where all questions were welcomed and candidly answered.

The age of the fleets, unfair and illegal competition, diesel black market, waiting times and lack of good infrastructures are among the main problems according to panelists.

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New Truck Oil Classification Education Campaign Begins

December 16, 2015 by sehui

SAN RAMON, CA — Late last week the ASTM International’s Automotive Lubricants Subcommittee approved the new Proposed Category 11 (API CK-4 and API FA-4) specifications for the next generation of heavy duty diesel engine oils to be licensed on Dec. 1, 2016. To help prepare the industry for the change, the Chevron Lubricants, launched its PC-11 public education campaign dedicated to building awareness and clarity around PC-11, including to explain what the new oil classification category means to truck owners.

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Atlantic Truckers Honor Award Recipients at Annual Banquet

December 16, 2015 by sehui

DIEPPE, NB – Members and directors of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) recently came together for their annual banquet to honor five individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada.

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Preventive Maintenance Key to Better Truck Fuel Economy

December 16, 2015 by sehui

NEW YORK, NY — Fleets need to maintain their vehicles to ensure safe and reliable performance, avoid costly breakdowns, and allow the vehicles to reach their maximum useful life. However, even a vehicle that is running safely and reliably can achieve fuel economy savings thanks to additional or better-optimized maintenance.

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Titanium Getting More New Rigs as Part of Growth Strategy

December 16, 2015 by sehui

WOODBRIDGE, ON — Titanium Transportation Group Inc. continues taking delivery of new trucks as part of a plan to increase its business.

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Diesel Prices Continue Falling, Lowest in Many Years

December 15, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the price of oil keeps falling, diesel costs in both Canada and the U.S. moved down for the fifth straight week, hitting their lowest levels in several years.

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Final Surge at Ports Before St. Lawrence Seaway Season Ends

December 15, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON — Trucks serving ports and related facilities along the Great Lakes Seaway system are no doubt staying busy with new figures showing number of vessels currently there exceeds the five-year average as ships deliver much-needed supplies and make a final push to export grain from Thunder Bay and other Ontario ports before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes on Dec. 30.

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Trimac Purchases Assets of Small Quebec Fleet

December 15, 2015 by sehui

CALGARY, AB – Bulk trucking services provider Trimac Transportation Ltd. is increasing its operation in a target market with the purchase of assets of from one small fleet.

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Fleet Maintenance Summit Returns to Truck World 2016

December 15, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — Newcom Business Media Inc., publisher of Today’s Trucking, Truck News and Motortruck Fleet Maintenance magazines, has announced the relaunch of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) at Truck World next year.

In conjunction with the trucking technology testing organization, PIT Group, Newcom will bring together the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) for the first industry-wide supported CFMS to be held at Truck World, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

Merging with the previous PIT Conference, this partnership will bring together the best expertise to ensure a successful CFMS, according to Newcom.

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Maxim Truck and Trailer Adds Trout River to Lineup

December 14, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB — Maxim Truck and Trailer is continuing with an expansion of its business and is now a dealership for the live bottom trailer manufacturer Trout River Industries.