WOODSTOCK, ON — One of Ontario’s most venerable truck dealerships is mating with a Prince Edward Island-based unsung manufacturing success story.
MONTREAL – – The Habs are not the only Montrealers celebrating these days. The people who organized ExpoCam, which ran from April 16 to 18 at Place Bonaventure, have just now reported the results of the show and they couldn’t be happier. “Another successful ExpoCam is in the books,” says Joe Glionna, Vice President and General Manager of Newcom Business Media, which owns ExpoCam. (Newcom also publishes Today’s Trucking, Transport Routier, Truck News, Truck West, Fleet Executive and their attendant websites.)
Official ExpoCam attendance clocked in at 14, 813.
“We saw exhibitors invest a lot more in their booths with some terrific displays, cocktail receptions, and special guests,” Glionna says.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s truckers are more competitive than they used to be, the regulatory environment has been tweaked in their favor recently and the association representing them-the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)-is bubbling with new members. 37 in fact. Membership is the highest it has been in 20 years.
There remain lots of issues to tackle, MTA President Greg Arndt told members in his opening remarks to the 2015 Annual General Meeting held in the Hotel Fort Garry here Friday, but he said he is optimistic his second year will continue with the same momentum.
“Over the course of the past year, we saw many positive regulatory changes for our industry, all of which the Manitoba Trucking Association has been advocating for on behalf of our industry for a significant period of time.
KINGSTON, ON– Tallman Truck Centre has rebranded as Tallman Group. The new name brings with it a new logo, motto and website that the company brass says reflects Tallman’s rapid growth and variety of services..
LOUISVILLE, KY — Eaton has added new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. Eaton says the new technology improves fuel consumption by up to one percent.
LOUISVILLE– Power management company Eaton has expanded its lineup of Fuller Advantage Series transmissions to deliver weight savings and fuel efficiency improvements available on nine new models.
LOUISVILLE, KY – The aluminum wheel company Alcoa Wheels told reporters at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) that if a trucker wanted, he could save 2,500 lbs on a single truck by switching to existing aluminum components.
TORONTO — Truck drivers think that many shipping facilities need to turn drivers around faster and remove waste from the system. They also prefer shippers who provide discrimination-free and harassment-free work environments.
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that Brian Shantz has been named General Manager, Canadian Operations, effective immediately. Shantz began his career with MFTA in 1999 as the Director, Sales for then new MFTA subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Canada (MFTC).
TORONTO – Canada Cartage might be facing a $100-million class-action suit, but the 101-year-old carrier is ready, if the case ever gets to court.
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NEENAH, WI- Three U.S. regulatory updates you need to know about if you’re going to head south.
LISLE, IL-On February 4, the $2.4-billion Navistar, which makes Internationals, welcomed hundreds of analysts and journalists to the company’s Lisle, IL., headquarters to unveil, in a day-long parade of executives, technology and flashy show-and-tell sessions, plans to shake off the past.
The Analysts’ day delivered macro- and micro views of the huge operation, ranging from its test-and-design facilities to its corporate restructuring, which over the past two years has seen, according to Navistar’s Senior VP and Chief Procurement Officer Persio Lisboa, divestment of non-core operations; elimination of surplus capacity; a reduction in fixed costs, and an “optimization of supply-base footprints.”
Also, about halfway through the day, Navistar’s Vice President and General Manager Carl Webb described the company’s plans to sell 5,000 more DuraStars in 2015 than 2014.