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Some Fleets Could Get Millions for New Trucks, Alt. Fuels

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Trucking companies in the U.S. could get hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks in 2015 for everything from buying new trucks to using alternative fuels such as natural gas.

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Extended trailers now allowed in Western Canada

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WINNIPEG, MB -Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has signed a Western Memorandum of Understanding on Rocky Mountain Doubles and is ready to proceed with implementation.

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Will Hogtown Traffic Get Less Congested?

December 4, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO- Newly-elected Toronto Mayor John Tory has six changes that he claims will ease up Big Smoke’s gridlock, according to reports.

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Class 8 Truck Orders Hit Fifth Best Month Ever This Nov.

December 3, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers ordered 583,200 Class 5 -to-8 vehicles over the past 12 months, making the past 12-month period the strongest since December 2006, according to industry data.

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Will You Be Among Canada’s Top Fleets to Work for in 2015?

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada is now accepting applications for the 2nd-annual Top Fleet Employers program, recognizing fleets with the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry.

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Used Truck Market Makes Few Gains in October

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers bought about the same number of used trucks in October as they had in September, according to ACT Research. Class 8 used truck sales rose one percent in October compared to September 2014.

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Maritime Truckers Fear New Ferry Will Leave Them Behind

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

SAINT JOHN, N.B.- Truckers in Atlantic Canada are concerned the replacement ferry on the Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia route won’t be able to handle commercial traffic on the route.

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Truckers Buckle Up for Busy Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Canadian truckers might want to get ready for a busy holiday season this winter because more folks in Western Canada plan to buy their gifts online, a new poll shows.

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NAFTA Freight Jumps Another 8.2%

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Truckers hauled 8.2 percent more freight between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in September 2014 than in September 2013, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

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Toronto’s Plan for Narrower Lanes May Be Risky: OTA

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO – The City of Toronto is considering narrowing some street lanes to slow down drivers and make the streets safer, but the Ontario Trucking association cautions that reducing lane width might increase the risk of collisions.

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Mullen’s Second-Biggest Deal: $172M to Buy Gardewine

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

OKOTOKS, AB- Alberta-based trucking company Mullen Group Ltd. said it’ll pay $172 million cash to buy Winnipeg-based transport company Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.

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Peterbilt Gets Third Manitoba Location

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

SPRINGFIELD, MB – Peterbilt Manitoba has expanded its network by opening Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility located in Springfield, Manitoba.

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Shell Fleet Tests New Experimental Engine Oil

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Shell is testing an experimental new engine oil in a fleet of test trucks with the goal of improving efficiency and fuel economy.

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Alberta Carrier Fined $85K for Oversized Load

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT MCMURRAY, AB – A company that transports oilfield equipment in Western Canada has been fined over $85,000 for hauling an overweight load on Highway 63.

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Cargo Securement Violations

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Knowing what roadside inspectors are finding can help tighten up your operation, and save you fines and points.