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Nikola’s hydrogen-electric trucks rolling closer to reality

April 17, 2019 by John Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nikola CEO Trevor Milton brought his dream of a hydrogen-electric truck one step closer to the marketplace on Tuesday, in a showcase that included looks at the Nikola Two destined for North America and Nikola Tre for Europe.

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UPDATED: Diesel prices rise, carbon tax questions remain

March 28, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Federal carbon taxes were tacked onto fuel prices in four provinces April 1 – and they came with the threat of a $2,000 fine for affected carriers who failed to register with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Ontario’s mandatory driver training continues to evolve

February 28, 2019 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – About 10,500 would-be truck drivers have passed through Ontario’s mandatory entry-level training (MELT) program, but the province’s transportation ministry is still learning lessons along the way.

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International unveils CV work trucks

November 7, 2018 by John Smith

CHICAGO, Ill. – It seems somewhat appropriate to give a series of work trucks its own CV. Sure, the letters can stand for curriculum vitae – the document most of us refer to as a resume – but International Truck has taken that a step further by stamping the letters onto its new CV Series of Class 4 and 5 vehicles.

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NAFTA No More: Here comes the USMCA

October 1, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Negotiators from Canada and the U.S. have found common ground for a new trade deal, just ahead of a U.S.-imposed deadline, establishing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Details of the proposed replacement for NAFTA began to emerge late […]

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Shock Gap: Reefer techs can lack the training to stay safe

March 21, 2018 by John Smith

GUELPH, Ont. — Modern reefer units are clearly more efficient than their belt-driven predecessors. Compressors and electric motors have combined into single units, and there are no alternators to be found. Noise has dropped; reliability has improved.

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New transportation Minister in Ontario

January 17, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON –  Ontario is getting a new Minister of Transportation.

In a cabinet shuffle happening today, Premier Kathleen Wynne is moving Minister Steven Del Duca from the transportation portfolio to Economic Development, and has tapped Minister Kathryn McGarry to replace him.