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April 22, 2018

Truck World 2018 in Photos

Truck World, Canada's national truck show, is held in Toronto on alternating years with Expocam in Montreal. The show is produced by Deutsche Messe and Newcom Media, publishers of Today's Trucking magazine. There were more than 500 exhibitors on hand. Attendance numbers were up on the first two days of the show compared to previous years, reflecting the bouyancy of the Canadian trucking industry. Jim Park was there and has these photos.

April 19, 2018

Pathways to Better Truck Data for Fleets

The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to a panel of industry experts speaking on data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Mississauga, Ontario.

April 2, 2018

Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Jumps 10.2%

Trucks moved freight valued at $60.6 billion between the U.S. and its North American neighbors Canada and Mexico in January, up 10.2% compared to January 2017, according to newly released Transportation Department figures.

March 16, 2018

Trucking’s Share of Cross Border Freight Value Declines

Trucking posted the biggest loss of the five major transportation modes when it came to the value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico last year, according to new Transportation Department figures.

January 31, 2018

Canada Senate: Country Not Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

As the U.S. government mulls guidelines for autonomous vehicles that often don’t consider heavy trucks, a Canadian government panel has concluded that our neighbor to the north is ill-prepared for the arrival of autonomous and connected vehicles.

January 25, 2018

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Posts 13th Straight Monthly Gain

An increase in the price of crude oil is largely responsible for another jump in the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its two North American Free Trade Agreement partners, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

January 10, 2018

Three Major Players in Canadian Transportation Announce Alliance

QSL, Groupe Robert, and Express Mondor have signed an agreement to create a heavy-hauling and oversized transportation consortium called Mondor-Watson.

January 10, 2018

Meritor Launches Authorized Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

Meritor has launched a North America Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.The program is being introduced to the Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year.

January 4, 2018

Trucking Helps U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Post 12th Straight Monthly Gain

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners posted its 12th consecutive year-over-year increase in October, according to newly released Transportation Department figures.

December 19, 2017

Canada Unveils Plan for its Own ELD Mandate

Canada’s federal government has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices in trucks, largely echoing rules that officially took hold in the U.S. on Dec. 18.

December 4, 2017

Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

November 27, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Posts 11th Straight Monthly Increase

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners increased for the 11th straight month during September, according to new Transportation Department figures, but it's the smallest gain since April.

October 25, 2017

Trucking Groups Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Support Trade

ORLANDO – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – American Trucking Associations, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which they see as a business driver.

October 25, 2017

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 10th Straight Month

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement Partners totaled $97.4 billion during August as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

October 23, 2017

Element Fleet Management Canada Names President

Element Fleet Management Canada has promoted its former chief commercial officer to the role of president.

October 4, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for Ninth Straight Month

Trucking along with the other four major freight modes moved more cargo by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in July when compared to a year ago, according to new Transportation Department figures.

September 8, 2017

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

August 24, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Increases for 8 Straight Months

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico increased in June for the eighth consecutive month, according to new Transportation Department figures, though the hike for trucking was less than most other modes.

August 15, 2017

Special Report: Canada's New Mandatory Driver Training Law

Canada has increased its mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training with mixed results so far.

August 9, 2017

PIT Group Assesses Real-World Platooning Operations

Canada's PIT engineering research group is overseeing a month-long series of truck platoon tests in order to evaluate how the new technology will perform in real-world fleet operations.

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