NACV Show is growing, coming to Atlanta October 28-31

ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) is growing. The biennial B2B trucking industry trade show that focuses on the needs of fleet owners, managers and decision makers, announced today that all of the major Class 8 truck manufacturers will return to the NACV Show 2019. Industry leaders returning to display […]

Mission Critical Electronics buys Xantrex

BURNABY, B.C. – Xantrex, a B.C.-based company that provides onboard AC power technologies, has been purchased by Mission Critical Electronics (MCE). Xantrex was previously a part of the solar activity of Schneider Electric. “We are delighted to have Xantrex join MCE,” said Kevin Moschetti, chief executive officer of Mission Critical Electronics. “Xantrex’s products are high […]

Registration for Nikola World opens today

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Nikola World will take over the WestWorld complex in Scottsdale, Arizona for two days on April 16-17, 2019. The event is said to be one to remember with product unveilings, interactive experiences, live music, food and drinks, and more. Nikola customers, investors, suppliers and media are invited to participate in the private […]

SM Freight goes the extra mile

BLENHEIM, Ont. — If there’s one thing Steve Hibbert believes in, it’s treating his employees and customers like gold. SM Freight was founded at the turn of the millennium by a local Blenheim, Ont., resident. By 2007, he sold the company consisting of close to 30 trucks to Hibbert. “When we purchased it, it was just […]

The road ahead – Truck News

WINNIPEG, Man. – Truckers have a new tool at their disposal to see weather and resulting road conditions thanks to Winnipeg-based company Weatherlogics. Launched by a meteorologist and scientist with a passion for weather, the company has introduced Road Weatherlogics, an app designed specifically for the transportation industry. The company released the platform last year, […]

Daimler continues growth in Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new president of the Republic and we are going to start a new stage,” said Flavio […]

Revamped Bill 148 should balance economy and wages

Within minutes of his election as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds of members spread across the province, is looking forward to a new lens applied to […]

Communication the biggest barrier drivers face

I did something at the end of October I haven’t done for a very long time – I attended a trucking symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), it brought together drivers and staff from operations, safety, and the executive suite in the same room. I came away from the day’s meeting […]

OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

TORONTO, Ont. —  The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ontario Government outlined opportunities to reduce emissions from the trucking sector while […]

Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and restricting commercial trucks from the left hand lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla – […]