12 Aug

Connectivity key to providing more intelligent business insights: Michelin

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin senior vice-president of services and solutions Ralph Dimenna gave a keynote presentation at the virtual Internet of Things World conference Aug. 11, outlining how connectivity is enabling the company to deliver value to customers that reaches far beyond tires. As an example, he cited the company’s Memos Evolution 4 mining application, […]

12 Aug

Saskatchewan and Alberta trucking associations partner on training

CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) have entered into a partnership to harmonize training programs for their members. Under the agreement, the AMTA is customizing courses for delivery to Saskatchewan’s commercial transportation industry. The AMTA, working with STA, has adapted instructional materials and assessments to align with […]

12 Aug

Roadcheck inspection blitz rescheduled, with special focus on driver requirements

GREENBELT, Md. – Covid-19 may have delayed the annual Roadcheck truck inspection blitz, but it wasn’t completely sidelined. New dates have been established. Roadcheck is now set to occur from Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says. The 72-hour event involves inspectors from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, measuring equipment condition against the […]

11 Aug

First State of Sustainable Fleets report highlights efforts to reduce emissions

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Ninety-eight per cent of fleets that have made an investment in sustainable transportation are planning to continue or increase their investments in green technologies, according to the first State of Sustainable Fleets report. The report was authored by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA) and sponsored by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), […]

11 Aug

U.S. groups call for probe into Mexican trucking industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and Teamsters want to know whether the U.S. trucking industry is harmed by an increase in cross-border trucking services provided by Mexican suppliers. They are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to investigate the matter under provisions of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which went into […]

11 Aug

New truck staging site opens in Delta

DELTA, B.C. — A new truck staging facility has opened in Delta, B.C., making room for up to 140 vehicles. This will help to address long-standing road safety concerns in the Delta community where port-destined container truck queues reach more than 15 trucks along the Roberts Bank causeway, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said. The […]

11 Aug

Keystone Western acquires Darcol

WINNIPEG, Man. – Keystone Western has acquired Darcol International, a transportation company based in Winnipeg. “This acquisition adds capacity that will allow both organizations to leverage their industry expertise in order to enhance the unique service offerings of both Keystone Western and Darcol,” The company said. The acquisition also builds on Keystone Western’s strategy of […]

11 Aug

Ritchie Bros. appoints a chief strategy officer

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has named Kevin Geisner chief strategy officer. In this new role, Geisner will have responsibility for driving the company’s overall corporate strategy, including mergers and acquisitions, Ritchie Bros. said. He will also serve as a member of the executive committee and report to CEO Ann Fandozzi. “Kevin has the […]

11 Aug

Used truck values down but moderating: Ritchie Bros.

TORONTO, Ont. – Ritchie Bros. continues to report weaker used truck and heavy equipment prices in Canada compared to last year, but the declines are easing. “Used equipment values in general continue to be lower compared with the same time period last year for the U.S. and Canada, however, the rates of decline continue to […]

11 Aug

Navistar makes strategic appointments

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International has announced a series of new executive appointments. The company has named Friedrich Baumann president of sales, marketing and aftersales. Baumann will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as liaison with Navistar’s alliance partner, Traton Group, the company said Tuesday. […]