12 Aug

Truck arrivals fall 4% during Aug. 3-9

OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering the country dropped 4% to 103,470 during the week of Aug. 3-9, from 108,087 in the comparable period last year, the Canada Border Services Agency said Wednesday. It is the fifth consecutive drop since the week of June 29 -July 5 when truck arrivals returned to […]

12 Aug

Kenworth makes last K500 cabover

RENTON, Wash. – The last Kenworth K500 cabover rolled off the assembly line in Renton, Wash., on Wednesday, bringing an end to the production of the model after 14 years. The vehicle will be used in a gold mining operation in Angola, the company said. The K500 was one of Kenworth’s premier models, popular primarily […]

12 Aug

Covid-19 text scam targets cross-border truck drivers

TORONTO, Ont. – There’s no need for healthy border-crossing truck drivers to quarantine themselves for 14 days after returning to Canada – despite what any text messages might suggest. Canada Border Services Agency is warning about a fake text message that appears to be coming from the Government of Canada and demanding the self-quarantine measures. […]

12 Aug

Anheuser-Busch adopting renewable natural gas to further reduce emissions

ST. LOUIS, Mo – Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks, representing about 30% of its dedicated fleet, to renewable natural gas (RNG). It has already converted some 160 diesel-fueled trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG), but the brewer is looking to further reduce emissions by fueling with cleaner-burning RNG. “We are incredibly fortunate to […]

12 Aug

Navistar re-ups with Cummins

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins and Navistar International have extended a long-term supply deal through the next two emissions cycles. Navistar has named Cummins its preferred supplier of medium-duty and heavy-duty big bore engines for International trucks in the U.S. and Canada. “We’re excited to deepen what is an already strong partnership with Navistar, spanning more […]

12 Aug

Want to speed collision repairs? Try electronic estimating

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12 Aug

Titanium posts strong second quarter as freight volumes rebound

BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation grew its profit by $400,000 in the second quarter year-over-year, after weathering the storm brought on by Covid-19. Its net income was $900,000 for the quarter and $1.5 million year-to-date, while EBITDA grew 9% to $5.3 million in Q2. This on lower consolidated revenue of $38 million in the second […]

12 Aug

ECONOMIC WATCH: Freight index up in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which shows the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.9% in June from May. It was the second consecutive monthly rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said Wednesday. The bureau said the index rose due to […]

12 Aug

Cummins, Valvoline unveil one oil for them all

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Valvoline’s latest premium engine oil not only works in diesel, natural gas, and gasoline engines; it also provides extended oil drain intervals for diesel and natural gas vehicles. Two years ago, Valvoline introduced Premium Blue One Solution 9200, which it said was the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, […]

12 Aug

Canadian truckers brave American Covid crisis

COURTICE, Ont. – Owner-operator (Highway Cat) John Giunta takes safety seriously. A former Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Road Knight, he has 6 million accident-free kilometers to his credit in a career spanning more than 30 years. Much of that was racked up during trips to the U.S., a country now reeling under Covid-19. The pandemic […]