07 Jul

Truck arrivals return to normal

OTTAWA, Ont. – Truck arrivals have returned to normal for the first time since Covid-19 struck four months ago, the Canada Border Services Agency said Tuesday. It said 87,549 truck drivers entered the country during the week of June 29-July 5, compared to 87,550 in the same period in 2019. “The numbers show there was […]

07 Jul

Werner expanding final mile services to Canada

OMAHA, Neb. – Werner Enterprises is expanding its final mile delivery service to Canada. It says it will utilize a network of strategic alliance agents to serve all provinces and territories. Its final mile service provides two uniformed associates to deliver large or heavy items, operating a liftgate-equipped straight truck. The company also uses its […]

07 Jul

Lion Electric delivers waste truck to Waste Connections

QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The Lion Electric Co. and Boivin Evolution (BEV) have sold their first Lion8 chassis with fully automated side load bodies to Waste Connections, a provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the U.S. and Canada The introduction of these electric vehicles into markets in Washington and Florida will represent the first applications […]

06 Jul

CVSA moves annual meeting online due to Covid-19

GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which oversees roadside inspection activities across North America, has canceled its annual conference and exhibition – replacing it with a virtual event. The conference and exhibition was originally to take place Sept. 20-24 in Wilmington, Delaware, but it will now take the form of a week-long […]

06 Jul

Hyundai to ship first hydrogen fuel cell heavy trucks

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor is shipping its first 10 Xcient Fuel Cell trucks, claimed to be the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty trucks, to fleets in Switzerland. It plans to produce 50 trucks this year and 1,600 by 2025, powered by a 190-kW hydrogen fuel cell system capable of 400 kms per […]

06 Jul

Maxon Lift hires Hakan Peterson as VP

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Maxon Lift Corp. has appointed Hakan Peterson vice-president of strategic growth. In this new role, Peterson will be responsible for identifying new revenue streams, both in and out of the liftgate industry, the company said Monday. Peterson has 35 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Maxon Lift, […]

06 Jul

Southern Ontario projects get $35M

WELLAND, Ont. – The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for four road and bridge improvement projects in Southern Ontario. Ottawa is investing $10 million in these projects while Ontario is contributing about $7 million. Another $18 million will come from the local municipalities, Infrastructure Canada said Monday. Under the program, the City of […]

06 Jul

Trucking technology put to work in Covid-19 fight

TORONTO, Ont. — Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. In that spirit, several trucking-focused technical innovations are already being updated and repurposed because of Covid-19. Here are five examples: 1. Truck telematics benchmarking the ‘new normal’ The ability to track vehicle positions is not exactly new, but the underlying telematics data is […]

06 Jul

DOT invests more money in safety technologies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering an additional $60 million in grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. The money for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) will be made available by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the department said Monday. “These grants […]

06 Jul

Nominations open for Best Fleets contest

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations for the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For contest. The annual competition identifies employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry. Nominations will be accepted from July 6 through Sept. 6, TCA said. By nominating a fleet, a truck driver […]