10 Aug

Fastfrate Group buys Bestway

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Fastfrate Group has purchased cross-border carrier Bestway Cartage and Bestway Global Limited, giving it a stronger foothold in the U.S. Bestway has been in business since 1976, serving the Ontario and U.S. markets. Discussions regarding this deal began about two years ago, Fastfrate reported, and Bestway moved into its Woodbridge facility in […]

10 Aug

Nikola receives order for 2,500 battery-electric waste trucks

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola has received an order for 2,500 battery-electric refuse trucks, representing what it claims is the largest ever single order for electric waste trucks. Republic Services placed the order, and has the option to increase it up to 5,000 units. The trucks will be powered by Nikola’s Tre powertrain. They’ll have a […]

07 Aug

Contact tracing? There are free apps for that.

TORONTO, Ont. – Several industry associations are encouraging the widespread use of apps that support contact tracing efforts in the midst of Covid-19. Health Canada’s Covid Alert app uses a Bluetooth signal to detect if users have crossed paths with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. And those crossing the border can use […]

07 Aug

Montreal port strike could be costly: ACQ

MONTREAL, Que. — After rail blockades and the Covid-19 pandemic, the Quebec trucking industry is now facing another issue as the union of longshoremen of the Port of Montreal filed a 72-hour notice indicating that an unlimited general strike will be called on Aug. 10 at 7 a.m. Operations at the Port of Montreal have been […]

07 Aug

Details emerge for Ontario’s new 400 Series highway

TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has confirmed the preferred route for a new 400-series highway that will cut through York, Peel and Halton regions, serving an area that accounts for some of the most extensive trucking activity in the province. Known as the GTA West corridor, the highway will run from Hwy. 400 (between Kirby Road […]

07 Aug

Peterbilt’s Denton plant turns 40

DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Denton, Texas truck plant. The facility, opened in August 1980, is Peterbilt’s main manufacturing facility. It began operations as a 435,000 sq.-ft. facility with 81 employees. Today, it has grown from 80 acres to 238, with more than 700,000 sq.-ft. of space employing more […]

07 Aug

NATDA cancels Nashville trailer show

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Covid-19 has claimed yet another trucking industry event. The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) said Friday it has been forced to cancel this year’s NATDA Trailer Show in Nashville, Tenn. In its place, NATDA will launch a three-week virtual event starting Oct. 26, the group said. “Unfortunately, recent developments, including […]

07 Aug

Day & Ross opens center in Ohio

HARTLAND, N.B. — Day & Ross has further expanded its dedicated services in the U.S., with the opening of a distribution center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company said Friday. The 100,00-sq.-ft. facility will employ 175 people, it said. The opening of the Ohio site comes eight months after Day & Ross inaugurated another dedicated operations […]

07 Aug

ZF adapting to Covid-19

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF says its integration of Wabco is on schedule despite global turmoil created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it will continue letting many employees work from home. While the pandemic took its toll on earnings – sales were down 27% in the first half of 2020 – ZF says it will […]

07 Aug

Virtual truck convoy set for Sept. 19

PARIS, Ont. – A mix of live and recorded programs will feature this year’s Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, the virtual event’s organizer said Thursday. The event was moved online because of Covid-19. Details of the Sept. 19 show are still being finalized in consultation with Special Olympics Ontario, said Tammy Blackwell, who has been […]