08 Jul

Truck brake blitz scheduled for August

GREENBELT, Md. – Stopping power will face some added scrutiny Aug. 23-29, as enforcement officials participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. While brakes are part of every roadside inspection, brake hoses and tubing will see some special attention during this year’s Brake Safety Week, CVSA says. The brake hoses and […]

08 Jul

Ontario makes Covid-19 testing easier for truckers

TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario is piloting a new system that will make it easier for truck drivers to access Covid-19 testing through a partnership with DriverCheck, the province announced Wednesday. It is part of the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic. “Expanding access to testing will help keep our truck drivers safe […]

08 Jul

Traton shakes up management

MUNICH, Germany – The truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG, which made an offer to buy Navistar International in January, has announced a major management shakeup. Traton SE said Tuesday chief executive officer Andreas Renschler will be leaving the company as of July 15. Matthias Grundler, who was chief financial officer of Traton until […]

08 Jul

FMCSA eases drug and alcohol enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it will exercise discretion in enforcing random drug and alcohol testing to help the struggling supply chain during Covid-19. The agency said this week that the motor carrier industry continues to experience operational disruptions caused by the pandemic public health emergency declared in […]

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, […]