04 Aug

First Brands Group acquires Raybestos, Luberfiner brands

CLEVELAND, Ohio – First Brands Group has acquired the Raybestos and Luberfiner brands to its portfolio, through its acquisitions of Brake Parts Inc., and Champion Laboratories. The company, formerly known as Trico Group, said the acquisitions are effective immediately. “We are excited to add Raybestos and Luberfiner comprehensive product lines to our market-leading portfolio of […]

04 Aug

Kraus stepping down from HDMA helm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Heavy-Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) – the commercial vehicle division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) — is looking for a new leader. Tim Kraus has announced he will step down as president and CEO on Feb. 21, and the association says an active search is currently underway for his […]

04 Aug

Motion acquires TRC Hydraulics

DIEPPE, N.B. – Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Companies, has acquired TRC Hydraulics – a supplier of hydraulic products and services in Atlantic Canada. TRC Hydraulics has been in business since 1986, and last year had expanded into the U.S. by opening a facility near Spartanburg, S.C. “This is a fantastic opportunity to […]

04 Aug

TFI International buys Keith Hall & Sons Transport

BURFORD, Ont. – TFI International has acquired Keith Hall & Sons Transport, a family-run hauler of liquid and dry foods and general freight. TFI’s latest addition generates about $30 million in annual revenue, and has more than 100 full-time company drivers as well as about 20 part-time company drivers and owner-operators. It runs nearly 120 […]

31 Jul

Road tests returning to 42 DriveTest Centres

TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial driver road tests will expand to 42 DriveTest locations across Ontario as the province moves into the second phase of a reopening plan for the facilities. The change, coming Aug. 4, will coincide with the addition of Class G2 road tests, and Class M2 and Class M motorcycle road tests. The […]

31 Jul

Canada’s economy recovering, but still well below pre-pandemic levels

TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s real GDP rebounded by 4.5% in May, following two months of unprecedented declines, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada released July 31. However, economic activity remained 15% below February’s pre-pandemic level. For trucking, the important goods producing GDP numbers were up 8%, with 17 of 20 industrial sectors posting […]

31 Jul

Fleets make the case for hair tests to screen truck drivers

ACTON, Ma. — Fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial truck drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about. In a July 29 webinar from Psychemedics, which is a major […]

31 Jul

Freightliner’s electric trucks pass 300,000-mile marker

PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner’s battery-electric Innovation Fleet has now put on 300,000 miles in real-world applications, the company announced. The 30-truck fleet of medium- and heavy-duty trucks is designed to test integration of the technology into large scale commercial transportation operations. “Co-creation with our customers is a cornerstone of Freightliner’s unique approach to the market,” […]

30 Jul

Don’t wait to prepare for ELD mandate, CTA says

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is encouraging fleets to begin working with electronic logging device (ELD) suppliers ahead of a scheduled June 12, 2021 deadline that will mandate the equipment. Trucks operating in Canada will be limited to using devices that go through a third-party certification process to ensure devices comply with […]

30 Jul

Hamilton updating Truck Plan

HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton, Ont. is undergoing a comprehensive review of its truck routes, and is seeking feedback from the trucking industry. “The City of Hamilton is recognized as a goods movement gateway between Southern Ontario and international markets as a result of the goods movement corridors (rail lines, highways) and intermodal freight facilities (airport, […]