International Truck Unveils The International MV Series

International Truck Unveils The International MV Series

International Truck launched its new Class 6/7 International MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show. The MV Series launch completes the company’s Project Horizon product refresh, and reflects that initiative’s improved cab design, along with the same driver-centric enhancements already launched in Class 8 vehicles. “Project Horizon was focused on delivering new levels of efficiency […]

KRTS & Transrep Sponsor PMTC’s ‘Driven to Lead’ Program

KRTS & Transrep Sponsor PMTC’s ‘Driven to Lead’ Program

The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) would like to give a special acknowledgement to the platinum level sponsors of the PMTC’s ‘Driven to Lead’ program, KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. (www.krway.com) and TransRep Inc. (transrep.ca). The ‘Driven to Lead’ program is an experiential, practical leadership program that will take participants through hands-on […]

Wi-Fi Coming to GO Transit

Wi-Fi Coming to GO Transit

Ontario is introducing Wi-Fi on GO trains and buses, and launching an improved GO Transit website and trip planner, making it easier and more convenient for commuters and families to use GO Transit. As a first step towards introducing Wi-Fi service on all GO Transit vehicles, Metrolinx will test the service on two GO trains […]

Peterbilt Launches New Model 579 Ultraloft

Peterbilt Launches New Model 579 Ultraloft

Peterbilt Motors Company has recently introduced the new Model 579 UltraLoft. The truck offers drivers an integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s on-highway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality Peterbilt is known for. “The UltraLoft was designed and tested in close collaboration with customers […]

Volvo Trucks’ North American Dealer Network Surpasses 100 Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo Trucks’ North American Dealer Network Surpasses 100 Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo Trucks’ North American dealer network now includes more than 100 Certified Uptime Centers to help maximize uptime through greater service bay availability and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in and repair times. “Our dealer network has embraced the Certified Uptime Center concept and processes, and committed to a new approach to customer service. […]

OTA Submits Considerations for MTO AV/Platooning Pilot

OTA Submits Considerations for MTO AV/Platooning Pilot

The Ontario Trucking Association has submitted comments to Ontario’s proposed amendments to Reg 306/15 pilot project for automated vehicles. The 10-year pilot allows the ministry to establish rules, monitor industry and technology developments, and evaluate the safety of AVs, including platooning, prior to them becoming widely available to the public. In its comments, OTA said the […]

Glasvan Offers Antimicrobial Protection for 2019 Model Great Dane Reefer Trailers

Glasvan Offers Antimicrobial Protection for 2019 Model Great Dane Reefer Trailers

Glasvan Great Dane’s new 2019 model Great Dane Everest Reefer trailer line up is now equipped with Microban protection.  Trailer liners with Microban offer broad-spectrum 24/7 antimicrobial trailer to help support compliance and safety requirements under the Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMA) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Points (HACCP) by greatly reducing bacteria and mildew […]

Volvo Trucks Purchases 49 Acres to Extend the Customer Experience Track

Volvo Trucks Purchases 49 Acres to Extend the Customer Experience Track

  The Pulaski County in Virginia has announced that an agreement has been reached with Volvo Trucks to acquire land from the County adjacent to the new 36,000 sq.-ft. Volvo Trucks Customer Center and the 1.1 mile Customer Experience Track. The purchase allows Volvo Trucks to extend the Customer Experience Track, which currently features on-highway and off-road […]

MTO Extends Limited Exemption for Handheld CBs & Two-Way radios Until 2021

MTO Extends Limited Exemption for Handheld CBs & Two-Way radios Until 2021

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has once again extended the exemption for drivers using CBs and two-way radios for another three years, but with the increased attention on distracted driving the Ontario Trucking Association is eager to work with officials toward a final resolution on this issue. In mid-2017, the Ministry of Transportation opened up consultations […]

Transport Canada announces new rules for trucks and buses to improve safety

Transport Canada announces new rules for trucks and buses to improve safety

Transport Canada is requiring commercial trucks and buses to adopt two new technologies. New regulations require electronic stability control technology on new truck tractors and heavy buses sold in Canada. Electronic stability control systems are a crash avoidance technology that can reduce collisions by helping drivers maintain control, preventing rollovers, and improving directional stability. Electronic stability […]