Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the pilot project as a creditable effort to improve safety and aid with traffic flow, BCTA […]

admin 16 November, 2018 0

A Canadian first – Truck News

MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning has been successfully demonstrated on Canadian public highways for the first time. The tests took place between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, and were conducted by PIT Group, Transport Canada, Auburn University, and Minimax Express Transportation. Highways around Montreal, Lu Tuque, Trois-Rivieres, and Blainville, Que., were used for the demonstration. […]

admin 15 November, 2018 0

Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Association’s Bridging Border Barriers seminar. The president of Kriska Transportation said he has […]

admin 14 November, 2018 0

Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), brought to Canada during the Bridging Border Barriers conference Nov. 14. […]

U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020. The EPA says it will also simplify the certification of heavy-duty trucks and engines. “Areas […]

New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve the operation of moving goods across the country – what we do really matters,” said […]

admin 13 November, 2018 0

2018 BMW X5 and 2019 BMW X7

The redesigned BMW X5 midsize crossover and all-new X7 fullsize crossover were spied testing on the famed Nürburgring racetrack in Germany last week, giving the world a glimpse at the future of BMW’s “sports activity vehicle” lineup. The X5 may arrive for the 2018 model year, while the X7 will likely wait till 2019. Photo […]

admin 11 November, 2018 0

SPIED – Upsized Range Rover Evoque Testing in Europe

The compact Range Rover Evoque has been a runaway success for the company, but its showcar-chic styling demands a few compromises in terms of passenger and cargo room. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is keen to change that, if this Evoque mule spied testing in Europe is any indicator. Likely a test buck for the next-generation […]

Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis on honesty and integrity,” said Inland president and CEO Bill Currie. “This acquisition is centered […]

admin 10 November, 2018 0

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Interior Revealed!

We don’t have to tell you that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is one of the most anticipated SUVs coming out within the next few years. The standard-bearer of the brand is the bread-and-butter of a huge segment of the aftermarket and far and away the top choice for off-road enthusiasts among new models. We’ve […]