OTA weighs in on new Drive Clean program

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has given the province input on how its new Drive Clean program should look. It also wants incentives given to fleets who adopt low-emissions equipment. The Ontario government recently announced the cancellation of the Drive Clean program for passenger vehicles, which will be replaced by an updated […]

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Volvo teams with Trimble for fleet management services

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has partnered with Trimble Transportation Enterprise to collaborate on fleet management services. The two companies inked a memorandum of understanding that will see Trimble develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services for the company. The proposal centers around Volvo’s on-board connectivity hardware and will offer solutions to […]

Arnold Bros. celebrates 60 years in trucking industry

WINNIPEG, Man. – Today marked the 60th year Arnold Bros. Transport has been in business. Founded in 1958 by Frank and Gerry Arnold, the Winnipeg-based carrier started when the brothers expanded the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s exciting to see Arnold Bros. reach the 60-year mark,” said Gary Arnold, executive vice-president of […]

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Brandt purchases specialty transportation equipment company

REGINA, Sask. – Regina’s Brandt Group of Companies plunged into the specialty transportation equipment sector with the purchase of Camex Equipment Sales and Rentals. “This is an exciting acquisition for us as Camex is a world-class company with the largest inventory of industry-specific transportation equipment in the business,” said Brandt president and CEO Shaun Semple. […]

Reflections from trucking legends – Truck News

AUSTIN, Texas – To be a successful business leader sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion featuring trucking legends, hosted at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition here this week. Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer in Shelbyville, Tenn., said he […]

Rourke to replace Schneider’s Lofgren as CEO

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider National announced today that Chris Lofgren will retire as president and chief executive officer following the company’s annual meeting of shareholders in April 2019. The Schneider board of directors has selected Mark Rourke, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, to succeed Lofgren and become the company’s fourth president and CEO […]

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How to attract – and keep – millennials

AUSTIN, Texas – Attracting millennials to the trucking industry isn’t impossible, but they’re more likely to be drawn to a company and a role with purpose. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion on attracting millennials, at the Management Conference & Exhibition of the American Trucking Associations. Joyce Brenny, president and founder […]

Healing the heel – Truck News

During the past few weeks, I have treated several truck drivers complaining of heel pain. Heel pain is a fairly common occurrence in professional truck drivers. Although there are several causes of heel pain, for the purpose of this article, I will be concentrating on one specific condition called Achilles tendinitis. In order to understand […]

Decisiv launches two new offerings

Service management platform Decisiv has announced two new product offerings. Fleet Mobile brings the information supplied by Decisiv and delivers it through a mobile app. It’s targeted at smaller fleets, who may not have dedicated maintenance managers sitting in the back office. It has taken all the service management capabilities – including PM tracking, diagnostics, […]

Shell offers free training academy

Shell Lubricants has introduced a new training academy for maintenance managers, technicians, and owner-operators. It has been under limited release, and was fully rolled out at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. The web-based training platform offers modules covering everything from lubricant selection to how oils affect truck performance. Shell’s ProAcademy was launched […]