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Drivers invested in training improve behavior, consultant says

Many drivers resent training because they see it as punishment. Some fleets assign training as corrective action after something has gone wrong, Kelly Anderson, president, Kelly Anderson Group said on Thursday. Drivers don’t understand the value and what’s in it for them, Anderson said at a webinar organized by transportation management system provider Axele. Anderson’s …

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Continental Tire inks deal with Quebec retreader

Continental Tire Canada has partnered with Rechapage 2000 in Quebec to improve its offerings of ContiLifeCycle truck tire products and retreads in the province. Rechapage 2000 specializes in truck tire retreads, and is a wholesaler and distributor of retreated tires in Quebec. Its plant in Beauceville, Que., churns out about 30,000 retreaded tires a year. …

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Higher rates lead to improved trucking conditions

While trucking capacity utilization and freight volumes softened in August, trucking conditions still improved thanks to higher rates, according to FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The 11.63 reading was well into positive territory, though below the all-time high recorded in April. “Market conditions in trucking still strongly favor carriers, and we have no real sign …

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Cross-border truck drivers to face vaccine mandate

Cross-border truck drivers will need to prove they’re fully vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning in early January, under a series of measures that will also see non-essential travelers return to land crossings. “This approach will provide ample time for essential travelers such as truckers, students, and healthcare workers to get vaccinated,” U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security …

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Blitz targets carriers of dangerous goods

Commercial enforcement teams inspected 13,471 vehicles carrying dangerous goods in a June 21-25 blitz that covered Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Of the 10,905 vehicles and 8,363 packages inspected specifically in the U.S. and Canada, there were 2,714 violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says. Individual findings for Canada were not identified, with the …

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Locomation to integrate Cummins powertrain

Autonomous truck technology developer Locomation says it will integrate Cummins powertrains into its system. “Cummins is a major name in the commercial vehicle industry and we are delighted to work together on making Locomation’s autonomous trucking technology more efficient while ensuring safety,” said Dr. Çetin Meriçli, Locomation’s co-founder and CEO. “This will enable carriers that …

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