Tires have a story to tell, and sensors will listen

Tires don’t have moving parts, but they can be difficult to design and manufacture. They also present some of the most difficult fleet maintenance challenges. But sensors and connected tires are promising to ease future management needs. That was the word from a panel of experts at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s fall meeting, as …

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APTA urges N.B. to slash isolation period

The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says New Brunswick’s latest Covid-19 restrictions for travelers will affect the trucking industry. APTA’s executive director Jean-Marc Picard is asking the province to reduce the isolation for truckers to just the days they are off, instead of the mandated 14 days. Anyone entering New Brunswick after Sept. 21 must …

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Ballard Power introduces new 100-kW hydrogen fuel cell

Ballard Power expanded its hydrogen fuel cell line, with the addition of a 100-kW version to its FCmove platform. Ballard says the new addition is its most powerful and flexible fuel cell engine, and is well suited for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications. The company also says it’s more compact, and easier to install, service, …

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Quebec leads Canada’s spot market growth in third quarter

Quebec has been the strongest performer in Canada’s spot market in the third quarter, according to August data from Loadlink Technologies. Both Ontario and Western Canada saw a large jump in outbound cross-border load postings (55% and 44% respectively), but still trail Quebec in the quarter. Overall, August saw a 4% increase in loads from …

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How trucking can add capacity without adding trucks or drivers

How does a capacity-constrained trucking industry add capacity and productivity without access to new drivers, and even trucks? That was the question put forth by FTR during its most recent webinar on improving capacity and productivity, pre-autonomous vehicles. Panelists included Thom Albrecht, CFO and chief revenue officer of Reliance Partners Insurance, Aaron Terrazas, director, economic …

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AI and machine learning can leverage data fleets already collect

Fleets and shippers alike are already streamlining business processes with the help of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). But as advanced as such processes may sound, it’s often a matter of tapping into data that already exists. It doesn’t need to be limited to the data points in a spreadsheet, either. Pierre Pelletier, …

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