Trailer orders spike 130% as some OEMs begin to take ’22 orders

Trailer orders surged in September after some manufacturers opened up their 2022 order books, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported net orders of 28,500 units in September, up 130% from August but down 45% from last September. “We’ve been awaiting the opening of the 2022 orderboard, and that finally occurred during September. …

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Trimble’s ELD added to list of Transport Canada-approved devices

Trimble is the latest to gain third-party certification to meet Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Its eDriver Logs ELD software is approved for use when paired with Trimble’s PeopleNet Mobile Gateway hardware. “We are dedicated to providing carriers throughout North America with an ELD that not only complies with both the Canadian and U.S. …

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Canada short 18,000 truck drivers in second quarter

About 18,000 of Canada’s truck driving jobs were vacant in the second quarter of 2021, leaving 72% of surveyed employers to identify driver recruitment as a significant business challenge. The results emerged Tuesday with the release of Trucking HR Canada’s latest labor market information update. While the number of vacancies is expected to ease somewhat …

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Transport Bourassa latest Canadian fleet to adopt electric trucks

Transport Bourassa has ordered two Kenworth T680E battery-electric trucks, the truck maker announced. The Quebec-based trucking company will deploy them in regional LTL operations. “Transport Bourassa is committed to do what’s best for the community and the environment,” said Marilyn Bourassa, fleet manager at Transport Bourassa. “The Kenworth T680Es open a new chapter in our …

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T.J. Reed rejoins Daimler to lead remarketing division

T.J. Reed has been named president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing. He will be charged with overseeing all activities for the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) remarketing division, including sales, marketing and distribution, and heading the SelecTrucks used truck brand. He previously served as Meritor’s vice-president of global business development for electrification and before that was …

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TIP Canada promotes Legault to lead central region

TIP Canada has named Kevin Legault vice-president – central region. He will manage and direct all sales and business development efforts across Central Canadian branches. Legault was previously sales manager in Ontario, and branch manager in Mississauga, Ont. “Kevin is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Jim MacIntosh, president, TIP Canada. “We look forward …

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Isaac ELDs certified for Canadian mandate

Isaac Instruments says it has secured third-party certification for its electronic logging devices (ELDs), currently making it the largest supplier to meet a federal mandate’s underlying technical standards. The approval follows testing by FPInnovations, which along with Commercial Driver Technology and CSA Group is one of three recognized third-party certification bodies. Only five suppliers including …

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Hydrogen heavyweights join forces to develop standard fueling equipment

A group of hydrogen heavyweights have signed a deal with Tatsuno and Transfer Oil to industrialize 70 MPa hardware for the all-important fueling process. The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group includes Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola, Shell and Toyota, and came together in 2019 to address hardware challenges that limited fueling speeds needed …

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