LISLE, IL "" Four Canadian technicians were finalists in the 11th Annual Navistar Technician Rodeo last week.The competition challenges technicians from the company's dealer networks who go head-to-head in a series of stations designed to simulate service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical, and Navistar and Cummins engines.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN "" The Celadon Group has sold all the assets in its flatbed trucking division to PS Logistics.The company announced the completion of the disposition of assets Sept. 18, as part of a strategic plan to concentrate resources on other business lines and boost returns.Assets included in the transaction were primarily leased and owned trailers, which were sold in exchange for an assumption or satisfaction of the lease obligations and cash, Celadon said. It is also entitled to post-closing goodwill payments.
TROY, MI "" WABCO Holdings is upping the ante in its North American ownership, announcing this morning that it is taking full control of the he Meritor WABCO joint venture.In a press release, WABCO Holdings said it was purchasing Meritor's stake in the joint venture business, with a transaction that is expected to close Oct. 1.Meritor WABCO, a distributer of WABCO products for commercial vehicles in North America, employs about 200 people and had sales of $300 million in fiscal year 2016With this agreement, WABCO will take over the former joint venture's application engineering and supply chain operations, including the distribution center and customer service hub in Hebron, Kentucky.
TORONTO, ON "" The Ontario Ministry of Labor's falls blitz is coming, and the Ontario Trucking Alliance (OTA) is urging them to pay special attention to flatbed truck safety.The falls blitz, which covers ladder safety, slips, trips, and falls, in the mining, industrial, construction, and health care industries, will be running from Oct. 2 to Nov. 30.
SURREY, BC "" Centurion Trucking is Canada's fastest growing and most dynamic company in the transportation and logistics industry, according to the 2017 Profit 500 list.The list, complied by MacLean's and Canadianbusiness.com, ranks the British Columbia based company, with just 59 employees, 13th overall, with a five-year growth of more than 4500%.
ALLENTOWN, PA "" Mack Trucks is singing the praises of its new Anthem, a highway tractor that will replace axle-back versions of Pinnacle models on the road today.As a related theme song suggests (yes, it was released complete with a country song), it is "born ready" for life on the highway. Mack is also quick to stress that it's born in the USA. An official launch for dealers and industry journalists came complete with waving flags, country music, and multiple references to manufacturing at Lehigh Valley Operations in Pennsylvania. An American flag has even been stamped right next to the Anthem name on the truck's badge."We have helped build America," proclaimed Mack president Denny Slagle, referring to the company's 117-year heritage. "We have arrived at an important milestone. This launch should be seen as a new day, a new start, a game changer for our beloved Mack brand."
WINNIPEG, MB "" After just 20 months in its inaugural facility, Canadian trucking company Rosenau Transport has brand new digs.The company announced today that it has moved from its 5,000 sq.-ft. space at the CentrePort Canada shipping hub, to a 140,000 sq.-ft. repurposed and renovated facility, also at CentrePort.
BOULDER, CO "" David Wangler wants his customers to know it's what's inside the truck that counts.The president of Trimble Transportation Enterprise said on Thursday morning the company's acquisition of 10-4 Systems, announced Sept. 13, would allow Trimble to make better connections to the shipping community, and give them the technology to track, "the freight, not the truck."
TORONTO, ON "" Canadian load volumes were the highest ever recorded for any August reports TransCore Link Logistics.The company says August 2017 saw a 12% increase month-over-month, from load volumes in July, but the month also shattered records set for the highest August values, with a 26% increase over August 2011.
ELYRIA, OH "" The rain has stopped in many areas and the sun is out, but the clean-up is just beginning.For those drivers and fleets with trucks that took on water during recent Category 4 and 5 hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it's important that clean-up includes taking steps to ensure brake components are checked and cleaned or replaced.