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Press Releases

Trailcon Leasing promotes Brian Jones to Regional Manager, Western Canada

Trailcon Leasing promotes Foss to executive sales position to further develop major retail and transportation accounts

Trailcon Leasing Kicks Off September by Celebrating Its Newest Location in Surrey, British Columbia

Trailcon Leasing Expands Again in Western Canada with the Purchase of Stewart Trailers

Trailcon Leasing Taps Aviation Industry Expertise to Help Streamline its Own Fleet Maintenance

Trailcon Leasing Solidifies Management Team for National Presence

Trailcon Leasing to Sponsor NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Racer Gary Klutt in Next Two Races, July 11 and 15

Trailcon Leasing Makes Appointments to Keep Pace With Growth

Mohawk College Apprentices Benefit From Trailcon's Donation of Truck Trailer

Trailcon Leasing "Rocks 'N' Rolls" to Advanced New Facility in Brampton, Ontario

Trailcon Leasing Purchases Hubs Trailer Service, Changing the Landscape of Trucking Industry Services in Calgary

Trailcon Leasing Strengthens Its Team to Prepare for Coast-To-Coast Operations


Trailcon in the News

Trailcon's Foss is one of Brampton's Top 40 Under 40

Trailcon’s Matt Watters makes the cover page of Truck Tech’s first edition

Gary Klutt Back to Short Track Racing At Edmonton

Trailcon Opens Splashy New HQ in Brampton

Trailcon keeps on trucking from Mississauga to Brampton

Trailcon Leasing rocks ‘n rolls from Mississauga to Brampton

Top Students Win Trucking Scholarships

Trailcon Leasing Scholarship Awarded to "Second Career" Student

Trailcon Leasing Scholarship Awarded to Deserving Dad

Trailcon CEO Awarded for Dedication to Trucking Industry

Trailcon's Al Boughton Honoured with Shaw Tracking OTA Service to Industry Award

Caledon Fair Presented by Trailcon

If You're on the Highway and Road Runner goes beep-beep...

 

NEWS TICKER

An EZ-ELD offering

The pending U.S. mandate for Electronic Logging Devices can seem complex, but Pollak is looking to simplify things with the new EZ-ELD.

Board identifies causes of fatal Metropolitan Expressway crash

MONTREAL, QC "" A chain of events "" including tight following distances and the unexpected application of another truck's emergency brakes -- ultimately led to the death of a truck driver on the Metropolitan Expressway, Quebec's workplace health and safety board has determined.

Paint giant PPG rewards Penske for superior work

READING, PA""The paint-and-coatings giant PPG has awarded Penske Logistics with the company's 2016 Excellent Supplier Award. Cited for superior performance, Penske is one of nine winners and the only supply-chain company to be honored.

1980 International Transtar II Eagle

Enjoy a ride back in time aboard Steve Constantin's out-of-this-world 1980 International Transtar II Eagle COE.

Daimler Trucks expands parts distribution system

PORTLAND, ORE--Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the addition of two new parts distribution centers, one in Grimes, Iowa, and another in Whitestown, Indiana. "Our customers drive the best product on the road and are deserving of the best service experience as well," Jay A. Johnson, general manager, Supply Chain Network. The new facilities will hold more than $15 million of inventory and over 20,000 parts. The DTNA supply chain system has been architected to be anticipatory in nature, the company stated in a prepared press release.

Truck production hits 18-month high

COLUMBUS, IN--Strong first-quarter orders drove Class-8 truck production to an 18-month high in May, trucking industry analysts ACT Research reports. "Annualized, May's production rate equals a full-year production of 263,000 units," says Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst at ACT Research, in a prepared statement.

May was good month for trailer builders

COLUMBUS, IN -- Facilitated by the additional build days, total trailer production in North America was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year, according to the trucking business analysts at ACT Research.

Year-long probe into port trucking paints grim picture

LOS ANGELES""The huge American publication USA Today with a daily print circulation of more than three million readers and a reported 23 million downloads from its mobile site presented its readers with a starkly grim series of stories this week--after a year-long investigation--describing the lot of Los Angeles port truck drivers as "indentured servants". "You know how bad Uber is for drivers," a headline reads. "Port truckers have it much worse. Much worse." The series title: "Rigged."

Rest in peace, Larry. Dave has it covered.

"Rest in Peace, Dad. We have it covered." With those words, Polaris Transportation Group's Dave Cox winds up his father Larry's death notice. The elder Cox, who founded Polaris in 1994, passed away Wednesday, June 14 at 71. Dave is Larry's only offspring and is also, now, Polaris' President.

Pace new face at Truck Bodies & Equipment International

LAKE CRYSTAL, MINN--Ashley Pace is the new distribution marketing manager at Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc. Pace brings a strong knowledge of writing, communications and public relations, having earned her Master of Science in Public Relations at Boston University. Prior to joining TBEI, she worked in corporate public relations at Weber Shandwick.