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FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles...

Canadian ELD timeline remains firm: CTA

TTAWA, Ont. – Don’t expect a reprieve from the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, set to go into effect in June 2021. That was the message from Geoff Wood, senior vice-president of policy for the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), while speaking at...

U.S. trucking lobbyists bring wish lists to FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infrastructure investments, including additional truck parking, and the allowance of hair testing by the U.S. DoT were among the items trucking industry lobbyists appealed for, when speaking at the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA)...

Premier Truck Group opens Mississauga parts center

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Premier Truck Group has opened a new wholesale and retail parts center in Mississauga, Ont. It’s located at 7135 Kennedy Rd., and is 27,000 sq.-ft. in size. It will provide Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) original equipment parts for the...

Truck market recovering, but not ‘out of the woods’ yet

Economic uncertainty continues to keep many truck buyers on the sidelines, but attractive incentives from OEMs are helping to move inventory. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of product strategy and brand management for Volvo Trucks North America, said during a market...