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    Love’s approved to service Freightliner trucks

    Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Love’s Travel Stops announced an exclusive strategic partnership to provide select services for Freightliner vehicles at approved Love’s Truck Care and Speedco locations across the U.S. Beginning this spring, authorized Love’s locations will provide light mechanical warranty repair work, roadside warranty emergency services and approved field service and recall campaigns for Freightliner trucks. (Photo: Love’s) With more than 400 Love’s Truck Care and Speedco locations, those approved for providing service offerings will work directly with their local Freightliner dealer to ensure parts availability, repair work, warranty claim filing and to help get Freightliner drivers back on the road quickly, the companies said in a…

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    Six Canadian companies among Best Fleets to Drive For

    This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For competition, and six of the top 20 winners are from Canada. Canadian Top 20 winners include: C.A.T., Coteau-du-Lac, Que.; Challenger Motor Freight, Cambridge, Ont.; Erb Transport, New Hamburg, Ont.; Fortigo Freight Services, Etobicoke, Ont.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; and Wellington Group of Companies, Aberfoyle, Ont. (Photo: Supplied) Bison Transport was the sole Canadian company to re-establish itself as a Hall of Fame winner. The Hall of Fame was created last year to honor repeat winners. Bison was joined in the Hall of Fame by TransPro Freight Systems of Milton, Ont. Mill Creek Motor…

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    Kupar completes business transition from driver leasing

    TruckRight founders Dirk and Lisa Kupar have finished winding down their driver leasing company Kupar, having employed more than 2,500 drivers in the U.S. and Canada. Their business is now focused on professional driver recruiting and compliance services rather than driver leasing. Lisa and Dirk Kupar (Photo: Supplied) “Over the past three decades, we’ve had the honor of employing more than 2,500 truck drivers,” says Dirk Kupar, co-founder and president. “We’d like to thank every single one of them, from our first driver Marlow B. to our last driver Todd S., along with all the carriers we’ve worked with along the way. We’re so grateful to have come across so…

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    Hedrick named incoming president, CEO of Women In Trucking Association

    The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced Jennifer Hedrick as the incoming president and chief executive officer. She will work with WIT’s board of directors and staff to oversee initiatives that support WIT’s mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by them, the association announced.  Hedrick has 17 years of association leadership experience and is an accredited executive by the American Society of Association Executives. For five years she led the National Industrial Transportation League focusing on issues across highway, rail and ocean freight transportation.  Jennifer Hedrick (Photo: WIT) Hedrick began employment with WIT Jan. 9 and will formally…

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    Strengthening U.S. Coast Guard Oversight and Support of Recognized Organizations: The Case of the Alternate Compliance Program

    Partly in response to a 2015 cargo ship sinking, the U.S. Coast Guard has put in place and proceeded to implement a well-conceived organizational and procedural framework for supporting and overseeing “recognized organizations,” particularly those in the Coast Guard’s Alternative Compliance Program. TRB Special Report 343: Strengthening U.S. Coast Guard Oversight and Support of Recognized Organizations: The Case of the Alternate Compliance Program recommends a series of steps the Coast Guard should take to strengthen its support for and monitoring of third-party organizations that conduct vessel inspections on its behalf. The study committee concluded that Coast Guard has made significant strides in introducing a comprehensive oversight framework, but that its…

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    NHTSA issues consent order against Volvo Group

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a consent order to Volvo Group North America, as well as a US$130 million civil penalty, for its handling of recalls. NHTSA conducted an investigation and concluded Volvo “failed to recall vehicles in a timely fashion and to comply with other recall and reporting requirements.” The fine is one of the largest ever penalties issued for violations of the Vehicle Safety Act, NHTSA said in a release. The consent order includes provisions designed to improve Volvo’s handling of recalls.   “NHTSA will use the full scope of our authorities to protect the public from safety defects and from manufacturers that create…

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    Trucking HR Canada adds Topping, Foss to board of directors

    Trucking HR Canada welcomed Geoff Topping and John Foss as the newest members of the board of directors. Topping, vice-president of people and culture for Challenger, has been with the company for 16 years and the trucking industry for more than 30 years. Topping started his career as a driver and has since held positions in operations, sales, recruiting and human resources. Geoff Topping (Photo: Trucking HR Canada) John Foss (Photo: Trucking HR Canada) In 2018, he was honored as Trucking HR Canada’s HR Leader of the Year. Topping has served with industry associations such as Truck Training Schools of Ontario, Ontario Trucking Association and Truckload Carriers Association. Foss, executive…

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    Titanium adds sixth U.S. freight brokerage in Arkansas

    Titanium Transportation continues to grow its U.S. brokerage business, adding a sixth location in Fayetteville, Ark. “With the opening of our Arkansas office, our sixth U.S. location, we are continuing our aggressive and strategic approach to building out the Titanium business offerings in the U.S. market. Our announcement today is particularly exciting as Arkansas continues to establish itself as a premiere location for Fortune 500 companies,” said Ted Daniel, president and CEO, Titanium Transportation. File photo: James Menzies “Looking ahead, we will continue to strategically expand our ­­freight-brokerage operations, leveraging our investments in technology and systems to quickly scale in multiple key markets. We expect to continue to secure additional…

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    Xos promotes Savage to VP of service and distribution

    Electric truck maker Xos has promoted Jessica Savage to vice-president of service and distribution. Savage will oversee the service, distribution, and customer experience teams, which are responsible for Xos’ aftermarket sales, service, and warranties strategy, parts catalog and system, and client services. “I’m thrilled to continue growing on our successes at Xos and building a world-class service, distribution, and experience team, focused solely on our customers,” Savage said. Jessica Savage (Photo: Xos) She has more than 12 years of experience in the trucking industry and most recently served as the director of distribution for Xos. Prior to Xos, Savage held sales leadership roles at Mack Trucks and Navistar. She also…

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    Deloitte opens one of world’s ‘smartest’ warehouses in Montreal

    As a robotic arm at a Montreal demonstration facility attempts to pick up a small box, it senses that it doesn’t have a good grip, puts the package down, adjusts and tries again. The robot, at Deloitte Canada’s Smart Factory in Montreal, is not only operating on its own, picking differently sized items off a pallet, it’s also learning from the experience. (iStock) Deloitte, a business consulting firm, plans to bring clients to the facility — which it bills as the first of its kind in Canada — to show them what’s possible with new technologies and allow them to better adapt to labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. “The more efficient we can make…