Beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada
$35 million in cargo theft losses were reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada last year.
Mack Trucks to lay off 300 at Pennsylvania assembly plant
Slowing production at Lower Macungie Township plant to cope with reduced demand.
Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in three states
Walkouts in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida over wages, job security and pension and health benefits.
GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year
Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.
Come for the Fun, Stay for the Fleet
FCA Canada Fleet Operations recently held its 2019 Spring Launch Event at Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, showcasing the Jeep Gladiator and Ram HD.
Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs
Several hundred of the workers will be moved to truck and SUV factories where jobs are being added.
Parts shortage that hit Ford spreads to more companies
FCA isn’t expecting any large production disruptions at any factories other than Windsor.
Auto fuel efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets
CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks with new electric semitractor-trailer
Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
Ford plans $14B in cost cuts as part of new CEO Hackett’s strategy
Plan is to reduce material costs by $10 billion by 2022 through new deals with suppliers and simpler designs.
CN to spend $500M on technology with eye on driverless truck threat
Canada’s largest railway is making the investments to improve operations and stay ahead trucking changes.
Tesla to unveil electric semi-truck in September
A pickup truck offering will follow within two years.
Government support wanted for natural gas fuelled vehicles
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance sees opportunities for trucks but incentives needed.
Startup wants to put self driving big rigs on US highways
Otto, founded by ex-Google engineers, wants to fit trucks with software, sensors, lasers and cameras.
Volvo profits down as truck sales fall 7% in North America
But demand for heavy-duty vehicles rose by 23% in Europe.
Canadian auto sales off to ‘dream start’ in 2016
DesRosiers says overall sales improved 9.3% for best March.
Mack to lay off 400 at Pennsylvania plant
Blames weakened demand for trucks.
Trucks fuel June vehicle sales
Record sales driven by light trucks, up by 11%.
New truck rule to increase fuel efficiency, reduce pollution
Would cut fuel costs by about $170 billion and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 billion barrels.
Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks
Ian Wright targets noisy, gas-guzzling, commercial vehicles that make frequent stops.
NA leads global heavy truck recovery
Scotiabank reports more surge of more than 70% over the past year.
Trucks boost Nov. auto sales to record level
DesRosiers says 11-month total just short of 2013 total.
Canadian auto industry sets May sales record
Ford remains #1 despite a 2.3% sales decline; Toyota, Hyundai lag others.
GM benefiting from giving engineers greater sway, new product chief says
Mark Reuss says the automaker will continue to crank out winning vehicles with incoming CEO Mary Barra leading the charge.
New Ford plants unlikely despite sales increase, manufacturing head says
Jim Tetreault says the company needs to squeeze more cars and trucks out of existing factories.
Big July for Chrysler as it tops Canadian auto sales
Ford sells nearly 194,000 vehicles in the US, led by the F-Series pickup.
Trucks drive Canadian auto sales in May
Moneymakers for OEMs gained 7.9% from previous year.
Chrysler profits fall 65% on lower shipments, launches of key vehicles
Company attributes decline to the end of production of the Jeep Liberty SUV at a factory in Ohio.
China’s March auto sales up 13.3%, Japanese brands suffer more decline
Communist government promoting auto manufacturing, but still fine-tuning policies to encourage smaller, fuel-efficient vehicle sales.
Billionaire investor Icahn gives up bid to buy truck maker Oshkosh
Carl Icahn wanted 25% of the company’s shares, but was tendered only 22% before offer expired.
Canadian auto sales cruising to a near record
1.6M sold in first 11 months, Ford with strong November sales.
Forged aluminum truck wheels dramatically cut CO2
Alcoa peer-reviewed study looks at the benefits of switching from steel wheels.