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News Manufacturing General
September 17, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 9, 2020  

Mack Trucks to lay off 300 at Pennsylvania assembly plant

Slowing production at Lower Macungie Township plant to cope with reduced demand.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 15, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 20, 2019  

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.

News Automotive General
June 11, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
November 28, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 11, 2018  

Parts shortage that hit Ford spreads to more companies

FCA isn’t expecting any large production disruptions at any factories other than Windsor.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 12, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General
November 17, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 4, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
June 14, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General Operations Production Sustainability
April 17, 2017  

Tesla to unveil electric semi-truck in September

A pickup truck offering will follow within two years.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
June 8, 2016  

Government support wanted for natural gas fuelled vehicles

Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance sees opportunities for trucks but incentives needed.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
May 18, 2016  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 22, 2016  

Volvo profits down as truck sales fall 7% in North America

But demand for heavy-duty vehicles rose by 23% in Europe.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
April 4, 2016  

Canadian auto sales off to ‘dream start’ in 2016

DesRosiers says overall sales improved 9.3% for best March.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
December 16, 2015  

Mack to lay off 400 at Pennsylvania plant

Blames weakened demand for trucks.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
July 3, 2015  

Trucks fuel June vehicle sales

Record sales driven by light trucks, up by 11%.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Transportation General Operations Sustainability
June 22, 2015  

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.

News Automotive Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 2, 2015  

Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks

Ian Wright targets noisy, gas-guzzling, commercial vehicles that make frequent stops.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
March 6, 2015  

NA leads global heavy truck recovery

Scotiabank reports more surge of more than 70% over the past year.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 3, 2014  

Trucks boost Nov. auto sales to record level

DesRosiers says 11-month total just short of 2013 total.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General
June 4, 2014  

Canadian auto industry sets May sales record

Ford remains #1 despite a 2.3% sales decline; Toyota, Hyundai lag others.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
January 15, 2014  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
August 7, 2013  

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.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
August 2, 2013  

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.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
June 4, 2013  

Trucks drive Canadian auto sales in May

Moneymakers for OEMs gained 7.9% from previous year.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
April 29, 2013  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
April 11, 2013  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations Operations Technology
December 5, 2012  

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.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
December 4, 2012  

Canadian auto sales cruising to a near record

1.6M sold in first 11 months, Ford with strong November sales.

News Energy Sustainability
September 26, 2012  

Forged aluminum truck wheels dramatically cut CO2

Alcoa peer-reviewed study looks at the benefits of switching from steel wheels.