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.