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  1. Okay, one more tidbit from the upcoming profile of Fortigo Freight founder Elias Demangos. I probably did a double-take when interviewing Elias when he mentioned that one of his priorities is succession planning. I may even have spit out some… View the full article
  2. I’ve been spending some time lately with Elias Demangos, founder and president of Fortigo Freight Systems, getting to know him for a profile that will appear in an upcoming issue of Truck News. Elias grew up in a trucking family… View the full article
  3. Trucks for Change, the organization that matches up carriers with available capacity with charities needing free or inexpensive transportation of donated goods, continues to grow and to make a huge contribution to Canadian charities. There are now 70 carriers that… View the full article
  4. Dennis Roberts, the owner of TransCan Service Centre, a Blind River, Ont.-based heavy tow operator, has a warning for the trucking industry. Good luck getting a tow after hours, he says, thanks to a potential unintended consequence of Ontario’s Bill… View the full article
  5. From the Montana Department of Transportation, by way of the Toronto Trucking Association, comes this scary video of a truck losing control in snowy conditions, striking a passenger vehicle that was stopped on the side of the road and sending… View the full article
  6. In addition to investing $100 million into its Redford, Mich. plant to accommodate production of the DT12 transmission, Daimler also announced it will build its new mid-range engines – the DD5 and DD8 – at the plant…eventually. Similar to the… View the full article
  7. Engines, axles, and now automated transmissions – all built for the North American market under one roof. That’s the Detroit brand’s definition of a hat trick, and that was one of many hockey analogies made when Daimler Trucks North America… View the full article
  8. LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Brian Shantz has been appointed as the new director of dealer network development and operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA). In his added role, Shantz, who is also the general manager of Canadian operations,… View the full article
  9. COLUMBUS, Ind. – According to ACT Research, October wasn’t the best month for trailer orders. Despite exceed 33,000 units, trailer orders were down 7% from September and 30% from October 2014. However, according to the most recent State of the… View the full article
  10. MINNEAPOLIS, Min. – PeopleNet has released a new white paper aimed at helping companies get the most return from their fleets while abiding by the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began developing an… View the full article
  11. Manchester, Vt., Fire Chief Philip Bourn has witnessed all kinds of blazes in his 30 years of service. However, Bourn said he was moments away from facing his “worst nightmare.” If it hadn’t been for what he called “heroic” efforts by 42-year-old truck driver John Matala, Bourn said he may have been forced to evacuate much of the town of 4,300 in Vermont. View the full article
  12. An incident on the Will Rogers turnpike involving a trucker and a drunk driver has Oklahoma law enforcement officers reminding motorists that while their help is appreciated in combating drunk drivers, leave the arrest part up to the professionals. View the full article
  13. Truckers using compressed natural gas engines along Interstate 40 now have another fueling station. Love’s Travel Stops has opened its sixth Fast-Fill CNG station on I-40 in Albuquerque, N.M. View the full article
  14. Meals for 18 Wheels serves meals to truck drivers all year, but the program is preparing for its busiest time as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw closer. View the full article
  15. If the nation’s roadways seem busier than usual, it may be because motorists are using them more than ever before. The Federal Highway Administration is reporting that U.S. drivers logged in 259.9 billion miles in September, the most miles traveled in September of any year, according to an FHWA press release. View the full article
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