Posts by Caroline Morneau

Global Models

The wide-scale deployment of hydrogen-powered vehicles will occur when world leaders decide to collaborate to create “ecosystems” implementable across the globe. During a workshop at the 2019 Movin’On Summit, experts from Europe and China presented several groundbreaking initiatives designed to make hydrogen more accessible to the transportation sector in their…

Yokohama Launches New 712L Winter Tire

Yokohama Tires has introduced a new long-haul drive tire, the 712L. According to Yokohama, the new tire meets the performance criteria required by the long-haul transportation sector for severe snow service. Manufactured at Yokohama’s West Point, Mississippi facility, the four available 712L sizes – 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, display…

Federal Incentives Boost EV Sales

Less than three months after the launch of its electric (EV) and hybrid vehicle purchase incentive program, Canada’s Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, is pleased to announce that more than 14,000 low-emission vehicles were purchased or leased through the program. It should be remembered that, as of May 1, 2019, a…

Ford Acquires Smart Transportation Company

Ford Smart Mobility, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Corporation, recently acquired Journey Holding, which specializes in intelligent transportation solutions. The vehicle manufacturer wishes to contribute to the acceleration of intelligent transportation in cities. Journey Holding’s software will be integrated with TranLoc, a Ford Smart Mobility company, which provides on demand…

Get a Little Closer…

As the number of specialized tire lines has increased significantly over the years, distribution networks now realize that they need to get closer to their markets. According to Jean-Guy Roy, Desharnais Pneu et Mécanique General Manager, the recent trend of investments by major tire distributors to build new warehousing facilities…
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