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  • Truckload freight costs drop in July

    October 1, 2014 4:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went down 3.4% in July from June according to the results published by the Canadian General Freight Index. The Base Rate Index also decreased by 3.2 when compared

  • New regional sales managers for CMA

    October 1, 2014 2:08PM by Truck News

    MONROVIA, Calif. – Double Coin and CMA announced today that they have added two regional sales managers for Canada and Mexico. Brian Riddel has been appointed regional sales manager for Canada and Juan Alberto Gonzales is the new regional sales

  • Volvo revises LNG engine plans

    October 1, 2014 10:52AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Trucks no longer intends to produce a compression ignition LNG engine for the North American market. The company issued a statement today saying while it will continue to field-test dimethyl ether (DME) powered vehicles and will

  • Winners of the second Healthy Fleet Challenge revealed

    October 1, 2014 9:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – It was a long September but shoe laces have been untied and sneakers have been happily kicked off for the time being as the second Healthy Fleet Challenge came to a close last night at 12 a.m.

  • Demand for rental trucks at an all-time high: Paccar

    September 30, 2014 4:30PM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Paccar announced today that the demand for PacLease rental trucks are at an all-time high. “Freight capacity continues to tighten driving increased demand for new trucks, as well as rental trucks,” said Tom Pecyna, Paccar Leasing Company’s

  • TTSAO handles change with grace

    September 30, 2014 3:26PM by Truck News

    Hamilton, ON – So far this year the Truck Training School Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has seen lots of change. The association has a new staff, a new office in Hamilton and a new Web site. Despite all this changes,

  • Golfing to grant wishes

    September 30, 2014 11:50AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Back in early June, Truck News collaborated with Chevron to host its ninth annual charity golf tournament at Wooden Sticks Golf Course in Uxbridge, Ontario, in support of Make-A-Wish Canada.  The event was a major success as

  • Trailer Wizards purchases Western Storage assets

    September 30, 2014 9:51AM by Truck News

    Edmonton, Alta. –Trailer Wizards has acquired Western Storage assets beginning October 1, 2014. The purchase adds 1,500 dry vans and containers to its fleet. The purchase also means that Kelowna, B.C. will be added to Trailer Wizards’ list of Canadian

  • Canadian companies named in Detroit’s top 12 distributors

    September 30, 2014 9:16AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America has announced the twelve top Detroit distributors who have won the Race to Charlotte and three of them are Canadian. Winners were chosen by the top sales from May 1 to August 30,

  • Bridgestone donates $1 million to help combat Ebola outbreak

    September 29, 2014 12:25PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. and Tokyo ― To help combat the Ebola outbreak, Bridgestone will be donating $1 million (USD) to the efforts in Liberia and region, the company announced today. More specifically, half of the donation will be going to Samartian’s

  • Trailer orders strong in August: ACT Research

    September 29, 2014 9:06AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – As outlined in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers, published by ACT Research, August was a strong month for the trailer industry as trailer orders were once again above average. “Both new and net

  • Mullen Group on Mill Creek, Kriska, and the Western Canadian trucking industry

    September 28, 2014 11:12PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Mullen Group senior VP Richard J. Maloney talks about the new partnership, industry consolidation and the driver shortage.

  • Mack Trucks renews sponsorship with ATA’s Share the Road program

    September 26, 2014 11:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC – Marking 13 years of continuous support, Mack Trucks announced today it would sponsor the American Trucking Associations Share the Road program. “Our customers depend on Mack Trucks to get the job done safely,” said Stephen Roy, president

  • Wabash National presents awards to top suppliers

    September 26, 2014 10:46AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – During its annual supplier conference, Wabash National Corporation recognized 22 top suppliers with awards for exceptional performance to help the organization meet customer needs. “We value the relationships with our suppliers and the support they provide to

  • Ryder recognized for excellence in workplace safety

    September 26, 2014 9:37AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – For the second year in a row, Ryder System has received the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) achievement award, the company announced today. The award celebrates safety excellence in the Canadian marketplace as the IHSA monitors