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  • Prestone introduces new antifreeze/coolant

    October 6, 2014 10:40AM by Truck News

    Lake Forest, IL– Prestone Products announced its new Heavy Duty Nitrite Free Extended Life Organic Acid Technology Antifreeze/coolant recently. This new coolant protects all engine metals and liner pitting. “We are excited to be introducing the Prestone Command Nitrite Free

  • Bryson Insurance recognized twice in 2014

    October 5, 2014 8:30PM by Truck News

    AJAX, Ont. – It’s been an award-winning year for Bryson Insurance. The company received the nod for being one of the Top 10 insurance Brokers in Canada. And more recently, Neil Bryson has been named in the top half of

  • PrePass program reaches new milestones

    October 5, 2014 5:38PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — HELP Inc., the non-profit organization that runs the PrePass weigh station bypass network in the US, celebrated a milestone at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. The organization, which is a public-private partnership, says

  • Volvo Trucks delivers 1,000th VAH model to Hansen & Adkins

    October 3, 2014 12:23PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – At a ceremony at its headquarters Volvo Trucks delivered its 1,000th Volvo Autohauler (VAH) model to Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. “Having been involved with the VAH since its inception, it’s nice to commemorate this milestone,” Hansen

  • New regulations on weights and dimensions and inspections

    October 3, 2014 10:01AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Canadian governments have come to agreement on policies regarding truck weights and measures and vehicle inspections. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers of transport approved three recommendations put forward by the National Task Force on Vehicle Weights and

  • Train Trailer president expands duties

    October 3, 2014 8:55AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Train Trailer has given Rick Kloepfer more responsibility. The company’s president has added the duties of chief operating officer to his title. Kloepfer works out of the Train Trailer’s Mississauga office and oversees its operations as well

  • Truck drivers ask FMCSA to divulge details of failed border pilot program

    October 2, 2014 1:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today asking them to reveal details on future plans no that the Mexico cross border pilot program has expired.

  • 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