Truck News


  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase

    July 22, 2016 12:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower

  • What makes Canada different from the United States?

    July 22, 2016 9:56AM by Mark Borkowski

    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet

  • Product Transportation

    Teletrac launches new fleet management platform

    July 22, 2016 8:57AM by Truck News

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Teletrac Navman released its latest software platform called Teletrac Navman Director this week. The platform is now available worldwide and it intelligently tracks assets and collects valuable data to meet a range of business needs and to drive

  • Product Transportation

    Nexiq Technologies rolls out eTechnician software combo

    July 22, 2016 8:35AM by Truck News

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Nexiq Technologies rolled out the latest release of eTechnician recently, which now includes two PC-based software applications— eTechnician Heavy Duty Standard (HDS) and eTechnician Light and Medium Truck (LMT). The company said in a release that the

  • Product Transportation

    Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels

    July 22, 2016 8:27AM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish

  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated

    July 22, 2016 8:23AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global

  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks

    July 21, 2016 5:16PM by Sonia Straface

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the

  • Feature Transportation

    How trucking eats its young

    July 18, 2016 1:30PM by Al Goodhall

    ‘Work the first two weeks without pay and then we’ll pay you 10 cents per mile while training.’ That was an offer made to a newly licensed driver by a potential employer. This information came to me through a trusted

  • Feature Transportation

    The formula for success as an O/O

    July 18, 2016 1:21PM by Mark Lee

    Over the past couple of years I have helped a few friends transition from company driver to owner/operator. As strange as it may sound, it all started because of an ear infection. I was due to fly to Kenworth in

  • PMTC to host half-day conference in Nova Scotia

    July 18, 2016 9:20AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. —  The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) revealed the date of its next regional seminar today. The next seminar being jointly hosted by the PMTC and Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic, will be held on Wednesday,

  • How to survive the tough times

    July 18, 2016 8:58AM by Mark Borkowski

    No doubt about it — it’s getting pretty scary out there. The transportation can feel it more than any other service provider. People are cutting back on expenses, doing more things themselves than they used to “outsource” to transporters and

  • Natural gas truck sales improve

    July 18, 2016 8:42AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – US and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales improved in May after a slow start to 2016, according to a recent report from ACT Research. The report said the continuing low cost of diesel is making the

  • Clean diesel trucks are taking over

    July 15, 2016 11:47AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – US trucks are going green. According to recent data, more than 40% of all medium and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States are currently equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to

  • Product Transportation

    Kinedyne named exclusive master distributor for VeeBoard Brand Corner Protectors

    July 15, 2016 11:28AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Kinedyne announced today that it has been named the exclusive distributor for VeeBoards, BeeBoards2Go and BrickGuards Brand Corner Protectors for the US and Canada. VeeBoards, VeeBoards2Go and BrickGuards Brand Corner Protectors are used primarily by fleets and owner-operators

  • Canadian results of 2016 International Roadcheck revealed

    July 15, 2016 11:12AM by Truck News

    New Brunswick had lowest OOS average in Canada, while Alberta had the highest