Truck News


  • Canada’s carbon pricing situation

    October 21, 2016 3:14PM by Sonia Straface

    MONCTON, N.B. – Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all Canadian provinces and territories have until 2018 to have some sort of carbon pricing plan in place. The goal of the plan put in place by the Liberals

  • FMCSA issues safety advisory on traveling with recalled Samsung smartphone

    October 21, 2016 3:09PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to drivers outlining the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices, including the Samsung Note

  • Class 8 orders follow trend: ACT Research

    October 21, 2016 11:08AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a slight rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end, ACT Research revealed today. Seasonally adjusted, September’s orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off

  • Where are all the trucking poets?

    October 20, 2016 11:42PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Ran across this poem that puts a spotlight on our profession. I’ve often wondered why are there are so few good trucking poems. Anybody out there got anything to offer? This one at least hits the mark. Near Election, Missouri

  • Higher freight volumes to close third quarter of 2016

    October 20, 2016 4:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Freight volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads closed higher for the third quarter of 2016, up 5% month-to-month and 10% compared to September 2015, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, load

  • Ryder’s new service delivers fuel to the customer

    October 20, 2016 10:45AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System customers can now receive fuel delivery while off duty and domicile at 435 locations throughout Canada and the US. The new mobile fuel solution uses Ryder’s 6,400 strategic fuel partnerships to create what it called

  • Two-truck platoons can save fleets big bucks on fuel

    October 20, 2016 10:29AM by Sonia Straface

    MONCTON, N.B. – Truck platooning has the potential to save carriers a significant amount of fuel and money, according to Jack Roberts of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). Roberts spoke at the Atlantic Provinces’ Trucking Association’s transportation

  • Why your fleet needs a marijuana policy

    October 20, 2016 1:28AM by Sonia Straface

    MONCTON, N.B. – Thanks to the Liberal government, the legalization of marijuana is coming whether Canadians like it or not. Speaking to attendees of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s transportation summit this week about what the legalization of pot means

  • Surrey truck parking plan reaches a roadblock

    October 18, 2016 11:53AM by Truck West

    SURREY, B.C. – Plans for a new 77-acre truck park along the Little Campbell River in South Surrey could be in jeopardy. Peace Arch News reported that proponents behind the plans have withdrawn their rezoning application, and that the company

  • Meritor announces the Opti-Lite brake drum

    October 17, 2016 3:54PM by Truck West

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced the release of its new Opti-Lite brake drum Oct. 11, designed for linehaul and weight-sensitive applications, such as tanker/trailer and freight. “Developed on the same platform as our established STEELite™ X30 brake drums, the Opti-Lite

  • Report indicates fuel savings come from use of variety of technologies

    October 17, 2016 3:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A study has determined that the median fleet-wide fuel economy is 6.5 miles per gallon, and that the number was achieved through the use of a variety of fuel saving technologies. For truck-tractors, aluminum wheels, speed limiters

  • Great Dane enhances safety features and unveils two new truck bodies

    October 17, 2016 2:47PM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane is set to introduce enhanced trailer safety features and its new Blizzard and Guardian truck bodies during the 2016 International Foodservice Distributors Association conference this week. Great Dane says safety features on its Everest reefer

  • APTA, Trailer Wizards donate to Trucks for Change Network

    October 17, 2016 9:23AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trailer Wizards have donated more than $17,000 to Trucks for Change Network. Trucks for Change provides a charity-load posting tool that enables member carriers to donate available truck capacity to

  • Navistar adds directors to board

    October 17, 2016 8:30AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar this morning named three new members to its board of directors. José Maria Alapont, Stephen R. D’Arcy and Dennis A. Suskind are the newest board members. “We are delighted that José, Stephen and Dennis have agreed

  • Feature Transportation

    Innovation and expansion pays off for Gervee

    October 15, 2016 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Growth and innovation helped transform what was once a conventional trucking company into the diversified company it is today. Gerald Verstraete got the wheels rolling on Gervee Trucking Ltd. in 1984 hauling feed and meal to