Truck News


  • OBAC adds the Western Star 5700XE to its rebate program

    May 29, 2015 2:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) has added the Western Star 5700XE to its “Any Way You Like It” rebate program. Eligible members will get $1,200 back on a day-cab or sleeper model 5700XE. The rebate

  • Researchers seeking fleets to participate in first-ever Canadian sleep apnea study for truckers

    May 29, 2015 11:22AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – The first-ever study on sleep apnea in the Canadian trucking industry is underway and researchers are hopeful it will answer a lot of questions concerning the safety of our roads and drivers’ health. The study – pioneered

  • TSI Group names new research and marketing consultant

    May 28, 2015 2:10PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – TSI Group has hired Katherine Mouzenian as its new research and marketing consultant. Mouzenian joins the TSI team with several years of experience in marketing and communications. Prior to this position with TSI, she was the communications

  • GE Capital, Canada teams up with Shell to help make trucking more green

    May 28, 2015 1:58PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – GE Capital, Canada announced today that it has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada products to facilitate the truck industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Under the agreement, GE Capital and Shell will

  • New research explores potential for Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning

    May 28, 2015 9:48AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Phase One Final Report of the Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning (DATP) initiative has been released by the research team recently. The research was funded by a grant from the US Department of Transportation’s Exploratory Advanced Research program

  • Trailcon Leasing makes several new appointments

    May 28, 2015 9:20AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont.— After some steady growth, Trailcon Leasing Inc. has responded with several new appointments at its new Brampton, Ont. head office. The company’s president Alan Boughton announced that Mike Krell has been promoted to vice-president, sales and marketing. Krell

  • LTL total freight costs stabilize

    May 27, 2015 4:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went up by 2.6% in March when compared to February, according to the results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index. The Base Rate Index also increased

  • Kenworth dealership in Quebec relocates

    May 27, 2015 4:06PM by Truck News

    AMOS, Que. — Kenworth dealer Centre du Camion Amos has relocated. The new dealership has moved to a new 37,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Quebec Routes 109 and 111 in Amos. “We’re pleased to offer this new site so

  • Bendix employees help build home for trucker in need

    May 27, 2015 2:13PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – When the industry gives back to its truckers, it’s a beautiful thing. On May 22, more than 120 Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems employees rolled up their sleeves to help build the walls of a house for a

  • Trailer Wizards appoints new senior service manager

    May 27, 2015 1:26PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer Wizards has announced today that Gary Nippard has been appointed its new senior service manager for the Mississauga and Gormley, Ont. operations. With 20 years of service management experience, he will be in charge of the

  • PeopleNet acquires Cadec Global

    May 26, 2015 10:52AM by Truck News

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, has announced today that it has acquired the assets of Cadec Global, a leader in technology for food service and private fleets. “This acquisition combines the best of both Cadec and PeopleNet,” said

  • Feature Transportation


    May 26, 2015 10:51AM by James Menzies

    Our own Kathy Penner, associate publisher, is raising money for Make-A-Wish by participating in the Rope for Hope campaign. This will see her rappel 30 storeys (gulp!!) down Toronto City Hall on June 12. You wouldn’t even get me to

  • Competition heats up as the Healthy Fleet Challenge comes to an end

    May 26, 2015 10:39AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – There’s just one week left of the Healthy Fleet Challenge and the competition is heating up as participants are trying their best to get in all the steps they can before the May 31 deadline. The last

  • Feature Transportation


    May 26, 2015 9:31AM by James Menzies

    The aptly named Trison Tarps (named so to represent the three sons of company founder Paul Vandenberg) turned 10 last week and to celebrate, held a pig roast at its new 48,000 sq.-ft. facility. Paul had a 217-lb pig on

  • Jayne Gunn passes away

    May 26, 2015 8:04AM by Truck News

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — The trucking industry lost a friend over the weekend, with the passing of longtime recruiter and industry advocate Jayne Gunn. She died following a battle with a brain tumour at the age of 51. Gunn was a