Truck News


  • Trucking HR Canada reveals latest guest speaker at Women with Drive event

    December 6, 2016 10:29AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada reveals today that Mandy Rennehan, one of the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women two years in a row, will be a guest speaker at the third annual Women with Drive summit on March

  • Fastfrate announces new LTL service between Canada and the US

    December 6, 2016 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Consolidated Fastfrate announced today that it is expanding to offer cross border LTL service. “We are a private company, responsive to the requirements of our customers,” said Ron Tepper, CEO of Fastfrate. “We were careful to align with

  • Zonar shakes up executive team

    December 6, 2016 9:14AM by Truck News

    SEATTLE,  Wash. – Zonar announced today that Ian McKerlich is its new president and CEO.  McKerlich, who had been serving as president at Zonar, succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from

  • Trailcon promotes Foss to executive sales position

    December 6, 2016 9:01AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Trailcon Leasing has named John Foss its new executive manager of national accounts. “John has shown great advancement, and this promotion reflects our appreciation for his dedication to Trailcon and the important role he has played in

  • Fourth fleet joins Wabash Cold Chain Series launch program

    December 5, 2016 4:23PM by Truck West

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National Corp. said a fourth fleet has agreed to join its launch program for its Cold Chain Series refrigerated van trailers. Leonard’s Express will help bring Wabash’s innovative refrigerated trailer, which is made with molded structural

  • Feature Transportation

    Use media buzz to promote your brand

    December 5, 2016 2:48PM by Rebecka Freels

    Many trucking companies work hard to stay out of the media by doing everything they possibly can to avoid collisions, and generally keep a low profile when it comes to reporters. While paid advertising is one way to promote your

  • Feature Transportation

    Ice road truckers needn’t fret

    December 5, 2016 1:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    How the use of airships would help the trucking industry

  • Feature Transportation

    Truckers without borders: Part 2

    December 5, 2016 1:34PM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Bud asks Mark to start taking loads for a new company. At first Mark isn’t interested, but Bud convinces him it would be good for Bud’s other drivers, many of whom are looking for regular, steady

  • Fuel efficiency could improve by 8% through aerodynamic improvements: ACT Research

    December 5, 2016 12:05PM by Truck News

      COLUMBUS, Ind.– According to ACT Research’s N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook potential aerodynamic improvements could increase fuel efficiencies by up to 8%. The N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook presents historical trends, current activity and forecasts of engine demand in on-highway

  • Product Transportation

    Great Dane adds new options on Freedom XP flatbed trailer

    December 5, 2016 11:54AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga.  – Great Dane introduced today that it has added new options to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.  Now, it will feature the JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a new sliding suspension options. The JOST AX150 Alumilight landing

  • Class 8 orders increase in November

    December 5, 2016 10:02AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR  said the preliminary Class 8 net orders for November hit 19,300 units, which is up 41% from October. The respectable November order activity met expectations as the market is back to tracking normal cycles, FTR added.

  • Wabash Canada wins Ambassador Award

    December 2, 2016 2:14PM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wabash National Corporation has awarded eight van dealers with 2016 Ambassador Awards for achieving top-ranked dealer status in 2015 and Wabash Canada was one of them. Wabash said 23 dealers who sell and service Wabash National brand dry

  • Nikola introduces its electric truck, the Nikola One

    December 2, 2016 2:06PM by Truck West

    SALK LAKE CITY, Utah – Nikola Motor Company unveiled its new electric semi-truck, the Nikola One, Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City. With a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries, energy for the Nikola One is supplied on-the-go

  • FMCSA creates national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for CDL holders

    December 2, 2016 9:23AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers today. According to the FMCSA, the clearinghouse

  • Product Transportation

    Optronics unveils new LED lights

    December 1, 2016 3:10PM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. — Optronics revealed several new 4-inch round and 6 inch oval LED stop, tail and turn lights today. According to the company, the lamps employ a newly engineered method of light delivery that looks and works unlike anything