Truck News


  • Registration open for OTA’s cross-border symposium

    April 1, 2015 1:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thanks in part to the Beyond the Borders Action Plan, several initiatives have been put in place to improve cross-border processes in last few years. To explore the affect recent cross-border initiatives have had on the highway

  • Date set for annual Teddy Bear Convoy

    April 1, 2015 11:44AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Trucking companies and drivers across Newfoundland and Labrador are raising money to support the Janeway Children’s hospital – the only children’s hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador. The event dubbed the Teddy Bear Convoy will take place

  • OTA Education Foundation accepting annual scholarship applications

    April 1, 2015 11:14AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association Education Foundation has released information about its annual general and endowed scholarships to assist post-secondary students with the financial responsibility of paying for a college and/or university education. The annual endowed scholarships have

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge: March results

    April 1, 2015 10:38AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – It may be April 1, but it’s no joke: The Healthy Fleet Challenge has ended its second leg of the competition and is taking a month-long rest in April. As expected, the challenge was a success and

  • PeopleNet names new general manager of its North American oil and gas services division

    March 31, 2015 1:24PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – PeopleNet has named Jim Rodi as its new general manager of North American oil and gas services divisions. In his new role, Rodi will be blending the resources of PeopleNet and Trimble sister company GEOTrac to create

  • National Truck League appoints new transportation insurance specialist

    March 31, 2015 9:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – The National Truck League has appointed Harjeet Dhadda as transportation insurance specialist. The announcement was made by the company’s president, Rod Stiller. Dhadda is a certified professional driver improvement instructor for the Canada Safety Council. He is

  • Nominations open for OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award

    March 31, 2015 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has announced nominations are now open for the 2015 OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award. The award is given to a brave Ontario driver or owner/op who uses quick thinking and integrity during an emergency

  • Continental’s Jerry Gabbard retires

    March 31, 2015 9:25AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Continental has announced Jerry Gabbard, vice-president and general manager of the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket (CVAM) business, has retired. Gabbard held his most recent position since December 2007 and had put in 13 years of service with

  • Women In Trucking forms first all-female Image Team

    March 31, 2015 8:49AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. – Women in Trucking (WIT) has recently formed its first Image Team. The Image Team is a group of five professional female drivers whose mission it is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry and

  • Work safely near forklifts

    March 30, 2015 7:19PM by Jimmy Sandhu

    A 36-year-old man died of his injuries after being hit by a forklift in Delta, BC on January 20, 2015. “Emergency responders were not able to help the man, who reportedly died at the scene,” reads this recent story from

  • Bestpass rolls out new Horizon transponder, expands tolling network

    March 30, 2015 9:17AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Bestpass introduced its new Horizon transponder last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show. “We’re deploying the Horizon transponder so fleets and owner-operators will no longer have to manage, maintain and pay for up to ten different transponders in

  • Peterbilt launches SmartLINQ remote diagnostics, new configurations for classic models

    March 30, 2015 8:53AM by Sonia Straface

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt has launched a new remote diagnostics system called SmartLINQ at the Mid-America Trucking last week. “SmartLINQ is the intelligent solution for getting the most productivity, profitability and performance from each Peterbilt equipped with this new technology,”

  • Volvo expands XE powertrain packages, introduces Adaptive Loading

    March 27, 2015 12:06PM by Sonia Straface

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Volvo Trucks has expanded its line-up of fuel efficient XE powertrain packages, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The newest XE powertrain package is called the XE super direct drive. The company claims it improves

  • Mack unveils Load Logic, 6×2 with liftable pusher axle

    March 27, 2015 10:44AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack has introduced a Load Logic powertrain specification that can save fuel in applications where trucks regularly go out loaded and return empty. Load Logic is available on the Mack Pinnacle and locks out 12th gear when

  • Trail King launches new parts database system

    March 26, 2015 10:18PM by Sonia Straface

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In an attempt to both expand its aftermarket offering and improve service to its customers, Trail King has launched a new online parts database system, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking show earlier today. The new