Truck News


  • ATRI publishes new truck parking studies

    February 27, 2017 8:43PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) posted two new truck parking studies on its website today. The lack of available truck parking is a hot research topic for ATRI and these latest studies, completed for the Minnesota

  • Newcom, PIT Group unveils detail of upcoming SCEF

    February 27, 2017 8:36PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Newcom Media together with PIT Group have revealed the details the Sommet canadien sur l’entretien de flotte (SCEF). The SCEF is set to be held in Montreal on April 19 on the sidelines of ExpoCam. According to Newcom and

  • Why all fleets need an HR lead 

    February 27, 2017 8:21PM by Angela Splinter

    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,

  • Use of in-cab video helps, does not hinder drivers, says Omnitracs

    February 27, 2017 5:21PM by Derek Clouthier

    PHOENIX, Az. – Andrew Schimelpfenig of Omnitracs Safety Center of Excellence said employing the use of an in-cab video solution is an essential ‘reliable witness’ in the event of an incident. According to Schimelpfenig, in-cab video, both facing the driver

  • Omnitracs provides several regulatory updates during its Outlook 2017 conference

    February 27, 2017 3:30PM by Derek Clouthier

    PHOENIX, Az. – Tom Cuthbertson, vice-president of regulatory compliance for Omnitracs, said a Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was soon coming down the pike, and it was a positive that thus far 80% of the bill was shaping up

  • Paul’s Hauling taps Dana to help with tire management

    February 27, 2017 12:02PM by James Menzies

    Dana also adds new downspeeding options

  • SAF-Holland introduces new suspension, shunt truck fifth wheel

    February 27, 2017 11:42AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SAF-Holland has come out with a new lightweight fixed frame air suspension and a new terminal tractor fifth wheel. Both products were introduced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The CBX23 AeroBeam fixed

  • Today’s trucking technology could be yesterday’s news before you know it

    February 26, 2017 4:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    When I first started this job more than a year ago, I never would have imagined that technology would be such a huge part of what I write about. Well now it seems the race to put the first all-electric

  • Embark unveils new self-driving truck technology

    February 24, 2017 9:14AM by Truck News

    SAN MATEO, Calif. — Embark, a new developer of self-driving technologies, unveiled its self-driving truck technology today. The company, which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads, says it has

  • Feature Transportation

    Peel region starts long range transportation plan update

    February 24, 2017 7:54AM by Sonia Straface

    Transportation representatives say they want more LCVs operating in the region

  • Ontario’s LCV program has been a success

    February 24, 2017 7:49AM by James Menzies

    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap

  • Feature Transportation


    February 24, 2017 7:48AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Small and mid-sized carriers are easy targets for hackers

  • Buyer beware

    February 24, 2017 7:42AM by James Menzies

    The clock is ticking for Canadian carriers operating in the US to install electronic logging devices. The system you choose may be the most important decision you make this year.

  • The politics of pipelines

    February 23, 2017 1:39PM by Roger McKnight

    I like to think that everyone has a skill of some kind. That’s until I thought, “Wait, everyone has one? That means politicians, too?” This just cannot be – the only skill required is to be a lawyer, educated in

  • Total costs continue to slide

    February 23, 2017 12:22PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went down by 1.1% in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index.  The base rate index also decreased by 1.7% in December while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers