Truck News


  • Gigg Express moves to new facility

    September 2, 2015 8:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Gigg Express announced recently that it is moving from its Etobicoke facility to Mississauga. The new terminal gives the company a lot more elbow room going from 4 docks at its old terminal to 40 docks at

  • Continental Tire partners with Quality Tire Service to open retread facility in Western Canada

    September 2, 2015 2:22PM by Truck News

    SASKATOON, Sask. — Continental Tire and Quality Tire Service chose to celebrate their partnership with the opening of the first commercial tire retread facility in Western Canada today. The new location will operate as a ContiLifeCycle facility, the umbrella for

  • Eaton names new president, vehicle group, North America

    September 2, 2015 10:14AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton announced today that Pavan Pattada has been appointed president, vehicle group, North America. Pattada reports to Ken Davis, president, vehicle group. The appointment came into effect on September 1, 2015. Before accepting his new position, Pattada

  • Volvo expands diagnostic capabilities to improve uptime services

    September 2, 2015 9:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America revealed today that it has expanded its partnered services to provided more detailed diagnostics on truck components. The company claims this will help its customers maximize uptime and make more rapid repair decisions.

  • BCTA: We’ll take truck drivers over driverless trucks

    September 2, 2015 8:45AM by Louise Yako

    News articles earlier this year about driverless trucks operating in Nevada and the Alberta oil sands under restricted conditions set off speculation about whether we’ll need truck drivers within a few decades – and whether autonomous vehicles are an answer

  • Don’t sweat Operation Airbrake; follow these tips from Bendix

    September 2, 2015 8:35AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake roadside inspection campaign runs Sept. 6-12, and Bendix has offered some tips for drivers on how to pass any inspections with flying colours. Preparation: Pre-trip knowledge, maintenance, and inspection

  • Tremcar names new Manitoba, Northern Ontario sales manager

    September 2, 2015 7:52AM by Truck News

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — Tremcar has named Gilles Rondeau its new sales manager for Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Rondeau has worked in the trucking industry for more than 33 years, according to the company. He began as a mechanic and worked

  • News Equipment

    Navistar posts Q3 loss, but feels good about 2016 buying season

    September 2, 2015 7:26AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International announced its Q3 results this morning, reporting a net loss of US$28 million. This compares to a net loss of $2 million in the same quarter last year, however the company notes it incurred certain

  • NACFE issues Confidence Report on lightweighting trucks and trailers

    September 2, 2015 7:13AM by James Menzies

    A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) suggests carriers should consider lightweighting their trucks and trailers to avoid putting more trucks on the road, as shippers look to add more weight to their shipments. The

  • Wabco and CVSA join forces for Brake Safety Week

    September 1, 2015 3:16PM by Truck News

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings revealed today that it has joined forces with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to help improve brake safety in time for the alliance’s 2015 Brake Safety Week running September 6-12. “Wabco is excited to

  • Tallman Group acquires Peel Truck and Trailer

    September 1, 2015 11:59AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group announced the acquisition of certain assets of Peel Truck and Trailer today. Peel Truck and Trailer has been in the transportation industry since 1971 and offers truck and trailer repairs. It also has a Collision

  • Tamara Miller to leave Trucking HR Canada

    September 1, 2015 11:13AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s Tamara Miller is leaving her position, to pursue an opportunity with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Kim MacLaren, who played a lead role in developing National Occupational Standards for the trucking industry’s non-driving

  • Ensure your cargo is safe this Labour Day weekend says CargoNet

    September 1, 2015 10:23AM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – CargoNet is warning the industry to ensure its cargo is safe this coming Labour Day weekend. The company examined statistics from the Wednesday before and Wednesday after the Labour Day weekend and found that in the

  • Two Canadian carriers win Ryder award

    September 1, 2015 9:38AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced its top carrier selections for its annual Ryder Carrier Quality awards today. This award, according to Ryder, recognizes excellence in the business represented by on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value

  • News Equipment

    Ridge Corp. ordered to stop selling Green Tail devices

    September 1, 2015 7:48AM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Texas — A US federal court has sided with Stemco and ordered Ridge Corp. to stop selling its Green Tail trailer tail devices. The order was issued Aug. 24 following a complaint by Stemco that claimed the device infringed