Truck News


  • TCA rolls out new online learning platform for drivers

    February 26, 2015 4:10PM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Virg. – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) revealed today that its education and certification program is adding  a new subscription online learning platform to its suite of educational options. The new platform is called Driver Connect, and it is

  • Truckload drives increase in Total Freight Costs  

    February 26, 2015 9:26AM by Truck News

     TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 2.7% in the month of December according to the Canadian General Freight Index. In addition, the base rate index increased by 3% from November to December.

  • Volvo accepting entrants for fleet safety awards

    February 26, 2015 5:19AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo will once again this year recognize two of North America’s safest fleets. The truck maker announced it will once again recognize two North American trucking companies with the safest driving records and best safety programs. Each

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt expedites service times with Rapid Check

    February 26, 2015 5:11AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt is now offering a new quick assessment service program across its North American dealer network, designed to provide customers with diagnostics and an estimate of needed repairs in two hours or less. Rapid Check will be

  • Plans to implement Ontario’s mandatory entry-level driver training move forward

    February 25, 2015 7:18PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last fall, Ontario’s provincial government announced its plans to consult the trucking industry on plans to introduce mandatory entry-level commercial driver training to improve safety across provincial roadways. And today pending plans to introduce the new program

  • News Equipment

    Extended warranty available on medium-duty Kenworths financed by Paccar

    February 25, 2015 1:44PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has announced the availability of an extended warranty program on Classes 5-7 trucks purchased in Canada and financed through Paccar Financial. The trucks now qualify for a two-year/320,000-km basic vehicle extended warranty when the purchase is

  • Second leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge begins March 1

    February 25, 2015 9:11AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – March is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the second leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge to begin. February was a month of rest and relaxation for competitors as it served as a

  • Bendix to build new headquarters

    February 25, 2015 6:43AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has announced the company’s growth has necessitated the construction of a new headquarters. It will be located in northeastern Ohio, within a 20-mile radius of its current home in Elyria, the company announced. A groundbreaking ceremony

  • Great Dane promotes Chris Hammond

    February 25, 2015 6:37AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Great Dane has announced the promotion of Chris Hammond to the position of executive vice-president of sales. Hammond will be charged with leading the company’s overall sales, marketing and aftermarket parts and service functions. He has been

  • Morneau Sego expands in Newfoundland

    February 25, 2015 6:31AM by Truck News

    WABUSH, Nfld. — Morneau Sego, a division of Groupe Morneau, has announced the opening of a new terminal in Wabush, Nfld. The company says the new location will improve service in the Quebec and Labrador regions. It will also enable

  • Drivers asked to rate their shippers and receivers

    February 24, 2015 4:25PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The OTA has rolled out a new survey called Operation UpGrade that allows drivers and carriers the chance to reveal how shippers and consignees treat truckers during pickups and deliveries. The OTA says the survey will help

  • US truck tonnage sets new record in January

    February 24, 2015 12:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index recorded an all-time high in January. US for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.2% in January, posting a 6.6% year-over-year gain, the largest y-o-y gain in more than a year.

  • Pro-Tread hits milestone with seven millionth lesson completed

    February 24, 2015 7:29AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, Wash. — Pro-Tread, an online training tool for drivers with lessons delivered via smartphone and tablet, celebrated the completion of its seven millionth course recently. It was completed by Ryder System driver James Ekins, who finished the Avoiding Fixed

  • Bendix recognizes engineers during Engineering Week

    February 24, 2015 7:20AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix took the opportunity during Engineers Week Feb. 22-28 to recognize the contribution of its engineering staff, which last year earned the company 27 worldwide patents. Forty-six engineers contributed to earning the patents. They’ll be honoured during

  • Time running out to register for Women with Drive Summit

    February 23, 2015 2:03PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Time is running out to register for the Women with Drive Summit hosted by Trucking HR Canada. The event is being held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre on March 5. Sponsors of the