Truck News


  • Canada Cartage makes deliveries for Project Water

    June 26, 2015 11:14AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage this week transported 300,000 bottles of water as part of Project Water. The water was delivered from Nestle Canada to the Engage and Change parking lot of pick-up by front-line relief organizations. Since its launch,

  • DTNA collaborates with Zonar Systems

    June 25, 2015 8:38PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America announced today that it has become a minority in Zonar Systems. According to the company, this investment is a smart one as it expands DTNA’s development of connected vehicles. The long-term partnership aims

  • Premier Bulk hosts grand opening of new terminal

    June 25, 2015 8:26PM by Sonia Straface

    GORMLEY, Ont. – Premier Bulk Systems celebrated its new terminal in Gormley, Ont. with a traditional grand opening today. The event allowed attendees to tour the new facility, have a bite to eat, and watch the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony

  • Trailer Wizards hosts customer appreciation day

    June 25, 2015 3:15PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer Wizards hosted its annual customer appreciation day in Mississauga today where attendees got to mingle with staff, win prizes, and enjoy a catered lunch. Trailer Wizards representatives were pleased with the turnout of the event and

  • Mike Ham tapped by Omnitracs to oversee Canadian expansion

    June 25, 2015 1:41PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — Omnitracs has hired former Shaw Tracking v.p. Mike Ham to serve as general manager and vice-president of its Canadian division. Ham brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the wireless technology space. He

  • Canadian team wins Mack Masters Competition

    June 25, 2015 9:16AM by Truck News

      ALLENTOWN, Penn. —  A Canadian team took home the gold in the final round of the inaugural Mack Masters Competition held recently in Allentown, Penn. The winner of the intense, hands-on final challenge was team Babine PG from Babine

  • LTL total freight costs increase

    June 25, 2015 8:41AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of round transportation for Canadian Shippers went down by 0.6% in April, when compared to March results, according to the data published by the Canadian General Freight Index today. The data also shows that

  • Kenworth, Paccar offer $3,000 rebate on new ICON 900

    June 24, 2015 2:04PM by Truck News

      KIRKLAND, Wash.– Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering a $3,000 rebate for qualifying US and Canadian fleets and operators who purchase the new Kenworth ICON 900 truck by Dec. 31, 2015. The truck – a customized limited edition first introduced

  • Armbro Transport placed into receivership

    June 24, 2015 9:26AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — After 57 years, Armbro Transport has permanently closed its doors, the company placed into receivership Friday. President Jim Davidson confirmed the decision to He blamed the closure on market conditions and intense pressure on rates. “It

  • News Equipment

    This will be trailer market’s best year since late ’90s: ACT

    June 24, 2015 8:10AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders were down 10% in May, however ACT Research remains confident the trailer market is in for a strong year. “Freight volumes at advantageous rates will support fleets, and their investment plans will remain robust,”

  • News Equipment

    Cummins’ Redefining Tour rolls into Canada

    June 23, 2015 8:44PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins’ North America-wide Redefining Tour rolled into Canada for the first time Tuesday, setting up camp at Cummins Eastern Canada in Mississauga. The first Canadian stop will run here from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Wednesday. It

  • Peterbilt hosts ‘Commitment to Class’ event in Quebec

    June 23, 2015 1:48PM by Truck News

    SAINT-THERESE, Que. —  At the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Saint-Therese, Quebec this week, Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company’s Class 6-7 lineup in various

  • Daimler appoints new general manager of human resources

    June 23, 2015 1:16PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Eileen Frack has been appointed to the position of general manager of human resources. The appointment also makes Frack DTNA’s first female Operating Committee member. Prior to this role, Frack

  • US truck tonnage posts small gain in May

    June 23, 2015 12:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage gained 1.1% in May, following a revised loss of 1.4% in April. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported tonnage was up 1.8% compared to May 2014, marking the smallest year-over-year gain since February

  • Maxim Truck & Trailer laces up its sneakers for charity

    June 23, 2015 11:17AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Maxim Truck & Trailer raised close to $70,000 this month when it participated in the Challenge for Life event in Winnipeg. The event consisted of a 20 kilometre walk that promotes healthy living while raising funds and