Truck News


  • Trucking industry urged to ‘wear plaid for Dad’ June 19

    May 22, 2015 11:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers are ‘wearing plaid for Dad’ this month and raising money for prostate cancer research. In order to raise awareness about prostate cancer as well as money to help fight the disease, a movement is underway

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    Trailer orders fall 22% in April, but analyst not concerned

    May 22, 2015 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — A 22% decrease in trailer net orders in April should not cause too much concern, according to industry analyst ACT Research. Orders totaled 18,000 units, however that’s partly due to last year’s unprecedented order intake, which was

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    Class 8 truck orders reach 17-month low

    May 22, 2015 9:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final Class 8 net orders for April totaled 22,400 units, reaching a 17-month low, according to data from ACT Research. Classes 5-7 truck net orders came in at 17,700 units, also down. “These are numbers that would

  • Cowan Foundation celebrates giving, by giving more

    May 21, 2015 1:50PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Cowan Foundation, created by the founder of Cowan Insurance, is marking 20 years of giving this year and $20 million in charitable donations. Frank Cowan set up the Foundation in 1995, the company says. “The Cowan

  • Manitoba Trucking Association names new safety director

    May 21, 2015 1:41PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has named Ed Pschulski its new director of the Manitoba Trucking Safety Program. He brings more than 14 years’ safety experience to the role, the MTA announced. Pschulski will be charged with

  • Timmins home to worst roads in Ontario: CAA

    May 21, 2015 8:22AM by Truck News

    TIMMINS, Ont. — The two worst roads in Ontario can be found in Timmins, according to the 2015 CAA Worst Roads campaign. More than 2,000 roads were nominated this year, but Algonquin Blvd. West and Algonquin Blvd. East earned the

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    Lots of activities planned for Shell SuperRigs weekend

    May 21, 2015 7:31AM by Truck News

    SELMA, Texas — Canadian show truck owners may have a long way to travel to compete in this year’s Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition, but organizers are promising a full weekend of activities once they get there. SuperRigs runs June 11-13,

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    Trailer dealers planning for big turnout in September

    May 21, 2015 7:07AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — North American trailer dealers are coming together in Nashville this fall, for what will be a record turnout for the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) trade show. The organization says 300 dealers are now registered, an

  • Trison Tarps fires up the smoker to celebrate a decade in business

    May 20, 2015 5:05PM by James Menzies

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — Almost a year to the day after Trison Tarps celebrated moving into its large, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the company once again invited back guests for some of Trison president Paul Vandenberg’s specialty: pulled pork, straight off the

  • East Manufacturing names new rep for national fleets

    May 20, 2015 3:41PM by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio — East Manufacturing has put Douglas Kenney in charge of national fleets sales across North America. “Doug’s ability to achieve results is an asset as we continue to focus on growing our fleet customers,” said Bill McKenzie, director

  • Costs up, freight down for Ontario carriers

    May 20, 2015 3:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers are reporting lower freight volumes and rates through the first part of 2015, however they remain relatively upbeat about business conditions. That’s according to the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA’s) Q2 business conditions survey. The survey

  • Road Today Truck Show to be held this Saturday

    May 20, 2015 3:07PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Road Today Truck Show will be held this Saturday at the Soccer Centre in Brampton, Ont. The show will be May 23 at 1495 Sandalwood Parkway E (at Dixie/Sandalwood) and will feature an indoor trade show,

  • US truck tonnage declines in April

    May 19, 2015 12:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage has reached its lowest mark since April 2014, falling 3% in April compared to March. Tonnage was up 1% compared to April 2014, but the year-over-year increase was well off the 4.2% y-o-y

  • Smart trailers, predictive safety systems part of the future of trucking

    May 19, 2015 10:26AM by Lou Smyrlis

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Can you imagine driving a tractor-trailer combination where the trailer is smarter than the tractor and can operate independently? Volvo Trucks can and its executives took the opportunity to share with clients and media their view of

  • Driving the new Cat CT680 vocational truck

    May 19, 2015 9:11AM by James Menzies

    Caterpillar has rounded out its line of vocational trucks with the new CT680