Truck News


  • NationaLease to host 8th annual Canadian Leadership Summit

    October 7, 2015 10:13AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – NationaLease announced today that its 2015 Canadian Leadership Summit will be held November 3-5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Que. The summit, that is now in its 8th year, provides attendees with the opportunity for

  • Peterbilt launches new Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program

    October 7, 2015 10:09AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas –  Peterbilt recently introduced its new Red Oval program in both Canada and the US that provides customers with exclusive certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers – complete with a

  • B.C. names container trucking commissioner, deputy commissioner

    October 6, 2015 7:33PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C. has filled its vacant Container Trucking Commission Office, appointing Corinn Bell as acting commissioner and Vince Ready as acting deputy commissioner. They’ll help achieve and maintain peaceful relations between container trucking companies serving Port Metro Vancouver

  • Husky Energy, Imperial Oil to combine truck fuel networks

    October 6, 2015 5:27PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Husky Energy and Imperial Oil are joining their truck transport fuel networks in a move they say will enhance competitiveness and better serve trucking customers across Canada. Husky will manage the combined network of about 160 Esso-branded

  • Yokohama hosts grand opening for its first US-based tire plant in Mississippi

    October 6, 2015 4:02PM by Sonia Straface

    WEST POINT, Miss. – Yokohama made history earlier this week when it held a grand opening for its first-ever US-built tire plant in West Point, Mississippi on October 5. Nearly 300 guests and dignitaries attended the festive event that showcased

  • Carrier Transicold pursues natural refrigerant technology 

    October 6, 2015 3:56PM by Truck News

    ATHENS, Ga. – Carrier Transicold announced recently that it is pursuing a natural refrigerant technology that will reduce environmental impact. In its pursuit, the company will voluntarily align with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest and more stringent refrigerant change

  • Contrans driver a finalist for rookie contest

    October 6, 2015 1:51PM by Sonia Straface

    HAGERSVILLE, Ont. – A Canadian rookie driver represented two minorities in trucking when she attended the Great American Trucking Show in August. First, at the age of 21, she was a young driver, and second she was a woman. Chantelle

  • CITT names two winners for its Award of Excellence

    October 6, 2015 12:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – CITT announced today that for the first time in its history, the CITT Award of Excellence has been given to more than one winner. CITT announced that Andrew Dixon, CCLP, senior v.p., trade and business development at

  • ATA report says driver shortage has grown to 48,000

    October 6, 2015 11:59AM by Truck News

      ARLINGTON, Va, — The American Trucking Associations released a new analysis recently that found the shortage of truck drivers has grown to nearly 48,000 and could expand further due to industry growth and a retiring workforce. “The ability to

  • Navistar chooses Continental for standard tire offering on International trucks

    October 6, 2015 9:32AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar and Continental Tire announced this week that they have both signed a Letter of Intent or a five year agree where Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service and

  • SLH Transport celebrates 30 years

    October 6, 2015 8:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — SLH Transport is celebrating 30 years of business today. On October 6 1985, SLH was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Canada and according to the company, it has since grown and transitioned in to one

  • B.C. Trucking Safety Council names new executive director

    October 5, 2015 4:58PM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The Trucking Safety Council of B.C. has announced the appointment of Mark Donnelly as executive director. Donnelly spent the past 10 years in a variety of senior leadership roles in the B.C. Automobile Association, the organization announced.

  • Spot market freight availability rose in September

    October 5, 2015 4:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian spot market freight volumes spiked in September, delivering an optimistic increase at the end of the third quarter after two consecutive months of unflattering load volumes. TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes increase

  • Human Factors seminars to explore best H.R. practices

    October 5, 2015 4:43PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada is launching a new national seminar series highlighting best practices in human resources, which it says can be adopted by fleets of any size. The Human Factors seminar series will present information on the

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders flat in September: FTR

    October 5, 2015 4:33PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Class 8 truck orders were unchanged in September, at 19,460 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. September’s order activity met expectations, albeit with a higher than anticipated cancellation rate for the second month in a row,