Truck News


  • Man charged, investigation continues into truck shootings

    March 29, 2017 6:33PM by Truck West

    CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Peter Anthony Kampos, 38, has been charged with attempted murder in connection to the alleged March 25 shooting toward a semi-truck that occurred near Chilliwack, B.C. RCMP are continuing their investigation into a series of vehicle shootings

  • Prescott mayor wants HazMat shipments banned during storms

    March 29, 2017 2:32PM by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Prescott Mayor Brett Todd wants trucks carrying hazardous materials to be banned from Hwy. 401 during storms, local media reports. The call for a ban comes after a deadly crash earlier this month during a snowstorm. “Why

  • CITT’s spring courses kick off soon

    March 29, 2017 1:43PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – CITT is reminding supply chain and logistics professionals that courses towards its CITT—Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation begin May 1. Afterwards, new courses won’t begin until the fall. Prospective students are urged to register immediately if they

  • Driver turnover plummets in US

    March 29, 2017 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at large US truckload fleets slipped 10% in the fourth quarter, reaching 71%, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That’s the lowest point turnover has hit in six years. Smaller fleets saw driver turnover

  • Glasvan brings on Bobby Bates

    March 29, 2017 8:40AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane has tapped Bobby Bates as its new equipment account manager. He’ll be charged with selling and leasing all new and used product lines, including Great Dane, Landoll, Chaparral by Doonan, Etnyre, Autocar and Doonan

  • Purolator reaches tentative deal with Teamsters

    March 29, 2017 7:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator and its Teamster local unions have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike that was set to take effect today. The tentative deal must still be ratified by members. Purolator’s final offer was initially rejected by

  • Bison driver wins TCA’s Driver of the Year Contest

    March 29, 2017 12:17AM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Murray Manuliak, a driver for Bison Transport was named the winner of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Company Driver of the Year Award. The award is one of two grand prizes the TCA gives out at its

  • Bison, Big Freight win top safety awards at TCA convention

    March 28, 2017 11:17PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – O Canada! Two Manitoba-based carriers, Bison Transport and Big Freight Systems, were named the grand prize winners of the 2016 National Fleet Safety Awards at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 41st annual Awards Banquet on March 28.

  • TCA welcomes Bison’s Penner as incoming chairman

    March 28, 2017 12:51PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bison Transport’s president and CEO, Rob Penner,  has been elected the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) chairman for the 2017-2018 term. He is the second Canadian chairman in TCA’s history. To date, Penner has served on the board

  • Overcapacity remains, but ELD mandate will help: Titanium

    March 28, 2017 11:53AM by James Menzies

    BOLTON, Ont. – Overcapacity and pressure on pricing made 2016 a challenging year for Titanium Transportation, but the stage is now set for it to resume its growth. Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium, addressed analysts last week to discuss 2016

  • Bison named best large fleet to drive for

    March 28, 2017 11:37AM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, Winnipeg’s Bison Transport was named the winner of best overall fleet in the large carrier category in the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For program. The program, now in its ninth year,

  • Braswell in, Kirk out as TMC executive director

    March 28, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named longtime Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) technical director Robert Braswell its new acting executive director. He replaces Carl Kirk, who has left the organization. “TMC is a vitally important part

  • Eaton names new boss of vehicle group

    March 28, 2017 10:13AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Ireland – Eaton has named Joao V. Faria president of its vehicle group, effective May 1. He takes over from Kenneth F. Davis, who will retire Aug. 1. Faria will be responsible for the company’s overall vehicle business, which

  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR

    March 28, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the

  • Bison’s Pitzel explains how all fleets can create a safety culture

    March 28, 2017 8:21AM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last year was a particularly good one for Bison Transport’s director of safety and driver development, Garth Pitzel. In 2016, he got to honor the company’s first ever driver to complete three million consecutive accident-free miles. Bison