Truck News


  • Transcourt to reinforce its presence in Quebec

    April 27, 2015 2:17PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – After participating in ExpoCam 2015 this month, Transcourt Tank Leasing has announced that it is expanding its activities in the Quebec market. The company says it will spearhead this effort by the establishment of a new office

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    Volvo Group invests in truck platooning technology

    April 27, 2015 12:01PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo announced today it has invested, through its Volvo Group Venture Capital subsidiary, in truck platooning pioneer Peloton Technology. Peloton has developed an integrated safety, efficiency and analytics platform that builds upon advanced collision mitigation and adaptive

  • CTRF’s 50th annual conference scheduled for May 24-26

    April 27, 2015 11:34AM by Sonia Straface

    MONTREAL, Que. — This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s annual conference and organizers of the event say it is sure to be an memorable one. Taking place May 24-26, 2015 at the Marriott Chateau

  • Women with Drive Leadership Summit to return for second year

    April 27, 2015 9:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada announced today that the Women with Drive Leadership Summit will return on March 3, 2016. This year, the event saw approximately 135 attendees. The event aimed to shed new light on the steps to

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    Maxim piloting one-hour parts delivery program

    April 27, 2015 8:44AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Maxim Truck & Trailer is piloting a new priority parts delivery program that will deliver a heavy-duty part to a fleet or repair shop within an hour for a flat delivery fee of $20. The company said

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    Driving the International PayStar with UltraShift Plus MXP

    April 24, 2015 11:49AM by James Menzies

    How heavy is too heavy for automated manual transmissions? According to Eaton, there’s no such thing.

  • OOIDA asks feds to reconsider speed differentials on US highways

    April 24, 2015 11:24AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has voiced its opinion to two government agencies about the proposed mandate that would require speed limiting devices on large trucks. The OOIDA claims that doing so would make highways less safe

  • Wabash National celebrates 30th anniversary

    April 24, 2015 9:42AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National celebrated its 30th anniversary on April 17 at its Ehrlich Innovation Center in Lafayette, Ind. The company says the event was well attended by many company founders and local community and business members. “It was

  • Scout Logistics names new vice-president

    April 24, 2015 9:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Scout Logistics has announced the promotion of Jamie Klayman to vice-president. Klayman is an 8 year veteran of the business, the company says. He will be responsible for continuing to build sales within the North American market

  • Infrastructure gets a boost in 2015 Ontario budget

    April 24, 2015 9:09AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Finance Minister Charles Sousa has unveiled the 10-year, $130-billion infrastructure plan in the 2015 Ontario budget this week. The minister claimed gridlock is “choking” the provincial economy. The new budget boosts the funding announced in the 2014

  • PMTC offering online training resources

    April 24, 2015 8:32AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has launched a new online training resource for drivers. The PMTC Online Drivers’ Academy, powered by CarriersEdge and KRTS, provides members with discounted rates on safety, compliance and professional

  • OTA partners with Schulich Executive Education Centre

    April 23, 2015 4:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) announced it has partnered with the Schulich Executive Education (SEEC) Centre today. The partnership came as a result of the OTA’s successful Next Generation educational development program, now in its second year.

  • Class 8 truck sales enjoy 12 straight months of solid performance

    April 23, 2015 3:48PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – Happy days are definitely here again for Canadian Class 8 truck sales. With sales topping 2,000 trucks sold again in February, the Canadian Class 8 market has now enjoyed a full year of sales above that solid

  • Actual demand for natural gas trucks falling short of expectations

    April 23, 2015 6:08AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Interest in natural gas trucks has waned, with demand falling well short of what was projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research. The rapidly declining cost of diesel has meant the return

  • Federal court rules in favour of Vancouver container haulers

    April 23, 2015 5:48AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver was dealt a blow this week in its attempt to cull the number of trucks serving the port, after a federal court ruled it must review the way it selected trucking companies that received