Truck News


  • 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,

  • Polaris names new CEO for global logistics division

    October 5, 2015 4:28PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Polaris Transportation Group has named Jon Saunders CEO of Polaris Global Logistics (PGL). Saunders already served as vice-president, finance for the Group and now will fill dual roles. He joined Polaris earlier this year. Saunders will be

  • How to stay out of trouble with the MTO

    October 4, 2015 10:21PM by James Menzies

    “Your life’s stress-free if you follow the rules” – Mark Bonner, MTO

  • Pink power

    October 4, 2015 9:30PM by James Menzies

    Convoy for a Cure paints the 401 pink

  • Humber’s driver trainer school turns 25

    October 3, 2015 4:46PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Humber College’s Transportation Training Centre turned 25 this weekend and the school celebrated by doing what they do best – connecting students and employers to keep the transportation industry moving. On Saturday, October 3, Humber hosted a