Truck News


  • Total cost of ground transportation declines

    July 27, 2016 9:46PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased by 0.9% in May compared to April according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). As well, the base rate index, which excludes

  • Volvo Trucks names regional v.p. for Canada

    July 27, 2016 9:27PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America recently announced that Paul Kudla has been named regional vice-president for its Canada region. In his new role, he will oversee commercial sales and marketing operations. “Paul is very well-known within the industry,

  • Ritchie Bros. Alberta auction breaks records

    July 26, 2016 8:31PM by Truck News

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Records were broken in Lethbridge last week, as Ritchie Bros. sold more than $24 million worth of equipment in two days. Traditionally the company’s southern Alberta site has focused on agriculture auctions, but this month’s sale featured more construction

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz Worker lineup expanded

    July 26, 2016 6:46PM by Derek Clouthier

    Vocational upfit solution also offered for Metris and Sprinter vans

  • Polaris Transportation celebrates one year anniversary of Leadership Development Program

    July 26, 2016 3:53PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Polaris Transportation celebrated the one year anniversary of its collaborative association with the Ivey Business School at Western University and Lazaridis School of Business and Economics of Wilfrid Laurier University. The partnership is known as the Leadership

  • Ready to make the round?

    July 25, 2016 2:48PM by Steve Bouchard

    Three years after the first pre-publication, the regulation amending the Quebec safety standards for road vehicles have been adopted. Now the new regulation is aligned with the National Safety Code standards. In addition, the regulations have the effect of replacing

  • News Equipment

    Cummins unveils new engine platform

    July 25, 2016 12:04PM by James Menzies

    New X15 to provide stronger fuel economy and performance

  • Petro-Canada reveals PC-11 launch campaign

    July 25, 2016 11:41AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the launch of its ‘The Tougher. The Better.’ campaign today. The new campaign reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. “Durability, strength

  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase

    July 22, 2016 12:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower

  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated

    July 22, 2016 8:23AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global

  • TransForce posts Q2 results

    July 22, 2016 6:48AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.

  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks

    July 21, 2016 5:16PM by Sonia Straface

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the

  • Mullen Group positioning for oil and gas recovery

    July 21, 2016 4:19PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — The time has come to start preparing for a recovery in the oil and gas segment and to position Mullen Group for growth. That was a message from Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen to analysts during a

  • Mullen Group grows profits despite “pretty deep recession” in Alberta

    July 21, 2016 11:23AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group posted second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst expectations, even on shrinking trucking revenues. Total revenue came in at $247 million, down 13.3% from last year’s Q2. The oilfield services segment saw revenue drop by $31.7

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders declined in June

    July 20, 2016 3:39PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer net orders fell 10% in June, to 11,900 units, according to the latest figures from FTR. Orders were 56% off last June’s pace, marking the weakest June since 2009. Elevated dry van cancellations were also noted.