Truck News


  • Manitoba announces major roads in the province to be upgraded

    October 9, 2015 9:52AM by Truck News

    THE PAS, Man. — The Manitoba government revealed recently that it is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial

  • Toronto wins Freightliner’s ‘Hardest Working Cities’ award

    October 9, 2015 9:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The city of Toronto earned Freightliner Trucks’s “Hardest Working Cities” award earlier this week.  The award was presented to the city due to having one of the largest construction, manufacturing, and transportation workforces in North America, Freightliner said. To celebrate

  • News Equipment

    PIT report finds ECM-generated fuel consumption data not precise

    October 8, 2015 1:35PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Relying on fuel efficiency data provided by the engine electronic control module (ECM) may not be good enough when making decisions regarding fuel economy, a new technical report from PIT Group has revealed. The report examined fuel

  • Thermo King buys telematics provider

    October 8, 2015 1:18PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thermo King has announced the acquisition of Celtrak, a company that offers vehicle tracking and fleet management tools. Celtrak is based in Ireland and provides end-to-end telematics products and services in more than 30 countries. Thermo King

  • inGauge by TCA launches new benchmarking tool

    October 8, 2015 12:45PM by Truck News

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. – inGauge by TCA has introduced a new benchmarking tool on its Web site this week. According to the company, the new tool provides motor carriers (of any size) the ability to benchmark their performance on six

  • Downside risks, but little upside seen in US economy: FTR

    October 8, 2015 11:54AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A blank slide was all FTR’s economic expert Bill Witte could offer up to show potential upside factors to the US economy, when presenting during a State of Freight Webinar today. “I tried hard to find something

  • 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