Truck News


  • Five ways to make maintenance your competitive advantage

    September 29, 2016 2:13PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No matter which way you slice it, a good maintenance program is crucial to the success of your transportation business. That’s according to the truck repair experts at Master Fleet LLC, who gave a presentation to attendees

  • OTA reveals speakers at its upcoming executive conference

    September 29, 2016 11:58AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is hosting its executive conference once again at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Toronto this year and has revealed its lineup of speakers today. The event is set to take place November 9-10

  • Canadian rates rose slightly in July: CGFI

    September 29, 2016 9:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian ground transportation rates increased by just 0.15% in July, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. The base rate was almost flat, up just 0.06% from June. Average fuel surcharges increased, comprising 12.44% of the

  • CTA’s Bradley gives American conference a snapshot of trucking in Canada

    September 28, 2016 5:51PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Though they may be neighbors, Canada the US aren’t exactly in line when it comes to trucking matters. David Bradley, president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, gave a brief presentation to attendees at the joint

  • FastFrate names Adams vice-president of logistics and commercial development

    September 28, 2016 1:55PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated FastFrate has named Michael Adams as its new vice-president of logistics and commercial development. Working out of the FastFrate head office in Woodbridge, Ont., Adams brings more than 22 years of experience with Canadian Pacific in

  • Two-truck platoons can reduce fuel consumption by 4%: NACFE

    September 28, 2016 11:32AM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two-truck platoons have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by about 4%, averaged across both vehicles. That’s the finding from the latest North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) confidence report, published today. “Two-truck platooning, an

  • News Equipment

    Navistar SuperTruck doubles freight efficiency

    September 28, 2016 9:22AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar announced today its SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, dubbed CatalIST, improved freight efficiency by 104%. That’s more than double what the US Department of Energy (DOE), which funded the project, had called for. The control vehicle was a

  • PeopleNet, TMW reveal winners of innovation awards

    September 28, 2016 2:02AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At its joint user conference in Nashville, Tenn. this week, PeopleNet and TMW Systems announced the winners of its 2016 Innovator of the Year awards. The awards recognize customers of each company that have best leveraged technology

  • Transwestern Truck Centres to hold open house in Calgary

    September 27, 2016 7:44PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Transwestern Truck Centres will hold a pair of open houses Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to showcase what the Mack Trucks parts dealership has to offer. Selling and finding parts for light-, medium- and heavy-duty Mack trucks,

  • How to use data to your advantage

    September 27, 2016 5:38PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It seems that in trucking, though there are countless fleets big and small across North America, the same ones receive awards and recognition within the industry. So what are these fleets doing to keep their drivers on

  • Truck show shines

    September 27, 2016 4:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    Lesco event continues to grow and give to a worthy cause

  • Mack Trucks awarded for video ‘The Horn’

    September 27, 2016 11:26AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has been recognized for its film production with four bronze awards for its video ‘The Horn.’ Selected from more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and several countries, the 37th annual Telly Awards honored

  • New Brunswick chips in to help solve trucking’s labor shortage

    September 27, 2016 9:57AM by Truck News

    MIRAMICHI, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) will get up to $200,000 from the New Brunswick government to identify ways to address labor shortages in the trucking industry. “The trucking industry is a major employer in our province,

  • News Equipment

    Total announces CK-4, CJ-4 engine oil line

    September 27, 2016 8:36AM by Truck News

    LASALLE, Que. – Total Canada has announced the launch of its new Rubia Optima heavy-duty engine oils, engineered to the new API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications. The new Rubia Optima range is designed for heavy-duty engines and complies with the

  • Consolidated Fastfrate celebrates 50 years, shifts business strategy

    September 27, 2016 7:53AM by James Menzies

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate on Wednesday kicked off a series of coast-to-coast celebrations of its 50-year history and recognized the contributions of its longest-serving employees. All employees who have served for 20 years or longer will be recognized at