Truck News


  • Cowan Insurance names new v.p., business development

    March 6, 2015 2:19PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Cowan Insurance Group has named David Black as its new v.p., business development Ontario this week. In the new position, Black will be responsible for leading the continued growth, strategy and development of Cowan’s Ontario branch. He

  • How other industries are attracting women to the workplace

    March 6, 2015 12:11PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Trucking isn’t the only industry looking for ways to attract women. Other professions are dealing with their own dearth of workers and are also looking to women to help fill the void. That competition for the same

  • The importance of mentors

    March 6, 2015 11:38AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Joanne Mackenzie still remembers her first long-haul trip as a professional driver. Sent to New Jersey with a newly-minted licence and practically no on-the-job experience, and told to follow another driver who’d been on the job just

  • ATA calls on FMCSA to fix CSA system

    March 6, 2015 10:38AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday to make changes to its compliance, safety, accountability system following criticisms from a senator and the government accountability office (GAO). In a meeting,

  • Survey shows women mostly satisfied with their careers in trucking

    March 6, 2015 9:01AM by James Menzies

    However, there is still work to be done, and a lingering disconnect between what women want and what male managers think they want

  • Goodyear shows off its most fuel-efficient tires

    March 5, 2015 10:55PM by Sonia Straface

    Goodyear invited industry journalists to its Tire Technology Showcase at its 7,000-acre Proving Grounds in Texas earlier this week to show off its new Fuel Max LHS and the Fuel Max LHD G505D tires.

  • PrePass reaches new milestone; trucks from eight provinces now on-board

    March 5, 2015 10:09PM by Truck News

    The PrePass weigh station bypass system is now being used by more than a half-million trucks, including some from eight Canadian provinces. Nearly 41,000 trucking fleets are enrolled, according to Help Inc., which runs the program. Bypass is available at

  • Federal Minister brings chequebook to Women with Drive Summit

    March 5, 2015 9:16PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont.– The Government of Canada has committed $421,720 to develop mentorship programs that will help further the careers of women in the nation’s trucking industry, and identify best practices that can better support the hiring and retention of under-represented

  • News Equipment

    Mack makes mDrive HD standard in Titan heavy-hauler

    March 5, 2015 8:59PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Mack Trucks officials came to Canada this morning to announce the company’s ultra-heavy-haul Titan by Mack will now come standard with the mDrive HD automated manual transmission. The announcement was made at the National Heavy Equipment Show.

  • Goodyear introduces new app for tire technicians

    March 5, 2015 12:19AM by Sonia Straface

    SAN ANGELO, Tex. – At its Tire Technology Showcase in San Angelo, Texas earlier this week, Goodyear announced it has launched a new free and easy to use smart phone application designed for tire technicians. The new service is called

  • News Equipment

    Navistar enhances Diamond Logic, launches new parts website

    March 4, 2015 1:21PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — International Trucks announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show that it has achieved record quality results for its DuraStar and WorkStar trucks. Navistar measures issues in the field over the first 90 days, generally thought to be

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz unveils new mid-sized commercial van

    March 4, 2015 1:00PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Mercedes-Benz today took the wraps off its new mid-sized commercial van dubbed Metris. Mercedes is positioning the new van as “right-sized” for commercial applications, capable of doing the job of a full-sized van in a smaller package.

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    Freightliner to recognize hardest working cities

    March 4, 2015 10:55AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The host of the NTEA Work Truck Show was recognized as the first of Freightliner’s Hardest Working Cities, part of a new promotion intended to reward hard work, investment and innovation. Freightliner announced the new program at

  • News Equipment

    Ford reveals new Tonka-inspired F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck

    March 4, 2015 7:55AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ford’s new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck is much quieter than its predecessor, but the company is making some noise with its introduction by showing it in Tonka trim. The Tonka-inspired F-750 on display this week at the NTEA

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    New truck orders remain strong through February

    March 4, 2015 7:33AM by Truck News

    Preliminary data shows February was another strong month for Class 8 truck orders, coming in at about 31,000 units. February order activity was 12% below January’s numbers but at a more reasonable, seasonal level than in the past four months,