Truck News


  • Kenworth forges ahead in vocational market with the T880 and T880s

    July 21, 2017 9:00PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Trucks is hyping its vocational T880 series, believing the U.S. and Canadian economies are poised to continue an upward trajectory. “Whether you’re talking vocational or just the market in general in North America,” said Mike Dozier,

  • Registration open for OTA Executive Conference

    July 20, 2017 3:13PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Registration is now open for the annual OTA Executive Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The event is scheduled for November 8-9 and to register, you can click here. This year, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

  • GCR Tires & Service names new COO

    July 20, 2017 11:36AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― GCR Tires & Service announced Steve Hoeft will join the organization as chief operating officer. Hoeft will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership

  • CTA submits comments on NAFTA talks

    July 19, 2017 3:48PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted comments to Global Affairs Canada to help frame Ottawa’s discussions with the U.S. about upcoming NAFTA trade negotiations. The submission covers 11 areas of interest involving NAFTA, cross-border transportation, and

  • ATA report predicts continued growth for trucking industry

    July 19, 2017 2:18PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released its Freight Transportation Forecast report for 2017 through 2028 today and has projected continued growth for transportation and trucking industry. “As the U.S. population grows and the economy increases with it,

  • Mack Trucks turns Silver and Black

    July 19, 2017 1:01PM by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks knows a winner when they see it, and in Oakland Raiders defensive juggernaut Khalil Mack they have found a partnership that shares more than a name. Mack and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year

  • Touch-A-Truck event returns to Oshawa

    July 19, 2017 11:31AM by Truck News

    OSHAWA, Ont. — The fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event is set to take place on August 25 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. outside Oshawa’s Tribue Communities Centre. The event is presented by Midway Nissan in support of Big Brothers Big

  • Proposed legislation could delay U.S. e-log mandate

    July 19, 2017 10:30AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents to impending legislation that will require the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to monitor driver hours-of-service in the U.S. are lauding a legislative push to delay the rule for two years. U.S. Rep. Brian Babin

  • What to expect at the first NACV show

    July 19, 2017 9:42AM by Truck News

    New show will focus on technology, and facilitating business between fleet decision-makers and suppliers

  • Canadian shippers recognize top carriers

    July 19, 2017 8:01AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thirty road transport carriers have been recognized by Canadian shippers as winners of the 2017 Shipper’s Choice awards. The awards are coordinated by Canadian Shipper magazine, and recognize carriers that demonstrate performance excellence and regularly exceed shippers’

  • U.S. trucking conditions remain favorable: FTR

    July 19, 2017 7:01AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. were unchanged in May, with a positive reading of 7.01 for truckers, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index tracks six major conditions in the U.S. trucking market: freight volumes,

  • Industry steps up for B.C. wildfire victims

    July 18, 2017 6:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – With more than 45,000 people displaced due to B.C. wildfires, the Trucks for Change Network is doing what it can to get supplies to those in need. Pete Dalmazzi, president of Trucks for Change, told Truck West

  • New Calgary interchange to aid traffic flow in southeast

    July 18, 2017 5:51PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – The City of Calgary marked the opening of the Glenmore Trail-Ogden Road interchange July 18 with a truck from Orlicks Inc. breaking the ceremonial ribbon. Gene Orlick, owner of Orlicks Inc., was on hand to celebrate the

  • Drivewyze named Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year

    July 18, 2017 2:22PM by Truck News

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. —   Frost & Sullivan announced today that Drivewyze Inc. is the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. “Drivewyze aptly addressed the shortcomings of existing transponder-based weigh station bypass systems, which

  • U.S. truck tonnage slips in June

    July 18, 2017 1:13PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slid 4.3% in June, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The loss comes on the heels of a 6.9% gain in May, and is 1.3% stronger