Truck News


  • Aveda Transportation buys Hodges Trucking

    May 25, 2015 11:50AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — A Canadian oilfield haulage company has announced the acquisition of a US trucking firm. Aveda Transportation and Energy Services of Calgary, Alta., has purchased Hodges Trucking, based in Oklahoma City. The trucking firm was a wholly owned

  • Atlantic Truck Show 2015 less than two weeks away

    May 25, 2015 9:42AM by James Menzies

    MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Truck Show rolls back into Moncton, NB, June 5-6, 2015 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. This is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most-inclusive trucking show. Industry leaders will be on-site with displays featuring the latest trucks

  • First Best Fleets to Drive For Webinar to run Tuesday

    May 25, 2015 9:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The first of three Webinars, and two in-person seminars, revealing tips and best practices from the Best Fleets to Drive For is scheduled for Tuesday. The live seminars will run from 9 a.m. till noon and will

  • Bridgestone’s truck tire plant turns 25

    May 25, 2015 9:20AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn. The company began producing truck and bus tires there in May 1990 and now employs 1,000 people there, producing about 9,000

  • CITT to celebrate logistics professionals with events across Canada

    May 25, 2015 9:15AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — CITT is taking some time over the next few weeks to recognize logistics professionals who’ve completed its CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) course. Evenings of celebration and networking are planned in nine Canadian cities. They’re open to the

  • Trucking industry urged to ‘wear plaid for Dad’ June 19

    May 22, 2015 11:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers are ‘wearing plaid for Dad’ this month and raising money for prostate cancer research. In order to raise awareness about prostate cancer as well as money to help fight the disease, a movement is underway

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders fall 22% in April, but analyst not concerned

    May 22, 2015 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — A 22% decrease in trailer net orders in April should not cause too much concern, according to industry analyst ACT Research. Orders totaled 18,000 units, however that’s partly due to last year’s unprecedented order intake, which was

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders reach 17-month low

    May 22, 2015 9:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final Class 8 net orders for April totaled 22,400 units, reaching a 17-month low, according to data from ACT Research. Classes 5-7 truck net orders came in at 17,700 units, also down. “These are numbers that would

  • Cowan Foundation celebrates giving, by giving more

    May 21, 2015 1:50PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Cowan Foundation, created by the founder of Cowan Insurance, is marking 20 years of giving this year and $20 million in charitable donations. Frank Cowan set up the Foundation in 1995, the company says. “The Cowan

  • Manitoba Trucking Association names new safety director

    May 21, 2015 1:41PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has named Ed Pschulski its new director of the Manitoba Trucking Safety Program. He brings more than 14 years’ safety experience to the role, the MTA announced. Pschulski will be charged with

  • Timmins home to worst roads in Ontario: CAA

    May 21, 2015 8:22AM by Truck News

    TIMMINS, Ont. — The two worst roads in Ontario can be found in Timmins, according to the 2015 CAA Worst Roads campaign. More than 2,000 roads were nominated this year, but Algonquin Blvd. West and Algonquin Blvd. East earned the

  • News Equipment

    Lots of activities planned for Shell SuperRigs weekend

    May 21, 2015 7:31AM by Truck News

    SELMA, Texas — Canadian show truck owners may have a long way to travel to compete in this year’s Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition, but organizers are promising a full weekend of activities once they get there. SuperRigs runs June 11-13,

  • News Equipment

    Trailer dealers planning for big turnout in September

    May 21, 2015 7:07AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — North American trailer dealers are coming together in Nashville this fall, for what will be a record turnout for the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) trade show. The organization says 300 dealers are now registered, an

  • Trison Tarps fires up the smoker to celebrate a decade in business

    May 20, 2015 5:05PM by James Menzies

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — Almost a year to the day after Trison Tarps celebrated moving into its large, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the company once again invited back guests for some of Trison president Paul Vandenberg’s specialty: pulled pork, straight off the

  • East Manufacturing names new rep for national fleets

    May 20, 2015 3:41PM by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio — East Manufacturing has put Douglas Kenney in charge of national fleets sales across North America. “Doug’s ability to achieve results is an asset as we continue to focus on growing our fleet customers,” said Bill McKenzie, director