Truck News


  • Applications open for third annual Top Fleet Employers program

    December 1, 2015 10:30AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Applications are officially opened for Trucking HR Canada’s third annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets with outstanding workplaces within Canada’s trucking industry. Submissions are being accepted though the organization’s Web site,, until 4 p.m. on

  • ONGA says natural gas cheaper and more environmentally friendly than diesel

    November 30, 2015 9:44PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A new video released by the Ontario Natural Gas Alliance (ONGA) is touting the use of natural gas as an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel, saying it would reduce public transit and long-haul transportation emissions by 30%.

  • AMTA encourages driver diligence after reports of fifth wheel pin tampering

    November 30, 2015 4:41PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following reports of fifth wheel pin tampering, the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is advising all transport drivers to ensure they follow regulations and company policy to properly inspect their equipment prior to getting back on the

  • Deal reached with six container trucking companies; two remain unsatisfied

    November 30, 2015 12:13PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Metro Vancouver container truck drivers have reached an agreement with labour union Unifor after several days at the bargaining table, with companies including AG, Aheer, Forward, Prudential and Sunlover all voting in favour of new collective agreements

  • LCV fleets spec’ing for versatility, fuel economy

    November 30, 2015 10:31AM by James Menzies

    A relatively new powertrain package is finding a home in LCV fleets. We rode along with Armour Transport to see how it’s performing.

  • FMCSA’s Final Rule to prohibit coercion

    November 27, 2015 10:27AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today the publication of a Final Rule that prohibits coercion and helps to safeguard commercial truck and bus drivers from being compelled to violate federal safety regulations.

  • ISAAC Instruments holds user conference

    November 27, 2015 10:03AM by Truck News

    CHAMBLEY, Que. – ISAAC Instruments held the first user conference for its clients in the transportation industry on November 19. The conference took place at the Hotel Mortagne in Boucherville, Que. and focused on the company’s mobile communication solution – ISAAC InControl.

  • News Equipment

    Trucks and equipment up for bid at December auction

    November 26, 2015 5:15PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – In the market for a new truck? If so, Ritchie Bros. may have the perfect set of wheels for you. The world’s largest industrial auctioneer will be selling over 2,100 trucks, along with various types of equipment

  • Maritime-Ontario opens new $20-million Moncton hub

    November 26, 2015 2:53PM by James Menzies

    MONCTON, N.B. — “The times of the old, run-down trucking terminals are coming to an end.” That was the declaration made by Doug Munro, president and owner of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines, just moments before cutting the ribbon to officially open

  • OTA reveals results of 2015 business conditions survey

    November 26, 2015 11:35AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association revealed the results of its fourth quarter 2015 business conditions survey today. The OTA said that results showed that for the most part, carriers are optimistic the Canadian freight market can withstand current

  • OTA supports Ontario’s climate change strategy

    November 25, 2015 9:35PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. –  Yesterday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, revealed highlights of the province’s climate change strategy, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases levels by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. As announced

  • US Class 8 used truck volumes shrink in October

    November 25, 2015 9:17PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used class 8 truck metrics are mixed in the month of October. Even though volumes shrank 3%

  • Total cost of ground transportation decreases

    November 25, 2015 9:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers dropped by 1.2% in September from August according to the results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index. The base rate index also decreased 0.7% when compared

  • Alberta fleets to find ‘equitable way’ to pass added climate change plan costs forward

    November 25, 2015 7:33PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – Though it admits there will be added costs with regard to the provincial government’s recently announced climate change plan, the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) believes the cost of not implementing a strategy could prove much greater.

  • Drive Star launches new Web site, online payment system

    November 25, 2015 4:35PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Drive Star announced today that is has launched a new online payment system as part of its new Web site. “One of the advantages we will be able to offer our truck clients worldwide is access to