Truck News


  • APTA lauds N.B. for shelving road toll plans

    February 8, 2016 8:42AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says it was wise of the New Brunswick government to not move forward in implementing highway tolls. The association says the province could not absorb both an HST hike and highway

  • News Equipment

    Top Peterbilt dealers recognized

    February 8, 2016 8:36AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Four Canadian Peterbilt dealers were recent recipients of Best in Class awards from the truck maker. Cervus Equipment Peterbilt (Cal Johnson), Peterbilt Manitoba (Doug Danylchuk), Stahl Peterbilt (Eddy Stahl) and Transdiff Peterbilt (Pierre, Guillaume and Jean-Phillipe Pouliot)

  • Canadian spot market freight volumes rise in January

    February 8, 2016 8:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore reports load volumes increased in January, on the heels of four consecutive months of declines. January spot market freight volumes were up 12% above December but down 28% year-over-year. The freight index has shown alternate highs

  • Cummins to celebrate opening of new Mississauga parts facility

    February 5, 2016 12:27PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Eastern Canada is opening a new parts facility at 6950 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. The company began moving the department from 7175 Pacific Circle on Feb. 1. The new warehouse will be used to store parts

  • OTA partnership brings new industry benchmarking tool

    February 5, 2016 10:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) will be hosting a webinar Feb. 17 with inGauge to help those in the trucking industry create efficiencies in their operations and see how they stack up with the competition. The OTA

  • Trailer Wizards names new v.p. of sales for Ontario

    February 4, 2016 2:20PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Trailer Wizards announced today that it has appointed Terry Maw as its new vice-president of sales for the Ontario region. In his new position, Maw will lead the Ontario rental, lease, and dealership sales teams, as well as manage

  • Freightliner names Edmonton one of North America’s hardest working cities

    February 4, 2016 8:13AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton has been declared by Freightliner to be one of North America’s hardest working cities. It joins New York City, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle-Tacoma as the 2016 recipients. The Hardest Working Cities program from Freightliner honours cities

  • TTSAO’s first Carrier Group meeting focuses on MELT, retention and recruiting issues

    February 3, 2016 3:44PM by Sonia Straface

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – On Wednesday Feb. 3, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)’s new Carrier Group hosted its first official meeting at Challenger Motor Freight in Cambridge, Ont. The new Carrier Group’s mandate is to support the TTSAO

  • BCTA recommends 10-lane bridge, tolls during consultation with government

    February 3, 2016 3:27PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) announced its support for the province’s proposed improvements to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge, as well as placing a toll on all Metro Vancouver bridge crossings and

  • News Equipment

    Slow start to 2016 for Class 8 orders: ACT Research

    February 3, 2016 10:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Commercial truck orders have slowed significantly to start 2016, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. The company reported January Classes 5-8 orders of 36,400 units, the third lowest volume of the past eight moths. “Economic reports

  • News Equipment

    Cat’s CT681 enters full production

    February 3, 2016 10:01AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Caterpillar has announced its model CT681 vocational truck is now in full production. The CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward axle truck intended for snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump applications. The company says

  • Groupe Morneau names new general manager of Morneau Sego

    February 2, 2016 4:10PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Groupe Morneau announced recently that it has appointed Sabrina Levesque as its new general manager of Morneau Sego. In her new position, Levesque will be in charge of the the Far North specialized service. She has been with

  • News Equipment

    Eaton announces vocational Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed

    February 2, 2016 3:22PM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs. Previously the Fuller Advantage was

  • News Equipment

    Mack makes GuardDog Connect standard on TerraPro

    February 2, 2016 3:06PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks has made GuardDog Connect standard on its TerraPro cabover models equipped with Mack’s MP engine. It made the announcement at World of Concrete. TerraPro trucks are spec’d for applications including concrete pump, dump, mixer

  • US survey reports good fleet environment going into 2016

    February 2, 2016 2:52PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio –The quarterly Fleet Sentiment survey conducted in early January by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) indicates that US truck fleets are solid going into 2016. The 48 American fleets that participated in the survey said that they are