Truck News


  • Total costs increase

    October 27, 2016 7:57AM by Truck News

      TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for shippers increased by 0.5% in August compared to July results according to results published recently by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact

  • TruckRight wins 2016 Trailblazer of the Year Award

    October 26, 2016 11:41AM by Truck News

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. — TruckRight was named the winner of the Trailerblazer of the Year award though the Quinte Business Achievement Awards last week. The Trailblazer of the Year award recognizes a business that is a true trendsetter in its sector and has

  • Weigh scales on wheels

    October 26, 2016 11:24AM by Sonia Straface

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Professional truck drivers who roll through the Waterloo stretch of the 401 should be on the lookout for a pick up truck on duty that is patrolling all commercial vehicles. Last week, the Waterloo Regional Police Service officially rolled out its

  • Trucking conditions improving at a steady pace: FTR

    October 26, 2016 10:01AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index went up from July  to August to a reading of 6.76. According to FTR, the index is showing a steady rise that is expected to continue in the new year as regulations are

  • Package and courier segment helps TransForce weather challenging environment

    October 25, 2016 12:41PM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – A sluggish Canadian economy, an oversupplied domestic LTL market and downward pressure on rates in the US hurt TransForce’s Q3 revenue. However, the package and courier (P&C) segment was a bright spot, growing its revenue by 3%

  • Uber’s Otto completes first-ever delivery by self-driving truck

    October 25, 2016 11:32AM by Truck News

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Uber’s driverless truck made its first delivery last week, traveling the 200 km from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs hauling Budweiser beer in the trailer. The event was a milestone, not only for the companies involved,

  • Volvo demonstrates new active driver assist

    October 25, 2016 10:00AM by James Menzies

    Company takes collision mitigation a step further with fully integrated system

  • TransForce’s Rogers to retire

    October 25, 2016 9:16AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce announced today that its director, Ronald D. Rogers is retiring. Rogers has been the director of TransForce since 2006. He was also the chairman of the audit committee. “Ronald D. Rogers’ tenure with TransForce has been

  • Bradley says truck driving jobs will not disappear because of autonomous technology

    October 25, 2016 9:07AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The job of the over-the-road truck driver will not disappear because of autonomous trucks, Canadian Trucking Alliance president David Bradley wrote in a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Morneau was reported as saying certain occupations

  • News Equipment

    Volvo anticipating further decline in Class 8 truck market

    October 25, 2016 8:00AM by James Menzies

    LAURENS, S.C. – Volvo Trucks is projecting North American Class 8 truck sales are going to get worse before they get better. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management, told the truck press Monday that Volvo is predicting a

  • Trailer orders disappoint in September: ACT Research

    October 24, 2016 8:31PM by Truck News

      COLUMBUS, Ind. – New and net trailer orders disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain. Net orders posted were 12,993 — the lowest volume since August 2010, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers

  • CM Brake names new national sales manager

    October 24, 2016 2:38PM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. — CM Brake announced today that it has appointed Mike Robertson as its new national sales manager. CM Brake says that Robertson has an extensive technical sales background, most recently coming from TRC Canada. “We look forward to

  • Trucking HR Canada, legal issues and alcohol and drug policies addressed during STA AGM

    October 22, 2016 4:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) held its annual AGM and Awards Gala Oct. 22, offering a trio of speakers to address the state of the industry both in provincially and nationally. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR

  • Canada’s carbon pricing situation

    October 21, 2016 3:14PM by Sonia Straface

    MONCTON, N.B. – Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all Canadian provinces and territories have until 2018 to have some sort of carbon pricing plan in place. The goal of the plan put in place by the Liberals

  • FMCSA issues safety advisory on traveling with recalled Samsung smartphone

    October 21, 2016 3:09PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to drivers outlining the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices, including the Samsung Note