Truck News


  • Canadian ground transport costs rose in January: CGFI

    April 1, 2015 1:28PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian ground transportation costs rose 2.4% in January over the previous month. The latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) reported the base rate rose 2.8% compared to December 2014. Fuel accounted for 17.22% of the base rate

  • Registration open for OTA’s cross-border symposium

    April 1, 2015 1:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thanks in part to the Beyond the Borders Action Plan, several initiatives have been put in place to improve cross-border processes in last few years. To explore the affect recent cross-border initiatives have had on the highway

  • Driver turnover gap between small and large US truckload fleets narrowing

    April 1, 2015 1:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Driver turnover at US truckload fleets dropped 1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, to 96%. Smaller truckload carriers experienced turnover at a rate of 95% in the fourth quarter. “We’re seeing the turnover gap between small

  • News Equipment

    Tallman Group rebrands

    April 1, 2015 1:01PM by Truck News

    KINGSTON, Ont. — Tallman Truck Centre has rebranded as Tallman Group to reflect its broadening scope. The company, which began as a single International Trucks dealership in 1973, now includes nine dealerships and six associations. Divisions include Tallman Truck Centre,

  • Date set for annual Teddy Bear Convoy

    April 1, 2015 11:44AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Trucking companies and drivers across Newfoundland and Labrador are raising money to support the Janeway Children’s hospital – the only children’s hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador. The event dubbed the Teddy Bear Convoy will take place

  • APTA blasts New Brunswick diesel tax increase

    April 1, 2015 11:42AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — Truckers in New Brunswick, who already pay among the highest diesel taxes in Canada, will have to shell out even more. The provincial budget released yesterday included a hike in diesel taxes, which will generate $28 million

  • OTA Education Foundation accepting annual scholarship applications

    April 1, 2015 11:14AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association Education Foundation has released information about its annual general and endowed scholarships to assist post-secondary students with the financial responsibility of paying for a college and/or university education. The annual endowed scholarships have

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge: March results

    April 1, 2015 10:38AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – It may be April 1, but it’s no joke: The Healthy Fleet Challenge has ended its second leg of the competition and is taking a month-long rest in April. As expected, the challenge was a success and

  • CITT launches publicly-verifiable, online list of its current professional logistics experts

    March 31, 2015 3:25PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. — Industry can now verify easily that someone’s CCLP designation is fully up-to-date and in effect in the current year. The CITT List of Current CCLPs is searchable at Not just anyone can call themselves a CCLP

  • PeopleNet names new general manager of its North American oil and gas services division

    March 31, 2015 1:24PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – PeopleNet has named Jim Rodi as its new general manager of North American oil and gas services divisions. In his new role, Rodi will be blending the resources of PeopleNet and Trimble sister company GEOTrac to create

  • StakUp launches its benchmarking platform for motor carriers

    March 31, 2015 10:46AM by Lou Smyrlis

    LONDON, Ont. — The management team of StakUp is announcing the formal launch of its Online Performance Benchmarking platform to the North American trucking industry. Almost 12 months in development, the service enables motor carrier subscribers to benchmark their performance

  • National Truck League appoints new transportation insurance specialist

    March 31, 2015 9:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – The National Truck League has appointed Harjeet Dhadda as transportation insurance specialist. The announcement was made by the company’s president, Rod Stiller. Dhadda is a certified professional driver improvement instructor for the Canada Safety Council. He is

  • Nominations open for OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award

    March 31, 2015 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has announced nominations are now open for the 2015 OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award. The award is given to a brave Ontario driver or owner/op who uses quick thinking and integrity during an emergency

  • Continental’s Jerry Gabbard retires

    March 31, 2015 9:25AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Continental has announced Jerry Gabbard, vice-president and general manager of the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket (CVAM) business, has retired. Gabbard held his most recent position since December 2007 and had put in 13 years of service with

  • Women In Trucking forms first all-female Image Team

    March 31, 2015 8:49AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. – Women in Trucking (WIT) has recently formed its first Image Team. The Image Team is a group of five professional female drivers whose mission it is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry and