Truck News


  • ACT Research: Class 8 supply rising faster than demand

    October 13, 2015 12:11PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The supply of Class 8 trucks is rising faster than demand for trucks, according to the most recent For-Hire Trucking Index by ACT Research. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the

  • Driver turnover rises at large truckload carriers: ATA

    October 13, 2015 11:50AM by Truck News

      ARLINGTON, Va. – Turnover at large truckload fleets rose three percentage points in the second quarter to an annualized rate of 87%, according to American Trucking Associations’ chief economist Bob Costello. “While below recent averages, driver turnover is still

  • B.C. approves fabric alternative to tire chains

    October 12, 2015 10:57AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — AutoSock’s Alternative Traction Device (ATD), an alternative to tire chains, has been approved for use in B.C., according to the company. AutoSock says its ATD has been granted provincial approval, following an amendment to the B.C. Motor

  • Woodcock Brothers trailer promotes fire prevention

    October 12, 2015 10:48AM by Truck News

    PERTH COUNTY, Ont. — Woodcock Brothers has donated the use of a new trailer as a rolling billboard to promote fire prevention. The company has deployed the newly decaled trailer just in time for Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 4-10,

  • Port Colborne about to become a disaster for truck traffic

    October 12, 2015 10:41AM by Truck News

    PORT COLBORNE, Ont. — Truck drivers and fleets are being asked to avoid Bridge 19 (Main St. and Hwy. 3) in Port Colborne, after the bridge was struck by a ship Sept. 3. The bridge will be out of commission

  • Manitoba announces major roads in the province to be upgraded

    October 9, 2015 9:52AM by Truck News

    THE PAS, Man. — The Manitoba government revealed recently that it is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial

  • Toronto wins Freightliner’s ‘Hardest Working Cities’ award

    October 9, 2015 9:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The city of Toronto earned Freightliner Trucks’s “Hardest Working Cities” award earlier this week.  The award was presented to the city due to having one of the largest construction, manufacturing, and transportation workforces in North America, Freightliner said. To celebrate

  • News Equipment

    PIT report finds ECM-generated fuel consumption data not precise

    October 8, 2015 1:35PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Relying on fuel efficiency data provided by the engine electronic control module (ECM) may not be good enough when making decisions regarding fuel economy, a new technical report from PIT Group has revealed. The report examined fuel

  • Thermo King buys telematics provider

    October 8, 2015 1:18PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thermo King has announced the acquisition of Celtrak, a company that offers vehicle tracking and fleet management tools. Celtrak is based in Ireland and provides end-to-end telematics products and services in more than 30 countries. Thermo King

  • inGauge by TCA launches new benchmarking tool

    October 8, 2015 12:45PM by Truck News

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. – inGauge by TCA has introduced a new benchmarking tool on its Web site this week. According to the company, the new tool provides motor carriers (of any size) the ability to benchmark their performance on six

  • Downside risks, but little upside seen in US economy: FTR

    October 8, 2015 11:54AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A blank slide was all FTR’s economic expert Bill Witte could offer up to show potential upside factors to the US economy, when presenting during a State of Freight Webinar today. “I tried hard to find something

  • NationaLease to host 8th annual Canadian Leadership Summit

    October 7, 2015 10:13AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – NationaLease announced today that its 2015 Canadian Leadership Summit will be held November 3-5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Que. The summit, that is now in its 8th year, provides attendees with the opportunity for

  • Peterbilt launches new Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program

    October 7, 2015 10:09AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas –  Peterbilt recently introduced its new Red Oval program in both Canada and the US that provides customers with exclusive certified pre-owned trucks from throughout its dealer network and Paccar Financial Used Truck Centers – complete with a

  • B.C. names container trucking commissioner, deputy commissioner

    October 6, 2015 7:33PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C. has filled its vacant Container Trucking Commission Office, appointing Corinn Bell as acting commissioner and Vince Ready as acting deputy commissioner. They’ll help achieve and maintain peaceful relations between container trucking companies serving Port Metro Vancouver

  • Husky Energy, Imperial Oil to combine truck fuel networks

    October 6, 2015 5:27PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Husky Energy and Imperial Oil are joining their truck transport fuel networks in a move they say will enhance competitiveness and better serve trucking customers across Canada. Husky will manage the combined network of about 160 Esso-branded