Truck News


  • OOIDA asks feds to reconsider speed differentials on US highways

    April 24, 2015 11:24AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has voiced its opinion to two government agencies about the proposed mandate that would require speed limiting devices on large trucks. The OOIDA claims that doing so would make highways less safe

  • Wabash National celebrates 30th anniversary

    April 24, 2015 9:42AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National celebrated its 30th anniversary on April 17 at its Ehrlich Innovation Center in Lafayette, Ind. The company says the event was well attended by many company founders and local community and business members. “It was

  • Scout Logistics names new vice-president

    April 24, 2015 9:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Scout Logistics has announced the promotion of Jamie Klayman to vice-president. Klayman is an 8 year veteran of the business, the company says. He will be responsible for continuing to build sales within the North American market

  • Infrastructure gets a boost in 2015 Ontario budget

    April 24, 2015 9:09AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Finance Minister Charles Sousa has unveiled the 10-year, $130-billion infrastructure plan in the 2015 Ontario budget this week. The minister claimed gridlock is “choking” the provincial economy. The new budget boosts the funding announced in the 2014

  • PMTC offering online training resources

    April 24, 2015 8:32AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has launched a new online training resource for drivers. The PMTC Online Drivers’ Academy, powered by CarriersEdge and KRTS, provides members with discounted rates on safety, compliance and professional

  • OTA partners with Schulich Executive Education Centre

    April 23, 2015 4:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) announced it has partnered with the Schulich Executive Education (SEEC) Centre today. The partnership came as a result of the OTA’s successful Next Generation educational development program, now in its second year.

  • Class 8 truck sales enjoy 12 straight months of solid performance

    April 23, 2015 3:48PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – Happy days are definitely here again for Canadian Class 8 truck sales. With sales topping 2,000 trucks sold again in February, the Canadian Class 8 market has now enjoyed a full year of sales above that solid

  • Actual demand for natural gas trucks falling short of expectations

    April 23, 2015 6:08AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Interest in natural gas trucks has waned, with demand falling well short of what was projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research. The rapidly declining cost of diesel has meant the return

  • Federal court rules in favour of Vancouver container haulers

    April 23, 2015 5:48AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver was dealt a blow this week in its attempt to cull the number of trucks serving the port, after a federal court ruled it must review the way it selected trucking companies that received

  • Mullen profit plummets along with oil prices

    April 23, 2015 5:37AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group saw its net income fall 92.3% in the first quarter, as a result of falling oil prices and a lack of activity in the oil and gas industry. The company produced a net profit of

  • PMTC defends its turf, as OTA hones in on private fleets

    April 22, 2015 2:31PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) today responded to the formation by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) of a new council for private fleets. Indicating that “imitation is said to be the sincerest form of

  • TransForce grows Q1 profits

    April 22, 2015 2:25PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce grew its revenue and net profit in the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to acquisitions made last year and a weaker Canadian dollar. “Despite negative impacts from lower oil prices and harsh winter conditions

  • Celadon names new international president, renames Canadian division Hyndman

    April 22, 2015 2:11PM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Celadon has named George Chasteen its new president of international business, including the Canadian operations. The division includes all operations associated with Celadon’s Mexican subsidiary Jaguar, as well as the Canadian division, which has taken on the

  • CTA reacts to federal budget

    April 22, 2015 12:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — While there were no trucking-specific measures included within the federal budget announced yesterday, small business will get a tax break and the budget delivered a small surplus. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reacted to the budget, noting

  • News Equipment

    Trailer order intake slowing, but manufacturers still busy: FTR

    April 22, 2015 10:20AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer orders in March were up 7% compared to February, but 25% off the torrid pace of March 2014, according to the latest data from FTR. FTR says orders are weakening because fleets have already placed their