Truck News


  • Removing tractor aerodynamics can be costly: NACFE

    May 4, 2016 5:05PM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Don’t mess with the OEM spec’. That’s the best advice for fleets looking to deploy fuel-efficient aerodynamic tractors, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The organization concluded that

  • Bradley presents ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada-US trade issues

    May 4, 2016 4:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is likening CEO David Bradley’s speech to the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance to a spaghetti western, complete with the ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada-US trade issues. Bradley said the good was the

  • Trucking HR Canada to host reception and panel discussion at Truxpo

    May 4, 2016 12:04PM by Truck News

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Trucking HR Canada is hosting a reception and panel discussion at Truxpo – Western Canada’s largest truck show next week. The reception and panel discussion is set to take place on Friday May 13, 2016 from 5

  • Fort McMurray wildfire evacuation largest in Alberta history

    May 4, 2016 11:24AM by Truck West

    Area highways restricted to emergency use only

  • Roadrunner Transportation Systems expands LTL service

    May 4, 2016 10:53AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced recently that it has expanded its less-than-truckload service to include outbound service from Vancouver, B.C. Roadrunner said the new service offering began on May 2, 2016. “Vancouver is a vibrant area with dynamic business growth,

  • Midland Transport donates truck to Food Depot Alimentaire

    May 4, 2016 10:32AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Midland Transport recently donated a 2011 5-tonne straight truck to Food Depot Alimentaire – an organization that collects, warehouses and supplies food to more than 20 food banks. Midland said that the truck will allow Food Depot Alimentaire

  • News Equipment

    Navistar’s parts distribution centres recognized

    May 4, 2016 6:45AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar’s parts distribution centres, including one in Edmonton, Alta., have been recognized as top performers in the truck and heavy equipment industry as part of a new awards program. Navistar took five of the top 10 positions,

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    Class 8 truck orders continue to fall

    May 4, 2016 6:26AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 truck orders continued to slide in April, down 16% compared to March and 39% year-over-year, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. For the month, 33,800 Classes 5-8 trucks were ordered, but only 13,700 were

  • MTO releases draft training standard for MELT

    May 3, 2016 3:58PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Ministry of Transportation released a draft training standard for Class A Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) today and a formal announcement regarding the introduction of MELT for Class A drivers in Ontario is expected this spring or early summer.

  • Trailer Wizards teams up with Lethbridge Truck Terminals to expand service in Alberta

    May 3, 2016 3:48PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trailer Wizards announced today that it has joined forces with  Lethbridge Truck Terminals (LTT) and is adding a new trailer pick-up and drop-off location in Lethbridge, Alberta.  This location is just five minutes from the Crowsnest Highway at

  • FMCSA hosts webinar on large truck and bus crash facts

    May 3, 2016 3:42PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — During a webinar today titled, “2014 Large Truck and Bus Crash Overview Facts” representatives from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration explained to attendees its research findings on commercial vehicle accident trends in

  • Trucking HR Canada to help industry create more accurate driver job ads

    May 3, 2016 10:32AM by Truck News

      OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada is introducing a new series of tools to help truck driving become a skilled occupation under Canada’s National Occupational Classification. Truck driving is currently listed under the NOC as a “low-skilled” career even though

  • Paccar Parts names East Penn Manufacturing Co. Supplier of the Year for second year in a row

    May 3, 2016 9:14AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash.– Paccar Parts has named East Penn Manufacturing Company the 2015 Supplier of the Year for North America for its outstanding supplier performance and superior customer satisfaction. Generally, the award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate excellence in operational efficiency, retail sales

  • Trimac receives privatization offer

    May 2, 2016 11:22AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac shares were up nearly 10% Monday after the company announced it has received a proposal from its principal shareholder, Trimac Holdings, to privatize the company. The deal would equate to $6.25 per share for shareholders. Trimac

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction largest in Canadian history

    May 2, 2016 10:06AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – It was a record week for Ritchie Bros. in Edmonton, as the auctioneers set new company records for online sales, bidders and number of sellers at its largest Canadian auction ever and the second largest overall in