Truck News


  • Daimler names five new executives to its aftermarket and operations organization

    February 24, 2017 1:03PM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made five appointments to its aftermarket and operations areas. Effective June 1, Rich Simons will take on the role of general manager of aftermarket parts sales; general manager of central service

  • Embark unveils new self-driving truck technology

    February 24, 2017 9:14AM by Truck News

    SAN MATEO, Calif. — Embark, a new developer of self-driving technologies, unveiled its self-driving truck technology today. The company, which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads, says it has

  • OTA briefs South Asian truckers on key industry issues

    February 23, 2017 1:08PM by James Menzies

    Well-attended Town Hall meeting the first of many between the two groups

  • Huayi Tire appoints western Canadian regional fleet sales manager

    February 23, 2017 12:46PM by Truck West

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Commercial and passenger tire manufacturer Huayi Tire Canada has named Terry Kindleman as its new western region fleet sales manager. With over 30 years of experience in the tire industry, including truck and car rental, sales and

  • Total costs continue to slide

    February 23, 2017 12:22PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went down by 1.1% in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index.  The base rate index also decreased by 1.7% in December while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers

  • CTA supports amending livestock transportation rules, but concerns remain

    February 23, 2017 11:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) plan to modernize the rules for transporting livestock, but concerns remain over certain aspects of the proposed regulations. One key contention raised by

  • News Equipment

    Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best

    February 23, 2017 8:41AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment

  • SambaSafety buys Vigillo

    February 23, 2017 8:15AM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety

  • MELT is coming

    February 22, 2017 3:51PM by Sonia Straface

    Panelists answer what the industry can expect come July 1

  • PMTC to address marijuana, ELDs and sleep apnea at Calgary seminar

    February 22, 2017 10:33AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will be returning to Alberta this May to bring its regional seminar series again to Western Canada. Topic will include the ongoing analysis of marijuana in the workplace, as

  • ATA throws support behind NACV show

    February 22, 2017 10:23AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it will support the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). “As the nation’s foremost trucking industry association, it only made sense for ATA to support our supplier community, many

  • TomTom reveals list of most traffic congested cities

    February 22, 2017 10:12AM by Truck News

    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – TomTom released the results of its 2017 Traffic Index today which details the most traffic congested cities around the world. Mexico City, Mexico was once again named the most traffic congested city in the world. According

  • News Equipment

    Truck writers identify top technical achievements

    February 22, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) says the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award include engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel and electronic cruise control products. For the first time, the annual

  • Truck-Lite names new vice-president of sales

    February 21, 2017 4:58PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has named John Cecco as its new vice-president of sales, who will oversee the company’s aftermarket sales, customer service, pricing and forecasting departments. Cecco, previously Truck-Lite’s vice-president of operations, will replace Bob Ives, who will be

  • Doepker adds new line to its selection of semi-trailers

    February 21, 2017 4:31PM by Truck West

    ANNAHEIM, Sask. – Doepker Industries has added the Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing line to its portfolio, which include sliding tilt decks, low beds, crane dollies, jeeps and boosters. Dirk Woestenenk, previous general manager of Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing, has joined Doepker as