Truck News


  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Trailer orders slid 51% in 2019

    January 22, 2020 10:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer net orders finished 2019 down 51% from full-year 2018 levels, while December orders were off by 13% from November, according to ACT Research. “While seven of the 10 major trailer categories posted month-over-month gains, the

  • Hyundai Translead names Sean Kenney CSO

    January 22, 2020 7:24AM by Truck News

      San Diego, Calif. — Hyundai Translead has appointed Sean Kenney chief sales officer, replacing Stuart James who is retiring in March. Kenney, who joined the company this week, will serve as senior vice-president until he assumes the new role

  • President’s Choice: Loblaw prepares for a future with electric vehicles

    January 21, 2020 2:53PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s largest grocer is shopping for something that doesn’t exist. Not yet. But that has hardly slowed Loblaw in a bid to electrify its private fleet within the decade. It was one of the first Canadian operations

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: 2019 truck tonnage choppy but positive

    January 21, 2020 12:35PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage ended 2019 up 3.3% for the year, and saw a 4% increase in December from November levels. The full-year tonnage results marked the tenth straight year of increases, but was about half the

  • Blockade at Regina refinery leads to arrests

    January 21, 2020 11:08AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – In the midst of the labor dispute at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask., the president of the union representing striking workers has been arrested. Along with six other Unifor members, president Jerry Dias was arrested Monday

  • Trucking HR releases guide on mental health

    January 21, 2020 11:02AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. –Trucking HR Canada has released a guide, Gearing up for Workplace Mental Health, to support employers in addressing mental health issues among their staff. “The guide brings together best practices and resources to help fleet employers to provide

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Work truck users have plans to expand: NTEA

    January 21, 2020 10:38AM by John G Smith

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Almost half (48%) of the North American fleet executives surveyed by NTEA – an association representing the work truck industry – expect to expand in the coming year despite challenging economic conditions. That’s up eight percentage

  • Cryopeak to haul LNG by Super B — a Canadian first

    January 20, 2020 1:17PM by John G. Smith

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Cryopeak LNG Solutions says it will become Canada’s first fleet to haul liquefied natural gas (LNG) by Super B-train, maximizing the payloads it hauls into northwestern Canada.   The company designed the unit, and outsourced the manufacturing

  • Celadon agrees to place Hyndman under receivership

    January 20, 2020 11:46AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Bankrupt U.S. trucking company Celadon Group has agreed to place its Canadian subsidiary Hyndman Transport under receivership as early as Thursday, a Toronto lawyer said Monday. The agreement came during a hearing on Andrew J. Hatnay’s motion

  • Semi-retirement beckons for Rolf Lockwood

    January 20, 2020 10:52AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Well, strange as it seems to me, I have retired. Mostly. After 41 years of writing about trucks and trucking, 33 since launching Today’s Trucking, I’ve pulled into the yard and parked it. This is not my very last column,

  • Fleet Complete adds execs

    January 20, 2020 9:52AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Fleet Complete has hired two new executives to help lead the next phase of its expansion with a $1-billion revenue target by 2024. Richard Eyram has been named chief revenue officer and Cynthia Schyff has been appointed

  • Draft transportation plan focuses on Southwestern Ontario

    January 20, 2020 8:54AM by John G Smith

    LONDON, Ont. – A newly released draft transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario includes several trucking-specific measures, such as a review of load restrictions during spring thaws, options to introduce more truck parking, and a focus on clearing heavy vehicles from

  • Meritor buys TransPower

    January 20, 2020 8:07AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced its acquisition of TransPower, which the company says will advance its electrification expertise. “We are excited to welcome TransPower to the Meritor family as we continue providing our customers with sophisticated electric drivetrain solutions,”

  • Wabash National names Mike Pettit CFO

    January 20, 2020 7:24AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wabash National Corp. has appointed Mike Pettit senior vice-president and chief financial officer. As CFO, Pettit will be responsible for driving Wabash National’s financial performance as the company strategically expands. across products, geographies and customer bases. “Mike’s

  • Ontario judge bars sale of Hyndman assets

    January 17, 2020 5:20PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – An Ontario judge has barred U.S.-based Celadon Group from selling the assets of its Canadian subsidiary as he considers a motion for placing Hyndman Transport under receivership. “The Canadian assets shall not be sold without the approval