Truck News


  • Peel Region begins Off-Peak Delivery pilot

    July 4, 2018 3:01PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. —  The Region of Peel will begin its first Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project running July through December, in participation with LCBO, Loblaw, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada, and Weston Foods. The objective of the project is to help optimize

  • Starship Freight celebrates 30 years in business

    July 3, 2018 11:33AM by Truck News

    GEORGETOWN, Ont. — Starship Freight celebrated its 30th anniversary on July 1. The company had modest beginnings with three employees back in 1988 and originally operated in Mississauga, Ont. The third-party logistics industry was in its infancy. Michael McDonald, the

  • Daseke appoints new CFO

    July 3, 2018 8:18AM by Truck News

    ADDISON, Texas – Daseke has named Bharat Mahajan the company’s new chief financial officer. Mahajan will assume the role of CFO from Scott Wheeler, who was named Daseke’s president earlier this year. Mahajan previously served as CFO for Aveda Transportation

  • Trison Tarps hosts fifth annual open house

    July 3, 2018 8:03AM by Sonia Straface

    BRANTFORD, Ont. – Trison Tarps once again hosted its famous annual barbecue and pig roast to bring together customers, suppliers, family and friends. The event, hosted on June 6, and now in its fifth year, was kept traditional, according to

  • Bendix names v.p. of supply chain excellence

    July 3, 2018 8:00AM by Sonia Straface

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Mike Pogorelc vice-president of supply chain excellence. Pogorelc also became the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee. A Bendix team member for 28 years, Pogorelc started with the company in

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • Fortigo’s Demangos named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

    June 28, 2018 6:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Fortigo Freight’s president, Elias Demangos, has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The recognition is given to entrepreneurs that are under 40 with exceptional achievements in the country. Demangos was chosen from over

  • Canadian Alliance Terminals names new president

    June 27, 2018 5:25PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. — William McKinnon has been named the president of Canadian Alliance Terminals (CAT). McKinnon’s record of leadership spans supply chain innovation, security and risk mitigation and the development of direct sales software delivery systems. He is a graduate

  • ZF outlines vision for the future

    June 27, 2018 5:21PM by Sonia Straface

    And the future is driverless and electric

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • Trail King names new director of international market development

    June 27, 2018 1:04AM by Truck News

    MITCHELL, S.D. – Trail King Industries announced this week that Mike Heschke is the company’s new director of international market development, a newly created position to support the ongoing growth of Trail King with the addition of the Goldhofer product

  • Big Freight Systems turns 70

    June 26, 2018 6:14AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Big Freight Systems is turning 70 this year, and has its eyes on future growth. “We’re always looking ahead to see what we can do next,” says Gary Coleman, president and chief executive of the company his

  • Phillips announces European acquisition

    June 25, 2018 7:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Cali. – Phillips Connect Technologies has announced its acquisition of Polish electrical components company Fortech Poland. The company manufactures and distributes 24-volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles. The newly formed company will be named Phillips-Fortech

  • Hours of Service violations down since ELD rollout: FMCSA

    June 22, 2018 5:02PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs) says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA numbers show a marked decrease in violations on inspected