Truck News


  • TransCore Link Logistics hosts second annual mixer

    March 28, 2019 10:01AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics hosted its second annual LinkMixer Networking Event on March 20 to celebrate the commencement of spring in its Mississauga office. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and prizes, and even had the opportunity to try their

  • ZF to acquire Wabco in blockbuster deal

    March 28, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco, forming an integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technologies with annual sales totaling about US$45 billion. The deal is valued at about US$7 billion. Wabco is a global

  • Driver safety focus of new WorkSafeBC videos and information sheets

    March 27, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News-West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – WorkSafeBC wants truck drivers to be safe, and has released a new video series and information sheets to help them do just that. According to WorkSafeBC, the truck driver occupation in B.C. had more than 20,700 time-loss

  • NACV Show 2019 opens online registration

    March 27, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), the premier biennial B2B trucking industry event focusing on the needs of fleet owners, managers and decision makers, announced today that online registration is open for the 2019 trade

  • TransPro Freight Systems names new general manager

    March 27, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — TransPro Freight Systems, a Kriska Transportation Group company, has appointed Jon Saunders as general manager, effective March 18, 2019. Before joining the team at TransPro, Saunders held senior roles at Polaris Transportation Group where he led their high-growth

  • Aftermarket parts sales growth slowing

    March 27, 2019 8:08AM by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to slow in the coming months, according to the latest reading from CMVC’s Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). The PLI decreased 0.2% in January from December, marking the third consecutive

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • CTA names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

  • How Bill C-86 affects leaves of absence and vacation pay

    March 26, 2019 1:45PM by Miguel Mangalindan

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • UAP recognizes Grote Canada

    March 25, 2019 2:28PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – UAP has named Grote Canada its 2018 Napa Supplier Excellence Awards winner. Grote was identified in each of Napa’s regions as meeting all its strict measurements and expectations, and was unaminously selected to receive the award. “Grote

  • Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • How the federal budget could affect trucking

    March 22, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest

  • Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

    March 22, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts