Truck News


  • Ryder names 2018 Top Tech winner

    August 27, 2018 2:36PM by Truck News

    MIAMI. Fla. – Ryder System has named Christopher Barnett its 2018 Top Technician. Barnett won the company’s Top Tech Recognition Program for North America last week. The contest, designed to identify, recognize, and reward Ryder’s top performing truck maintenance technicians,

  • CTA looks to immigration for labor

    August 23, 2018 9:16AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. Writing to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the industry’s largest lobbying group has identified growing constraints that fleets

  • More than $700 billion generated by trucking in the U.S. in 2017: ATA

    August 20, 2018 3:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. trucking industry was generated more than $700 billion dollars in revenue in 2017 according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The organization released its annual collection of trucking data, the “ATA American Trucking Trends 2018.”

  • Ambrose among speakers at CTEA

    August 17, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Rona Ambrose, a one-time Conservative Party leader and an advisor on NAFTA negotiations, will be among speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. The 55th annual conference will be hosted at Toronto’s

  • ATA National Truck Driving Championships kick-off in Ohio

    August 16, 2018 5:17PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 400 drivers from across the U.S. kicked off the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council. The drivers had

  • Bridgestone Americas names new president of truck, bus, retread tires

    August 16, 2018 12:49PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas today announced Eric Higgs, current vice-president of marketing, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has been named president, truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, BATO, effective September 1, 2018. Eric succeeds Joseph

  • 2011 and newer diesel engines in 1/3 of U.S. trucks

    August 15, 2018 9:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Model Year 2011 and newer diesel engines powered more than 1/3 of the trucks on American roads last year, and as many as 2/3 of the vehicles in selected states, the Diesel Technology Forum reports. Engines of

  • Schulz appointed to Navistar Board of Directors

    August 15, 2018 7:40AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill.  — Navistar International announced recently Christian Schulz has been named to its board of directors. Schulz replaces Matthias Gründler, who previously resigned from the Navistar board after serving more than a year as a director. Schulz has been

  • Alliance unveils pre-budget wish list

    August 14, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been

  • The need for speed

    August 13, 2018 10:18AM by James Menzies

    Some of the fastest race rigs bring their horsepower to Rodeo du Camion

  • Registration now open for 2018 OTA Executive Conference

    August 10, 2018 8:39AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Registration is now open for the Ontario Trucking Association’s Executive Conference on November 7 and 8, taking place once again at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto. This is the OTA’s 92nd annual conference. The signature awards dinner

  • Quick Truck Lube to open Napanee location

    August 9, 2018 2:46PM by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. — Quick Truck Lube announced today that it is opening a new location in Napanee, Ont. this fall. The new location at exit 579 on Hwy 401 will offer the same fast and efficient service at its Ayr

  • Healthy Trucker now accepting new teams for Healthy Fleet Challenge

    August 9, 2018 1:42PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — Healthy Trucker has announced they are now accepting new teams for the third leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge, starting September 1. This is the final leg of the challenge for the 2018 year and will end

  • GCR Tires & Service hires new director of marketing and merchandising

    August 9, 2018 1:02PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas announced Taylor Vernier has joined the company as director of marketing and merchandising for the GCR Tires & Service (GCR) business. In this role, Vernier will lead all marketing activities for the commercial tire and

  • Nikola raises $100 million this month

    August 7, 2018 2:30PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX. Ari. – Nikola Motor Company announced today that it anticipates the $200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than $100 million already raised and funded this month. The company has a $1.1  billion pre-money valuation.  “Nikola’s business model