Truck News


  • Fleet Advantage appoints new senior v.p. of sales

    August 7, 2018 1:15PM by Truck News

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fleet Advantage announced today has named Jon Keller senior vice-president of sales. Keller is a seasoned sales veteran with extensive knowledge and experience in fleet leasing, asset management, and lifecycle cost management. Keller comes to Fleet

  • Mack Trucks highlights successful women in trucking in latest RoadLife episode

    August 7, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Mack Trucks has released the fourth episode of its RoadLife series. The episode, titled ‘Breaking the Mold’  shares the stories of two women blazing trails in the trucking industry, in which women make up just 12 percent

  • Nominations open for Women in Trucking award

    August 7, 2018 7:38AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc.  – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. Created in 2010, the award honors female leaders in the trucking industry. Past recipients include Marcia Taylor, CEO

  • Recruitment & Resources Expo space booking in full swing

    August 7, 2018 7:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The inaugural edition of the Recruitment & Resources Expo has generated strong response from the industry, according to organizers. More than 60% of the exhibit space has already been booked by leading carriers and companies looking to recruit

  • Cummins, Eaton joint venture expected to profit in 2020

    August 3, 2018 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Cummins and Eaton joint venture that was developed in 2017 is expected to be profitable by 2020, Cummins president and chief operating officer Richard Freeland said when releasing financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

  • Class 8 orders for July hit all-time high: FTR

    August 3, 2018 9:42AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR reports that preliminary North American Class 8 orders for July hit an all-time high of 52,250 units, just surpassing the previous record of 52,194 orders in March 2006. Class 8 orders were tremendous for the U.S.

  • CTA wants crackdown on ‘Driver Inc.’ payments

    August 2, 2018 3:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to sound the alarm about Driver Inc. – a payment model in which drivers who do not own or operate their own vehicle still become incorporated and receive pay without source

  • Phillips Connect Technologies names new business development manager

    August 2, 2018 11:39AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has hired intermodal industry veteran Cliff Creech as its business development manager. In his new position, Creech will primarily guide product and business development efforts for ChassisNet. “Cliff is a thought leader

  • Breadner Trailers opens new location in Atlantic Canada

    August 1, 2018 12:53PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – Breadner Trailers has opened up a new location in Atlantic Canada. The new facility is the country’s newest and largest Hyundai Translead dealer. It is currently offering a variety of Hyundai Translead dry vans and refrigerated trailers.

  • Waterloo researchers check road conditions with AI

    August 1, 2018 10:32AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – Researchers at the University of Waterloo have turned to the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create software that can detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings. The system automatically flags potholes, cracks and other defects by

  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • Frost & Sullivan names Geotab as Company of the Year

    August 1, 2018 9:37AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Geotab announced it has been named the 2018 North American Company of the Year in the commercial fleet telematics industry by Frost & Sullivan. “At Geotab, we understand that our success is a direct result of the hard

  • Bridgestone Americas names new director of marketing

    August 1, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas today announced Ben Johnson is joining the organization as director of marketing for the commercial truck bus radial (TBR) tire business. In this role, Johnson will lead the marketing and channel strategy for Bridgestone, Firestone,

  • U.S. inspectors to focus on underride guards

    July 31, 2018 9:07AM by

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors in the U.S. will be taking a close look at rear underride guards during selected days between Aug. 27-31, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) looks to gather related data. Last year, U.S. senators

  • Truck-Lite shakes up executive team

    July 31, 2018 7:12AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite Co. announced three executive promotions and the addition of one new position within its organization this week. Mark Bara is the new executive vice president of sales and marketing; Laurie Beegle is now president of Davco