Truck News


  • Conference Board looks for GHG cuts

    May 25, 2018 9:56AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report by the Conference Board of Canada is recommending several changes to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from trucks – including an actual cut in truck travel. The recommendations come at a time when freight

  • Transportation, warehousing profits up in Q1

    May 24, 2018 2:37PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector saw operating profits increase $99 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics Canada reports. That compares to a $938 million gain in the manufacturing sector. In contrast, retail trade saw the

  • Let’s give military veterans a chance

    May 24, 2018 9:32AM by James Menzies

    One of the highlights of this job, is having the opportunity each year to reward a deserving professional driver. We at Truck News used to do so as part of our long-running Owner-Operator of the Year award, and now we

  • Isaac Instruments to host Lunch and Learn events

    May 24, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. —  Isaac Instruments has launched a Lunch and Learn series to address important topics in transportation. These events, says Isaac, connect transportation professionals with experts and provide the tools to deal with the biggest issues in trucking; driver

  • Bosch looks into the future of trucking

    May 23, 2018 9:45AM by Sonia Straface

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – To say Bosch is optimistic about the future of trucking is an understatement. The technology solutions company laid out its vision for what’s to come at its Mobility Experience USA 2018 event at its proving grounds

  • Truck tonnage surges 9.5% compared to April 2017

    May 22, 2018 12:47PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) truck tonnage index was up 9.5% in April compared to the same time last year, the largest ever year-over-year increase since October 2017. Compared to March, the seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index is

  • Meritor adds Mississauga distribution center

    May 22, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has opened its Eastern Canada Regional Distribution Centre in Mississauga, Ont., which will  serve warehouse distributors and dealers in seven provinces. “Customers in eastern Canada will notice greater ordering flexibility and shorter lead times, with many

  • Navistar’s Edmonton Parts Distribution Center wins award

    May 22, 2018 6:25AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International announced that its Edmonton Parts Distribution Center (PDC) was named the first-place honoree of the Top Performing Warehouse Award by Carlisle & Co. The annual award recognizes the highest performing parts distribution centers in the

  • Business lessons from the Vegas Golden Knights

    May 21, 2018 10:59PM by Dan Goodwill

    While there are lots of great sports stories at this time of the year, the Vegas Golden Knights should rank at or near the top. Even if they don’t win another game this season, they have exceeded all expectations. They

  • Lytx names new CFO

    May 21, 2018 10:54PM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  Lytx announced today that Steve Lifshatz has joined the company as chief financial officer, effective May 14, 2018. Lifshatz most recently served as CFO for Fleetmatics, a global fleet management telematics and software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm. He

  • Port of Vancouver gets funding for upgrades

    May 17, 2018 3:09PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority received $55.8 million for four projects aimed at helping the movement of goods to market and improving port infrastructure. The announcement was by Canada’s minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, today (May 17),

  • Canada’s Hadrian’s Wall of hipocrisy

    May 17, 2018 11:47AM by Roger McKnight

    Television news is a carefully curated selection of stories that go 24/7. When it comes to petroleum stories, to get a sense of what it’s like to be the analyst helping the reporter understand what’s going on in the markets, try holding your breath

  • OTA welcomes Ford’s fuel price slashing promise

    May 17, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s promise to slash fuel prices is being welcomed by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA). The OTA confirmed with the Ford team that his promises to reduce fuel prices will include diesel. “The

  • ATRI seeking cost information for annual report

    May 16, 2018 10:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is compiling data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report, and its seeking input from fleets. The non-profit research organization is asking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums,

  • ‘Roadmap’ offers direction in distracted driving fight

    May 15, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is defining a “roadmap” to help curb collisions linked to distracted driving. Underlying ideas were unveiled in Scarborough, Ont. during last week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving, which included