Truck News


  • The Truck Without a Driver – Part 2

    July 25, 2019 8:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    Mark Dalton: Owner-Operator

  • U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index bounces back

    July 24, 2019 2:13PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, an analysis of freight shipment volumes and spend by companies shipping goods, has revealed better-than-expected spending and shipping growth for the second quarter of 2019. The gains, however, were not enough

  • UPDATED: U.S. trucker shortage swells to 60,800 in 2018

    July 24, 2019 11:56AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. driver shortage rose to 60,800 last year, up nearly 20% from 50,700 in 2017, the American Trucking Associations said in a study released Wednesday. The group warned that the shortage could hit 100,000 in five

  • Montreal gets Foreign Trade Zone designation

    July 24, 2019 9:33AM by Abdul Latheef

    MONTREAL, Que. – In an effort boost the city’s logistics and transportation industry, the Economic Development Agency of Canada has granted Greater Montreal the Foreign Trade Zone designation. It is the 13th such designation granted by the federal government. The

  • North York tops list of safest cities to drive in Ontario

    July 24, 2019 8:24AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – North York is the safest city to drive in Ontario, a study released Wednesday said. Rounding out the top five communities are Toronto, East York, Etobicoke and Mississauga. The worst five cities to drive according to the

  • Schneider wins major security award

    July 23, 2019 1:28PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Transportation and logistics services provider Schneider has won a major award for its rigorous security practices. The company is the recipient of CargoNet’s Best in Cargo Security Award in the large carrier category. In choosing the

  • Truck tonnage fell in June: ATA

    July 23, 2019 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage decreased 1.1% in June, on the heels of a 4% decline the month before. “Tonnage continues to show resilience as it posted the 26th year-over-year increase despite falling for the second straight month

  • Erb grants another wish

    July 23, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    BADEN, Ont. – For the second time this year, Erb Transport has opened its cab doors to help someone realize a dream. On May 11, Erb driver Lyoness Woodstock gave a 75-kilometer ride to Shirley Barkell, helping her achieve a

  • Canadian companies among top woman-owned businesses

    July 23, 2019 8:09AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wis. – Two Canadian companies are among those recognized by the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association as being the top woman-owned businesses in transportation. B.C.-based Lodgewood Enterprises, owned by president Arlene Gagne, and Ontario Truck Training Academy, owned by

  • Dayton Parts to open distribution center in Quebec

    July 23, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. — Dayton Parts has announced that it will open its third Canadian distribution center in Saint-Leonard, Que. The other centers are in Edmonton, Alta., and Mississauga, Ont. The new 50,000 square-foot facility will house the complete Dayton Parts

  • Capital Gear adds new rep

    July 23, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Capital Gear has hired Darcy Arbuthnot to fill a newly created position as account manager, Prairies and Northern Ontario. Arbuthnot has more than 23 years of aftermarket experience, the company says. His experience ranges from being a

  • Finding the Smokin’ Gun

    July 22, 2019 6:04PM by Derek Clouthier

    Racer Gord Cooper looks to set world records after Smokin’ Gun’s engine rebuild

  • Feature Transportation

    The trucker who wants to make his customers smile

    July 22, 2019 11:00AM by Abdul Latheef

    There were many “good moments” in Jim Smith’s 26-year trucking career, but one stands out. That happened a couple of years ago when his employer received a call from a man who said he wanted to thank Smith for a

  • What’s in a name?

    July 22, 2019 9:00AM by Scott Taylor

    How to effectively get your name out there

  • PMTC to hold educational seminar in Edmonton

    July 22, 2019 8:57AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada will hold its 2019 western regional seminar in Edmonton, Alta., on Oct. 1, the organization announced Monday. It is part of the PMTC’s ongoing series of cross-country educational half-day conferences.