Truck News


  • Blank canvas trailers a missed marketing opportunity

    June 24, 2019 8:55AM by James Menzies

    A constant frustration of mine is the industry’s lack of imagination when it comes to taking advantage of the 53-ft. billboards most trucking companies are pulling. There are too many plain white trailers out there, and so many wasted opportunities

  • Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

    June 24, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable

  • Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

    June 21, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News-West

    DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough

  • Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

    June 21, 2019 12:17PM by Abdul Latheef

    MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received

  • Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

    June 21, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked

  • Challenger opens own driver training academy

    June 20, 2019 2:22PM by Abdul Latheef

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – A major Ontario transportation company is addressing the problem of an acute driver shortage in a unique way – it has opened its own driver training school in the presence of leaders from the trucking industry. Challenger

  • Mitsubishi Fuso names new director, Dealer Network Development

    June 20, 2019 1:28PM by Sonia Straface

    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Peter Young the director of Dealer Network Development. In his new role, Young will focus on the development of the Fuso dealership network for the United States and Canada.

  • ATA urges progress on North American trade deal

    June 20, 2019 1:17PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has commended Mexico for ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and urges U.S. Congress to move on the deal. “Mexico’s action in ratifying the USMCA is a critical step forward in putting

  • Mulroney named Ontario’s third transportation minister in a year

    June 20, 2019 11:24AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Caroline Mulroney – a lawyer and one-time contender for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party – has been named minister of transportation in a cabinet shuffle by Premier Doug Ford. She will hold a dual role

  • Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

    June 19, 2019 10:22AM by Truck News

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his

  • Women In Trucking names new chairwoman

    June 19, 2019 9:02AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has welcomed in a new board of directors. The new change came from the associations annual general meeting. Laura Roan Hays, regional sales manager, Great Dane is the new chairwoman of the

  • OTA welcomes Thunder Bay’s rejection of DTR bylaw

    June 19, 2019 9:01AM by Truck News

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has welcomed a decision by Thunder Bay city council not to adopt the proposed Designated Truck Route bylaw in its current form. The council voted 7-5 on Monday night to reject the

  • Manitoba’s top drivers awarded

    June 18, 2019 6:34PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced the winners of the Provincial Truck Driving Championship, which was held June 15 in Winnipeg, Man. First place winners make up Team Manitoba and include Bruce McKechnie of Bison Transport (single/tandem);

  • QTA renews ExpoCam support for next 20 years

    June 18, 2019 1:00PM by

    MONTREAL, Que. — Newcom Media Inc. and the Quebec Trucking Association (ACQ) have renewed their partnership in the national ExpoCam truck show through an agreement that covers the next 20 years. This partnership ensures that the ACQ fully and exclusively