Truck News


  • Linamar, associated families donate $5 million to Guelph hospital

    February 4, 2019 12:12PM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. — Linamar Corporation along with the Hasenfratz, Newton and Stoddart families have made history with a record-breaking donation to health care. The group has donated a whopping $5 million  to Guelph General Hospital in support of the hospital’s most

  • Mack Trucks names new regional vice-president, Canada

    February 4, 2019 11:51AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice-president, Canada. Jugovic will be responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle for new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. “Steve brings

  • FPInnovations, Texas A&M Transportation to collaborate on research

    February 4, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on transportation research. The MOU was signed by Greg Winfree, TTI agency director, and Glen Légère, FPInnovations senior manager, Roads

  • PMTC opens latest benchmarking survey

    February 4, 2019 8:24AM by

    MILTON, Ont. – Private fleets looking to compare their performance to peers now have the opportunity to participate in the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) third annual Canadian fleet benchmarking survey. “For the last two years, the PMTC

  • Cost of ground transportation decreasing

    February 1, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased 1.54% in November, compared to the Canadian General Freight Index. Base rates were down 1.4% and average fuel surcharges decreased, accounting for 17.67% of the base rate

  • Day & Ross expands executive team

    February 1, 2019 8:36AM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. — Day & Ross has announced some changes to its organization this week. “These key leadership roles and organizational changes are part of our strategy to improve our customer experience and grow our business,” said William Doherty, CEO. “These

  • Dana launches training academy, updates e-commerce platform

    January 31, 2019 4:40PM by

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dana is taking to the internet to educate the commercial vehicle aftermarket, launching a Dana Aftermarket Training Academy that already includes an overview of axle nomenclature. The training resource guides users through a series of slides

  • HDAW says see ya, Las Vegas

    January 31, 2019 1:47PM by

    LAS VEGAS, Nev – Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, traditionally hosted in Las Vegas, will be moving to Texas for its 15th annual conference in 2020. Next year’s event will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine,

  • Brown to succeed Boughton as Trailcon president

    January 31, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. —  After 26 years at the helm of Trailcon Leasing, Al Boughton announced today that he will be replaced by senior vice-president and general manager Jerry Brown. Boughton said he will stay active in the business, supporting Brown,

  • Trucks right at home at Consumer Electronics Show

    January 31, 2019 10:42AM by James Menzies

    Billing itself as “the global stage for innovation,” it seems appropriate that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has drawn the attention of several major truck makers. After all, innovation is rampant in the trucking industry and today’s highway tractors are

  • Feature Transportation

    Safeties for sale

    January 31, 2019 9:28AM by Harry Rudolfs

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Heavy equipment mechanic Mark Waschke has become alarmed, after noticing trucks wearing recently-issued safety stickers with defects that should have disqualified them from being on the road. “I’ve seen fresh stickers on trucks with holes in cab floors,

  • Two Canadians named 2019 Kenworth Dealer Council members

    January 31, 2019 9:09AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Dealer Council members, two of which are Canadian. The council features eight executives representing more than 410 Kenworth dealerships. Kenworth Council members are: Chairman – Mike Clark, Wisconsin Kenworth

  • Fras-le expands brake lineup

    January 30, 2019 3:28PM by

    Fras-le has expanded its lineup of hydraulic brake pads and added a new value-priced friction material called durbloc into the mix. Pins and other features in a related MRS (Mechanical Retention System) have been designed to help keep water from

  • Denso unveils value priced PowerEdge line, coming to Canada soon

    January 30, 2019 11:40AM by

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Denso Products and Services Americas is extending its offerings in the U.S. aftermarket with a value-priced product line known as PowerEdge. Timelines have yet to be established for a Canadian rollout, but there are plans to

  • Driver David Henry becomes face of trucking for Bell Let’s Talk Campaign

    January 30, 2019 9:12AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – David Henry, truck driver for REK Express has become the latest ambassador for the popular Bell Let’s Talk Campaign that promotes mental health awareness and fights to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. The Bell Let’s Talk