Truck News


  • Mack leading the charge with electric LR

    January 9, 2020 4:18PM by James Menzies

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mack Trucks has taken the wraps off the industry’s first fully-electric refuse truck to be put into service, a Mack LR Electric, which will soon be deployed by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

  • Ontario bolsters fight against emissions ‘delete kits’

    December 30, 2019 7:23AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario is taking action to reduce smog-causing pollutants by targeting the use of emissions-control “delete kits” in the trucking industry. In two Decision Notices posted just before Christmas, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) outlined

  • Anheuser-Busch makes zero-emissions beer run

    November 22, 2019 2:44PM by Truck News

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors, completed their first ever ‘Zero-Emission Beer Delivery’ in the company’s hometown of St. Louis — utilizing both companies’ innovative fleet technology to deliver beer from the

  • Cheating doesn’t pay… anymore

    November 14, 2019 1:56PM by James Menzies

    Cheating, in life and in business, shouldn’t pay. But for too long in trucking it has. There are signs, however, that this could be about to change. Those who abuse hours-of-service regulations are soon going to be forced to comply,

  • News Equipment

    Orange EV expands manufacturing capabilities

    November 4, 2019 6:31AM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Orange EV, a manufacturer of fully-electric Class 8 trucks, announced it is moving to a manufacturing facility with five times the production capacity it has today. Orange EV produces a T-Series electric terminal truck. It claims

  • Gliders run past emissions-stricken rigs

    September 16, 2019 10:05AM by Abdul Latheef

    MILLGROVE, Ont. — They came in gleaming red, purple and black. They had their own displaying area at the Great Canadian Truck Show in Millgrove, Ont. And, they were all remanufactured from glider kits. “It takes anywhere from three days

  • Ontario to tighten emissions testing for trucks

    August 27, 2019 10:35AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon announce a re-designed emissions testing program for heavy-duty diesel vehicles, a government source has told Truck News. The program, to be announced this fall, will focus on improving testing. It will also include new

  • Ontario to crack down on emissions system tampering

    July 31, 2019 11:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truckers who have tampered with their emissions system could have their plates seized in Ontario, no matter where their truck is domiciled. That’s due to changes made by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), which

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 7:09PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of

  • UPS makes history with largest commitment to renewable natural gas

    May 28, 2019 8:30AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – While electrification has stolen the limelight in recent months, UPS has announced it’s still going big on natural gas, placing the largest order for renewable natural gas (RNG) in history. The company committed to a seven-year, 170

  • Natural gas truck sales down in 2018

    January 28, 2019 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but slid 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. Year-to-date sales in November 2017 were up 9%. “On

  • OTA briefs Environment Minister

    January 25, 2019 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently met with Environment Minister Rod Phillips to discuss how the trucking industry can contribute to cleaner air and a reduction in carbon emissions. The meeting included OTA vice-chairman Wendell Erb, OTA

  • New report paves way to net-zero carbon emissions

    November 19, 2018 11:02AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has suggested the heavy-duty transport industry can achieve net-zero carbon emissions at minimal costs to the global economy, through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation and investment. The report says