Truck News


  • News Equipment

    Smaller displacement engines, gasoline increasing in popularity

    August 29, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A new report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates indicates lower-displacement engines in Class 8 trucks and gasoline engines in medium-duty trucks are gaining favor. The report, N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine Outlook, indicated engines over 10

  • Drivers asked to weigh in on truck parking information systems

    April 9, 2019 12:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck drivers are asked to offer insight into their preferences for data formats and delivery mechanisms of truck parking availability information. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched an online survey as part of its 2019

  • Rate recession likely: ACT Research

    March 14, 2019 9:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is likely, and a rate recession even more likely, according to the latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook published by ACT Research. The truck supply and freight demand are falling out of balance, according

  • ATRI examines issue of marijuana-impaired driving

    March 13, 2019 9:55AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Training law enforcement and developing more drug recognition experts (DREs) are what’s needed to protect drivers from marijuana-impaired motorists, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The new study outlines issues and solutions

  • News Technology

    Bendix opens technical center in Mexico

    February 8, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Bendix has opened a new 7,800 sq.-ft. technical center in Monterrey, Mexico. The site will be used to drive research and development across Bendix’s line of products. The engineering team there will work across the Bendix product

  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • Operational costs of trucking are rising

    October 2, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The operational costs of trucking increased 6% in 2017, to US$1.69 per mile, according to the latest Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. The report was published by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs

  • News Technology

    Yokohama opens new R&D center

    October 2, 2018 7:48AM by Truck News

    CORNELIUS, N.C. – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina. The 25,000 sq.-ft. facility replaces a temporary facility it has used in Concord, N.C., since 2016. “In 1969 – almost 50 years

  • Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 1:36PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

  • Alberta truckers needed for study on driver health

    August 29, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Calling all Alberta truck drivers…come in Alberta truckers. The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health is looking for long-haul truck drivers from Alberta to participate in a study that will collect information on their health and

  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • NAIT partners with industry to offer low-carbon fuel to long-haul segment

    November 9, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has partnered with industry stakeholders to bring low-carbon fuel that can withstand all weather conditions to the long-haul truck segment. Working with Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport, and Oberon Fuels,

  • Lack of truck parking costly for drivers: ATRI

    December 13, 2016 2:28PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A lack of truck parking is costing professional drivers in the US an average of US$4,600 in lost wages each year, as they spend time looking for parking spots that otherwise could have gone towards revenue-generating driving.

  • Feature Health & Safety


    April 14, 2015 1:17PM by James Menzies

    A researcher in the United Kingdom is looking to interview Canadian long-haul truck drivers about how they access information about health, well-being and physical activity while on the road. Dr. Paul Gorczynski told me he received a great response from

  • Alberta and BC becoming connected vehicle technologies testing sites

    October 23, 2014 10:47AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — The federal government has committed $1.3 million to get vehicles and infrastructure communicating with each other. ACTIVE-AURORA is a three-year research and study project being led by the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia