Truck News


News Category
Fuel/Emissions


  • Peloton drives forward with platooning truck tech

    July 17, 2019 11:15AM by John G. Smith

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Peloton Technology continues to promote the value of platooning tractor-trailers, and it’s pushing forward to develop the next generation of equipment. CEO Josh Switkes announced the plans during the 2019 Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, referring to

  • Vision, Enbridge team up to promote CNG trucks

    July 15, 2019 8:47AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Vision Truck Group and Enbridge Gas are teaming up to rent natural gas vehicles, offering businesses a chance to test drive the technology without shouldering the premium purchase cost. The equipment will be available for the same

  • Petro-Canada testing 0W20 engine oil

    July 12, 2019 4:53PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants is actively exploring the limits of heavy-duty engine oil, and early tests with a 0W20 prototype are just the beginning. “We’ve got these oils in real-world trucks today,” said product specialist John Pettingill, during a

  • Study praises China’s deployment of electric trucks

    July 2, 2019 11:04AM by Truck News

    BASALT, Colo. – The Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen is taking a leadership role in deploying electrical logistical vehicles for urban freight movement, setting an example for other cities worldwide, a report said on Monday. The study was released by

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules

  • Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

    June 17, 2019 10:45AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of

  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • 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

  • Michelin to test Einride autonomous vehicles

    June 5, 2019 8:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin will soon begin testing prototypes of Swedish-made Einride autonomous vehicles at its facility in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The T-Pod, an electric vehicle with no space for a driver, will roll out in two phases at the Michelin

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by johng@newcom.ca

    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

  • Bison Transport mock debate takes more serious tone

    May 27, 2019 10:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 24th annual Bison Transport Debate saw a panel of participants argue for and against a resolution that more oil pipelines should be built in Canada. The mock debate takes place during the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s

  • Mack debuts electric-powered waste truck

    May 8, 2019 2:34PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline