Truck News


  • News Equipment

    vHub moving into the U.S. market

    February 24, 2020 11:41AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – vHub, the Canadian company that developed an app to help fleets share and reposition trailers, is moving into the U.S. market. The company announced the move at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings, and will go

  • Utility Trailer monitors market challenges from coronavirus to trade

    February 24, 2020 10:47AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga – Utility Trailer Manufacturing is emerging from a record-breaking year, building 51,911 trailers in 2019. The question now is what the trailer market is expected to do in 2020. “This year is another story,” says senior vice-president of

  • Meritor simplifies parts ordering process

    February 24, 2020 9:42AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has launched a new program called Drivetrain on Demand that offers fast replacement of driveshaft and differential assemblies to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Customers purchasing through the portal can order driveshaft assemblies by part

  • East Coast International to open new facility

    February 24, 2020 7:00AM by Truck News

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — East Coast International Trucks Inc., an International truck dealership, is opening a new facility in the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth, N.S., the company announced Monday. The 40,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility will sit on 7 acres of

  • Dana broadens technician training series

    February 24, 2020 6:50AM by Jim Park

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Dana will add maintenance and inspection videos covering front non-drive steer axles and rear drive-axle carriers to its “Driveline Forensics” commercial-vehicle technician training series. The “Driveline Forensics” videos are short, easy-to-follow training sessions designed to keep the

  • FlowBelow names new CEO

    February 23, 2020 5:50PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – FlowBelow Aero — a Texas-based company that produces aerodynamic systems such as wheel covers — has found a new CEO in someone who was first exposed to the industry though his family’s Toronto-area trucking business. Richard Ruebusch

  • News Equipment

    Roadside repair costs continue to rise

    February 23, 2020 2:47PM by Jack Roberts

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) kicked off the Spring 2020 meeting by sharing the latest results of an unscheduled repair cost study TMC has undertaken with FleetNet America. The benchmarking study began

  • Electric vehicle research takes a regional focus

    February 23, 2020 2:09PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Upcoming North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) research into electric trucks will focus on regional trucking operations, which are expected to be among the earliest commercial adopters of the equipment. “Our research has shown us that

  • Women with the drive to succeed

    February 21, 2020 3:49PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – A panel of women from the trucking and engineering sectors are sending a message to other women looking to break into any male-dominated industry – believe in yourself and anything is possible. Lorri Christensen of Precision Truck

  • FMCSA clearinghouse identifies 8,000 violations

    February 21, 2020 10:46AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse identified nearly 8,000 violations by commercial drivers in its first weeks of operation, the agency said Friday. The clearinghouse, which went online Jan. 6, now has more

  • Fontaine combines fleet and vocational services

    February 21, 2020 7:35AM by Truck News

    Charlotte, N.C. —Fontaine Modification has combined its vocational and fleet services units into a single division, and named Jamil Young its president. The new division will be known as Medium and Heavy Truck Operations, the company said Thursday. All Fontaine

  • Freightliner Manitoba’s new facility opens at CentrePort Canada

    February 20, 2020 10:19PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba has opened a new, state-of-the-art, 78,000 sq-ft facility at CentrePort Canada in Winnipeg, Man. Ken Talbot, president and dealership principal for Freightliner Manitoba, purchased 13.5 acres of land at the inland port in 2018 with

  • Highlight raises more funds for SickKids

    February 20, 2020 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Highlight Motor Group has raised another $15,000 for the SickKids Foundation in support of its campaign to build a new hospital in Toronto. This marks the second year in a row that Highlight has contributed to the

  • Canada’s truck drivers to require 103.5 hours of training

    February 20, 2020 11:02AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s future truck drivers will need to complete at least 103.5 hours of training to earn a Class 1/A licence under standards approved last week by transportation and highway safety ministers.

  • Financial support for carriers impacted by Co-op Refinery labor dispute

    February 20, 2020 10:40AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Independent lease operators impacted by the Regina Co-op Refinery labor dispute will receive special payments from Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL). FCL announced the financial assistance Feb. 19, saying it will provide financial assistance to carriers contracted to