Truck News


  • Quebec premier meets Volvo head

    January 24, 2020 4:39PM by Eric Berard

      MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec Premier Francois Legault met with Volvo Group president Martin Lundstedt during the Davos world economic forum this week, and manufacturing opportunities in the province appear to have been on the agenda. The two men “discussed

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    Vision Truck Group top Canadian Mack dealer

    January 24, 2020 2:18PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Vision Truck Group has been named Mack Trucks’ Canadian dealer of the year, while Nextran Truck Center in Tuscumbia, Ala., won op North American honors. The awards recognize dealers that consistently exceed their business targets for sales,

  • Dissension in the ranks

    January 24, 2020 12:25PM by James Menzies

    Ontario enforcement officers were sidelined Wednesday, due to a Ministry of Labour investigation into a workplace safety complaint

  • Canadian trucker caught up in U.S.-Iranian tensions

    January 24, 2020 10:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A Toronto trucker, who shares the last name of an assassinated Iranian commander, has been denied entry to the U.S., CBC Radio reported this week. Babak Soleimani told CBC’s As It Happens that he has no connection

  • Court names KSV Advisory receiver for Hyndman

    January 23, 2020 3:26PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — An Ontario Superior Court judge has appointed Toronto consulting firm KSV Advisory to oversee the liquidation of the assets of Hyndman Transport, the Canadian subsidiary of bankrupt American trucking company Celadon Group. Justice Glenn A. Hainey’s ruling

  • Concrete demand meets a driver shortage

    January 23, 2020 2:10PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Look no further than the equipment rolling around Toronto for proof of an active construction sector. Bart Kanters just wishes there were more truck drivers to place behind the wheel. The president of the Ready Mixed Concrete

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    Mack re-ups with NASCAR

    January 23, 2020 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has renewed its agreement with NASCAR, continuing its partnership as the “Official hauler of NASCAR.” Mack will provide a dedicated fleet of customized Mack Anthem 70-inch stand-up sleeper models, spec’d to meet NASCAR’s needs. “For

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: U.S. Bank freight index ends 2019 on soft note

    January 23, 2020 8:30AM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Overall freight shipment volumes and spending by U.S. shippers finished 2019 up 3.4% year-over-year, according to the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. But the index ended the year on a soft note, with both volumes and spending

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    Wabco takes control of product sales, distribution

    January 22, 2020 2:51PM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Wabco has announced it has acquired the distribution rights for its full line of aftermarket products. It will terminate an existing exclusive distribution agreement, enabling Wabco to distribute its complete line of aftermarket products including Wabco-branded

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Trailer orders slid 51% in 2019

    January 22, 2020 10:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer net orders finished 2019 down 51% from full-year 2018 levels, while December orders were off by 13% from November, according to ACT Research. “While seven of the 10 major trailer categories posted month-over-month gains, the

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    Breadner Trailers wins Hyundai Translead dealer award

    January 22, 2020 7:33AM by Truck News

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has been named Hyundai Translead’s North American Dealer of the Year, and has been given exclusive rights to the Greater Toronto Area. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, told that “In a short timespan

  • Hyundai Translead names Sean Kenney CSO

    January 22, 2020 7:24AM by Truck News

      San Diego, Calif. — Hyundai Translead has appointed Sean Kenney chief sales officer, replacing Stuart James who is retiring in March. Kenney, who joined the company this week, will serve as senior vice-president until he assumes the new role

  • President’s Choice: Loblaw prepares for a future with electric vehicles

    January 21, 2020 2:53PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s largest grocer is shopping for something that doesn’t exist. Not yet. But that has hardly slowed Loblaw in a bid to electrify its private fleet within the decade. It was one of the first Canadian operations

  • ECONOMIC WATCH: 2019 truck tonnage choppy but positive

    January 21, 2020 12:35PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage ended 2019 up 3.3% for the year, and saw a 4% increase in December from November levels. The full-year tonnage results marked the tenth straight year of increases, but was about half the

  • Blockade at Regina refinery leads to arrests

    January 21, 2020 11:08AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – In the midst of the labor dispute at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask., the president of the union representing striking workers has been arrested. Along with six other Unifor members, president Jerry Dias was arrested Monday