Truck News


  • Aiming for the stars

    March 16, 2018 7:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    PIC outlines new benchmarks that sets the bar high for its members

  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

  • February spot market second strongest month ever

    March 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore has reported loads posted to its Loadlink freight matching service declined in February by 9% off historically high levels. However, TransCore said load volumes are still higher than average, setting the bar for a strong year.

  • News Equipment

    February trailer orders “red hot”: FTR

    March 16, 2018 9:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – February marked a record month for trailer orders, according to preliminary data from FTR. Orders came in at 32,000 units, a 24% year-over-year increase but 20% off January 2018 orders. But it marked the fifth consecutive month

  • Paccar’s Ste-Therese plant wins award

    March 16, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    STE-THERESE, Que. – Paccar’s Ste-Therese, Que., medium-duty truck plant has won a Frost & Sullivan award for manufacturing leadership. The award recognizes production technology advancements, and was won for the plant’s frame transfer efficiency improvement project. Paccar says the project

  • OTA offers input on cyclist/pedestrian safety

    March 16, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has submitted comments on how trucks, cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on roads. Its comments were filed with the province’s CycleON Action Plan 2.0. “As an industry which shares its workplace with

  • Swedish P.M. visits Hagerstown plant

    March 16, 2018 9:24AM by Truck News

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Volvo Group’s Hagerstown powertrain plant hosted Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven this week. Swedish ambassador to the U.S., Karin Olofsdotter also visited, and the delegation was hosted by Volvo Group president and CEO Martin Lundstedt. A discussion

  • News Equipment

    Volvo introduces new VNX

    March 14, 2018 3:03PM by James Menzies

    Volvo product overhaul continues with VNX heavy-hauler

  • Talbert celebrates 80 years

    March 14, 2018 12:49PM by Truck News

    RENSSELAER, Ind. – Eighty years after Austin Talbert first opened the doors to his company, Talbert Manufacturing is still going strong. Founded in 1938 as a heavy haul, crane rental, and construction equipment business in Lyons, Ill., Talbert made its

  • News Equipment

    Volvo adds VNX heavy-hauler, anticipates strengthening truck market

    March 14, 2018 12:35PM by James Menzies

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks North America recently finished building legacy models at its truck plant here, and is now producing the new VNL and VNR. And the timing couldn’t be better, according to Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and

  • Class D renewal requirements change in Ontario July 1

    March 14, 2018 10:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Class D license holders in Ontario will have new medical and road test requirements beginning July 1, 2018. The Ministry of Transportation released its new guidelines for medical reports and testing for Class D license holders, bringing

  • OTA implores government to include truck drivers in nominee pilot program

    March 14, 2018 10:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is asking the provincial government to remember truck drivers as it reviews its stance on how it classifies certain occupations under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Historically, Ontario has restricted the

  • SmartDrive unveils new Transportation Intelligence Platform

    March 14, 2018 10:04AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – SmartDrive Systems launched its Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware this week during a virtual press conference. According to SmartDrive, the platform is the first video-based solution capable of convergence. The system fuses data from all

  • Winners of the February Good Driver Challenge revealed

    March 14, 2018 7:35AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The results are in for the February Good Driver Challenge. The challenge, designed and created by NAL Insurance to help the trucking industry reduce accidents, uses a mobile app to reward good driving behavior and avoid distracted

  • Government discussing a drug abuse program as legalized cannabis approaches

    March 13, 2018 5:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the Government of Canada is actively working on a policy to address marijuana impairment in the workplace. The minister sent a letter to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association