Truck News


  • Volvo Trucks-OTA Truck Driver of the Year winner revealed

    November 9, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Lowell Thompson, a professional driver whose career spans more than half a century and includes an incredible 7.5 million accident-free miles, was named this year’s Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Truck Driver of the Year. Thompson, a gravel

  • Omnitracs’ Mike Ham wins Service to Industry Award

    November 9, 2018 11:58AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — After years of presenting the Service to Industry Award at the OTA’s annual executive conference, Mike Ham finally won it. Ham was presented the award, sponsored by Omnitracs and the OTA on Nov. 8, during the OTA’s

  • WorkSafe NB premiums continue to rise

    November 9, 2018 10:34AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe NB announced the new assessment rate for 2019 recently, and for the third year in a row, New Brunswickers will see an increase to their rates – this time, a whopping 72% increase. The Workers’ Compensation

  • Titanium posts strong Q3 earnings

    November 9, 2018 8:54AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium saw its revenue climb 42% in the third quarter, while netting a profit of $1.1 million. Truck transportation EBITDA climbed 59% to $4.2 million in the quarter, while the logistics segment came in at $1.4 million,

  • Kinedyne celebrates 50 years

    November 9, 2018 7:56AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne is celebrating its 50th-anniversary. “As Kinedyne North America reaches this momentous 50-year milestone in our corporate history, we pause and reflect on our five decades of accomplishments and service to the commercial vehicle industry and government,” said

  • Penske inducts 15 drivers into 2018 Driver Wall of Fame

    November 9, 2018 7:44AM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. — Penske Logistics has inducted 15 of its safest truck drivers into the 2018 Driver Wall of Fame. In the second year of the company’s Premier Driver Recognition Program, these associates were enshrined into the second Penske Diamond

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • News Equipment

    International launches CV Series

    November 8, 2018 10:14AM by James Menzies

    Navistar back in the Class 4/5 segment with new International CV

  • Greenlots to partner with Volvo Trucks on charging infrastructure for electric trucks

    November 7, 2018 2:56PM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Greenlots today announced it will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California. This marks the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with

  • CITT names winner of 2018 Award of Excellence

    November 7, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – CITT has announced that Beverly Jones, CCLP, has been awarded its prestigious annual CITT Award of Excellence for 2018. The award is reserved for a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional designation holder who has demonstrated career-long excellence and leadership

  • FTR increases Class 8 trucks, commercial trailers forecast for 2019

    November 7, 2018 11:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has raised its 2019 forecast for Class 8 trucks and commercial trailers. North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units in 2019, up 8% y/y, and U.S. commercial trailer production to

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors in Canada and the U.S. grounded 14.1% of vehicles for brake-related defects from Sept. 16-22, recognized as Brake Safety Week. There were 35,080 commercial vehicle inspections overall, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. Brakes remain

  • Manitoulin acquires Express Havre St-Pierre

    November 6, 2018 10:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Express Havre St-Pierre (EHSP) of Quebec. The acquisition builds out Manitoulin’s coverage in Central and Eastern Quebec, particularly in the province’s rural areas, the company said in a release. Express Havre St-Pierre provides

  • Applications open for 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program

    November 6, 2018 9:54AM by Sonia Straface

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Applications are now open for Trucking HR Canada’s 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets who demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in their human resources practices. Applications and online submissions will be

  • TFI names new CFO

    November 6, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  TFI International announced recently that David Saperstein, vice-president of mergers and acquisitions, will be promoted to chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2019. As previously announced, Greg Rumble will be retiring from his CFO role.  Saperstein joined TFI