Truck News


  • Purolator taps DHL’s Tessy for senior VP role

    July 10, 2019 2:10PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator has hired Paul Tessy as its senior vice-president – international, in a role where he’ll be responsible for cross-border business, global solutions, and value-added logistics services. He reports to Purolator president and CEO John Ferguson. Tessy

  • Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts

    July 10, 2019 11:44AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under

  • Founder of Paul’s Hauling passes away

    July 9, 2019 2:38PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Paul Albrechtsen, founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based trucking company Paul’s Hauling, died July 7 at the age of 88. A philanthropist who donated to several causes over his life, including a $5 million donation to St. Boniface Hospital

  • Atlantic truck drivers to test VR simulators

    July 9, 2019 2:21PM by John G. Smith

    TRURO, N.S. – The federal government is investing more than $690,000 in a project that will test the value of virtual reality (VR) training simulators for truck drivers. The research, spearheaded by Trucking Human Resources Sector Council (THRSC) – Atlantic,

  • Express Mondor raises $33K for cancer research

    July 9, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor has raised an additional $33,000 to support the fight against breast cancer, bringing the six-year total to nearly $165,000, the company said Tuesday. The money, which was raised through its annual golf tournament and fundraising

  • Ontario to stop mailing IRP renewal packages

    July 8, 2019 4:20PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will stop mailing renewal packages for the International Registration Plan (IRP), as the jurisdiction embraces a digital-first strategy. As of Jan. 1, renewals will only be available online through the Permitting and Registration for International Registration

  • Saskatchewan rest areas reopen

    July 8, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the provincial government reversing its decision to close nine rest stops. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure indicated last week that the rest stops would no longer be available to

  • New Wabco unit to focus on improving efficiencies

    July 8, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    BERN, Switzerland – Wabco Holdings has established a new fleet solutions division, which will focus on improving safety and environmental efficiencies, the company announced Monday. The unit will combine both advanced digital solutions and best-in-class services under one roof, it

  • Ontario updates SPIF rules

    July 5, 2019 9:11AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has introduced the latest updates to the weights and dimensions linked to Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles. As of July 1, Regulation 413/05 eliminated the special vehicle configuration permits required to operate long-wheelbase tractors with

  • Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

    July 4, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded in 1948, operates a fleet of 57 trucks and 46 trailers providing

  • Kenworth’s Montreal showroom gets a big upgrade

    July 3, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    SAINT-LAURENT, Que. – Kenworth has completed a $2.6-million remodeling of its Montreal dealership in Saint-Laurent. The two-story, 31,000 sq.-ft. building features large sliding doors that support the indoor showroom and truck display. The driver’s lounge has movable walls, which allows

  • Maxim’s donation supports indigenous communities

    July 3, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Maxim Truck and Trailer has signed a three-year, $150,000 commitment to support Live Different’s Canadian Youth Fund, the company announced this week. The donation will support Live Different’s work in indigenous communities across Canada, it said. “We

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders remained weak in June

    July 3, 2019 7:17AM by Truck News

    New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100. FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded

  • U.S. senators press for speed limiters on trucks

    July 2, 2019 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario and Quebec introduced a speed-limiter program for trucks 10 years ago, setting the maximum speed for heavy-duty vehicles at 105 km/h, or 65 mph. Now the United States wants to follow suit amid a sharp rise

  • Mike Nelson moves to Western Global’s Fuel Solutions Group

    July 2, 2019 11:49AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Western Global has named Mike Nelson national accounts manager for infrastructure in the Fuel Solutions Group of the Americas. He will be based in Calgary, Alta., the company said Tuesday. Nelson previously served as Western Global’s regional