Truck News


  • Inaugural Recruitment & Resources Expo rolls out on Sept. 15

    July 5, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Newcom Media will be hosting a series of recruitment & resources expos to address the industry’s significant workforce shortage. The inaugural edition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. In 2019,

  • Challenger announces appointments

    July 5, 2018 7:17AM by Sonia Straface

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Paul Weatherbie has been named the new marketing communications manager for Challenger Motor Freight. He joins Challenger with more two decades of marketing experience within the transportation industry. Challenger is also announced this week the appointment of

  • Shippers seeing no relief to capacity, pricing pressures

    July 4, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers did not see any capacity or rate relief in April, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index, which reached a new low with a -13.4 reading. But FTR says conditions for shippers may have

  • OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

    July 4, 2018 4:14PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

  • News Equipment

    Ancra International becomes Ancra Cargo

    July 4, 2018 4:04PM by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – Ancra International has changed its name to Ancra Cargo. The name change went into effect July 2. The company says its core mission remains the same. “The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and

  • News Equipment

    Eaton forms new eMobility business

    July 4, 2018 3:45PM by James Menzies

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Eaton is banking on an electric future for trucking and has formed a new eMobility business to provided the industry with a wide range of electric power solutions. Most famous for its transmissions, Eaton is also well

  • Proposed program will allow young military vets to drive on interstate routes

    July 4, 2018 3:31PM by Truck News

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is launching a pilot program to allow younger drivers to operate trucks on interstate routes. The three-year pilot program to allow 18-20-year-old drivers who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders remain hot through June

    July 4, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 orders exceeded 40,000 units in June, for the fourth time in six months. Preliminary data from ACT Research pointed to 42,200 units being ordered. “Preliminary net order data indicate that demand for Class 8 trucks

  • Peel Region begins Off-Peak Delivery pilot

    July 4, 2018 3:01PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. —  The Region of Peel will begin its first Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project running July through December, in participation with LCBO, Loblaw, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada, and Weston Foods. The objective of the project is to help optimize

  • Starship Freight celebrates 30 years in business

    July 3, 2018 11:33AM by Truck News

    GEORGETOWN, Ont. — Starship Freight celebrated its 30th anniversary on July 1. The company had modest beginnings with three employees back in 1988 and originally operated in Mississauga, Ont. The third-party logistics industry was in its infancy. Michael McDonald, the

  • Daseke appoints new CFO

    July 3, 2018 8:18AM by Truck News

    ADDISON, Texas – Daseke has named Bharat Mahajan the company’s new chief financial officer. Mahajan will assume the role of CFO from Scott Wheeler, who was named Daseke’s president earlier this year. Mahajan previously served as CFO for Aveda Transportation

  • Trison Tarps hosts fifth annual open house

    July 3, 2018 8:03AM by Sonia Straface

    BRANTFORD, Ont. – Trison Tarps once again hosted its famous annual barbecue and pig roast to bring together customers, suppliers, family and friends. The event, hosted on June 6, and now in its fifth year, was kept traditional, according to

  • Bendix names v.p. of supply chain excellence

    July 3, 2018 8:00AM by Sonia Straface

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Mike Pogorelc vice-president of supply chain excellence. Pogorelc also became the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee. A Bendix team member for 28 years, Pogorelc started with the company in

  • FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

    June 29, 2018 5:03PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding

  • ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

    June 29, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013.