Truck News


  • FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

    June 29, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

  • TruckPro adds two new Canadian service centers

    June 29, 2018 2:02PM by Truck News

    LONGUEUIL, Que. – TruckPro is expanding its network with the announcement of two new partner locations. Garage Benoit Trudeau in Gatineau, Que. and Webb Truck Repair in Dryden, Ont. were announced as the latest locations to be added to the

  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • Kriska gives drivers second raise this year

    June 28, 2018 12:43PM by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska has announced it’s increasing pay rates for the second time this year. The company says the combined raises represent the biggest annual pay increase in the company’s history. “Kriska has an excellent safety record,” says Kriska

  • Transportation costs continue to rise

    June 28, 2018 12:34PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose for the sixth straight month in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. Costs rose 1.3% in April compared to March. The base rate rose 1.7%,

  • Fortigo’s Demangos named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

    June 28, 2018 6:06AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Fortigo Freight’s president, Elias Demangos, has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The recognition is given to entrepreneurs that are under 40 with exceptional achievements in the country. Demangos was chosen from over

  • Canadian Alliance Terminals names new president

    June 27, 2018 5:25PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. — William McKinnon has been named the president of Canadian Alliance Terminals (CAT). McKinnon’s record of leadership spans supply chain innovation, security and risk mitigation and the development of direct sales software delivery systems. He is a graduate

  • ZF outlines vision for the future

    June 27, 2018 5:21PM by Sonia Straface

    And the future is driverless and electric

  • News Equipment

    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 5:15PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 5:11PM by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders up 27% y-o-y in May

    June 27, 2018 3:45PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders were up 27% year-over-year in May, with industry production now committed to nearly Christmas. ACT Research reported net orders of 22,900 units in May, down 2% from April, but up substantially over last May. “With

  • Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

    June 27, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior. The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight

  • Ontario truck drivers to face zero tolerance approach to pot

    June 27, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial vehicle drivers in Ontario must have no blood drug content when operating their vehicles, according to changes to the province’s Highway Traffic Act. Changes to the Act address the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving and