Truck News


  • B.C. container truck drivers see boost in enforcement and rates

    May 5, 2018 10:55PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has committed to beef up enforcement and increase trip rates and hourly wages for container truck drivers. “Our government has heard clearly from the container truck industry that more needs to be done, urgently,

  • ITS buys Mortrans

    May 4, 2018 2:25PM by Truck News

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. – International Truckload Services (ITS) has announced its acquisition of Mortrans Transport. The deal includes 45 trucks and 65 employees. “Not only will we keep all their employees, we are also hiring additional drivers and office staff. In

  • QEW closures coming this weekend

    May 4, 2018 1:19PM by Truck News

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is warning truckers that the Toronto-bound QEW at the Burlington Skyway Bridge will be fully closed from 9 p.m. May 5 to 10 a.m. May 6. All traffic will be detoured via

  • N.B. flooding to close Trans-Canada

    May 3, 2018 3:35PM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton, N.B., will close to all traffic at 7 p.m. tonight, as the province deals with record-breaking floodwaters. Those traveling from Moncton to Fredericton will be detoured from Route 2 to

  • Truck-Lite’s Van Riper wins lifetime achievement award

    May 3, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Brad Van Riper, senior vice-president and chief technology officer for Truck-Lite was recognized with the Henneberger Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) recently. Van Riper’s 40-year career with Truck-Lite has been largely centered

  • Precision Specialized wins Hauling Job of the Year

    May 3, 2018 1:44PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Precision Specialized Division has won the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s 2018 (SC&RA) Hauling Job of the Year Award. The award honors and recognizes companies that perform outstanding achievements in trucking jobs. Precision won the award, after

  • News Equipment

    Great Dane taps Decisiv to improve service

    May 3, 2018 1:08PM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has partnered with Decisiv to enhance service and maintenance event management. “Great Dane has chosen Decisiv as a technology partner to enable system connectivity and complete visibility around service events,” said Dave Durand, vice-president of

  • Mack donation raises funds for research

    May 3, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks raised US$1.96 million for the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) during a live auction for a Mack Granite April 25. This is the 22nd year Mack has donated a vehicle to the cause.

  • Anheuser-Busch orders Nikola trucks

    May 3, 2018 9:46AM by James Menzies

    Plans to go all-in on renewable powered trucks by 2025

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders dip in April

    May 2, 2018 8:34PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Classes 5-8 net orders slowed in April, but were still up 40% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported Classes 5-8 net orders of 59,600 units in April, but added the lower order intake

  • Lowering the CDL age in the U.S. a mistake: OOIDA

    May 2, 2018 5:01PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to block efforts to lower the age at which a commercial driver’s license can be obtained. The organization sent a letter to

  • NAFTA deal this month or not this year: Lighthizer

    May 2, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A deal on NAFTA will be reached before the end of the month, or not until 2019 says U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Lighthizer will be meeting with Canadian and Mexican representatives again on May 7 before

  • Trucking falling short of GHG targets

    May 2, 2018 12:14PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Evolving trucks are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the Conference Board of Canada believes the industry will still fall short of a 2030 target to reduce emissions 30% below 2005 levels. The findings were included a new report

  • Alliance calls for ELD education period

    May 2, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is proposing a timeline of “graduated education” to help carriers and drivers prepare for mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs). While the timeline for a mandate has yet been set, since federal rules

  • NACFE releases first Guidance Report on electric vehicles

    May 2, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Commercial battery electric vehicles (CBEVs) are a polarizing topic in the trucking industry — and it’s part of the reason why The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) chose this as the topic in its