Truck News


  • Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

  • News Equipment

    Reefer Sales & Service named Dealer of the Year

    April 24, 2018 9:55AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Reefer Sales & Service has been named Carrier Transicold’s 2017 North American Dealer of the Year. The dealer has 130 employees and supports Ontario’s refrigerated transport industry. It recently consolidated several operations into a new 46,000 sq.-ft.

  • News Equipment

    Western Star offers rebate to Women’s Trucking Federation members

    April 24, 2018 9:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Western Star is offering a rebate to members of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada. The Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700XE models qualify for the rebates of up to US$2,500. Customers must be a member for

  • Navistar appoints v.p. of global manufacturing

    April 24, 2018 7:39AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced this week that it has named Mark Hernandez its senior v.p. of global manufacturing. Hernandez succeeds William H. Osborne, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Hernandez will report directly to Phil Christman, president, Operations. Navistar

  • AMTA names its annual award winners

    April 23, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) doled out a handful of awards this past weekend, including the Volvo Trucks Provincial Driver of the Year Lawrence Reichert. Reichert, of Bushell Transport, was the first heavy haul driver to

  • Carlsson named acting president of Volvo Trucks North America

    April 23, 2018 1:00PM by Truck News

    Carlsson replaces Goran Nyberg, former president, who accepted a position with MAN Truck & Bus

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News - SmartWay

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Transportation leaders must be adaptable if they are to thrive

    April 22, 2018 5:50PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – With the impact transportation has on Alberta’s supply chain, it’s vital the industry has leaders who are able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. That’s according to Janice Isberg, CEO of the Supply Chain Management Association of

  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • AMTA to continue being voice, standard, and resource for its members

    April 21, 2018 4:13PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The person at the helm may have changed, but the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) priorities have not. Recently appointed association president Chris Nash said the AMTA will continue to be the voice, standard, and resource for

  • WIT reveals Canadian Image Team

    April 21, 2018 3:37PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has announced the first-ever all-female Canadian Image Team. The announcement took place at Truck World on April 21. The Image Team was hand-selected to represent the association in the media to

  • Westcan driver named 2018 Highway Star

    April 21, 2018 11:41AM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Doug McGowan of Westcan Bulk Transport has been named the 2018 Highway Star of the Year – recognizing Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator. Selected through a national search by Newcom Media’s Today’s Trucking, Truck News, and

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the