Truck News


  • Mahle expands Canadian operations

    January 29, 2020 1:18PM by Truck News

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Mahle Aftermarket has partnered with Grant Brothers Sales of Mississauga, Ont., to expand its portfolio of aftermarket solutions to customers across Canada, the company said Wednesday. Mahle will work closely with the Grant Brothers team of

  • FMCSA extends Entry-Level Driver Training deadline by 2 years

    January 29, 2020 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the compliance date for the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. “This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development

  • AirTime Express opens fitness center

    January 29, 2020 10:27AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – AirTime Express has built a state-of-the-art 3,500 sq.-ft. fitness center into its Mississauga terminal. The gym features modern exercise equipment, a crossfit training apparatus that can be used by 10-12 people at a time, and an indoor

  • Natural gas truck sales increased in 2019: ACT

    January 29, 2020 8:50AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales in the U.S. and Canada rose 20% year-over-year in the first 11 moths of 2019. ACT Research published the findings in its Alternative Fuels Quarterly report. “Bucking the declining pattern

  • BorgWarner to acquire Delphi

    January 28, 2020 1:51PM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner announced today it will buy Delphi Technologies in an all-stock transaction. The company says the transaction will strengthen its power electronics products, capabilities and scale. The company says the acquisition establishes it as one of

  • Training, tech wages among aftermarket challenges

    January 28, 2020 10:50AM by John G. Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Aftermarket providers from across North America appear relatively happy with the business conditions of 2019. Premier Truck Group’s executive vice-president of fixed operations, Ryan Hadley, refers to it as a “good, strong year.” Inland Truck Group saw

  • Electric vehicles to transform the aftermarket … eventually

    January 28, 2020 7:42AM by John G. Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Those who sell parts and repair trucks might feel uneasy when reports emerge about a coming generation of electric trucks. There are reportedly about 33% fewer parts to consider when internal combustion engines and transmissions are replaced

  • Trade deal sets new standards for domestic truck content

    January 27, 2020 11:19PM by John G. Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is nearing final approval — and the trade deal means a larger share of the trucks you buy will be sourced in North America. It was a key topic of discussion this week

  • Canadian truck, trailer aftermarket hits $4.06 billion

    January 27, 2020 9:52PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Canadian aftermarket that cares for Class 6-8 trucks, trailers and container chassis grew by 4% last year — reaching $4.06 billion. The figures, from the analysts at MacKay and Company, were released Monday during the annual

  • Phillips names Michael Poschner director of sales

    January 27, 2020 5:19PM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries has promoted Michael Poschner to director of sales for Canada. Poschner joined Phillips Industries in 2000 as a sales manager for the Canadian market. He has many years of experience in the heavy-duty

  • Boiling point

    January 27, 2020 3:23PM by James Menzies

    Tensions mount between Ontario enforcement officers, MTO

  • CTA calls for new steps to ease driver shortage

    January 27, 2020 2:58PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance and other trade associations are calling for fresh federal efforts to address the problem of the driver shortage. The groups met Monday with Carla Qualtrough, the minister of employment, workforce development and disability

  • Tensions and tactics escalating during Co-op Refinery dispute

    January 27, 2020 1:11PM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The ongoing labor dispute between union members and the Regina Co-op Refinery has led to picketers said to now be blocking cardlock customers and fuel trucks from accessing Federated Co-operatives Ltd.’s (FCL) fuel distribution terminal near Carseland,

  • Freightliner recognizes top sales associates

    January 27, 2020 11:23AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner has presented its Leland James Elite Sales Achievement awards to 44 sales professionals and six sales managers. “On behalf of everyone at Freightliner, thank you to all of our dealer sales teams for their outstanding hard

  • Pre-approved extraordinary permit project just a start, says BCTA

    January 27, 2020 10:54AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite the B.C. government’s announcement that Project Cargo Corridor would make it easier for carriers to acquire permits to move overweight and over-dimensional loads, the provincial trucking association says the regulation only scratches the surface. The new