Truck News



  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Pro carrier environment sustained through August: FTR

    October 15, 2018 2:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) dropped in August, but still reflected a very positive carrier environment. The moderation seen in August reflected some freight rate stabilization and continued incremental capacity additions, FTR reported. Freight demand remains

  • News Technology

    OTA encouraged by potential emissions tampering crackdown

    October 1, 2018 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming government consultations on anti-tampering enforcement and environmental incentives. The province of Ontario recently announced a consultation process to redesign a heavy truck emissions control program, which will include stronger roadside

  • Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

    September 26, 2018 7:01PM by Truck West

    RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to

  • Shipper conditions unchanged in July

    September 26, 2018 12:26PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers remained relatively unchanged in July, staying in moderately negative territory. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.9 for the month, following a June reading of -9.5. Shippers remain in a “very challenging

  • Farmers flock to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

    September 17, 2018 8:59AM by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – It was an epic three days for farmers in southern Ontario September 11-13. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show – the premier outdoor agricultural showcase – took place those dates at Canada’s Outdoor Park in Woodstock Ontario. The show

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

  • Self-driving truck company expands in Arizona

    September 13, 2018 10:18AM by Truck News

    TUCSON, Ariz. — TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced plans for further expansion in Tucson, Arizona. The company has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in the state of Arizona for more than a year and recently

  • The struggle is real

    September 12, 2018 3:22PM by James Menzies

    Shippers struggling as rates increase, capacity decreases

  • Distracted driving can be costly for fleets, and tragic

    September 12, 2018 2:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    HOUSTON, Texas – Collisions can be costly for fleets, and one of the most common causes of an accident is distracted driving. Speaking during the final day of the PeopleNet in.sight User Conference in Houston, C.J. Meurell, co-founder of Motion

  • Tremcar West to open propane tank truck assembly line in Saskatchewan

    September 11, 2018 1:09AM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will set up a propane tank truck assembly line at its Weyburn, Sask., facility. The announcement was made Sept. 6 during the company’s celebration of a decade doing business in Saskatchewan, which marked Tremcar West’s

  • Best Fleets nominations now open

    September 7, 2018 8:08AM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Is the fleet you drive for one of the best? If so, now’s your chance to nominate them for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For competition. To qualify, a fleet must have 10

  • Alberta truckers needed for study on driver health

    August 29, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Calling all Alberta truck drivers…come in Alberta truckers. The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health is looking for long-haul truck drivers from Alberta to participate in a study that will collect information on their health and

  • Conditions for shippers moderating: FTR

    August 24, 2018 1:11PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers moderated in June, but still presented a challenging environment. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.5 in June, a nearly three-point improvement from the previous month, indicating the worst may be over