Truck News

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 6:59AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

  • Shell’s Starship achieves 178.4 ton-miles per gallon

    June 5, 2018 4:33PM by Sonia Straface

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a six-day, 2,300-mile journey across the United States, Shell’s Starship lived up to its tagline of being ‘super fuel-efficient’ by putting up major numbers on its run. The truck, developed collaboratively with Shell Lubricants and AirFlow

  • Canada finalizes Phase 2 of GHG rules

    May 31, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada is officially rolling out the second phase of rules to control greenhouse gases from heavy vehicles – largely aligning with rules that were introduced last year in the U.S. But some allowances have been made for

  • APTA to host Tech & Talent networking event

    May 30, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has announced its Tech & Talent event, which will take place at the Wingate Dieppe Hotel & Convention Center on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event offers attendees the opportunity to

  • Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index drops in March

    May 14, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped month-over-month from 15.41 to 10.30. According to FTR,  this is not indicative of any fundamental change in the current freight demand climate, as the year-over-year index remains more than

  • Truck World 2018 a resounding success

    May 11, 2018 7:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Truck World jointly produced by Newcom Media and Hannover Fairs, division of DeutscheMesse, took place at the International Centre, April 19-21. The leading tradeshow for Canada’s trucking industry welcomed 19,595 industry professionals over three days.  “With our goal

  • Volvo Financial Services named a Best Workplace in Canada

    May 1, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Canada has been named a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute. This latest recognition for VFS Canada follows its certification as a Great Place to Work  in July

  • Titanium wins HR award

    May 1, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. —  Titanium Transportation Group announced today it was named a winner of the Performance Management award, presented by BambooHR. The award celebrates a team that builds and manages impactful performance management programs to help employees perform at their

  • Mullen discusses “messy” results

    April 26, 2018 12:41PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – “Disappointing” and “messy” were a couple of the words Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen used to describe the company’s first quarter, but he remains optimistic about the remainder of the year. On a conference call with analysts

  • Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 9:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during