Truck News

  • What the ‘Best Fleets’ are doing to be the best

    March 25, 2018 9:57PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – To be among the best trucking companies in North America, all it takes is a little creativity, according to Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge, the brains behind the Best Fleets to Drive For program. Both

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • SmartDrive unveils new Transportation Intelligence Platform

    March 14, 2018 10:04AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – SmartDrive Systems launched its Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware this week during a virtual press conference. According to SmartDrive, the platform is the first video-based solution capable of convergence. The system fuses data from all

  • Campaign launched to expedite ELDs

    March 13, 2018 12:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance has launched a letter-writing campaign to call on all provinces to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by the end of 2019. The link to the e-letter campaign, reaching out to Canada’s transport ministers,

  • News Equipment

    Hyliion HE drive axle wins Technical Achievement Award

    March 12, 2018 10:52AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion, a recent start-up company, won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced. Called 6x4HE, the fuel-saving electric drive-axle system was selected from

  • News Equipment

    FTR boosts truck, trailer demand outlook

    March 12, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is significantly increasing its outlook for Class 8 and commercial trailer shipments. It is now pegging North American Class 8 factory shipments for 2018 at 330,000 units, and commercial trailers at 334,400 units. The

  • Wabco names new CFO

    March 9, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Wabco announced this week that it has appointed Roberto Fioroni to the role of chief financial officer (CFO) effective June 6, 2018. Fioroni brings more than 20 years of financial management experience with two leading multinationals to

  • New MV Series truck designed with drivers in mind

    March 7, 2018 12:12PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International Truck took the leash off its new MV Series vocational truck, as the company focuses on drivers and putting tough jobs to bed. “Vocational is a focus for us,” said Michael Cancelliere, president of truck and

  • Market conditions will drive strong organic growth: Titanium

    March 6, 2018 8:26PM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group grew total revenues by 24% year-over year in the fourth quarter, to $35.4 million. It also increased its EBITDA 14% to $3.5 million, and completed its acquisition of Xpress Group in Windsor, Ont. It

  • Phillips Connect Technologies helps fleets manage trailer intel

    March 4, 2018 3:15PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trailers are getting smarter, and Phillips Connect Technologies says it has made significant strides in the past year towards helping fleets manage that intelligence. PCT was launched last year with a goal of, through its TrailerNet platform,

  • Young drivers can be insured: TTSAO Panel

    March 1, 2018 10:56AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The widely held belief that commercial drivers under the age of 25 cannot be insured is a myth, according to Lisa Arseneau of Staebler Insurance. She was moderating an insurance panel at the Truck Training Schools Association

  • News Technology

    Walmart and SPUD bringing green to grocery deliveries

    February 22, 2018 3:49PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Grocery deliveries are going green for Metro Vancouver residents. Walmart Canada and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) are teaming up to bring customers more environmentally friendly options for grocery delivery. SPUD uses their delivery platform Food-X Urban

  • U.S. truck tonnage up 2% in January

    February 20, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 2% in January, reflecting a solid freight environment in a typically weak month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 8.8% year-over-year. For all of 2017, the index

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt unveils driver-inspired UltraLoft sleeper

    February 15, 2018 3:18PM by James Menzies

    More storage, a flat floor, and additional headroom are among the benefits

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing