Truck News

  • Truck-Lite acquires Rigid Industries

    February 6, 2015 4:12PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, New York — Truck-Lite  announced today that it has acquired Rigid Industries of Phoenix, Arizona. With the new acquisition, Truck-Lite says it now has options for nearly every lighting need. “Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite’s further expansion

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton adds split shaft PTO capabilities to UltraShift Plus

    January 26, 2015 11:06AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced the availability of split shaft power take-off capabilities for its UltraShift Plus vocational transmissions. The enhancements allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside the cab, eliminating the need for operators to enter

  • Bridgestone opens new tire plant

    November 21, 2014 10:57AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas has added 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new plant in South Carolina. Located in Aiken, the facility was designed to manufacture giant, off-road, radial tires for heavy haul

  • Navigating the roadblocks

    November 5, 2014 9:41AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Figuring out how to make a self-driving truck is the easy part. Integrating autonomous technology into society is
    where the challenge truly begins.

  • NRC launches Fleet Forward 2020 program

    October 16, 2014 9:50PM by Carolyn Gruske

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The National Research Council (NRC) wants to help fleet owners improve fuel efficiency, reduce repair and maintenance costs, decrease engine idle times, and minimize their environmental footprints. To that end, the agency has created Fleet Forward 2020,

  • Truxpo goes into the books as a major success

    September 22, 2014 4:28PM by Jim Bray

    ABBOTTSFORD, B.C. — Even the Lower Mainland’s famous precipitation couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of exhibitors and attendees of the kickoff to the biennial Truxpo show, held this year on Sept. 19-20 at the Tradex complex in Abbottsford, B.C. Mother nature

  • New HR director for Groupe Morneau

    July 14, 2014 2:15PM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Groupe Morneau has added a new member to its senior management team. François-Nicolas Carrier has been named director of human resources for the transportation and distribution company. A Laval University graduate, Carrier will be responsible for

  • Manac buys a peer

    June 17, 2014 2:09PM by Truck News

    SAINT-GEORGES, Que. – A Quebec based trailer manufacturer has purchased a West Coat company that designs and builds specialty trailers. Manac Inc. of Saint-George, Que. has spent $14.75 million to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Penticton,

  • BCTA names driver of the year

    June 12, 2014 11:03PM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. – David Pringle has been a driver for Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. for more than three decades, but today he has a new title: 2014 B.C. Professional Driver of the Year. The award, which is sponsored by the

  • Ritchie Bros. to hold massive auction Apr. 23-25 in Edmonton

    April 8, 2014 6:08PM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Looking for a never-used 2013 Kenworth T800 winch truck? That’s one of more than 5,350 equipment items and trucks up for grabs at Ritchie Bros.’ largest Canadian auction of the year, to be held Apr. 23-25 at its…

  • Feature Transportation

    The Fly-in/Fly-out hotel

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    FERMONT, Que. – The driver slows his rig to a crawl as the snowstorm builds on the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence River, on this last Friday of February. Three hours east of Quebec City on Hwy. 138 he finally calls it quits, maneuvers…

  • Feature Transportation

    Making the BIG move

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    AYR, Ont. – Super heavy hauling is like no other kind of trucking. It includes anything that’s tall, wide, heavy or long. And the equipment required to move everything from construction machinery, to drilling or mining equipment, to those giant…

  • Feature Transportation

    Heavy metal classics

    September 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. – Classic Freight Systems, a 25-truck self-described “boutique” fleet out of Dartmouth, N.S. is a little like an ambitious university student who has moved out from their parents’ place and sees nothing but opportunity in the…

  • Michelin introduces two new on/off-road tires

    July 27, 2011 9:46AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin has introduced two new on/off-road tires for rigorous applications such as construction, oil field and logging.

  • Feature Transportation

    New Products (January 01, 2011)

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by Truck News

    Tires & Wheels