Truck News



  • CNG filling stations opened along Hwy. 401

    December 14, 2018 2:39PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Three trucks tops along Hwy. 401 in Ontario now have compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for heavy trucks. The stations were installed by Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and Clean Energy Fuels. They’re located at Windsor

  • Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 1:41PM by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

  • Canada Cartage helps launch connected vehicle tech group

    December 13, 2018 12:43PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage has announced it is part of a group launching the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) to help Ontario companies develop connected vehicles and mobility technologies. The $10.5-million center is a public-private partnership between

  • B.C. auditor general recommends province consider adopting MELT

    December 11, 2018 7:10PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

    December 5, 2018 4:06PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory

  • Sharp Transportation launches ‘Driver Inc.’ website

    December 4, 2018 4:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Sharp Transportation Systems is joining the fight against Driver Inc. – a business structure that misclassifies employed drivers as independent contractors. And it’s using information as its weapon. The fleet has launched a website at www.driverinc.ca to

  • Payne Transportation donates to Children’s Wish

    December 3, 2018 4:36PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation has donated $4,000 to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The funds were raised from raffles during the carrier’s 6th annual Gala and Awards night, where employees and owner-operators join together to recognize achievements in safety and

  • TTC holds AGM, elects executive committee for 2019

    December 3, 2018 8:43AM by Truck News

    Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Transportation Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last week and voted on its executive committee for 2019. The executive committee for 2019 is as follows: Mike Fontaine – general

  • 18 Wheels of Christmas gearing up for Holiday Season

    November 30, 2018 3:40PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Now in its 16th year, 18 Wheels of Christmas is up and running again in an effort to help local food banks during the Holiday Season. Launched in 2002, the effort was created to give the transportation

  • News Equipment

    Daimler continues growth in Mexico

    November 30, 2018 12:43PM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new

  • Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 4:28PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and

  • The road ahead

    November 29, 2018 11:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Winnipeg company’s app that predicts road conditions goes mobile

  • Total cost of freight increases marginally

    November 29, 2018 8:07AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 0.6% in September, compared with August results. The base rate index increased by 0.4%

  • Andy acquires new terminal in Ontario

    November 29, 2018 7:56AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Andy Transport announced today that it has acquired its first Ontario transportation terminal. The new terminal is located at 665 Weaver Road, in Windsor and consisting of approximately 500,000 sq. ft. According to a release, the new  terminal will