Truck News



  • Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

    July 4, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded in 1948, operates a fleet of 57 trucks and 46 trailers providing

  • U.S. senators press for speed limiters on trucks

    July 2, 2019 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario and Quebec introduced a speed-limiter program for trucks 10 years ago, setting the maximum speed for heavy-duty vehicles at 105 km/h, or 65 mph. Now the United States wants to follow suit amid a sharp rise

  • Hundreds of classic trucks descend on Clifford

    July 2, 2019 8:52AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – This year’s Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont., saw a record number of vehicles participating in the 10th anniversary event. “It was our largest show to date,” said Chris Hall, coordinator at the Great Lakes

  • Logo collector tells the story of ‘fallen flags’

    July 2, 2019 8:36AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – Dale Bridge has been collecting trucking company logos for nearly 45 years, and for the first time, the American historian brought thousands of them to the Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont. “I’ve 3,000 here

  • Peel Region extends restrictions on heavy trucks

    June 27, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel has extended restrictions on heavy trucks on Winston Churchill Boulevard north from 10 Sideroad to Mayfield Road. Current restrictions include: Heavy truck restriction from Steeles Avenue to 10 Sideroad. Seasonal (March/April) axle load

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules

  • Specially-wrapped Ladies’ Lunch truck a hit

    June 26, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — This year’s Ladies’ Lunch event, hosted by the Toronto Transportation Club on June 19 was highlighted with a specially-wrapped truck featuring the guest speaker’s photo. This year, the keynote speaker for the event was Rachel David, Canadian

  • CITT awards students, recognizes members

    June 24, 2019 6:08PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) awarded a pair of students and recognized its Certified Logistics Professionals (CCLP) during an annual ceremony June 20. Esnart Shepande of Red River Collage received the Walter Kenneth Morris

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $72 million in sales

    June 24, 2019 9:51AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.’ latest Edmonton, Alta. auction brought in more than $72 million in sales, with around 70% of the equipment being sold online. “We continue to see strong attendance for our Edmonton auctions in 2019,” said Brian

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

  • Cratex opens location in Nisku, Alta.

    June 21, 2019 5:42PM by Truck News-West

    NISKU, Alta. – Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company, celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta., June 21. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet the demands of

  • Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

    June 21, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News-West

    DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough

  • Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

    June 21, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked