Truck News

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • QRC moves into larger facility

    November 28, 2017 11:53AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — QRC Logistics has moved into its newer, larger headquarters in Milton, Ont. According to the company, the move was required to meet significant organic growth with leading customers and to meet the increasing demand for e-commerce warehousing

  • MTO gives the green light to OTA-designed car carrier configurations

    November 15, 2017 12:04PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Earlier this week the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched the Extended Stinger-Steer Auto Carrier (ESSAC) Special Vehicle Configuration Permit Program. In the initial development stages of Ontario’s ESSAC program there were two configurations being considered based purely

  • B.C. launches Be Truck Aware campaign

    October 17, 2017 10:59PM by Derek Clouthier

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is urging motorists to “Be Truck Aware,” launching the campaign today (Oct. 17) to help reduce collisions on provincial highways. Led by an array of B.C. road safety stakeholders, the campaign coincides with

  • New Rotella oil meets heavy-duty and passenger vehicle needs

    September 20, 2017 5:47PM by Derek Clouthier

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Shell Rotella introduced several new products Sept. 20, including its T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 full synthetic oil, which is formulated for both heavy-duty diesel and passenger vehicles with gasoline engines. The new oil meets the performance requirements

  • OTA submits comments on Ontario Labor Bill 148

    August 3, 2017 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently provided its comments and input to the Ontario Government’s Bill 148, fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. The OTA noted minimum wage among other proposals in its submission to Minister Flynn, Premier

  • Product Transportation

    Temper Axle announces second generation of bearing adjustment tools

    July 14, 2017 7:51AM by Truck News

    Fonda, N.Y. — Temper Axle Products Corporation announced recently that it is rolling out the second generation of its innovative bearing adjustment tools. “The enhancements we are making with the ‘900 Series’ Doctor Preload bearing adjustment tools enable technicians to adjust

  • News Equipment

    Volvo takes wraps off new VNL

    July 11, 2017 5:16PM by James Menzies

    ‘The most exciting new trucks from Volvo in 20 years’

  • Truck crashes down 73% in Ontario thanks to speed limiters: MTO study

    June 27, 2017 2:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Speed-related, at-fault collisions involving large commercial vehicles dropped by an impressive 73% after mandatory speed limiter legislation took effect in Ontario, according to a recent study by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The drop in truck collisions was

  • How to deal with “Code Red” scenarios

    February 15, 2017 10:32AM by James Menzies

    Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

  • Mercedes wants its vehicles to serve as personal health devices

    January 5, 2017 3:40PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mercedes-Benz is envisioning a future where the automobile doubles as a personal health device. The car maker discussed this topic in detail at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which has come in recent years to very

  • US fleet sees safety improvements using in-cab video

    December 2, 2016 8:56AM by James Menzies

    CARNESVILLE, Ga. – Davis Transfer president and CEO Todd David was going to have lunch to discuss implementing a video safety program into his fleet when he got the call every fleet manager dreads. One of his trucks was involved

  • Looking into the crystal ball

    November 24, 2016 3:19PM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – At the second annual Fast Forward: A Deeper Look Inside the Future of Trucking event hosted jointly by the CITT’s Toronto Area Council and Truck News, a panel of industry veterans and representatives gathered to help looking inside

  • Murray Mullen becoming more optimistic about oil and gas industries

    October 20, 2016 4:31PM by James Menzies

    Mullen Group beats Bay St. expectations, positions for recovery

  • Use of longer tractors to be included in national MoU

    October 14, 2016 4:04PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The Council of Ministers Responsible for Highway Safety announced it has approved in principle changes to the national Memorandum of Understanding on Interprovincial Weights and Dimensions (the MoU) to allow use of longer tractors. The Canadian Trucking