Truck News

  • Ontario expanding 60-ft. trailer trial

    January 29, 2018 6:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – For-hire carriers will be allowed to participate in an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) trial using 60-ft. trailers. Changes to the trial, which previously only involved the retail sector, include: broadening of the trial to include other

  • GCR Tires & Service names new COO

    July 20, 2017 11:36AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― GCR Tires & Service announced Steve Hoeft will join the organization as chief operating officer. Hoeft will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership

  • News Equipment

    Cummins extends drain intervals, offers over-the-air programming

    March 1, 2017 9:34AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins announced longer drain intervals, over-the-air programming and a new Connected Advisor service at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Connected Advisor provides fleets with advice concerning engine and aftertreatment-related fault codes. Fleet managers

  • US economy to continue slow expansion this year

    January 24, 2017 11:47AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Truckable economic activity (TEA), a measure of the trucking industry’s health, is expected to grow in 2017 at a slightly stronger rate than last year. That was the message from Robert Dieli, president, RDLB Inc., who

  • Zonar shakes up executive team

    December 6, 2016 9:14AM by Truck News

    SEATTLE,  Wash. – Zonar announced today that Ian McKerlich is its new president and CEO.  McKerlich, who had been serving as president at Zonar, succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from

  • Transplace buys Lakeside Logistics

    November 28, 2016 2:32PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — Transplace announced today that it has acquired Ontario-based Lakeside Logistics. In a release, Transplace said that this acquisition expands its presence throughout North America and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet

  • Rock slide wipes out Trans-Canada

    November 2, 2016 3:35PM by Derek Clouthier

    Truckers detoured more than 200km, adding to hours-of-service

  • A sincerely special convoy

    September 18, 2016 8:00AM by Sonia Straface

    PARIS, Ont. – It’s convoy season in Ontario — and one of the longest standing convoys in southern Ontario rolled down Hwy. 401 this weekend for a good cause. The 12th annual World’s Largest Convoy in support of Special Olympics

  • News Equipment

    Chevron rolls out new CK-4, FA-4 engine oils

    August 25, 2016 2:29PM by James Menzies

    New oils are most “technologically advanced” in Chevron’s history

  • STA names new executive director

    April 6, 2016 1:18PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Susan Ewart has been named the new executive director of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) following the announcement that Al Rosseker would step aside. “We identified a number of potential candidates, but Susan’s experience within the STA

  • We have a problem

    March 27, 2016 10:35AM by James Menzies

    A spike in wheel separations has Ontario enforcement officers cracking down

  • News Equipment

    More than 100 fleets now using Halo tire inflation system

    February 28, 2016 4:59PM by James Menzies

    Aperia brings on trailer tail inventor Andrew Smith to help grow sales

  • Trimac awarded for being a safety leader

    December 1, 2015 5:50PM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trimac Transportation has received Certificate of Recognition (COR) status from the B.C. SafetyDriven COR Program, winning two awards of excellence for Large Employer – General Trucking and Best Overall for 2014. “Being recognized as a safety leader

  • Challenger’s Chris Iveson named Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year

    May 7, 2015 9:36AM by Sonia Straface

    CONCORD, Ont. — At a  dinner at Concord, Ont.’s Paradise Banquet Hall & Convention Centre, Volvo Trucks Canada presented the winner of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award. This year, the coveted award went to Chris Iveson

  • Manac considering merger, sale of company

    March 30, 2015 1:19PM by Truck News

    SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — Manac said in a statement today that it’s initiating a review of strategic alternatives for the trailer maker, which could include a sale or merger of the company. “Manac has a unique position within the North American