Truck News

  • Andy Transport launches power-only fleet

    January 15, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Andy Transport has announced a new start-up that will provide trucks and drivers to customers with fluctuating transportation needs. Tristan Cartage is a power-only fleet that will be marketed to for-hire carriers, private fleets, third-party logistics companies,

  • ATA hires new chief commercial officer

    January 15, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  The American Trucking Associations announced the hiring of Kevin J. Traver to serve as the organization’s chief commercial officer. In the newly created position, Traver will oversee membership sales and operations, product development and marketing for the

  • Trailers of Texas becomes Transcourt’s new representation in Gulf Region

    January 15, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Transcourt Tank Leasing announced today it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Trailers of Texas, a major tank trailer distributor in Houston. As part of this agreement, Trailers of Texas will become the official Transcourt Tank

  • Nichols names v.p. of events for Hannover Fairs USA

    January 14, 2019 10:17AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill.  – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), today announced that it has named Ed Nichols as vice-president of events. Nichols will manage the commercial vehicle show portfolio, which currently includes the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show 2019). He

  • New Cascadia named Best Transportation Technology at CES

    January 14, 2019 7:59AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner new Cascadia has won the prestigious honor of “Best Transportation Technology” at the engadget annual ”Best of CES” awards ceremony at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). According the engadget, the

  • Freight market returning to ‘normal’: FTR

    January 10, 2019 12:01PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The fundamentals driving 2019 freight demand remain “relatively healthy” and should result in a growing, but not explosive, transport sector. That was the assessment of Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who addressed the topic during

  • Husky Energy considers selling commercial fuels business

    January 9, 2019 3:40PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Husky Energy is considering selling off its commercial fuels and Canadian retail business, as well as its Prince George Refinery. The company made the announcement Jan. 8, saying it would undertake a strategic review of the non-core

  • Tallman Group wins Presidential Award

    January 9, 2019 8:15AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has won the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2018, honors the top seven percent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in terms of operating and financial

  • Transcourt Tank Leasing names new regional account manager for Western Canada

    January 8, 2019 5:07PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing has strengthened its team in Western Canada with the appointment of Jason Hugo to the role of regional account manager, Western Canada. Hugo is well-known in the tank industry with more than 20 years of

  • Historically large load hits Alberta highways

    January 7, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The heaviest load to be hauled on Alberta’s highway network started its trip from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area last night. Weighing in at 820 tons, the 96-meter long splitter will arrive at its destination Jan.

  • Speedee names new CEO

    January 4, 2019 1:49PM by Truck News-West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Speedee Transport has named Joshua Davis as its new CEO. With over a decade of experience in management, operations, and business development, Davis will oversee the development of Speedee’s truckload division. “Josh is a dedicated professional who

  • News Equipment

    Firestone truck tires to cost more

    January 2, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has announced a price increase for Firestone truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. Firestone tires will increase in price by 4% in the U.S. and Canada. Tires shipped on

  • PMTC’s Young Leaders Group hosts annual general meeting

    December 20, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. —  The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) held their annual Christmas breakfast and general meeting on December 18, hosted by Sharp Transportation in Cambridge, Ont. The meeting  provided a review

  • Panelists weigh in on consequences of MELT

    December 18, 2018 9:23AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) has been in Ontario for 17 months, and so far, fleets are liking the effects the program has instilled on applicants. At least, that was the opinion of the executives on the carrier

  • Doug Ford visits Challenger

    December 18, 2018 8:20AM by James Menzies

    Ontario Premier tours facility, visits staff, and hears about trucking’s top issues