Truck News



  • CN finalizes TransX acquisition

    March 22, 2019 1:27PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • OTA voices support for Bill 66

    March 19, 2019 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) chairman David Carruth and OTA president Stephen Laskowski appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government to lend the association’s support for Bill 66 as it relates specifically to Ministry of Transportation and

  • Product Equipment

    Mitchell 1 updates TruckSeries with 1Search Plus

    March 17, 2019 2:45PM by James Menzies

    Mitchell 1 has launched enhancements to its TruckSeries truck repair software suite, adding 1Search Plus for more precise searching capabilities. At the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council, the company showed an easy-to-use graphical design and consolidated information

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

  • Freightliner Trucks names top dealer sales professionals

    March 15, 2019 2:49PM by Sonia Straface

    PORTLAND, Ore. –  Freightliner Trucks has awarded its top dealer sales professionals’ “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Elite Sales Achievement program. “It is my sincere honor to congratulate the winners of our prestigious Leland James Elite Program,” said

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax

  • Winner of Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award named

    March 13, 2019 12:02PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) awarded its highest award, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express. The award was given at this year’s Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention in

  • Bison wins TCA Fleet Safety Award for ninth year in a row

    March 13, 2019 1:43AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For the ninth consecutive year, Winnipeg’s Bison Transport has been named the grand prize winner for the large carrier category in the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual Fleet Safety Awards. The awards recognize carriers that display an

  • AMTA gets funding for truck electrification project

    March 12, 2019 4:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Part of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects will be put into the province’s trucking industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will receive over $7.3 million for the Alberta Zero Emissions

  • Lion 8 electric truck comes to life in Quebec

    March 12, 2019 9:19AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8. “There is something extraordinary about

  • Making the case for millennials

    March 7, 2019 7:29PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Millennials get a bad rap. They’re labelled as lazy, entitled narcissists who are always on their smartphones. But if you want to hire millennials into your business – and you should – you better forget about those

  • NTEA address cites Canadian policy work, association support

    March 7, 2019 10:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NTEA opened its annual meeting with the singing of O Canada this morning, and there were plenty of references to Canadian initiatives being tackled by the international association dedicated to the work truck industry. “NTEA is

  • Navistar program to strengthen connections with TEMs

    March 6, 2019 12:41PM by John G. Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International has unveiled its new Diamond Partner program to establish closer connections to Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs). Support will include free access to Diamond Logic Builder software, engineering guidance, custom engineering support, and other resources to support