Truck News

  • Canadian driver named finalist for Goodyear Highway Hero award

    February 20, 2018 1:48PM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – A Canadian has been named one of three finalists in the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Highway Hero Award. The award is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 22, via a special event that will take

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    China’s Geely Holding becomes largest Volvo shareholder

    December 28, 2017 1:21PM by Truck News

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – China-based Geely Holding has purchased Cevian Capital’s stake in AB Volvo, becoming the largest shareholder by capital in the global truck maker. Cevian Capital’s co-founder, Christer Gardell, said: “Today’s announcement concludes over 11 years’ ownership in AB Volvo

  • News Equipment

    Tesla semi hits the streets

    November 17, 2017 3:02PM by Steve Sturgess

    Bison Transport, Loblaw eager to be among the first adopters

  • 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

  • News Technology

    Government collaboration required on automated trucks

    October 22, 2017 1:53PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – State and federal governments must work together to ensure consistency in developing a regulatory framework for automated vehicles. That was the message from Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, who was speaking on a

  • What you need to know about social media investigations

    October 19, 2017 3:12PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – If you’ve lied about a recent insurance claim, you could be outed thanks to your Facebook page. That was the warning given by Maeve Davis, vice-president of client services at ISB Canada at a seminar hosted in

  • 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

  • Class 8 rentals in Canada jump 20%: PacLease

    October 12, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease’s truck rental market has noticed an upward trend in the last four months. According to the company’s national director of rental operations, Chachi Hernandez, “In Class 8 rentals, we’ve seen a 20% jump across the country,

  • Bitimec reveals new battery-powered Wash Bot at NACV show

    September 28, 2017 12:24PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Bitimec revealed its all-new battery-powered Wash Bot at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show this week. The new Wash Bot relies solely on battery power and operates like a portable car wash, but for your truck

  • Bosch shows off technology for the electric future at NACV show

    September 27, 2017 9:45AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Imagine trucks without mirrors or internal combustion engines, relying instead on video monitors and electric power. It’s exactly what Bosch engineers are helping to develop. The company unveiled a series of related components during the North American

  • News Equipment

    Bendix developing next-gen safety systems

    September 27, 2017 8:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bendix is continuing to work on the next generation of its active safety systems, which could reduce many types of crashes, including rear-enders and rollaways. Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions, controls with Bendix, said at the North

  • Wabco introduces OnLaneAssist at NACV show

    September 26, 2017 5:07PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Wabco unveiled its OnLaneAssist Advanced Driver Assistance System at the first-ever North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show today. The unveiling comes shortly after the company’s announcement that it purchased R.H. Sheppard, a supplier of steering technologies for

  • Adding safety technology to trucks can prevent 63,000 crashes a year, says AAA

    September 22, 2017 1:01PM by Truck News

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that large trucks equipped with advanced safety technologies can prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes each year. According to AAA, in 2015, large trucks were involved

  • 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