Truck News

  • Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

    June 20, 2018 7:18AM by Lou Smyrlis

    EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin

  • Transportation leaders must be adaptable if they are to thrive

    April 22, 2018 5:50PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – With the impact transportation has on Alberta’s supply chain, it’s vital the industry has leaders who are able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. That’s according to Janice Isberg, CEO of the Supply Chain Management Association of

  • Westcan driver named 2018 Highway Star

    April 21, 2018 11:41AM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Doug McGowan of Westcan Bulk Transport has been named the 2018 Highway Star of the Year – recognizing Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator. Selected through a national search by Newcom Media’s Today’s Trucking, Truck News, and

  • Polaris appoints new CTO

    April 12, 2018 11:16AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.  — Dave Brajkovich has been appointed Polaris Transportation Group’s new chief technology officer. Since 2015 Dave Brajkovich actively served on Polaris’s board of directors before accepting this newly created position. Dave will be based out of the Polaris

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Purolator wins 2018 Eggie Award

    January 25, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    JERICHO, N.Y. –  Purolator International has won a 2018 Eggie Award as Newegg’s Best International Logistics Partner. This is the third consecutive year Purolator International has received this award. Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, celebrates the Eggie

  • News Equipment

    Chinese electric truck manufacturer may set up shop in Ontario

    December 13, 2017 9:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles is considering setting up a plant in Ontario, where it may produce electric-powered refuse and delivery trucks, among other electric vehicles. BYD Company officials recently met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

  • Slow, sustainable growth sets stage for a strong 2018

    October 25, 2017 9:55PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Demand for trucking services in the U.S. has increased, and in a more sustainable way than it has in the past, setting the stage for a strong 2018. That was the feel-good consensus expressed at the popular

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • CTA welcomes news of Canada granting permit for Ambassador Bridge expansion

    September 7, 2017 2:53PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) were happy to hear that Canada gave the green light to the Detroit International Bridge Company to expand the Ambassador Bridge yesterday. Along with the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge set for

  • Highway congestion costs trucking $63.4 billion

    May 16, 2017 10:58AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Congestion on the US National Highway System (NHS) has added more than $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to recent research released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Using a

  • Federal budget pledges improvements to trade and transportation

    March 23, 2017 10:09AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. —  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled its 2017 federal budget yesterday where it outlined its plan to establish what it calls a trade and transportation corridors initiative. According to the 280-page document, the initiative will include, among other

  • CTA issues joint statement on Canada-US relations

    February 13, 2017 10:15AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – As US President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet in Washington today, the Canadian Trucking Alliance joined a group of close to 40 leading Canada-US business associations, companies, and policy experts in issuing a joint statement. The

  • US trucking conditions improve slightly in April: FTR

    June 8, 2016 9:39AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI)  for April was up month-over-month to a 6.2 reading, however, this number reflects soft market conditions. FTR says the market is in a slowdown with truck freight growth slowing and a modest