Truck News



  • New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 12:43AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

  • Bendix shares Roadcheck prep tips

    May 24, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck inspection blitz coming up June 5-7, Bendix has offered some advice for passing the inspections with flying colors. “Almost 9,400 vehicles received out-of-service (OOS) violations during Roadcheck 2017, and

  • Bosch looks into the future of trucking

    May 23, 2018 9:45AM by Sonia Straface

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – To say Bosch is optimistic about the future of trucking is an understatement. The technology solutions company laid out its vision for what’s to come at its Mobility Experience USA 2018 event at its proving grounds

  • Road Safety Week focusing on dangerous D’s

    May 14, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    KANATA, Ont. – Canada Road Safety Week is scheduled to run May 15-21, as the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police looks to draw attention to an array of safety-related issues. It’s a campaign asking people to take the D’s

  • Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

  • Drivers who speed more of a risk, according to SmartDrive data

    April 30, 2018 4:09PM by Truck West

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – New data on truck drivers who speed confirms they are a greater danger on the road than those who obey speed limits. Data collected by SmartDrive Systems, a video safety and transportation intelligence company, through its

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • If you can’t be safe, get out: Laskowski

    April 19, 2018 11:47AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you can’t be safe and compliant in trucking, get out, said Steve Laskowski, the president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) at the Truck World kick-off breakfast event on April

  • Spec’ing the right way

    April 18, 2018 9:30PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – With countless options available at your fingertips, it’s not always easy to spec’ your unique fleet. To help audience members at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in their decisions when it comes to spec’ing their own

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • Get with the times

    April 18, 2018 11:02AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Want to be successful in safety and maintenance? Then get with the times. That was the message from Mike Jeffress, the v.p. of maintenance of Little Rock, Arka.’s Maverick Transportation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

  • OTA puts out the call for excellent, heroic drivers

    April 10, 2018 1:02PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is accepting nominations for its Truck Hero and Driver of the Year awards. The 2018 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award and the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will be presented

  • STA releases statement on Humboldt tragedy

    April 9, 2018 6:25PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has released a statement to Truck West on the tragic collision involving a tractor-trailer and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. The collision, which happened on the afternoon of

  • U.S. bill would allow 18-year-old truck drivers

    March 22, 2018 3:40PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding a federal bill that would recognize commercial drivers as young as 18, up from the limit of 21 years that applies today. Most states allow people to hold a commercial