Truck News



  • ATSSA donates to local causes

    January 30, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA) held its annual charity and fun night Dec. 14, 2017, collecting donations for underprivileged children through the Toys for Tots program. Food items were also collected on behalf of the

  • OTA makes case for green truck technology, parking

    January 26, 2018 11:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — In a 2018 budget consultation in Thornhill, Ont. today, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) urged the provincial government to prioritize support for green trucking technology, alternative fuels, increase truck parking and rest areas across Ontario and work

  • More Canadian fleets order Tesla Semis

    November 29, 2017 2:23PM by James Menzies

    New electric truck finding a following in various applications

  • Bring on Canadian ELD mandate, carrier urges

    November 27, 2017 1:13PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Canadian regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) can’t come “soon enough,” according to David Carruth, CEO at One For Freight. He was speaking on the subject of ELDs and trucking technologies during a

  • OTA hands out awards at annual executive conference

    November 9, 2017 11:41PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — Liberty Linehaul’s Brian Taylor is the latest industry veteran to be blessed with the OTA/Omnitracs Service to Industry Award. The award was given to Taylor at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) annual convention and executive conference

  • Human error to blame in recent collisions: OTA

    November 1, 2017 2:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — After several high-profile commercial vehicle collisions, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the key to commercial vehicle safety is improving on the human element of truck safety performance:   According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO),

  • OPP publishes charges in three recent fatal collisions involving commercial trucks

    October 26, 2017 11:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the charges in three separate fatal collisions involving commercial trucks this morning at a news conference. All three collisions occurred this summer on Ontario highways and claimed the lives of six

  • Volvo envisions a future without traffic accidents

    October 25, 2017 8:11PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Volvo Trucks shared its vision for a world without traffic accidents, during a seminar at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Safety has been a core value of the company since 1927. “Each year

  • News Equipment

    International positioned to capitalize on strengthening truck market

    October 10, 2017 2:20PM by James Menzies

    NEW CARLISLE, Ind. – A refreshed International Trucks product line is being rolled out as demand for new trucks strengthens, which should make 2018 a good year for Navistar. “I’m very bullish on 2018,” Jeff Sass, senior vice-president of sales

  • Oct. 11 historically dangerous day for truck drivers

    October 4, 2017 12:36PM by Truck West

    SEATTLE, Wa. – Fleet management technology company Zonar Systems wants to remind drivers that historically Oct. 11 and June 7 have been the most dangerous days to be on the road for truckers. Over the past three years, trucks have

  • Inaugural NACV Show declared a success

    October 3, 2017 11:19AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga.  — The first North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) was declared a success by exhibitors and organizers. The new concept commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck & trailer manufacturers and commercial vehicle parts and components

  • Utility hosts trailer telematics panel

    September 28, 2017 2:17PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror. It’s why Utility Trailer’s Intelligent Trailer

  • Proposed app to aid tow industry practices

    September 27, 2017 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario Recovery Group (ORG), and government officials have proposed the release of a web app-based electronic call system for incidents on 400 series highways. The system would allow police and enforcement officials

  • Meritor introduces new EX+ air disc brake

    September 27, 2017 9:51AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Meritor has unveiled an optimized EX+ air disc brake that will be available to Original Equipment Manufacturers in 2018. “By updating and optimizing the EX+, our engineers reduced weight by 10 pounds per brake to offer the

  • 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