Truck News



  • News Equipment

    March trailer orders up 39% y-o-y

    April 25, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders rose 39% year-over-year in March, and trailer builders are now committed through October. ACT Research reported the trailer industry closed March with just over 30,000 orders – up from the preliminary estimate of 29,500.

  • Navistar appoints v.p. of global manufacturing

    April 24, 2018 7:39AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced this week that it has named Mark Hernandez its senior v.p. of global manufacturing. Hernandez succeeds William H. Osborne, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Hernandez will report directly to Phil Christman, president, Operations. Navistar

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News - SmartWay

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • WIT reveals Canadian Image Team

    April 21, 2018 3:37PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has announced the first-ever all-female Canadian Image Team. The announcement took place at Truck World on April 21. The Image Team was hand-selected to represent the association in the media to

  • MTO gives update on impaired driving

    April 20, 2018 11:22AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you have a commercial driver’s licence, you might want to think twice before you spark up this summer. That is the message the Ministry of Transportation’s Joe Lynch told an audience at a timely presentation at

  • 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

  • News Technology

    The path to autonomous

    April 18, 2018 1:55PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Today’s driver assistance systems will eventually guide the trucking industry to autonomous driving – but it won’t happen soon. That’s according to Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions controls with Bendix, who spoke by video conference at the

  • News Equipment

    Driving the new Sprinter

    April 17, 2018 10:33AM by James Menzies

    The new Sprinter is safe to operate, fully connected, and highly versatile

  • Wabco to move into new North American HQ

    April 17, 2018 8:29AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings has announced it’s moving its Americas headquarters to Auburn Hills, Mich. The new 102,000 sq.-ft. facility is under construction and will open in the third quarte of this year. Wabco says the investment underscores

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continue to be strong

    April 16, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 27,500 units in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. That reflects a typical seasonal decline, down 16% from February, but orders remained historically strong with order activity at the highest level for the

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 16, 2018 9:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

    April 12, 2018 9:13AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks has revealed its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric was designed for urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications. It has a gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes and its

  • ZED Connect opens U.S. headquarters

    April 12, 2018 8:48AM by Truck News

    CALABASAS, Calif. – Cummins subsidiary ZED Connect today announced the opening of its headquarters in Calabasas, Calif. The facility is located at 23975 Park Sorrento, Suite 100. The new operations will house the company’s executive staff, as well as research

  • Omnitracs announces changes to executive team

    April 10, 2018 9:50AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — Omnitracs today announced two new appointments to its executive team. The company’s new chief technology officer (CTO) is Kent Norton, while Greg Nelson was named chief commercial officer (CCO). As CTO, Norton will head research and development