Truck News



  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • February trailer orders down 24% from last year: FTR

    March 19, 2019 2:27PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for February were 24,000 units, down nine per cent from January, and down 24% year-over-year. February was the third month in row that trailer orders were in the mid-20,000’s as some van OEMs

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • Dana adds to aftermarket executive team

    March 19, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated today announced the appointment of Dan Griffin to the position of senior director of strategy, product planning, and program management for commercial vehicle and the aftermarket. The company also appointed Bill Nunnery to the position

  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • Product Equipment

    Mitchell 1 updates TruckSeries with 1Search Plus

    March 17, 2019 2:45PM by James Menzies

    Mitchell 1 has launched enhancements to its TruckSeries truck repair software suite, adding 1Search Plus for more precise searching capabilities. At the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council, the company showed an easy-to-use graphical design and consolidated information

  • News Equipment

    Dana introduces new Spicer products

    March 17, 2019 12:23PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for medium-duty trucks were introduced by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, available

  • Freightliner Trucks names top dealer sales professionals

    March 15, 2019 2:49PM by Sonia Straface

    PORTLAND, Ore. –  Freightliner Trucks has awarded its top dealer sales professionals’ “Elite” status through its annual Leland James Elite Sales Achievement program. “It is my sincere honor to congratulate the winners of our prestigious Leland James Elite Program,” said